Saturday, May 31, 2014

Power Poppy's June Release Day 4

Hi there!  I am so glad you could stop back by today for the final day of the sneak peeks for Power Poppy's June Release!  I hope you have been enjoying all that there has been to see and read....Marcella has really outdone herself this month....not only with jaw dropping beautiful images but also with some pretty spectacular Power Poppy blog posts about the new sets.  You should go check out what all she has been up to this week.  So enough with the chit chat, right?  I'll bet you are ready to see the last stamp set for the here she is....or should I say, here they are....

A duo set....I know, pretty wonderful, right?  Marcella brought back the wildly popular images that were digis last month and now they are available in photopolymer as Dynamic Duos Peonies & Tulips....and to really make your mouth water, she's added new sentiments...eight to be exact!  So let me show you what I made with this fabulous set....

When I saw these wonderful tulips for the first time, one of the ideas I had was to make a card in pinks.  A couple of years ago, I had gone to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for their Spring Bulb extravaganza they had going on and right at the front entrance was a wave of the most gorgeous tulips I had ever seen....they were a shocking pink...the variety was called "The Cure" and they were planted in honor of those that had been affected by breast cancer.  Ever since then, I have wanted to try to recreate those beautiful blooms.

I started by stamping my image with Tuxedo Black ink onto white card stock.  I will tell you...I colored this image a few times trying to get the color I wanted.  Once colored, I fussy cut the image out and then started on my card.  I used Spellbinder's Radiant Rectangles set....I love all of the intricate layer options it gives you.  I tinkered around with those for a bit and decided to have some layers cut and then emboss the others.  I used a bright pink card stock and sandwiched it in between my layers and the card base to make the border stand out more.  Of course, I could not leave out my trusty Krylon 18KT gold leafing a couple of the die cuts are edged in gold.  I did sponge a little Ranger Distress ink in Worn Lipstick on my sentiment oval, stamped my sentiment in Stampin' Up!'s Raspberry Ripple and then proceeded to assemble all of my layers.  I added a little pink ribbon  under the sentiment, notching out a little space in the oval so the bow could snuggle up good and close.  Then, when everything was either scor taped or popped up with foam dimensionals, I added my fussy cut tulips.  

Don't you just love all of that glorious detail in those tulips?  They were so fun to color and I know I will be using this set many time over.  Here is a little side view so you can see the layers a little better....

Well that is all for my little card.  I hope you enjoyed your visit here, but don't forget to check out what my amazingly talented Bloom Brigade team mates have created for your inspiration.  It will be an incredible floral display, no doubt!  And tune back in tomorrow, because the entire team will be together again for the Power Poppy Blog Hop, and you do not want to miss that!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope to see you real tomorrow!  :)  Until then, take care!

Danielle Kennedy 
Julie Koerber 
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Tosha Leyendekker

Supplies:  Images-Power Poppy's Dynamic Duos Peonies & Tulips; Paper-white, cream, and pink card stocks; Ink- Memento's Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress ink in Worn Lipstick and Antique Linen, SU!'s Very Vanilla Craft ink; Other-Spellbinders die set Radiant Rectangles, Krylon's 18KT Gold Leafing pen, Stampin' Up!'s Pink Pirouette taffeta ribbon, foam dimensionals, and these Copic colors:  YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, R39, R81, R83, R85, Y32, V22, and V28

**On a personal note....this card is going to a very special lady.  I have mentioned before that a few of the ladies in my family have been fighting breast cancer.  This card is for my sweet cousin...she has been a true warrior throughout the entire process and continues to amaze all of us with her strength and courage.  KB- I love you and am so proud of go girl!


  1. Absolutely stunning, Katie! Love the pretty Tulips and SB frame combo. :)

  2. Oh, Katie, this took my breath away! It is gorgeous and stunning! Your coloring is so beautiful, and I really love this layout with the delightful dies with the gold edges! It's always a treat to read how you've designed it too. And a special hug for your sweet cousin as she continues her battle and praying that God will give her strength! I lost my mom (and her sister before that) to breast cancer. So, yes, keep on, KB! Hugs, sweet friend! (P. S. And even though I have the digitals, I have to get the clear sets too...of course!)

  3. Katie, once again you never cease to amaze me with your creativity! This is gorgeous. Love all your die cuts trimmed in gold, and those tulips - coloured to perfection. Great idea by layering some pink c/s in behind the die cutting, this really sets it off nicely. A beautiful card for your cousin KB - Hugs,

  4. Wow! Completely swooning over here! What a special creation.

  5. This is so beautiful, just stunning!! I love the rich colors of your tulips and all the details!!

  6. Oh my that is just stunning, your coloring is outstanding and the framing is so pretty, I am sure your cousin will be very touched by this

  7. Thud.... Oh my word... this is gorgeous on top of gorgeous Katie. I love these tulips and you have them splashed across this with elegance. ADORE each bit of this... Wow...

  8. Katie, when you stamp it's as though you've stored up all your creative energy so you can burst forth with something totally magnificent such as this. I'll bet you're recharging right now, aren't you? This is beyond beautiful. I feel privileged just to look at it. You are very special, and the special lady who will receive this will be touched by the love you put into it.

  9. WOWZERS! This is a KNOCK-OUT, my friend!!! Love the way you've layered the colored paper behind that incredible die-cut! Your coloring is so very beautiful on this as well!

  10. Geez! I love these elaborate SB dies but never know how to use them. THIS is how! Exquisite!

  11. Another gorgeous creation, Katie. I may try and CASE this card for one of my dearest friends who has just been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. She would love this and thought behind it. Those dies paired with your lovely colored tulips equals exquisite!