Monday, April 4, 2016

Orange Poppies

Welcome

I have been MIA over the past few days, as DH has not been well and there have been various medical appointments and a few days in hospital for him, so time has been at a premium.

I would also like to extend a welcome to Lozzy of Nins Handmade Cards, my newest follower. Do pop over and see her wonderful work.


I love this Prim Poppy, Memory Box die, and decided to go for a dramatic look with this card, using a black background.


I cut the black layer, and then also cut the die out of white and coloured it with markers and inserted it on the black, after spraying the black with a lemon glimmer mist, which turns green on dark colours....


The sentiment was stamped in Delicata Gold, and I used a fine brush pick up some ink to complete the letters across the stems. (Not that is shows in the photo).  The final detail was two layers of washi tape and some green rhinestones.

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42 comments:

  1. Oh...sending healing prayers to your DH! Your poppy card is brilliant! I also loved the splatters over it! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations this month! :)
      Suchi - DTxx

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  2. Hope your DH gets better soon.
    You have used one of my all time fave dies here - dramatic card. Like it!

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  3. What a beautiful CAS card Maxine! Those flowers really pop against the dark background! Sending my wishes that your DH feels better soon. hugs :)

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  4. Maxine, Poppies always make a card look super. I like the splotches sprayed on the black. A wonderful way o say Happy Birthday. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in our challenge at Word Art Wednesday.
    Blessings, Carole
    DT Member

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  5. Fabulous work of art, gorgeous image, wonderful additions and super fabulous design.xxx  {aNNie}

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  6. Wonderful effect with the misty drops and that pretty diecut!!

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  7. This is a fabulous card, but I think you must have missed that we only allow a maximum combination of five sites for our challenges!
    I really hope you'll join us again!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  8. What a nice card design. I like that splattery background for added interest. I hope the hubs is doing better now.

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  9. This is gorgeous, really stylish and eye catching. I love the black and orange - the poppies really pop against the background. Fab!

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  10. Maxine, sorry to hear DH has been poorly, but certainly hope he is much, much better now. Family is priority above all else. Love what you've done with this particular die. It's so dramatic with the orange & black, and I love the overspray effect. (thought you'd used frontage, which I can never seem to manage well). Didn't know the spray would change so radically over dark...also like the Delicata gold sentiment the way you've done it. Just a beautiful card. Prayers for healing, Hugs & TFS

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  11. Nice card. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  12. Pretty CAS card! Thanks for joining us at Glitter 'N' Sparkle!

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  13. Very pretty Maxine. The colour is fabulous.

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  14. Gorgeous card so beautifully put together !

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  15. Oooooo! This is so elegant! I love the look of those metallic splatters sprawling across your backdrop. Thanks for playing along with STAMPlorations!

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  16. Love the look of this dramatic card . . . it really stood out on the thumbnails. xxx

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  17. Pretty Poppy card with a great background!

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  18. I love the wonderful look of the orange on black- so wonderful! Love the splatter and Washi. I can image this card just shimmers IRL! Keeping your family and hubby in prayers for speedy healing!

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  19. Lovely make

    Fingers crossed your DH will make a full, and speedy, recovery too

    Kathyk

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  20. Stunning creative card, love the added beauties and your colour choices. Thanks for joining in our current challenge.xx
    {aNNie Crafty Friends Challenge DT Member}

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  21. Maxine, this card is stunning! Love the splattery look and that little strip of paper with the rhinestones on it set against the dark background is very nice. Lovely!

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  22. ahh have that prim poppy die and it is underused like too many of mine , Maxine .. love how you've used this one great contrasts.
    Hope and pray that hubby is soon on the mend .. the meds etc do their job properly for him.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  23. Your poppies look stunning against the blac background. Karen x

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  24. A beautifully elegant diecut over a simple and effective background - Thanks for sharing your creativity this week with us at Glitter n Sparkle, add a punch / die challenge -Vic, DT x

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  25. Maxine, I have this die or a similar one. I did not think to color the flowers which is a great idea. Thanks. Sylvia D. www.smdgreetings.blogspot.ca

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  26. Beautiful flowers and the gold is a perfect touch. Thank you so much for joining us for our challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!!

    Tamie DT

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  27. That background is amazing, Maxine. It's so sparkly and pretty. I am just guessing that it's even prettier in real life when the light catches all that glimmery goodness. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I just LOVE visiting your blog.
    Hugs,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  28. Wow, this is dramatic. Love those splashes!!! CarolG

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  29. This is one of my favorite dies, too, Maxine, and I am over the moon with the drama you created in this gorgeous card!! I hope your DH is recovering well! Hugs, Darnell

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  30. Wow.. love the boldness! What a fun and impressive card Maxine!

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  31. Fantastic vibrant die-cut bloom against your spectacular black and splattered BG. Sadly at Less is More we only accept 5 challenge combos including our own therefore this card wouldn't qualify on this occasion at LIM but thanks for playing along at ATCAS this week as it's a perfect take on the challenge there. Thanks so much. Sarah (ATCAS and LIM DT)

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  32. A very beautiful card Maxine!
    xoxo Olga

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  33. It looks so perfect on the dark background! And the glimmer looks so great; real dramatic! Hoop you have some sunshine this week!

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  34. Striking effect on the black card and loving the die too. Fabulous card x

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  35. Super sweet card, thanks for playing at Catch the Bug.

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  36. A lovely design, the orange and black combo is great. Such a shame you've linked to too many challenges.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  37. I am really sorry to hear about your husband, Maxine. Hang in there sweetie. This is such a stunning design, love the dramatic contrast!

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  38. Maxine I am late in sending this comment and read that your husband is not doing well. I hope this message finds him feeling better. Please let me know how he is doing. Trust God!

    Your card is adorable. Its a perfect birthday card.
    Hugs, Fran

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  39. Such a dramatic beauty, love the combination of deep black and bright orange and the texture that comes with spraying. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations April challengeand hope to see you again soon.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment - it is very much appreciated and your comments are treasured. Maxine D