Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Poppy Birthday

Here’s a simple birthday card for Verve’s current Diva Dare to incorporate a tag on your project. I made a tag the focal image on this birthday card using Verve's new Poppy Birthday set.

The tag was die cut from white cardstock using a pierced tag die. I stamped the poppy trio image on the tag in black ink and heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder. I did the heat embossing so I could watercolor the image using distress markers and a water brush. After doing the coloring, I realize I probably should have cut the tag from watercolor paper instead . . .

Anyway, the tag is topped with a piece of knotted red grosgrain ribbon rescued from my scrap pile. I stamped the set’s “happy birthday” sentiment on a narrow red cardstock strip and adhered it to the tag just beneath the poppies. The finished tag is adhered to a piece of patterned paper on top of a piece of white paper doily. The doily scrap was lying on my table from another project and it seemed to work nicely here. I set the patterned paper panel on top of a Crushed Curry card base—not a color I use a lot, but it ended up being a good match for the patterned paper.

Materials Used:
Poppy Birthday stamp set (Verve Stamps); Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko); Barn Door, Fired Brick, and Forest Moss distress markers (Ranger); Crushed Curry, Real Red, and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Serendipity 6x6 paper pad (Basic Grey); clear embossing powder, red grosgrain ribbon (Michaels); white paper doily


  1. Fabulous !! I love tags on cards!! :))
    Don't you just love those pierced MFT tags...!! I used mine the day they came, too !! Awesome!

  2. Oh how I love those poppies :) Loving all that yellow too. Thanks for joining us for this month's Diva Dare!

  3. Oh, this is just so soft and pretty, Lori! Just gorgeous!

  4. Love the curry DP, what an exquisite way to showcase the sharp red poppies! Lovely card!


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