Friday, March 27, 2020

Painted Poppies

This has been quite the week! I have been staying home except for two appointments that I could not miss. Last Friday morning, I did my deliveries to my stamp group customers. I put their orders on their front step and rang the bell and left. It reminded me of when we were kids and played Nicky, Nicky Nine Doors. Other than that, I have not gone anywhere. I am getting caught up on Paper Pumpkins that I haven't done. I am making a tower out of the empty boxes - that's how many I have! I will share a picture of it next week when it is complete.

I hope that you all are staying healthy and if you are staying home that you are being creative.

The card I am featuring this week uses the Painted Poppies Bundle. This is such an amazing set and the matching Designer Series Paper is absolutely gorgeous. I did this card this month with my stamp group. Fortunately we got together before everything was shut down. The girls really enjoyed this one. For those of you that were supposed to come to the make up class today, this is one of the cards that we will do once it is safe to get together again.

I embossed the Poppy Parade cardstock using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. This is such a versatile embossing folder. It adds just a little extra texture without taking away from the card. I stamped three of the poppy images (2 large and 1 small) on a piece of velum using Versamark ink and then added Black Stampin' embossing powder and heated it to melt. Then I cut the poppies out using the corresponding Painted Labels dies and colored on the back side using the Poppy Parade Stampin' write marker.

I added the embossed Poppy Parade cardstock to a Basic Black card base. Then I added a piece of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper framed with a piece of Basic Black cardstock. I stamped the sentiment using the Sale-a-bration stamp set Sending you Thoughts. I cut out the sentiment using the Layering Circles dies and framed it with a stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes dies. This is put on the card front using dimensionals and the poppies are also dimensionaled. (Pretty sure that is a word). You have to be careful not to colour on the center black part of the poppy or your dimensional won't stick. I learned this the hard way and had to remove the ink using rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip.

I also have an online class using this bundle if you are interested. This class will be available only until the end of March. Contact me if this is something you'd be interested in.

What I used to create this card:

Painted Poppies Bundle

Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

Subtle 3D Embossing folder

Sending You Thoughts Stamp

Stitched Shapes Dies

Layering Circles

Thanks for stopping by again. I hope you enjoy this card. Leave me a comment and let me know what you are doing to keep busy during this self isolation period.

Stay healthy and keep creating!!

1 comment:

  1. I never knew that about the dimensionals not sticking to the vellum after being coloured! Good tip!