Painted Poppies

Peaceful Poppies is one of the amazing suites in the Stampin’ Up!® 2020 January – June Mini Catalog.  This suite includes two stamp sets, two sets of dies, gorgeous Designer Series Paper, ribbon and embellishments.  All of these products were made to go together.  One of the stamp sets is called Painted Poppies.  This set is full of beautiful images.  The dies that go with this are called Painted Labels.  This die set is made up of some dies that cut out the images and some dies that are labels.  The other stamp set is called Peaceful Moments and has a ton of sentiments.  The matching Poppy Moments Dies have 16 dies that cut out various flowers and leaves.  All four of these products can be mixed and matched.

For my card I used both the Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moments stamp sets.  The edge die I used is (in Basic Black card stock) from Painted Labels Dies.  The first thing I did was stamp the flowers in black ink and then embossed them with Clear Embossing Powder.  It is hard to see in the photo but the outline of these flowers are shiny and have some texture. Then I colored the flowers with my Poppy Parade Stampin Blends.  I stamped the sentiment in Calypso Coral ink and then hand cut the banner out.  The best way to do this is to first cut the smaller banner and adhere it to a larger rectangle (Calypso Coral) and then cut the banner points to match.

As most of you know from a previous post, Rob and I are starting a new adventure in our lives.  He retired from his job and we have decided to move closer to our grandchildren.  Last month, before this crazy Coronavirus stuff started, went house shopping.  We found an awesome house that we both loved the second we walked into it. We made an offer which was accepted.  Sounds great, right?  Not so much right now.  New York has totally shut down for everything other than essential businesses such as grocery stores and pharmacies (oh yes.  I can not forget liquor stores!).  That means that real estate agents can not work, which means our house can not be shown. All that boils down to right now we own 3 houses.   It is a little stressful but we are handling it as best we can.  My son had to close on the new house for us since we could not get there (or I should say we chose not to fly at this time).  Oh well.  There are worst things in life right now.  We are healthy which is the most important thing.  I hope all of you are too!

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2 thoughts on “Painted Poppies

  1. Congratulations on your new home, Susan! That’s great news. At least that’s one less thing to worry about (?) Another pretty spring card – keep ’em coming! 🙂

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  2. What a beautiful card! Congratulations on the new house, although I know owning three is stressful. Hopefully this will end sooner rather than later! Maybe you can do “virtual showings.” I have loved your videos, especially that one years ago…Sadly it was two laptops ago and I can’t find it. 😦

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