The color inspiration for this card came from the colourQ challenge #304. Because Poppy Parade is a retired color that I do not have, I used Real Red as a substitute. I tried to keep the design CAS as I often struggle to limit embellishments. I enjoy making cards oriented in landscape to open from the left side rather than the top because they stand up more easily.
On white cardstock, the yellow flower was stamped three times then each was fussy cut to a different size. The edges were sponged and distressed and two leaves were stamped and fussy cut and adhered together with the flower images. The sentiment was die cut twice - once from cardstock and again from craft foam. The cardstock was adhered to the craft foam.
On a panel of white cardstock, the leafy border was stamped in three ink colors. A piece of red burlap was die cut to mimic the shape of the stem and adhered to the cardstock. The white cardstock was then adhered to the card base. The yellow flower image was backed with craft foam to pop it up and adhered along with the sentiment.
The inside was lined with a panel of white cardstock and a stamped red flower for decoration. The sentiment, Missing You, was also stamped to finish the card. Stop by the cQc challenge blog and see the creative designs!
Techniques: Stamping, distressing, sponging, die cutting, fussy cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Beautiful Border stamp set, Studio G (inside sentiment)
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Real Red
Cardstock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Basic Gray
Dies: SU! Greetings Thinlits, Mama Elephant Landscape Trio
Misc.: Red burlap, craft foam