This was the card I had in mind when I got sidetracked by that Crazy Mixed Up Love card the other day. I had started thinking about how the same person who drew Pleasant Poppies must have drawn the poppy in Happy Watercolor, and I thought how nice it would be to combine the two sets. So I did! Lookie:
Ingredients: Stamps - Happy Watercolor, Pleasant Poppies, Dictionary, Delightful Dozen; Paper - Venetian Romance, Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake; Ink - Tangerine Tango, Versamark, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede; Markers - Pistaschio Pudding, Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe, Tangerine Tango, Calypso Coral; Other - Large Oval punch, Soft Suede taffeta ribbon, Crisp Cantaloupe stretch ruffle trim, Neutrals candy dots, clear EP, dimensionals, sponge wedges.
GOJUS!!! (YILM!!) This turned out pretty much exactly like I pictured. Another view:
The last Pleasant Poppies cards I had done used newsprint-style papers that I stamped on top of, but I wanted to use the Dictionary stamp as a negative instead, which required careful planning of what would get stamped first. The poppies were stamped first, then the Dictionary stamp was stamped with Versamark and embossed with clear powder. Then additional color was sponged over the top as well as added with markers. The poppy from Happy Watercolor was stamped, embossed, then colored with markers and cut out and popped on top. I love these colors together, and while at first I thought it might look a little busy, I decided it had a tapestry-like appearance that I like very much. The Venetian Romance papers are the perfect accent.