Friday, 12 February 2010

Poppy background stamp

Hi all

Well I couldn't resist having a quick play with one of my new stamps last night! I am sure I have issues as I swing between manic eagerness to use new craft stuff or on the contrary trying to preserve it in it's new state for as long as possible haha. This poppy stamp I couldn't wait to ink up but I have other stash still in its packaging that I occasionally take out, stroke it, ooh and aah over it then put it back unused... wonder if there is a condition for this?

Tried to keep it simple, didn't really want to distress the sentiment but I was so tired (and impatient) and just wanted to get the card finished last night, when I put the sentiment on the card stock looked a bit creamy so rather than print another one off and waste a whole sheet of card I decided to distress it with Tim Holtz ink.

The Hero Arts Poppy stamp I first inked with gradient Versacolor Mocha Truffle, I then inked an Anitas stamp with some script and love hearts on it in a darker brown, with the ink still wet on both stamps I "dabbed" the script stamp onto the poppy stamp to transfer some of the darker brown ink onto it, stamped it onto white card stock and coloured with chalks.

The pink card stock is K and Co Bailey Mat pad (love these and this is one which I couldn't bear to cut into when I first got it).

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Polkadoodles - Hearts or flowers or both LOL


  1. It diodn't take you long to use your prize lol. Your card is wonderful. I love the way you have inked the stamp - the effect is really beautiful.
    Lisa ;)

  2. Hello Sarah, thought I'd pop by again and so pleased I did - what a beautiful card! So feminine! Fantastic colouring!

    I know what you mean about not using stock! I have some lovely stuff I've never used because I don't think I'll ever be able to do them justice! Daft, or what?!!!

  3. Oh Sarah, what a beautiful card, so elegant, delicate and feminine! I love your colouring.
    I am guilty of not using stash too....why do we do that???
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Warmest wishes Anita,,.xxx

  4. I love this card Sarah and have looked closely to see how you did this ,, still can't work it out but it looks absolutely fantastic ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the PTW :-)

    Lols x x

  5. This card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love all the work you put into your stamped poppies...I literally thought that was a photo!!!
    And thank you for your VERY sweet comment on my blog. :)

  6. very pretty card. Love poppies.

  7. What a beautiful effect with the 2 stamps. Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles this week...Kris

  8. This is so pretty. The flowers are stunning, great choice on colours too.x

  9. Your card is so pretty and I love the stamp and the colouring. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

  10. What a lovely card - so delicate
    Absolutely great
    This stamp is fabulous!

  11. oh wow this is just stunning, love it! hugs Debx

  12. wooow love your card....very your bow too...hugs ADORABLE card

  13. fab card , thanks for joining us at polkadoodles this week.
    hugs Kate x

  14. Lovely elegant card! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  15. Really lovely work. Thanks for joining in with the Polka Doodles hearts and flowers challenge.


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