Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Shirley Poppys

This card came about after something I read made me Google Shirley Poppys, the flowers in this variety of Poppy are a pretty shade of pale pink. It's also another of those cards made for a March Birthday.

The stamp is from Elusive Images and is part of the Flora and Fauna Themeplate. I stamped and heat embossed it with Silver EP, then painted it with Twinkling H2Os. The greetings are also stamps by Elusive Images and were part of a Graphicus Guild Member's Limited Edition stamp plate. The frame is one stamp and there is a selection of greetings that are all made to fit inside the frame.

The image is layerd onto black card and I added some black Stickles glitter to give some more sparkle. The decorative corners were were cut from white card with my Cuttlebug and then painted with the same shade of green paint I had used on the poppy flowers. I am not sure if the end result is a good representation of the real flowers but I like to think that it's just as pretty as the photos I found in Google of the real thing.


  1. This is really pretty Phree. You are good with those H2os. No wonder you're sad they've finished.

    I managed to get the interference ones I was missing from the NEC the other week.

    Lesley Xx

  2. What a lovely card. The h20's work really well. You've caught the poppy colour exactly.


  3. I'm working with this stamp right this minute, Phree. Hope my end result is as good as yours. But I'm gnashing my teeth at your greeting. You must have nabbed this Guild exclusive before I joined. It's a beaut! Grrr!

  4. The flowers are a very close match to some I have in my garden. They have a darker inside and I think are called Patty's Plum. It's a beautiful card altogether.
    Beryl xx

  5. Lovely poppies! Both in the flesh and your version, makes a great card

  6. Just soft and sweet and lovely! Very prety captured the delicacy of this flower.

  7. Beautiful image and wonderfully coloured. thanks for the lovely comment on my ATCs.
    Hugs Anesha

  8. Hi

    Love poppies - any colour!!

    Love the corner idea too!

    Trust you and yours are well, I think you've colder weather comming - keep warm!


  9. How very lovely and I am going to Google too! Ha! I love the corners and the main image is just so pretty too!

  10. Great card Phree. Very different to the style of card we usually see from you. x

  11. Stunning work and those corners just finish the card nicely. X Fab