Recipe for Whimsey

As one can see the recipe calls for five items and like my stamping buddy Gayle, I made a list and checked them off as I put things ready.

Challenge #222 – Recipe for Whimsy

The first thing I did after deciding I wanted to use a small poppy stamp (by GKD) gifted to me by another stamping buddy, was search for some pp on line. I knew I didn’t have anything like this in my stash. I found the image and printed it out. I laid some scortape across the card front and glued red ribbon on top. I then added the pp over which I added the lower, wider ribbon border. Wanted thin at the top and wider at the base. So I now had two of the required elements. My stamped image are obviously the flowers and I stamped them, then clear embossed before adding colour using Inktense pencils. The left over piece of ribbon became the bow. The die cut is the rectangle and it was cut with a nesting set probably by Spellbinders but I forgot to keep the label for these. Don’t use them often so can no longer remember who made them. The last element was something shiny and I went with red sequins. I thought I might make a heart or something similar but the sequins work the best to my eyes. Sentiment is from the poppy stamp set. I like how the reds all work together even though they are different.

17 thoughts on “Recipe for Whimsey

    1. Thanks Judy, like you I struggle with bows but this one worked almost immediately. I think using a wider ribbon helped.


  1. Yes, I liked it too and have saved it for future use. It is exactly the right size for this type of strip across a card front.


  2. The reds together do look nice. I like the mixed font in the sentiment too. The sequins are the stars! Thanks for playing along with us again at As You See It Challenge.

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  3. I am just loving your card, Johanna, the red poppies and the patterned paper you found. The red ribbon and shiny sequins really make the card pop. Glad everything on your check list worked …LOL..

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  4. Your idea of a checklist really helped here. I may have forgotten an element without it. Glad you like it.


  5. This is such an elegant card, Johanna! I love the contrast of the small and large poppies in the background and foreground, and that die cut rectangle is really eye-catching, especially with the red border! And those red sequins are the magic touch!

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  6. Thank you so much – it makes me happy to know you like it. I enjoyed playing and getting the look I had in my head.


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