Perfect Poppies

This new Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies dsp is so fun and bright! It was just what I needed on a grey, cold, dreary, Michigan day. These days in Michigan really challenge my motivation (i.e. I really just want to Netflix-n-Chill, aka N-n-C). As I was cleaning just before N-n-C, I came across this designer series paper pack, and my heart started racing. The next few moments were a blur as my fingers started tingling, my brain flooded my mind’s eye with possibilities, breath quickened, mouth went dry, butterflies fluttered in my stomach. It was love, at first touch of this paper. In minutes I was seated at my craft table, paper cutter in hand, trying to keep my thoughts in order to start creating. The T.V. seemed so insignificant, compared to the prospects of creating with this bright, cheery paper! Whenever I get overwhelmed with possibilities and need to focus, I turn to my Bloglovin’ app and start scrolling. I came across a sketch challenge from CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge 353. I used the Subtle 3D embossing folder to give the base of the card a little texture. The red Poppy Parade card has the dsp cut out with the largest Stitched Nested Labels dies and for green Old Olive card the largest Stitched Rectangles dies was used. The sentiment from Peaceful Moments stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with shimmer white embossing powder. This was my first time using the shimmer white embossing powder and it gives a very nice shimmer with some silver specks in the powder. The cut out flower and leaf are from the Poppy Moments dies. The cut out flower on the Poppy Parade card is a Flirty Flamingo base with Poppy Parade outline. The cut out flower on the Old Olive card is a Poppy Parade base with Calypso Coral outline. I did cover the cut out flower and leaf with clear Wink of Stella, but it is very hard to photograph. All products purchased through Stampin’ Up!.

Stamp from the Painted Poppies stamp set, stamped in Old Olive and colored with Poppy Parade light and dark blends.

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