Thursday 10 September 2015

Stylised Poppy Birthday

Hi everyone.  I needed a birthday card this week and so decided to combine this with NBUS Challenge No. 5 which our friend Darnell of DJKardkreations is running, where we use anything in our stash which we haven't used before.  There are a lot of prizes on offer from really well known sponsors as well as some donated by her personally, so 'thank you' Darnell.  I used green and gold to tie in with the colour challenge which I am just in time to enter over at Less is More.

I was lucky enough to win a gift token over at Verve Stamps and I bought some stamps and dies and these are my NBUS items.

The central sentiment plate is a Spellbinder die set Labels Thirty Three which has been used before and I cut two different sizes using snippets of gold mirri and white card, and layered them up and stamped the sentiment from the NBUS sets of stamps from Verve called Poppy Birthday.  I then used the Build a Poppy die set to cut the three base pieces of the flower from snippets of gold mirri card and then using the stamps in two different sizes I stamped on more snippets of white card using Versamark and WOW Gold EP and then cut the flowers with the dies and layered these up too.  I finished the flowers with little pearls in the centres.

I finished by cutting leaves in two different sizes from snippets of green card using another Verve set of dies called Sprightly Sprigs which co-ordinates with some other stamp sets which I don't have, but I consider this is a leaf shape which can be cut from plain card as seen here without the matching stamps.

The gold dots are actually the waste pieces from the poppy stamp co-ordinating die set.  I think the idea is that you use the holes made by the projections on the dies to help line the die when using the negative piece left from cutting the die as a template, and in order to line up the die when cutting out the stamped images you use the template over the stamped image and then fix the die into the negative space and this then keeps the die in place whilst cutting the image out.

Thank you for stopping by here today.

Pat  x

I am also entering the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 193 where we use up our snippets.  The whole card was made from snippets.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Stamp and Punch/Die Cut.                          
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Use a Stamp and Blog Hop.


Anne said...

Pat what a super design - those flowers look great against your sentiment and label!
Thank you for joining our colour challenge
Less is More

Barb said...

Oh Pat this card is beautiful. I love the colours and what lovely dies too. Barbxx

KandA said...

Hi Pat, I saw your card over at Darnell's and in the playground and just had to come for a closer look. It's pure elegance.. I love it xx

Sarn said...

This is such a wonderful CAS card Pat. Congrats on using up the tiny die cut dots too. GENIUS.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

So beautiful and elegant Pat and superb use of the green and gold colour combo
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
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Chrissie said...

This is so pretty Pat! , the gold looks beautiful against the green!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Jean said...

Beautiful CAS design Pat, I love the label shape you used. A lovely elegant card.
Jean x

Jacee said...

Very pretty card Pat, love the design
hugs Jacee
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Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such a wonderfully elegant card! I love the sophisticated touches, like the color palette that includes metallic tones, yet I also really like the almost whimsical-look of the flowers themselves. Brilliant of you to use the leftover waste for the dots! This is simple, yet so beautifully detailed and it was a pleasure to see and to read about. Thank you so much for sharing this with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

MaryH said...

Great use of your win and this is one beautiful CAS. The colors are fabulous, with the green, white & metallic gold - as is the design composition. Love it! TFS & Hugs

Neets B said...

Love your little cluster of foliage against the gold, and those little gold dots add the perfect little touches.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
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JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card!

Darnell said...

I love this elegant and feminine design, Pat! The gold is really stunning!! Thank you so much for your compliments and enthusiasm and for playing in my NBUS Challenge #5! And thank you for understanding and forgiving me for being so late to comment! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell