Friday, February 21, 2020

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop | Peaceful Poppies

Hello stamping friends! Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop, where this month we are all about the amazingly beautiful Peaceful Poppies Suite which is found on pg. 24 - 27 of the Stampin' Up! 2020 Jan - Jun Mini Catalogue.

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The hand painted blooms and watercolour washes in the gorgeous DSP make for beautiful backgrounds on all your projects. The Peaceful Poppies Suite Bundle includes two stamp set and die bundles for even more fun! The outline poppy images accented by watercolour effects allow you to choose from a large range of inspiring coordinating colours to design your projects. This suite can be used for any occasion, whether it be for sending a birthday card, your deepest sympathy, or celebrating a friendship, your handmade creations are sure to shine as bright as a field of poppies when creating with this suite.
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While the suite has lots of reds and purple colours I've moved away from  these colours today to show you some projects in some softer pink colours. Before I made my two cards I did a bit of a Google search to see what colours Poppies actually come in, I'm not much of a gardener, so I wouldn't know, and it turns out they come in  a whole range of colours. Ranging from whites, pinks, reds, purples, yellows, oranges and even blues. 

I've even only known them to be red because of their association with Rememberance Day (11th Nov) and ANZAC Day (25th April)  here in Australia. The red poppy is a symbol of both Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. Poppies are worn as a show of support for the Armed Forces community.

My two projects today are incorporating some of the pink colours in the Stampin' Up! colour family for a softer and 'pretty in pink' look.

My first card uses Shimmery White Cardstock, my favourite 'white', for the base layers and then over that is a layer of vellum embossed with the 3D Scripty Embossing Folder. If you were to pick one embossing folder to go with everything, that would be the one I would tell you to choose. It's just gorgeous.

Over the base layers I've put some pieces of Basic Black cardstock and then layered over that is the large Poppy blooms in the colours Petal Pink, Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo. Pretty!!!

 Layered with the Poppies is some of the leaf die cuts as well as some pieces from the Peaceful Poppies Elements. I love the look of layering the two pieces of the Poppy in the same colour for that tone on tone look. It makes it look like the Poppy Blooms are all one piece. The accents of the gold sequins, from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins, and the Gold Glimmer Paper really gives the projects that 'finishing touch'.

My second project again starts with the Shimmery White cardstock for the base, the same as the first card. But this time I've layered the Poppy Blooms under a Stitched Rectangle Frame for that layered framed look.

I've used the same colours again for the Poppy flowers and accented the main flower with the left die cut and some pieces from the Peaceful Poppies Elements. The 'Happy Birthday', the same as the first card comes from the Peaceful Moments Stamp set. The card has then been finished off with some Linen Thread, Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Gold Sequins   from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins and some Gold Glimmer Paper.

I do hope that when you get products from a suite that you do try to use them with colours other than the coordinating ones. You'll be amazed at the different looks you can get when you change things up a bit.

Now on to the oh-so-amazing Stesha Bloodhart in the U.S. with her stunning Peaceful Poppies projects. That girl is so creative. I'm sure she will provide you with lots of inspiration.  There are so many amazing projects with this suite to get the creative ideas flowing. I hope that you take the time to check out all 16 blogs.

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  1. Pretty in Pink with a touch of gold...what's not to like about that? Love it!

  2. So gorgeous! Love this color combo and layout!!

  3. Absolutely beautiful cards, Rochelle! Love your color combo! Sooooo stunning!

  4. Love the colour combo Rochelle! Everything just pops, love these cards so much!

  5. Oh Rochelle, it's sooo beautiful. No more words needed - I love it. You are so talented !!!

  6. Those cards are all blushing pink beauties! Love the black background - all the flowers really seem to pop out! Wonderful, dear Rochelle..

  7. Pink and black - such a wonderful combination. I like the way your second card looks like a picture on the wall with the lovely stitched frame. Beautiful!

  8. Rochelle, these cards are beautiful. I love the color is perfect. Bravo.

  9. I love your cards. The colors are so beautiful and the black
    cardstock make them shine. Fantastic!


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