I was challenged recently to use the colors Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, and Mint Macaron. At first glance, these colors don't seem like they would work together, but surprisingly, I think the cards turned out beautifully.
All of these cards use the Painted Poppies stamp set. I am so happy that this stamp set will still be available in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog. I just love poppies and one of my favorite parts of traveling in France was seeing the fields full of wild poppies. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
I stamped the poppies on scrap pieces of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I colored them with the light and dark Pumpkin Pie and Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends. I had to cheat and use Poppy Parade instead of Real Red because I don't have the Real Red Stampin' Blends. There are dies that match the poppies, but since I don't have those either, I fussy cut the flowers instead.
I heat embossed the leaves on vellum cardstock using white embossing powder. I also cut some extra leafy pieces using the retired All-Around Wreath dies.
I adhered all this to the card front I had stamped. I embossed a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Mint Macaron cardstock using the Subtle 3D embossing folder. I adhered this to the Mint Macaron card base. Then, using Stampin' Dimensionals, I adhered my card front on top of this. Finally, I added a few colored pearls for a little extra bling.
On some scrap Whisper White cardstock, I stamped additional leaves using the Jet Black Stazon and colored them with Aqua Painters and Mint Macaron ink. Once again, I stamped over these pieces with the splotches using Mint Macaron ink. Then, I stamped the poppies with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored them using light and dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends. Remember, it's important to use the Memento ink when you are coloring with Stampin' Blends. I used the larger splotches to stamp over these images with Real Red ink. Finally, I fussy cut the blossoms and leaves and adhered them over the poppies I had stamped on the piece of Whisper White cardstock.
I adhered a piece of Real Red 6" x 6" DSP to a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock that I had stamped splotches on using Pumpkin Pie ink. I ran both pieces together through my die cutting machine using the largest Stitched Rectangle die. I adhered the flowers and the greeting and tied this piece with a double piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere this to the Pumpkin Pie card base.
I took a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White cardstock and embossed it with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. I adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals to a Whisper White card base. I laid down a swirl of Silver Metallic Thread and adhered the poppy image over this with more Stampin' Dimensionals. To give the card a little sparkle, I added a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels.
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