Saturday, February 6, 2010

More poppies

Are you tired of the poppies yet? They really make for an easy card, so I'm still experimenting with them. This one was stamped several times and sponged with Distress inks, then I cut out the flowers and paper-pieced them to the green-inked background, adding some punched lace when I framed it up.

Supplies: CG140 Poppy Background, CL278 Great Flourishes, coral, gold, white and lime cardstock, VersaFine Onyx Black, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade Distress inks, clear embossing powder, green marker

For these next cards, I decided to clear emboss the stamp over some printed papers. This one looks like a Fiesta to me, maybe a bit too busy? The poppies were sponged with a combination of Worn Lipstick, then Fired Brick, and finally Adirondack Cranberry to make them stand out from the background.

Supplies: AR137 Script Messages, parchment and orangey-red cardstock, printed paper from Dollar Tree

This one is my favorite using the printed papers. I used Fired Brick and some Spiced Marmalade to color the flowers, and added some twine and a tiny framed sentiment.

Supplies: CL307 SparkleClear Mini Messages, khaki, pale khaki and brick red cardstocks, unknown printed paper

I am most disappointed in this one, because the printed paper was so pretty, apricot and lilac butterflies against a pale green background, but I ended up just muddying the flowers as I tried to get them to stand out. Because the paper had pale orange in it, I started with Spiced Marmalade ink, but it didn't cover the background well enough, so I resorted to using Vintage Photo. This paper had a sheen to it, so maybe that's why my inks wouldn't take to it as well as other papers I've used?

13 comments:

  1. Love all your poppy cards Lin, but I think my favorite is the one with the green background. Its stunning!

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  2. Stop it! You're going to make me have to buy that stamp. Your cards are gorgeous!

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  3. Magic! These cards are sooo fun! Love seeing all of the different ways you are using this stamp!

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  4. Oh, you are now the Poppy Queen!!! I love them! All of them!!
    (Gotta breathe.....) I love the paper pieced one the most because it's do-able for me! No, love 'em all.......

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  5. all are just gorgeous. Actually I really like the last one in the browns...Think it stands out well against the greeny background.

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  6. Stunning - all of them are gorgeous. But my fave is the green one - WOW.

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  7. wow! I will never be tired of your poppy cards, Lin! please keep them coming!! =) I LOVE them all! my favorite is the first one! those colors are just beautiful!!

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  8. Lin your cards are all beautiful. I really liked the last one. I have missed a few of your posts (to comment)& all those cards are stunning as well. I really love Deborah's CCC challenge card as well xoxoxoxoxo

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  9. Wonderful variations of the poppy card! Love all of them. (I was playing with them too and ended up throwing out 2 of them!)

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  10. These are wonderful Lin, each one is so distinct and unique, I can see how much fun you had with them all and the mix of techniques is so awe inspiring!!

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  11. Great cards. The first one is stunning!
    Kara

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  12. Don't think it is possible to get tired of this poppy stamp. they are all so beautiful. I can't wait to get my hands on it.
    I am wondering if you sponged a little white ink, let it dry and then the colored, it that would help with the ones stronger pattern background. Just a thought, I don't have it to play with....YET!! hehe Oz

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  13. I am never tired of this stamp, Lin! In fact I am always amazed at the number of different looks that come from one stamp! Another BEAUTY!

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