Monday, July 14, 2008

Summer Poppies

I just received this new stamp set in the mail from Flourishes. I haven't bought a new stamp set in such a long time I decided to indulge myself and order these Poppies.


The sentiment was stamped on kraft cardstock, then trimmed. I die cut a ribbon slider with my cuttlebug and colored it with Salmon Red Copic Marker to match the color of the poppies. The dotted tafetta ribbon was threaded through the slider and attached to the back of the main layer.

The main layer was stamped with black Memento ink, then colored with 3 shades of red and orange copics. I didn't use any green for the stems and leaves, I used cool grey instead because I didn't want there to be any other "color" except the red. I added white gel pen dots to the flower centers.

When I was done coloring I scored the grid lines with my Scor-pal at 1/2" intervals. I then stamped Linen background stamp inked with Ranger Distress brushed corduroy ink. This layer was trimmed down and mounted on black cardstock that was decorated with white gel pen dots to echo the dots on the ribbon.


I really like some of the stamps from Flourishes - they have GORGEOUS florals! I was a bit disappointed that I paid $6.00 flat rate shipping and the stamps were mailed by 1st class for only $1.51. I expected a flat rate priority package for $6.00! Other than that I found their shipping very fast (it went out the next day) and their packaging very pretty (green tissue paper with a ribbon).

18 comments:

Tiffany said...

Wow just beautiful!

The Crafty Goddess

Tracy said...

This card is stunning, Michelle!

Rob & Eve said...

Beautiful!
~Eve

Ida said...

Michelle, WOW! - This is just gorgeous. I love the vibrancy of this card. It just "pops" off the screen and I bet in real life it's even more stunning.

nise said...

WOW! That is one cool background. Great job! Thanks for a bit of inspiration, as I'll be looking at my background stamps a bit differently next time.

Rhonda said...

Gorgeous card! You did an awesome job. Thanks for sharing.

dasimonds said...

Your card is gorgeous!!
I love the RED poppies
with just the right touch
of black and white. Your
background is Awesome!!
TFS

Dee

kristy.schalk@verizon.net said...

Hi Michelle- I think this is the most beautiful handmade card I have EVER seen! I'm going to order this set! It's a very happy- feel good card! I love the second one also!!! Beautiful work!
Kristy

asela said...

Love all of your cards! This one, the last one and Gina one are amazing!!!

Jan Larson said...

What a beautiful card!! The poppies look like designer paper. Great job!

dpkennedy said...

This is just gorgeous! I love how you used only the red for color...really makes those flowers pop! Great elements too-linen bg and scoring really give it depth!

leenda said...

STUNNING artwork!! Absolutely STUNNING! I emailed Flourishes about their shipping charges. They could have cared less! I won't be back unless I have enough for free shipping!

Jessica said...

What a beautiful card! That scoring really adds so much to your image!

KimH said...

Great card Michelle! It really looks like you stamped on linen!

stampqueen said...

I just LOVE this card - been meaning to try overstamping with the linnen stamp.... Love the colors - my Mom always had poppies that color out by our clothesline...

ReneeK said...

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Desiree de Monye said...

Beautiful poppies! You are very talented!

Candy said...

Wow Michelle this is gorgeous!!

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