Sunday, August 16, 2009

Gorjuss Poppy Fields

I bought some Spellbinders Impressabilities a while ago, and was very disappointed when I couldn't get the paper embossed very deeply. I love the patterns that are available, but just wasn't getting the results I wanted. I searched the web for different 'sandwiches' to use, tried a couple of them, but still wasn't getting the crisp, clear impression I was used to getting with Cuttlebug folders. Needless to say I was very upset! I decided to try again a few days ago, Googled again for more directions--and found this set of directions.
This FINALLY worked! Misting the paper with water is especially effective, I think, and I made this card with the result.
The little poppy flowers in the image reminded me of buttons, so I decided to continue the theme and make some poppies from buttons. I used Papertrey Ink buttons in various sizes, threaded them with some Lime green thin cord, leaving some extra for a 'stem', and glued them down on the card with tacky glue. They needed leaves of course, out came my Martha Stewart punch, decorated them with some white 'stitching' with a white Signo pen and glued them down as well.
Pretty sweet, huh?
Thanks for looking!
Stamps: Sugar Nellie
Ink: Memento
Paper: Bristol vellum, Basic Grey, PTI, SU
Accessories: Nestabilities, Impressabilities, PTI buttons, colored pencils, OMS, Copics, Sakura glaze pen, aqua grosgrain ribbon, Bow Easy, Martha Stewart loops & leaf branch punches


  1. Thank you so much for the info on the impressibility. I bought one and gave this is great info.

  2. so gorgeous!! I love the embossed background and those gorgeous buttons!! great card!

  3. Misting with the water sure did do the trick. It looks so pretty.
    Wonderful card.

  4. I've heard of that, but never tried it, it's a gorgeous design! I like how you continued the flower theme with the buttons & cord, beautiful card!


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