Pretty Poppies — and a winner!

Hey y’all, it’s Lisa here. Is it cold where you are? It sure is here! While writing this post I heard on the radio that we had a record breaking 19 F here today — it was 12 F with the windchill! Those who live up north will laugh, but that is cold for us here in Austin, Texas! That beat our 1972 record! More cold temps are on the way, too. Then we’ll go back up in the seventies for the weekend. Crazy!

Anyhow, this brings me to today’s card — a bouquet of fresh spring poppies!

Poppy Thanks by Lisa Spangler for Hero Arts

Find out how to make this card — click for supplies and instructions.

I just love poppies, and couldn’t wait to play with these stamps and new daubers! I wanted to try using them to ink my stamp — really like how this turned out!

My Process

Ink a poppy with daubers! by Lisa Spangler for Hero Arts

Here’s a peek at my process: I decided to make the flowers Lemon Yellow — it’s a nice cheery yellow. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll always love my Butter Bar — but this Lemon Yellow is so nice! Then I inked the stem and leaves with Lime Green. Finally, I dabbed a bit of Ultra Pink to the center of the flowers. Daubers are water-based, so they will blend together to form new colors. Then I stamped the poppy and ta dah!

Poppy Thanks by Lisa Spangler for Hero Arts

You can see how the Lemon Yellow + Ultra Pink made a kind of orangey-pink color — kinda like Pale Tomato, no?

When trying this technique, it’s best to work with the lightest colors first and then add darker ones. The coolest thing is that you don’t have to worry about contaminating your colors — just swipe the dauber on paper and the color comes right off. It can give you some neato effects, too! I usually try to do my swipes on white cardstock so that I can use it for something else later. :)

Then I tapped the same dauber colors on a craft sheet and used a water brush to pick up the color and splatter it over the card — love doing this!

I thought about adding some bling or metallic decor to the card but in the end I decided that I liked it best just like this! And that was that.

Winner Winner!


Last but not least for today, we have a winner to announce from last Friday’s giveaway — it’s Janis in ID (comment #126 on January 3rd at 1:59 pm). Congratulations, Janis! Please contact to claim your prize. A big thank you to all who participated!

Thanks so much for joining me today! And keep warm!

Lisa's signature

Lemon Yellow Dauber (AD023) Lime Green Dauber (AD024) Ultra Pink Dauber (AD025) Pale Tomato Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (AF233) For Your Kindness (CL736) Poppy in Wind (G5905)
Painted Poppy (G5906) Poppy (H5904) Sunshine Mixed Folded Cards (PS569) Foliage Mixed Layering Paper (PS622)

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26 Responses to “Pretty Poppies — and a winner!”

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    BarbGhig said:

    You never cease to amaze me, Lisa! Your poppy’s are amazing…LOVE the colors and how you created your background, too!

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    Robin said:

    I love poppies and I like the way you used dabbers to create the see-thru look of the real flower! Beautiful! Robin

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    lacyquilter said:

    Beautiful poppy card.

  4. 20

    Arlene said:

    Congratulations to the winner!

    And the flowers are SO cute!

  5. 21

    Alice Wertz said:

    so pretty and sunny! such a delightful card, Lisa! love it!

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    yvonne said:


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    Vera Rhuhay said:

    Your card always made me happy and made me smile,Lisa! Love it!

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    Heather Doran said:

    Gorgeous card, Lisa! Your poppies are so warm, cheery and pretty looking! Love the beautiful splatter background too! It’s starting to get colder here - brrr! Big congratulations to Janis!

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    Candida said:

    I loved your card but I am now very sad that Hero Arts doesn’t offer these stamps in cling version. The shipping costs of these wood mounted stamps to international addresses is just unfordable to me. Sad, sad, sad.

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    Nan G said:

    Love the bright yellow! Very pretty.

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