Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Add Depth and Textures with a Die

Hello friends!
How are you doing these days?
I am trying my hands with the new cling stamp Herb Garden from Penny Black. 
Obviously, the news with the Covid-19 have been very distressing and stressful.
 I often watch TV news and do the coloring at the same time. This way, it helps me to keep calm and updated.
plant smiles

I colored the images with various green Distress Oxide. As a herbal garden lover, I know exactly what the colors of the herb look like.
plant smiles

After coloring, I decided to add a TWIST with the background .
I created a mask with the Creative Corner Die.
 I then inked up the background with more Distress Oxide.
plant smiles -001

I intended to keep this card one layer. However, I stamped the sentiment just slightly crooked and added the popped-up sentiment. That works.

plant smiles -002

Thanks so much for stopping by! Take good care!


Dawn T said...

this is wonderful Virginia. Love the added texture created with the die.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the soft coloring and Blur look! Great sentiment!!

Karthikha said...

Lovely card :) I should try using die cuts as stencils!

Nora Noll said...

Oh I LOVE this one!! The way you did the background is so clever!

Sue D said...

Great background for these pretty herbs.

Harriet said...

Lovely card!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty background idea!

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful background and card!!

Annette Gordon said...

beautiful! What a great idea to use the background die as a stencil. Such a great effect. I also like how you mentioned that you stamped crocked. Its not just me, but the experts as well. lol

Linda BL said...

Great herb garden! You are spot on with the colors for the basil, rosemary, and parsley. Love the background!

Ms. Tamp said...

I like how the background turned out. Wonderful plants.

Maura said...

Lovely spring card - I love the look you created with the Creative Curves die as a mask!!