Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sympathy and a Poppy Diecut

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This was one of the projects I taught in my card class today.  Although the result is CAS, it was quite a challenge, especially not to smudge it - as I and one other discovered!!


The first step was to stamp the sentiment (from Our Daily Bread Designs)  in black ink, in a position that the Prim Poppy die cut would cross.


I coloured the die cut using water colour markers, 
then re-inserted it into the void, holding it in place with sticky tape.


The final detail was to add the strips of washi tape before mounting the feature panel over the orange base card - I toyed with the possibility of adding sequins, but decided against it.

I made this on Sunday, ready to have a sympathy card 'on hand', not knowing that I would need it by late Monday. 

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25 comments:

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautifully done Maxine. The die cut is done so well it is hard to tell it was reinserted. Excellent craftsmanship.

Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Dawn Turley said...

beautifully done Maxine.

Suchi said...

Love those flowers and the colors Maxine! :)
Hugs,
Suchi xx

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this gorgeous creation Maxine and the colours are just beautiful. You know I have had this die for ages and never really used it, now you have inspired me.xxxxx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

jimlynn said...

No sequins were needed at all since it's stunning just like it is! SO lovely!!!
Lynn

Linda said...

Beautiful sympathy card.

Kylie said...

Beautiful inlaid dies! Gorgeous colours and design. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is so beautiful! I love the inlaid die and how wonderfully the sentiment is with this die. Love the addition of the Washi!

Becky said...

This is beautiful. Gorgeous colors.

Loll said...

Gorgeous poppies Maxine. And great job with the inlaid technique. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

MaryH said...

This is just beautiful, and beautifully done too! This is one of the nicest floral dies, and makes such a stunning look, with your watercolor shading. Great job on the inlay too. This sentiment works so well with the design...and your idea to add the washi tape added so much color, yet still kept to the gentle theme of what the occasion is. I love it! Bet it was a fun class. TFS &Hugs

Kristie W. said...

Beautiful card, Maxine! I love the added watercoloring to the flowers, they are so pretty!

Lesley said...

This is a beauty! Love your washi bits! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a striking card! Gorgeous!

Lesia Cook said...

Sympathy cards are quite often hard to create but you have successfully created a beautiful and heart-warming one. Thanks for visiting and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. We hope you visit often and good luck in the challenge.

Karen Letchworth said...

What a beautiful sympathy card, Maxine. I just love the orange colors. Beautiful!
Karen

P.S. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

This is beautiful, Maxine. What a wonderfully elegant look you achieved using the inlaid die technique and coloring. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at The Challenge!

Helen said...

Beautiful, Maxine - such an elegant design,

Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

Helen x

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card, it has such an elegant look. Thanks for joining us this week for our Flowers Challenge at Eureka Stamps. Karal DT

Lori said...

This is gorgeous! Your inlaid die cutting is perfect. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

Lovely Linda said...

Simply Elegant Maxine - love the flowers and the washi tape - perfect! {{{hugs}}}

Cynthia said...

Lovely CAS design, Maxine. It seems to be my favorite style right now! The die is fabulous and the colors are perfect.

Bonnie said...

I love how you've painted your poppies, Maxine! Pretty design! So glad you shared with Happy Little Stampers!

Beth F said...

Lovely Card!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!

Karen D. said...

beautiful!