Happy Wednesday All,
It's hump day and a short work week! Yay!!!
Today I would like to share with you a poppy flower card. Now, being Ukrainian, I was thrilled when Sue Wilson came out with the Exquisite Poppy die set; because every Ukrainian needs EVERYTHING poppies! I myself have a large embroidered framed poppies piece (38" X 18"), silk poppies in an Ukrainian vase and even a painting of poppies! I was so excited about being able to make poppy cards now!!!
I started cutting the flowers and was not pleased at all with the way they looked. They just did not look like poppies. I tried red card stock, then white card stock. Tried molding them on my mat, and still they didn't look like poppies. I just couldn't figure out what was wrong. I was so discouraged.
I couldn't sleep because of my dilema until I thought of doing a search on youtube! I was so hoping that Sue Wilson used them in a video. And sure enough she did! She created a beautiful card showcasing 3 poppies. You can see the card and video HERE.
Sue's tip on cutting the poppies did the trick!!! She used crepe paper!!! Of course! It made the flower realistic and lightweight! I couldn't wait to get to the Dollar Store the next day to get some crepe paper streamers!!! And here is my card; the crepe paper made ALL the difference.
I'm very pleased with the way it turned out! And it's perfect for ANY occasion!
Dies: Sue Wilson Exquisite Poppy set, Sue Wilson Olive branches, Marianne Creatables Flower filler
Impression Obsession Rectangle 6 in 1 frame
Embossing folder: Sizzix
The lesson here --- the right paper goes a long way!!!
Thanks so much for "stamping" by,