The poppy stamp is one of a set of flowers by Sheena Douglass and is my favourite flower too! There are 4 varieties of flowers with coordinating dies. I don't have the dies and fussy cut this image
I stamped the flower onto the smooth side of Ranger's, white watercolour card. This card is a true white and the best quality I've ever used
I used several shades of Derwent's water colour pencils for both the flower and foliage then left it to one side to dry
The black card was cut to size for the 5"x7" base card and a Martha Stewart punch gave the filigree edge. I also rounded one corner with a Woodware punch
The sentiment was embossed and heat set using VersaMark clear stamp pad and Hero Arts white embossing powder. This is a true white embossing powder, I love using it
I also partially stamped the flower on the inside of the card
Before assembling the card I gave the flower a quick blast of heat then debated if I should add 'Glossy Accents' to it or a 'Wink Of Stella', the latter won this time. It really does give a great shimmer, I usually use the clear and when I ordered it, from Amazon, I ordered clear but a gold shimmer was delivered!