Hi there and a Happy Tuesday to you! Welcome back for Day 3 of Power Poppy's August Release! Have you been enjoying the new sets so far? That Marcella really knows how to make a stamper happy, doesn't she? I have been plum giddy working with these new sets and I was ecstatic to see these beautiful images come back in photopolymer.....so let's take a peek now, shall we?
Dynamic Duos: Glads and Gerberas.....sigh.....and with some really darling new sentiments to add to your collection! Here is what I created with this beautiful new set....
Ok, so my idea was to try to make something that resembled a dainty, old fashioned handkerchief... but does anyone else see a cocktail napkin instead? Oh well, I will have to revisit that card idea later, but for now whether you see a hanky or a napkin, let me share with you what I did. My image was stamped with Memento's Tuxedo Black on some white card stock and I colored these lovely blooms with my Copics. I die cut my image, added a little sponged ink and then for some cloth texture I ran it through my Grand Calibur with a texture plate. Then, I pulled out my long lost but not forgotten friend, my Krylon 18KT Gold leafing pen and leafed the border of my image. Next I built up a square card with layers of card stock and patterned paper and oriented everything to the bottom left corner. I sponged Antique Linen ink on my papers for a little age and then did some stitching on the machine. I punched a tiny scallop border for the bottom of the card, wrapped it around and added my ribbon. Here is a little tidbit for you.....I LOVE taffeta ribbon, it makes the prettiest bows and I find I can shape them easier but most of the ones I find are wired. Well, don't let that stop you, just pull out the wires and tie your ribbon as usual!
I used this super sweet sentiment that comes with the set to make a little banner....it's just a strip of card stock trimmed on the bottom with pinking shears. I stitched it on and then attached my assembled layers on a square card base and that was that. OH, well I did use my Wink of Stella Clear Brush pen to add some shimmer to the blooms but I can never seem to get that detail to show in my photos....but it's there, I promise! That is all for my card today but make sure you check out what the rest of my uber talented Bloom Brigade team mates have created for you today, and don't forget to leave them a little blog love while you're there. Can you believe we are only half way through the release? Still plenty more beautiful images coming so stay tuned. Thank you for stopping by today and I am so "Glad" to know you, too! Until next time, take care! :)
Katie Sims <------You are here