Monday, August 4, 2014

Poppy Duo

Hi there!  Hope you survived your Monday!  I have a card to share that was made for this week's sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers.

I've had the Pleasant Poppy stamp for a while but have not used it until this weekend.  I watercolored two cards, one with an Aquapainter and one with a blender pen, to have fun with the different watercolor methods.

I used identical colors on both cards.  The one on the left was colored with an Aquapainter, the one on the right the blender pen.  Using the blender pen definitely produced a brighter result, as you can see with the card on the right (both backgrounds were colored in Pool Party with an Aquapainter as it was easier to spread and get a lighter result).

This first card will be one of a group of 4 watercolor cards I am giving a friend for her birthday.  A sentiment was not added in order to give her flexibility as to how she wants to use it and it is also pretty flat so it's easy to mail (she sends alot of cards).

The second card sports a sentiment that was embossed with black embossing powder on a banner of vellum card stock that was anchored with a Candy Dot on each side.  The embossing didn't come out as black as I was hoping, but it still did the job of masking a flower that had a wee coloring woops that was unrepairable.  Gotta love that!

Thanks for taking time to drop by and I would love to hear from you if you have time to leave a comment!  I hope the reset of your week is splendid!



Product details:
Stamps:  Pleasant Poppies, Sweet Essentials
Paper:  Pool Party Core'dinations, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Vellum, Watercolor, Everyday Enchantment dsp
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Versamark
Other:  Black Stampin' Embossing Powder, Subtles Candy Dots, Black Baker's Twine, Pretty Prints embossing folder, Aquapainter, Blender Pen

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