Hello & happy Monday! I hope things are wonderful in your part of the world. I’m hopping today with my friends around the world as part of the Stamp Review Crew. If you’ve come from Cindy in the US, welcome to the Southern Hemisphere where you are visiting me in Western Australia. From here you go to Lou on the east coast of Australia, so keep hopping around until you’ve seen all the great projects. You can see the main post for this hop by clicking here (note: there may be a delay until this link goes live).
Today we’re all hopping using the Painted Poppies stamp set. This is currently available in the Stampin’ Up! Jan-June Mini Catalogue, but will carry over to the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue from June. It’s bundled with the Painted Labels Dies.
This suite also includes coordinating DSP, embellishments (sequins, ribbon & elements) and another stamp set and bundle die (Peaceful Moments stamp set & Poppy Moments Dies).
The main colours of this suite are red, purple & green (Poppy Parade, Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Mossy Meadow & Old Olive). It also features Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo & Pool Party. To create different look on the main trend, I’ve focused on Pool Party for my set of cards – specifically the Pool Party striped sheet from the Peaceful Poppies DSP.
All the stamping for these cards is white heat embossing – mostly on White Vellum. I love the look it gives! Stampin’ Up! have used this technique in the Poppy Elements (as well as watercolor paper and printed elements).
Painted Poppies is an image only stamp set, which gives stampers the opportunity to pair it with their favourite sentiment sets. You can use the coordinating set from the suite (Peaceful Moments stamp set) but any greeting will work with these gorgeous floral images. I’ve used the Label Me Bold stamp set (currently on the Last Chance Retirement List). The ‘from me’ sentiment is perfect for a card that suits any occasion and I do love a good happy birthday sentiment!
I really love the poppy field stamp in this set. I’ve stamped it twice here so the poppies flow across the whole card. The vellum crinkles a little when you heat emboss it, but I love the texture that adds!
Did you notice that White Baker’s Twine is retiring? It’s possibly the product I’m most sad about losing. I use white twine on EVERYTHING! I’ve stocked up, so I’ll be able to add it for a while longer, but I might have to start learning to tie by bows with just one wrap instead of two or three!!!
This card uses the label as a background from the Poppy Labels Dies (as well as the Stitched So Sweetly Dies for the DSP label).
Thank you for joining me today. Next up, you’re visiting my stamping bestie, Lou Kitzelman over in Queensland where the sun is bound to be shining, and you’re always going to find great inspiration on her blog!!
Have a great week!