Saturday, March 8, 2014

Poppy Birthday

A fun sketch at Freshly Made Sketches was the inspiration for my card today.  I love the tilted panels!  I also used it as an opportunity to use up some retired designer paper.

I played around with a lot of stamp sets trying to decide what I wanted to use for the circle image and finally decided on the flower from Gifts of Kindness.  The accompanying Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped directly on the Pool Party base using a Stampamajig.

The flower was stamped in Poppy Parade, cut out with my paper snips, and popped up on dimensionals in order to place it over the top of the ribbon running horizontally across the card.

A button in the middle of the flower and some pearls did the job to complete the card. The designer paper, from Sale-A-Bration a couple of years ago, was a vintage style and came with the distress coloring on the edge.  So my card ended up as a mix of modern, with the tilted panel card design, and a little vintage, with the paper and button, but still clean without distressing or addition sponging.

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Product details:
Stamps:  Gifts of Kindness
Paper:  Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment designer series paper
Ink:  Poppy Parade
Other:  Poppy Parade Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Linen Thread, Very Vintage Designer Button


Linda Callahan said...

I love Poppy Parade! Glad you still had some ribbon and paper to use! Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

Narelle Farrugia said...

I just had this paper out earlier to see if I could use it up too! This card is so lovely Stef and I just love your fussy cut flower! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Brum said...

Great card Stef! I love the poppy parade! Love the colours together! The flower looks so sweet with it's button and twine! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

wienerhoneymooners said...

This is lovely and bright and sunny, wonderfully done fussy cut flower!