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!)
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