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Creating a Focal Point from a Background

Apr 25, 2023 Michelle Short

Hello there, Michelle here and today I have a card to share with you using Poppy Field Bold Prints. Bold Prints are essentially background stamps, but they can be so much more! If you take a portion of the background image, it automatically creates a focal point. 

Poppy Field by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I started off my card by stamping Poppy Field Bold Prints on to a panel of Perwinkle cardstock using Nautical Core ink. It was then die cut using Hexagon Infinity Dies. I also stamped the image on to masking paper, before fussy cutting around the non-solid/outline poppies using scissors. 

Poppy Field by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I placed the masks on top of the poppies and then using Ink Blending Brushes, I blended on Perwinkle Core ink first, covering most of the panel but with a lighter hand in the middle. I then blended on Nautical Core ink, focusing this colour on the edges of the hexagon. To darken the edges even further, I blended on a little Pitch Black Core ink.

Poppy Field by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

The masks were removed and the panel then blended again with Perwinkle and Nautical inks, using the residual left on the brushes. I die cut two larger hexagons from Deluxe Smooth White cardstock and on one, added a score line to create a hinge, added adhesive to the hinge and then adhered, back to back, to the other one to create a hexagon shaped card base. 

Poppy Field by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

The poppy panel was adhered on top using thin foam tape. I then stamped Everyday Sentiment Strips on to more Perwinkle cardstock using Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Gold Embossing Powder and heat set. I blended Nautical Core ink on top, wiped the embossing with a dry cloth and then die cut using the Sentiment Strips Fancy Die

The sentiment was adhered to the card with more thin foam tape and then embellished with sequins. 

Although I created a hexagon shaped card today, the Poppy Field panel would work well on an A2 card too, for a focal point. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a great day! 

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Barbara-Jean Kubik

Barbara-Jean Kubik

April 25, 2023

Fantastic card!

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