Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Prim Poppy


Hello everyone, today I have got a card to show you that is rather different from my usual style. It was inspired by the beautiful new Memory Box die " Prim Poppy" - I thought it was so elegant when I saw it I just had to have it, although I hadn't really thought how I would use it!  Having got the die I was also inspired by the current jubilee colour theme of red, white and blue ... this is a colour combo I would never normally use but it's rather difficult to avoid at the moment lol!!


I decided to keep the card very simple but to give the die cut some impact by draping it around an aperture - something else I never normally do. This also enabled me to showcase the flower die while making a sentiment stamp the central focus.  lastly I got the idea of using the die twice from a card I saw in my local craft shop Edwin Allen - that one was a white on white card which also looked very effective, but I'll leave that experiment for another day! Here's the result ...


Technically I don't know if this card qualifies for a red, white and blue challenge as the flower stems are green .. but hey flower stems just ARE green aren't they ... and my story is they're a natural element like skin or hair!! 

Stamps: Penny Black "friends" ..
Supplies: Memory Box "Prim Poppy" die; Martha Stewart "small monarch butterfly" punch.


Challenges:
Less Is More #70 - Red, White and Blue
Creative Craft RedWhite and Blue
Craft your Days Away #46 RedWhite and Blue
Die-ing For A Challenge - Anything Goes With A Die Cut.

That's all for today ... thanks for looking.
 

31 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Pauline, I love how they sparkle :) Very pretty.

    Tags xx

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  2. Noooooooooo I need those poppies, absolutely love your card and the how they sparkle, brilliant.
    luv
    Debby

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  3. Gorgeous card. Really elegant. Debs xx

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  4. Absolutely beautiful. I love

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  5. Beautiful poppies, I love them.
    Jo x

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  6. Loving your beautiful poppys, a smashing LIM card. x

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  7. Gorgeous card Pauline, well done :) Viv xx

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  8. What a gorgeous card Pauline.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  9. Elegant CAS card-love it!

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  10. Hi pauline
    Fabulous card ... Love the memory box dies.....
    Hugs sylvie xxxx

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  11. This is fabulous!
    I love this poppy die... it is SO elegant!
    Super card.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  12. Stunning card! Fab use of your die and lovely way to give it the highlight! :) Tks for the inspiration!

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  13. Totally GORGEOUS card Pauline so beautiful simple stunning hugs me xx

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  14. Fabulous Pauline!!! Love this!
    xx

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  15. Simply beautiful card. Love it.

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  16. Wow - that die is fabulous! Love how you've used it around an aperture - goreous card!
    Helen x

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  17. Gorgeous card Pauline. This die is one of my favourite MB dies.

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  18. Wow - this is so beautiful. I love the glittery sparkle!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our Red, White and Blue Challenge.

    Hope you can stop by and play with us again soon!

    Julie

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  19. So gorgeous. Love the poppies and your aperture. x

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  20. What a stunning card. The poppy die is just gorgeous, and what you've doen with it is perfect, well done! xx

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  21. It just so happens that I have that poppy die and I LOVE it!! I especially love the sparkle you've added to the blooms!!

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  22. Superb card Pauline
    It caught my eye on the thimbs
    Thank you very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  23. me oh my this is GORgeous. Really love it Thanks so much for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges xx

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  24. Your card is so elegant and beautiful, I love that die too but don't really use it, I will now! Love your blog heading too, that little bear is my fav PB stamp.

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  25. What a lovely card thank you for joining us this time at Creative Craft Challenge
    Love Jan
    xx

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  26. Beautiful card using one of my favourite dies :o) Thanks for joining us on the DTDF challenge :o)

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  27. Beautiful creation sweetie, looks fabulous, thank you for joining us at Die-ing for a challenge this time ♥ Pops x

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x