Hi there! How have you been? You may have noticed, I took a little blogging hiatus for a bit to try to get some things done around the house but I'm back today with a card to share with you and a little news! Power Poppy is hosting a wonderful challenge that I think you are going to love! Not only do you get a chance to win a prize but you could be featured as a "Peep of the Week"!
So for my card today, I used one of Power Poppy's digital images Tulips. I could have used the stamp version, but I wanted some big ol' tulips on this big ol' 4 1/8" x 6 1/8" card, so here they are in all their big ol' glory....
This card is pretty simple in design...just a few die cuts and some patterned papers. My card base is dark brown card stock. I then layered my patterned papers on another layer of dark brown card stock with a little cream craft ink sponged on to give it a nice finished edge. I loved how one of the papers had a pretty flourish corner detail and I wanted to incorporate that in my card so I worked it in the upper right corner and then added some green stripe paper for the bottom half. Some of the edges are stitched on the machine. I used two ribbons on this card, a burlap ribbon and some cream grosgrain and layered them. Next, I printed my image and sentiment on the computer, and die cut them out. I colored my tulips with Copics and layered it with some more dark brown card stock. For my sentiment (which is included with the tulip image), I die cut it out, sponged on some of Ranger's Distress ink in Peeled Paint then layered with more dark brown card stock. I backed my image panel with a die cut tag from Spellbinders that I cut in half to put at the top and bottom then cut the prongs off a pretty antique metal brad and attached it with some foam dimensionals. I was aiming for it to look like an art print mounted with a neat bracket....what do you think?
I finished it out by adding a little sparkle with my Atyou Spica Clear glitter pen, although I could not get it to show up in the photos...so just imagine you see a little sparkle on the stamens of the tulip, k? Well, that is all for my card today but there is more for you to see. Make sure you check out all of the awesomeness that my Bloom Brigade sisters have created for you....I am sure you will be inspired. After you check out all of the blog posts, get busy making your own creation for our challenge this week...who knows....you could be the very first "Peep of the Week" and a stamp winner to boot! So get busy and link up your beautiful creation...we can't wait to see! Thanks so much for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing you again soon and like the card...wishing you many blessings and immeasurable joy! Until then, take care. :)
Katie Sims <------You are here
Supplies: Tulip image and sentiment from Power Poppy's Tulip Digital Image set; Papers-white, dark brown, and craft card stocks, patterned papers from My Mind's Eye; Inks-Ranger Distress inks in Peeled Paint and Antique Linen, Very Vanilla craft ink from SU!, Copics, Atyou Spica Clear Glitter pen; Dies-Spellbinders dies in Labels Eighteen, Card Creator 5x7 Matting Basics A and B, A2 Matting Basics A, and Fancy Framed Tags Two; Other-Cream Grosgrain ribbon from Michael's, burlap ribbon from SU!, metal brad, foam dimensionals, sewing machine, and these copic colors: E40, E41, E43, YG00, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, Y26, B0000, B000, B00, B01, and G29.