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Monday, April 8, 2013

April Features Day 3- Poppies!

Welcome to day #3 of our April release features!

Today's features are Precious Poppies and Poppy Background




    • Stamp set includes 3 images and 17 sentiments 
    • Set measures approximately 8" x 6"
    • The large group of poppies measures approximately 4 1/2" x 3 1/8"
    • Designed by Korin Sutherland
    • Stamp set is priced at $26 


    • Includes 1 large image
    • Measures approximately 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
    • Designed by Korin Sutherland
    • Stamp set is priced at $15 
    I tried a new technique today for my card today that I have not done before.  It is pretty cool but I must admit that it is quite time consuming and for an already slow card maker like myself it does not mix lol.  I do like how it came out though.  Take a peek and see what you think:

    DSC00435 copy

    I really can not take full credit for my card as I got the idea for this card after I saw one made by Karen Barber.  Anyway, to create the card, I stamped the poppy from the Precious Poppies randomly on kraft cs with versa mark and embossed with detail white ep.  The next step is to color in the flowers with an aqua painter and white craft ink.  It may take 2 coats depending on the look you want- mine did.  Then after that is dry I colored the flowers with SU markers and a blender pen.  I did find that using bold colors worked best for shading and truthfully I would have liked to have used some more dark on my card but after spending so much time on it already and with the cs becoming too saturated I left it as you see.  

    Supplies:
    stamps- SNSS Precious Poppies
    cs- kraft and white sparkle
    accessories- white silk ribbon, oval spellbinders dies, detail white ep, versa mark pad, and SU markers in pumpkin pie, pretty in pink, regal rose, bashful blue, brocade blue, saffron, and lavendar lace.

    Check out some more fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.

    Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away both of these fabulous stamp sets to one lucky commenter!  

    The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Wednesday, April 10th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Thursday, April 18th.

    Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

    28 comments:

    Cheryl said...

    It's absolutely GORGEOUS! Love that kraft paper and the subtle poppies, and that ribbon is so pretty!

    Sue D said...

    wow--beautiful and great technique.

    merrymstamper said...

    Gorgeous card and great technique!!! lovely result!

    Cynthia said...

    This is beautiful, Janette. Love the white embossed poppies!

    Sabrina said...

    Oh WOW! Oh my goodness!! I think this is my favorite card so far! I love all the colors! GORGEOUS!!!!

    Jean Bullock said...

    This is a beautiful card. Don't think it needed any more dark. The subtle coloring is gorgeous.

    Kris B said...

    Beautiful!! Love the soft colors on the poppies! I really want to try this technique! TFS God bless!!

    Jayne said...

    I love the pastel feel of these poppies. So unusual.

    Heather said...

    Wow!!! It may have taken a long time, but the end result is definitely worth it, I think. It's a gorgeous technique and you made a truly gorgeous card.

    diane (cookiestamper) said...

    Janette, your card is so soft and pretty! I've been wanting to color on kraft again...yours looks great!

    Danni said...

    LOVE this!! Gorgeous!!

    Natasha G.P. said...

    I like your subtle colors. They are gorgeous

    sharon g said...

    I have never thought to emboss a flower in white. Thanks.

    craftymom205 said...

    Beautiful card.

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    Sandy said...

    Wow! This is just so soft and beautiful! That ribbon adds to it...I LOVE your card!

    the primitive country bug said...

    Great card! Very soft and perfect to give to mom!

    Em's Thoughts said...

    This is so beautiful. I love the softness of this card. Great Mother's Day card. TFS

    Mary-Anne V said...

    i love the way you stamped and embossed on kraft.

    Sandra said...

    very pretty!
    Sandra ltb

    Michelle VP said...

    What a gorgeous effect with this technique - worth the time! Love that big white bow too. :)

    Teresa Godines #6857 said...

    Fabulous cards.

    ajax said...

    This card is outstanding. The white outline with the different colors aquacolored is so pretty. Thanks

    Patty said...

    Wow...this card is absolutely gorgeous!! Had to laugh about your time consuming comment..I too am a very slow card maker, but these results are so pretty...I might have to give it a try!!

    LindaS said...

    Amazing use of the stamp and such beautiful coloring.

    Monika/Buzsy said...

    What a lovely card Janette. I love how you colored the the poppies on Kraft card stock. Such a unique look.

    Pati said...

    Gorgeous card! Love the white embossing on craft and how the light colors pop. Very interesting details, thanks for sharing!

    Lorianna said...

    This is just Stunning!
    Love everything about it!
    Thank You so much for sharing
    your wonderful talent
    with all of us!!
    Hugs
    Lorianna

    Lady Bug Stampers said...

    Beautiful card I like the look of this may just have to try it!