Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! When I was a little girl, my Father was in the Air Force and we lived on a lot of Air Force bases. I will always remember seeing the Veterans selling the little paper poppy flowers outside the Commissary and BX to raise money, and when Stampin’ Up! first brought out the Peaceful Poppies Suite, this was the first thing it brought to mind. So with Memorial Day coming up, I found it fitting to use the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments poppy dies for my card today.
We have a sketch challenge this week, and here is the card sketch we are using – I thought it was the perfect sketch for bringing out the poppies again:
I embossed a strip of Pool Party card stock with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the top of the Pool Party striped paper from the Peaceful Poppies designer series paper. I adhered the panel to a Pool Party card base.
I prepared the poppy die cuts using the Poppy Moments Dies. I cut one of the large flower and three small ones. I cut the solid pieces from Poppy Parade card stock and the outline pieces from Real Red card stock. I cut the centers from Basic Black card stock. I assembled the poppies by adhering the outline flowers to the solid flowers using dots of multipurpose liquid glue in the centers. I adhered the Basic Black flower centers with dots of multipurpose liquid glue, using both circle centers for the large poppy. I arranged the flowers across the card and adhered them with dimensionals.
I stamped the Always Remember sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments stamp set in Real Red ink on a strip of Whisper White. I trimmed the end in a fishtail banner. I trimmed the end of a Whisper White flag ribbon and Real Red satin ribbon in a similar fashion. I adhered the ribbons together with glue dots along with the sentiment. I adhered the layered label to the card base with glue dots. I finished the card front with three red rhinestone jewels.
I stamped the large outline poppy from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Memento tuxedo ink on a Whisper White panel. I used the solid stamp to ‘color’ the poppy by stamping it with Real Red ink. I embossed a strip of Pool Party with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.
I remember as a little girl making my donation and getting the pretty little poppy flower. And years later when visiting my Mom, I remember finding poppy flowers in an old music box. Be safe and enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend!
On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.
And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:
- Amy Koenders
- Mary Deatherage
- Kristi Gray
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Sue Prather
- Karen Finkle
- Eva Dobilas
- Akiko Sudano <– you are here
- Karen Ksenzakovic
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Pool Party – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed front), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)
- Poppy Parade – 4″ x 4-1/2″ (solid poppy die cuts)
- Real Red – 4″ x 4-1/2″ (outline poppy die cuts)
- Basic Black – 1″ x 3-1/2″ (poppy center die cuts)
- Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1/2″ x 2″ (label)
- Peaceful Poppies DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (card front background)