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Stampin' Up! Colour Discovery - Pretty Peacock

Stampin' Up! Colour Discovery - Poppy Parade

Hi! It's Kathryn here and for 36 weeks some of my dear stamping friends and I have been bringing you an alphabetical journey through the Stampin' Up! colours. This week I would like to share with you the brilliant, bright red, Poppy Parade.

Stampin' Up! Colour Discovery

I have chosen to use the Stampin' Blends to colour some of our lovely Designer Series Paper which is a black and white design and is perfect for colouring.

True Love DSP

This patterned paper pack is called True Love Designer Series Paper, and it's in our January to June mini catalogue. There are 12 sheets, 12"x 12", beautiful florals on one side and versatile patterns on the reverse.


True Love Stampin' Up cards (1)

I chose the Poppy Parade Blends Duo, Old Olive Blends Duo, Dark Daffodil Delight and Light Cherry Cobbler Blends to colour the rose images.

True Love Stampin' Up cards (3)

If you have never used Alcohol markers before and have been a bit intimidated by the massive range of colours on the market, the Stampin' Blends are the perfect place to start, to learn how to blend and to have perfectly coordinating dark and light shades, that also match with your Stampin' Up! inks and cardstock.

I have teamed my coloured panel with a Poppy Parade base card and Basic Black card for mats.

True Love Stampin' Up cards (4)

The sentiment is from Pretty Parasol stamp set and is stamped in Memento Black ink on Basic White card.  I attached an extra strip of the paper to a Poppy Parade mat and added it to the white layer inside the card.

True Love Stampin' Up cards (5)

I am always hesitant to use Poppy Parade because it is such a bright colour . . . but in real life, this card looks amazing! I love how well the Blends have worked on the DSP. I was going to post this card to someone straight away, but I might need to leave it on my bedside table for a few days! LOL

I know my dear stamping friends have been using Poppy Parade this week too, so if you would like to see some more clever creations using this fabulous bold colour, I invite you to pop over to Cathy's blog where she has a list of links to each of the talented stampers and you can check out what they have done with Poppy Parade.

See you again soon!

Kathryn Ruddick


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Catherine Proctor

Snap to you Kathryn - great minds think alike. I love your colour choice and your card looks amazing xx

Ros Davidson

I love the shades of the colours you have used on the flowers Kathryn. Very realistic.

Tina Gillespie

Wow, the flowers look stunning - your colouring is superb!

Theresa Gerrard

Bit of a snap on the use of blends and colour combo Kathryn. Your colouring is just beautiful.

Christine Blain

Adding Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler to those Poppy Parade blooms just takes them to another level, Kathryn! Beautifully coloured, and vibrant; love your card.

Sharon Davern

Wow Kathryn, I really love your colour of the flowers they are so stunning! Fantastic card and beautiful colouring with the blends!

Andrea Sargent

Wow, such a gorgeous card Kathryn. Your colouring is amazing and your compilation- wonderful. I love your card inner with a strip of the B&W DSP and fine strips of Poppy Parade. Love, love, love it & you. 💖💖💖

Caroline Manwaring

Absolutely stunning card Kathryn, your colouring with the blends is exquisite. You have showcased Poppy Parade so beautifully and I just love the contrast of the uncoloured strip on the inside of the card - just wow!!!

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