Saturday, March 12, 2016

Poppy Sympathy

There is a house on my way to work that has the most gorgeous plot of poppies. I can't wait to see them bloom again.

I tried out the technique Dawn showed on Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday: Sponged Stamping. I like the technique, but I think the next time I try I will have to go with different colors. I used Botanical Silhouettes, the only solid stamp I have from PTI. I inked the top of the poppies with Festive Berries Distress Ink, and the bottoms with Fired Brick. Thank goodness for the MISTI to help lining the stamps up! There isn't that much of a contrast, but it was fun to try! The stems and grass were inked with Squeezed Lemonade on the top and Peeled Paint on the bottom. I inked the top of the panel with Peacock Feathers and the bottom with Pealed Paint.

I adhered the panel to a white card base and stamped a sentiment to finish it off.

Supplies Used:
Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock 
Papertrey Ink Botanical Silhouettes Stamp Set
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Festive Berries Distress Ink
Fired Brick Distress Ink
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink    
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
Ranger Ink Blending Tool

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  1. beautiful card- I love poppies too!

  2. Very nice sympathy card. I like the shading you did for the background.

  3. Beautiful sympathy card, Karen! Great idea to mask off your poppy patch and shade the ground and sky. I can see your gradient-colored poppies and leaves. :)

  4. I can see the sponged ink blending on the stems and leaves;) Beautiful variation of color!

  5. This is really beautiful!! I think the gradient on your flowers is really nice! I also love the design of your card and the way you did your sky!! Beautiful job!


  6. Such a beautiful card Karen, it makes the perfect sympathy card!

  7. Absolutely beautiful!!! I love how the poppies pop on the beautiful inked background and your placement of the sentiment is perfect!! Fantastic!!

  8. Got to love the Misti for lining up those images.. you did amazing.. this card is gorgeous. :)
    Happy Sunday.

  9. This is really lovely- may need to recreate it as it is a wonderful sympathy card- and I struggle with those so much!

  10. Your card is beautiful, Karen. How lucky you are to see a garden of Poppies up close and personal!
    PS: Please stop by my blog to read about a fun new challenge starting soon!

  11. So beautiful Karen. My grandmother always painted poppies so every time I see them I think of her.

  12. Oh, there's just something so magical about poppies! Gorgeous, girl! I'll have to stop over to check out that technique. Thanks for the link!

  13. It is so beautiful Karen!
    I have ordered the Misti, I cannot wait to get it ;)

  14. This is beautiful, Karen!
    That's so funny that this is the only solid image you have from PTI... I was trying to picture which non-solid images from PTI I have earlier today.... and I could hardly think of any! Mine are all solid images! LOL!