Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summertime Poppies: Joining the Challenge

Submitted by Joy Hauck
Joy Hauck has joined us with this lovely Poppy card that was inspired by a recent visit to the UK. She wrote that the fields of poppies were breathtaking. She stenciled the poppy stencil (LL3023) with pigment ink and then paste-embossed it with the translucent embossing paste (DEPT) for a glossy and very vibrant finish. 

Love the shading with the piment inks and how the little black dots in the center are just like real poppies. (Did  you accomplish that with an ink pen Joy?)

Submitted by Dot Clark

And on the same day that Joy sent this beautiful card I received a packet of photos and cards from Dot Clark. Believe it or not she is from the UK and demonstrates for The Stamp Hut in Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk. What a coincidence that she also sent a couple samples of the same poppy stencil that Joy did. One of the cards that I am posting for her was done with gold embossing paste (DGP)as a base and then she sprinkled it with glitter. The other poppy (to the right of the first one) was stenciled with clear ink or a glue pad and then the Metallic F/X or mica powders were stenciled on top of that base.

I hope to sort through some of the photos she sent and scan them to show here on the site. Dot teaches and demonstrates many different cardmaking techniques. So if you are ever in the UK (or if you already live there...lucky you) stop by The Stamp Hut to take a class or enjoy their store.

I have a couple more submissions to share, but they may not go up until tomorrow. So be sure to stop by again! And remember that Thursday we are starting our Christmas in August challenge. We have eleven new designs coming in and the Dream Team are going to tease you with new ideas and techniques. The bulk of our shipment is not due until mid August, but hope that you will visit your favorite retailer and let them know you want the latest designs.


Pam Hornschu said...

What gorgeous cards from everyone! That poppy stencil is perfect for so many techniques. Thank you ladies for playing along with us!

Joy H said...

Lynell - I used the Picasso stencil to poke black ink through the stencils to get the black centers of the poppies. Love your cards Dot - still have to try using the technique of powders on the glue base - more inspiration!

Scrappychick said...

Loving all the ways you used the poppy Joy!

Viki Banaszak said...

OMG!!!! Another new favorite must have stencil. Beautiful

Viki Banaszak said...

OMG!!!! Another new favorite must have stencil. Beautiful

Viki Banaszak said...

OMG!!!! Another new favorite must have stencil. Beautiful

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