I'm having a thing about using colour as 'white' space at the moment so I used a panel of gorgeous Gumball Green card stock. By inking up one of my acrylic blocks and stamping with it, I made a textured background for the flowers.
The poppies, which had been stamped, coloured with markers and fussy cut, were arranged on their new background and finished with a bakers twine bow.
I love a white embossed sentiment! I hunted through a fair few sentiments before I found this one from Sassy Salutations that fitted the space perfectly and was bold enough to balance out the poppies.
This is the fabulous sketch I was working from today.
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Gumball Green
Card stock: Gumball Green, Whisper White
Other: Acrylic block E, markers, Lucky Limeade bakers twine (retiring), versamark, white embossing powder, heat tool, stamp-a-majig
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I hope your weekend was a lot more successful than mine. I'm feeling very sorry for myself after an accident in which I managed somehow to sew through my index finger with the sewing machine. The needle broke off, lodged through my finger and the nail bed on the other side... OUCH! Actually there was such an adrenalin surge that I didn't feel the pain and only screamed when my husband advanced on me with a pair of pliers! After threatening divorce if he so much as went near me, I managed to pull the needle out myself and bathe my finger in boiled water with a few drops of tea tree oil added and just need to watch out for potential infection now. There's no denying that crafting - and typing for that matter - is a lot trickier when you're not using your index finger!
See you tomorrow,