Sunday, 15 February 2015

Keep It Simple Sunday - Bright Poppies

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Hello, I hope everyone's having a great weekend. This post was scheduled earlier in the week as Lisa & I are in Birmingham this weekend for the craft world's trade show at the NEC. We're hoping to find lots of new goodies with which to tempt you all.
My card today is so simple it barely counts as a technique, but I want to show you that you don't have to add lots of layers to make an effective card. And you can leave plenty of white space too............
All I did was apply Sunshine Yellow & Sunset Orange Adirondack inks (40% off) through the Blocks section of the Blocks & Curves stencil from Designs by Georgina onto Super Smooth white card & when that was dry I stamped the Poppy Pods by Lavinia Stamps with Onyx Black Versafine & heat set with WOW Clear Gloss EP. I coloured the open areas of the pods with a felt tip pen & added the sentiment from the Hobby Art stamp set
'Anna's Collection - Just For You'. Some matting & layering with black & citrine card from Anna Marie Designs & the card was finished.
Blocks & Curves  Poppy Pods Anna's Collection - Just For You   Adirondack Brights Sunset Orange  Adirondack Brights Sunshine Yellow   Super Smooth White  Plain Citrine   Plain Black   VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black  WA01 Clear Gloss 
Have a great Sunday, thanks for looking.


  1. A stunning card Kirsten. Beautiful colours. I hope you and Lisa are having a good weekend. x Gill x

  2. That's a great bold looking card, simple but effective. Enjoy the trade show.

  3. Just beautiful! I love the simplicity of the design. x

  4. Yes, that is an effective card. The images are set off by the White space. thank you for the idea. Looking at this, I think I sometimes try to put too much on my cards. Jan

  5. I agree with you Kirsten sometimes less is more. The difficulty is to know when to stop! Lovely card.

  6. Simple but effective. Like the poppy seed stamp

  7. I got some happy post this morning that has a new stencil and I've been wondering how to use it - thanks Kirsten! I know what I want to create now. gorgeous colours and beautifully stamped poppy heads Karen x


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