Hello there, today I am sharing my second project for the Chocolate Baroque GDT. I wanted to feature Poppies in a card for November, but I also wanted to design a card that could be used for various occasions - birthdays, retirement, congratulations and so on. I have used stamps from CB's Gothic Fragments and Poppy Meadow sets; Distress Inks, alcohol pens; masking fluid; Textures embossing folder; gilding wax; Versafine Ink - Onyx Black and Smokey Grey, and clear liquid floor polish.
I started by stamping a window image onto white card using grey ink, then masked it.
Then I blended DI's onto the card with a blending tool. I used Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood and Broken china. I blended Hickory Smoke around the edges of the panel.
I used one of my die cuts as a stencil, and applied Hickory Smoke DI through it. I then flicked some water over the background and faux bleached.
I have always been a fan of the caught in crystal technique, and I thought it would be lovely for the Poppies. I stamped onto acetate in black and heat embossed the image in black too. I turned the acetate over and coloured the image with alcohol pens. I added a little floor polish on top and sprinkled some glitter into it, then placed scrumpled tissue over that and left it to dry. When it was I cut closely around the image.
I cut a piece of black card a little bigger than the background panel and embossed it in the folder, then added gilding wax. I removed the masking fluid from the window image and coloured it with alcohol pens. I stamped some foliage images in first and second generation ink along the bottom of the background panel, a sentiment along the top, then added a ribbon and bow. I matted the panel onto the embossed card, then layered them onto a base card. To complete the card I decoupaged the Poppies onto the card tucking the base under the bow. The Poppies and the ribbon add a splash of bright colour to this lovely card, and I think it all ties together really well.
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