It's back to Sy's Pinterest challenge, she picked out four of my Pins to do over the month. The first one is here.
The original Pin for today's card is here.
Here is my take on it:
First I used mini distress inkpads to colour a sheet of SU Very Vanilla, just swiping in rough stripes, and die cut the poppies (Memory box) out of it. I wanted to do a stamped wood grain background and I think I may have finally found a way to use my unloved SU cardstock 'Crumbcake' that I actually like! First I smooshed over with Tea Dye distress ink and over stamped with the SU Hardwood stamp. It needed a bit more warmth, so I smooshed Fossilised Amber DI over it and cut to size.
Then I die cut the poppies again from the hardwood background, being careful not to lose any of the pieces which would normally be 'waste'. I cut a dark brown mat to size and then a piece of Stick It adhesive sheet to just smaller than the background, applied this carefully to the mat.
Very carefully ..... I stuck the background onto the Stick It, inlaid the inky poppy die cut and then put all the background 'waste' pieces back in. The sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley.
I am really pleased with this one, it's a lovely effect.