I decided that for the end of the decade I’d make my final blog post a peaceful one. Peaceful Poppies to be precise. There is something about the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (DSP) that just makes me smile. It could be the bright colours, including purple, or it could be that I always associate poppies with my late son. Whatever it is I know this is one paper pack that I’ll need to order again.
BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL
I began by using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Thick Whisper White Card. Then I folded it along the scored line to create a card base.
Then I chose two different sheets from the Peaceful Poppies DSP pack. First I cut a 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of the Rich Razzleberry polka dot design. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the strip down the open edge on the front of the card base.
Next I put a line of Tear & Tape Adhesive on the card base against the edge of the DSP. Then I used this to attach some Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim. With that done I used more liquid glue to finish the card background with a 2-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of the poppy design.
I cut some more of the polka dot design into 3/4″ strips and glued one down the left side on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then I glued a second strip down the right hand edge of a layer of Whisper White Card before fixed it inside the card base.
That just left the sentiment to do.
STRONG & BEAUTIFUL
I found the “To the woman who does it all with grace & wisdom” sentiment in the Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set. Using Rich Razzleberry ink I stamped it into a piece of Thick Whisper White Card.
To cut out the sentiment I went back to the Painted Labels Dies I showed you yesterday. I die cut the sentiment using the smaller of the two more plain label dies in the set. Although it has a fairly plain edge compared to some in the set, I love the subtle embossed detail it adds around the edge.
Anyway once the sentiment was cut I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to fix it to my card front and my project was complete.
If you want to see more of the Painted Labels Dies you’ll find them in my blog post Painted Labels Dies Sneak Peek.
The Peaceful Poppies 12″ x 12″ DSP pack contains 12 sheets (2 each of 6 double-sided designs. I love that there’s a combination of floral patterns alongside plainer designs that coordinate beautifully. I also think it’s handy that you can use the ‘non-floral’ designs for masculine / gender neutral projects too.
All-on-all I have to say I love this paper and I think it will be very popular when ordering starts on Friday (January 3rd).
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Painted Labels Dies in a bundle with the coordinating Painted Poppies Stamp Set. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. So, even though I didn’t use the stamp set today I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to look at this in more detail.