Monday, June 20, 2011

Poppy with Pizzazz


     I think I’m stuck in the rut of making cute little cards with modified envelopes.  Not a bad rut to be stuck in but I do need to move away from these smaller style cards.  They are adorable and so much fun to make but I don’t even know whether they will mail through parcel post.  I will have to take one in and ask.  I’ll let you know.  If they do…I’m sure I’ll be stuck in this cute-little-card rut for awhile longer! ;)

100_3265     I used the masking technique to create the center circle.  I punched a hole using the 2.5” Circle punch into a sticky note.  Sponged the inside of the circle with Crumb Cake ink.  I then lined the worded stamp from the Strength & Hope set into the circle repeatedly using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and Early Espresso ink.  For projects like this, a stamp positioner is a must!  I just hate to place a line off kilter and ruin the whole card.  Most of the time, it would be a perfect opportunity for embellishing but it is a pain to decide just what embellishment to use :)  Decisions, decisions…  I digress.  The Whisper White was layered onto Poppy Parade and then on a piece of Pear Pizzazz DSP from the Patterns Pack – In Color Level 1 Hostess item.  I’m not really fond of the Poppy Parade but I do like it paired with the Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso :)  The butterfly was stamped in Poppy Parade with Early Espresso marker just along the edge.  I used the direct to stamp technique to achieve the look.  It is cut out and on a Dimensional.

     Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to pull out a color your not so fond of and give it another go!  You might just find that it’s not so bad after all. 



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  1. Love this card Leslee. And I always wonder about sending smaller (or larger) sizes of cards through the mail as well. Let us know what they say!!

  2. What a sweet card this is - with lots of techniques too! Like you, I am not over fond of Poppy Parade. Might just dig it out this weekend and try it. Thanks for the ispiration, as always!