Well hello there! I am so glad to see you back! I hope you have been enjoying Power Poppy's release thus far....I surely have loved making cards with these adorable images and today's is certainly no exception. Today's sneak peek set is called Short Stacks. This set speaks to my love of treasured memorabilia. There is not a room in our house that I don't have precious items from the past tucked here and there on bookshelves, coffee tables, chests, or any where else I can find a way to display all of those sweet memories. There is something so comforting about being surrounded by those cherished trinkets.....an old photo frame, antique bread bowls, glass candlestick holders, and one of my all time favorite things......serving trays and dishes. You would be surprised how much stuff I can group on a single tray.....lol! What some may think of as cluttered, I think of as warm and homey. I love the memories these items evoke and the feeling of family and love. And as added little bonus here.....I got a bit of a chuckle with the fabulous name for this set because we have been known to refer to our dear little dachshund as "Short Stack" from time to time.....lol. So why don't we have a peek at Short Stacks, the stamp set....shall we? :)
For my card, I chose to use the darling stack of a book, tiered plate, flowers, and coffee mug. There are a few "short stacks" in this set to choose from and I imagine when you get to hopping a little later you will see them all! :) I thought it would be fun to play with the "stack" concept and have my image on a stack so I started by stamping my image on my die cut card stock rectangle positioning it where I could tuck in some card stock layers. I colored my image with Copics, sponged on some ink and then ran my image panel through my Grand Calibur with a linen impression plate from Papertrey Ink. Next, I used a blade and cut around the bottom outline of my image to allow my card stock strip to slip underneath it. I layered a couple more card stock strips and some stitching...my papers are from Echo Parks' adorable 6x6 paper pad "Fine and Dandy" by Lori Whitlock. To give my image a little more detail, I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the water glass and the lenses of the glasses and added pearls and a gem to the flower centers. A few swipes with my Atyou Spica clear glitter pen gave some sparkle and a little polka dot bow seemed to fit right in here. All that was left was to layer the image panel with some blue paper and then adhere the whole thing to a white card stock base.
I just love the detail that Marcella put in to these sweet collections. Each one is sure to steal your heart and the sentiments are pretty special too!
Now this just makes me want to curl up with an afghan, a cup of coffee and the best book ever....what about you? Oh, let me not forget.....our own little "Short Stack" is sure to be curled up by my side too! Speaking of....here is a photo (from a few years ago) of our little guy, Baxter, aka Bax Man, Baxie, Short Stack, and an assortment of other silly names. He has some distinguished looking gray on his face and he moves a little slower now, but he is still our sweet boy....
So, how about those short stacks, hmm? Are you itching to make this stamp set your own and get to coloring up these precious images? Well, you won't have to wait long, because the entire release will be available on February 1st! I hope you found a little inspiration here today, but please make sure you check out what my incredibly talented Bloom Brigade sisters have created for you....you know it will be out of this world gorgeous, right? Make sure you leave them a little love while you are there and then get ready for Day 4 of Marcella's fabulous release. Hope you'll be able to pop back by tomorrow....until then, take care! :)
Katie Sims <------You are here