Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Red Poppy on Vellum

Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday when I was making my Wednesday video, I explained how I store my cardstock because I needed some embellishments for the card I was making.

For every colour, I have a plastic wallet (opened on two sides), for a maximum ten full sheets of A4 cardstock.

Also in that wallet, I have a plastic wallet which is only open on the top, which is for all my offcuts and scraps. 

This was one of the punched pockets and I cut off the strip of punched holes.

Finally, I have a Ziploc freezer bag for all my punched and/stamped shapes, flowers, butterflies, etc. that I've made for previous projects - rather than throw them away, I pop them into this bag.

I've explained this because I found the eleven small scalloped circles I've used on today's card in the Real Red Ziploc bag.

At first, I thought they were from the Build a Tree Punch but found they were too big for that.

Therefore, I assume they were punched with one of the small punches that came from the previous Itty Bitty Punch Pack.

I'm not sure if the flower on today's card really is a poppy but I've painted it red so that's what I'm calling it!

It's from the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set and looks more like a Dog Rose on the front of the box! 

To make my card, I started with a card base of Real Red Cardstock with a layer of Whisper White.

The next layer is  Real Red and the top layer is a design from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack. 

I stamped the poppy on the Vellum Cardstock using Basic Black Archival Ink.

After I had allowed the ink to dry, I used my Real Red and Mossy Meadow Marker Pens to colour the flower and leaves on the reverse side.

I put that to one side to dry.

I die cut the Real Red and Whisper White Cardstock, as well as the Vellum using the number 4 Banners Framelits Dies.

I used the number 3 die to cut out the centre of the Real Red so I had a frame to put around the other two die cut banners.

I adhered all three layers together using Tombow and then adhered to the card front using Dimensionals.

Using Mossy Meadow Ink on Whisper White Card Stock, I stamped the sentiment from the Sale-A-Bration 2016 Party Pants Stamp Set.

I punched it out using the Large Oval Punch and then I punched out a scalloped oval in Real Red Cardstock using the Scallop Oval Punch.

I adhered them together with Tombow and then onto the card front using Dimensionals.

Finally I added the eleven small scalloped circles I'd found in my Real Red Ziploc bag and adhered a small pearl in the centre of each.

If I didn't explain myself very well at the beginning about the way I store my cardstock, please watch tomorrow's video and all will become clear!

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Lovely colours, lovely card. I'll be watching the video closely lol, as I was wondering how to store my cardstock.

    1. Hi, Audrey. I love red cards and I love red poppies, too! Hope you like my idea for cardstock storage when you see it in the morning. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.