Thursday, March 18, 2010

Simple But Elegant Part 3

Hello! Today I am featuring a card using one of the fabulous new images by Penny Black. I basically used the same formula as I did with the other cards I have posted this week in an effort to give them some consistency. They might even make a nice set to give someone as a gift.

I started by smudging the edges of the oval die cut panel with Tattered Rose Distress Ink while the panel was still in the die. The die acts as a mask and maintains a nice fresh white border around the edge. Next I stamped the Poppy Poem image in the center and colored with Copics. I tried to keep the coloring simple since I was making multiples of these cards. My goal was to use no more than 5 or 6 Copic colors per card, which is true restraint, so I should get a pat on the! Have you ever set out to color up a simple image only to look down after you have finished to find that you have 20 or 30 markers piled up on the table? I, too!!

Next I added a thick layer of dimensional lacquer to the poppy and the buds and followed with an outline of glitter glue in Stardust around the edge of the panel. The glitter papers are from a pad by DCWV. I just love coordinated paper pads! They really cut down time on trying to match papers up and find patterns that compliment each other. Bravo, paper companies...keep up the excellent work!

And, of course, no card is complete without a few paper flowers and gems. They are my absolute favorite way to finish a card ;D

See you tomorrow for one more Simple But Elegant design.


  1. This is so gorgeous, Cheryl! I just love everything about it!
    Love Ya! Mom

  2. Oh your cards are so beautiful. I love the way you added the glossy lacquer to your images. I've used it, but whenever I've put it on larger images I've got dents and bubbles. Yours look so good

  3. gorgeous !

    This inspires me to take my poppy stamp and put a script over...

    it´s fantastic!
    Ilove your designs Cheryl!
    xxx Susi

  4. Gorgeous! Love that rusty orange color!

  5. Absolutely stunning Cheryl! I love this card...well I love them all but this is just soooo super beautiful! I love the script over the flower that is lovely! The lacquer is beautiful to and I love the gloss and sheen it adds...those papers are so deee-lish! Yup, I can totally relate to having the pile of Copics on my table...funny how that happens eh? smile!


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