Easy To Color Painted Poppies
Whenever a new Stampin’ Up! catalog comes out or when new products are added online, I tend to forget about everything else in my stamp room. My friend Liz sent me a picture of some gorgeous “not red” poppies, so I decided to break out my Painted Poppies Stamp Set that I haven’t used for awhile.
First, I stamped the poppies and leaves on Basic White Cardstock using Tuxedo Black memento Ink. I love to watercolor, but I know some people do not, so here’s an easy way to add color to open images that have coordinating dies.
I die-cut each of the three images using the coordinating Painted Labels Dies, which can be purchased separately. I used a separate piece of 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ card stock for each image (large poppy, small poppy, leaf). Then I laid the stencil I just created over its coordinating image and colored with Classic Stampin’ Ink and Blending Brushes. Easy! I used Calypso Coral for the larger poppy, Crushed Curry for the two smaller poppies, and the new and fabulous In Color Parakeet Party for the leaves. Before I added ink to the images, I tapped the brush a time or two on scrap paper, then started blending on the stencil first and then into the image. This kept me from having too many huge dollops of dark ink spots. Remember, you can always add more ink!
I learned a new splatter technique over the weekend, but I forgot to use it on this card. Instead, I used one of the “splatter” stamps – which I think is intended to fill in one of the images – to add random splotches of Crushed Curry to the card. All of the “splatters” are stamped off at least one time; some are stamped off two-three times.
The sentiment from the peaceful Moments Stamp Set is stamped in Calypso Coral Classic Ink.
Since I’m mailing this card, I wanted it to be as flat as possible, because I may add a surprise inside. So instead of embellishments, I added a thin layer of Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the centers of the flowers, then placed the card face down into my box of Gilded Leafing. Using a Stamping Sponge, I rubbed the excess leafing off the panel, then added it to a Calypso Coral card base.
For one more touch, I used my Fine-tip Glue Pen to add a crystal effect to some of the leaves. They are very shiny and pretty – but be sure to let them dry before you touch them or lay something on top of them. (I learned this the hard way many years ago!)
I hope this easy way to color encourages you to order some of the stamps you may have been holding out on! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!