Friday, July 21, 2017

Happy Power Poppy Friday~July 21st!

Hello, hello, helloooo!  I hope this lovely Friday finds you well!  Things are going well here.  I don't know if you noticed the new little blog banner to the right here announcing Power Poppy's new stamp release next week....but it is there!  How adorable is that teeny little snippet of all the wonderful new Marcella goodness to come?!  Just you wait.....I don't know how she does it, but she does!  Until then, can I share a little card I made for today's Friday inspiration with you?  :)

This card features the sweet stamp set Potted Primroses.  

For this card, I stamped my image using Memento's Tuxedo Black ink on to some white card stock.  Next I colored my image in with Copics and then die cut it out.  After adding a little distress ink, some shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen and a few dots of white with a glaze pen I set it aside to assemble my card base.  The card base itself is a die cut but the next white layer is actually the negative from another die cut I used on a different card.  I thought it went well here so I used it!  The blue layer I just trimmed to fit under my image panel.  I used some foam dimensionals to pop up one of the layers and also one of the primroses for a little extra dimension.  This card measures just shy of 4" square.

*Ok, true confession time here....that popped up bloom was the first one I colored and I didn't care for how it turned out, so instead of ditching the entire panel, I just re-stamped, fussy cut, and recolored that bloom.  Sometimes the mistakes really make for a great opportunity to improve the design, don't you think?  ;)

Now that is quite a cheery hello!  Marcella really captured this darling bloom's detail beautifully.  She makes me happy just looking at her.  :)

So that is all for my card today, but some of my Bloomie sisters have some pretties for you to see for your Friday inspiration so make sure you check them out and leave a little blog love while you are there.  OH, and if you haven't checked out the new challenges on the Power Poppy blog, you really should!  Allison Cope has a dandy new July Power & Spark Challenge and Julie Koerber's new weekly Hues to Use Challenge features the first guest designer, Lisa Johansen!  Then, please won't you stop back by next week for the new stamp release festivities?  I sure will be looking forward to your next visit and until then, take care!

Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 


Supplies used not listed above:  Paper-Rustic White and Hawaiian Shores card stocks from Papertrey Ink; Ink-Chai and Chamomile distress inks from Papertrey Ink; Other-Spellbinders' Postage Stamps die set, My Favorite Things' Stitched Squares die set, and these Copic colors-BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, BV00, BV11, BV13, BV17, RV000, RV10, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, RV69, YG00, YG05, YG09, YG21, YG61, YG63, YG67, Y08, and G29.

Friday, July 14, 2017

It's Another Power Poppy Friday!

Happy Friday to you and welcome!  I hope your day is going well.  Got anything special planned for the weekend?  I am looking forward to some quiet (and hopefully crafty) time at home.  :)  I have a card to share with you that was inspired by that darling Julie Koerber's latest Hues to Use challenge over on the Power Poppy blog.  You can see all of the details here!  :)

Aren't those blues a lovely combination?  There are so many possibilities!  For my card, I chose to use the Sweet Memories stamp set for my image and the sentiment is from the Burst of Kindness set.  

I started by stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo black ink on a piece of cream card stock trimmed slightly larger than the navy frame that it would be layered underneath.  After coloring it up with Copics and adding some shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen, I used my Krylon 18KT gold leafing to give the edges a nice finish.

Next, I assembled my card front using a couple of different patterned papers, a strip of navy paper at the top and a bit of punched trim at the bottom.  After stitching it all together, I adhered it to a navy card base.  This card measures 3 5/8" x 5 5/8".  *If you've ever wondered why my cards sometimes have some pretty strange measurements, it's because many times I use a layering die for one of my panel cuts and then I either build the card out or in based on what size I used.  In this case, I used a rectangle die for the largest patterned paper cut and then trimmed the other patterned paper to fit inside it. 

For my sentiment, I stamped it on to a banner die cut using Stampin' Up!'s Night of Navy ink.  *I will add here that I used Papertrey Ink's Chamomile and Chai inks to distress the edges of my panels before I put everything together.  

Isn't that delicate swirling stem detail simply precious?  Marcella really did a beautiful job capturing that Sweet Pea's dainty personality, don't you think?  :)  

So that is all for my card today, but some of my Bloomie sisters have some beautiful cards to share with you for your crafty inspiration.  Make sure you leave them a little blog love while you are there and then I hope you will pop back in soon for another visit.  Have a great weekend and until next time, take care!  :)

Christine Okken      
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker


Supplies not listed above:  Paper-Classic Ivory from Flourishes, Blueberry Sky card stock from Papertrey Ink, Night of Navy card stock from Stampin' Up!, patterned papers from Anna Griffin's "Madison" 6x6 paper pad; Other-dotted scallop ribbon border punch from Stampin' Up!, rectangle die from Spellbinder's 5x7 Matting Basics B set, banner die from PTI, Stitched Rectangle Frames die from My Favorite Things and these Copic colors:  B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, E40, E42, E44, E47, W00, W0, W1, and W3.