Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pleasant Poppies panel card

Sometimes I find that using a large stamp image, can be difficulit. Making a panel card is a great way to show off a scene, or give a large image some interest. I am still in love with the Pleasant Poppies background stamp, and I think it works great for this technique. I love the visual depth of this card!


I started by stamping the Pleasant Poppies stamp onto a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of Very Vanilla card stock. I used Jet Black StazOn ink, so I wouldn't have problems with it running when I colored in the image. Next I squeezed the lid of my Calypso Coral ink pad into the pad to create an ink spot on the inside of the lid. I used an Aqua Painter to color in the image. When working with non-watercolor paper, it's very important not to saturate the card stock. I started off coloring in an entire flower with a very light amount of color, and then added color in the areas that I wanted a little darker.

When I finished coloring, I cut my image into three equal panels, 1 1/2" wide, and then mounted them on a piece of Calypso Coral card stock with Stampin' Dimensionals. I wanted a neutral color background, but I also wanted some subtle interest, so I used Natural Composition Specialty card stock for the base. I love the variety of clear embossed images on this card stock! I wasn't so sure about the music note pattern with the poppies, but I love music and flowers, so I guess that means they go together! Duh!

I finished off the card with a sentiment banner from the hostess-only set, Express Yourself. Of course, you can get this exclusive stamp set by placing a qualifying order!


Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamps: Pleasant Poppies background (132061 wood/ 129499 clear), and Express Yourself hostess-only set (130336 wood/ 130339 clear).

  • Paper:

    • Natural Composition Specialty card stock (126917) - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

    • Calypso Coral card stock (122925) - 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

    • Very Vanilla card stock (101650) - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" (cut into 1 1/2" panels after stamping), 1/2" x 3" (banner)

  • Ink: Jet Black StazOn (101406), Calypso Coral (126983)

  • Tools and Accessories:

    • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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