Poppies are so unabashedly beautiful

- and so are you


3/6/20242 min read

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A Couple of poppies, with what looks like an abstract background .... but when you take a second look ....

Let’s get Started:

Card Base: 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Black Border: 5.5 x 4.25 *

Card Face: 5 ⅜ x 4 ⅛

*see Cheating on Layers and Borders under Stretch Your Pennies in the header

Card Face:

  • I stamped the poppies with Memento Ink and coloured them with alcohol markers.

  • I put the card face onto my Grip Mat and experimented with the placement of the stencil for a couple of minutes.  

  • Once I had decided on that  I put it in place and used a metallic gel pen to fill in the openings.


I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with a stitched rectangular die.


  • I glued the black border to the card base and centered the card face on top of these.

  • I glued the sentiment in place as shown.

  • I added Gold Shimmer Nuvo drops to the center of each blossom.

Final Thoughts:

A very simple design,  but dramatic with the red poppies.  I love the juxtaposition of stencil and blossoms.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

   I have listed which products I have used, and where they may be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances, there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.

Stencil: Maggie, A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps: Poppies, Frog’s Whiskers Ink, Ecstasy Crafts

Die: Stitched Rectangles, Stampin’ Up!  (retired)

Waffle Flower Grip Mat, 8.5 x 6.5, Scrapbook.com

Gel Pens:  Sakura Metallic Gel Pens, Amazon

 Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Alcohol Markers:

     Stampin’ Blends: Stampin’ Up!

     Copics:  Wallacks

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base & Card Face: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

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