Hi Crafty Friends,
We are tickled pink to share a beautiful card design by a good friend. These gorgeous Wild Poppies created by Lisa Tilson of the My Card Trip blog are simply amazing. They are so bright and beautiful and full of color, they just pop off the card.
Lisa is always making delightful creations so be sure to pop over to her blog, of course, after you finish drooling over this one, that is!
Hello crafters, Lisa here today to share some floral inspiration with you, courtesy of the lovely MFT Wild Poppies set. Originally, I thought I would watercolour this image and have a light and airy white background with a hint of a wash of some sort. However, I changed my mind and thought I would go a little bit bolder and save the loose watercolour for another day!
So, here is what I made. In my head, the poppies were going to have a fairly vibrant green background, but I couldn’t find a suitable green cardstock to work from, so went with turquoise in the end and I loved the contrast between the two colours. Nothing ever quite ends up how I think it will – there are always changes along the way. And a note to self, get some more green cardstocks!
So, I began by stamping the poppies image onto some Neenah 80lb cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then I coloured it with Copics. For the leaves, I went with two colour combinations. The first more rounded set of leaves were coloured with G16, BG13 and BG32 so they definitely have a bluey/green feel to them. The second more jagged set of leaves are more green – I used G16, G02 and G12. The common marker between the two sets was G16 which I hoped tied them both together somewhat. Once I finished the colouring, the image was die cut with the coordinating Dienamic which is super easy to line up.
For my background, I took some turquoise cardstock, I used Lawn Fawn Mermaid, but any will do – you just want a base of colour to start from. Rather than ink blend a white panel, it’s much quicker to take coloured cardstock and layer ink on top. So, I blended Peacock Feathers Distress Ink from the bottom, fading out towards the top. I then added some Pine Needles over the Peacock Feathers, to darken the lower third of the card. I made sure the panel was dry and then took it to my spray box. I squeezed a little Winsor & Newton white gouache onto an acrylic block, added a little water, and then took a paintbrush (no 2) and flicked white drops over the panel, concentrating the majority of the splatters at the bottom, and fading out towards the top.
Once it was dry, I adhered the panel flat onto a Neenah 110lb top folding A2 cardstock base. I then added foam tape to the back of the poppies for dimension and placed that down. I toyed with 3 different coloured sentiment strips and finally settled on one using the same turquoise cardstock as I had used previously. The sentiment is from MFT Well Hello and was stamped onto the cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then added Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder and heat set before trimming it out with a MFT Skinny Strips die-namic. This was popped up with foam tape and I then added some turquoise gems to finish the card.
So that brings me to the end of the card and I hope that you like how it turned out. I’ll be back soon to share another card with you. In the meantime, happy crafting!
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