I don't usually make mushy cards, but the soon-to-be-released Hero Arts Kindness set has grown on me. I just used it again to make this card:
I followed the current Fusion challenge:
and included the poppies with the sketch.
My first thought was to use my Poppy die as the floral sketch element, and to cut an oval in the front panel. For a subtle background in the oval, I used another of my Gelli plate pieces I made last month. There is some shimmer in the Gelli piece you may be able to see here:
Or not. I think this is the second impression from another printing, so it's quite light. I love that you can get a second printing and use up the remaining paint. Cleanup is a breeze!
I cut a black oval frame for the opening using two sizes of Spellbinder's Petite Ovals dies. I colored the poppy die-cut with Copics, then stuck it to the front of the card, overlapping the oval opening.
I used my MISTI to line up the sentiment. I didn't want to lose all my hard work, and I know me pretty well: I'd totally stamp it crooked if left unattended. Plus, the sentiment overlaps the poppy's stems, so I needed to be able to re-stamp if I didn't get a good impression. I did end up stamping it twice.
I like how this turned out!
Thanks for stopping by!
Update: This card won an Honorable Mention at the Fusion challenge! Whoot!
Some of the stuff I used: Copics (R08, R14, R21, G24, YG63) Spellbinder's Petite Ovals (large and small), SU black card stock, Gelli plate panel, Memory Box Prim Poppy die, Hero Arts Acts of Kindness stamp set, MISTI.
The Hero Arts Acts of Kindness stamp set will be available Nov 1st. Please follow Jennifer McGuire's blog for the details.