How to make a watercolour effect painted poppy

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Painted Poppies are such beautiful stamps.  I love adding a soft colour to the flowers and leaving the rest of the card clean and simple. Painted-Poppy-Card

To help you understand how to made these cards I made this step by step how to – which I hope will help you.  All the supplies I used will be listed at the end, along with some other cards I have made with this stamp set.  Click on the photographs to enlarge them.

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  1. I lay the poppy outline stamp onto my card and moved the stem where I wanted it then stamped it in black ink. I cleaned the stamp with a baby wipe, then lay it onto the card again and arranged it so the flower is looking the other way.  I also stamped the leaf outline to a stem.
  1. I used the solid flower head stamp next, and inked it up with Festive Berries and stamped it off onto a piece of scratch paper so I would get a second generation stamped image on the poppies. I stamped the solid leaf stamp straight onto the card with Frayed Leaf.
  1. My second generation stamping wasn’t perfect but this was fine as I was going to use my waterbrush to smooth out the colour. I smooshed some ink onto my acrylic block so I could pick up some more colour to add shadows where the darkest areas would be.  I shaded the leaf the same way and added a bit of Frayed Leaf to the stems.
  1. To finish this card I used the sentiment “you make me” and “happy” from the same stamp set.
  1. Now I have a card front I can finish out with some sequins or glitter and then stick it onto a card base.

Painted-Poppy-Card
All the supplies I used are listed below and available in our shop.

 

Altenew

Painted Poppies stamp set

Painted Poppies co-ordinating die

Wood Pallet background

Ink – Frayed Leaf, Frosty Pink

 

Tim Holtz / Ranger

Watercolour Paper

Distress Inks – Pumice Stone, Festive Berries

Archival Jet Black ink

 

Versamark Embossing ink

Zing Clear embossing powder

Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block

Tonic Mini GuillotineTrimmer

Bazzill Kraft Card

Bazzill Marshmallow card

 

 

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  1. Janet Machon
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    This is a very beautiful card.

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