Monday, 27 January 2020

Golden Honey Poppy Sympathy

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A Sympathy card created with the Poppy Moments Dies and Golden Honey papers
The Poppy Moments Dies did the heavy lifting for this card, using Basic Black, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape cardstock.

I watercoloured the flowers on the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper, layered it onto a piece of black cardstock and added some Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon.

The word "sympathy" is cut from black cardstock using one of the Well Written Dies.

The Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper is free during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying purchase.

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Stephanie

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Friday, 24 January 2020

Forever Mountain Blossoms

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Forever Blossoms, Mountain Air and Power of Hope
I find that sometimes creativity seems very easy and natural, resulting in the birth of a card with minimal fuss.  This is not one of those cards.  This was most definitely a breach birth!

It started out life as a Japanese-style scene with distant mountains, a temple on a lake shore and cherry blossom in the foreground.  I left an open space under the cherry branch ready for a greeting and coloured it with watercolour pencils and an aqua painter.

BUT:  I was really unhappy with the result!  The composition was OK, the masking and scene building worked as planned but something went awry with the colouring - it looked much to strong to me.  

If I hadn't already invested so much time and effort it may have ended up in the bin.  However, since the investment was there, I tried to think of a way to use it.

So, I brayered Whisper White Craft Ink all over it!  Then added some cherry blossoms cut with the coordinating Cherry Blossoms Dies from the Forever Blossoms Bundle.  My idea was that these blossoms would be the new foreground with the ill-fated scene providing a misty, distant background.

Did it work?

The Power of Hope stamp set is part of a bundle from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue - that means it's free with a qualifying purchase.

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Stephanie

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Monday, 20 January 2020

Timeless Tropical Bundle

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I just wish I'd moved that leaf before the glue set! Timeless Tropical Bundle & Poppy Moments Dies
I wish ... if only ... I should have ... These are the phrases that sometimes go through my head when I take a good look at a card I've finished in a bit of a hurry - like this one!  If only I'd positioned that right leaf a little lower!

Ah well - here it is in its flawed state - a learning experience!

Towards the top of the Soft Sea Foam layer I applied some Shimmery White Embossing Paste through my home made stencil that I cut with one of the Poppy Moments Dies.

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Stephanie

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Friday, 17 January 2020

Ink it! Stamp it! International Design Team Blog Hop - Mini & Sale-A-Bration Catalogues: Peaceful Poppies Suite

Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Design Team Blog Hop - we hop every month so be sure to pop back and visit us again!  

Today our theme is the Mini and Sale-A-Bration Catalogues.

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Oh, I really love the Peaceful Poppies Suite of products!!
As I often do, I made a stencil with one of the Poppy Moments Dies and a piece of Window Sheet (so I can rinse and reuse it).  I used this to sponge onto a piece of Soft Sea Foam with Flirty Flamingo ink.  Then generously spritzed with water and allowed to dry.  This formed my background.

The poppy flowers are created with Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper and Calypso Coral cardstock.  The foliage is cut from Shaded Spruce and Soft Sea Foam cardstock.

The label and it's flourish are cut with the Painted Labels Dies that also form part of the amazing Painted Poppies Suite and the greeting is from the coordinating Peaceful Moments Stamp Set.  I purchased the Poppy Moments Dies and Peaceful Moments stamps as a bundle and saved 10%.  Sale-A-Bration is a good time to make purchases such as this.  Each bundle in the Peaceful Poppies Suite qualifies for a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

The finishing touches were a few Peaceful Poppies Sequins.

Thank you so much for joining us today and we hope you'll join us again next month when our theme will be "Birthday".

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Stephanie


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Thursday, 16 January 2020

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Case A Card: Poppy Moments & Stones

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Our theme this month is Case A Card.
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Put together a few flowers with the Poppy Moments Dies and the card almost makes itself!
My card is CASEd from samples on page 27 of the new Mini Catalogue.
Excerpt from Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue 2020
My card base and poppy outlines are Poppy Parade cardstock (seemed appropriate!).  The foliage is cut from Mossy Meadow cardstock and Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.  The poppy petals  are also cut from Perennial Essence paper.

The Basic Black swirl is cut with one of the Painted Labels Dies also part of the Peaceful Poppies Suite.

Having treated myself to both of the gorgeous bundles in the Painted Poppies Suite, I could choose the stunning Power of Hope Bundle FREE from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue and I used the Stone 3D Embossing Folder from that bundle to emboss the Sahara Sand layer.

A sprinkling of Peaceful Poppies Sequins adds an element of glitz and glamour.

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Stephanie

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