Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Thinking of You Poppies

Hello!  I have two friends who have been going through difficult times. One is recovering from 3rd degree burns and the other is going through chemo due to cancer. I made these cards to send to them in hopes that they will bring a little cheerfulness into their lives.

The stamp set I used in this project is from Hero Arts called Poppy.  This is a layering stamp set which contains 3 layers for the poppy flower plus the poppy center or the stamen and stems and buds. The set contains stamps of 2 sizes of poppies.

I began by stamping the first or bottom layer of the large poppy with a light color ink on white card stock. This was followed by stamping the second layer in a mid tone ink. The third layer was stamped with a dark ink. I did the same with the smaller poppy stamps. The stamen was stamped with black ink and the stems and buds with a green ink. The sentiment, which was included in the same set, was stamped with black ink.

After coloring my images, I matted the panel with black card stock and adhered this to a white card base.   This completed my project.

The poppy images appeared to be so soft and soothing to me that I felt they would make wonderful get well or thinking of you cards. I was happy with the results.

Thank you for stopping by! Please come again and perhaps get inspired to create.
 Until next time, make it a great day!


Verna Angerhofer said...

You used the Poppy set beautifully to make these wonderful cards for your friends. I am sure they will love them and feel blessed to get them.

Karen D. said...

gorgeous poppies.
So sorry that your friends are going through such a difficult time. Your support and love will surely be felt with these beautiful cards.
:) Karen

Rosy Newlun said...

I love them, Olga! The design, the CAS feel, the card sizes and colors! And I can see you put love into them ♥