Tuesday, February 22, 2011
THREE OF A KIND--Poppies in the Sun
It never ceases to amaze me how many different looks you can get with the same stamp!
The first one I did was the all-red one, which was also the easiest. After inking up the stamp with Versamark, I stamped it on Cherry Cobbler cs and clear embossed it. After adding a bit of yellow chalk and some black Stickles in the centers, I mounted it on yellow and black cs. The single strand of yellow embroidery floss and three black pearls were all I needed to embellish.
Next, I inked up the stamp in Olive Pastel chalk ink and stamped it directly on the Very Vanilla card. Although they look pink, the poppies were colored with red chalk. The poppy seeds were colored with a black marker. The black twine and greeting are just enough to finish it off.
Last, and most colorful, is the rainbow pad effect. Yellow and black markers for the centers and a matching double bow were all I needed to keep from overdoing it.
For the photo, I positioned the cards to catch the sunlight (a rare presence in the tower lately!) highlighting the elements that make each card unique.