Thursday, 17 November 2016

Heartfelt Blazing Poppies

     Poppies are beautiful flowers that have great significance during November but sometimes get overlooked during the rest of the year. These projects were made with red flowers to be used in shop display at Albright Of Diss but could just as easily be made using any other colour.
      The vase and single flower was stamped on white card, covering the vase with scrap paper the flower spray was stamped over that to create a full bouquet. It looked a little odd at this stage with overstamping but this was covered with a die cut flower later so it wouldn't show. The image is coloured with alcohol pens and then the panel was die cut, as some of the leaves would have been cut off they were trimmed around and tucked outside the dies cutting edge.
     The edge of the image panel has been coloured with Distress Ink Bundled Sage before being mounted on a die cut black layer.
      Another vase was stamped, then over stamped with the fern from a different Heartfelt set and coloured before being cut, shaped and stuck over the original vase.
     The dimensional poppy was stamped and embossed on red card, cut out with the matching die, shaped and then stuck together. This flower is stuck over the main flower in the vase so it hides the overstamping.
     The background is cream card coloured with Distress Ink Pumice Stone, then stamped with a script stamp using the same ink pad. The corner spray is stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa in one corner of the card. Cut to size and corners punched it is then mounted on a thin red layer before going on to a black card.
      Using the poppies to make a card is great but what about using them to decorate a gift bag to match the card.
     Using a sheet of Kraft card the poppies are stamped and embossed in the corners, then mounted on a thin red layer of card and stuck on to the bag. I found trying to stamp directly on to the bag wasn't very tidy, when flat the folded in sides and handle ends are lumpy so it's best to work on a sheet of card and add this to the bag.
     Three more stamped and die cut poppies are added to give dimension and match the greeting card.
     With the addition of a die cut greeting the bag is complete and ready for the gift, a little red tissue on top to cover the gift and everything matches.

      I would like to enter these projects in the following challenges:
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting -Anything Goes


  1. Gorgeous card! I love that red flower! Thanks for playing along with us at Retarte Challenges!

  2. Beautiful card and gift bag! Thank you for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting!
    ~DT Sherry x

  3. Poppy is beautiful. Gorgeous project - card and gift bag. Thanks for sharing wit us at Creative Moment Challenge.


  4. I LOVE this so much! They are both so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog! I hope to see you again soon! Hugs Victoria (DT) x

  5. Great job! I love that flower.
    Thanks for joining us at Retarte#90 of Stampartpapel
    Maria Pilar (DT Coordinator)


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