Of course, poppies are a symbol of Remembrance Day. But can be used for so much more! Think sympathy, encouragement, hello or thinking of you cards! And don't limit yourself to the colour red! Poppies come in many colours!
I used the Inspiring Poppies Stamp Set from Gina K Designs along with one of my favourite techniques. And that it using alcohol markers along with heat embossing. Now, I'm uncomfortable using my pricey markers alongside embossed images because I'm scared it will ruin the tip of the marker, so here is how I do it.
I stamped out the image using Memento Grey Flannel Ink which is an alcohol marker safe ink. I made sure to use my Misti for this and leave the stamp on the door!
I did some quick colouring. No need to be fussy when it comes to blending as all the detail will be added later! After it was coloured, I put the panel back in the Misti, rubbed it down with an antistatic bag, inked it up with Versamark Ink and used Metallic Copper Embossing Powder from WOW.
You can see here how all the lovely details are added back in. And that gorgeous embossing powder!
I then took some time to fussy cut the image. Tedious but so worth it!! I used a stitched frame die from Lawn Fawn and cut it from white cardstock. I attached the floral image with some behind and some in front.
Before adhering the flowers and frame to a white card base, I used a splatter image stamp from and older MFT set and stamped the front of the card base. I used Versamark Ink and the same embossing powder. Such an easy and mess free way to get a splattered background!
I die cut the frame from craft foam as well, to give some dimension to the card. I adhered it down then placed some foam squares underneath the flowers.
The sentiment comes from the Inspiring Poppies set as well. I used a couple of pink inks to create a soft ombre look then fussy cut around it. I adhered it down with a combo of liquid glue and foam adhesive.
I love the clean and simple look of this card but with the added punch of that metallic embossing!
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