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Today I would like to share with you all two cards made using the beautiful new Poppy Edges Rubber Stamps.
These stamps are brilliant for making tags, cards, altered art projects, lovely boarders/embellishments for scrap-booking. They also stamp brilliantly onto wood.
For my first card, I mixed the Poppy Edge stamp with one of the boarder stamps from the Elegant Edges set which was released a few months ago.
For the main focal piece I coated a piece of basic white card stock with White Gesso.
I stamped the purple flowers first, masked them with Masking Tissue and then stamped the poppies.
I then, using a piece of Cut'n'Dry, covered the surface, avoiding the flowers as much as possible, with Distress Ink.
I dribbled some water, mainly around the flowers, onto the background to give it a mottled look.
I then cleaned up my stamped images by removing any unwanted ink. By using Gesso for the base, it is easy to remove any unwanted ink from the stamped images using a clean damp paint brush and paper towel.
I stamped my little bees. They are adorable!!
I colored the flowers and bees with felt pens and added highlights and shadows by moving around and removing the ink with a damp paint brush.
I gave everything a quick spray with a fixative, made up the card as seen and added a touch of Gel Medium to just the flowers.
For my second card I just used one of the flower boarders from the set and repeat stamped it using Masking Tissue.
This was a really quick card to make.
I stamped the images using Archival Ink onto Coated Card Stock for my main piece.
I colored the flowers roughly using some diluted Distress Ink and a damp paint brush and then fussy cut around the stamped piece.
I punched some holes in the top of the card and thread some ribbon through.
I made up the card as seen using pretty papers which I scuffed up the edges and added a little bit of bling to the center of each flower.
Thank you for looking.