For my card, I decided to keep it in the garden....
I used Penny Black stamps Magnolia Rhapsody 40-535, and Special Thoughts 30-338. I also used a Penny Black script stamp and swirl stamp for my background.
I used Arteza real brush pens to color my magnolia. Using my Misti, I added color to one blossom at at time, stamping it, then moved to the next. When dry, I went back with darker shades, adding them individually to each flower. Then I repeated this technique with the leaves and the branches. I added the lightest color, then went back in with the shading colors.
For the 'Friend,' I inked only the one word from the verse in the special thoughts set. I stamped it onto the same watercolor paper, using my Misti so that I could stamp it numerous times to get a clear image on the textured base. I fussy-cut it, then added it to my card with foam tape.
Some twine and Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets finish my card tonight.
I hope you will join us in the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. The theme is Anything Goes (optional - your favorite Penny Black stamp). You have until June 1st to enter your card. Who knows, you just may win a $20 gift certificate to our generous sponsor,
Be sure to check out my fellow design team members' cards. I look forward to seeing you on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog.
I am adding my card to these challenges:
The Color Throwdown - Blue and green
Penny Black At Allsorts - Anything goes
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