Penny Black Under the Trees
Happy World Card Making Day Eve! It’s the Friday before WCMD, and I’m going to share a card I made yesterday using Penny Black Under the Trees plus information about a great sale for World Card Making Day. Penny Black Under the Trees is a stamp I bought from last year’s release, but I have some new watercolor pencils from Tonic Studios/Nuvo, and this seemed to be the perfect stamp to try them out. I also wanted to enter the Penny Black Creative Christmas Challenge.
GOJUS! I felt this was perfect for watercolor pencils because of all the tight and tiny areas. Watercolor pencils CAN give you more control, but on the other hand, you can also screw up massively because you can put more color down than you realize, and you won’t see it until you get it wet.
While I colored directly on the paper in some areas, you can get more control by scribbling on a scrap of watercolor paper, wetting it, then using your brush to transfer the color to your image. You’ll note I added some green to the branches. That’s because there is almost ALWAYS some green to the bark of small twigs, and it looks more realistic if you add that in.
I stamped the greeting from Penny Black Christmas Sentiments on some Bazzill Juicy Pear card stock, and I used the new Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels die set to die cut the perfect narrow banner. I love this set of dies, because I can make my banners whatever length of width I want. I also added some Wink of Stella clear to give a lot of sparkle to the card.
Now that it’s finished, I wonder why it took me so long to use Penny Black Under the Trees! It was fun to paint, and makes a beautiful card.
I want to share a great sale with you. Scrapbook.com is having a wonderful World Card Making Day sale, starting today and extending through October 7th:
Celebrate World Card Making Day by saving 20% to 50% on all card making supplies! Everything you need from cardstock packs to stamps, die cutting items and much more is all marked down!
72-hour Sale! 20% OFF all Cardmaking!
Hero Arts FREEBIE “Limited Edition” 3×4 Stamp Set $8.00 MSRP, now $0.00
+Super Low pricing on SBC Daubers
+Super Low pricing on SBC INK PADS
+Super Low pricing on SBC STAMPS
Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Scrapbook.com, Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson LLC, Gina K, Create for Less, Impression Obsession, Picket Fence Studios, Sizzix, Hallmark Scrapbook, Amazon, and Blick Art Supplies.
Buying through these links costs you nothing extra but remits a small percentage of the purchase price to me, which helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you.