Saturday, 22 January 2011

Wild Poppies Card

Good evening to you all,

This is for all of you, especially Neet, who wanted to see the finished card that I featured in my WOYWW post this week.

As I said on that post I did not have all the materials suggested by Barbara Grey in her tutorial for this card but I think I've done a creditable substitution job : ) This is the second attempt at the stamping - I was not happy with my first stab at it. This I'm much happier with.

Materials used:

  • White card for base
  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake for matting
  • Create & Craft A5 Textured Card in Red for matting.
  • Clarity Stamp Wild Poppies
  • Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy 2 Optimism (sentiment)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
  • Krylon 18kt Gold Leafing pen

  • My Craft Studio Professional
  • White copy paper 80gsm
  • Nitwit Collections digital Cookin' Cookies Too - Red Striped
I made masks from a post-it pad and used Barbara's technique of ink, stamp and stamp again to get the effect that some poppies are in the foreground and some further back. It was a bit tricky working out the spacing of the pieces after cutting it up but I got there in the end and I think the edging with the gold pen just finishes them perfectly.

I just made a fairly simple insert and was lucky to find that I had digital paper already on my PC that picked up the red/brown/gold colours used in the card. And, I don't know what I'd do without the graphics programme in My Craft Studio - I was able to digitally punch a strip from the paper and use it to decorate the insert.

I've been experimenting with shaving foam and Cosmic Shimmer Mists today to marble some card. It worked out very well and some of the results are lovely. I'm hoping to make a card using some of the card later and maybe it will feature on a later post.

That's me lot for today and thanks for reading. If you wish to leave a comment it will be much appreciated as I love to hear from and you and enjoy receiving feedback.

Bye for now.


Mandy said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Beautiful card....Love the black and white theme and the technique....and the insert is lovely...
Thank you for your visit and comment...
Mandy x

Anonymous said...

Hi elizabeth ,
Love the finished result of this card it is beautiful. am intrigued by shaving foam and glimnmer mists though cant wait to see what you do.
x Tricia

Nicky said...

Love your finished card it is really classy

There is a little something on my blog for you here!

Jackie said...

I loved it when I saw it on DC, but at the second look I love it even more. It is just perfect :o)
Jackie xx

Hazeyj said...

Gorgeous card and so.... crafty! I love how you try new techniques and can't wait to hear just how you used shaving foam to marble-effect cards! Intriguing for sure! have a great day, hugs, Hazel x

coops said...

beautiful card elizabeth.i love the image and the sentiment is fabulous :D

xx coops xx

Scrapcollectr said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. If you like following the story, you better strap yourself in because it will be a 3 week ride! Lol There are 42 pages! *smile*

Your card came out lovely. The gold edging is a nice touch (I've always been afraid I'd mess that up somehow but you did a great job... it looks like the panels are matted!)