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Sat 19

Birthday Wishes
by Nancy Penir


Hi Poppy fans! I have a bright and happy card for you today, using some of the new stamps and dies just released.


I've been playing with alcohol inks, learning some of the wonderful things they can do, and created a couple of 'artsy' backgrounds.


From one of them, I cut 2 jars from the newly released, Jar Collection. Jars are so popular right now, and Poppy's given us 3 sizes in one die set. 


I cut all 3 of the images from Peony Stems and Blossom from watercolor card stock, and stamped with Hero Arts Wet Cement. It's a favorite I use to give a light line to the image I'm watercoloring. The blooms were colored with Zig Clean Colors.


My sentiment is from is from Sending Scribbles, stamped with Wet Cement on a homemade banner.

See the doilies around the mouth of the jars? They are dies cuts from one of the new, Petit Four Stitched Borders.


A closeup of the jars shows how I removed some of the color around the edges with a copic 0. By using the 0 pen, you can also add hi lights and suggest a bottom to the jars. I drew in the stems to the flowers with copic W5.

Hope you enjoyed my card and how it was done, and are inspired to play with some of the fabulous new stamps and dies!

Nancy Floral Signature copy






C'est fabuleux !!

This is stunning! Love the jar collection die set and have it on my wish list ...

This is simply stunning Nancy! Did you use Yupo paper for the background you cut the mason jar from? I love how you removed color so perfectly from the edge of the jar and added detail. Maybe you could do a tutorial of this process?

WOW, Nancy! Those alcohol inks just give those jars a SPECIAL LOOK! They look like REAL JARS the way they bleed! SO STUNNING!The flowers look WONDERFUL TOO, (I "NEED" that set! LOL ) AND the touch of the lace,(Petite Four Stitched Borders) were THE PERFECT TOUCH!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) TOTALLY STUNNING!!!!!!!

What a beautiful card,l loved the bright colors and those look awesome !

Yes, I did enjoy this card!

Your jars are great with the AI background and I love the coloring of the flowers, so pretty!

Very darling card, so colorful

A super vibrant card Nancy and love what you did with the alcohol inks.

Hi Nancy, This is a Wow !! card. I adore your alcohol ink paper that you cut the jars out of, then your highlighting etc of the bases looks fantastic and so effective. I adore how you have drawn in the stalks of the flowers, a truly fantastic card !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

So beautiful Nancy!

Wow it's gorgeous!!!!

Beautiful, Nancy! I love the bright, colorful flowers. Have a great day!

Holy smokes Nancy, this is one gorgeous card! Your colors are amazing and I love the sweet doily touch you added to the tops of the cards. Beautifully done!

so great with the watercolored flowers! love your card!

SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Card and your BEAUTIFUL Colors/Design!!

This is so dreamy !!! Your watercolor blending of colors is absolutely gorgeous, Nancy! Wowed by this beautiful card!!!!

Forgot to say I love the lacy trim on the jar!

That is gorgeous card. I love the alcohol ink jars. They look like tinted mason jars in real life. Thank you for sharing it.

Gorgeous colours on this beautiful card Nancy!love the lace trim on these jars.
Hugs Pam x

Très, très jolie !

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