Always Remember Peaceful Moments Poppies Sympathy Card

by Joanne James28. April 2020 08:00

Today I'm sharing my second card using the sketch over at Fusion, this time fully embracing the inspiration photo too:


You can see my previous post here that featured primarily the sketch; I loved that inspiration photo too, which the team chose to commemorate Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand, which was last week on 25th April. I wanted to create a sympathy card using reds and yellows and the silhouette idea  - this is what I came up with:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Poppy Moments - Just as with the previous card I made for this challenge, I used a diecut poppy, this time a couple of them, as the focal point for my card. I just love those Poppy Moments Dies - they make such fabulous bold statements on projects. I stuck with the remembrance theme and this time used a combination of sentiments for my sympathy card, with a simple 'always remember' on the front and then finished the inside like this:


A Background Cheat - I loved the idea of the sun behind the poppies in the inspiration photo and wanted to retain these colours and the silhouette idea on my card. I considered brayering and pigment sprinkles, but as you know I have something of a love-hate relationship with these (mostly the latter!) but then it dawned on me - a cheat! I could create an easy artsy background with the Sprinkles effect by using some of the See A Silhouette designer series paper - so much more me! And I love the finished effect - and no mess either, win-win! 

Poppy Silhouettes - I don't have a soldier image, but decided with my bold red accent poppies and my colourful background, I could use one of my Painted Poppies stamps to create some silhouetted poppies. I simply stamped them directly onto my DSP and coloured the poppy petals in with my dark Basic Black Stampin' Blends marker. They look a little grey in the photo, but do look a little darker in real life.  

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I really like the way this card came together and it seems quite fitting to share it today, given that here in the UK we are observing a  minute silence at 11am in remembrance of the keyworker staff who have lost their lives during the Corona Virus pandemic. So for the doctors, nurses, bus drivers and many more - this is for you. #minutesilence

As forecast, it's wet with a constant drizzle here today, so indoor jobs it is! I am finishing up some class prep today for next week's online 'Beautiful Friendship' class (full details here if you would like to join) getting on with some cleaning and ironing, trying to not disturb the Juniors as they plough diligently on with distance learning. Enjoy your day and I'll be back later with another card for you. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (4) -

Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
4/29/2020 6:03:59 AM #

Wow, this is a gorgeous take on both the sketch and inspiration photo Joanne!  The poppy dies are indeed spectacular against the dsp background and the stamped poppies carry on the look of a field of them behind the die cuts.  Love this stunning and heartfelt card in remembrance and sympathy!

Michelle Lupton
Michelle LuptonAustralia
4/29/2020 9:10:05 AM #

Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fusion Smile

VickyUnited Kingdom
4/30/2020 7:20:11 PM #

That's a brilliant background for your poppies and I'm with you - if it's quick and there's no mess, it'll do me nicely! Good for you doing online classes. Hope the distance learning is going ok. My youngest son's uni is doing online lectures now too. Vicky x

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
5/1/2020 10:34:37 PM #

Spectacular! I was reading along to see what super technique you'd used for that background. I even considered that you'd broken out the dreaded Sprinkles .... what a great solution. I've overlooked that DSP for sure.

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