Saturday, July 7, 2012

Love Poppies

I love poppies and when I saw Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger I just knew I had to enter the challenge. So my entry for the Silhouette Plus Forum was put on hold. Don't worry I'll be entering the challenge before the end of the month.

It is good to have Cath back posting these challenges. I love the inspiration image and hope that you do also. Sunday the 8th is the last day to post on your blog or use the link for Flickr to enter at:

Sorry due to technical problems I was not able to post my entry sooner. Here is the trigger image.

I love the combination of the orange,red and pink. As well as the texture of the crepe paper flowers against the shiny plate. The buttons in the middle really make the flowers. I thought of substituting the button for a small rhinestone in my cards but changed my mind. Alas I was unable to duplicate the vibrancy of colors. And the vibrant orange in the pattern  on my cards ended up being washed out when I photographed the cards.

Here is my first card. For the fun of it I decided to do two cards with a couple of differences.
The pattern is from the book "The Complete Pattern Library". I had already colored it in Photo Shop when Cath posted the trigger and thought it would be perfect. I used the 09KutUps font to make the shape card  and the top layer. I offset the top shape to make the middle panel. I filled the shape card in with pink since I don't have any pink cardstock. For some reason the offset  filled with pattern when cut out ended up on one side having a white edge. So I decided to experiment. I took masking tape and covered the offset shape and then inked over it with my Red Gold pigment ink pad. LOL! I am going to see if I can find some wider masking tape now. I like the texture it gave. The card base was heat embossed and I used Recollections glitter embossing powder. I mixed gold Perfect Pearl in water and lightly misted the pattern top piece. It is a little tricky to mist printed images as the ink can smear. I was pleased the way it turned out but alas the photo does not do it justice.
Normally I don't like Studio's patterns but in this case I thought the red orange looked a little like crepe paper. I heat embossed and misted like the previous card.

That is all for now. Thank you for stopping by. Do come back as I have the challenge card pieces cut out for the Silhouette Plus Forum and will be working on the card this week.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again.


  1. Pretty poppies and pretty cards. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Hey Myoriah! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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