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Thursday, 25 July 2013

Poppy meadow corners (posted by Elaine)

As soon as I saw the Poppy Meadow stamp set I fell in love with the art nouveau themed corners.


For a quick and simple card, I took a 6 x 6 printed DP from Bo Bunny and embossed the corners. To do this well, I often use a very large acrylic block that I can line up with the corners of the card, to get the corners positioned in pairs at the top and bottom of the card. I used a deep red metallic EP for this design. I added the seed head which also has the characteristic art nouveau curves from the Fragrant Honeysuckle stamp set. The finishing touches were a ready made sentiment and butterfly.

Thank you for the comments you leave, they are always appreciated.

Elaine

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! Love the contrast of black and background! Have a sunny day, Gerrina

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  2. I love this - the deep red against the pink: a lovely example of how to use patterned paper with stamping. This definitely had the art nouveau feel to it & you've illustrated beautifully one of the features of Chocolate Baroque stamps: the way that elements of new releases can be used to echo elements in previous releases, as indeed those characteristic art nouveau curves do. The butterfly is a lovely touch with that particular flower head for that's exactly replicated in my back garden at present.
    Paula (PEP)

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  3. I'm fond of Art Nouveau style too and thanks for the handy tip for lining up the corners.

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  4. Beautiful card, love pink and black

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  5. What a lovely card and a great use of the corners

    Jackie x

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  6. Beautiful card! I love the colors, and how the black ink just pops off the page! Clare xo :)

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