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I’m very excited about today’s blog because I’m blog hopping with two of my favourite overseas Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators – Danielle from the Netherlands and Angie from the USA. Together we blog hop monthly as the Global Creative INKspirations. Today we are all sharing inspiration using the wonderful new Painted Poppies stamp set from Stampin’ Up!®. Here’s my card:
[All supplies used in this project are shown at the end of this post and are linked to my Stampin’ Up! online store. You can purchase them and create this project too! Thank you for your support of my stamping adventure]
I really love making wreath cards and flowers are my favourite to make wreaths from. This card is good for any occasion really but I can really see it being used on ANZAC Day (25th April commemorating Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) and on Remembrance Day.
- Card Base: Poppy Parade
- Card Front: Basic Black (10 x 14.3cm) and Whisper White (9.7 x 14cm)
- Card Insert: Whisper White (10 x 14.3cm)
- It is best to use the Stamparatus to create the wreath.
- Download my FREE Offset Wreath Template and stamp onto the Whistler White card front in Black ink the smaller of the two large poppy flowers from the Painted Poppies stamp set. I rotated my card stock two spots between each stamp. TIP: When creating wreaths with large images rotate the card stock at least two spots to give the images space.
- NOTE: The template I used for this uses a slightly larger card stock than what I used today. I simply made sure that placed the same corner into the numbered position. Also this template allows you to create a wreath that cuts off one edge without first stamping on a larger square piece of card stock and trimming down.
- Once the flowers are stamped I then stamped the leaf steam again rotating card stock two spots. TIP: have the stem of the leaves go onto the stamped flower, this will be covered up by the bigger flowers.
- To colour in the flowers, use the small ink splat stamp using Poppy Parade ink. Repeat with the leaves using Old Olive ink.
- On some scrap Whisper White card stock stamp the large poppy flower three times. Colour the flowers in Poppy Parade using the watercolour effect look stamp. TIP: if you find when you stamp this stamp its too inky, use your clear block to push back some ink from your stamp pad and use this less saturated area of your ink pad.
- Die cut the large poppy flowers out with the coordinating die.
- To assemble, add the Basic Black to the back of the Whisper White card front and adhere these to the card base.
- Attach the large poppies to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and placing them between the smaller poppies.
- To complete the card, tie a bow using the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and attach using a Mini Glue Dot.
Have you ever created a wreath from larger images? I always have so much fun when creating wreath cards that I make more than one. The second I positioned the other way around. I can’t decide which one I like better:
As always, no card is complete without the coordinating envelope and stamping on the inside:
Make sure you hop on over to Danielle’s blog post to see more inspiration using the Painted Poppies stamp set.
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