28 August 2017

Birthday Poppies - watercolour stamping

Red poppies to celebrate a special day. A Magenta stamp with Distress marker watercolouring.


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Putting It Together

The inspiring challenge limits the palette to black and white plus one colour. I thought about the poppies stamp I have from the Canadian company, Magenta, and decided to make a CAS birthday card.

I laid out the card with the stamps, just two and very simply.

The centre flower is solid. To stamp it in colour with the rest in black, I masked it off with a piece of washi tape. Ink up the stamp, remove the mask, and stamp.

I left the stamp in the same spot in the Misti and inked up the centre flower with a Distress marker, Barn Door.

I lightly misted the flower..

.. and stamped the red centre flower.

I scribbled the Distress marker on my plastic work surface and...

... used a waterbrush to loosely colour the large flowers.

I misted the whole panel with Perfect Pearls for a light sparkle, Confetti White.

I stamped the sentiment using the same black archival ink as the flowers and added a little bit of white gel pen to the flowers.

After trimming the panel, I ran the edges on the black archival pad. This leaves a very narrow line which finishes this card wonderfully.

I matted the panel with red cardstock from Micheals and added some rhinestones.

Inside the card, I stamped the tops of the outside flowers to add a bit of detail.


Happy Little Stampers CAS: Flower
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour: Bloom
AAA Cards: Masking
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-crafty: Anything Goes


  1. what pretty poppies and layout. Thank you for playing with us at AAA cards.

  2. Clever and different use of masking. Pretty card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. fabulous make and love the steps shared. A great card.Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@ATSM

  4. What an interesting tutorial. Thanks for sharing. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge xx
    Patsy - DT

  5. Great CAS card and excellent tutorial as well!

    Thanks for joining us @ Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge. Hope to see you back again soon :)

  6. Beautiful CAS-card!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at TPS-challenge this week! Good Luck! Hug Lena

  7. LOVE this! Your watercolouring is awesome and such a great CAS card! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  8. Stunning card, really beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafter's Cafe.
    Fiona DT x


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