Thursday, April 5, 2012

New Dies from Joan's Gardens


Yesterday I received a box of new dies.  Today I was so excited to start designing and had a hard time knowing where to start.  However, I love poppies and thought I would start by designing a card using the new Memory Box "Prim Poppy" (98310) die.  I love how this card turned out.  You know me, I always love to have dimension, so I used the die to cut out the entire image three times using green card stock.  This would become the stems and base for the flowers.  I then die cut the just the flowers six more times using orange card stock.  Each flower was cut off the stem and one each was glued over the green image previously die cut to create orange flowers on green stems.  The other three sets of flowers were shaped to give them dimension.  First I cut down between the petals toward the base of the flower.  It was shaped with the tools from the Flower Tool Kit and the Black Shaping Mat.  A small piece of dimensional tape was added in the center of the flower and a small amount of glue added right at the base then pressed down over the flat orange flower on the main image.  The edges of the petals were pulled out slightly.  I used an orange Copic marker to added some lines and shading to the petals.  

This picture is a close-up so you can see the dimension created by adding a second layer on the flower.

At the top of the card I used the new Memory Box "Latchette Border".  It was sponged lightly with Tea Dye Distress Ink.  Along the bottom I used two different grass dies.  The tall grass is the new Poppy Stamps "Grassland Border" (825) and the shorter grass is the DieNamics  (MFT) "Fresh Cut Grass". Don't you love that tall grass around the poppies!   The butterfly is the Cheery Lynn Mini Butterfly (DL112).

I had so much fun working with these new dies and think you will love working with this new Memory Box "Prim Poppy"  and Poppy Stamps "Grassland Border".

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11 comments:

Mihaela said...

Lovely card, flowers looks awesome!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This card is just plain cool! Poppies are one of my favs!

Betty Benton said...

Very pretty -- wonderful poppies!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very pretty! I love the dimension of your flowers- gorgeous poppies!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Wonderful poppies! I love all the dimension of your card. Another work of art!

Michelle said...

I love your card! Poppies are one of my favorite flowers.

ednamburgess said...

Love those poppies. Wish you'd do a tutorial on how you made them. Seeing how it's done is easier than reading it. Thanks. Edna

Mary said...

Beautiful card...Love the flowers...

melissac said...

Fabulous card!! I love the 3d of your card!! blessings!

Colleen said...

Selma,
I love poppies too and yours are beautiful as always!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Love how you always make them 3-D...
Your love for creating flowers just shines....have you and Joan thought about creating your own "how to make flowers" and backgrounds book ....would fly off the shelves!

Have a beautiful Easter!

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