stained glass poppy series… card no. 1

Today, I thought I’d start a little series using the new stamp set called Stained Glass Poppy. This “set” is actually one, large image and brand new in the A Muse Studio 2014 catalog (you’ll find it on page 86).  I’ve been playing with this set and put together three cards, the first I’m sharing today, to show you some of the versatility of this bold image…PoppySeries-1

I started this card by stamping it twice, using Versamark ink and white embossing the poppy image onto a kraft card panel. I then took some watercolor pencils and colored some of the petal sections in blue. I applied water with my water brush tool and then went back over certain sections with more color after the first layer of color dried. You can layer as much color as you like… I kept playing with it but tried not to add too much water in an effort to keep my panel from warping too badly when it dried.

I really like how the white embossing makes the flowers pop off the panel, and the subtle watercolor adds just enough interest. I think this is a great summer birthday card!

I will be back on Thursday with Card no. 2 in the series…


  1. Love the design and colors! The white embossing really makes the flowers stand out and the red adds just the right pop of color! Gorgeous!!


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