Thursday, April 05, 2018

Poppies with thanks

Poppies are up today. It is a dull day, and still cold, so I decided to bring in my own sunlight. 
This stamp holds a special place in my heart as I used it to demo the Misti at the Creativation Show in 2017, and when I see and use it, those memories flood back. 
But, on to this particular card. This is a two stage rubber stamp. The base, which is stamped in green, is part one of the stamp, and the flowers are part two of the stamp. Using my mini Misti and 140lb hot press watercolour paper, I started by stamping the base using a chartreuse green. For the second part of the stamp, I first lined it up by stamping on photocopy paper and using that image to line up on my watercolour paper. I have done a video showing this process which you can find below. I then painted the floral stamp using my Zig brushes, applying the colours in layers then spritzing with water to stamp, cleaning my stamp after each layer if new colour. I used yellows, a tad of mustard, orange and scarlet red for the flower. 
The splatters I did separately, some are part of the stamp, while others come from splattering with my paint brush. I added an orange mat to the card base, then attached my die cut panel using fun foam and two way tape. A few sequins finished my card.
And here is my short video showing my process:
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3 comments :

Papercraft Boutique said...

Very beautiful and artsy poppy card, Kia! I love the watercolor look!
Thank you so much for your great tutorial video! Using a sheet of copy paper for the "rubber" layering stamps (not clear stamp!!) is eye-opening! How clever! The splatters are perfect too. Hideko xx

Lynn Kirkpatrick said...

I love this card and your video is great! Thanks for sharing Kia!Poppies are one of my favorite flowers!!

Bev Polen - Guneaux Designs said...

Kia, watching your informative video gives me a greater appreciation for your gorgeous coloring of the poppies! Gorgeous card!!

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