The background was created by stamping the outline poppy stamp all over a 4" by 5&1/4" piece of white cardstock using Versamark ink, then embossing with clear embossing powder. Then this piece was sprinkled with Color Burst pigments in Crimson and Orange then spritzed with water. I kept adding color and spritzing until I got the look I wanted. The colors are so vibrant, they make the card just pop, don't you think? Such an easy way to get a watercolor look.
The above pic is the work in progress....I added more of the Orange color around the edges after this pic....very easy to layer in more color!
The center panel is a 2&1/2" by 3&3/4" piece of white cardstock stamped with the Text Background JustRite stamp (Black Soot ink stamped off) and then stamped over with the Chicken Wire Background JustRite stamp using Versamark embossed in black. I roughed up the edges a bit with the Tonic Distress Tool, then matted it on a 4" by 2&3/4" piece of black cardstock. This panel is foam taped to the card front.
The leaves and poppies were stamped and fussy cut out, then sentiment embossed in black, the frame stamped in Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink (the Worn Lipstick and this color match up with the Color Burst so well). They are foam taped to the card, and the sentiment added. I used the oval die set to cut out the sentiment, and to add the black lacy border underneath (I cut it in half, and glued it down so it's closer to a circle than oval).
These poppy stamps are so much fun! You can find them HERE.
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Stamps: CR-05081 Multi-Step Poppies, CR-05053 Small Oval Wishes, CL-05087 Chicken Wire Background, CL-05088 Text Background
Dies: DIE-05049 Joy Oval Frames
Paper: AC white and black
Ink: Versamark, Distress Ink-Ripe Persimmon, Black Soot, Worn Lipstick, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint
Other: Ranger Embossing Powder-Clear, Black Fine Detail; Color Burst-Crimson, Orange; Tonic Distress Tool; Copic Marker-Black