Sunday, February 14, 2016

Poppies for Mary

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.

Click on the smaller images to see them enlarged:

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


  1. The glossy look on the poppies looks GREAT! Thank you for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart!

  2. Your card is very pretty, and love that you used all three reds. The scalloped background die and using design paper scattered throughout the scallops is unique. I know what you mean about the liquid glass changing Cranberry to pink...when I did strawberries it did the same thing and from then on when I wanted red with liquid glass, I chose ruby.

  3. Ha! Leave it to a man to think that your poppies were an pink ice cream cone! Beautiful colors and design, love the tag behind your bouquet of flowers too!

  4. I love your husband's idea! It's a beautiful bouquet!

  5. Lovely card, Melanie! I love the bouquet of poppies. They look great on top of the black tag. Thanks for joining us again at the Color Dare!
    :) Marie

  6. Lots of lovely detail here. Love the bouquet of flowers placed on your tag. Gorgeous bg paper and great layout. So glad you shared it with us at Just Us Girls this week. Thank you.

  7. I love your version of sending flowers to your sister in Taipei in the form of a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare!

  8. Beautiful collection of flowers! I love all the little details - the background is awesome as well. Nothing gets left unfinished on anything you create and I really admire that - you see to every small detail. Fabulous work and I am sure your sister will love it. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us at H2H once again.

  9. I love those poppies! Need to get mine out again to work with! Super way to add a tag~ in the background~looks great!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  10. What a great card! Love all the layers and details on this card. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  11. Hubbys: they just don't get it sometimes! LOL! Such a sweet card for your sister! Love the tag behind the bouquet of flowers! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  12. Great job! I love the flowers! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H)!

    Brandi R
    DT member H2H