Susan Simpson - UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Painted Poppies - Kre8tors Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another Kre8tors Blog Hop.  If you are starting here with me or hopping on from Michelle, welcome!  This month our theme is Floral and we have lots of inspiration to share with you.


I decided to use a favourite stamp set of mine called Painted Poppies and the Poppy Moments Dies.  I am delighted to say both items will still be with us when the new Annual Catalogue launches at the beginning of June!

There is nothing to say that the lovely line art images in this set have to be poppies, a quick look on Pinterest and you see will lots of ideas.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Painted Poppies, Poppy Moments Dies, Susan Simpson UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Kre8tors Blog Hop,

The colours I decided to use for my projects are very simple - just one colour for each of my projects today.  My projects  would look lovely in lots of different colours;  after all, who says poppies have to be red!

I also decided to use a stamp set called Praiseworth Prose.  I'm ashamed to say this is the first time that I have used this stamp set that is sadly retiring soon.  However, I have used the coordinating alphabet dies a lot and will be keeping them on my shelf for a long time.

Here is my floral project.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Painted Poppies, Poppy Moments Dies, Susan Simpson UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Kre8tors Blog Hop,

To create the Painted Poppies project
8.7 cm x 29 cm ww thick - scored at 14.5 cm
8.2 cm x 14 cm ww thick
8 cm x 7 cm watercolour paper

To create the stamped elements
I used Night of Navy ink to stamp this lovely sentiment from a set called Praiseworthy Prose and also the flowers in the bottom right hand corner of the ww panel.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Painted Poppies, Poppy Moments Dies, Susan Simpson UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Kre8tors Blog Hop,

I used the Balmy Blue Stampin' Blend (light) to add little splodges of colour to the flowers deliberately missing areas to create a sort of watercolour effect.

To create the die cut elements
Die cut the largest flower and the two flower centres from watercolour card.

Spritz with clean water and then using ink from the Night of Navy ink pad, dab colour randomly using an Aqua Painter onto each piece and allow to dry.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Painted Poppies, Poppy Moments Dies, Susan Simpson UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Kre8tors Blog Hop,

You can see above that when I started this project I was not sure which colour I wanted to use.  I ended up using the two blue flowers only - I will save the Lovely Lipstick one for another project.

To assemble the project
I used dimensionals to adhere the panel to the card base.  I used the end of my poky tool to add shape and dimension to the flowers centres.  I prefer to use two separate pieces for the centre of these flowers because I don't like the smiley face on the larger die cut!  Adhere with with Tombow and then use a dimensional to adhere the completed flower to the card front.


Here is the completed card and envelope.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Painted Poppies, Poppy Moments Dies, Susan Simpson UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Kre8tors Blog Hop

I also stamped the flowers on the inside of the card and the envelope.  How I wish Stampin' Up! would offer more sizes of envelopes - the quality with other brands is just not the same.


I also completed a card using the Balmy Blue elements shown above.  I wasn't quite happy with the paler blue flower so I added some jewels to add a bit more contrast.  


Craftyduckydoodah!, Painted Poppies, Poppy Moments Dies, Susan Simpson UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, Kre8tors Blog Hop

I like both versions of my project but I prefer the Night of Navy one!

I hope you enjoyed my projects, details of the products I used today can be found at the end of this post.  Next up is the lovely Dana Sullivan who has more floral inspiration to inspire you.



If you have any questions, or need help with anything I’m always happy to help.  You can email me susan_merrey@yahoo.co.uk or telephone 07905 403 823 during normal working hours.

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19 comments:

  1. So pretty! Thank you for sharing

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  2. Pretty Card!! I like the ink effects and layout of your card!

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  3. Your card is simply beautiful, Susan! Love how you can see the sentiment underneath the poppy!

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  4. I love the splodgy ink effect and your colour scheme! Very pretty!

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  5. These blue poppies are enchanting!

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  6. OMG!!! This is such a pretty card <3 I want to make more of these, may I case please <3
    Cheers Shaz

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  7. Love this beautiful card! I am really loving all the blue and white! Thanks so much for sharing and hopping with us!

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  8. I love your card Susan! So creative. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Beautiful card, love the blue and white x

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  10. These poppies are lovely in blue

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  11. What a lovely technique, beautiful, tfs x

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  12. I love the blue poppies, so pretty!

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  13. Pretty card, Love the blue and white, Thanks for Sharing Susan, Stay Safe

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  14. Beautiful cards. Love these pretty color combinations.

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  15. WOW!!! Gorgeous in blue!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  16. Beautiful, Susan! One of my favorite dies!

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  17. So nice!! I love how you colored your die image

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