I created this card as a sample for yesterday’s tutorial on SCS : Faux Barn Board. Sharon Field wrote the tutorial and at first told me she couldn’t shoot the video because she didn’t have the right equipment. I shot the video after asking her a few questions and when she replied she told me she could shoot the video with the help of a friend. Since mine was already done, I thought I can share it here. Make sure to check her video, too. She is way better at this technique then I am.


Since I thought Barn board sounded country, I worked my whole card around that idea. I stamped Poppies from Crafty Secrets new Poppy set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on X-Press It Blending card and colored them with Copic Markers (Poppies: R32, R35, R39, N5, N7 and a touch of E97 Leaves and stem: YG11, YG63, YG67 Glow: 1/5th YR31, 4/5 blending solution). The image was cut down to a 3 3/8″ x 4 1/4″, the edges were distressed and it was adhered to a 1/4″ bigger piece of Early Espresso Cardstock (SU), that had it’s edges distressed as well. The top right edge of each of the two layers was rolled, then the rest of the edge of the layer was paper pierced.


The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Early Espresso cardstock folded in half. A 5 1/4″ Whisper White square had it’s edges colored with YR31 and distressed. Next I sanded the edges of a 5″ square of Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather paper and sponged the edges with Antique Linen distress ink.  The paper layer was stitched to the white cardstock before both were adhered to the card base.

The Faux Barn Board sample measures 3 3/8″ in length. The edges were distressed and it was stitched to a 1/4″ bigger piece of Early Espresso, which edges were distressed as well. Two Antique Brads (Stampin’ Up!) were added to the upper edge. A bow tied out of May Arts Gingham ribbon was topped with a bigger antique brad and adhered to the lower edge to finish off the card.

Here is my video for this technique:

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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 P.S.: Did you notice that I didn’t use one Spellbinders die for this card? It almost never happens because I LOVE them!


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

18 Responses to “Crafty Poppies – Country Style”

  1. Another fun video – Beate! Thanks for sharing with us. Your card is beautiful, as always!!! Even without the use of Spellbinders!

  2. Fun technique!!! I’m going to have to give this a try! And of course thanks to those back to school sales I have an extra bottle of elmers sitting right here!

  3. Gorgeous card Beate! Those poppies sure do “pop”! What a gorgeous technique, I am off to buy some various distressing ink! Thanks for enabling 🙂

  4. The is a great technique and no SB dies, Amazing! You always make it look so easy. Thank you for taking the time to do the videos. They are so helpful for the visual learners.
    God bless!

  5. I love this. Even with that technique, LOL. It’s gorgeous.

  6. Fantastic colouring as always! I can’t get over the quality of your work: just superb. Do you ever make an ugly card, LOL. Have to check out the video now and all the other cards that you uploaded. You’ve been busy!!!

  7. So pretty! The flowers just pop off the card.

  8. Great tutorial! I love the finished card.

  9. Those poppies are just stunning Beate!! What a gorgeous card!! WOW!

  10. You did a wonderful job with the technique. And your coloring on those poppies is stunning!

  11. Beate, this is just beautiful! Love this technique and I must try it soon! A friend asked me where I learn all these cool techniques and I gave her your blog url so she can also visit! That Poppy stamp is amazing! I just keep looking at the lovely job you did with coloring! The Poppy reminds me of my Mother, she always grew them! Lovely!

  12. Beautiful card! Love the colours, the layout, the ribbon and the distressing – everything! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Very pretty. Love the colors of the poppies. Love your video’s

  14. this is gorgeous, Beate! beautiful colors and design. LOVE it! off to check out the video! =) have a wonderful weekend!

  15. Well, you may not have used a nestie, but you have still kept it interesting with that pierced edge and curled corner! LOVE the poppies, they are one of my favorite flowers and yours are gorgeous!!!

  16. Ja liebe Beate es ist in der Tat sehr ungewöhnlich, dass Du keine Spellis verwendet hast, aber Deine Karte ist trotzdem traumhaft schön geworden, Deine Mohnkarte ist ein Gedicht.

    Liebe Grüße
    von Anke

  17. STUNNING card, as always!!

  18. Wow! Absolutely STUNNING card!! I love the different stitching you used – such a simple, but great affect!

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