Monday, June 27, 2011

Can't Resist Poppy Parade!

Happy Monday Stampers!
How was your weekend? Ours was simply beautiful - perfect Summer weather, soft serve ice cream, meals on the deck, time spent with friends, I even got to take a nap in one of the deck chairs. How great is that? (Well, I'd actually gone out to read for a bit and ended up with my Kindle laying on my chest!) Yep, a perfect Summer weekend!

So today I woke up to grey skies and a little drizzle - bleech! Maybe looking at this card will make me feel better! LOL!
Here, take a look:

Don't you just love those Summer colors? Yeah, Poppy Parade and Wild Wasabi - so yummy together!
Here's the full card front:

When I was on the SU! Alaska cruise last month, I saw a card on one of the display boards that used this fun fold and I knew I'd have to recreate it.
My card base is Poppy Parade, and the open side of the card is actually on the left. The front panel is Whisper White and I ran it through the Big Shot with my Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.
The fold over piece is made with more Whisper White cardstock and my Scallop Square Die for the Big Shot. Once I cut out the square, I counted off five scallops and made my fold there.

I stamped the larger side with the leaf/stem stamp from the Fabulous Florets Stamp Set in Versamark ink, embossing with Clear Embossing Powder and my Heat Tool. I then used a Sponge Dauber with Wild Wasabi Classic Ink and rubbed color all over and around the image. I love this technique - called Emboss Resist - it's like watching a stamping magic show! The beautiful image appears with just a touch of color! The embossed area "resists" the ink so you get a lovely shadowy image with the color that appears around it. Gorgeous!

**TD Tip
- Be sure to wipe off the embossed area with a piece of tissue or paper towel to remove any excess ink from the "resist" area.

Next, the short side of this piece of cardstock was then attached to the back of the open side of the card with Tombow Multi-Adhesive.

The Poppy Parade flower was stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock with more Versamark ink, embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and colored with Poppy Parade Classic Ink and a Sponge Dauber. I trimmed out the flower, leaving a bit of a border around the edge, with my Paper Snips. I popped it up over the stem with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Here's a look at the card standing open:

Cool huh?! The greeting was stamped using the Short and Sweet Stamp Set - another workhorse in my stamp cabinet - in Poppy Parade Classic Ink. I punched it out with the now SOLD OUT Small Oval Punch. Another reason to check that retiring Accessories List. Stuff sells out pretty quickly and now you only have four days to get the things you want from it!
It's layered on a piece of Poppy Parade punched out with the Large Oval Punch and popped up on a Stampin' Dimensional. I positioned the dimensional under the right side of the greeting, adhering it in just the right place so the folded Scallop Square would slip under it and stay in place when closed.

As a final accent, I threaded a Bitty Button with Whisper White Baker's Twine and tied it in a bow. It's adhered with Mini Glue Dots to the front of the greeting.

I really, really love this card and I hope you do as well. My stamp classes earlier this month all got to make it and they thought it was so fun to do! You can recreate it at home too - just shop in my Online Store for all the supplies you'll need. You can substitute the Large Oval Punch for the Small Oval, and the Scalloped Oval for the Large Oval as I've used them here.
There's a complete supply list for you below to make your shopping easy on my Website. Simply type in the Item # you want in the Search block and each product you need will come up so you can add it to your cart.

Have a great Monday everyone - go stamp something fun!

Stampin' Supplies

119794 - Poppy Parade Cardstock
100730 - Whisper White Cardstock
119782 - Poppy Parade Classic Ink
109014 - Wild Wasabi Classic Ink
102283 - Versamark Ink
123027 - Fabulous Florets Stamp Set Clear Mount
115060 - Short and Sweet Stamp Set
102892 - Sponge Daubers
118761 - Bitty Buttons
124262 - Whisper White Baker's Twine
119855 - Large Oval Punch
119856 - Scalloped Oval Punch
103683 - Mini Glue Dots
104430 - Stampin' Dimensionals
110755 - Tombow Multi Adhesive
113439 - Big Shot Die Cut Machine
115950 - Scalloped Square Die
117335 - Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

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  1. Love your carad! I will have to try and make one.

  2. I love the cards and I love you!



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