Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Poppies That Pop

This card is for my stampin' sister Sandy. She is one of my friends that is not only a stamper, but a multimedia artist. You have friends like that - the ones you don't want to give one of your quickie cards. :o) This one actually did not take very long, but looks like it did. Shhhhh, don't tell Sandy!

To create this little close up scene, I started by stamping poppies images from  Sheena's Paint Fusion Stamp Set - Poppies set  onto black card stock with a VersaMark ink pad. Next, I drew the lines and steams with a watermark pen, sprinkled clear embossing powder and heat set.

I colored and blended each section with pastels. TIP: For areas where you want the color to be very light, lay down white first and then color over it. It brightens the color on the black card stock.

I used a paper towel and small clean eraser to gently wipe off the color when color got onto the embossed lines.  For any areas where I could not remove color, or missed a spot, I used a permanent black marker to fill in.

Shout out: This card was inspired by Donna Downey's October Create Design.  I just love her creativity and energy!

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christi said...

cute card. thanks for the tips.

Kathy said...

Wow Trena, this is beautiful!!! Love the tutorial, you are so talented and a great teacher!!

Tammie said...

WOW Trena, this card is AMAZING! So beautiful. I am going to have to try this! You are such an inspiration my friend.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Goodness- this is Fabulous Trena! I am going to have to break out the pan pastels and play! Lucky Sandy!