Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Remembrance Poppy x

 Hello lovelies

I do hope you are all well and staying safe?? It's hard to think we're back in a mini lockdown but with the way numbers are going it was inevitable!! With lots being cancelled and closed again I wanted to share a wee project with you that you can make too. So here is my Remembrance Poppy


My mum had asked if it was possible to create something to pop at her window to show here support and of course I said yes!! I made 3 to begin with and then my aunt asked if I might have a template so she could make one and now I created another after deleting the first


Below is a picture Step by Step and then the PDF or SVG file to help you make you're own I just ask that you would think to giving too the British Legion Poppy Appeal as this year especially they need all the help they can get
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What you need to get started -
  • Red, Black and Green card
  • Black Distress Ink, Green Distress Ink
  • Spritz bottle with Water
  • Circle of Green card
  • Glossy Accents
  • Small bowl
  • Ball Tool
  • Hot Glue
  • Twine
Remembrance Poppy


Print out the Template and use to cut out 2 Poppy Petal shapes from Red Card, the Centres from Black card and Leaves from green card


Add Black Distress ink to the centre of the petal and come up about 1/3. Repeat on both sides and on the second petal


Ink the edge of the leaves. Leave the ink to dry for at least 30 mins or use a heat tool


Once the ink is dry spritz with water on both sides. Don't make to damp just enough to make the card more pliable 


Scrunch up the petal tightly and leave to the side


Repeat with the 2nd petal, leaves and centres. Sit aside for 10/15mins


Cut out a circle shape about an inch and use a ball tool to make a dome shape. Add some dabs of glue to any folded layers to hold in place


Ink the edges of the dome with Black and green then add foam pads built up to the inside



Cover the surface with Glossy Accents and set aside to dry


Carefully unfold the petals. They might rip but that's ok as you can glue it back together. Scrunch a little more to shape the edges but keep it open


Put the petals in a small bowl and allow it to 'cup' slightly. The middle should be inside almost flat with the petals coming up then curling back 


Unfold the rest of the Poppy pieces and add the 2nd petal to the bowl. Set aside to dry fully or use a heat tool to speed it up


Once dry glue the two petals on top of each other in an 'X' shape. Try and keep the 'cupped' shape by added hope glue to hold the petals in place



Add the Centres, the largest one first then the domed piece. Squash the pieces around the dome


Touch up the leaves with more link to make the texture stand out


then glue them onto the back of the Poppy


Finish with some twine to hang the Poppy and cover with a scrap of card


And that's you finished!
Sorry its Picture heavy but I find sometimes it can be easier too see then just describe!

Please if you can donate as every penny goes to helping support the Forces and their families especially when they need it most! find the link below




Remember if you make one, pop it in the window to show your support!

I hope you enjoyed this wee tutorial for the Poppy and you can find the link to the files below!
Stay safe and take care
Hugs Mel x


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