Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Poppy Giveaway - Spellblogger post for Spellbinders

I'm back with another Spellblogging post for Spellbinders

I'm using one of my favourite recent Spellbinders die sets, from the beautiful Poppy die set collection that was released a few weeks before Christmas

Well, when I blogged the first card (see HERE), I mentioned I had an extra pack of this particular die set to give away - well, I think its about time I did just that, so read on to find out how you can win.

I don't usually make huge cards, but in this case, once I'd made the focus piece, it really needed some space around it, so this card is a 21 x 21cm card blank - I just took a couple of cms of the side to get a more pleasing shape for the other elements to sit on

21 cm sq White card blank, top fold, with 2.5 strip removed from side
Extra of the same card for inking, and cutting the fancy background shape (3 layers)
Black card 
The background was created using various ink pads in shades of lemon, peach, Pink Grapefruit, Rocket red, and more. I used this inked card to cut all the flower heads as well as for the background section
For the fancy background shape I used white card and die cut it 3 times.  The upper 2 layers have a circle aperture cut into them, the lowest layer was inked with shades of blue ink.  They were glued together with small pieces of cardboard between each layer
I cut the full set of poppies twice, then several extras for each poppy flower section using the inked card.  These pieces were added in layers, some with pieces cut out, or the petals separated and arranged over the top.  I used a ball tool to get the 'crumpled paper' look that poppy petals have.
Tiny black gems were used for the seeds.
The poppies were arranged over the fancy white piece, and adhered in place, using more scraps of chipboard underneath when necessary
To finish I matted all the layers and added some black and white spotty, satin ribbon and a bow, then added tiny circles punched from scraps of the inked card and shaped with a ball tool.  I'd planned to use a die cut sentiment but the balance was all wrong so instead it was pc generated and printed on white card, then matted with peachy inked card and black card. 

Here are the Spellbinders die sets used this time

Shapeabilities Etched Dies

Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
 That's it for this time, I love these beautiful Poppies, so I'm really happy to have a set to give away as blog candy

Here's how to win

Shapeabilities Poppies Etched Dies

I have one set to give away and the winner will be randomly drawn from those who keep to the following rules
1. You must leave a comment on this post

2. Closing date is midnight Wednesday 31st January 2018 (UK time)
3. I will send only to addresses in the UK and Europe

  Thank you for visiting, if you click on This Link  you'll find yourself at the Spellbinders store where you will be tempted by lots of lovely dies, stamps and much much more!

Happy Crafting


Jan Ltc said...

Gorgeous card Kathy. Love the flowers! Thanks for the chance to win it xx Jan

Sylvia Ames said...

Such a beautiful card design, loving the poppy die and layout on the large card.

Sylv xx

Angela Dodson said...

It's beautiful, love the pop of black and the larger card gives plenty of white space to really draw your eyes to the pretty poppies, I like the dotty ribbon too, Angela x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

such a gorgeous card you created. Lovely work

Jo said...

Beautiful card Kathy I love the background and the flowers are lovely xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous card I love those poppies they are just so pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Shabneez said...

Stunning card Kathy - I love the colours you've used for your poppies. Shabneez x

Tracy Welham said...

Stunning card Kathy! I am waiting for this die to arrive from my local craft shop. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Jennifer Kray said...

Oh Kathy this is a beautiful card and I love that you adapted the size so as not to compromise composition. Adore those poppies and doilies too. x

Brawny said...

A lovely card Kathy. Must admit I adore poppies...always have. X

Andree said...

A lovely card Kathy. The die-cuts and arrangement look fabulous xx

Kate M said...

21 x 21 is some sized card, but you have used the space so well. Great design and I love those Dies.
Thanks for the chance to win them.

Katie Lamb said...

Gorgeous card

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Kathy thanks for the change.
and thanks for letting it know on the new blogpost otherwise I did not see this.

gr karin

SueF said...

Beautiful card Kathy - love the die too.
Thanks for the chance to win x