Hey there! Thanks for stopping by to check out our November Blog Hop! The theme this month is Poignant Poppies. Yes, it’s all inspired by the flowers that we love (and their connection to Remembrance Day)! There are some beautiful stamps & dies in the SNS online store featuring poppies, and this weekend they are all on SALE! You can save 20% through Sunday, Nov 3- happy shopping!
challenge & prizes
We also challenge you to play along with our FB group and create a POPPY project! We’d love to see themes of remembrance, sympathy, thanks, friendship… or just some pretty flowers! As usual we’ll be giving away $50 gift certificates to the SNS online store. We will announce the random winner for comments/social media shares of the blog hop Nov. 19. The FB Challenge prize will be announced at the start of next month!
The full list of links for the blog hop will be at the bottom of this blog post. I hope you enjoy the hop and my card!
It wasn’t intentional, but the primary elements I chose were all from My Favorite Things (aka MFT)! I’ve used the Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp set, Framework stencil & Miss You dies. I decided to try my hand at ‘no lines coloring’ for the first time on this card. When I look closely I really wish I had practiced more before sharing, but it’s not bad for a first go at it! LOL
I stamped the poppies (blooms, stems & leaves are all separate stamps so you can create your own arrangements) with Scattered Straw Distress Ink. Once that set for a bit (not because it had to necessarily, but I was nervous and decided to walk away from it!), I set in with my Copics, starting with an outline in my mid-tone color. I won’t go into details of my technique because I really don’t think it was that great… I actually think I’ll look for a tutorial to watch before trying again!
Once I finished coloring my poppies, I selected Lawn Fawn’s Dotted Square dies to cut it out. I also cut a larger layer in black to frame my design. The white background needed some detail, so I chose to take a risk and stencil over/around my image. I used the MFT Framework stencil, Distress Ink in Scattered Straw & Vintage Photo and gently inked the white space with a Life Changing Blender Brush by Picket Fence.
I finished off the card with a bit of washi tape & bling to highlight the die cut sentiment. On the card base, I stamped a poppy and sentiment from the stamp set multiple times in Scattered Straw for some subtle detail, then added a strip of torn paper and red twine to anchor it all. On a simple card, those little details can make a big difference!
Our design team has some fabulous projects ready to inspire you- hop along with us! Be sure to leave comments along the way for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the SNS online store. Your next stop is Sandi! The full list is below in case you get lost along the way or need a second (or third!) look at any of these beautiful cards.
Hope you are inspired by my card and all the projects on our Poignant Poppies Blog Hop! Happy Hopping & Happy November!