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05 November, 2010

Another Poppy

I made this birthday card for a friend who's just turned 65. Now that's scary because I'm not far behind.



Here are the details.  I stamped 'Poppies' in black StazOn ink on gloss card. To apply colour, I used a Colorbox blending stylus and the Picture stamps applicator for shading the edges; the inks were Colorbox chalks olive greens and pink-ish red.

The Poppies are mounted on a dark red metallic card matt.

Bow made of striped Japanese paper – loops created first, held with double-sided tape then tied with fine string in the centre.  A strip of paper covers the string to become the knot of the bow. Strip of same paper placed across one corner and fixed with DS tape to the back of the red matt. The bow is fixed with Diamond Glaze, then the whole mounted on a second matt of olive green and finally placed on Ice Gold card stock.

Inside ‘Happy Birthday’ embossed with Judikins Cabernet Sparkle.

1 comment:

Carole Meisenhelter said...

this is a beautiful card! If you love 'Oriental' look no further than joining a wonderful group Oriental Stamp Art online/Yahoo.