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Sunday, 12 September 2010

Poppy Birthday

Hi all, I made a new card today, from one of the stamps that came in the last Crafty TSV from QVC.  The kit was made by Kanban, and included 10 packs of stamps, an acrylic block, a small black ink pad, a Cd of baking papers and a faux-croc handbag for storing the stamps in, you can take a look at the kit here.

I have not bought a QVC TSV for a while now, but loved the look of this one.  Though QVC's reliance on Kanban for their TSV's has been annoying to me lately, this one was different and I decided to give the stamps a go.

The card I used was a 6 inch square, and the background paper of black and white poppies was from the Kanban background disc, but I used 2 papers in a graphics program, placing one on the top of another and fading the top image down.

The side detail is black mirri card, punched using the Martha Stewart, Doily Lace Punch, the link is to the Joanna Sheen store where I bought mine from, but they are sold in loads of places.  I also added a strip of the backing paper and then finally placed a harlequin ribbon, from my stash) on the top.

The topper was made using the Poppy Stamp sheet, which includes the main image and two smaller poppy images that can be used to decoupage.  I coloured in the images with my Promarkers, using Poppy red, Red, and Leaf Green.  When it was stuck together, I used Black Stickles in the centre of the Poppies, and for something different, added 3D Crystal Lacquer to the 2 closed poppy flowers.  I then placed the finished topper onto mirri black card and red textured paper mats.

The topper was then placed onto the card and stuck into position.  To finish off the card I added 3 black flat back gems in the top right hand corner, and a black happy birthday peel off. Oh, before I forget I also sprayed the backing paper with Crafter's Companion Iridescent Glitter Spray.

Hope you like this weekends crafting project, I really enjoyed making cards the past two days.  Will have to show you another example when the glue has dried...

Hugs Janie xxx

1 comment:

  1. I love what you have done with this card, Janie. I have a weakness for poppies, and these are so lifelike. Thanks for sharing.

    Love Joan xx