Posted in Project, Technique

More Classic Blue with Poppies

I have another project for you combining Classic Blue (the Pantone Color of the Year for 2020) and poppies. I am starting to see why Stampin’ Up! decided to classify Night of Navy with the Neutrals collection.

Stamp: Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments

Ink: Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow

Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Peaceful Poppies DSP

Accessories: Stitched So Sweetly dies, From my Heart faceted gems

I really like the big blob stamp in the Painted Poppies stamp set. I thought I’d try out as the basis for a card background. I stamped around the perimeter of my main background layer, making sure I see the edges of the stamped images along the edges of the cardstock.

For the rest of the card front, I layered a piece of DSP onto a cardstock mat, and then onto a scalloped rectangle (largest size). Getting those measurements were a bit tricky. (Let’s see, DSP is 2-3/8 x 3-7/16, mat is 2-1/2 x 3-5/8. It’s better to start a bit larger than you need and trim down…)

I chose this particular pattern of DSP because of the predominant purple color. It is “close” to blue on the spectrum, so will coordinate. There is a little hint of red, so the green of the sentiment strip provides some coordination and contrast at the same time. The Real Red gem next to the sentiment also adds a bit of contrast.

On the inside, I kept it simple. I stamped the small flower/stem in Night of Navy.

Can you think of other ways to use the blob stamp?


A stamper that also fell in love with paper over 20 years ago. That love affair has never really ended. Oh, and I'm happily married and work a crazy schedule.

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