Saturday, February 2, 2019

Birthday Poppies

My card today is for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. 
For the main image on my card, I used Penny Black's stamp Poppy Gems.  I stamped it onto Strathmore bristol paper, and colored the image with Polychromos colored pencils.

For the background, I used Faber-Castell soft pastels.  My process is to apply the pastels with a small paint brush.  I shave some of the pastel from the stick onto a palette, and rub my brush in the powder, then apply it to the image.  I brushed the blue pastel along the outline of the flowers, then lightly brushed it out to blend into the white gradually.  It is so easy to create a background with these pastels!

I die-cut the image panel, having some of the flower petal and leaf spill outside of the die-cut panel.  I attached it to a green textured panel, then onto an A2 card front.

The sentiment is from PB's Collage of Wishes stamp set.  I white embossed it onto a scrap piece of black card stock, added a strip of black and white striped pp, and attached it with foam tape for dimension.

I thought it needed just a little something, so I decided to add some spatters using a bit of blue ink spattered on from a brush.

Inside of card
I finished the inside of my card with part of the image, and more of the black/striped paper, and a verse from the Gratitude set. 

I hope you are inspired by my card.  For more ideas, check out the other designer's projects at Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  

Then make a card, and join the fun.  We would love to see what you create.  The theme this week is Anything Goes with the option of using flowers.  Who knows, you could just win a gift certificate to 1-2-3 Stitch! 

I am entering my card in these other challenges: 
The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending some time with me.  I appreciate your time, and your comments.



  1. Your card is so pretty Lynda! I love the gorgeous yellow flowers and the way they flow over the edge of the panel and onto the card front background! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

  2. Lynda, these golden poppies are beautiful. You've created such a lovely card with them. tfs

  3. Such a beautiful flower card Lynda ! I love the yellow colors and light blue background. Those poppies are so gorgeous !
    Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.



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