Patterned PoppiesPosted: August 4, 2014 Filed under: Bashful, CAS, Field of Dreams, Indian Wheel, Wishes | Tags: Penny Black creative dies, Penny Black stamps, Ranger Distress stains 17 Comments
It seems to be nothing but poppies on the blog at present. I can assure you that changes tomorrow as something quite unseasonal will appear!
Today I have a card inspired by one of the techniques in the Stretch Your Stamps 2 online card class. I have created watercolour patterned paper for die cutting before but I don’t think I have die-cut any embossed designs. I embossed the background stamp, Indian Wheel, watercoloured with distress stains then cut out several poppies with the “Field of Dreams” die. I also cut the sentiment from the patterned panel but it was a bit much so I decided to a cut a plain orange sentiment.
When I was photographing the top card and getting ready to post it I saw the pretty patterned sentiment and another die cut flower and decided a second card was possible. I had cut the daisy first from the patterned panel using the “Bashful” die but decided there was not enough patterned showing so switched to the poppies. It’s great when one design turns into two. The layout below is an adaption of the current Case Study Challenge #202 layout, one big flower and a sentiment strip stretching right across the card.
Stamps: Indian Wheel (Penny Black)
Inks: Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Crushed Olive, Bundled Sage distress stains (Ranger)
Creative Dies: Field of Dreams, Wishes, Bashful (PB)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Fall Festival mix & match paper (Penny Black), Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock.
Saw your card and loved it. Very creative. Than when I click on it and saw your picture, I said “no wonder”. I follow your cards and really love them. You do a great job! This one is no exception.
Beautiful cards Heather!!!
These cards are wonderful and a great example from the first class! I’m off to my worktable…
Wonderful! I didn’t take that last class. Hmm…looks like I should have! The poppies and daisy are so pretty, and I’m really liking the patterned die cut embed too.
Super cute!!! Love the flowers!
Just beautiful Heather – Love them both.
Oooohhh, so pretty – I love the second card as well…
Gorgeous cards! Nice work!
Love these! Such a great idea! Thanx
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As soon as I saw your beautiful cards I knew you were taking Stretch Your Stamps! Gorgeous take on the cards shown 🙂
Heather, these are so beautiful! I could look at them for hours. 🙂
I agree with Pam from Maine. I loved your card and when I clicked on it I thought, “Of course! It is Heather.” I have followed your blog (and copied your cards) for several years. I love your style.
I was already taken with the patterned poppies of the first card, but then scrolled down to the second — I love the inset patterned sentiment!
Thanks for joining us at Case Study!
This is lovely! Love the embossing! Thanks for joining us this week for the CASE Study Challenge!
Your cards are great looking!!
Beautiful! Love your creativity. Thanks for putting notions into my mind for the drive to work this morning.