Saturday, May 24, 2014

Missing You Poppies Card with Tutorial




This card uses Stampin' Up!'s Pleasant Poppies stamp set and the new Blendability alcohol-based markers.  Originally I wasn't going to make another Memorial Day Poppy card since I had made one last year for the OWH Memorial Day Bloghop.  After taking with a friend about why poppies had become a symbol for World War I veterans, I decided that poppies would be perfect for a missing you card.

During World War I, a battle zone was described by an American pilot as a "brown belt, a strip of murdered Nature."  In April and May of 1815, poppies began to appear in and around these barren fields.  Their bright, vivid color was a symbol of life in land that had become nothing but dirt thanks to the war.

In 1918, the poppy because a symbol for "keeping the faith with all who died." And that is how I became inspired to make this missing you card.


While Stampin' Up!'s Blendability markers will not be available to the public until later (maybe sometime in June?), I made this video to show how I blended the colors for these poppies.


While I loved the chevron ribbon, I thought that Marina Mist would be a better complement to this card than the natural color it comes in.  So I colored it using the technique show in this IAM (In A Minute) video tutorial.


Here is the card I made for last year's bloghop featuring the faux verdigris technique.

Thank you to all of our heroes and their families for the sacrifices they have made for our country. 

Stampin' Supplies 

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130998 Daffodil Delight Blendability Markers $11.95
130995 Cherry Cobbler Blendability Markers $11.95
130997 Pumpkin Pie Blendability Markers $11.95
132708 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad $5.95
132982 Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon $6.95
126883 Ticket Duo Punch $15.95

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Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
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2 comments:

Debbie Caldwell said...

I never knew this about Poppies, thank you for the history lesson, the card is beautiful

Annette said...

Sharon, thank you for such a great video on how you use multiple colours on the poppies. An absolutely beautiful result.