Thursday, February 3, 2011

Poppy Collage

Good morning! (Well, it's morning where I am, anyway!) I just love the vintage and collage style cards I see around on blogs! But, I'm not very good at making them. With this stamps from I Brake for Stamps the work was done for me!

The stamp is POPPY TILE COLLAGE. My mom and her sister (my Aunt Helen) would love this one! They were both crazy about orange and green! My mom loved when the poppies came out in June!
The whole stamp is about 4-1/2 in square (check link for exact measurements, please). Once I colored it I wanted some dimension to it. Instead of stamping and coloring another image as one would usually do, I just used my craft knife and a ruler to cut along the lines of the image. With the 'poppy box' cut out I mounted it on black and raised it on dimension pieces. With the black mounting my edges beneath don't show! Finally, because I thought it needed something else I added the small black pearl to each corner and some vintage photo distress stickles to the center of my poppy.
thanks so much for stopping by today! Please remember you can comment on the post below for a chance to win a card I've made and a Magnolia stamp.
Have a great day!


Nancy Parker said...

Morning Cheryl, Very pretty. Clever idea (raising the poppy), it really makes it stand out. Nancy

Danielle Champagne said...

WoW Cheryl, I just love the card, Gorgeous stamp, and wonderful coloring of it. Love the writing in the back, so romantic. And the background paper, is just perfect to enance this romantic feeling, by its colors, it's vintage look, and the wonderful design.
Very very pretty.
Hugs. Danielle.

angelwhispers said...

What a beautiful card and the Poppy image just so yummy a really beautiful colour!! I just love these cards but mine never looks like these they just never seem finished! Chanelle xxx

Elaine M said...

Oh my what a wonderful card - can hardly wait to go shopping for this image. Love the colors you used and the way you raised the center image. It's just lovely

Sandy said...

Cheryl this is one beautiful card - love the colors and you did one fantastic job coloring that flower!

Sharon in Arizona said...

Hello Cheryl, what a lovely card!!! I had to check out the stamp to get the full picture, and LOVE what you've done! Such a great idea to cut it out and pop it up. And your coloring is beautiful. Have a wonderful day. Hugs to you, Sharon :o)

Lana said...

Cheryl, I love this card Vintage is my thing so this one really is a hit with me!! You did a great job for not doing vintage !!! I love seeing what you do all the time, TFS so much!!!

Deb (dcorder) said...

What a stunning card! I just love the poppy!

Julie P said...

What a lovely ,elegant card.Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs Julie P

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous colors, coloring and card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous layout and love how you colored it too.


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