Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Today I am showing you a card I made for the IndigoBlu International Design Team using the IndigoBlu stamp set called Poppycock.

I started by painting some water colour card with a mixture of Postbox Red and Mulberry Bush acrylic paint.  I loaded both sides of the water colour card with water and then mixed the paint on my craft sheet before painting it on one side.  There was more paint left on my craft sheet so I grabbed another piece of card, wet it down and dragged it through the remaining paint.  This gave me a little lighter result when I evened out the colour but poppies aren't all bright red so I was good with that.

I stamped the large poppy on my painted card using Versamark and then heat embossed it with some of Wendy Vecchi's Red Geranium embossing powder.  I did this three times, fussy cut each poppy and then inked the edges with some Red Geranium Archival Ink.  I decided I needed to highlight the petals so I took some Gee-SSo Good White Gesso and a fine paint brush and painted between the details on the petals, wiping it back with a baby wipe so it would be subtle.

Next I made some paper for my leaves by spraying some water colour card with Tim Holtz's Iced Spruce and Shabby Shutters Distress Spray Stain.

I used some of Wendy Vecchi's Fern Green Archival Ink and stamped some of both sizes of leaves from the Poppycock set and then fussy cut them.  I inked the edges with some Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.

I made a background by taking a plain piece of card stock and splattering some Ruby Slippers and Raven Black Metallic paint on it.  This was mounted on a red card card blank.

I stamped the sentiment from a new set called Dreams Come True from IndigoBlu on some white card stock using Jet Black Archival Ink and then mounted it on a scrap of black card stock and added a little red gem.

This card was easy to make and showcases those beautiful poppies to a "T".  I am sharing the post over at IndigoBlu today with Gio and Ksenija so pop on over and see what they have created.

1 comment:

  1. Cec, this is a gorgeous CAS card! You have done a great job on the poppies, and the highlighting really brings these blooms to life! Love the simple splattered background--very inspiring! Hugs!


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