Good morning! Today, I have a card to share with you using some of the stamp sets from Crafty Secrets. I am so happy with how that card turned out and I love the image of the poppies. I used three stamp sets from Crafty Secrets, Poppy for the flower image, Artsy Banner for the script background and lacy trim and Angel Blessings for the sentiment.To start I stamped the image of the Poppies from the Poppy stamp set on to Simply Smooth Ivory from Discount Cardstock using Rich Cocoa Ink. I added the color using three shades of red Copic Markers. Do you see the red mark above the top flower? Yep, dropped the marker right after I finished coloring the flowers! I hate when stuff like that happens!! But I really liked how the flowers were turning out and I didn't want to have to scrap it so I covered it up. ;-) Next I added color to the leaves and stems using Copic markers.I inked the edges of the paper with Spiced Marmalade and Dried Marigold Distress Inks from Ranger. I added the script stamp from Artsy Banner to the background. I wasn't really worried about the script showing up on the leaves but I didn't want it on the flowers so I created a mask for the flowers.Remember the red spot from dropping the marker? Covering it up with the little dragonfly did the trick. ;-) I used the Birthday Blessings stamp from Angel Blessings for the sentiment with Tuxedo Black Ink. I also added three Black Pearls from Want2Scrap in the upper corner.The lacy trim stamp is from Artsy Banner.
Stamps: Crafty Secrets Poppy, Artsy Banner, Angel Blessings
Paper: Discount Cardstock Simply Smooth Ivory, Berry Red Double Mates, Soot
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black; Ranger Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold Distress Inks; Copic Markers
Accessories: Want2Scrap Black Pearls; Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
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