Sending Big Hugs

Hi readers! Happy Sunday, and welcome to another creative uses post with the fantastic Debby Hughes! Her creative genius never ceases to amaze! Read on to see what she used to make this lovely card below.



Hello, Debby here with a look at stretching your supplies just that little bit further; this card takes one die and turns it into something completely different! The STAMPtember release had a bundle of fabulous dies and I thought the Tattered Poppy set had a lot of different options than the one intended. You can see a gorgeous example of the Tattered Poppy dies in a card Nichol Magouirk used for the STAMPtember blog hop – so pretty with its rich red colours.


However, one of the poppy petals reminded me of a butterfly in flight with the poppy stamens as antennae and some of the other petals looked like ginkgo leaves. I die cut the flower twice from Canson watercolor card and reached for my watercolors. Cutting the die twice made sure I had enough ‘leaves’ to create a simple ginkgo stem. I love this patchy watercolor style at the moment with areas of white left to show through for highlights.


I also loosely watercolored a panel of Canson card as the background and splattered spare paint and a solution of Perfect Pearls to give it a dreamy bokeh look. The sentiment is from the Big Scripty Greetings set stamped in Versamark and Silver heat embossed. All I added as an accent were a couple of sequins from the Little Things by Lucy’s Cards range.

Thanks for joining me today and perhaps you can take a second look at your new supplies for alternative uses?


Thanks for reading, and thanks to Debby for this gorgeous project!!


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  1. Debby’s card is absolutely gorgeous! I love her choices of colors and the details on the flower and butterfly. Sequins give it a nice finish. THANKS for the inspiration!

  2. Debby Hughes is nothing short of amazing!! Her soft color palette is always joyful and pleasing. I adore this card!!

  3. Those colors are gorgeous. It is such a pretty card. How creative to see that you could use the poppy set to make it.

  4. Beautiful watercolor background and versatile use of dies already in your collection. Thanks for giving us a different view and a beautiful card.

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