Creativity Unlocked feat. Paint-A-Flower: Iceland Poppies Stamp Set | Easy Way to Add Color Without Coloring

by Michelle

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Hello there, Michelle Short here with Terrific Tags with Michelle and another edition of Creativity Unlocked featuring Iceland Poppies!

Welcome to Creativity Unlocked, where we highlight a new product from this month’s new collection! Discover each product's endless creative possibilities and get inspired to create the paper crafting ideas we share here. Keep on reading for exclusive tips from our designers, handy tips and tricks, and stunning project inspiration from talented crafters.

Today, I have a card and tag to share with you showing how to add color without coloring with Paint-A-Flower: Iceland Poppies Outline Stamp Set.

Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using this new stamp set!

11 19 2022 Creativity Unlocked Project Collage PAF Iceland Poppies

Paint-A-Flower: Iceland Poppies Outline Stamp Set

Have you ever had the chance to see cheerful Iceland poppies dancing in the breeze? This set parades a group of three Iceland poppies paired with 14 sweet sentiments! This Paint-A-Flower is perfect for watercolor or coloring in with Altenew's Alcohol Artist Markers.

This is such a beautiful set that would work well with lots of different coloring mediums, but I wasn't in a “coloring” mood, so I created a vellum overlay instead!

Iceland Poppies

Iceland Poppies Vellum Tag

I started off by stamping the poppies image from the Paint-A-Flower: Iceland Poppies Outline Stamp Set onto Translucent Vellum Paper using Embossing Ink. I applied Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set.

TOP TIP: Vellum warps easily! Let your heat gun get hot before bringing the heat to the vellum. Move the heat gun a lot to make sure not to overheat.

Iceland Poppies

I then die cut the vellum using one of the largest dies in the Terrific Tags Die Set. Whilst die cutting, I also die cut the tag using Alcohol ink Backgrounds Paper Pack. I cut a panel of the patterned paper to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and cut the tag from it. I kept the rest of the panel for later!

I also cut the hole reinforcer die from the Labels & Tags 2 Die Set with the same paper. It was adhered to the vellum tag using 2 in 1 Precision Glue Pen, as well as a white tag, which was adhered to the back of the paper tag for some extra stability and a place to write a personal message.

Iceland Poppies

I stamped a sentiment from the Paint-A-Flower: Iceland Poppies Outline Stamp Set onto black cardstock with Embossing Ink. I applied Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut into a strip and adhered to the tag with Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

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Creating the Overlay

To adhere the tags together and create the vellum overlay, I tied twine through them both and secured them with a bow at the front. This keeps the tags together, but there is still some movement to be able to see the paper underneath.

I finished off the tag by embellishing it with Shades of Purple Enamel Dots.

I love that you can see the paper peeking through the vellum giving color to the Iceland Poppies, but that the vellum adds a softness to the tag, too!

Iceland Poppies

Turing the Tag Into a Card

Since I know that not everyone loves standalone tags, I wanted to show how this tag works beautifully on a card too! Remember the piece of Alcohol Ink Background Paper I cut the tag from? I adhered it to an A2 white card base with Glue Tape.

I then cut three additional tags from Classic Crest 110lb Solar White Cardstock and stacked them on top of each other, adhering with Glue Tape.

Iceland Poppies

I adhered the paper piece to the inside of the hole in the tag (thankfully, I kept it safe!) and then adhered the tags on top, popping them into place like a puzzle piece.

The vellum tag was then adhered on top. When you lift the vellum tag up, you can see that the pattern on the alcohol ink paper matches up perfectly with the tag and the panel!

TOP TIP: I love the softness that the vellum gives, but if you wanted bolder color, you could stamp the Iceland Poppies directly on to the Alcohol Ink Background Paper and it would look beautiful too!

I hope I have inspired you to add color to projects without coloring using a vellum overlay. You can watch the full process video below or on YouTube.

Designer's Tips!

If you want these Iceland Poppies to truly “pop,” try fussy cutting! With fine-tipped scissors, cut around the image while leaving a small border. The border will allow you to be a little less precise since mistakes aren't likely to be obvious. Keep your scissors stationary while you cut, and move the cardstock – once it's all cut out you can pop up the image with foam tape!

Perfect Pairings!

We've curated a few items that will go well with this product. Check them out!

Baroque Frame 3D Embossing Folder ▪ Woven Basket 3D Embossing Folder ▪ Deck Planks 3D Embossing Folder

1 Product, Multiple Ways!

Before you go, here are a few card ideas featuring this new outline stamp set!

Altenew PAF Iceland Poppies artists 24 pan watercolor Terri Koszler scaled

Need a quick (but stunning) thank you card? Simply stamp the image from the set, get out your watercolors, stamp a sentiment, and you're good to go! We just love the added splatters in Terri's lovely card!

Altenew PAFIcelandPoppies Watercolor36panset EnchantedGardenEmbossingFolder TeriWilson Teri W

This fun oval window card by Teri is simply fabulous! She used tones of yellow and pink from the Watercolor 36 Pan Set to add a unique look to her card. Get more card ideas using this stamp set in her blog HERE

Altenew Paint a Flower Iceland Poppies Virginia Lu scaled

The Iceland Poppies are awesome colored in with your fave medium. Virginia used the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set to paint her poppies. We love how she used mostly warm tones and colors here! Read more about her card here.

Altenew Paint A Flower Iceland Poppies A Jenny Colacicco

Jenny's one-layer card is simply beautiful! She colored the images with her Artist Alcohol Markers (Sunshine Valley Set) using yellows and greens. TIP! Go around the outside with a pale gray marker to add dimension without layers. Check out Jenny's card tutorial here.

What do you think about the new Paint-A-Flower: Iceland Poppies Outline Stamp Set? Which project/s caught your eye? Comment below! Thank you for stopping by!


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