Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Blue poppies

Hi blogging friends.  I have a quick post for you tonight. As you know I am a big fan of flowers - anything flowers and I have to have it.  Penny Black's latest release had me swooning!  My card today is showcasing both a new Penny Black stamp and matching die, both purchased at 
The Paper Pickle - my local craft store.

(I was inspired by the sample that was sent to The Paper Pickle for display)
I started out by stamping the poppies twice using SU Soft Sky.  I then used the matching die and cut the poppies out of Soft sky as well - I cut this twice so I could pop up the poppies. I glued one set of the poppies to my card front, then for the other set I cut off the poppies from the stem and then applied versamark and embossed with 'sticky powder'.  I then poured on crystal glitter ritz and burnished it  - so sparkly! Used some SU dimensionals to pop up the poppies.
I also added a bit of glitter to the top of the small flower buds.

Now, as much as I love white space on a card, it just seamed that I was missing something on this, so pulled out my MFT Die-namics Blueprints 12 and used the small flag stax and cut this out of Soft sky. Love the stitching marks on this. Glued this to the top left corner, applied a couple of light blue pearls, then finished off with a tiny silk bow (made with my bow maker). Card measures 5.50 x 4.25.

Cardstock - SU Soft Sky, Cougar 110lb white
Stamps - Penny Black - blooming garden 
Ink - SU soft Sky, Versamark
Die- Penny black - poppy, MFT - Die-namics - blueprints 12
Misc - 'sticky powder' (sorry no company name on pkg - bought at a craft show), glitter ritz,
silk ribbon, pearls, dimensionals, bow maker

Thanks for stopping in, enjoy your week.



Leslie Miller said...

Isn't it wonderful to have a local craft store? My favorite thing to do is to go shopping at ours. I LOVE how you did this -- the pretty blue with the flower outline and the die cut over it. And, of course, the fabulous sparkle! I'm right there with you on the flower stamps. Anything nature. Oh, and, by the way, that is the cutest little bow!

Debbie said...

What a great card! I love how so many of your designs can be used for several occasions. Thanks for your continued inspiration.
There is no place better than Paper Pickle to shop.

Tracy said...

Pauline you are one of my CAS design heroes. I just love the combination of the stamping and the die cut. The icy blue is just stunning. Hugs!

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Pauline,

Simple and elegant looking card - love it. Wish I lived near enough to see what the Paper Pickle shop was like!!!!

Much love,

Shirley T. (G.B.) xxx