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Wed 21

Just Saying Hello.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, my favourite flowers are Poppies! red or any colour, love the delicate petals on these flowers..I have tried to capture this on these petals..using Poppystamps "Blooming Poppy die"


Hope you do not think these Poppies  look messy!! lol.. to me that`s  how our Poppies  look in the UK..

I normally use a crepe paper. you have to be careful as this is not colour fast with water..

OK this is the product I have used..had in my stash for years..Good old Coffee Filters!!! bet your thinking I`ve gone mad!!!  here is how..


Leave the coffee filters as they are double, ink with a blending tool, I used distress "fired brick"  ink both side.

Spray with plenty of water and dry with a heat tool.. Next cut out just the petals from Poppystamps. Blooming Poppy die.

This is how I add shape.. moulding mat and ball tool..I separated the two of each from the coffee filter..top are ones as they have been cut..bottom petals have been shaped, it is a strong paper even when wet..


 One set of petals on the left..right side flower made ..I dipped just the  centre of the petal in the glue.. adhered as shown..before you add the last bottom petal, glue the black stamen in.

I also added some glossy accents to the back, gave more stability to the flower.

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 Close up of Blooming Poppies on dark green stems.. Gental Leaf Collage for the background, shaded with distress ink Tumbled Glass, dot of green are from Poppystamps New "Studio Blotter" CL449 clear stamps, infilled with "Heart Screen" die cuts.

Just Saying from "Sentiment Of Hello" CL451 stamps with "Little Luxe Hello" die cut in white card shadowed with green card.


Hope you like my take on Poppy flowers..

Thank you for stopping by Pam x..

Pam Floral Signature copy





Love how you created the poppies so effective and a lovely way to say hello thanks for sharing.

C'est une très belle création !

Beautiful card. Love how you created the poppies.

SUPERBE! Belle création!

Thanks for sharing. Lovely card.

So clever to use the coffee filters and what a fabulous effect. They really do look so realist and your card is so very beautiful x

Very clever...definitely will give this a try. Always love seeing your creations.

What a beautiful card, love the dies you used, thanks for sharing this with us!!!!

This is a beautiful layout Pam and the poppies are magnificent. Who would ever have thought to use coffee filters.

Beautiful Card!

Beautiful card I'm going to try this technique today

Hi Pam, I love everything you have used on this card, your poppies are magnificent, who would have thought to use coffee filters, genius. Absolutely gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Beautiful card! Pam, your Poppies look very realistic. We have these type of Poppies in Canada too, I think of them as Flanders poppies. I use coffee filters too to make flowers, they can also be embossed with and embossing folder. I like the cone filters because they are thicker and I also use basket filters because they are thinner. They both will take wet colour beautifully.
Thank you for sharing this inspiring card today.
Jacquelene L

This is really a beautiful card!

This is stunning!! The flowers look amazing!! I love the design and the colors!!

Beautiful poppies Pam - I have those filters in my stash too, along w/ everything else!

Your work is always exquisite , thanks for the coffee filters technique

Beautiful card.

Magnifique, cela fait longtemps que je n'ai plus fait de fleur en filtre à café ! votre réalisation est merveilleuse

They look fabulous and such a great idea to use the coffee filters!!

Gorgeous card Pam...love those hand made flowers

Beautiful and original!

Just Stunning Pam! You know I am nuts for Poppies. Ive done this with tissue but never thought about coffee filters! Thanks for the new technique!

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