Hello everyone, today sees the second of our posts this month from Penny Butler, our newest Guest Design Team member. This week, she has created a lovely poppy themed card for you.
Hi there, this is my second visit here and I've got a Poppy card for you today, featuring stamps from the Gothic Fragments and Poppy Meadow stamp sets, using the caught in crystal technique.
I started with a piece of white card and stamped the window slightly off centre. I masked the image and blended Distress Inks all over the panel. I faux bleached a stone wall effect on the background, making a stencil by die cutting a piece of scrap card and sponging water through it. I added some shadows by stippling grey ink through the stencil. I then stamped some grasses along the bottom of the panel. After removing the mask, I coloured the window image with water-based pens used as watercolours. I then stamped a sentiment using black ink.
I stamped and embossed the poppies onto acetate in black and turned the acetate over. I coloured the image with alcohol markers. I applied floor polish with some glitter added and then placed some crumpled tissue paper on top. When the polish had dried, I cut around the image, and attached it to the panel. I matted the panel onto some black card that I had embossed and gilded with metallic wax, and then attached this to a card blank. I finished the card with some red ribbon and a bow.
I hope that you've enjoyed this post, thank you for popping in :)
Penny will be back next week with her final project of the month, using the first set of stamps that she ever bought from Chocolate Baroque.