While photographing my card, my husband said, "Oh, that's a pretty strawberry ice cream cone." So let me clarify, it is NOT an ice cream cone. It's an image of three poppies wrapped in paper. (I'm hoping fellow crafters can discern the difference.) When I selected the stamp set I was thinking they were roses but out of respect for Verve stamps, we'll go with poppies.
Although I experienced a hiccup using their Linky tool, which is different than most others, I am entering this card at the Just Us Girls Trend Challenge #330
and into a joint color challenge at two blogs:
Heart 2 Heart plus Color My Heart Color Dare #180
The black and white colors are required with any one or combination of the reds listed. I have only a few CTMH items so my products are mixed. The flowers were stamped in red with white ink but when I added the Glossy Accents, the media mixed and created the pink. The flowers on the inside of the card were not treated with Glossy Accents.
I wanted to make a card for my sister, who is a Speech Pathologist and lives in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. Although we stay in touch via email and Facebook, it's always fun to send and receive loving words through the mail. She also decorates her office with my cards so that is pleasing to me.
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For creative ideas and inspiration visit JUGs, Color Dare and H2H.
Techniques: Stamping, sponging, fussy cutting, die cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
CTMH: Cranberry cardstock, DSP Heartstrings Collection Paper Packet
Stampin' Up!: Whisper White, Basic Black cardstock, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, White Craft Inks, Striped Scalloped Thinlit Die, organza ribbon, "You're Wonderful" Stamp Set (banner & sentiment), Dimensionals foam
Other: Verve Stamp Set "Poppy Birthday", Pretty Pink Posh Die "Twine & Bows", Reverse Confetti "Flower Wrap", Glossy Accents, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, polka dot paper from stash