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Apr 25, 2020

Poppies and a Bow

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I found the image panel already stamped and stenciled in my box of "rejects". Does anyone else have one of those?  LOL. It's where things go that I'm unhappy with at that moment but too nice to throw away. I used a very similar image panel on this card and that was when this was stamped as well. It's funny how I no longer can remember why it ended up in the box because I no longer see anything wrong with it.

There was another sentiment stamped on the bottom corner and I wanted to use a new sentiment instead, so here I decided to use a piece of poppy red card stock to cover it up and I also added a strip of pattern paper from my never ending box of scraps. The sentiment is from a new set by Penny Black, called Blooming Sentiments. I recently felt like I needed some retail therapy and ordered a few stamps from Penny Black's newest release

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The poppy stamp is also by Penny Black - Spontaneous Joy (from an older release) inked up with Candied Apples and Barn Door Distress Markers along with Crushed Olive for the stems. The stenciling was done using  a Tim Holtz Flourish Stencil  and  Antique Linen Distress Ink.  It's been layered onto black card stock then a white card front inked with Antique Linen distress ink. A button and silk ribbon tied in a bow were added to finish off the card. 

I'm sharing with these blogs:
Crafty Catz - Add a Sentiment // Simon Says Stamp - Flower Power // Stinkin' Inkers - Anything Goes // Artistic Stampers - In the Garden // STAMPlorations - Stencils // A Place To Start - Ribbon // The Paper Girls - Florals // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Ribbon // Inspire Me Mondays

 Inspire Me Monday

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  1. Wonderful and pretty card, sentiment just right at this time;-))m

  2. So glad you pulled this one out of the "rejects' box Ellie as it's beautifully done and one of my favourite PB Poppies.

    B x

    1. Thanks Brenda. It's always great to make use out of a previously stamped image.

  3. Wow - so glad you saw the background and up-cycled it - it's made up to a beautiful card Ellie.
    Stay safe

  4. So gorgeous! Poppies are one of my favorite flowers.

    1. Thanks Amy. They're such beautiful flowers!

  5. This is sooooooo gorgeous! LOVING those flowers!

  6. Your "reject" is beautiful, and the corner piece and paper strip really add nicely to the design/cover up! Thank you for sharing at Stinkin' Inkers.

  7. I don't see anything wrong with it either Ellie. Gorgeous stamp and super colours, lovely sentiment and design. I have a couple of this type of stamp and never use them, bought in error but may try them out again.

    Kath x

  8. Beautiful color for the flowers and lovely sentiment. Great idea to add a button with the bow. Thanks for joining the Stinkin' Inkers challenge.

  9. Beautiful card!
    Have a great day!

  10. It looks really beautiful. Xxxx

  11. Can't believe this was in the reject box! Glad you rescued it, with that perfect sentiment.

  12. This is simply beautiful, I can't believe this was once a reject! So glad you rescued it, I love it! Thanks for sharing at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

  13. These poppies are beautiful, a lovely card, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge

  14. Gorgeous poppies so beautifully stamped and colored. Love your softly stenciled background and your finishing touches for your card. You sentiment is perfect for these difficult times. Stay safe and keep on creating. Thank you for joining us at STAMPlorations Stencil. Hugs..Nancy

  15. A BEAutiful card! Gorgeous poppies. I LOve your colours and design.
    I've a shoe box of'rejects' lol. but, like you would never, never throw them away.

  16. This is gorgeous, love the image you have used.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  17. The composition of this card is classic and so well done! I absolutely love the understated elegance. It is always a good idea to save those "rejects!" Thanks so much for this outstanding submission to our challenge at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  18. Congratulations! You have been chosen as a Place To Star Rising Star for the week of April 20 - 26, 2020. Thanks for your wonderful submission!

    The Resident Design Team

  19. In a sea of beautiful projects this week, your gorgeous card spoke to my heart! :-)
    Congrats Ellibelle - so thrilled to feature you at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! :-)

  20. Waouh ! cette carte est magnifique, j'adore l'effet pointillé des couleurs des jolis coquelicots.

  21. That is beautiful! Pinned.

  22. This is a real beauty Ellibelle. Very creative use of the red paper. Added a great look! Congrats on being chosen a favorite at PBSC! Sue Kment


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