Lavender & Poppies Inspiration with Elena. Take 1: Red & Black
Hello dear readers! This is Elena Salo from elenasalo.com and I’m so thrilled and honored to be a guest designer here again.
I’m a big fan of flowers, almost all kinds of them. And, of course, it was a great pleasure for me to use dies from Lavender and Poppies Collection. I’ve got a lot of projects to show you today, I just couldn’t stop making cards using these fabulous dies!
In this post I’d like to show how you I used sets of dies with Poppies only and I’ll share Lavender inspiration later.
I decided to use black base for all my projects, because this color helps to express the ultimate beauty of the poppies as no other. To create extra dimension, I die cut poppies twice out of regular white cardstock and one more out of red foam sheet. I colored all of the die cuts with red and green alcohol markers of different shades to accent the embossed parts even more. Click images to enlarge and see details up close.
I colored the base layer of the die cuts with markers, then die-cut only flowers using foam and adhered them onto the first layer. After that I cut out flowers one more time out of white cardstock adhere them onto the foam and colored the poppies with markers. You can notice some dimension on the photos.
To color the centers of the flowers, I used thin black marker and then added some glitter and the liquid crystal drops.
- S3-293 Field of Poppies
- S3-292 Corner Poppies
- S4-815 Poppies
- PE-100 Platinum™ 6 Die Cutting And Embossing Machine
Hope, you enjoyed my projects! If so, let me know in the comments below, which card or die cut is your favorite.
Hope to see you again soon. Stay tuned!
Oh My Gosh!!! How utterly creative and fabulous! On black cardstock, who would have thought?! Well, obviously you did and what an amazing transformation from the typical white background!!! Picking one card out of all of them is quite difficult but if pressed I guess I would say I loved the wreath best… but I really love them all. This is an idea most certainly to be incorporated into my card making repertoire… thanks ever so much for sharing!
Hugs for now from snowy New Hampshire…
Oh, Elizabeth, thank you so much for such sweet response!!! I’m happy to know, that my ideas are useful for you!
This is so beautiful.. I am going to run with this idea and use it to make Valentines Day cards. I am going to go into the sight now to see how much the dies etc.. are. Hopefully I can purchase them soon.
Ohh these are stunning !!
Wow! So beautiful! I love the contrast! Your flowers really pop! Beautifully done! TFS
Absolutely a marvelous card display. The black background really makes the red blooms pop off the card. What a show piece. I am sold!
These are stunning! I really love the look of that rich red on the black. Wow!
Gorgeous. Black against the red is stunning. Thanks for sharing
Beautiful! Just beautiful!
I love all of the projects. Using red with the black background is stunning. Thanks so much for sharing. You are amazing.
Wow ! This is an amazing set of cards !
These are amazing! I love every one of the projects. I was just looking to get my mojo back and this display got my creative juices excited and flowing. Like another person said, I am going to run with this color combination for Valentines Day this year. Thank you for sharing.
These poppies are stunning on the black. Thank you for sharing.
I think just a note is my favorite but hard to choose.hey are all so beautiful.I love the red and black.
What a beautiful display of cards this is. Like so many others have said, just stunning. Since you did not give us the color medium or color numbers, I am off to your blog to see if I might find the #’s there. My favorite is the “Just a Note” card. Your coloring/shading is beautiful and really brings the flowers to life. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Beautiful, and they do pop against that black background!