Friday, September 9, 2011

Poppy Birthday!

Greetings! I hope everyone is having a lovely week. Thank you all for the anniversary well wishes. We had a lovely day together. We went on a zip line tour (10 lines! still a tiny bit sore from that, by the way), went to dinner, and then came home and watched an old movie. Not a bad day at all. Anyway, to continue with the anniversary theme we have going this week I thought today I'd share a cheerful birthday card made using this year's anniversary set from Papertrey Ink.

This anniversary set is quickly becoming one of my favorites! The handwriting-style font paired with the relatively traditional block serif are such a fun combination. And the grouped poppies are simple and lovely. Anyhow, I started by stamping the poppies and sentiment on a piece of white cardstock. I love the way drawn frames give a ground to the images they surround, but I'm not always such a fan of the stark contrast that often results. So my solution was to score a frame around my poppies. I love how it still gives the boundaries, but it's super subtle. I matted that white panel with a piece of Spring Moss cardstock and set it aside.

Next I cut a card front from Terra Cotta Tile cardstock and stamped the Tin Types background with a little watermark ink. Once that was adhered to a white base, I wrapped the entire card with Rustic Jute Button Twine and mounted my poppy panel overtop with foam tape. The card still needed a little something, so I stamped a couple of extra poppies and added them to the main image panel with foam tape.

Thanks for checking in today. Have a wonderful weekend! See you soon!

Stamps: Botanical Silhouettes, Background Basics: Tin Types - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Terra Cotta Tile, Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Melon Berry, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink; Versamark - Tsukineko
Other: Rustic Jute Button Twine - Papertrey Ink; foam tape


Anonymous said...

love this card!!
thanks for sharing!
marty ferraro

Leigh Penner said...

Very pretty!
I love how some of the blooms are raised off the card!

Joyce said...

This is such a lovely card. I like the twine, the subtle background on the base cardstock, the scored frame, and the popped up poppies. OK, I like it all.

Kara said...

very the scoring!

carol (krillsister) said...

What a great idea to frame the image with a scored frame. I've only drawn it as demonstrated by Nicole in oneof her MIM sessions. Very pretty card.

Unknown said...

Love this card. The scoring is the perfect touch.

Marybeth said...

Sooo pretty I too love this set. I love the embossed frame you put around the stamped image . Twine behind was a nice touch. Happy Anniversary.

Marybeth said...

P.S. I love your set Rhythm & Soul, and use it often!

Joan B said...

beautiful. wish I had the set!

Jen Adcock said...

Quite beautiful. I just adore your creative eye. Your choice to selectively piece some poppy tops is genius. I also adore the score lines as well. A class act!