Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Simple Poppy Flowers and video tutorial

Hello!!  I really hope you are all well and staying safe.  I've had a week and a half transitioning from office based working to home based and let me tell you, working from home is not all it's cracked up to be.  BUT!  I'm so very grateful that I can work from home, being on the NHS vulnerable list is not very fun!  Okay, so enough whinging and on to my blog post, short and sweet it is.

Whimsy Stamps have a March Special Release and this Poppy Flower Die Set and Lattice A2 Die is part of the release.  

I managed to squeeze in some time ....  after 2 years of no video making ....  and filmed a quick video to show just how quick and easy it is to make these paper flowers.  I used 160gsm (60lb)paper for the blue poppies, and 300gsm (110lb) card for the red poppies.  I did try and film the tutorial with the red card but the lighting and the video were not having a bit of it.  After umpteen attempts I went with the blue.  You'll see how much more life-like and crinkled the red flowers are, that's down to using the thicker card so do experiment with scraps, you'll get a different result with different card/paper thicknesses as you can see from the two pictures below (click to enlarge)


I used the Lattice die as the background for both cards, and adhered 3 die cuts together to give more depth to the background and finished off both cards with a sentiment from the Adopt don't Shop Dogs clear stamp set and Nuvo drops in black.

That's it from me today.  Please stay safe and keep your distance!


  1. Stunning cards Stay safe Ginny ♥
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  2. Fantastic tutorial Bev. I really thought those were foam flowers at first, so fun to see that you can make them as nicely in paper too. Beautiful!

  3. Beautiful cards and I loved the tutorial, Thank you so much Bev...xxx <3

  4. Stunning creations Bev and so fun to see you creating the Himalayan Poppy! I was quite mesmerised! Love the way they look over that new lattice die. Gorgeous cards hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  5. Be still my heart, these are absolutely stunning! Honest to goodness, I gasped over the dark crimson red poppies. They're as sublimely lovely as the real deal.

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  6. Hi Bev. What did you use for the center of the red poppies and where can I get them Thanks


    1. I used a strip of black paper that I cut in to to make a fringe, this was wrapped and glued around a black berry

    2. thanks so much for responding

  7. Really like the embossed chipboard design.


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