Thursday, December 19, 2013

Another Orange Poppy

Welcome.

I had some studio time yesterday and some orders to fill, and this is one of the outcomes.


I was inspired by a large cling "Bandanas" stamp by Stampendous that the lovely Kelly at Sandcastle Stamper sent me as a RAK.  


I simply stamped and clear embossed it on the background blue. I was reminded of this technique by a challenge on the Splitcoast Stampers site.


The poppy stamp is part of a stamp in the Sweet n Sassy set Precious Poppies. I stamped it in black and used gelatos to colour them. After fussy cutting the image I mounted it on foam dots to give a wee bit of dimension.


The sentiment panel was also embossed, this time with blue ink.  I hand cut the end to form a banner, and the centre of the tag was slightly lifted by using three foam dots under it.
The finishing detail was the addition of the pearls.

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May your day be blessed.

19 comments:

Kaz said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Stampotique. Merry Christmas.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine,
This card is a beauty. The background is so perfect for the beautiful Poppy which is a big favorite of mine. Thank you for joining us today at Word Art Wednesday with your fabulous art.
Advent Blessings of Hope, Peace and Joy,
Carole Robb Bisson

jimlynn said...

So much embossing and so beautiful! Love the orange and blue combo and that background is awesome! VERY pretty.
Lynn

Kay Wallace said...

Great use of stamps here, especially that embossed background stamp! Sweet petals, too!

Kylie said...

I LOVE that embossed background. Beautiful colours! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Dawn Turley said...

beautiful Maxine. The embossed background looks awesome.

Karen Letchworth said...

Every time I see or think about poppies, the Wizard of Oz comes to mind. I love this and your art is always so wonderfully creative Mazine. Also, your kind words of encouragement are always SO appreciated. I praise God for you, and thank you for sharing with us.
Be blessed and have a Merry Christmas,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Gemiel said...

Such a beautiful card, Maxine. Love the texture created by the embossing and the poppy makes it so cheery! Wishing you and your family a wonderfully blessed Christmmas.

Janine said...

Beautiful card and lovely embossed background. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
Hugs, Janine xx

MiamiKel said...

Maxine you've done it again!! Such an exquisite card with the richness of the blue and the pop of orange. Your cards never disappoint my friend. Gorgeous gold embossing!! Blessings, dear!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! The orange really pops out. Thank you for joining the Stampotique DC

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at KennyK Krafty Krew’s *Anything Goes* challenge ! Unfortunately not eligible for the prizes as you did not use a KennyK image but enjoyed visiting your blog today :) Good luck with the other challenges xx

Tammy, KennyK DT Coordinator/Designer & Facebook Admin from Créations LaDiva :) xx

*Arwen* said...

Wonderful background! I like the image :)

xx Arwen

Hayley Kew said...

LOVE the embossing and very pretty flower! Thanks for joining in the fun this week at Addicted to Stamps and More, we sure hope to see you back again soon :)

MyCraftWorld said...

Hi Maxine, gorgeous card! The background embossing is lovely Thank you for joining us at Emergency Crafters! ~Lucy

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty! Your poppy really stands out on that lovely blue background...must remember that technique! Tfs!

Marilyn said...

Fab card Maxine! I love this poppy stamp and it looks wonderful against that dark blue embossed background.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the poppy image- and it looks fab on the Bandana background! Great choice of colors too!

Jac said...

Wonderful card, the heat embossed background looks fab, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x