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Tattered Angels Poppy Card

Create your own shimmering watercolour styles cards using colourable images from Tattered Angels, along with their stunning range of Glimmer Mists.

  • Papercraft
  • 2-3 hours
  • Intermediate

You Will Need:

  • 7x7” Card Blank
  • Black Card
  • White Card
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Italian Sunset
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Crimson
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Merlot Gold
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Red Rust
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Precious Metal
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Graphite
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Black Magic
  • Tattered Angels Image
  • Small Flat Brush
  • Fine Round Brush
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Foam Pads
  • Scissors


  1. Select your image to colour and familiarise yourself with the image, taking note of the dark and light tones. It is also a good idea to take a photo that you can use as a reference as you work!

  2. Block out the whole image in a base colour; for this design I have chosen Italian Sunset.

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  4. Next, using a fine round brush – apply a mid-tone colour to the mid grey areas. Here I have used Crimson.

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  6. Go over the whole image in your base colour, this blends the mid tones and brings the image layers together.

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  8. Using darker colours and a fine brush, begin adding details to your shadows. Working in layers adds depth to the piece. For my shadow colours I used Merlot Gold and Rust Red. I used the tip of my fine brush to and fine lines to the petals to create texture.

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  10. Add highlights to the tops of the petals where light would be – Precious Metals gives a great light effect.

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  12. Paint in the centre of the flower using Graphite and Black Magic.

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  14. Finally mat and layer you card, cut round your image and fix in place using foam pads. For added effect spray one of your layers in a coordinating colour to really draw the design together.

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