Sunday, March 13, 2011

MC Mar/11 - Thank You Poppies

This card was created specifically for a punch challenge and a black & white challenge and I wanted to use the new poppy stamp (Hero Arts "Delicate Blossoms" set #CL449) I got yesterday. Love them. The card is 5.5"w x 4.25"h (ps I put the card image on a grey background so it would stand out from my black blog background)

I punched the border of my main white card and then a smaller black version using Martha Stewart "Layered Arches" Punch Around the Page set.

Stamped the flowers with a Perfect Medium pad and embossed with white, then colored between the lines with a Quickie Glue Pen and Ritz Micro Fine Glitter (Warm & Cool highlights). The cool on black gives a bluish tinge and the warm gives a golden tinge.

I then stamped the Thank You (Quietfire Design), leaving more space between the words, with Brilliance Moonlight White and embossed with the white. Done - clean and simple.

Click on card to see a large view. Enjoy

It fits for these challenges:
Flourishes Fri Challenge Die cuts, punches etc as focal
Pixie Dust Studio #65 Thank You
Polka Doodle Black, white + 1 other color (I left it at only black & white)
Craft Your Days Away #15 black & white
One Stop Craft Challenge #122 Clean & Simple
Simply Create #39 monochromatic
Paper Sundaes #60 Keep it simple


Karen said...

What a fabulous card - I just love the black and white combination. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Pixie Dust challenge.
Karen x

ChristineCreations said...

That's a beautiful border punch! It really pairs beautifully with the image!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty. I love the way you stamped your flowers. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes. Hope to see you Thursday night at the release party on Splitcoaststampers.

Leslie Miller said...

Your poppies look absolutely gossamer! Nice effect! Pretty punched border, too. Glad you could play in the Cut Above challenge!

Colette said...

Lovely card, glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week, good luck! Colette xx

Audrey said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

Stacy Morgan said...

Oh great image, nicely done. Thanks for playing in Flourishes A cut above the rest challenge.

Jolara said...

really beautifull ! Thanks for joining the Pixies this week ! Joyce xo

Saskia said...

Lovely card, very elegant! Great to see your work at Polka Doodles Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Tracy Valure said...

Beautiful and unique card! Thank you for "Keeping it Simple and playing with us at Paper Sundaes this week!
Tracy Valure

Amanda said...

Such a pretty card - I like the poppy being stamped in white.

Thanks for joining us at CYDA.


Fliss said...

A really lovely card. Love the coloured highlights on the poppy.
Thanks for joining in with my Polka Doodles colour challenge and hope to see you again.

Tip Top said...

Beautiful and so striking! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Lovely card, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.