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Nov 10, 2018

Allsorts Challenge 493: Poppies or the Color Red

Hello and thanks so much for stopping by today! It's Saturday so that means it's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge and Kath is our host this week with the theme of Poppies or the Color Red. I have several poppy stamps but for today I inked up my newest (I think these are poppies) from this year's Penny Black spring release for the first time! I almost forgot I had this stamp!

Penny Black Spontaneous Joy // Penny Black Diamond Border Die // Distress Markers // Distress Ink Tea Dye // Tonic Stamp Platform // My Favorite Things Label Sentiments retired - Similar Option  // Stampin Up French Script - Retired

To make this card I used Distress Markers  to color directly onto the stamp Spontaneous Joy by Penny Black and lightly spritzed with water before stamping. The words on the background were done with an old retired stamp by Stampin Up (french script) and Tea Dye ink. The label sentiments are from a retired My Favorite Things set. I couldn't find it online anywhere anymore, but found this Altenew set to be similar. 
I thought the card needed something black on the bottom as well, so I used Penny Black's Diamond Border Die to add the border using both parts of the die. Before adhering my card to a white base, I ran a green ink pad along the edges of the card front to give it a little bit of a frame. 

Here is what you can win this week, hope you can join us for a chance to win!

I am also sharing with these challenges:

Creative Knockouts - Border Time

Dream Valley Challenges  -Dies and Punches 
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Make Your Own Background
Unicorn ChallengeUse a Sentiment
Crafty Catz- ATGoes / Option Christmas
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes - ribbon optional 
Crafting-With-Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude Always Anything Goes

Thanks again for visiting, I hope you stay warm whereever you are. It snowed here yesterday and it's too cold for November. Not the type of Fall weather I enjoy!

Have a great day!

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brenda said...

Lovely stamping against the script background Ellie and the touches of black work well. We used the same stamp yet with such differnt results, just proves the versatility of PB's.

B x

Marilyn said...

Pretty! Love how you stamped the flowers!
Have a great day!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow!!!! LOVE this card, such wonderful look have these poppies!! Very vibrant and gorgeous! Great background with the script stamp! The black labels with the sentiment and that black&white border brings all to life!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is STUNNING! LOVING the flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy Johnson said...

I love poppies! They are one of my favorite flowers. Love this beautiful card.

Wendy L said...

Really beautiful Ellie, xxx

Kathleen said...

A really gorgeous card Ellie, love the image and the lovely subtle background and the use of the black and white looks fabulous. Thank you.

Kath x

Marlene Atkinson said...

I am sorry your card will not be entered into the draw as you have no punches on your card. Marlene

Chris said...

Fabulous card, the poppies look so beautiful against the script background, the black sentiments and border provide a lovely contrast.
Thanks for playing along at Crafty Catz this week.

Mervi said...

Gorgeous red flowers and the black is striking effect, fabulous card;-))m

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful card! The poppies look so pretty against your french text background - perfect 😀. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! J 😊 x

Linby said...

It's just so beautiful! A stamp I haven't got - trying to reign in the poppy obsession lol!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a dramatic card Ellie - love those poppies, and that border is fabulous

Danoesja said...

I love your beautiful stamping poppies and design on this pretty card.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps.
Greetings, Danoesja

Tamie said...

Hi Ellie! So very sorry for the late comment but want you to know how much we appreciate that you played with us over at Creative Knockouts border challenge. I love the bold colors, layout and the dies for the border is awesome.

Tamie Camp DT