Sunday, January 29, 2017

SSC145 Spotlighting Poppies

Hello Everyone!  Time for another color challenge at Sunday Stamps.

The graphics for this week's challenge reminds me of the retired stamp Pleasant Poppies, and I also came across a card by Jen Timko a few weeks back at Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #270, which was perfect with the image.

The layout was perfect to allow for lots of yummy white space.

I've got a couple hints for you.
  • How to stamp and align the pieces perfectly?  Use a MISTI stamp aligner tool.  Layout and plan the pieces before stamping, marking the edges on the grid paper, for 1/8" matting of the Calypso Coral layer.  Stamp each piece individually.
  • See the Calypso Coral piece peeking out?  Make sure you back the rest of the top focal panel with Calypso Coral as well, and trim just to the edge of the Whisper White.  That will ensure there isn't any show-through of color from underneath as well as wrinkles in the card stock from a change in height.

Here's this week's color combination:

Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Sunshine Sayings; Paper: Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Whisper White; Ink: Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Tip Top Taupe, Timber Brown Stazon, Versamark; Accessories: White Baker's Twine, White Embossing Powder, Aquapainter.


Monika Reeck said...

Woooww thanks for the tip using Misti
Heidi I love the coral behind the main spotlight Image
the coloring only that part is a great idea too
love the black sentiment paper there too
simply but great sketch Heidi
I love this week color combo and so happy as I made my shoe card
see you maybe there Heidi
happy weekend teamie

Claire Broadwater said...

Heidi, this is gorgeous! Thanks for the Misti tip! I love this poppy set! You certainly rocked this challenge! I hope you have a fantastic week! XX

Annette Elliott said...

Super sweet and clean card, Heidi. Love its softness.