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Poppies Inspiration

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I was getting my hair done yesterday and a brightly colored notebook there caught my eye! (see photo at the end of this post!) Inspiration for card designs are everywhere!!  I snapped a picture and couldn’t wait to recreate it!  I began by stamping these gorgeous poppies from Stampinback onto Strathmore watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I decided to color them with Zig markers, using my waterbrush to move and soften the color.  I used a Fine Point Sharpie to accent the centers.  Pressing each flower onto a Versamark embossing pad then heat-embossing with clear powder gave them a beautiful shine and really popped the color!  
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Once dry, I fussy-cut them out, and set them aside while I searched for some striped paper!  I found this design and trimmed it down to adhere to a panel of white card stock, then to a black base card.  I laid out the blossoms and used bits of foam tape to attach them in layers to the card front.  For the stems, I just snipped pieces of the same white card stock and glued them into place.  
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As a card maker, I find inspiration all around me, even from the most mundane things!  I haven’t decided if I’ll add a sentiment to this or not.  
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Can you  blame me for wanting to recreate this striking image into a card?!  I’m just sayin’!!  😀  

6 thoughts on “Poppies Inspiration”

  1. Beautiful. Love your work! Finding inspiration is always fun and in the places we least expect to! You are so talented.


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