Hello everyone! Happy Friday! I drew the flower pod in our Flower Circles Stamp Set with a poppy pod in mind. It makes me smile every time I see it in use. This week's Five for Friday, I'm sharing some love for poppy pods.

Five for Friday

For a rustic wedding

[caption id="attachment_11256" align="aligncenter" width="433"]poppy-pods-rustic Source: JL Designs[/caption]

Fresh with coral

[caption id="attachment_11255" align="aligncenter" width="383"]poppy-pods-coral Source: Au Courant[/caption]

Simple & Elegant

[caption id="attachment_11258" align="aligncenter" width="400"]poppy-pod-for-the-groom Source: Devlin Photos[/caption]

Dried & Dyed

[caption id="attachment_11257" align="aligncenter" width="570"]poppy-pods-dried-dye-yellow Source: EcoLecticEvents on Etsy[/caption]

In Print

[caption id="attachment_11254" align="aligncenter" width="466"]poppy-pods-painting Source: unitedthread on Etsy (by Michelle Morin)[/caption] I like how Michelle describes the poppy pods: they are "like little jewels of the garden".

Poppy Pod Bouquet Card

I was so inspired by the poppy pod bouquet photo that I made this card: [caption id="attachment_11270" align="aligncenter" width="600"]wfc-poppy-pod-bouquet-card Poppy Pods: Flower Circles Stamp Set
"Love You": Notions Stamp Set
Sentiment Diecut Surface – Tag Die – Scallop Add-on.[/caption]

How-tos

Here is how to create this look: 1. Stamp 5 pods on some scrap piece of white cardstock, using Peeled Paint distress ink. wfc-poppy-pod-bouquet-card-step-1 2. Cut-out closely following the stamp. Don't worry if you have white edges, the inking will cover them all up. Color the bottom half with Evergreen Bough distress ink.wfc-poppy-pod-bouquet-card-step-2 3. Color the top portion with Peacock Feathers distress ink. Blend together. Add more color if needed. wfc-poppy-pod-bouquet-card-step-3 4. Cut thin stripes of white cardstock (about 1/8") and color as shown below for the stems. wfc-poppy-pod-bouquet-card-step-4 5. Adhere to card with foam adhesive for dimension. wfc-poppy-pod-bouquet-card-closeup Easy, right? I don't use my distress inks often but every time I use them, I am impressed with the results :) I had a lot of fun making this card!

A Heads-up

June 28th, Tomorrow Joni will share some fun ways to use our Surface Tag Dies. June 30, Monday Remember to checkout Lorena's Blog! There will be another GIVEAWAY! July 2nd, Wednesday All products will be back in stock! July 5th, Saturday Waffle Flower Design Team Blog Hop!  

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