Friday, July 10, 2015

Poppy with Delphinium

The inspiration for this card was provided by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #115. Typically the sketches call for layers of various shapes and this sketch is right on target!
The card was built on a white base by adhering a piece of Mint Macaron* cardstock to the base. Next was a panel of Irresistibly Yours embossing paper inked in Pacific Point. Panels of Strawberry Slush and Pretty Petals DSP were adhered to each other. I decided not to hide the floral paper with the next layer so used white vellum.

Using Mint Macaron* cardstock, a die cut flourish was adhered, followed by a punched/die cut Delphinium in blue, white and black cardstocks to match the DSP flower.

Three pieces were freehand cut from shades of pink cardstock and the edges sponged to match the poppy in the DSP. The pieces were stacked with thin foam tape. A punched center in white and dotted in black ink completed the poppy.

The die cut heart border in Mint Macaron* was adhered. A strand of thick twine was wrapped and tied and the stack was adhered to the card base. The inside of the card was decorated with a strip of Mint Macaron* cardstock. For more information visit the AHSC blog.

Techniques: Die cutting, fussy cutting, freehand cutting, sponging, punching
Size: A7 (5" x 7")

Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Pacific Point; Basic Black Write Marker
Cardstock: Mint Macaron*, Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Pacific Point, Basic Black, Whisper White, White Vellum, Irresistibly Yours (stripe) embossing paper
DSP: Pretty Petals
Dies: Verve Border, MFT Fancy Flourish
Punches: Circles - three sizes
Misc.: Thin foam tape, thick twine in Strawberry Slush

* This is not a misspelling. A macaron is a sweet meringue treat primarily served in France and is not related to our American macaroon biscuit-style cookie. Macarons are made in many lovely pastel colors.


  1. Very pretty Melanie! Love how you made the paper flowers look just like those in the designer paper! Fantastic card! :)

    1. Amy, Thank you for noticing the handmade focal flowers match the paper because I was unsure if anyone would notice. I so appreciate your comments!

  2. So pretty... I love all of the layers of paper and love how you used the vellum to tone down the background paper, but still let it show through... beautiful card (as always) :)!

  3. I love the background paper and the vellum is the perfect touch to soften it. The flourish adds just the right amount of "fun" to this card - love it! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts this week :)

  4. Super pretty, I love that patterned paper! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  5. Super pretty card! Love your swirl you added. Thanks for joining us at AHSC!

    Jess - DT

  6. Love the bright colors on this card...and you are always so creative with vellum. I've tried it on a couple of my cards, but usually end up not using it...I'll get to use my vellum some day. Liked that you matched up the flowers from the design paper, I've done that when I do my own design paper.