These Are the Moments

The Painted Poppies Suite Collection came out with a flurry in 2019 with the Jan-June Mini Catalog. The Product Suite was huge with the most beautiful Designer Series Paper. It was all so beautiful it was easy to be distracted from the simple elegance found in the Painted Poppies Cling Stamp Set. And let’s not forget the Painted Labels Dies with some of the prettiest labels and accents, plus dies to match the poppies and leaves stamps. This versatile set and coordinating dies makes beautiful cards and when I saw this pretty card by Krista Thomas, I HAD to try it. I was really interested in figuring out how she added ink to the embossing folder.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Basic Black Cardstock 5 1/2″ h x 8 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ h x 4 1/4″ w
Background: Basic White Cardstock 5 1/4″ h x 4″ w with the Brick and Mortar Embossing Folder
Sentiment Layer: Basic White Cardstock with the Painted Labels Die
Sentiment Trim: Basic Black Cardstock with the Painted Labels Die
Inside: Basic White Cardstock 5 1/4″ h x 4″ w

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. First stamp the Poppy on the Background with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then color in with the Painted Poppies and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends alcohol Markers.
  4. Next, run the Background through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine with the Brick and Mortar Embossing Folder then use a sponge to lightly apply Basic Grey ink to the raised area and edges of the Background before attaching to the Card Base with Tear & Tape or Stampin’ Seal+.
  5. Stamp the Sentiment and Poppies on the Sentiment Layer with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Color the images in with the Painted Poppies and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends alcohol Markers before attaching to the Background with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Attach the Decorative Trim to the Sentiment using Fine Tip Glue or Adhesive Sheets if you have them.
  7. Sprinkle on some Red Rhinestones.
  8. Stamp your inside sentiment and decorate if desired, before attaching with the adhesive of your choice.
  9. Decorate the envelope.
  10. Beautiful! Who will you send it to?

Shopping List

Stamper’s Toolkit

You will also need adhesive, acrylic blocks, scissors and other basic PaperCrafting items from the Stamper’s Toolkit

You’re As Sweet As a Peach

I have really been digging seeing black & white with a pop of color. I couldn’t wait to use up the last of my True Love Designer Series Paper for this pretty Thank You Card. Little strips of the black & white paper accented with pops of Pale Papaya and of course, PEACHES! So fun!

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Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Pear Pizzaz 8 1/2″ h x 5 1/2″ w folded to 4 1/4″ h x 5 1/2″ w
Background: Black Cardstock 4″ h x 5 1/4″ w
Decorative Strips Matte: Pale Papaya Cardstock 3 3/4″h x 5″ w
Decorative Strips: True Love Designer Series Paper scraps cut to approx 3 1/2″ h x various widths 1/4″ w to 1/2″ w
Sentiment Layer: Basic White Cardstock 1 1/2″ h x 1 3/4″ w
Inside Layer: Basic White Cardstock 4 1/4″ h x 5 1/2″ w

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Use the adhesive of choice to attach the Basic Black Background.
  4. Create the Decorative Strips Layer
    1. First cut your strips. They should be about 3 1/2″ h x varying widths. I made about 12 and needed 10, but it depends on their width.
    2. Attach the strips to the Pale Papaya Decorative Strips Matte.
  5. Next on Basic White scrap Stamp:
    1. Two peaches in Pale Papaya ink, with Calypso Coral ink sponge daubed on 1/2.
    2. Three flowers (one stamp) in Pale Papaya ink with Calypso Coral centers.
    3. Two peach stems in Pear Pizzaz ink
    4. Leaves (one stamp) in Pear Pizzaz ink.
  6. Die cut the peaches, flowers, stems and leaves.
  7. Stamp your Sentiment on Basic White Scrap and cut to size.
  8. Use Tear & Tape to attach a piece of Ribbon to the Decorative Strips layer, and then arrange your Sentiment, peaches, flowers, stems and leaves. Once you have them where you want them, adhere to the page. I used a variety of Stampin’ Dimenionals and Stampin’ Seal+.
  9. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the Decorative Strips Layer to the Basic Black Background.
  10. Sprinkle on some pearls!!
  11. Stamp and attach your Inside Layer.
  12. Decorate your envelope.
  13. LOVE!! Who will you send it to?

Shopping List

Stamper’s Toolkit

You will also need adhesive, acrylic blocks, scissors and other basic PaperCrafting items from the Stamper’s Toolkit