I'm Amy, a stay-at-home mom by day and a crafter by night. After a day of chasing my kids around the house, I escape to my craft room for a few hours of creating while they sleep. Thanks for joining me in my little corner of the crafting world!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Watercolored Poppies for Sherry

Happy Thursday!  I looked out my window this morning to see that God has blessed us with rain.  We've been in a drought for quite awhile now, so rain is most welcome where I live!  (Since I use natural light for photographing my cards and today was quite a dreary day, I hope you'll forgive the poor photo quality on this post.)

I'm running behind on my Teapot Tuesday challenge at Splitcoast Stampers this week, but I finally finished my card last night.  This week's recipient is a lovely lady whose husband died last year and she needs some cheering up.  We were asked to make "thinking of you" cards with flowers, and perhaps a butterfly or two.  After I went to bed last night I realized I forgot the butterflies!  So I will add a couple to the inside liner of my card before mailing it to her.  I am also submitting this card for the current Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge, where the theme this week is "nature".  In the midst of winter, it was nice to take a break and make a flower card!

Here's my card: 

While I usually make A2 sized cards (4.25" x 5.5"), this time I wanted to make something a little different.  This card is 3" x 5 3/8", a rather odd size, but I liked the way it worked for my design.  Sometimes you just have to mix things up a bit!

I started by stamping my image and sentiment in StazOn Timber Brown on watercolor paper, then I watercolored my image.  I attached the stamped panel to a piece of brown card stock and trimmed to fit.  I made a card base from some lightly textured dark green card stock and cut a smaller piece of the same card stock to put in the middle section of my stamped panel.  I embossed the smaller green piece using the Square Lattice embossing folder, then adhered it to my watercolored panel.  I wrapped jute around the center section and secured it with a decorative brad.  (The brad is a bit bulky and heavy so I also used a mini glue dot to hold it in place.)  I attached the panel to my card base and added a liner to the inside for writing.       

It's been a busy week at my house, and I'm so glad we've almost made it to Friday!  I hope you have a wonderful day.  Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used:
Ink: Timber Brown (StazOn)
Stamps: Poppies (Penny Black); Sincere Salutations (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Watercolor paper (Strathmore); dark green card stock, dark brown card stock (unknown)
Tools and Accessories: Watercolor crayons (Staedtler); watercolor pencils (Prismacolor);
Square Lattice embossing folder (Stampin' Up!); brad (Recollections); jute (unknown)


  1. Just beautiful!! I love your image, your embossing and the twine secured with your antique brad. The Lattice embossing folder is one of my favourites! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

  2. Beautiful poppies! Love that brad too!

  3. Beautiful image and colouring, Amy and your embellis are fab! Sue x

  4. PS Thanks for joining us at ATSAM! Sue

  5. Your watercolored poppies are gorgeous!! And I love the layout ... the strip of textured embossing across the middle with the twine and brad is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at ATS&M.

  6. Beautiful card, love the POP of color, couldn't resist the pun ...lol Thanks for stopping by my blog
    Have a great weekend

  7. What an awesome beauty!! I love your poppies and exquisite textures with the beautiful brad, jute, and embossed background!!

  8. Fabulous colouring and embossing and I love that beautiful brad. Thanks for playing along at ATSM
    Val x

  9. Beautiful poppies, Amy! I love the texture and your gorgeous poppies! Great color combo!

  10. This is lovely Amy, from the beautifully coloured poppies to the gorgeous brad!

  11. Amy, thanks for your comment and following my blog! You have a new follower as well! ;)

    This card is pretty - great color combination and fun layout!


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