Hi there everybody and welcome back! Have you enjoyed all of the Power Poppy festivities this week? Boy, that Marcella really has outdone herself....yet again! Guess what? All of these new stamp sets will be available today in the Power Poppy store! That's right...you can go make these sets your own today! But before you do, the Bloom Brigade gathered for one last hop to preview the sets again....so let me show you my card before you jet outta here, k? :)
I just had to use the large magnolia image from the Planning for Magnolias set....isn't she gorgeous? I've said it many a time, but it bears repeating....that Marcella really knows her way around a bloom, doesn't she?! There are sooo many varieties of magnolias...here in Georgia, they are everywhere! In the spring, the tulip shaped magnolias really steal the show. There is one tree that I make a point of driving by each season to see because it is so spectacular....and huge! Here is a picture I took this past spring with my cell phone.....WOW, right? :) Oops, gotta little distracted there from my card, but I just had to show you this tree because she was the inspiration for how I colored up the blooms.
So, I stamped the image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink onto white card stock and colored it with Copics. Next, I fussy cut it out.....it took a wee little bit to do that, but I love how it looks on the card. The card base is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I layered an embossed panel from a Stampin' Up! embossing folder. Next, I used some new dies from My Favorite Things for the sentiment panel. I stamped my sentiment from Happy Crabapple set with Smokey Shadow ink from Papertrey Ink. The cross stitch edged die cut panel was antiqued by sponging on some PTI Chamomile ink and then I shaded it by sponging on Ranger Distress Inks in Weathered Wood and Milled Lavender. I added an additional white panel edged with my Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen between my sentiment panel and the scallop edged panel. I sponged on some additional Chamomile ink onto all of my layers and then assembled them. To adhere my fussy cut magnolias, I used Collal, which is amazing when you want to pop up your fussy cut items and give them some added dimension. I kind of rounded some of the blooms around my finger before I adhered it down and the Collal keeps it in the shape that I molded it to.....pretty neat, huh? Yep, I love that stuff! :)
For the final bit of sparkle, I used my Atyou Spica clear glitter pen and my Wink of Stella Clear brush pen.....I don't think I was able to capture the sparkle in my photos, but it is there, I promise! :) I do want to mention that this may be my first card where there is not a trace of a button, or stitching from my machine, or ribbon....hmmm, eerie, huh? I can't quite believe it either. So there it is, my little card for the last hop of February's release. I can tell you that my Bloomie sisters have been up to their usual brilliant card designing, so make sure you check out all of the gorgeousness that they have to share with you....and leave them a little blog love while you're there. Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you'll pop in again soon, and until then....take care! :)
Katie Sims <------You are here
and Marcella Hawley