Hello crafty friends! Hope you’re all doing well and having a nice week so far!
Today I have four cards to share with you featuring Refreshing Release by Penny Black. This is a relatively small release but full of cute and beautiful new designs!
Without further ado, let’s get started!
The first card is showcasing Yummy stamp (30-675) and Cut Out (51-625) set! This stamp set includes three cuties with their cool Summer treats. Super adorable! I chose the girl with a huge piece of watermelon 🙂 .
I stamped the girl with watermelon from the Yummy stamp (30-675) in Antique Linen DI on a watercolor paper. The bank was stamped in Vintage Photo DI. I also stamped the daisies from Daisy Collection (30-696) and colored all the images using Karin brush markers. After the coloring was done, I cut them all out using the coordinating Cut Out (51-625) and set them aside.
To create the background I watercolored a watercolor paper panel using ink Smooshing technique in Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry and Broken China DIs. After the panel was dry I cut it with a Dainty Dashes Stackers die (51-636).
Now I started assembling the card. I foam mounted the background panel on a gray cardbase and arranged the daisies and the bank and placed the girl on the bank. The sentiment die is also included in the Yummy Cut Out (51-625) set. I cut it three times from some white cardstock and added it to the card. I finished off the card by covering the flower centers with yellow Stickles.
I stamped the image on a Bristol smooth paper in a black pigment ink and colored it using Karin brush markers. After the coloring was completed, I mounted the panel flat on a white cardbase.
The yellow frame was cut using Dainty Dashes Stackers dies (51-636) and foam mounted onto the card. The sentiment die is included in the Peekaboo Cut Out (51-617). I cut it three times from black cardstock and once from silver cardstock to stack up for some dimension. I adhered the silver layer slightly offset so show the black shadow. The “YOU’RE” is from a sentiment of Words of Encouragement (30-712) set. I stamped it in a black ink and added it to the die cut sentiment.
I finished off the card by coloring the flower centers using yellow Stickles and adding a rhinestone on the red envelope.
Next card is showing another cute stamp set from Refreshing Release called Plant Joy (30-708).
I stamped the fun cat hanging on a branch in black Memento ink on a Neenah solar white paper. I also stamped a floral bunch from Refreshing (30-695) stamp set on a bottom corner. I left the floral stamp in my MISTI and stamped it again on a gray panel in a gray ink to make the frame.
I colored the images using Copic markers and mounted the panel flat on a white cardbase. The gray frame was cut using the Dainty Dashes Stackers dies (51-636). I white heat embossed the sentiment from Words of Encouragement (30-712) set on the gray frame and foam mounted it onto the card.
To finish off I added some clear iridescent sequins.
The last card doesn’t fit in the “CUTE” category, but I wanted to share this today with you though 🙂 . This was an experiment for me. I colored the background first using colored pencils and colored the image of the Illustrious (40-735) with gouache.
First I stamped the image of Illustrious (40-735) cling stamp on a Toned Gray paper in a white pigment ink. The image was my guide while was coloring the background using Prismacolor colored pencils. I used various shades of green and blue along with a coral and a white pencil.
After I finished coloring the background I stamped the image again on it in a light brown ink and colored it with Holbein gouache. It was my first time using the coloring medium so the result looks quite plain 🙂 . But I was happy to know that I can color with gouache on a “greasy” background.
I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Words of Encouragement (30-712) set on the panel and foam mounted it on a white cardbase.
I had so much fun making these cards! I hope you enjoyed looking my cards too 🙂 !
Wishing you all a crafty day!