Hello there! I took a couple months off from crafting/blogging while moving into a new home, traveling, and spending time with my family over the summer. I am so glad to be back to making cards, stamping, and sharing new projects with you guys! There are so many things happening in the crafting community this year, and one of my favorite things is Ellen Hutson’s “United We Flourish” releases each month!ย 

This month, Altenew is teaming up with Ellen Hutson and releasing this amazing “Poppy Fields” stamp and die set! It is so amazing to see two awesome companies come together to bring out aย unique product that all of us can enjoy.

So to celebrate this fun collaboration, many great designers are joining the blog hop and I am one of this special hop. So glad you are here! If you came from Heather’s blog, you are right on track! If you are just starting, no worries – you can just hop along with us until you make a full circle.

There is also GIVEAWAYS going on during this blog hop, make sure to scroll all the way down to see details on how you can win some gift certificates!

The Poppy Fields stamp set features amazingly beautiful and sophisticated layering images to create realistic poppies- So for today’s project, I played with 2 of the layering images (solid and the partial image on the left bottom of the stamp set) and added a hit of gold embossing.

Achieving this look is very simple. I used the Turquoise ink and the Starlight ink from Altenew – these are a part of the Deep Blue Seas color family, the newest blue colors they released back in July and I am just in love with them!

For the center part of the poppies, I simply stamped the image with Versamark ink and heat set it using the Antique Gold Embossing Powder. The sentiment from the stamp set is also heat embossed in the same way, using the Jet Black cardstock.

Just to pop out the sentiment, I added a bit of gold thread behind it and foam mounted the sentiment piece. It is super simple and quick, and you have beautiful poppies on your cards!

I hope you enjoyed browsing through my card for today. Don’t forget to check out details about the giveaways below, along with a full blog hop list.


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click ATN for Altenew, EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, orย AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!


FOUR lucky winners get to win a gift certificate either to Ellen Huton’s online store or Altenew’s online store! To be one of the lucky winners, make sure to leave comments on Ellen Hutson’s blog and Altenew’s blog. Giveaway closes on September 27th!


Next stop on the hop is Julia! Make sure to stop by and leave some love! Please see below for full blog hop list.

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  1. Clever girl.. I would not have thought to use the gold for the centers, but it is just beautiful. Thank you. (Hope you are enjoying your new home and can find all your craft supplies!)

  2. Oh Nicole….your blue poppies. I am speechless! What an amazing card! I never expected this. I’m in Lโ™ฅVE!! Truly beautiful and unexpected, but the blue with the gold accents is just so elegant. Gorgeous card.

  3. Oh you have made this look so easy. It’s a very classy card and I’d love LOve LOVE to try and recreate it. Thankyou so much for the chance to win this FANTASTICLY SUPERB PRIZE.