Hi there everybody. As today is Armistice Day here in the UK I decided to make this poppy card. I adore poppies because they are so bright and pretty, and there is nothing so beautiful as a field full of them, but also they are a symbol of remembrance.
For this card I used:
An 8" x 8" white card cut in half horizontally.
A Memory Box Row of Poppies die.
A Sue Wilson Petite Striplet Tiled Squares die.
Crafters Companion Textures Embossing Folder - Distress.
Pieces of White, Black, Green and Red Card.
I started by embossing the white card base with the Distress EF. I cut the solid background striplet die from a piece of black card and then cut the open die from a piece of white. As I wanted to have a black edge I cut round the open die by hand leaving a narrow band around the pattern. If I had used the outside edge with it none of the black would have showed round the edge.
I then cut the poppy die twice, green for the stems and buds, and red for the flowers. I also fiddled with one of the buds and inserted a little red so it looks as though it is just beginning to open. When placing on the card I decided to bring the stems together instead of having them in a row.
To finish I added a silver sentiment.
Thank you for visiting today.
I am entering the following challenges:
CAS on Sunday Challenge - No. 95 Flowers.
Happy Little Stampers November Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.
The Flower Challenge - No 2 Occasion.