Sunday, May 18, 2014

Dimensional Poppy

Welcome - I am so glad you have visited.

I made this card having been inspired by a video tutorial by Jennifer McGuire.
After cutting the die, I also embossed the other half, and ran around the edge and the embossing with a gold pen.

The poppy is a Sweet 'n' Sassy stamp from the Precious Poppies set.
I stamped and embossed the image twice, once on the die cut (which was a labels three, turned 90 degrees) and once on a scrap, and then fussy cut it. 

 The top image was shaped, then both images were water coloured, then a layer of twinkling H2O paint was added for extra interest.  The centre of the top layer was also given added dimension with some gold micro beads.

The sentiment, my trusty birthday greeting from Montaga stamps (a N.Z, firm) was gold embossed on the back of the card, to the right of the Z-fold.

A few white pearls finished the card.

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Thank you for visiting - any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated.
May your day be blessed.


Dawn T said...

a very clever idea to use your label like this Maxine. A lovely card.

Only By His Grace said...

Super job on this card Maxine. I love how you made the centre and how you went around the edges with a gold pen. I love how you made the card as well.
Hugs Maz
thank you for comments on my card too. x x

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful poppy Maxine. It has such a realistic quality about it. Love the touch of gold. Thank you for joining us at the Technique Twist Challenge.

Irish Cherokee said...

Just love your creativity Maxine. beautiful seemingly simple card. I'm sure it took some doing.

Cynthia said...

What a striking and elegant design, Maxine. Love the dimension you've created with the poppy image.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the flower dimension, CAS and love the gold edging and embossing. Love the pearl accents too.

Chrissie said...

Super poppy!
Super card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

mamapez5 said...

this is a beautiful poppy. I use H2Os on poppies. It gives them just the right sheen. The micro beads are a nice touch. Lovely! Kate x

jimlynn said...

CAS and gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS!!! Love all the white space and that gorgeous flower. Fantastic way to do that die!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oooooh chic and stylish card the Poppy looks so fantastic,
Thanks for taking part
Less is more

Unknown said...

Fabulous Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge,your support is greatly appreciated... we would love you to come again next week for another fun challenge...
Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

Becky said...

wow, this is Gorgeous! Awesome design.

Kristie said...

What an elegant birthday card! I love the coloring on your poppy!

Anne said...

Love this poppy Maxine, super card!
Thank you for your LIM entry
Less is More Designer

Becky said...

Love the poppy and thanks for joining us at the Technique twist!

Fran said...

Maxine what a gorgeous card. I love the style of card. And the flower is lovely. Hugs, Fran

Hazel said...

Love that poppy. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 29: 'clean and simple' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Grace said...

OH Maxine this is over the top GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE how you layered it for dimension and the little micro beads are beautiful!!! Perfect match for your blog too!!! LOVE your layout and the gold gives a beautiful elegance!!!

NancyK said...

Very pretty - love how you did the poppy. So very nice!