When I embarked on my quest to create today’s card for The Pals Paper Arts, I was certain my adventure would end with bright red, cheerful poppies on the front of a joyful card. Somewhere along the way, though, my Odyssey changed course – those bright tones became warm, rich tones, and the celebratory poppies I had envisioned transformed into a comforting bouquet of golden flowers. Here’s my card:
- Yellow Poppies. Did you know that poppies come in all sorts of colors? I didn’t. If you did a Google search for “poppies,” you will surely find images of red and orange flowers in a field. Bright, colorful poppies. That’s the vision I have always had of poppies. For giggles, I did a quick search for “yellow poppies” just to see if poppies exist in other colors – and the images that popped up blew my mind. Bright, golden, yellow. I couldn’t help but mimic these colors in my poppies. Crushed curry and Daffodil Delight.
- A Thick Border. The central panel of this card is highlighted by the thick border of Crushed Curry on the base of the card. I like to play around with layers, making some thick and some thin. It adds interest. In this case, the Crushed Curry border seems to lift the central panel off the card (well, with the help of Stampin’ Dimensionals…). The border also helps to highlight the poppies.
- A Thick Waist. Nicole’s sketch includes a band around the base of the card. Once I added two layers of card stock and a band of Chevron Ribbon, the waist of this card was really thick (both the width of the ribbon and the thickness it created when wrapped around the card). Once the ribbon was glued down, I couldn’t start all over, so the thickness was there to stay. To take away, though, from the visual impact of the width of the ribbon, I added a thin layer of baker’s twine. I wasn’t sure that would do the trick, but it really helped. Why did that work? I dunno.
Stamp sets: Pleasant Poppies, Petite Pairs Papers: Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack Inks: Jet Black StazOn, Early Espresso Accessories: 3/16″ Corner punch, 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon (Crushed Curry), White Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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