Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Congratulations Poppy Flowers - Alexandra Renke

Alexaandra Renke is a company that's been on my radar for a while now, but it's a German company and they've had very limited distribution in the US.  That's why I was so excited to see them showing at Creativation in January, AND that Ellen Hutson decided to start carrying them.

I've been waiting patiently for them to show up at Ellen, and as soon as they did, I placed an order.  I had limited funds, so I opted for this Poppy Flowers set since you get several dies in the set, so a little more bang for your buck.

When I first picked them up, I planned to make a lovely, light, delicate card, but when I pulled them out to play we veered into the bold and graphic.  You'll definitely see the other card another time, but for today, this is what you get.

For this card, I die cut two of the flowers from white cardstock.  I also die cut just the petal portion of the flowers from some mixed media paper that I had painted with Dylusion Ink Sprays in order to get the pieces to inlay.

Finally, the flowers were die cut from a piece of black cardstock which was then adhered to the some black and white striped patterned paper.  Finally, I inlaid the white outline and red petal pieces.

I went with a very simple sentiment from Altenew's Magnolias for Her stamp set.

That's all for me today.  Hope your week is going well!

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  1. Love this poppy die and the color combo you chose! I went to check out her products at Ellen Hutson and am smitten with most everything!

  2. I LOVE poppies--all types. This reminds me of our trips to France's WWI sites. I like your bold color scheme...