Poppy quarters

poppy quarters Heather Telford

This poppy panel was left as an extra from a class I taught last year. I didn’t want to create the class card again so I divided the poppy image into quarters using square dies.

poppy quarters Heather Telford

I layered the quarters on a burgandy mat and also die cut a sentiment which matched the deepest red in the poppy, seed pod and bud. The poppy itself was embossed in silver then painted with a mix of brusho and liquid metals so it has a shimmery look when tilted to the light. The green background was made by stamping one of the ‘twirls’ stamps in peeled paint distress stain then painting over it to dilute and spread the green around the poppy.

poppy quarters close up Heather Telford

Won’t be long now before the poppies appear, only four or five months!


Stamps: Poppy Time, Twirls (Penny Black)
Die: Wishes (PB)  Shapeabilities squares (Spellbinders)
Inks:  versamark (Tsukineko) peeled paint distress stain (Ranger) 
Paints: brusho (Colourcraft)  platinum liquid metal (Ken Oliver)
Cardstock: Fabriano cold pressed watercolour paper, Red cardstock
Also: silver embossing powder

5 Comments on “Poppy quarters”

  1. Rosie says:

    I love the way you have redesigned this, Heather.

  2. Marianne says:

    Such a delightful card, Heather. Love the beautiful background too.

  3. Pat says:

    Tlhis tile effect is extremely pretty Heather and the tulip image and colours are very effective especially with that touch of shimmer. x

  4. Swh2013 says:

    I love the approach you took for the poppy. I had run out of ideas for this stamp and now you have given me another way to make a card. It gets to the point when you like a stamp, you tend to send cards to the same person for whatever the occasion. Lol! Thanks for sharing Heather!

  5. memalagene says:

    OH my goodness! This is GORGEOUS!

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