Friday, June 26, 2015

Pretty Poppies

I have always had a love of poppies.  My kitchen is decorated with red poppies and my children have helped me complete my set of poppy dishes from Pier I Imports.  It is always fun to create different colors of poppies with Susan's dies.  For this card, I created orange poppies to match the design paper.      

The dies I used are the  Garden Notes - Poppy.  These little poppies are so easy to create and are just the right size for greeting cards.   I created two open poppies and 3 partially open poppies.  To create the partially open poppies, I used only the 3-petal die; for the open poppies I used all the petals.  The three petal die cut was well shaped using the small loop tool from Susan's Flower Tool Set.  If you start on the outside edge of the petal and pull down to the center, on all three petals, the petals will "cup".    I folded two of the petals up over the center (back) petal (two petals on top of one petal). Glue was added to the base of the two petals that overlapped on the front. Be careful to not flatten out your petals. The stamen was glued down in the center.  Creating these partially open poppies gives an added dimension to the poppy bouquet.

The design paper I used is from Graphic 45.  To create the circle in the center of the white piece of card stock, I used the Accordion Circle Card die.  The pivot section was cut off, so I could use the frame.  This frame was embossed with the Spring Leaves embossing folder.  To edge the white frame and the corners of the card, I used ECD peel off stickers.  A piece of black twine was used for the bow.

Below are links to the products used from Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Cheryl W said...

I love poppies, too, Selma. Your card is so gorgeous. I haven't been in a Pier One Imports for a long time. Would have loved to see those poppy dishes

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Selma, Your work amazes me!

Martie Rollin said...

Poppies seem to be the "in" flower just now. I've seen 3 different companies featuring poppy stamps and dies and they all coordinate together so well! Your project is really well done...thanks for posting!

carinne87creas said...

magnifique ta carte bravo bises bises A+

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful creation!


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