This FINALLY worked! Misting the paper with water is especially effective, I think, and I made this card with the result.
The little poppy flowers in the image reminded me of buttons, so I decided to continue the theme and make some poppies from buttons. I used Papertrey Ink buttons in various sizes, threaded them with some Lime green thin cord, leaving some extra for a 'stem', and glued them down on the card with tacky glue. They needed leaves of course, out came my Martha Stewart punch, decorated them with some white 'stitching' with a white Signo pen and glued them down as well.
Pretty sweet, huh?
Thanks for looking!
Stamps: Sugar Nellie
Paper: Bristol vellum, Basic Grey, PTI, SU
Accessories: Nestabilities, Impressabilities, PTI buttons, colored pencils, OMS, Copics, Sakura glaze pen, aqua grosgrain ribbon, Bow Easy, Martha Stewart loops & leaf branch punches