Thursday, March 13, 2014
I love to have Oriental Poppies in my flower garden. Poppies come in a variety of colors such as orange, red, pink and salmon. Today I created a get well card with pretty orange Poppies. The flowers were created using Susan's Garden Poppy dies. Here is a link to Susan Tierney Cockburn's Video showing you how to create the poppy. The base of each petal was colored using the Susan's Garden Black Pan Pastel. The larger leaves behind the top of the poppies was die cut using the Poppy Stamps "Meadow Leaf" die.
To create the brick wall behind the flowers, I used gray card stock and the Crafter's Workshop "Mini Bricks" 6x6 template. Embossing Paste was used over the stencil and once dry, five different Distress Inks (Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Pumice Stone, Black, and Scattered Straw) were sponged over the bricks for color. I cut around the bricks and mounted them to a piece of black card stock. The sentiment was stamped on a Marianne Design tag (CR1211) and sponged around the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink. I used a piercing tool to punch holes in each scallop. The black border was created with the Martha Stewart, Double Arches punches.
My sister-in-law Judy was diagnosed with breast cancer and is having surgery for a double mastectomy today. Your prayers would be appreciated for a successful surgery.
The following products used to create this card can be purchased from Ellen Hutson, LLC: