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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Pretty Poppies Card (by Carole)

Hello everyone, this month, we have three inspirational posts from our Guest Design Team member Carole Cann. Carole has created a beautiful card for her first post using a mixture of poppy stamps, (my favourite flower), and here is what she has to say:

Hello everyone,

I am delighted to be doing another series of projects for the Guest Design Team post this month.
My Pretty Poppies card was inspired by one I received many years ago with this colour combination.
Red and gold with brown are not colours I would normally use. Not the brown, anyway! But it works.
When I used these lovely poppy stamps I realized they would be perfect for a design I had in mind. So here it is.

I stamped the corners with Versamark and embossed them onto a piece of card 12.5 cms x 14.5 cms, (5 inches x 5 3/4 inches), leaving a gap between, to put the central poppy panel over.
This has been given an edging with a gold gel pen and mounted onto red card.
The poppy is embossed with the same gold, then coloured with red and green pearlescent paint, which gives it a lovely shimmer.
I used tiny sequin waste and a gold inkpad to make a slight pattern around the poppies. I trimmed the panel to size and mounted it onto gold card.
I then added glazing with Glossy Accents.
The photo does not do the embossing powder justice, as it has a lovely delicate glint to it.
The Best Wishes has been stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossed.
I am going to try and make more cards with similar colours as I think they would be great for Golden or Ruby Wedding Anniversary cards.

Stamps used: Pretty Poppies
Poppy Meadow- corners
Loving Sentiments- words
Versamark inkpad
Versafine Onyx Black inkpad
Jeweled gold embossing powder
Clear embossing powder
Brown, red and gold card
Pearlescent paints
Glossy Accents
Tiny sequin waste strip
Gold inkpad

Thank you for looking and see you next week with another project.

Happy crafting, Carole.


  1. Gorgeous, the black and gold is a lovely combination. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  2. Very classy indeed. Beautiful colours and fab design. Love it. Xx

  3. It's lovely, quite 'oriental' looking :)

  4. Very elegant!! Love the oriental look!

  5. The brown, gold and red is a great combination with the contrast of dark card and gold EP by Carole, and the corners work beautifully as a background to the beautiful poppies. x

  6. This looks so elegant, love the poppies in gold against the brown background.
    Linda xxx

  7. Wonderful card, do love poppies


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