Apr 19 2012

CCMC197 – Poppy Flower

We have a FUN sketch for you to try over on Create with Connie and Mary this week…a nice clean and simple one!  Let's see how YOU interpret it!  Our Challenge Team has done a fabulous job with it…amazing that each card is so different!  Check them out over at Create with Connie and Mary!



And here is my card.  I've been wanting to do a 3D poppy flower with the Blossom Punch in the Occasions Mini!  Can you tell what other punches I used to make it?



I started with a base card of Real Red.  I layered on Basic Black and then Whisper White that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Finial Press Impressions Folder on top.  Over the bottom portion of the Whisper White, I layered the red stripe pattern from Letters to Santa!  I think this DSP has such elegant patterns…they are good for more than just Christmas!  To hid the seam, I punched the Old Olive cardstock with the Dotted Scallop Border Punch and laid it across.  I cut the smallest Label Framelit from Basic Black, the stamped You Inspire Me from the hostess set, Perfect Words, and punched it with the Large Oval to layer on top.  I like the unusual greetings in that set! 


OK…ready?  For the poppy.  The bottom layer of the flower is Cherry Cobbler, then a layer of Real Red on top…both of those were punched with the Blossom Punch in the mini and I cut slits between the petals towards the center to give them more movement.  Then I punched 3 of the Modern Label Punch from Poppy Parade and layered those on top of each other, then placed in the middle of the Real Red layer…together they are slightly smaller than the Blossom Punch so it layers nicely.  I spritzed it all with water and crumbled it up.  The center…is the Snowflake punch, two of them, from Basic Black.  And in the very center of that is the Boho Blossom star flower from Daffodil Delight, slit up between each petal to the center.  I scrunched the snowflakes and the star flower tightly and used a mini glue dots to adhere it to the top layer of the red flowers.  Finally, I used the leaf die to cut out the Old Olive, and slightly crumbled them and adhered with a couple of the mini glue dots.


Isn't that a pretty flower?  Probably one of those cards that are better given in person than put in the mail.  So…grab your stamps and play along!  Upload your creation over on Create with Connie and Mary!  We love to see your work!



8 People have left comments on this post

Apr 19, 2012 - 08:04:34
Nina Riley said:

Love the poppy.  Black and red together are so awesome.  I think I need to make one of these flowers today.

Apr 19, 2012 - 10:04:56
Claire V said:

Love the poppy!!  Thanks for telling us how you made it!!  I can't wait to try it!

Apr 19, 2012 - 11:04:18
Sue Erickson said:

I love this flower, Connie! Using the snowflake punch for the center fluff was pure genius.

Apr 20, 2012 - 08:04:50
Deb said:

Your poppy flower really pops on this card! Beautiful!! 

Apr 22, 2012 - 05:04:18
Christy Q said:

So pretty, Connie! Thanks for the breakdown on how you created that gorgeous poppy flower! It's amazing how versatile our punches are, huh?

Apr 22, 2012 - 07:04:57

Your poppy is gorgeous, how creative on the center and I like the DSP you chose to go with your other layers!

Apr 23, 2012 - 10:04:33

Connie…that flower is awesome!!  I would have never thought to use all of those punches for a flower.  Just beautiful. 

Apr 24, 2012 - 10:04:54

Stunning Connie!  Gorgeous poppy and I love, love, love the center made with the snowflake punch.  Clever girl you are!