Monday, 16 March 2020

Poppy Moments

Hello and welcome. I have just made this card and couldn't wait to share it with you. I quickly took a photo at my desk because I just needed to share it. Even though I used the Poppy Moments dies, there is not a bit of red in sight. If you are like me, sometimes we can get stuck in a mindset of the colours that need to be used with certain stamp sets and dies. For me poppies are red, so I decided to experiment and came up with this.

I loved the pastel colours and how it makes the flowers look so different. The outline dies were glued to vellum so the flowers are sheer. I think it looks so good over the background colours.

I used an old technique to create the coloured background, but I think it is a pretty timeless technique so revisit every so often. Here is how you do it.

You will need an acrylic block, some Stampin' Write Markers and a Stampin' Spritzer. The Stampin' Marker colours I used were Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch.

Colour in the acrylic block. I just did large sections of each colour, but you could do different patterns like a cameo print or stripes. You are limited only by your imagination.

Once you have coloured your design, spritz it with water. You want to add enough water so that the ink will spread when stamped, but not too much that the colours will become muddied.

Once it is spritzed, carefully turn the block over and press down onto your card stock. 

If you have the water volume just right, you will end up with a lovely water colour effect.

You can see mine above and that I should have added more water on the Pineapple Punch and Grapefruit Grove sections. But it still looks good and by the time I added the flowers it wasn't too noticeable.

I hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial today. The products I have used on this project are below. You can purchase all of them from my online store or by using one of my other ordering methods.

Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.

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1 comment:

  1. Love it Narelle, I agree - this is a timeless technique, and one often forgotten! Thank you so much for sharing, I will definitely be having a play xox have a great week, mwah!