Hi there. I have an anniversary card to show you today so have interrupted my Christmas cards to make this, unfortunately still a lot of Christmas cards to make but never mind. I adore poppies and I have a new/NBUS Memory Box die called Row of Poppies which I thought I would use for this card and I included a butterfly and four little hearts so it would qualify for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge but I miscalculated and unfortunately it closed last Wednesday when I thought it was open until next Wednesday. It just goes to show that time passes a lot quicker than I think! Anyway, here it.
I lined my white square card with a piece of red tartan paper which I love, and then using some linen look card cut about an inch smaller all round, I cut the Memory Box die out of the left hand side. I then stuck the white card down and placed the die cut poppies into the negative shape and stuck down all the extra little pieces which form the negative shape and then lifted the poppies themselves away when the glue was dry to leave the shape exposing the pretty red paper.
I then cut a heart using my Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Heart dies and stuck the sentiment to the heart as you can see with the heart on its side. I found some little sticker hearts and coloured them to match my sentiment, and after sticking the die cut heart next to the poppy shape I added the four little hearts randomly around the card and sticking one on the heart itself. I was going to leave the card there but then decided to make a sort of shadow effect with the positive piece of the poppy by placing it just a little to the right and draping it over the heart just a little which I think works quite well. I finally added the little butterfly.
On to another topic briefly. I in common I'm sure with a lot of other people have been doing a bit of colouring. The colouring books have become so popular over the last six months or so and in July when I went away on holiday I thought I would buy one to have a go at whilst away. I bought one called Relax With Art which comes out once a month I think and has a facebook page which you will find here. I like it because the outlines are not thick and heavy and the pictures are not produced back to back so that if you do use markers or press a bit heavy with pencils it wont spoil anything. I have used just colouring pencils so far but personally if I did use markers I think I would still put something in between the pages to be sure that no stray ink spoils anything. I only get time to do it occasionally and have totally completed just two images so far and thought perhaps you might like to see them.
Thank you for looking at the blog today.
I am entering the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 206 where we use up our snippets of card and paper etc.
Shopping Our Stash - No Stamping. (I'm so excited that this card made the top 3)
Beccy's Place - A card or Papercraft Project.