Monday, April 13, 2020

Kylie's Demonstrator Training Monthly Blog Hop (April 2020) - Watercoloured Poppies

I have been saving this card and accompanying post especially for this month blog hop and I'm so excited to finally share it!! I LOVE how this card turned out and you won't believe how easy it was to create!




It all started after a saw a card by the amazing Crafty Little Peach using a similar effect for the poppies.  I knew I wanted to try to get a similar look.  I'm not sure what her technique was but I used Watercolour Pencils, an AquaPainter and Watercolour Paper.


To create these poppies, I traced the outer edge of the dies on the watercolour paper. I coloured in the shapes with my watercolour pencils and then used my Aquapainter to go from light to dark. After the page had dried, I used the Poppy Moments Dies to cut them out.



The top layer is cut from Shimmery White Paper. The centres are done with Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink & Coastal Cabana cardstock.




The remainder of the card was pretty quick to come together as I ended up following a sketch challenge. I knew I wanted to keep it really clean though so the challenge just helped me to narrow down a few ideas I was already deciding between.



I used the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder on a strip of Blushing Bride cardstock to break up the white background and I pulled out my underutilized Well Written Dies and a bit more Coastal Cabana cardstock.





Another thing I love about this card is the slight curl in the flowers as a result of the paper drying. I chose to accent that by only putting adhesive on the flattest parts of them before adhering to the card front.




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You will be so inspired by all the amazing designs!


36 comments:

  1. loving the bright colours Gillian.

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  2. Beautiful Cards Gillian thanks for sharing x

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  3. Such a pretty card! I love the colours, Gillian!

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  4. Stunning card Gillian! I can see why you CASEd it! :)

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    1. yup! the effect on the flowers is so great this way!

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  5. Pretty card. One of favorite dies to use.

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    1. thanks! and yes, those dies are a great addition to our product line.

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  6. Love your colour choices and I too love those dies - so many creative options! Cool how the petals curled 🙂

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  7. The colours and the curl. . .stunning! Thanks Gillian for taking part in our Demonstrator Training Blog Hop this month!

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  8. Great card Gillian, flowers look amazing, great effect.

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  9. Love the 3d effect of the curved flowers

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  10. Beautiful card design. Thanks for sharing your wonderful technique.

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  11. Thank you for reminding me to use my watercolour pencils - the colours are so bright the way you have used them

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  12. Lovely card! Love the colors!😊

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  13. Beautiful Cards with lovely colors!

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