Mixed Media with Painted Poppies for a Big Birthday

One of my Card & Cuppa attendees recently celebrated a big birthday, so naturally I had to make them a card.

A Big Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They are a fan of mixed media and love poppies too, so I decided to combine these loves, it was a big birthday after all!

My main colour palette was Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla, with Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.

First, I stamped the background with an image from Gallery Grunge using Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. This created resist areas for when I used a Sponge Dauber over the top to add colour.

A Big Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A combination of shapes and images and stamped and cut out using the Painted Poppies Stamp Set and the matching Painted Labels Dies. I can’t believe quite how much I’m using this fabulous Bundle from the Mini Catalogue.

For the sentiments, I used the Well Said Stamp Set and Well Written Dies. This is another one of those stamp and die combinations that I use quite regularly as they are really versatile.

The Classic Label Punch cut out the smaller part of the sentiment.

A Big Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The length of ribbon is the Woven Threads Trim, again in Sahara Sand. I cut the bottom edge off to create the fringe.

Before I stuck everything together, I covered the ‘happy’ and the centre of the poppies with Wink of Stella. I love how Sahara Sand goes an almost gold colour under it.

A Big Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you’d like to join this and other attendees at Card & Cuppa classes, then head to my Class Timetable for more details and to book your place.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Painted Poppies BundleGallery Grunge Cling-Mount Stamp SetWell Said Cling Stamp SetWell Written DiesSahara Sand A4 CardstockSahara Sand Classic Stampin' PadBlushing Bride A4 CardstockBlushing Bride Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadSponge DaubersSahara Sand 5/8" (1.6 cm) Woven Threads TrimVersamark PadClear Stampin' Emboss PowderHeat Tool (Uk)Very Vanilla A4 CardstockClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushClassic Label PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsTear & Tape AdhesiveFine-Tip Glue Pen