Today’s quick and easy card is going to take a tiny bit longer to construct than most as it uses a couple techniques and fussy cutting along with three stamp sets… Papillion Potpourri, Pursuit of Happiness, and Pleasant Poppies! I hinted at three p’s for the stamp set names, lol… it’s actually five isn’t it?
Pleasant Poppies was immediately on my must have list of stamps from the newest Stampin’ Up! catalog… I’ve always loved poppies and this large format stamp set is just too darned cute!To color the poppies, I used new in-color 2012 stampin’ write markers along with additional colors from different marker collections.First, the pleasant poppies image was inked with versa mark ink, covered with black stampin’ emboss powder and heat set. Then the poppy centers were colored using a Summer Starfruit marker, then outer edges using Primrose Petals marker.Then I went back in and highlighted areas using Raspberry Ripple marker before blending the edges where the two colors met using the Primrose Petals marker. I was quite surprised at how well the colors blended!After coloring the poppies using a versa marker, Heat ‘n Stick powder was heated to set and then dazzling diamonds applied and heat set too.
Stems were then colored using a gumball green marker. LOL… having embossed the image, it was much easier to stay inside the lines even when using the brush tip of the stampin’ write marker!The butterfly image from Papillion Potpourri was stamped in basic black ink, colored using bashful blue, baja breeze and midnight muse ink along with accents from a white gel pen. LOVE the new butterfly punch, don’t you? The punch of course doesn’t capture the tiny butterfly antennae… so I simply drew them in place using a midnight muse marker.
Both sentiment (Pursuit of Happiness) and butterfly were then attached to the fussy cut poppy image and card using stampin’ dimensional ‘pop dots’.
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Triple P’s – CAS Poppies and Papillion Card Share
Stamps: Papillion Potpourri WM 123757/ CM 123759, Pleasant Poppies WM 126480/ CM 129499, Pursuit of Happiness WM121907/ CM 121970
Papers: Gumball Green 126840, Whisper White 100730
Inks: In Color 2012-14 Stampin’ Write Markers 126856, Basic Black , Versa Mark , Versa Marker , Subtles Collection Stampin’ Write Markers 119700
Terrific Tools: Heat Tool 129053, Paper Snips 103579, Extra-Large Oval Punch 119859, Embossing Buddy 103083
Awesome Accessories: 3/8” Gumball Green stitched satin ribbon 126848, stampin’ dimensionals 104430, heat n’ stick powder 100625, dazzling diamonds 102023, White Gel Pen 105021, Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755