Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers June release . . . Poppies, Poppies, Poppies

This week's new releases are: All Aboard, Poppies Poppies Poppies, Sand Surf Relax, and Floating Along.
For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.
So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Poppies, Poppies, Poppies? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if the winner has already purchased this set!)
For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win POPPIES, POPPIES, POPPIES. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.

Earlier this month I have been showcasing some more elaborate poppy cards, I just love poppies and they all are blooming in Michigan right now! I also wanted to showcase how a detailed stamp can be easy to use depending on your use of color or technique. My daughter got married this past weekend so my stamping time has been limited, I had lots more ideas but no time to implement them!

For this first series of photos, I made a simple set of notecards using kaleidacolor pads. Stamp the poppy in your chosen color, use a ruler to outline it so the card has a little more definition, add a sentiment and then mount it on a complementary color cardstock. I love the white cardstock from MFP and there are so many colors to choose from in the colored cardstock line, its easy to find a match for your DP or your inks.









For this next card I stamped the image in black. Take a watercolor brush or aquapainter and dip it into a reinker of your choice--in this case I used red, orange, yellow and green to mimic poppy tones--and spatter your cardstock. I used a crimper to give the card a bit of added texture, and added a little bee from a different MFP set that features pansies. Love that bee! This is such a quick card, ten minutes tops, except for cutting out the bee.



This next card uses the Ranger distress inks in a wash on your cardstock, wrinkle free distress technique I think its called, then once you have your color wash, stamp the image in black. I cut it out, stamped some poppies in the background in red, added a sentiment and bow and voila!, you're done. Again, except for cutting out the flowers, this is a ten minute job.



And just to show them to folks who might not have come to my blog previous to this hop, I have the more complex cards, with poppies colored in prismacolor pencils and the glitter window technique, that I did earlier this month to really bring out the details and color burst you get with poppies. Thanks for looking and happy poppying!!! (hopping). (I know, stop with the poppies already!)





Lois
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue -----you are here!
Connie
Emily
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Lagene-Guest Designer for June
Mark’s Finest Papers

59 comments:

Liz Williams said...

OMgoodness!!! You went poppy crazy with these terrific cards. Love them all.

Rea said...

Amazing cards!!!

redwasher1 said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! all of them are AWESOME!!!!!!!!

Dianne Guilinger said...

from the simple to the complex, these are gorgeous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! Did you like this set? LOL Amazing the cards in the color outline with the fabulous framing! Stunning cards ALL of them!!

Becky said...

wow... These are all amazing. I need to get me some kaleidacolor pads :).

Sharon Peele said...

Peggysue, you most have love this set as much as I do!! I love your two-tone color cards, But all of them are gorgeous!!

Ujjwal said...

Oh my!! those two tone color cards are gorgeous and so are the other. I love this set too :)

Lagene said...

OH my goodness! All your poppy cards are AMAZING!

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hun...!

hugs Vicky xx

joycemc57 said...

Wow! You've been busy. I love the card set. Simple but elegant.

Marlena M. said...

Wow, I was impressed with the kaleidoscope cards and then....well, now I am speechless. ;)

Aimes said...

Well you've showcased those stamps for sure!
I love your set of cards (the green one is calling out to me of course!)
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Kittie said...

Peggysue, What a gorgeous set of cards.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Wow- every one of these is gorgeous! You did a marvelous job on these- I like them all!

Lois said...

I remember reading that you had said you were playing with those poppies for a week! I can see that you were. All of your cards are just beautiful. I especially like that note card set.

Sparkly Engineer said...

Holy Cow! Your really rocked this image. All your cards are so creative and distinctive.

Carol L said...

Congrats on your DD's marriage, and I'm amused that you think you didn't have enough time to create more! WOWSAH! You were on a serious poppy roll with all of these fantastic cards! I absolutely LOVE your set of notecards with the variation of color and drawn frames! Everything's just amazing!!!

Connie said...

WOW! Peggysue! All of your cards are awesome but my favorites are the first, those simple framed lines. Those just seem to shout "LOOK AT ME!"
TFS
Connie

Vicky Gould said...

WOW - what an absolutely gorgeous poppie gallery!!

Nancy R Grimes said...

Loved your cards. It was nice to see examples of different levels of difficulty. There is something for everyone.

Designing with Debbie said...

Great Job. Every single one of your cards are amazing. I love the set you put together for a card pack.

Dawn said...

what a totally fabulous set!!!!

jdmommy said...

WOW! didn't you have fun with the popppies!! I love all the cards, but I'm partial to RED, ya know!! TFS these beauties!

Chrissy D said...

WOW!!! ALl of these are so pretty, not sure I can pick a favorite!

imastampin said...

Oh my goodness girl, you out did yourself with all these fantabulous creations! I especially love the notecard set.

Rhonda said...

WOW! Peggy Sue you were busy,these are wonderful.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your samples are truly incredible. It shows how the beautiful set inspired you...and now I want it even more!

crotnem said...

PeggySue, your cards are so amazing! I especially love the simple ones in all the different colors!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Everyone of your cards are wonderful. Mary L Schreiber

Carol Dee said...

You have been busy, So many pretty cards. I like the varigated ones.

Diana said...

I'l loving this set of cards - and I'm going to be bookmarking and casing - hoping to get a set of these stamps to do this with......

TFS
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Rachelle said...

Some gorgeous cards here. That is a beautiful stamp and you've done so much with it.

Patricia said...

Peggy Sue you have been very busy creating beautiful cards. I love all of them. The first set of cards would make a great gift bundle to someone. What a fantastic idea. I certainly enjoyed looking at all of your cards.

Billie Dee said...

Absolutely beautiful. And I adore the simplicity of the first set.

Barbara Colbert said...

OH excellent!!! Love the different projects you did...these make great notecards as well as the elegant glittery ones...nice job!

kristyleesworld said...

Peggy Sue,
Oh my! You have been super duper busy making Poppies cards. I like them all. And you even turned a Poppy card into a sympathy card. A very nice one too! Wonderful on all your cards you truly are an artist!!

Wishing you inky fingers,
Kristy

Donna said...

Oh my, you've been really busy. I love the set of cards. They are amazing!

Colorado Crafter said...

Very beautiful cards!!! This is such a beautiful stamp set.

Sue D said...

Great poppy cards--I really like the kaleidacolor version.

Jeanne said...

Absolutely amazing cards. I love them all. Thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiring me to make some of my own. Love them!!

MariLynn said...

Looks like we both went poppy crazy. I love all you did with the poppies. I especially loved the simple note cards and the splattered ones. You are so creative!!! Hugs!

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, you've been BUSY!!! I think my favorite is the set of gradient-stamped cards. So beautifully CAS! The detail really speaks for itself. :)

Traci M said...

All of these are so creative and full of beauty...I especially like the framed single stamped, Peggysue!!

Lynn McAuley said...

What an amazing parade of gorgeous poppies, Peggysue!! Each creation a stand-alone beauty!!

Sharron said...

So many beauties--you certainly have been busy! Love how you featured all the different colors and fabulous sentiments. Great job!

dinosaur said...

Wow! What a beautiful assortment. You must love poppies!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow.....me tinks youse bee luvin' dis here set....lol!!! Such gorgeousness

sandi said...

Love all the cards. Simple but beautiful. Thank you for sharing,

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow PeggySue--have you been busy!!!!! I think you must really like this set!!!! All the cards are wonderful, but I love the first card set that you made. Great ideas and inspiration here! TFS

schmidtrv said...

Oh my Gosh, every card is so good. Love everything about your cards.
Vicky Schmidt

A Walk With Faith said...

Awesome cards! You have been planting poppies like crazy. It is nice to see how the same stamp can look so different. tfs

Pat Jandacek said...

Wow, what wonderful eye candy you provided us! Seems like most join us in our love for poppies. TFS

Theresa said...

Wow!! So many lovely cards and notecards are great. You outdid yourself! Love the Poppies!

KAREN said...

O-M-Gosh! You were crazy for poppies!! I love the note card set and when I win this set(LOL) I want to case those beauties. Each and every one is gorgeous!

Janeen said...

WOW! Peggysue, i am overcome with the beauty of these and you say only tne minutes? wow and wow again. Thank you for sharing all the set with us.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

WOW! You have been super busy with this set! All cards are gorgeous but I am in love with the set of rainbow CAS cards! GORGEOUS work. :)

Dawn Mercedes said...

Oh my ...You get the over achiever award for this hop! haha....fantastically amazing!!

The Mama Monkey said...

I love poppies! You sure took this stamp and ran with it! Great creations!