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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.

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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.

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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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Beauty of Nature

Good Monday morning.  It’s been a few days since I posted here but I have been working on some fun projects that I will share a little later. I have a clean and simple card to share with you today using the Impression Obsession Pink Clouds Stamp Set and Pink Clouds Die Set

KC Impression Obsession Pink Clouds 2 left

I secured the paper and stamp in my MISTI, applied ink and stamped the image. I am glad I used my MISTI as I ended up having to stamp both the image and sentiment again.  I colored the branch and flower image using Memento markers. I stamped several individual flowers, colored them and cut them out.  I attached the image base directly to the rose colored layer using ATG adhesive and then attached it to the card base using mounting tape.

 KC Impression Obsession Pink Clouds 2 center

I formed the individual flowers using my stylus and molding and attached them to the base image using glossy accents.  I dots of red liquid pearls to the center of each flower.  Now wouldn’t you know that after I had finished the project I noticed I had two ink smudges.  One near the sentiment and one up near the top of the branch.  Rather than tossing I cut strips of green cardstock and attached over the smudges.  I guess it was a happy mistake because the strips do add an additional element of interest to the clean and simple design.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.  LOL! 

KC Impression Obsession Pink Clouds 2 right

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great week. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Impression Obsession “So Very Thankful” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “So Very Thankful” design team challenge.  I used the Thanks LC die cut as the main focus of my card and framed it using the All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2.  I created a floral embellishment using flowers from the Spring Wreath set and Foliage.  I used a Spellbinders Matting Basics B to create the purple mat.

KC Impression Obsession Thanks 2 right

The double matted frame and the scalloped frame were attached to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape.  The thanks die cut was attached using tiny thin pieces of mounting tape. 

KC Impression Obsession Thanks 2 center

The foliage sections were cut apart, arranged and attached to the frame using glossy accents.  The flowers were formed using my stylus and molding pad.  The flowers were assembled and then attached to the foliage and frame using glossy accents.  I love how the purple and green flowers and foliage look against the all white background.  The addition of the scalloped frame added another element of interest to the clean and simple project.

KC Impression Obsession Thanks 2 left

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge.

Anna Wight

Chris Dayton

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card size: 5.50" x 4.25"

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It’s Your Time To Bloom

Good Monday morning.  I have a clean and simple project to share with you today using the Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals Stamp Set paired with the My Favorite Things Gift Box Cover-up.

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 4 left

I secured a piece of hot pressed watercolor paper in my MISTI and stamped both the leaves and flowers multiple times with white pigment ink and then embossed the images using white embossing powder.  I used a waterbrush to watercolor the flowers using Worn Lipstick reinker and the leaves using Shabby Shutters reinker, heat set the color and then fussy cut the images. I used my stylus and molding pad to form the flowers.

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 4 center

The sentiment was stamped on the card base using black versafine  and the frame was attached to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape. The flowers and leaves were attached to the card base using glossy accents.  I filled the center of each flower with a large drop of red liquid pearls and set aside to dry.  This card was really fast to make but I had to let it lay float for quite a while to let the liquid pearls dry.

KC Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals 4 right

Thanks for coming by to day and I hope you have a great week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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