I’ll admit it, this sketch, while simple, really left me struggling for an idea. I’ve tried, and discarded, a few attempts but couldn’t find something that satisfied me. Until this morning when I pulled out my Painted Poppies stamp set.
Here’s my card front and inside:
Here’s the challenge banner:
What to Do With Five Blocks
The challenge cards from the design team and other challenge participants are so creative and do justice to the challenge sketch. Like I said, I struggled until I pulled out the Poppies DSP to create another card. A lightbulb went off and I figured out what I needed to do.
The Painted Poppies stamp set, which is carrying over (YES!), contains a single poppy and the leaf/stem combination. Three poppies and two leaf/stem combinations and I thought I finally had an idea. I used the light and dark Poppy Parade blends. In the poppy DSP, the greenery is Old Olive, so I colored mine using the Old Olive blends.
When I finished coloring, I thought this card definitely fit #simplestamping, so I stayed with that for the sentiment. Using sentiments from Sending You Thoughts, I simply stamped the sentiment on the front directly on the white cardstock.
Since I used Poppy Parade cardstock for the base of the card, I needed a Whisper White cardstock panel on the inside of the card as well. The inside sentiment continues well wishes from the front. Next, I stamped half of the stemmed poppies on the bottom, left-hand corner. Then I colored the poppies in just the light Poppy Parade blend.
Putting It Together
I did want some dimension on the front of the card, so I used dimensionals to pop the front panel off the base of the card. When I finished adhering the panel to the front I realized I had a tiny little smudge of black. I tried to use my Tombow sand eraser, specifically for ink, to no avail. Therefore, I had to come up with something as unobtrusive as possible to cover that tiny smudge. I have just a few of these black rhinestones left, and three of them on the front covered my smudge and kind of framed the flowers and sentiment.
After adhering a piece of the poppy DSP to the envelope flap, I stamped the stemmed poppies on the front, bottom left-hand corner of the envelope. Ta-da! I’d finished this card/envelope set and I think I stayed true to the sketch.
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Have a Peachy Day!
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My Favorites on the Retiring List
I’m sharing some of my favorites which are, sadly, on the retiring list. I have a lot of retiring or already retired items pulled to start selling after June 3rd. Sad to see some of them go, but will love being able to use that money to purchase new products!
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