Thursday, September 10, 2020

These cards feature the Painted Poppies Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!.

These cards were made using the Stamparatus and were all stamped using the Painted Poppies Stamp Set and the following set-up.  I carefully arranged the single poppy flower on the front side of one of the plates, the large single leaf on the other plate, the leaf stem on the reverse side of one of the plates, and the stemmed poppy on the reverse side of the second plate.  I also stamped and cut a mask of the single poppy flower from Post-It Tape.
It took several tries on scrap paper to get the pieces aligned properly.  Once it was all set I began each card by stamping the single poppy flower using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, let if dry completely and then applied the mask.  The rest of the items were each stamped twice (I rotated the mat 180 degrees to stamp the opposite side) also using the Memento Ink.  Once everything was stamped and dried I removed the mask from the poppy flower and colored the flowers and leaves using Stampin' Blends.  

The standard sized bottom mat for this first card was cut from Poppy Parade CS, the standard sized top mat was cut from Peaceful Poppies DSP.  The top stamped layer was cut from Whisper White CS. I stamped on an oversize piece of CS and then cut out the piece as desired for each card. For this first card I colored the poppies and buds using a combo of Poppy Parade and Real Red Stampin' Blends.  The leaves and stems were colored using a combo of Mossy Meadow and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends.  For the dots I used one of the dotted stamps from the Forever Ferns Stamp Set and Poppy Parade Ink.  I cut out the piece using the frame die from the Nature's Thoughts Die Set and attached it to the card using Dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set and was stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White CS using Old Olive Ink, cut out with a die from the Merry Christmas Thinlets Set, and attached as shown with Tape Runner. I added a single Clear Epoxy Droplet colored with the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blend to the center of the large poppy.

For this next card the bottom mat was cut from Flirty Flamingo CS, the top mat from Whisper White CS using the Rectangle Stitched Dies.  I applied an oval mask to the Whisper White piece and colored the center using Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive Inks using Blender Brushes.  I removed the mask and then stamped the flowers, leaves and stems using Memento Ink.  Next I cut a smaller oval shape from the center of the piece using the Layering Oval Framelit Dies. The sentiment is from the By the Bay Stamp Set and was stamped as shown using Old Olive Ink.  The rectangle piece was popped up with Dimensionals and then the oval shape was inserted and glued back into the center of the bottom piece.  I love this effect.  Lastly I added some coordinated Enamel Shapes.