Monday, February 16, 2015

Pleasant Poppies for the Pals

There's nothing like a bit a brown to make Real Red look amazingly vibrant!  Ever since Stampin' Up! brought out Stampin' Blendabilities Markers, I've been dying to dig out my Pleasant Poppies stamp and use it with them.  This week's challenge from Pals Paper Arts was the perfect opportunity!
Here's the colour swatch from the challenge:

Now, I know that we only have Blendies in Cherry Cobbler, but since it is a three shade assortment, if you go a little heavier on the lightest shade, it really looks like Real Red to me.  What do you think?

  • I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and coloured in the poppies with the Blendabilities assortment as mentioned above, and using Crumb Cake on the stems.  I carefully cut out the poppies with my Paper Snips, but left the cardstock intact at the bottom of the image.
  • On my Soft Suede card base, I added some Park Lane Designer Series Paper in Soft Suede, and then some Crumb Cake DSP from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • I stamped the sentiment from the Feel Goods Stamp set (it's really the day for oldies today!) in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it using Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder as a neutral on Vellum cardstock.
  • I cut slits on either side of the vellum in order to pass the Crumb Cake Seam Binding ribbon through and used the ribbon to attach the vellum to the card base.  I also added some Glue Dots on the vellum under the ribbon, where they couldn't be seen, to help hold it. I tied a bow in some Crumb Cake Seam Binding ribbon and added it with Glue Dots on the left of the sentiment.
I'm really pleased with the way this card turned out. You should definitely try this colour combination! I love how the neutrals make the red positively glow!

I'm leaving today for holidays in Mexico, but will be able to keep in contact through email and facebook if you need anything! I'll be home in about 10 days, when I will resume my regular blog schedule.  I have another post scheduled for Friday and I'll try to post some pictures of holidays in between.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the Stampin' Up! products used to make this card today!

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  1. Heather, this is really spectacular! What a beautiful job you did on the poppies, and I agree with you that they do look just like Real Red! So glad you shared your card with us this week at Pals Paper Arts!

  2. Heather, this is gorgeous. The poppies literally "pop" off the page. Beautifully done. Thanks for playing with Pals Paper Arts!

  3. Heather, I just saw your card on Pals Paper Arts. This is stunning! I must follow your blog, so I just signed up for email notices. I'm a SU demo in Gilbert, AZ and love your blog. Thanks for the beautiful card and inspiration!

  4. This is gorgeous Heather. Your coloring is remarkable and I love how you cut out around the poppies. What a lovely idea. Congrats on being a PPA pick this week!!

  5. Beautiful card! The layered DSPs really work well together. (Oh my goodness, what a lot of snipping!!)


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