This was a card for one of my ladies. Joan has been attending our card-making club almost since the very start, January 2004, and has followed me about with the various venue changes.
She is always willing to help put the equipment out and pack away and she adores poppies.
Here I used a Papertrey Ink sentiment embossed with shiny black powder and Heartfelt Creations flower stamps.
The decorative oval die is by Spellbinders, not sure of the make of the scroll die; it's not one I use very much because it's so fiddly.
This one was a bit of a happy accident, I was playing with some spritzing inks on watercolour card.
The bottle of ink hadn't been used for a while and the nozzle was clogged so when I sprayed it I produced a big blob of ink on the card, I put it to one side but because it was such a blob it ran down and made a 'stem'.
From this I thought it looked like a dandelion and so decided I would stamp an actual dandelion over the top.
I used Personal Impressions stamps and instead of using ink and embossing powder I tried using glue direct to the stamp and then copper gilding flakes.
The sentiment die is by Cuttlebug.
I did try recreating the card but with green ink and this time with embossing powder but I prefer the look of the gilding flakes as the shine is much better.
I was in a huge rush to get this finished as a sample for card club (hence the mistakes!)
I've used Sue Wilson stitched lattice dies and the sentiment stamp is by Kaisercraft.
The flower stamps and dies are by Heartfelt Creations - the die didn't quite cut all the petals properly and I snipped it very roughly with my scissors that's why it looks so odd.