Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Speedy Recovery



One of the things I loved about being a cake decorating instructor was making realistic flowers out of fondant and gum paste.  (I've been making my paper roses with some of my old Wilton tools used to create roses out of fondant for quite some time now.)  So when I saw the new Susan's Garden dies from Sizzix, I knew I had to try them out.  Well, I'm hooked.

The first flower I made was the Poppy and I paired it with a sentiment from Sparkle N Sprinkle's Just For You stamp set.  I used Pan Pastels to ink up the flower as well as the red mat (all the mats are Timeless Rectangles by Spellbinders).  The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark onto vellum and heat set with Japanese Lacquer embossing powder.   I added a bit of Viva Decor's Pearl Pen (Salmon) to the Poppy center and on either side of the sentiment.  I also die cut four extra leaves and adhered them behind the triple loop bow.  The ribbon is a very pale cream color and needed just a little something extra behind it.



14 comments:

rachel said...

That poppy is just stunning anne. A real beauty! Hugs xx

Tammy said...

Beautiful poppy! Your card is absolutely stunning!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Anne, I like the Poppy the frames and the leaves.
Kevin xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great job Anne! The poppies are so realistic.

Eret said...

Anne, your card is gorgeous. I love your beautiful poppy and fabulous colors. The leaves behind bow looks so nice. It's truly beautiful card.
Hugs
Eret

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! Love the poppy and the frame around this lovely card. I'll have to check out that flower die now. So pretty.
Lynn

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous!! Love the poppy it looks fabulous. Another fabulous creation!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Brenda said...

beautiful card - love the deep red and the poppy is excellent!

Patricia St Martin said...

Your poppy is so beautiful, amazing RED so pretty and those dies I just love. As always behind on comments but will catch.
hugs, Patricia

April said...

So bright and pretty! I love the flower. Great job!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow Anne! This is sooo pretty. Love that poppy and the gorgeous way you did the bow. Love the die cut frames too. Wow! Hugz!

Jean Bullock said...

Love this poppy card. Great job!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! What a gorgeous poppy....it looks soo real!!! The background is beautiful, too, with the fancy red and black die cuts!!!!!!!

Gita said...

Wow, what a gorgeous flower.