Forever and Always | Poppy meets Embossing Paste

Hi Everyone and thanks so much for stopping by today. Its Bruno here and I have a project to share with you.

You know how you have an idea in your head..... and sometimes it works ..... this was one of those times!

I was watching one of those random '5 minute life hack' videos - you know the type that are ridiculous and at the end of it, you think to yourself 'Im never going to get those five minutes back!' This particular one was about cake decorating and afterwards, I thought 'Im going to try that with the poppy die!' In any case, here is the project;

I started with a piece of Whisper White. I cut out the outline of the poppy using the Poppy Moments Die collection from a piece of scrap card stock and this formed the outline of the poppy.

Next I took a small zip-loc bag (or a small baggie for our American readers) and added some Embossing Paste. I wanted to have a VIBRANT colour so I kept adding some Poppy Parade reinker until I was happy with the colour (I lost count of the drops - it was ALOT). I then trimmed the edge of the bag and created the poppy shape by squeezing the coloured paste and the die-cut outline shape. And, that's where I left it for a few weeks as it looked pretty bad. I couldn't bare to throw it out - I kept it on the table with the aim of one day completing the card......

So, one day, I picked up the poppy and had another brain-wave. I cut out one of the fine poppy shapes using whisper white and stuck to the red paste. This immediately improved the 'blobbiness' of it! I added the centre of the poppy (using the die) and it was really starting to look ok.

I wanted to use a Poppy Parade card base so I tore the top and bottom of the card and it looked a little plain! Then I had another brain-wave...... why not add the coooooool flowers from the Banner Blooms die collection? I cut this out using Veelum (hahahahah) and adhered under the poppy element. I then added some wonderful gems from the upcoming August-December Mini Catalogue.

For the sentiment, I used a stamp from the Itty Bitty Greetings set and then my go-to Classic Label punch. In the end, I really like how it turned out. But it took a while to get there......

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1 comment

  1. Hi Bruno!
    What a great "happy accident"! I'm not sure this technique is in my wheel house, but it did make me rethink throwing something away. The test of time often does transform us, & our projects...I think I'll play with my poppy dies today.
    Thanks for your inspiration.
    Sue Floyd


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