Thursday, March 5, 2020

Friends Like You

With a headache plaguing my whole day long, I wasn't sure I would make it to the craft desk today.  But late this afternoon, it went away and I was able to get this pretty pair of flowers done for a couple of my favorite challenges.  Given it's getting late and I'm so ready to call it a night due to headaches take a lot out of me but I'm so thankful it didn't get to be migraine strong.

Taking a wee bit of artistic license, I made my poppies purple instead of the more traditional red.   I heat embossed the flowers using Gold Embossing Powder by Ranger, then watercolored them using my Liquid Watercolors from Taylored Expressions.  To a card base of Whisper White I added a layer of Gold Glitter Paper, then a layer of Gorgeous Grape and then the layer with the flowers.  The sentiment was in my stash so I added it to a layer of Gorgeous Grape cardstock.  For the finishing touch, I added some Icy Sparkle Crystals by Studio Katia.  

Here is an angled view of the card which shows some of the shimmer I added to the flowers.  It really doesn't show up very well in the photo but does look nice on the card itself.

I have linked my card up to the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by,


Product Used

Build-A-Flower:  Poppy Stamp Set by Altenew
Simple Strips-Friendship Stamp Set by Taylored Expressions
Jelly Donut, Lemon Meringue, Peapod Liquid Watercolor by Taylored Expressions
Gorgeous Grape, Gold Glitter Paper, Whisper White Cardstock by Stampin' Up!
Mixed Media Vellum Surface Paper by Strathmore
Simple Strips Die by Taylored Expressions
Icy Sparkle Crystals by Studio Katia


  1. Marsha your purple poppies compliment the gold embossing and glitter backing beautifully - your card has a really luxurious feel. Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  2. WOW! Marsha, these purple pansies are gorgeous!!!!! The gold embossing is so beautiful! LOVE IT! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players and Sunday Stamps!

  3. Just gorgeous! Purple is my favorite color, lol, so I'm not a poppy purist at all! I even love that sparkly border that shows - truly beautiful coloring! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  4. What a beautiful card, Marsha! I bet the sparkly detail is even prettier in person. Wow! Thanks so much for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!