Thursday, 4 February 2016

Poppy Birthday

So this is the finished poppy birthday card. Mum won't be pleased as it will be a large letter stamp as it's 8x8, and so I added a bit of dimension to it too.
I'd stamped the poppies in archival ink, tried distress ink which although I preferred the vibrancy I preferred the crisp image with archival inks. I'll just have to buy a brighter red than red geranium. I had experimented with adding iridescent medium over the poppies which adds a silver shimmer, but I felt it knocked back the vibrancy of the red even more. I trimmed the image with tattered lace essential rectangles and backed it with red card and the tattered lace pearl rectangles. I matted and layer up the red and white background layers with some 1mm foam tape and added a strip of red ribbon with red liner tape. The sentiment is from lili of the valley and I used spellbinders ovals and scalloped oval nesties and foam tape to add it to the card. A quick bow on the ribbon stuck on with glue gel and job done.


  1. It looks pretty gorgeous to me Cara. The poppies are lovely. So pleased to see your pretty card finished. I think your Mum will love it. Barbxx

  2. A beautiful card Cara, I love your colour combo, the red really pops.
    Have a super weekend, hugs Erika. X

  3. Ooh I love poppies and gorgeous red design!
    Lucy x


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