Hello to anyone visiting my blog and welcome.
Today I am showing my first project, of three, for the Guest Designer slot at Chocolate Baroque.
Many years ago I was given a lovely card for my birthday and have had it displayed since then because I liked the colour combination. It is what inspired me to make this card, something I've been meaning to do for ages. When I saw these poppy stamps I realised they would be perfect for what I had in mind.
The colour combination of red, gold and brown is not what I would normally use. Not with the brown anyway! But it works.
I stamped and embossed the corner stamps onto a piece of card 12.5cm x 14.5cm. (5inches x 5 3/4inches) leaving a gap between, to put the central poppy panel over.
The poppy is embossed with the Jeweled gold too, then coloured with red and green pearlescent paint which gives it a lovely shimmer. I then glazed it with glossy accents.
The photo doesn't do the embossing powder justice, as it has a lovely delicate glint to it.
I have used tiny sequin waste as a stencil and a gold inkpad, to do a slight pattern around the poppies.
The Best wishes has been stamped with Versafine black and clear embossed.
I am going to try and do some more cards with similar colours as I think they would be great for Golden or Ruby wedding anniversary cards.
Stamps used: Pretty Poppies
Poppy Meadow - corners
Loving Sentiments - words
Jeweled gold embossing powder -Stampendous
Brown, red and gold card
Tiny sequin waste strip
Thank you for visiting and I hope you'll give this colour combination a try. I'll have another sample or two next week.
Bye for now