Today I am doing something a little different and am sharing a CAS poppy card that is super quick and easy, can be done in lots of different colors and simply by changing up the greeting, can be used for so many different occasions. I used Color Fuse inks to color it in and added some little tweaks to not just make it my own but to add some pretty design elements that make a simple stamped flower something a little special. For this card I used the newly released Rubbernecker Precious Poppies clear set, Best Friends clear set and Nested Scallop with Half Holes. Hop on over to Rubbernecker to see the Full Release of wonderful clear sets and coordinating dies. They are perfect for spring and Easter.
The Card Base and Sentiment
- Use white cardstock to cut the A2 sized card base and scalloped layer.
- Secure the sentiment stamp and scalloped layer in the MISTI.
- Apply Nocturne ink to the stamp and stamp the sentiment.
- Use the heat gun to heat set the sentiment.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scalloped layer and attach it to the card base.
The Poppy and Foliage
- Stamp the poppy and foliage images on hot press watercolor paper using Nocturne ink. Pro Tip: I don’t watercolor nearly as much as I used to but when I do I love the smooth texture of hot press watercolor paper.
- Use the heat gun to heat set the images.
- Use Color Fuse Nectar and Fired Brick Distress inks to watercolor the poppy.
- Smash the Color Fuse ink pad on to a palette or a large acrylic block.
- Pick up the ink using a wet brush and paint the whole flower image.
- Use Fired Brick reinker to paint the darker shade of red to the flower center and along the inner edge of the second flower layer.
- Paint the leaves using Color Fuse Mist and Clover inks.
- Fussy cut the flower and leaves.
- Cut a very thin strip of black cardstock to use for the flower stem.
- Use glossy accents to attach the leaves to the back of the black strip and then attach the strip and leaves to the sentiment layer.
- Apply a piece of mounting tape to the back of the poppy and attach it to the sentiment layer.
- Finish the card by attaching pre made black Nuvo Crystal Drops using glossy accents.
Can you see yourself making this CAS poppy card in lots of different colors and with different sayings? I love cards that I can make a few of and have on hand for that last minute “gotta send a card!” moment. Try this out and let me know what you think!