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Simon Says Stamp Poppies Background 4 Ways

Use Simon Says Stamp Poppies Background 4 ways! This stamp set is gorgeous and I had so much fun bringing it to life with color.

Color Simon Says Stamp Poppies Background 4 Ways

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Simon Says Stamp Poppies Background 4 Ways

All the details to use Simon Says Stamp Poppies Background 4 ways are in this short cardmaking video tutorial. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and share it with friends.

Copic Color SSS Poppies Background

Copic coloring of the Simon Says Stamp Poppies Background Stamp is up first. Copics are my favorite medium and my markers are getting super dry.

Does anyone else need refills and can’t find them anywhere? COVID-19 has definitely affected the release of the new Various Ink Refills. The struggle is real y’all!

Copic Color Simon Says Stamp Poppies Background

My R12 pretty much died while coloring the last two coral poppies up top. Take a look at the difference in texture between the coral and yellow poppies. The yellow poppies have much smoother blends as the markers were juicier.

The moral of this story is, if you’re struggling to blend, you may need to refill your markers.

Coral Poppies | R12, R22, R24
Yellow Poppies | Y32, YR02, E93
Stems & Leaves |YG03, YG63, YG67
Flower Centers | E70, E77, E79
Background | B02, BV20, BV23

CZ Design Sentiment Strips Reverse Love

Each one of the cards in this post are finished off with CZ Designs Sentiment Strips Reverse Love. These sentiments are printed on high quality thick cardstock and all you have to do is trim and adhere. Super easy!

Watercolor Simon Says Stamp Poppies Background

Watercolor is my second favorite medium and my Altenew Artist Watercolor 24 Pan Set is getting a lot of love these days. I hope you guys aren’t sick of me using it!

Watercolor Simon Says Stamp Poppies Background

Rather than stamp in black ink again, I heat embossed the image with WOW! Aztec Glintz embossing powder. This is a beautiful color and almost results in a noline watercolor effect in some areas.

Although I didn’t write down all the colors I used, I think these are pretty close.

Yellow Poppies | Summer Afternoon, Fall Harvest, Red Cosmos
Red Poppies | Red Cosmos, Red Sunset, Summer Afternoon
Stems & Leaves | Green Hills, Green Meadows
Flower Centers | Rock Collection
Background | Sea Shore

Watercolor SSS Poppies Background

As you can see, the flowers have large open petals. So, I used a wet on wet technique and allowed yellow and red pigments to mix on Saunders Waterford High White rough paper.

In contrast, for the smaller areas such as the stems, leaves, and background sections, I used a wet on dry technique. There’s a little more control with wet on dry and less chance for pigments to spill over the embossed lines into another section.

Ink Blending Simon Says Stamp Poppies Background

Now, I know not everyone loves to color. And, sometimes we just don’t have time to color. So, here are two simple masking and ink blending versions for those occasions.

Ink Blend Simon Says Stamp Poppies Background Stamp

This was the first ink blended version I created. As you can see, I didn’t wait for the Obsidian Pigment Ink to dry before ink blending. Consequently, the ink smeared in a couple places.

Ink Blending Simon Says Stamp Poppies Background Stamp

Incidentally, I didn’t intend to have the yellow stripe on the right. I blended outside of the masked area and fixed it by blending the full stripe. It was a happy accident as I quite liked the look and decided to create another with two colors.

To mask the card above I used two pieces of 2″ Post-It Tape. The position of the tape is represented by the white areas on the card.

Simple masking and ink blending SSS Poppies Background

For this two-toned card, I used Altenew Summer Afternoon and Coral Berry Crisp Dye Inks. I again started with yellow and 3 pieces of Post-It masking tape. Then I removed the tape and shifted the position to add pink stripes.

Simple masking and ink blending with Post-It Tape

Because I reused the Post-It Tape, the blending brush picked up some of the yellow ink making that center stripe a little more orange than pink. So, be sure to wipe the Post-It Tape with a microfiber cloth or use new tape to prevent cross-contamination.

Alcohol Marker CPR

This card needed a bit of CPR – Craft Project Resuscitation. My coloring wasn’t turning out well, but I kept going and saved this card.

Featuring Simon Says Stamp Sketchy Lines Background & Sketched Flowers Stamp Set.

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That’s a wrap on 4 Ways to Use Simon Says Stamp Poppies Background. Which technique appeals most to you? How would you use this awesome background stamp? Let me know your thoughts down below.

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  1. Melissa J. Smith says:

    All of your cards are stunning!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous creations!! I love them all ! The first one is my favorite!