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Clean and Simple Poppy Fields

Good Saturday morning.  I still had the Altenew Poppy Fields set on my desk from playing with it for the release blog hop last week and decided to try my hand at coloring the Poppies.  I was very inspired by Kara Vrabel’s brightly colored red Poppies done with Copic markers and wanted to take a stab with them as well.  I only have two red Copic markers and both were a lot darker than what Kara used.  On top of that I am totally Copic coloring challenged so I just did my best.  I think the flowers are way too dark but I do like how they pop against the all white framed background.  I wish I could improve my Copic coloring skills but I never seem to take enough time to practice. 

 

KC Altenew Poppy Fields Stamp and Die 1 right (2)

I secured the cardstock and stamps in my MISTI used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the flowers.  I stamped each flower to get a really good dark image and then set the ink with my heat gun.  I colored the flowers with the lighter red marker and colored outside the lines of the images so there would not be any white outline when I die cut them.  I secured the dies in place with small pieces of Eclipse tape and ran them through my Big Shot. 

KC Altenew Poppy Fields Stamp and Die 1 center

I stamped the sentiment on the card base and framed it using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and a Nestabilities Matting Basics.  I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.  And don’t look too close at how crooked that frame is attached.  I love using frames but getting them lined up straight is definitely my Achilles heel.  LOL!  II gently bent and formed the flowers using my fingers and attached them to the card base using glossy accents.

KC Altenew Poppy Fields Stamp and Die 2. left

You should check out the United We Flourish page on Ellen Hutson with video tutorials and step by steps on how to use this fun multi step Poppy Fields set.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you are enjoying your day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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United We Flourish Stamp & Die Combo, Poppy Fields by Altenew

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Good Sunday morning and welcome to the Untied We Flourish blog hop celebrating the release of the Altenew Poppy Fields Stamp and Die Combo made exclusively for Ellen Hutson.  To celebrate two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop and two commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew shop. To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog or the Altenew blog by 12pm PST on Wednesday, September 27th.  You should have arrived here from Therese Calvird’s blog and your next stop will be Kymona Tracey’s blog.   If you have started somewhere in the middle of our hop you can check out the Altenew Card Blog and The CLASSroom for the starting point.

Poppy fields 2

My project with this set is a little different from the norm.  Instead of coloring my flowers I stamped them with versa and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I wanted to create a clean and simple gold and white card and add some dimension by using more than one flower.  I love using gold embossing on white cardstock but then I always want to kick myself when I start taking my photos.  It is almost always hard for me to get good pictures that show off how pretty the embossing is.

KC Altenew Poppy Fields Stamp and Die 1 right
First I want to say how much I appreciate how close the die is to the outline of the stamped image.  It was very easy to line it up to secure in place for cutting and it leaves very little white space all around the image.  I used a couple small pieces of Eclipse tape to secure the die.  I really like using this tape as it is a little easier to remove from the cardstock and die after it has been run through my Big Shot than the painter’s tape.

Poppy fields 4

I started by securing cardstock and stamp into my MISTI.  I applied versa to the stamp, stamped the image and repeated applying versa and stamping a second time.  I wanted to be sure I had good coverage since it is so hard to see versa on white cardstock.  That is definitely the beauty to using my MISTI. I stamped four flowers, several stems and the sentiment, applied super fine gold embossing powder and heated with my heat gun.  The flowers were cut out using the matching die and the stems were hand cut using my small scissors.

KC Altenew Poppy Fields Stamp and Die 1 center

The sentiment base was attached to the gold layer using thin strips of mounting tape.  I used another layer of mounting tape strips to attached the gold layer to the card base.  I like the dimension the double layering adds to the simple card.  I formed the outer edges of the two tallest flowers in the arrangement and attached them to the card base using glossy accents. The center flower was attached over top of the first two with glossy accents.  I cut the fourth flower in half and used the two pieces on the outer lower edges of the arrangement.  The gold stems were tucked in under the flowers and attached with glossy accents.  I used a multi loop bow for the finishing touch.  Check out my multi loop bow video tutorial if you would like to see how I make my bows. 

KC Altenew Poppy Fields Stamp and Die 1 left

Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you enjoy all the beautiful projects made for this blog hop.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

 

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