Poppies do come in a range of 'varieties' in different sizes and colours but I am using the die set to show you how to make a standard, but well known and loved red Poppy....a type closely associated to the remembrance of soldiers who have lost lives since World War 1.
learn how to make this poppy in the tutorial below
It's not an exact replica of a typical Flanders Poppy because I have used a bit of artistic licence on the number of petals used - the size of the petals dies supplied in the kit gives you the choice and ability to create a flower to your choice and in this case I felt that using three smaller petals in the centre was visually more appealing. However, once you follow the tutorial and learn how to shape the pieces and form the centre...you can then set about making your own poppy, and you can use as many petals as you want.
TOOLS REQUIRED - Spellbinders Die D-Lites Create A Flower 'POPPY' die set (S2-127), Die cutting machine and plates of your choice, Scissors, Tweezers and Ball end embossing tools (in various sizes), Plain cardstock in Red, Green, Black and Yellow, Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Black Soot and Festive Berries (Please note - the shade of red ink you will need depends on the shade of red card stock you use) plus blender pads, Letraset PROMARKER Alcohol Ink pens in Poppy and Black (again the shades you use depend on the card and alcohol ink pens you have), and some good tacky paper glue (I use Anitas Tacky Glue with a fine point application nozzle)
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial...keep popping by for more soon!
XXX Ange XXX