Sunday, 30 April 2017

Altenew and Papertrey Ink Poppy Sympathy card

Hello everyone and welcome to the May Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge. Well, we were bowled over by the fabulous quality of the entries for last month, and we are so pleased that you are liking this challenge so much. Once again, this is an anything goes watercolour challenge but each month we have an optional twist to add to the fun,

and as always, we have a prize, donated by our lovely Kylie

Our optional twist this time is 'Red' so I came up with this card

1) Die cut a piece of watercolour card with the stitched panel die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 23
2) Using the MISTI stamp positioner, stamp the outline stamp from the Altenew Painted Poppy stamp, in red ink. Paint the poppy using red ink, and then stamp the image again, this time just inking up the centre with black ink.
3) Repeat step 2 but re position the stamp so that it is going off the panel. When the paint is dry, add some touches of darker ink with a very fine brush to give the impression of folds in the petals.
4) Add a couple of stems to the flowers with green ink, and add a strip of black card to the edge of the panel.

5) Cut a small rectangle of red card and round the corners with a corner chomper before stamping and white embossing the sentiment from Papertrey Ink Year of Flowers Carnation stamp set.
6) Fix the panel to a red base card on some fun foam and attach the sentiment. Finish off with a few Nuvo Crystal Drops.

We are lucky enough to have the talented Helen Gullet joining us as the guest designer this month so I do hope you will give her a warm welcome. You will find her lovely card and lots of inspiration from the team over on the Happy Little Stampers blog.

I'd like to play along with

Time Out Challenge #82 - flowers no twist

Allsorts Challenge #413 - embossing

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by

Carol x


  1. What a beautiful sympathy card carol, those poppies are magnificent and I love the mixed fonts of the message xx

  2. Absolutely stunning card Carol!

  3. Oh I LOVE your stunning card!! The poppies are just beautiful and I LOVE that white on red for the sentiment. FANTASTIC design!!

  4. Carol, I am in awe of your amazing colouring on this card! So, so beautiful!

  5. Those poppies look so real. Beautiful!

  6. Wonderful card and so beautifully done Carol!

  7. Your card is so gorgeous! I love poppies too!

  8. This is beautiful Carol, a stunning card.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  9. Wow, this is stunning. Cara x

  10. Really pretty card, love the drops.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  11. Your poppies are gorgeous!! LOVE your colouring and design xx

  12. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  13. Pretty card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Embossing' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  14. Carol, this card is stunning! Those poppies came out perfect and I love the CAS design. Just lovely!

  15. This is gorgeous Carol, and a perfect sympathy card. Your poppies are colored so beautifully with wonderful dimension. I love that little strip of black, and the corner rounding on the sentiment panel gives it a lovely softness. Thanks so much for joining us at Time Out!

  16. Beautiful card! Love the design and the poppies are so pretty.

  17. Wow this is so pretty. I love the colour of the poppies, such a gorgeous shade of red. Jenny x


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Carol x


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