Poignant Poppies Blog Hop with SNS


The theme for this months Hop at Scrap'n Stamp Canada is Poppies. 
Poppies are a symbol of the end of the war and are worn to honor the fallen soldiers.

I chose to make a simple yet classy sympathy card with the Painted Poppies Stamp Set from My Favorite Things. The sentiment is from another gorgeous set from My Favorite Things called Beautiful Blessings 2 - check out the font, it's so pretty!


I used a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock from Tim Holtz. It comes in a pack of 20 panels cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I stamped the poppies with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink, poured on some WOW Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it with my heat gun. This gives it a bit of a raised edge which helps keep the ink where you want it. I used some Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush to paint with. When I showed my husband this card he was so impressed that I didn't want to share with him how easy it was but I did. 
All I do is add the color directly from the marker to the part of the petal that I want to be the darkest and then I use the water brush to pull the color out to the rest of the petal. It's that easy! I let it dry and then if there are areas I want darker I do it again. For the shadow I used a light gray, added some color around the edges and used the water brush to spread it around.


I stamped the sentiment with versamark ink onto a dark gray card stock panel and heat set it with some WOW White Embossing Powder. I layered the poppies onto the panel with craft foam and then added the panel to a card base the same color as the panel.

So, as mentioned earlier this is a Hop and you know what that means. Leave a comment below for your chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Scrap'n Stamp Store. Leave a comment at every stop along the hop to increase your chances to win. 
PLUS there is 20% off poppy (the flower not the company) stamps and dies this weekend. (Nov.1-3)

Time to hop!



Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Susan

Shopping list:
Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the picture to be taken to where you can purchase the product. I use affiliate links whenever possible which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support - I truly appreciate it!

Comments

Nancy said…
A beautiful card....
Deborah Smart said…
So beautiful - the poppies steal the show in gorgeous colour! The shading around them really makes them stand out even more.
Kia's Place said…
Love the black and red, beautiful.
Chala said…
Love the simplicity of this card!
MadeByMeghanK said…
Your coloring is amazing and I LOVE the shadowing
Sandi Lou said…
What a great idea to add your sentiment sideways for a vertical card. I will use this method soon!
Sandi MacIver said…
simple but beautifully elegant, nicely done
Glenda a. said…
Beautifully done, simple and elegant at the same time. Never tell hubby how easy anything is to create, lol. Thanks for sharing.
Susan Powell said…
Thanks so much Deborah - they are a beautiful flower and easy to color.
Susan Powell said…
Thank you Kia - it's probably my fav color combo for a classy look.
Susan Powell said…
Thanks so much Meghan - you're very sweet :)
Susan Powell said…
Thank you Sandi :) I'd like to take credit for it but I've seen it done before by others.
Denise Bryant said…
Gorgeous coloring on these beautiful poppy flowers!
Mary-Anne V said…
I love how the dark card base allows the image to pop.
Sue McRae said…
Beautiful colouring of the poppies and I like the softness of the grey for the background.
Susan Powell said…
Thank you Mary-Anne :)
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