To begin with I coloured the image with Polychromos
Next I took some purple card for my base and added a red mat. I then mounted my image on black, red and purple. For the black mat of the card I first embossed it and the added some Purple Pan Pastels to highlight some of the embossed texture. Red organza ribbon, purple lace and a string of pearls were added to form a border at the base of the card. With these elements of the card ready I turned to die cutting and used the most beautiful poppy die by Memory Box and white card. The die is really an outline of a poppy so I kept all the cut out pieces from the poppy and coloured them red. The outline section of the die was then coloured with red where the poppy leaves are and green for the leaves and swirls. Now for the finishing touches :) with the elements all stuck in place I added a Happy Birthday sentiment and a lovely red bow and finally 4 purple heart gems.
For the inside of the card I used the same colours, the black corner die is from Tattered Lace and called Chantilly Diamond. Another 3 purple hearts were added and a few red stickles to bring the colours together in this area.
- image - Poppy Elf by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff
- colouring medium - Polychromos
- dies - Memory Box Poppy, Tattered Lace Chantilly Diamond and Spellbinders Happy Birthday and Circles
- from my stash - lace, pearls, organza ribbon, Stickles and gems