Friday, April 7, 2017

"Poppy" Birthday

Happy Friday!!
It won't be long before my poppies are blooming in the front flower beds.  
This card was created for the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge where their theme this time is a sketch and I'd also like to share yet another birthday creation with the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge where their theme is Happy Birthday.

 Yes, I must confess, that big stack of Heartfelt Creations designer papers is still sitting on my one work table so that was the direction I immediately headed for today's card.    I knew I just happened to have this three-sentiment strip that I had cut from the one sheet while creating the Birthday card sets I shared the other day, and it would work perfectly with the Watercooler Wednesday sketch ... here a peek at the sketch.

Now here's a really fun 'happening'!
There is a sheet of panels that can be used immediate to create a quick and easy card but I knew I needed a circle to accommodate the sketch so after cutting the panel from the 12x12 sheet, I then grabbed my Tutti Designs 'Nesting Stitched Rectangle' dies and proceeded to die cut the image.  I didn't think it POPPED enough so took the next size up die and cut a black mat for the image ... now that's better!

 Of course we crafters don't waste any more than we have to ...
so the panel I cut my image from was used for the inside sentiment.
How cool is that!

Challenges to share in:
Brown Sugar Challenge - ATG
Creative Fingers Challenge - ATG
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge  - Flowers
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Happy Birthday or #7

Well, today is laundry day plus I have my first physical therapy session so I'd better quite playing around and get moving.  I hope you like my creation today.
Have a FABULOUS day/weekend!
As always . . .


Lia said...

Darlene, I love the colours of your card. They are amazing.
Lia xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Stunning!!
Dr Sonia

Esther Asbury said...

Gorgeous card! Live the sentiment strips behind your poppies and the way you did the inside with leftovers from the front!

Kathy Krug said...

This turned out so beautifully. Love what you did with the sketch.

Christine said...

This is magnificent! I love the depth of color and the realistic look of the poppies. So glad you joined the challenge at Four Crafty Chicks this week.
Guest DT

Heidi Weaver said...

Brilliant use of your papers, Dar. Love the steps you took which resulted in this stunning card. The poppies are, of course, gorgeous. I think Heartfelt Creations has some of the best flower images out there. I agree about adding the black backing---really adds to the "pop". Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Judy Woodland said...

This is just beautiful. You have used those papers perfectly. I love the bright color, poppies are always stunning in my book. Wonderful design!!!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Darlene I just love this card. Inside and out it showcases a great use of the designer papers and dies. The black backing really popped your circle piece and the strips with the sentiments really make this card special. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents at the Watercooler Wednesday WWC113 Sketch challenge this week.

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS! I adore anything Poppy! Your card is perfect! The colors, the design, the use of that Sketch! A+

Marsha J Reed said...

Beautiful card, Darlene! Love your poppies and that patterned paper. Thanks for joining us this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, wow, Darlene! Beautiful use of the paper to meet the challenges! I love how your crafty mind works. Those poppies and colors are gorgeous, and the inside looks fantastic with the circle cut out for the sentiment. I miss my poppies. Too much shade and not enough garden space left in the sunny spots.

Gail said...

What a wonderful combination of images and colours! Great idea for the inside of your card - I am going to keep that in mind. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful coloring of your flower, neat idea with the strips in the background, lovely job on the inside too!!
Hope your physical therapy wen well :)

libbystamps said...

Great card! Thanks for playing around with my sketch challenge this week at Watercooler Wednesday

Judy Markowitz said...

I love this! Your card is really beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Greta said...

Love that sketch & your card is stunning, Darlene!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Leanne said...

Oh wow, gorgeous, beautifully done, love the color and it pops off the page.
Thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks, wonderful.
Leanne DT/4CC

Elle Kay said...

Great card! Beautiful colours! hank you for sharing with us at the Aud Sentiments challenge blog!

Julie said...

Thanks for joining us in our Birthday Celebration at Aud Sentiments
Julie T