Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Anniversary Card - Pleasant Poppies

I knew I had to have the wonderful Pleasant Poppies stamp from Stampin' Up!® the moment I saw the 2012-13 Catalogue. And it has not disappointed me. I love the fact that it can be embossed, coloured and combined with other stamps.

This month at my card Stamp A Stack class I had 2 requests for designs - Mothers Day and Anniversary cards.

I decided to make them both general enough that they could be used for a number of occasions simply by changing the greeting, or by adding other colours when colouring and sponging. The ladies did not disappoint, with some wonderfully creative solutions produced around the table.  54 cards were created last night and the variety from 2 different kits was inspiring to see. 

So here is my version of the Anniversary Card

The card was quite quick to create by adding layers of dry embossing shapes, a little sponging and some Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Colours are River Rock ink on Very Vanilla card. The poppies have been coloured using a Blender Pen  and the textures have been enhanced by sponging River Rock ink over the surface.

A touch of Dazzling Diamonds here and there on the card gave these neutral colours a bit of a lift.

Hope you enjoy the card - if you'd like to attend any of my classes you can contact me any time to find out if I have vacancies. 

Until Next Time

Stay Crafty


  1. Beautiful, Ann! I love your choice of River Rock; wouldn't have thought to use it, but it looks really lovely.

  2. Ann, a beautiful card. So glad you shared all the close ups so I could really appreciate all the details more fully. Lovely!


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