As poppies are in bloom, my attention was drawn once again to my favorite background stamp. I am sad to see it retire, I truly am. Retiring or not, this one is a keeper that I will use for years to come.
With that said, this post is a good news bad news. Yes, my precious poppies will retire, but the wonderful Perpetual Calendar stamp set carried over! The little flowers I stamped all around my gift bag are one of many adorable little stamps in that set. It is so versatile. I think it has been the most heavily used stamp set from the spring catalog. Interesting…
You cannot tell from the photo, but there is a little cellophane bag inside. I made the floral windows on both sides to show the “treats”, but there aren’t any to show. Literally, I don’t keep candy at my home. You will just have to use your imagination.
I stamped the poppies on a very vanilla card front using tangelo twist. I then used my aqua painter to get a bit of ink to the centers of the flowers that showed them. I cleaned my brush of ink and just used water on the rest. I simply brushed over the stamped flowers to move bits of the ink around. It gives a very subtle look, but it is just right. I could have brought in another color for the stems, but I wanted this monochromatic. A simple bow of very vanilla seam binding ribbon, sadly retiring, finishes off both projects.
Have a creative day!