Desert Colors: Painted Poppies

Stampin' Up! Painted Poppies using Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent In-Colors

I wanted the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies set from the moment it came out. But I didn’t buy it until quite late. I love red poppies as much as the next girl. And yes, I did pull over on the side of the road in France when I saw a field of them to take a picture. But poppies in my part of the world aren’t red. They’re orange.

I just noticed some poppies have sprung up in my naturalized garden. I can’t wait for them to bloom, and I owe my neighbors some thanks. But when they do bloom, I’m sure they will look similar to this: a nice soft green and a warm golden flower.

Painted Poppies Card Details

I started with a base of Soft Succulent. This new In-color is so pretty and soft, with a slight gray tone. Next, I added a layer of white card stock stamped with the poppy flower image from the set in Soft Succulent. Finally, to finish the background, I used the large spatter stamp with Pale Papaya to add an artistic feel.

For the focal point piece, I stamped the flower in Memento ink and used the new In-Color Stampin’ Blends to color it in. The sentiment is from the Dragonfly Garden set. Next, I trimmed the paper to 1-3/4″x3-1/2″ and mounted it on a piece of Soft Succulent cut to 2″x 3-3/4″. Finally, I tied a knot of Pale Papaya Open Weave ribbon around the assembly before adding it to the card on Dimensionals.

For the final touch of sparkle, I used three Genial Gems. That’s it. A simple, elegant card in the desert colors I love. You can order all these products with me by clicking on the image of the annual catalog on the right. Until next time…Ink up!

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