Today marks Anzac Day, and although things are a bit different at the moment and we can’t go to Dawn Services, we can still pay our respects. Did you join many others at dawn at the end of your driveway or on your balcony? I think this was a nice way that we could still join in.
This week the theme for the Social Stamping Blog Host that Kelly Kent has so nicely organised is War & Peace. Of course the first thing that came to mind was poppies and we have some great dies & stamp sets at the moment which are beautiful. I decided to use the Poppy Moments Dies to create my card.
I started with a Poppy Parade card base and then layered a Basic Black mat which I had run through the Stone 3D Embossing Folder. To create the poppies I used the Poppy Moments Dies with Real Red & Poppy Parade with Basic Black centres and for the leaves I used Old Olive & Mossy Meadow.
The “Always Remember” sentiment comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set which I heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder on Poppy Parade before cutting it out using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.
Next up is Nikki.
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Until next time, happy stamping
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Amazing card Michelle. The black background is such a contrast against the poppies – and so powerful! Kelly x
I do love the dark backgrounds with the poppy! It just makes it pop… so glad poppy parade came back to us! X
Love the black textured background! It really shows off the stunning flowers! Gorgeous card.
The Stone embossing folder gives your card the “wow factor”. I love how the poppy parade and black complement each other so well x
Strong statement card, perfect for today.
The black embossed folder just makes these poppies pop on your card. Perfect sentiment in this set too x
Stunning card Michelle, the colours are so striking x
we’re seeing a field of poppies this weekend which is so appropriate. Love the strong contrast in your beautiful card.
So beautiful Michelle! I love the bold poppies against your black background – so clean and elegant! x
I love this card Michelle. The lovely poppies on the embossed black background is so striking. x
I love how the black, its so striking as a background for the pop of poppy colour. Beautiful bold card Michelle! xx