Thursday, February 3, 2011

Poppy Valentine

First I would like to wish my dear stamping buddy, Olga, a very Happy Birthday! Here is hoping that this year brings health and happiness to you and those you love. Party hard!

I did not want the week to get away from me, and miss the Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge. This week, we are to create a Valentine. I decided to combine it with the Color Challenge over at Stamp TV, which is to use red, black, and white. I just love that color combo!

My card stocks are Pure Luxury, Onyx Black, Red Hot, and Pure White. My poppy image is from Nina Brackett's stamp set called Hugs and Prayers. The sentiment is just a little clear stamp from Studio G. I colored with Copics, added touches of Diamond Stickles, wrapped with red and white bakers twine, and tied a bow through a vintage Abalone shell button. I added a border of tiny heart punches to jazz up the bottom. It is hard to tell, but the bottom of the front panel is cut shorter to show another row of colors.

Have a wonderful day! I love when you stop by.

20 comments:

Patti P. said...

Love this one....I "need" some of the baker's twine, it is so pretty with this and your button. I really like your watermark,too. Good luck in the challenges! So neat the way you did Olga's Happy Birthday, you are so clever,gf.

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh..... WOWZERS GF! This gorgeous! Absolutely stunning!

Selma said...

This is so beautiful Mary Anne. I love the red and black. I agree with Patti - what a great way to wish our friend Olga a happy birthday.

Becky said...

Girl, this is stunning! Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, Mary Anne! I love that color combo too! Thanks for the heads up on Olga's big day! Hugs...

Olga said...

Thank you very much!You are so clever!!!! your vaentine card is gorgeous!!!! I have poppies that pop up in the spring and I have never planted any. but I love them!!!!! My big package came yesterday and I played with it this morning, OMG! That rug did not look dirty! But it was hehehe, got yours yet>?

Payne Holler Cards said...

fav combo here too! love it - just "poppin" poppies"...LOL couldnt resist..toooo much coffee

Carol L said...

The colors are so vivid and brilliant on this beautiful card! It's just beautiful! HB to your friend Olga too! Enjoy the sunshine!!!

Betty Benton said...

What a fun way to tell Olga Happy Birthday! You are so creative!! And the card -- let's just say those poppies are THE MOST gorgeous things!!

Sue W said...

What a beautiful card Mary Anne.......love this colour scheme and your pretty colouring! Good luck with the challenge!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOOK AT YOU GO with such an awesome PHOTO! Ha - your card is great too, but I am more impressed by the photo--lol Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Wendy said...
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Wendy said...

Yea, I goofed up! LOL
I love your card Mary Anne! Those colors are just gorgeous along with your poppies! :)

redwasher1 said...

Oh I love this!! OUTSTANDING!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Kerrie said...

Such a gorgeous valentines card... I've tagged you.

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
This is just sooooo cute! I love those poppies and in red and black they are outstanding :) Love all the little hearts you added

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful card, love the glitter on the flowers!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Kym Weber said...

Wow! Stunning! Love the red and black combination! Gorgeous card!

Hugs,
~Kym~

Janice M said...

One of my favorite color combos, Love it!!

CraftieConnie said...

Gorgeous Valentine card! Mary Anne!