November 6th, 2020
Next week, November 11th, is Remembrance Day. So the chosen theme for Simple Stamping this week is Remembrance Day.
The featured stamp set is Painted Poppies as it is so appropriate.
Easy – Always Remember
The Poppy Blossom was stamped in Memento Black ink. The Stems and Bud (minus the small blossom) was also inked in Memento Black ink and stamped to fit under the Blossom. Alternatively, a Black Stampin’ Write Marker could also have been used instead for this step.
The larger Splooch stamp was inked in Real Red and stamped off once to give a lighter color. The small Splatter stamp was used to add color to the center of the Blossom, the Bud and using Pear Pizzazz ink, the Stems.
The simple poignant sentiment “Always Remember” from Peaceful Moments was added. Straight line cuts for the mats in Smoky Slate and Basic Black on a Cherry Cobbler card base.
Step Up – The Real Heroes
The small Blossom and Bud was stamped with Memento Black ink on to Shimmery White cardstock. Shimmery White cardstock is a good base for water coloring.
The other two Blossoms and the Leaf were also stamped on to a scrap of Shimmery White card stock. All images were water colored in Real Red and Shaded Spruce. The images on scrap were then Fussy Cut and arranged on the card front.
One of the best loved techniques of casual stampers is Embossing. So, for this card, I stamped the sentiment “Always Remember” from Peaceful Moments and the other sentiments, “The Real Heroes” and “Giving Thanks” from A Wish for Everything with Versamark ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder on Basic Black cardstock. The sentiments were trimmed (Fussy Cut) and added to the card front.
The image is matted in Basic Black on a Real Red card base.
Stepped Up – Thanks
Included in the Suite of products related to Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moments, are a couple of Die sets. I chose to use Poppy Moments on this Stepped-Up version of my card.
More avid crafters often have a few more tools like an Embossing and Cutting Machine, so I am using Dies and Embossing Folders to create this card.
The Poppy and Stems were cut with the Dies in Real Red and Old Olive. The Basic Black and Smoky Slate cardstock pieces were cut out with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The Basic Black as an inset for the Smoky Slate frame.
To add a little interest to the Basic Black background, I created a water color wash by mixing Whisper White Refill ink with water and painting with the broad Water Painter brush. I also mixed Frost Shimmer Paint with Isopropyl Alcohol in a Stampin’ Spritzer and lightly sprayed on top the water color wash.
I chose to add texture to the Smoky Slate frame and used the Tasteful Textiles 3D embossing folder. I fit the background into the frame and taped them together before I added them to the Real Red card base.
The Poppy is the focal point and I completed the card by arranging the die-cut pieces on to the card. As such, I chose a simple sentiment “Thanks” from Here’s A Card and stamped it with Memento Black ink on a scrap of Shimmery White cardstock and die cut the oval using the Stitched Shapes Dies.
A nice collection of cards. I am pleased with how they turned out.
Thank you for spending some of your time with me today. Please leave me a comment and let me know which card you like best.
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Here is a list of the main products I used today: