Jun 04 2012

Everything Eleanor Poppies

Those that know me realize that I'm kind of on a poppy flower kick right now.  I have some decorating my studio in my wall art, have made them in Punch Class and now turned the flowers in Everything Eleanor into poppy flowers!  They look pretty real and they are so nice and vibrant…really cheer up my room!  I still have a lot of decorating to do in there, but a little at a time so I can get exactly what I want!

 

This card uses Everything Eleanor stamp set.  Now, I must admit I received this at Leadership and NEVER USED IT!  Last week I was pretty desperate to use some NEW stuff and pulled it out.  It is quickly becoming a favorite and I'm sure you'll see it a lot over the next few weeks!

 

 

I think this card as a clean look to it, although I wouldn't call it simple because of all the cutting!  I started with the base card of Real Red.  I layered on Basic Gray and then Whisper White.  I stamped the fleur background in Old Olive on top of the Whisper White.  On scrap paper, I stamped the Basic Gray medallion for the background and cut it out, then placed it partially on top of the Old Olive fleur.  The piece hanging off, I trimmed off.

 

Then I stamped 4 of the larger flowers and one smaller flower with Basic Gray on Real Red, cut them out…layering two of the bigger ones together by just cutting out the center portion of two of the larger flowers (does that make sense??? lol!)  The small flower is by itself.  I layered them with Stampin' Dimensionals, then placed a Basic Black brad inside.  They are also popped up on the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Maybe this photo has a better look:

 

 

Finally, I stamped the Itty Bitty Banner in Basic Gray on Old Olive cardstock, and used the Bitty Banner Framelit to cut it out.  It is also popped up on the front.  Love how this turned out!

 

 

Did you know?  This week we are introducing our Guest Designers for Create with Connie and Mary's New Catalog Edition 2012!  The 5 week session will feature items from the NEW catalog…so the projects can be used ALL YEAR LONG!  Right now we are having our Early Bird Special so you can sign up for $24.95…that is $5 off the regular subscription price of $29.95…30 step-by-step tutorials at less than $1 each!  Don't miss out!  Check out the Create with Connie and Mary site for more information and to see who is today's FABULOUS Guest Designer!

 


6 People have left comments on this post

Jun 4, 2012 - 10:06:48
Marsha said:

Love the card, and the colors.  Thanks for sharing.

Jun 4, 2012 - 11:06:33

Very cute little card, Connie!  Love the poppies but I agree that there is a lot of cutting out involved…even though the card is so cute it's totally worth it!  I am eager to start playing with "Eleanor" too…she has been waiting patiently since January and I haven't even assembled the set yet.  Shameful, really!  😉

Jun 4, 2012 - 12:06:41
Laura Holm said:

Love your flower card, Connie! Your poppies are soooo pretty!!! Really like how you stamped on the red paper and also how you made the flowers pop by adding the stampin' dimentionals between the flower layers!

Jun 5, 2012 - 02:06:00
Carol Carriveau said:

Fabulous!!!    Love it….

Jun 5, 2012 - 10:06:14

Gorgeous card!  Great color choices too!  My Eleanor is on order!; can't wait!  TFS!

Jun 5, 2012 - 07:06:23
Joan Jeffery said:

Wow – this is great – I would have passed up this stamp set, but I love what you've done here!