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More Penny Black Poppy Pattern!

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I just love this wonderful background stamp (Penny Black Poppy Pattern) and the pretty detail in it!  When I made my card last week for a challenge on my Facebook stamping group, I created several panels using this stamp and just finished them up!  This card features a brand new set by Simon Says Stamp called Mom Flowers in their Fluttering By series. 
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 After stamping a script stamp over the background panel in brown, I mounted it onto a layer of brown card stock, then onto a white base card.  I stamped out MOM and the sentiment in brown ink onto a strip of vellum, then attached it with two jeweled brads in green. 
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For this panel, I taped the four edges of my Bristol Smooth paper then smudged distress oxide inks (Carved Pumpkin/Picked Raspberry/Peeled Paint) directly on the Poppy Pattern stamp!  It was a little tricky but I love the velvety look of the oxides!  I spritzed the stamp with water then stamped it onto my card stock.  I dried with a heat tool, then used a black Sharpie to enhance the centers.  
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An interesting twist re: my sentiments!  I received Big Word Thanks from Stampendous recently and just LOVE the big words!  But there are no dies so with the help of my friend, Lynne Bunn, I used my Scan N’ Cut machine to create the YOU image, cut out several of them from black card stock and layered them for added dimension!  Voila!!  😀  
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Finally, I removed the tape which leaves a satisfyingly crisp border, and completed my card!  I like this one best of all the versions I made!  
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Penny Black Poppy Pattern

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Poppies are my favorite flower and these in Penny Black’s Poppy Pattern background stamp are GORGEOUS!  I made this card today for a Faux Watercolor challenge in my Facebook stamping group!  To create this look, I pretty much just scribbled with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers markers onto the stamp itself, starting with my lightest shades (yellows) then adding the darker ones (orange and red).  I tried to color “strategically” by using darker colors where I thought the shady parts of the blossoms would be but really, I just ended up putting color everywhere!  😀
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After my stamp was colored in, I spritzed with a mist of water and stamped it onto a piece of Bristol Smooth watercolor paper.  The water moves and blends the ink to mimic the look of “real” water-coloring!
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I’ve had this lovely verse sentiment for ten years or more, and thought it would be the perfect addition as I yearn for springtime and flowers and birds!  I don’t recall where I got the stamp or who makes it, unfortunately.  Lastly, I attached the vellum with two green brads, layered the watercolor panel onto a piece of light green card stock and then onto a white base card.  I hope you enjoy the bright colors and hopeful sentiment!  🙂