Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pleasant Poppies

For the PPA144  challenge, I used Stampin' Up!'s Pleasant Poppies.  I stamped on vellum using SU Early Espresso and heat embossed with a clear embossing powder. 

I also stamped the butterfly from SU Papillion Potpourri and heat embossed with the clear powder.

To color the flowers and butterfly, I turned the design over and using a SU Blender Pen I colored on the back of the design with Cajun Craze and More Mustard inks.  The color is subdued, but I liked the look so I repeated this coloring on the butterfly.

 I loved the butterfies ad I have a tendency to place too many butterflies on a card.  I wanted to use a Cajun Craze and  a More Mustard one on this card, but it just looked like too much.  So I will show you the extra butterflies here.

Using Stampin' Up!'s Delicate Designs Embossing Folder I embossed the bottom of the card.  The body of the card was originally Early Espresso but when I added the vellum overlay, the look of the card was too dark.  So I cut off the embossed bottom of the Early Espresso and trimmed  the scallop edge.  Then I turned it around so that the scallop was on the top and I placed it at the bottom a More Mustard card base.  (There is a possibility that this is Crushed Curry and not More Mustard; I seem to have discarded the bag the card stock came in- this is full disclosure.  The vellum makes the color look so light;  it almost looks like Daffodil Delight-which I know it is not.  I still have the Daffodil delight is its wrapper-still labeled )  Then I let the embossing hang a bit longer than the vellum.

The sentiment is from Affection Collection.


  1. Oh so pretty, Diane. I love this idea and I'm going to have to give it a try! Great use of the color challenge.

  2. really gorgeous use of colors.
    hugs, m