Today’s card features the Painted Poppies stamp set. I’ve made this card before, but, this time I wanted to try it with the Poppy Parade colors. I absolutely love vibrant colors and this one fits the bill!
To start, let’s cut some card stock:
~ Poppy Parade cardstock at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” then score at 4-1/4”.
~ 3 squares of Poppy Parade at 1-9/16” x 1-9/16”. (Connie Stewart at Simply Simple Stamping has an excellent tutorial on how to read a ruler).
~ Whisper White cardstock at 4-1/8” x 5-3/8”.
~ 3 squares of Whisper White cardstock into squares measuring 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2 inch.
~ Cut a strip of Designer Series Paper a 1″ x 4-1/8″. I used the Peaceful Poppies DSP (retired). There are wonderful new options in the current catalog.
~ Die cutting machine:
~ Run your Whisper White cardstock (4-1/8″ x 5-3/8 piece) through your die cutting machine using the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder. You could skip this step, although I do like a bit of texture to my cards.
~ Using your Layering Circles dies, cut a piece of Whisper White and Poppy Parade. If you do not have the dies, use the appropriate sized punch for your card.
~ Now to stamp!
~ Stamp images in Poppy Parade. I love that speckled pattern using the Old Olive ink at the base of the flowers. I colored in the stems and leaf using Old Olive ink and the flowers using the Dark and Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I think these colors added a nice, soft look.
~ Adhere everything together. Pop the flower images and sentiment up on dimensionals and add some bling.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card. If you are in the United States and would like to place an order, please visit my on-line store. I do send a complimentary catalog (if requested) with orders over $25.00 and a handmade Thank-You card. For orders over $50.00, I also add a small gift.
Don’t forget that the new mini catalog is available very soon!
As always, Happy Crafting!! Colleen
- Poppy Parade 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock  $8.75
- Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock  $9.75
- Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper  $11.50
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