I love the Peaceful Poppies Suite from the Stampin’ Up!® January-June Mini Catalog, don’t you? And here’s some good news – the Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moments Bundles are both carrying over to the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. That means that not only can you enjoy the stamps and dies for another year, but you can also enjoy the 10% discount when you purchase the bundle.
I used the Painted Poppies Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set for this card. First, I stamped the poppies from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set in VersaMark Ink on Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, then embossed with the Shimmer Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. (The Shimmer Black powder and the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (DSP) are both retiring.)
Next, I used the “Watercolor Spread” technique to color the poppies. I’m not sure what the actual name of this technique is. I’ve heard it called lots of different things, but this is the one I remember.
After the embossing powder has cooled, fill the areas within the embossing powder with water using an Aqua Painter or Water Brush. Pick up a few drops of Poppy Parade Classic Ink Refill with your Aqua Painter, and then touch it to the water. It will spread throughout the area that’s embossed. The embossing acts like a little fence to hold in the ink. Of course, if you use a lot of water and get a little messy (like I did), it will flood over the “fence,” but for this card, it didn’t really matter since I was only using one color.
After the paper dried, I die-cut the images using the Painted Labels Dies. While I had the dies out, I cut the circle swirl from Basic Black Cardstock and a label from Mango Melody. I love Poppy Parade and Mango Melody together.
After I stamped the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set using Poppy Parade Ink on the Mango Melody label, it was a cinch to put it all together. I added a few rhinestones to the card for a little more sparkle. The card is a little dark, but I love how the poppies and sentiment look against the darker paper.
Speaking of the new catalog…There are only two more days until we can order from it! Some things will not be available right away due to (mostly) COVID-19. Things are a bit backed up as they deal with keeping employees healthy and slow shipping from manufacturers. But at least things are moving, albeit slowly, right?
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
Such a pretty card – you really got the colour right for these poppies! (I used to call this technique ‘floating reinker’). Poppies are very ‘on trend’ these days 🙂
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Thanks, Deborah! And “floating reinker” sounds much nicer than “spread!”
Buffy this is so pretty. I love the strong dark colors and the way you’ve floated those poppies to give texture to the card
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Thanks, Jackie! I had forgotten about this technique, so it was fun to “revisit.”