Tuesday, 24 July 2012

CASual Friday... Black Base

I made this card the other day, but life got in the way and I'm only just getting around to posting it... It's for CASual Friday's theme using a black base card.
The die is Memory Box of course and I built up the poppy heads with several layers of card, colouring and clear embossing the last layer.
The holey panel is also from a Memory Box die from Simon Says Stamp.
I tried stamping the sentiment about 10 times with different inks until I got a reasonable impression, I was beginning to think I'd lost my touch!
I'm now off to get a little something for my son's birthday... his birthday is on Saturday, the day after mine, what a great birthday present I had 36 years ago...even if it was a day later!
I'm going to send him the bird card from my previous post.. he has just bought a boat and so I think this will be very fitting!

26 comments:

  1. Hi Chrissie, this is a striking black based card. I love the way you've layered the poppy die, finishing off with an embossed layer. The holey panel is so effective, I can't say that I've seen a die like that before.
    Sally x

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  2. Simply stunning Chrissie love everything about this creation!

    ali x

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  3. Hi Chrissie
    Fabulous card ... Love the flower..... And the holey die ... I have sent fot one only a fiver delivered to gib....,,
    Hugs sylvie xx

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  4. I am so loving what you are doing with that die! The pop of color with the flower is lovely!

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  5. Stunning card, such a beautiful design

    Sue

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  6. Wow Chrissie this is so classy and elegant I love that red poppy die cut against the black superb card.
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  7. I love these pretty poppies, Chrissie! They really pop off that black!

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  8. What a beautiful card Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  9. Hi Chrissie, just fantastic, as usual! Funnywise I just used the same die of Memory Box yesterday evening for a birthday card. But fully different :-).
    Hugs Claudia

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  10. OH MY WORD. This is absolutely STUNNING!!! The pop of red and green from the poppies is absolutely amazing! GORGEOUS! :)

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  11. Amazing card my friend
    Im having such trouble with blogger tonight. Had an hour to catch up on comms and it isn't playing!

    x

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  12. Beautiful card there Chrissie and very effective on black.
    I was born on Father's Day and I keep reminding my father I was his best present ever! Though I cannot forget Father's Day!
    Happy Birthday!
    x

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  13. wow, this is just stunning, love the black background and red flowers on it.

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  14. Gorgeous card Chrissie, love the dramatic colour combo too :) Viv xx

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  15. So bold and beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  16. Very pretty and so dramatic with the two red flowers on the black! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

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  17. Arrr Chrissie this is just pure elegance! I love the dimension on the poppy heads and how you've shaded them so realisticaly :0)
    So glad you shared your creativity with us this week at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

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  18. This is stunning, Chrissie!! LOVE the red against the black(beautiful coloring)...and that die adds just the right amount of added interest and texture,the pop of white with the sentiment... sweet ...beautiful:)!!

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  19. Ooooh how beautiful i love it! I love looking at poppy flowers.Beeautiful card!

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  20. Oh my goodness--my jaw dropped when I saw this beauty--love it!

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  21. This is gorgeous Chrissie!! So striking; but I blame you for me spending more money as ordered the poppy die this morning, ssssshhh don't tell my other half lol!! What's the holey memory box die called BTW? Caggy x

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  22. I had only recently found out about Memory Box dies, and placed a large order through Amazon. There was ONE die that they came back to say was out of stock and I couldn't get it ... that was the circle one you used here. Arrghh! It looks so great on your card! The embossed poppy is fantastic.

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  23. wow this is simply stunning love the colours a totally wonderful card love it lots hugs sassyxxx

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Thanks,
Chrissie