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Purple Poppies Happy Birthday

I love layering flowers. My favorites are from Honey Bee Stamps, but recently I saw Tina Smith using this beautiful poppy die from PaperTrey Ink. It is a smaller poppy flower than some of my other dies and I decided to give it a try. It is very easy to assemble and as you can see you have beautiful flowers when done.

Poppies come in a variety of colors. There are even purple ones. I used the layers for many purple flowers from Gina K. Designs Lovely Lavender cardstock. Shading and shadows were added to the edges of the petals, along with the veins with a darker purple ink. The veins were enhanced with Copic Markers.

For this card I used a large and small flower, along with three buds. A scalloped rectangle was cut from white cardstock and dry embossed with the Stampin' Up Subtle Embossing Folder. A quarter sheet of purple cardstock was cut and the edges were ink blended with the same ink as that used on the flowers.

The scalloped rectangle was adhered to the purple quarter sheet with dotliner adhesive and then adhered to a top folding cardbase with the same adhesive.

Low loft foam tape was added to the back of the flowers and the stems, leaves, and buds were adhered in place with liquid glue.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. A sentiment label die was used to cut it out. It was adhered in place with a combination of liquid glue and foam tape.

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