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July 11, 2012

Fabulous Poppies

Actually they are giant flowers turned mini!  Hi, I have a card to share with you today that I created following the sketch challenge this week at the Cricut Circle Blog. The rules are to follow the sketch and use at least two Cricut cuts.  I used 5 different cuts and that is only counting both flowers as one, so I think I am good there.  The prize is $25 in credit at Cricut.com
I am so happy with how this turned out not to mention that Poppies are my favorite flowers.  The poppies are cut using the Giant Flowers Cricut cartridge, but I cut them small, one at 1.25 inch and the smaller one about 3/4 inch.  Now those are the sizes of the pieces the actual flowers when put together are approx 2.25 and 1.25.  First you  cut out the petals, then there are these pieces that you have to fit the bottom of the petals into, I should have taken a picture, cutting the flowers this small makes those pieces pretty little but I got them put together with some teeny workings, ha ha, after all the cartridge is called Giant Flowers.

The center pieces are a bit different to work with but I think I got them put together correctly.  I added some MS glitter to the center just to give it some sparkle.
A bit more details on how I created the flowers, whenever I cut something out for the first time I cut it from plain white cardstock to make sure the size, cut etc is right.  So the larger poppy is cut from white paper that I colored with orange ColorBox ink after I had all the petal part assembled I sprayed it with Oriental Poppy Glimmer Mist.  The smaller poppy was cut from bright orange card stock, then sprayed with the glimmer mist, the smaller one is a bit deeper orange but amazingly close being that they were cut from way different papers.  The center of the flowers were both cut from white cardstock and inked to make them brown.
I did "rough" up the petals a bit with one of those thingies with the ball on the end, just kept rolling around on the petal till the paper (on a foam pad) soften up a bit and made it easier to shape

The green swirl I cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge, the leaves are cut from MS Season Cake Art, I thought they were closest to a poppy leaf that I could find.  The striped green background paper is from a K&Company paper stack that I have had for a long time and then I used a corner punch which had been in my stash for a few years.  Using these "old" things makes this card eligible to enter in the challenge this week over at Oldie But Goodie where the theme is Flower Power
The scalloped circles and the ribbon/banner were cut also from Art Philosophy and I added a brad that I had which I thought matched the card well even though I think it may be a rose.
The ribbon across the front I found in the dollar bin at Michaels and it is actually what inspired this card.  The sentiment I stamped and heat embossed using a Mark's Finest stamp.

Well I am so glad you took the time to stop by, please let me know what you think of my card.

Challenges for this card
Oldie but Goodie  Flower Power  ends 7/23
Make it Monday  Always anything goes  ends 7/14
Incy Wincy  Summertime  ends 7/15

13 comments:

Gina piazza said...

Oh I LOVE this card. Everything is perfect together; and I am so impressed that you made 'Giant Flowers' into minis!

In My Craft Room said...

Love the flowers, beautiful card!

Doreen said...

Beautiful card, lovely design, great colours.xxx

Fluffles said...

No wonder you are delighted with this card - those poppies are fantastic. Really love them and they are so perfect for our challenge this time at OBAG. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely card with us, Jx

Emily Shroom said...

A great job on the poppies, must have been a real challenge making them so small. A elements you picked work so well together too - it's a lovely card.

Rene said...

What a lovely card! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck,
Rene :D

Stephanie said...

This is a beautiful card. Gorgeous flowers.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Those flowers are awesome! And so bright and cheerful. TFS

Samantha said...

Great card LOVE the striking colours too! Great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)

Cricut Couple said...

So pretty! I love it!

My Crafting Channel said...

Beautiful card. Love the flowers.

Nana

Sharon said...

WOW!!!!! This is amazing!! I so so love the Poppies. So beautiful!! The papers are great. Love the brad and that wonderful sentiment. Awesomeness for sure!!!! :)

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for playing with us at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x