Monday, March 16, 2015

Poppy Birthday!

Hi everyone! Popping in with some poppy birthday cards that I created over the weekend! I have had this set from Verve for a while and finally got the chance to ink it up and it did not disappoint! Such a seemingly simple set of stamps that creates the most fun and whimsical flowers!

All of these are birthday cards and they all have something special to offer! How fun it was to create such different cards in one setting! I've got a bright and bold, a pretty pastel and a soft watercolor for your viewing pleasure.

I started with the bright and bold because color is definitely my mode of choice. Big, black polka dots create a stunning background and I just love them combined with red and pink. 

I die cut the flowers and stacked them for pretty dimension. That left me some room to tuck in all the leaves and shiny sequins!

I had originally die cut the poppies from white card stock to stamp in black and then color with Copics but didn't like the way they looked.  I didn't want to throw away all of the die cut pieces so I stamped them with a single pastel color and voilá- a beautiful Easter-y birthday card. I added in shiny silver accents although in the photo the bottom one looks a bit gold. Don't you just adore that loopy pastel bow?! I am entering this card into the Curtain Call Inspiration Jelly Bean challenge! The gorgeous inspiration picture is below.

Finally, I had some watercolor smooshes left over from an earlier challenge and wanted to create a CAS card. I stamped the sweet trio of poppies onto the watercolor and then added in a bit more to the flowers. Sweet sentiments, tiny polka dots and shiny sequins finish it off!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Cartwright sequins
American Crafts and Ribbon FX ribbon
Mark Richards gold gems
Stampin' Up border punch
silver card stock
Canson watercolor paper


  1. Lovely! The pastel card is perfect for the challenge. I know they are flowers but they make me think of lollypops!

  2. All wonderful cards but I'm partial to the black polka dot card, the flowers just pop off that bold background!

  3. Love each one of these!! Great flower power!!

  4. Way to flash the Verve :) Love hwo you used the poppies in so many ways. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call.

  5. Wonderful set of cards Tara. Love the pretty poppy images in different colors. The backgrounds are so fun and awesome. Especially love the black polka-dots... so striking. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  6. soooo much pretty here! love those lovely poppies. thanks for playing with curtain call!


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