Saturday, July 19, 2014

Beautiful Poppies

July is a busy birthday month for us, so I have a bunch of birthday cards to share.  This one is for my husband's grandmother.
 And here is the inside.  I kept it similar with the same colors and the ovals and, obviously, the poppies.  But instead of coloring them with markers like I did on the outside, I colored them with colored pencils for a much softer look.

Crafting Musketeers#15--summertime (around here--southern New England--poppies are definitely summer flowers)
Twisted Tuesday #80--pearls are sooooo heavy (use layers and pearls)
Fab n' Funky #223--feels like summer (when I see poppies starting to bloom, I know it is summertime)
Fussy & Fancy #118--it's all about girls
The Squirrel and the Fox #73--ribbons and lace
Verve's July Diva Dare--Inside Out (carry over some part of your card design to the insides)
Shopping Our Stash #160--can't put it down or away (I use that little sentiment die a LOT; it is just perfect for a little sentiment)
The Crafter's Cafe--birthdays
ART Impressions #140--Big birthdays
Milk Coffee--birthdays
DRS Designs #131--strawberries & cream (use the colors from the inspiration photo)

Stamps: Fred She Said "Poppies" digi; Our Daily Bread Designs "Crochete" background; Hero Arts French script; Verve "Birthday Phrases" sentiment outside; PTI "Damask Designs" sentiment inside
Dies: Spellbinders classic ovals and scalloped ovals, large; Verve "Charming Ovals"


Lori Gauerke said...

Lovely card, and I love the way the ribbon is sloped. It really adds to the card! hanks for joining us for our 1st Birthday celebration over at TTPH and Good Luck!

Lori DT

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous card Heather! I love the simplicity and elegance of this card! Wow!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at The Squirrel and The Fox!! Hope to see you again next challenge. I would love for you to join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria DT

Shelia said...

Heather, this is such a lovely birthday card!! Love how you designed the inside. Your husband's grandmother will love this!! Thanks for sharing with us at DRS Designs.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

JoanieMc said...

Love your card. Pretty image and coloring and the lace was just the right touch. Thanks for joining Through the Purple Haze Birthday challenge.


Ciska said...

Wonderful card for an older lady, love the poppy theme! Thank you for linking up to our Feels Like Summer challenge @ Fab 'n Funky :)

Scrappyrpnprn said...

Great use of the sketch and love those flowers. Fabulous card! Thanx for joining us at Through The Purple Haze Birthday Challenge. Hugs............Carla DT

Marisa said...

Gorgeous colour combo and love the flower image. Lovely use of the die to frame the sentiment too. Thanks for joining us for this month's Diva Dare.

Lesley said...

This is beautiful and so elegant. Love the stamping you have done and the pretty die cutting. Thank you for joining us at SugarPea Designs!

Nathalie said...

Yours puppies are cute! Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

butterfly dream cards said...

Very beautiful.....thanks for joining us at our Birthday Bash..

Fiona DT

Karen Day said...

This is just lovely, Heather! Glad to have you join our Big Birthdays challenge at Art Impressions!

Leslie Hanna said...

I agree: that sentiment die is awesome. I'd use it a lot, too! I really like how you've carried your theme to the inside, too. Very nice.

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Andreja L. said...

Absolutely gorgeous Birthdays card you made! I like all little details :-))
Thanks for joining us at Milk Coffee Challenge!
Hugs, Andreja

Lynne said...

Totally gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!!