Friday 7 February 2014

Happy Watercolour poppies

It's been great fun road testing Stampin' Up's Happy Watercolour stamp set this week. If you're looking for a versatile set with background stamps to create interesting effects with, as well as two beautiful flower images and three sentiments I can really recommend this one! Come and see my latest creation:

This time I thought I'd try using a combination of colours to stamp the watercolour splodge. I chose So Saffron and Pistachio Pudding and carried on the soft, feminine look by using Naturals Ivory card stock for my card base.

The poppy image was stamped twice and I extended the stems a little with the fine end of a marker. I used markers to colour the image too, blending several different yellows for the flower heads to intensify the colour.

I added a bold sentiment from Four You and scored a banner around it using my Simply Scored tool for the straight lines and a chevron from the Borders plate for the ribbon tail.

• I've had lots of messages from readers telling me they wish I'd do more videos and I have listened! As well as 3D project tutorials, I'm running a series of quick card videos called Quick as a Wink as well as a Back to Basics series on subjects like how to use a stamp-a-majig, tie a flat knot etc. My first Quick as a Wink video went live yesterday - do have a look and tell me what you think!

Here's what you'll need to make this project
Ink: Early Espresso, So Saffron and Pistachio Pudding classic inks, plus markers
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It was parents' evening at school yesterday and I was there with my youngest son to talk to teachers about his progress. I wish you could have seen the face of one of his teachers when my son kicked off the proceedings by telling her kindly that he thought she was a very good teacher and he thoroughly enjoyed her lessons!

Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you very soon,


  1. Perfect!

    Happy Friday to you.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Morning Vicky love your card, what a fab stamp set! Sorry for my lack of commenting things should be quieter for me now:)

  3. Such a lovely card Vicky, great video too well done ! the watercolour stamps look great .......maybe a link to them where you have listed them here would be good? I couldn't find them in your online shop :) hugs Viv xx

    1. Thank you for your feedback Viv. Sorry you had a problem finding the stamp set - I'll add links in future. Hugs, Vicky x

  4. Love your poppy card Vicky gorgeous colours


  5. Beautiful, beautiful card and adorable story! As a retired middle school teacher, your son's introduction cracked me up! Thank you for sharing your talents and your family's amusing moments:-)

  6. Beautiful card and your video is spot on, thank you

  7. Absolutely love the colour you have used for your poppy. Beautiful card x

  8. Gorgeous Vicky. Anything with poppies is a winner for me and the colours are lovely. I must try to get time this week to play with some of my new stamps.

    Kat xx

  9. So the colors.

  10. Beautiful card Vicky, so elegant.

  11. Lovely card. Your son should be a politician when he grows up:))


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