Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Crystal Poppies

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.  
Thank you for visiting, hope to see you again soon  :)


  1. Beautiful card with lots of techniques, love it xxx

    1. Hi Alison, thank you very much :) xxx

  2. This is yet another stunner! I love the whole look of it and I have Ave Maria going through my head right now. It speaks to all the people who endured war and it speaks of peace to me.