Showing posts with label poppies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label poppies. Show all posts

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Painted Poppies CASE the Catalog

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you another Card for my CASE the Catalog Series.  Today's card was one that I received as part of a swap that I took part in back in November.  We were all assigned a different stamp set or bundle from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure or the January-June Mini Catalog to CASE.  As a reminder CASE means Copy And Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit.  This card was done by Elizabeth Mayfield-Hart of Spread Joy Stamping.  I have linked her blog so you can check out all the great projects Elizabeth comes up with.  Here's the card that Elizabeth picked to CASE from the Catalog.

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This is a varly easy card to reproduce and I would actually consider it to be more on the #simplestamping side of the crafting spectrum.  The card base is a piece of Calypso Coral Cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 to make a side folding card base.  Next Elizabeth stamped the poppy image from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set.  She stamped it a couple of times along the bottom of the Poppy Parade layer (3 3/4 x 5 1/2).  This can be done two different ways.  One with just the stamp and a clear block.  Or, you can also do this by using the Stamparatus.  

I not sure if Elizabeth used Stazon or Tuxedo Black ink for the stamping, but I am willing to suggest that it's probably Stazon Jet Black ink.  I think that this is the ink that was used because of how dark black it is stamped.  Tuxedo Black is really just a dark dark charcoal gray color and not a true true black.  The sentiment came from the matching stamp set Peaceful Moments.  Both of these stamp sets work together beautifully.  The Painted Poppies is all about the imagery and so in contrast the Peaceful Moments is all sentiments that can go with the Painted Poppies set or with any set you would like.  
Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have a wonderful day and the finish of your weekend.  If you need any of the supplies you've seen today; you will find them all listed in the shopping list below.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Peaceful Moments With Deepest Sympathy Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a beautiful sympathy card to share with you.  I used the Peaceful Moments Bundle from the January-June Mini Catalog to create my card.  I also used the die cut coloring hack that I shared last week to do this card.  At the end of this post you will find all the sizes and dimensions for my card as well as the supplies that I used.  Sympathy cards are never a fun thing to make but they are something that we have to have.  I was asked last week by a follower to share one, and I just had happened to make this card.  Here's a look at my card.

Whatever the situation, the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set has the words you need to express your thoughts even Sympathy.  Sometimes it's hard to find the perfect sentiment no matter the occasion but the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set has one that's surely perfect for whatever you need.  I used the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper for the background of the card.  I added a sentiment strip at the bottom of the card and one of the Poppy die cuts from the matching dies.
I used ink and a sponge dauber to add additional color to each element of the Poppy Die cuts.  For the base of the poppy I used Very Vanilla cardstock, but for the outline layer I used whisper white cardstock.  I inked the center up with daffodil delight ink, and the edges with Whisper White craft ink.  The leaves where put together with old olive and pear pizzazz cardstocks.

Sizes & Dimensions: 

  • Thick Whisper White - 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 3 x 3, 1 1/2 x 4 
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock - 3 x 5, 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
  • Old Olive Cardstock - 3 x 5 
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock - 3 x 3 
  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper 4 x 5 1/4
I layered the card front onto a piece of Pear Pizzazz mat and then placed everything onto a Whisper White Thick card base.  I added a few of the Poppy Sequins just to add a little sparkle.  Thanks for dropping by, if you need any of the supplies I've used today you can pick them up in my online class.
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Life is Better With a Friend Like You

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card that I made using the die cut coloring hack I shared during this weeks Facebook Live.  If you missed that post and video you can click here to see it.  I used the Peaceful Moments Bundle to create my card for today's project.  The sentiment from today's card came from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set.  Here's a look at the card I created.

This is a little more geared toward the casual or avid crafter with all the die cutting involved.  The technique is the same just a little more die cutting involved.  I started out by cutting everything out using the Poppy Moments Dies.  I started out by cutting the Poppy Parade piece of cardstock first.  I cut it first to 4 1/2" x 3 1/4" and then ran it through the die cutting machine twice with the more decorative die.  Once facing one way and then flipped it around and cut it again in the other direction.
For the poppies and leaves I used the following cardstocks; Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Shaded Spruce, and Pear Pizzazz.  I used the following ink to add the coloring for the die cuts.  I added a little Poppy Parade ink in the center of the Vanilla flower and added a little daffodil delight in the center.  I then added the craft white around the edges.  On the poppy parade flower I used poppy parade ink around the center and white around the edges.  For the buds I used Daffodil Delight at the base of the buds and white at the top just a little.  For the leaves I used Shaded Spruce on the dark part and came in and used a little white just around the edges.  I did the same what the Pear Pizzazz just but used the matching ink.  This allows for multiple tones and values on the same leaves and flowers. 
Once everything was cut colored and died I could put them together.  I glued everything together using Multipurpose liquid glue.  I popped the Poppy Parade die cut panel up on Stampin' Dimensionals in the center of a Pear Pizzazz card base (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4).  I then arranged all the die cuts around the card popping some up with dimensionals and letting others flat on the die cut panel.  I stamped the sentiment in pear Pizzazz ink on a strip of Whisper White Cardstock cut at 5/8" x 4 1/4".  I tucked one end under the poppies just where the sentiment showed.
Thanks for dropping by I hope that you will give the die cut coloring hack a try.  If you need any of the supplies that I used today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the item in the product list below.
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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