I'm a bit behind with my posting, so I thought I'd pop in and share a set of cards I've made with the Painted Poppies Bundle, which I'm pleased to say has carried over the to new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. I'll share the first 2 cards today and the other 2 later in the week.
These cards are intended to be a coordinated set with the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper, which sadly, will be retiring (but is still available at the moment). We might think of poppies as primarily being red, because they are used as a flower of remembrance. However, poppies come in a heap of colours and are such pretty spring flowers.
For this card I have used a black card base and then added a layer of Poppy Parade card stock that I ran through with Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, although you can't see this very well in the photo. Next up is a panel of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper cut shorter and with a tiny border of white to help it pop. I've stamped the stemmed flower, coloured just the stem and the bud and then die cut it with a stitched oval. The smaller of the 2 poppy flowers was stamped and coloured and popped up over the stem. I've chosen to fussy cut it on the line but you can crop it with the coordinating dies. The greeting is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set and cropped with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Underneath the greeting is a portion of the doily die that comes with the coordinating Painted Labels Dies. I've finished it with a bow using the Glittered Organdy Ribbon.
For this card, I started with a Thick Whisper White card base. I've cut a card-base sized piece of Poppy Parade card stock and heat embossed the greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in white in the corner. Next I added a piece of my favourite Pool Party design from the Peaceful Poppies DSP pack, which I cut on an angle and then added a border of the Pool Party striped design. White Baker's Twine was wrapped twice around and finished in a bow on the right. I can't believe that this twine is retiring (and has now sold out) as it has been a staple in my craft tool box for 10 years. Because of the angle you will need to use some tape on the back to keep the twine in place. This whole panel was adhered to the front of the white card base. I dry enbossed a small piece of Pool Party card stock and cropped it with a stitched circle for the base of my embellishment. The small flower was stamped and coloured, along with some leaves and adhered to the circle. I finished with 3 gold sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins.
|Stamps||Painted Poppies, Itty Bitty Birthdays, Peaceful Moments|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Peaceful Poppies DSP|
|Ink||Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark|
|Accessories||Glittered Organdy Ribbon, Peaceful Poppies Sequins, White Baker's Twine|
|Tools||Painted Labels Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, Stampin' Blends (Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green), White EP, Heat Gun|
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I'll be back later in the week with the second part of my Painted Poppies card set.
Thanks for visiting me today!