Well hello there....long time no see, right? How have you been? Things are going well here and today is pretty exciting because the new Power Poppy Power & Spark Challenge is starting today! Woo Hoo! I have really enjoyed these monthly challenges and today's is sure to be a hit....it's hosted by that super sweet CAS Queen Stacy Morgan and if you love to fussy cut, then you are in for real treat. You can check out all of the details here. For today's card I thought I would take a simpler approach with minimal layering so the fussy cut bloom would truly be the star....so let me show you what I created.
As you can see, this card is a little less like my normal "lots of layers" approach. I stamped my single Camellia bloom image from the Simply Camellias stamp set twice using Memento's Tuxedo Black ink, once on pink patterned paper and once on green patterned paper. I fussy cut the the pink paper Camellia and included the leaves and then cut the stamped leaves out of the green paper and glued them directly to my pink paper stamped image. Next, I took a few Copics in pinks and greens and gave the image some depth.....nothing fancy, just a few quick brushes of color here and there to give the image more dimension. Next, I took an ivory card stock panel, ran it through my Grand Calibur with a Stampin' Up! embossing folder to give me a little decorative oval, and then stamped my sentiment from the Sunny Harvest stamp set. Some stitching came next, adding a simple border and then a zig zag stitch to adhere the red gingham paper. I adhered my fussy cut bloom with some Scor Tape and then added a button with hemp cord to balance it out a bit. I felt like it needed a little something else so I took some more of the pink patterned paper a little larger than my image panel and adhered it off set so the upper left corner had a bit of pink. I added some Chamomile distress ink from Papertrey Ink around the card panel, gave my bloom some shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear pen and adhered everything to an ivory card stock base. This card is dainty, measuring in at 3 5/8" x 4 5/8".
I just love that single Camellia bloom....it reminds me of the Camellias around our house. Since the image was stamped on patterned paper, the coloring was minimal so this card came together pretty quickly. I love the sweet embossed oval (can you believe I have had this embossing folder for quite a while, yet this is the first time I have used it?). Well, that is pretty much all for my card, but some of my Bloomie team mates have created some true jewels for your inspiration so be sure to check them out....and don't forget to check out May's Power & Spark Challenge! We would love for you to come play along with us! Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit and until next time, take care! :)
Katie Sims <------You are here
Supplies not listed above: Paper- Classic Ivory card stock from Flourishes, pink and green patterned papers from Simple Stories' "Vintage Bliss" 6x6 paper pad, red gingham paper from scrap box; Embossing folder-Stampin' Up!'s Textured Impressions Designer Frames; button and hemp cord from stash; and these Copic colors: R30, R32, R35, R37, G43, and G46.