Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Awesome Poppies!

It has been a very long time since I've shared a new project with you. I'm sorry it's taken me so long! I've been working on other projects and just haven't found the time or motivation lately to indulge in the pure joy of creating.

This card is more about crafting than about stamping. There are so many fun little details, let me show you!

I started with two images and a sentiment from Gina K Designs' True Love Stamp TV set. I love that little floral scrap of paper from Basic Grey's Picadilly line. I stamped the poppy image 4 times on Pure Luxury layering weight white paper, and colored them with Copic markers to coordinate with the BG paper. I had a big scrap of Pure Luxury Creme De Menthe paper, so I stamped the twiggy branches in Memento Bamboo Leaves ink, turning the paper on each pass so it looks random.

I colored each flower twice with Copic markers. I didn't get too precise on the second copy because only parts would show. I carefully cut out each poppy, cutting the second set into two parts - one to go underneath the full flower, and one to pop up the center.

I took my flowers and rolled them with the McGill Paper Blossoms tools to create a lovely petal shape and curl. The lower leaves were rolled from the back to get them to curl forward. The upper leaves were rolled from the front so they would cup like real petals do. I glued all the parts in place, added some Prima paper flowers with gem centers, a few random rhinestones, some pearls from My Paper Studio, and the beautifully coordinating Twinery twine wrapped into a bow.

So here it is, all together. I used CardPositioningSystem's sketch to pull the elements together. There are the usual bits of edge and ink distressing, and ScorBug embossing that always seem to make an appearance in my projects. I really enjoyed the process, although this was anything but a 'quick' card.

Thanks for stopping by - leave me a comment if you have any questions! I know - I need to make you a video... maybe soon!

Ta for now,
♥ ~ky


  1. Very pretty card! Love the bright and bold colors!! Thanks for playing along with CPS sketch 254!!

  2. Ky it's just gorgeous!! I love the popped up flowers and the beautiful color combo! I'm so glad you joined us at CPS!


I adore comments. Make my day brighter and leave me some love!

Welcome to the Bunny Nest! I host rescued animals in a small in-home setting. Currently, I host 3 bunnies and 2 kitties. These animals will be socialized and housed for the entirety of their lives in my home. They inspire my crafts, and I use any proceeds to pay for their needs. Thanks for visiting!