Saturday, 9 July 2016

Pretty Poppies

Hi!  Today's card was made using the current sketch at MFT as well as the gingham theme at Cardz for Galz and the colors from Color Throwdown, who are celebrating their 400th challenge!  What an amazing achievement - congrats to the team!


I went with the rather obvious floral theme using the Color Throwdown colors and colored up a new-to-me set by MFT called Delicate Pretty Poppies.  I've seen beautiful cards made with these flowers and finally broke down and bought the set and dies and this is their first outing.  I colored the flowers with Copics, going for a dark and dramatic look.  I placed them onto a die-cut rounded corner rectangle die, taken from Blueprints 14.  The uppermost poppy is popped up on foam tape.  I brought in the gingham for the Cardz for Galz challenge by stamping a gingham background stamp using Candied Apple distress ink - the brightest red ink I have.  I then cut it out with a fishtail flag and layered that with a slightly smaller black flag.

What you can't see in the photo is that the card base has been embossed with a new embossing folder called Weathered by Taylored Expressions.  It provides a wonderful texture but still keeps the CAS look.  As a finishing touch, I colored the bud and the black flower center with Wink of Stella.



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Products used:

Stamps:  Delicate Pretty Poppies (MFT), Gingham Background (SSS)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Candied Apple Distress Ink
Cardstock:  White, black, X-Press It
Dies:  Delicate Pretty Poppies, Blueprints 14, Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Wink of Stella, Weathered Embossing Folder (Taylored Expressions)

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Color Throwdown.

16 comments:

Cécile RIBON said...

Wowwww ! Love your clean and stunning lay out and those gorgeous poppies

My Paper Cat said...

Great choice of layout. The BP works perfectly. Lovely card

wannabcre8tive said...

This is beautiful. I love the black and red checked banners.

Lyn said...

Gorgeous card Karen <3

Rosemary said...

this is drop dead gorgeous, karren!! your coloring is absolute perfection!

Babs said...

Oh wow this is so gorgeous , coloured to perfection and such a beautiful layout, thank you for sharing your amazing card with us at Cardz4Galz, Good luck and hope to see you next time

Happy Crafting
Hugs Babs x

Barb Ghig said...

Your poppies are really gorgeous, Karren! Beautiful Copic coloring, and I love the red & white gingham banner! Great job combining challenges with this lovely card!

Wanda Cullen said...

Thud!! This is stunning and I'm in love with the bit of gingham paired with those gorgeous poppies! I also love that weathered embossing folder (new to me) and will have to check it out! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown...always love your cards!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

Deb Bradley said...

What a beautiful card,I would never of though to us the gingham in that way Debbs xx

Vickie Z said...

Love these flowers-great use of the colors! So glad you joined us at CTD!

Stampingcountry said...

What a gorgeous card! Your coloring is stunning!

Petra Swart said...

Wonderfully done, Karren!!!! Love your very, very beautiful poppies - your colouring is fantastic!!! Wow, wow, WOW - a stunning card!!!
Hugz

Karen D said...

Congrats on your mention for Color Throwndown Karren. So well deserved. I love the strong red, black and green graphic image. Just gorgeous. Always in awe of your masterful use of copics.

Kim S said...

Absolutely beautiful! I have these flowers and I've colored them, but I've never gone as dark as you did in the center and I am in love with the dimension you created. Perfect with the gingham and the black flags.

Cazro said...

A beautiful CAS and elegant card. Gorgeous colouring. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz DT.