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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Black Out Technique featuring Simon Says Stamp’s POPPY PERFECTION

Hello everyone! If you subscribe to Simon Say's Stamp's Card Kit of the Month, I have a little bit of inspiration for you combining a black out technique with the gorgeous patterned paper included in the kit. Although the kit has sold out, this beautiful 6X8 stamp set, Poppy Perfection, and Moda Scrap 6 by 6 Paper Pack, Spring Poppies, are sold separately. If you have not checked out Simon's monthly card kit, I encourage you do so! Each kit is carefully curated and is a great savings. I love that you can easily opt out for a month if something doesn't quite grab you or the crafting budget has reached the limit!

  • The images were stamped on white card stock panels with Versamark ink and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

  • The images are Copic coloured ... quick and easy! I use Copic Sketch Markers. For the stem and leaves, YG97, 93 and 91 were used. The poppies were coloured with R89, 27 and 20.

  • The background was coloured black. Typically I would work with Black 100 but I ran out of ink and had to use W10. Because of this, I did have to apply a couple of coats to achieve the solid black background.

  • After the colouring was complete, the Copic colourless blender was used to remove any alcohol ink sitting on the embossing.

  • Adhesive was applied to the white area of the card front and a 6 by 6 sheet of patterned paper from Moda Scrap Spring Poppies was adhered.

  • The card front was flipped to the back and the excess paper was trimmed off with a paper cutter.

  • Sparkly gold Washi tape was used to create a border between the patterned paper and the stamped image. I don't fully trust adhesive backed images and tapes and added a thin line of liquid adhesive.

  • The card fronts were adhered to A2 sized, black card bases.

  • The sentiments were stamped with Versamark ink on black card stock, gold embossed and die cut with Sentiment Labels. To prevent specks of gold on the background, I used Simon's new Brush Powder Tool! So AWESOME!

  • The sentiments were mounted on black foam before adhering them to the cards.

  • Studio Katia's Gold Foil Pearls were used as the final touch.


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