Saturday, 9 July 2011

A poppy card

I mentioned earlier in the week that I was working on a stamped image of some poppies - here's the end result:

The stamp is from a clear Hero Arts set, coloured with Aqua Markers. I also stamped a second image and coloured a few extra petals to add some dimension like this:

Assembling the card was pretty straightforward, although my initail thoughts were to keep the basic card stock plain white, I just can't quite do CAS as yet! So, I used spotted background paper from a Papermania Capsule Collection 'Mono' pack and layered the image onto some silver Mirri card then added the extra petals using sticky pads. I buy my sticky pads either online or from Wilkinsons (under their own brand name in the stationery aisle) as they aren't too chunky, not too expensive and come in about one inch by half an inch size so they can be snipped into whatever size is best.

As the images were stamped onto quite thick watercolour card I also used a little trick which is, once the petals are cut out for the decoupage run a matching Aqua Marker round the cut edges so that no white shows.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Try It On Tuesday - Flower Power

Ooh La La Creations - Summer Flowers

Corrosive Challenges - red and white

Hope you have a great weekend!!



Annie said...

My fav flower :-)
A x

Sarn said...

OMG that is GORGEOUS. Love the little touch of decoupage.
Hugs, Sarn

Twiglet said...

Stunning! Oh and we really loved the chicken pilaff dish too - thanks. x Jo

Gill (karens friend) said...

Just love this poppy card great idea with the extra petals gives extra dimention.

Karen said...

Love poppies and love this card too. Looks really elegant and for someone special.

Wendi said...

Oh Wow what an absolutely gorgeous card that is and your colouring is amazing
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Bernie said...

Wow Di This is STUNNING! Your coloring is superb and the extra petals give amazing dimension. Love this card.

Sandra H said...

WOW This is wonderful love this flower:) Sandra H

mamapez5 said...

Lovely, lovely poppies. The decoupage makes such a difference to them too. Kate x

The Crafty Elf said...

What great depth on your cards Di! There is nothing more striking than red, black and white! This is just a lovely card, well done!

Peggy said...

The black spot was a great choice for this one Di. It showcases the glorious poppies so well. Fab. Dee xx