Himalayan Poppies


Introducing "Himalayan Poppies".

One stamp two ways describes my cards for today. For both I am using the Himalayan Poppies by Altenew and I have basically used the same technique for both.
For this card I am using Arches cold press watercolour paper. Using distress oxide inks in salvaged patina and twisted citron, I applied the inks using foam blending tools. 

Once I was happy with the blending I spritzed the colours with water allowing the inks to finish the blending. To keep the piece from warping I sprayed the back of the card as well.
Once the piece was dry I placed it in my mini Misti and stamped using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne. I then stamped again embossing ink and clear embossing powder.

To finish up this card I attached the watercolour piece to my Neenah card base using foam tape. 

Using a scrap piece of watercolour card I put down some twisted citron ink and spritzed with water, then dragged the piece through the ink and dried with my heat gun. 

I then stamped the sentiment using the Nocturne ink and attached to the card front using foam strips.

For the second card I used Neenah 110lb cardstock applying the ink the same way as I did the first card. I also spritzed the card lightly to allow the inks to blend with a paper towel at the ready should it be needed.

Once all was dry I stamped the Poppy using the Nocturne ink. I then stamped a second piece of Hammermill card using the same ink and fussy cut the flowers. 
I put down the salvaged patina and the twisted citron in separate spots and spritzed with Perfect Pearls, then dragged the flowers through the inks and setting them aside to dry.

In the meantime I die cut the card piece and attached foam strips to the frame left from the cut. I die cut another piece of card using a different die and splattered it with the twisted citron.
To finish my card I attached the die cut layer with the splatters using glue. I then attached the floral piece, again using glue, and added the frame using the foam tape to adhere.

I then stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink on the floral panel. For the flower centres I applied gel pen in orange and pink to the flower centres then attached the flowers using foam squares.

Thank you for visiting today. Following are Affiliate links for the products I used for both of these cards at no extra expense to you.


xoxo, Kia