June 22, 2012

Sent With Love

Welcome back for another Penny Black summer release.

This bird from A Flight of Thread is the perfect size to perch in a window.

To begin, an oval was die cut from the center of a white cardstock rectangle.  After applying sponged layers of Peanut Brittle, Toffee Crunch and Espresso Truffle Memento inks, Wall Paper Print was stamped over the whole piece in Majestic Blue VersaFine.
A small window frame was constructed from additional die cuts and sponge colored with Olive Grove Memento ink.  The decorated frame was then attached over the window opening with dimensional foam.

TIP/HINT:  To reinforce thin frame elements, die cut the same shape from cardboard (i.e. cereal box) and layer with the decorative paper die cut.

“Dry fitting” the window elements for placement allowed the position of the sentiment to be lightly marked with a pencil.  Moving the pieces aside, the sentiment was stamped in Onyx Black VersaFine and heat embossed with clear powder.  The pencil markings were then erased and the panel was attached with dimensional foam.

Several impressions of the bird were stamped on white cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine and heat embossed with clear powder.  Select sections were watercolored with a paintbrush and ink from Memento Markers (listed below). 

TIP/HINT:  For an iridescent finish, paint the pieces with Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz. 

Once the select pieces were trimmed and layered with dimensional foam, the embellishment was attached to the window frame.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the new summer releases from Penny Black over the past two weeks.
Thank you for visiting and all your lovely comments!


Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm 01-001
3M Scotch: Dimensional Foam Tape
Spellbinders: Classic Ovals Large (S4-110)
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Majestic Blue VersaFine, Peanut Brittle Memento, Toffee Crunch Memento, Espresso Truffle Memento, Olive Grove Memento, Memento Markers (Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Morocco, Summer Sky, Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, Paris Dusk, Teal Zeal, Lilac Posies, Rose Bud, Grape Jelly, Bamboo Leaves, Olive Grove, Peanut Brittle, Toffee Crunch, Rich Cocoa, Gray Flannel, London Fog, Tuxedo Black), Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz, Clear Embossing Powder, Jumbo Sponge Daubers