Hi everyone. Here's my Design Team card for the latest challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More - CAS#6. I kept the card CAS by mostly focusing on the image and then adding a small banner sentiment.
This card is also for the SCS Featured Stamper Challenge (FS317 - SueN). I had so much fun looking through Sue's wonderfuly gallery of cards. Thanks Sue ... your beautiful card inspired me to pull out this lovely poppy stamp from SU - I had forgotten that I bought it and it hadn't been inked until just now! Congrats on being chosen Featured Stamper - enjoy your week!
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, A Word for You (SU!)
Paper: Watercolor; Old Olive Houndstooth DP (SU!)
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Versamark (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Black embossing powder, heat gun, blender pen, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sticky strips, adhesives, and dimensionals
This stamp is actually a large background stamp. I took advice from my friend, Bonnie (Stamping with Klass) and cut the stamp into two pieces so they could be used separately - lots more flexibility. Thanks Bonnie.
I stamped the image with Versamark ink and embossed with black powder using my heat tool (something that SueN does a lot). I rarely heat emboss because I find it makes such a mess and I end up with powder everywhere. I realize now that I need to just come up with a better system, because the heat embossing is a wonderful technique that I should use more often. I used the marker layering technique to color in the poppies ... using a blender pen to swipe some color from my ink pads, adding a light base coat, and then adding more depth of color with small dashes or dots from my Stampin' Write markers and blending to achieve the look above. When I was finished "watercoloring", I added an outline using my Sahara Sand Stampin' Write marker and then blended the line a bit with the blender pen - this gave the poppies more dimension. So happy with how this turned out.
Here's a close-up view of the poppies:
I hope I have inspired you to join in the fun for the latest challenge at ATS&M. Click here to check out the challenge and see the other Design Team's creations - they are amazing!!