Friday, August 15, 2014

Sending Love...with Gerberas











Hi there everybody!  I hope you have had an awesome week.  It has certainly been a busy one around here, but I did want to share a card I made with Power Poppy's new stamp set Dynamic Duos: Glads and Gerberas for this week's challenge on the Power Poppy blog.  Are you going to be our next "Peep of the Week"?



This set has some super sweet sentiments with it and I just couldn't resist using the "Sending Love" sentiment!  Let me show you what I did.....




When I saw that sentiment, I thought it would be fun to have a "mail" theme with it....so, I made a postage stamp complete with the cancellation mark!  I used some really bright and cheery papers to go with these darling gerberas.  My image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on to white card stock, colored with Copics and then die cut out.  I used a little distress ink to sponge around the image and then stamped my sentiment, then the cancellation marks.  Next, I used my Krylon gold leafing pen to edge out the image panel and tied a little ribbon across the bottom.  Then, I backed the image with a die cut postage edge panel and popped it up with some dimensionals.  The rest of the card is a few layers of card stock and patterned papers with some stitching and a little scoring and sanding to add an edge detail.  




Those gerberas really make me smile!  Don't you think they are a happy flower?  :)  They definitely look like they are "Sending Love"!  :)  So, that is all for my card today but you have got to see what my oh so talented Bloom Brigade sisters have created for you viewing pleasure today.  Take a hop around, make sure you leave them a little blog love, and then come join us for this week's Friday challenge at Power Poppy.  The only requirement this week is to use a Power Poppy image.....how simple is that?!  I can't wait to see what you create!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you back here soon.  Until then, take care!  :)

Christine Okken     
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here
Leslie Miller  
Tosha Leyendekker

~Katie

Supplies:  Stamps-Power Poppy's Dynamic Duos: Glads and Gerberas, Papertrey Ink's Postmarks; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up!'s Going Gray, Ranger Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Antique Linen; Spellbinders- A2 Fancy Postage Edge, A2 Matting Basics B; Paper- SU!'s Naturals White, Flourishes Classic White and Color Made Easy Poppy Collection, Echo Park 6x6 paper pad "Summer Bliss"; Other-Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen, Wink of Stella Clear Brush pen, green polka dot ribbon and these Copic colors-R30, R32, R35, R37, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG91, E55, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y18, Y32, YR12, YR15, and YR18.

15 comments:

  1. Very nice card! Love the knotted ribbon and the beautiful coloring.

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  2. SQUEE!!! How bright and sunshiney is this!!! Love the postmark addition and the happy colours are just so cheerful - who wouldn't love to receive this in their mailbox!!

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  3. Awww.... how freakin' cute is that little postage mark with your sentiment! You think of every little detail girl! Another stunner of a card Katie! So happy and bright and all ready to put a smile on someone's face!

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  4. You smarty pants you...such a great idea to use the postage mark! This is full of pretty cheerfulness!

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  5. They are definitely a happy flower, and happy flowers call for happy papers and colors. This sure has all of the aforementioned! It's so cute that you made the image panel into a postage stamp with the cancellation mark and the edges. Dang! A clever treasure!!! You're the best!

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  6. Oh, yes, Katie, these daisies do make me smile! They are beautifully colored with vibrant colors, and I love your layout with the wonderful details that are a signature style for you! And what card is really ever complete without your Krylon pen?!? I love it, sweet friend, and thanks for sharing it! Someday I hope to start playing with this image! Hugs!

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  7. such lovely coloring of the flowers, they have that velvet look to them, great fun papers to go with them too!

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  8. Katie, what a joyful card in every way. I agree with what all these wonderful ladies have said - YOU THINK OF EVERY DETAIL!! Plus wonderful, inspired surprises on top of that! Everything you do is infused with creativity and love and your especially unique Katie-Sims-iness!!! YAY!

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  9. Katie, the amount of depth you achieve with your coloring never ceases to astound me!! What gorgeous coloring alone!! Then there's your color palette, sewing, stamped sentiment in the corner and frame...you are a paper crafting genius!!

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  10. Katie, this is beautiful. The faint postmark is a great touch, and you know I love all that fab distressing! ~Hugs!

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  11. Simply fabulous dahling! Love the postage theme. You're so smart. :-) I've got stamps right now that look a lot like this. Cool stitching too Peach. Sending big hugs! P.S. Hope you aren't working too hard.

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  12. Looking at this card just makes me happy! Love these gerber daisies!

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  13. An absolutely gorgeous card! I am so excited to have found your blog!

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  14. So cheerful! That dp is awesome with the daisies... This would make anyone smile from ear to ear sweet friend. your coloring is awesome!

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