Hi there and Happy Friday to you! Hope all has been well with you. I have a quick post for today's Power Poppy Friday....this card features the stamp set Go Wild for the image and also the stamp set Geraniums Take Two for the sentiment. There's a story about what inspired me to use this image for today's card. We just recently started participating in a local farm's CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. Each week we get to pick up an assortment of organic produce...we are already enjoying our bounty and this week one of the offerings was organic strawberries...they are so pretty and petite and they actually reminded me of this image with its wee berries in the arrangement....so there you have it....it was completely inspired by my love of strawberries....:)
I stamped the image and sentiment on to Papertrey Ink's Rustic White card stock using Memento's Tuxedo Black ink. I die cut the image using a Spellbinders' Classic Circle Large die set circle using the "Out of the Box" technique to allow that little rosebud and leaf to extend past the edge. There is an excellent tutorial for this on Splitcoast Stampers site here. Next, I colored the image with Copics, sponged on some Ranger Distress Ink in Iced Spruce and added gold leafing around the edge with my Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen. A little bit of shimmer on the blooms and berries with my Wink of Stella Clear Brush pen finished off my image.
Next, I die cut my card base using a Marianne Design die set, Petra's Square Frames and some Ocean Tides card stock from Papertrey Ink. I used a square die from Spellbinder's Classic Squares Large set to die cut a bit of patterned paper from a My Mind's Eye's 6x6 paper pad, layered it with a larger trimmed square, stitched them together and adhered them to my card base. Then, I adhered my image circle and added a couple of threaded buttons.
I can never get enough of Marcella's beautiful florals! All of that beautiful detail packed in to each image is truly remarkable. If you haven't taken a stroll through the Power Poppy store to see first hand all of Marcella's illustrations, you really should....what a sight to behold! :)
So that is all for my card today but some of my incredibly talented Bloomie sisters have a few creations for your Friday inspiration....so go to take a peek and make sure you leave a little blog love while you are there. I am so glad you could stop by today. I hope you have a great weekend, and until next time, take care.
Katie Sims <------You are here
Copics used:R05, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, YG01, YG61, YG63, YG67, G29, G40, G46, E40, E41, E42, E44, YR21, YR30, YR31, Y17, Y26