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Monday, 11 February 2019

Poppy Congratulations (by Carole)

Today sees the first post this month from our regular Guest team Design member Carole Cann. Carole has created a lovely card to inspire you incorporating soft colours, and a wooden heart. 

Carole writes:

Good morning everyone.
I am delighted to be back again as a Guest Design Team member, during February.
I have used the beautiful poppy stamp from Poppy Meadow and the centre of Song Thrush. It is relatively quick to make too.
The poppy has been stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossed, to fit onto a DL card base.
I have used a 7cm heart shape as the central element.
As my shape was wood and I wanted the blue to be crisp and clear, I painted it with slightly watered down, white acrylic paint.
When dry, the centre of the Song Thrush stamp was inked with Blue Versafine ink, and the heart was placed over the section I wanted to stamp.
All the colouring has been done with watercolour pencils.
For the top and bottom edges, I drew a line using the same blue as the rest of the card. I then pulled a damp baby wipe along the edge to smudge and soften it slightly.
The joy of poppy stamps is that you can colour them almost any colour that you like. This shape reminded me of blue Icelandic poppies.

I hope that you have enjoyed my post and I will see you next week with my second project.
Thanks, and happy crafting,



  1. I adore your blue poppies and the song thrush image on the wooden heart joins them together beautifully Carole. An extremely pretty card. x

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Carole, lovely design and colours, Kate x

  3. This is fabulous! I love it.
    Linda xxx

  4. Oh, this is so elegant and sweet! Love these stamps!

  5. Many thanks for your lovely comments they are much appreciated. Happy crafting. Carole😊

  6. Wow! I love the layout of this card and the heart in the middle looks beautiful. I love Poppies, so this card is right up my street x


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