Sweet Bouquet

Sweet Bouquet

Hi Creative Friends,

It’s Friday and what better way to wrap up the week than to share a sweet bouquet by Penny Black? I can never resist Penny Black’s flower stamps and this Good Day Bouquet is a wonderful one!


This simple bouquet, combined with a lovely sentiment was easy to make. I started with a 5×7″ cold-pressed watercolor panel, the Good Day Bouquet stamp, and my stamp positioner.

With the stamp and paper in place in my stamp positioner, I began by carefully stamping the flowers with three distress ink colors: Festive Berries, Saltwater Taffy, and Wild Honey. I like using the mini cubes for this so I can easily get in the small areas but I have included the full-sized ink pads in the supply list in case that is your preference.

I used the distress sprayer to lightly spritz the stamp with water each time I stamped. Spritzing like this allows the ink to blend.

Once the flowers were done, I inked the leaves with Crushed Olive, spritzed, and stamped. I went back over the leaves in areas with Peeled Paint. For the stems inside the vase, I used a green Tombow brush pen that closely resembled the color of Peeled Paint. I love using Tombow pens for these detailed or tight areas.

After the leaves and flowers were stamped, I used a small damp brush to blend the colors even more on the petals and leaves.

I continued on to the vase. I used Broken China and a few Tombow pens to sharpen up the outline of the vase, then used my damp brush again to spread the ink into the vase’s interior.

To give the vase a base to sit upon, I added a little Black Soot distress ink that had been loosened up with a little water.

With the panel still mounted in my stamp positioner and the vase with flowers done, I mounted the sentiment and stamped it using Versafine Black Onyx ink. The sentiment I used was from the Forever and Always stamp set by Penny Black. I love this sentiment but any sentiment would work well! (By the way, if you love this sentiment like I do, it will be back in stock in a few short days.)

Before mounting the finished panel to a cream cardstock card base, I used a pair of deckle scissors to add the uneven edge to the bottom of the panel. I love this look but I am lousy at tearing the paper to get a nice torn edge. I found the next best thing is to use deckle scissors :)!

This completes the project for today. I hope you enjoyed it. It is always a pleasure to make something using a Penny Black stamp! 


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