Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Pretty Poppies

Hello again,

My aunty and me have a little agreement: she will buy me a stamp, and then I have to make her a couple of cards using it.
As you can imagine, I love this arrangement :) But not as much as I love how her face lights up each time she sees a card made especially for her!

This next card was made for her, using the Hero Arts Delicate Blossoms stamp, which she picked.
I know she likes simple cards, so I took my inspiration from this bottle of perfume, which I have always thought was gorgeous:

(This is Flower by Kenzo, by the way)

Anyway, this is the card born from that image:

Creating this card was an absolute joy! First of all, I inked the poppies in Barn Door distress ink. Then I cut them out, and created shadows using Aged Mahogany. Next, I stamped the image onto white cardstock, coloured the stems with a Copic marker, and adhered the flower heads.
Cut the completed image out in a strip, distress lightly using more Aged Mahogany, stamp the sentiment on your base, and adhere the final panel.

I added some white ribbon to give the illusion of a bouquet (my aunty likes bouquets), and it gives a nice, crisp but elegant finish.

I really like this one!

Look out for another card coming up later in the week which also uses the Delicate Blossoms stamp, but based on a different source of inspiration, giving it a much more vintage look.

Thanks for looking! :)


  1. You always do a nice job with clean and simple Tasha! I am trying to do more of them. This is very nice! The poppies came out great! Sounds like a lot of work, but well worth it! Your Aunty will love it! Cool arrangement you have with her!

  2. THis is awesome, Tasha! I love it. And what a cool trade fro you!

  3. Gorgeous card, I love it. What a great arrangement you have with your auntie, can I borrow her :) Lol.
    Lynne xxx


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