Pop pop poppies

Pop pop poppies purple Heather Telford

Today’s card features the new brushstroke stamp ‘Pop Pop Poppy’. All this week the new brush stroke stamps are the stars on the PB blog. Yesterday  Jill Foster shared a video showing how to make her gorgeous watercolored card with this stamp.

I began by masking the watercolour panel with painter’s tape to create a border. I then painted water over the whole panel and inked the poppy petals with seeded preserves distress stain and the leaves with peeled paint distress stain. When I stamped it on the wet paper the colour bled into the surrounding area. I added tumbled glass distress stain with a paintbrush. I dabbed away a few dark areas of colour to leave areas of muted purple, blue and green on the panel as background colour. When the stain was almost dry I re-inked the petals with seeded preserves, and stamped again for a defined image. Using a stamp positioning tool I stamped the petals then the leaves with peeled paint and finally the flower centres with memento tuxedo black ink. I splattered a little seeded preserves stain over the panel as I like to do.

The little tag was cut using a die from the ‘flower tags’ set.  I sponged the edges with seeded preserves ink then stamped a sentiment from ‘pretty petals’ in the same ink. To finish it all off I tied some ribbon around the panel and a bow on the tag before popping up the whole panel on a watercolour paper card base.


Stamps: Pop Pop Poppy, Pretty Petals (PB)
Creative Dies: Flower tags
Inks: Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass distress stains (Ranger), Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Imagine Craft/Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% & 25% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: Green satin ribbon


12 Comments on “Pop pop poppies”

  1. wow… too romantic! Fresh and beautiful! Love it!

  2. Pat says:

    Gorgeous Heather, and I love the plum colour you have used which makes a change from red. The colour bleeding in the background is beautiful and the added ribbon and sentiment tag works perfectly to finish. x

  3. Vicki B says:

    I think my eyes nearly pop, pop, popped when I saw that card. Not sure what word to use other than GORGEOUS! Wish I had your talent.

  4. Maria says:

    Stunning Heather! Love that deep purple colour and
    Sweet sentiment.

  5. I love the richness and depth to the deep purple/burgundy colour! Such a beautiful design Heather!

  6. Lisa F. says:

    I Love this card. Purple poppies! I hope you decide to teach it in a class. I want to make it very much.

  7. I am loving these purple poppies – awesome! xxx

  8. Jan McD says:

    Just gorgeous, Heather.

  9. heidi says:

    This is gorgeous! I just love the color of the flowers. I wonder if the distress ink would give a similar result as the stain?? I am planning to add seedless preserves to my inks, but don’t have room to start collecting the stains. TFS

  10. Lindsey says:

    Such a beautiful effect with this stamp, the distress stains, and the damp watercolour paper.

  11. CherylQuilts says:

    Oh, Heather, your cards always amaze me with the dramatic watercolor effect you achieve! These are gorgeous flowers, and I love the colors! And the beautiful ribbon/bow with the sentiment tag are a perfect finishing touch! Hugs!

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