Monday, March 28, 2016

Flowers or Rorschach Inkblots??

Hello friends.  Hoping you all had a wonderful Easter with family and friends...we did!  Today I'm sharing a card that I'm a little on the fence about!  Penny Black has had some absolutely beautiful new flower stamps come out this Spring, and my local stamp store is carrying a few of them, so of course I had to grab one!  And of course the picture on the package is absolutely stunning, which made me want it all the more!!  Unfortunately, I am not that talented and tend to forget that when buying some of these stamps!  Don't get me wrong...I do all right with stamping and make some very pretty cards, but.....some of these stamps are just a bit out of my league!!  Anyway, having said that, it didn't stop me from buying the stamp and trying it out!  And this is what I came up with:

The stamp is called Passionate and if you have time, look it up on Penny Black's site to see the actual photograph....there's a tad bit of difference between theirs and mine!  I love the color I used on mine (Royal Velvet - PTI), and I also spritzed lightly with some water before stamping on my cardstock.  After it dried, I couldn't decide if it still looked like a flower or a Rorschach Inkblot?!!  It's hard to tell from my photos, but I used a gold glitter gel pen to lightly add some stamens to the centers of the flowers.  This is definitely one of those stamps I'll have to play around with a bit...

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  1. ha! They look like Irises to me. Maybe because I love Irises and I can't wait to see them start popping up. I really like your card. It's beautiful. Quit being so hard on yourself. You are right, PB does have some awesome flower stamps out right now!

  2. I think it is really pretty Marcia. I like the watercolored look of it.

  3. This is stunning! I LOVE how you did this in purple and the watercolor look!

  4. Love how those flowers turned out! What a great bloom!


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