Sunday 31 May 2009

Playing With Poppies...


Well what a gorgeous weekend it's been - I hope this lovely weather lasts into the working week. Sunshine is the best motivation to get me outta bed and into work!

I was determined today to finally get a moment to play with my new Papertrey Ink goodies. I've had them in my possession since Friday and have been itching to play with them since I ordered them!

My new stamp set (Remember) fitted in perfectly with the current Inspirations and Themes challenge over at ILWS set as always by my lovely bloggin' buddy Kate. In fact, as I was playing along, I began to wonder if Kate had some kinda psychic powers because my new PTI goodies just seemed to belong to this challenge! To get inspiration from this pictures was easy for me this time LOL!
Though I still needed a little kick-start with the layout so played along with Jen Del Muro's Saturday Sketch - a nice simple but fun layout:
So after some fun stamping, cutting, and sticking I came up with this:

I felt that I needed a focal point on my card so I stamped a bold poppy in pure poppy ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. This way, I could stamp over this poppy and wipe away the ink that settled on top of it. It also makes the poppy nice and shiny - I promise it is IRL but my camera (or should that be my photography skills..) couldn't pick it up well!
Just for fun (and an excuse to stamp more!) I decorated inside the card too. It was the perfect justification for bodging up my bitty paper (I had measured it wrong - I do this on nearly EVERY card I make LOL!)

I'm just loving my new set - the sentiments are just gorgeous as well as the poppies and there's soooooo many different designs I could create with just this one stamp set, it's so versatile! Just one of the many reasons I love PTI products...

Card Recipe
(All PTI Products Unless Stated)
Stamps: Remember
Ink: Pure Poppy, Memento Black
Card: White (from stash!), Pure Poppy, True Black, Black Bitty Dot Basics
Accessories: Pure Poppy Ribbon, White Vintage Button, Detail Clear Embossing Powder, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities,

Have a fab week and I'll catch ya later for some more crafting fun!



Sarah B said...

This is absolutely Stunning, Hugs Sarah B X

Kate Lewis said...

Hi hun - wowzers! I love LOVE this card, it's so striking and I love the idea of embossing the poppy - you're a clever girlie aintcha lol!!

Hope you have a great week back at work!! Big hugs! Kate xxxxx

Ann said...

Wowzers, Amy! This is gorgeous!!!

Emma said...

Another beauty and I am loving that colour combination - very snazzy.

Back to work for me too, but take heart that the thought of going is always the worst part x

Alison said...

Wow, that's stunning, I love it!

Made me laugh about the measuring the paper wrong - I'm always doing this too!
Back to work, but just think, only a few weeks now to the long summer holidays for you!

~amy~ said...

wowza...this is really stunning!

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