Poppy Congratulations and a FREE tutorial

Hello creatives!  Welcome back.  

I am so excited to share today’s card.  All I can say is thank you Blizzard Bag day.  I am thrilled to be home today, escaping the snow and ice.  And I get extra time to do what I love! 

Truth be told, I wasn’t in love with this stamp set when I first saw it, but I am so glad I got Painted Poppies.  I have been so inspired using it and stepping a bit out of my comfort zone.  

PAINTED POPPIES CLING STAMP SET

And here we go!  

I started out by stamping the flowers onto white cardstock with Merry Merlow ink.  After that I used the dotty watercolor stamp from the set and stamped it off once on a scrap of paper to make the image lighter.  Then I die cut the flowers using the companion die cuts.  

Then I used another piece of white cardstock and stamped the leaves in Pear Pizzazz.  I took the same dotty watercolor stamp, inked it in Pear Pizzazz ink, and stamped that off once to make the color lighter.  

I love coloring with my blends, but any time I can get a colored look with a stamp, I take it.  I can save a little time, and it looks fabulous.  

I have to arrange my flowers on the leafy background piece and pop them up with dimensionals.  Then I trim the flowers sticking off the background, and glue the whole thing to a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock

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Another way I love to add dimension to a card is to emboss the cardstock with an embossing folder.  Today I used the Subtles embossing folder. It adds a bit of texture, but doesn’t take away from our focal piece.  I added this to a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  

I thought I was done here, but it looked like it needed something extra.  I took piece of Gray Granite scrap cardstock and stamped the Congratulations in Merry Merlow ink. I just adore that font, it compliments the poppies nicely, making the card look a little fancier.  

Congratulations came from the Peaceful Moments stamp set

And of course, what would a card be without a little bling?  I added three rhinestones to the tag, and glued the tag right on top of the flowers.  Sparkling rhinestones added just the right touch, and made my heart happy. 

Don’t you just love it???

If you love this card, and want more ideas I am offering a FREE five project tutorial with the purchase of the Painted Poppies stamp set, or the Painted Poppies bundle, which includes the stamp set and the dies. This special runs out February 15, so don’t wait!!

Materials needed

Pear Pizzazz cardstock 1 piece cut 5.5 x 8.5, another at 2.75 x 4.25 inches

Merry Merlow Cardstock cut 4 x 5.25 inches

Whisper White cardstock 1 piece cut to 2.5 x 4 inches, scraps for the die cuts

Scrap of Grey Granite cardstock

Merry Merlot and Pear Pizzazz ink pads

Noble Peacock rhinestones

Dimensionals, Tombow Multi

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