Painted Poppies Thinking of You

This is my second post today.  My first post is all about the new catalog going live today, Jan 3rd.  Click HERE to see more.

Painted Poppies Thinking of You

The cover of our new catalog is full of Poppies and I have been working with them all week getting my projects ready to share with you. Stampin Up has created a Peaceful Poppies Suite that is simply stated, stunning. Here’s a quick look at the suite and all the available products.

There are two stamp/die bundles, Peaceful Poppies Elements with watercolor, embossed and vellum accents and of course Ribbon.  I’m starting with a project that shows off the Painted Poppie Stamp Set.  Later posts I’ll share projects using other elements in the suite.

I made this card with versamark ink, embossing powder and Stampin Blends for coloring.

I created a mask of the two flowers with the die set.  I cropped them out of post-it note paper with some of the sticky.

Working from the image I wanted to be ‘on top’ I stamped the large flower first with versamark then heat embossed with white powder on a piece of Whisper White.  I laid the mask over the embossed flower and stamped the next flower.  After it was embossed I laid a mask on it and stamped the leaves with versamark and heat embossed with white powder.

I used Stampin Blends to color the image.  I loosely used this piece of DSP as a guide to color my poppies. The color lifter worked great to take some color off of the embossed lines and flower centers.

The sentiment is from Honey Bee. I only wanted a portion of the stamp to emboss on a piece of DSP so  I inked the Thinking of You portion of the stamp using a Versamark pen.  You can find these pens on Amazon.

Thank you for visiting today.  I always appreciate your comments and answer all questions as soon as possible.  Until then…

Happy Stamping

Jan-June Mini Catalog Live today!

Customers can purchase from the new Jan-June Mini Catalog, chocked full of wonderful products and samples for inspiration.  If you don’t have a demonstrator and would appreciate a paper copy of the catalog fill out the form below.  I’m happy to send one out to you.  If you do already have a demonstrator, contact them today for a copy.  Paper is our thing after all.

If you want to see the catalog on screen, click this button…

2020 Jan-June Mini Catalog

Sale-A-Bration Live Jan 3rd

Sale-a-Bration is that wonderful time of year when you can earn free stuff from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 you spend in products.  Who doesn’t love Free Stuff!

Click the button for more details and to see the SAB brochure









Mark Your Calendar for Jan 11 or Jan 14 if you are interested in attending my Jan Technique Class.  Both classes are the same so choose one or the other.  The cost is $15 for three projects and lots of fun.

Jan 5 is my stamp club meeting for Jan.  Seating is limited so drop me a comment or email ( if you are interested in joining.

February will have more technique classes and a new Product Class/Kit offering.  Watch here or my newsletter for more details and sign updates.


Paper Pumpkin’s first kit of 2020 is all about L-O-V-E. Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, this month’s kit has everything you need to help you celebrate your favorite friendships and love stories. So make it a “LOVE”-ly year with Paper Pumpkin.
  • Subscribe for the January kit at from December 11–January 10.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. Such a beauty! I LOVE this card, Lynn!

  2. Lynn, this card is simply stunning! Thanks so much for sharing how you created it.

  3. Your coloring is super duper, Lynn! Love it!

  4. I love this poppy card, Lynn! Thanks for sharing.
    How and when did you do the soft blue shadowing
    that’s underneath the poppies and leaves? That really
    adds to the design! Thanks for your help.

    • Hi Susan. I used pool party dark and light Stampin blends. First the dark close to the image then light out further. I used short small strokes. Thanks for asking.

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