I've been a very busy artist-at-work this week. I finally got back into the workshop scene and hosted my first workshop in months. My how I've missed my time with the girls. Although I procrastinate and stress myself out EVERY time, it is ALWAYS worth it!
My card today is my favorite design from the workshop. When I got the new 2012-2013 catalog, this was my first MUST have stamp. I adore poppies and I couldn't wait to play. There is just something so simple, yet so pretty about them. Here in Arizona, we get orange poppies. If we get a rainy spring, they can be seen covering the bases of many mountains in the area. They are a gorgeous sight to see.
My first thought was to color the poppies with my Blender Pens. I couldn't get the colors to blend as well as I liked, so I scrapped that idea. I skimmed through the catalog and found a teeny tiny sample that used the stamp with Crumb Cake. I loved the look and had to recreate. The design for the card came from this beauty by Julie Lacey over at Stamps & Taxes. I love her layers and colors.
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Stamps: Pleasant Poppies & Word Play
Paper: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Jet Black StazOn
Accessories: Pink Button, Linen Thread, Glue Dots & Pop Dots/Dimensionals