Friday, June 13, 2014

A card AND some Power Poppy news!

Hi there!  How have you been?  You may have noticed, I took a little blogging hiatus for a bit to try to get some things done around the house but I'm back today with a card to share with you and a little news!  Power Poppy is hosting a wonderful challenge that I think you are going to love!  Not only do you get a chance to win a prize but you could be featured as a "Peep of the Week"!  

Whaaat's that, you ask....well check out the details here on the Power Poppy Blog!  

So for my card today, I used one of Power Poppy's digital images Tulips.  I could have used the stamp version, but I wanted some big ol' tulips on this big ol' 4 1/8" x 6 1/8" card, so here they are in all their big ol' glory....

This card is pretty simple in design...just a few die cuts and some patterned papers. My card base is dark brown card stock.  I then layered my patterned papers on another layer of dark brown card stock with a little cream craft ink sponged on to give it a nice finished edge.  I loved how one of the papers had a pretty flourish corner detail and I wanted to incorporate that in my card so I worked it in the upper right corner and then added some green stripe paper for the bottom half. Some of the edges are stitched on the machine.  I used two ribbons on this card, a burlap ribbon and some cream grosgrain and layered them.  Next, I printed my image and sentiment on the computer, and die cut them out.  I colored my tulips with Copics and layered it with some more dark brown card stock.  For my sentiment (which is included with the tulip image), I die cut it out, sponged on some of Ranger's Distress ink in Peeled Paint then layered with more dark brown card stock.  I backed my image panel with a die cut tag from Spellbinders that I cut in half to put at the top and bottom then cut the prongs off a pretty antique metal brad and attached it with some foam dimensionals.  I was aiming for it to look like an art print mounted with a neat bracket....what do you think?


I finished it out by adding a little sparkle with my Atyou Spica Clear glitter pen, although I could not get it to show up in the just imagine you see a little sparkle on the stamens of the tulip, k?  Well, that is all for my card today but there is more for you to see.  Make sure you check out all of the awesomeness that my Bloom Brigade sisters have created for you....I am sure you will be inspired.  After you check out all of the blog posts, get busy making your own creation for our challenge this week...who could be the very first "Peep of the Week" and a stamp winner to boot!  So get busy and link up your beautiful creation...we can't wait to see!  Thanks so much for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing you again soon and like the card...wishing you many blessings and immeasurable joy!  Until then, take care.  :)

Christine Okken 
Cindy Lawrence 
Danielle Kennedy 
Dawn Burnworth  
Julie Koerber 
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker


Supplies:  Tulip image and sentiment from Power Poppy's Tulip Digital Image set; Papers-white, dark brown, and craft  card stocks, patterned papers from My Mind's Eye; Inks-Ranger Distress inks in Peeled Paint and Antique Linen, Very Vanilla craft ink from SU!, Copics, Atyou Spica Clear Glitter pen; Dies-Spellbinders dies in Labels Eighteen, Card Creator 5x7 Matting  Basics A and B, A2 Matting Basics A, and Fancy Framed Tags Two; Other-Cream Grosgrain ribbon from Michael's, burlap ribbon from SU!, metal brad, foam dimensionals, sewing machine,  and these copic colors:  E40, E41, E43, YG00, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, Y26, B0000, B000, B00, B01, and G29.


  1. Super pretty! I love your coloring on the tulips, perfect! And the card layout as well.

  2. Amazing!!! (As usual!!) And, I don't think it looks like an art print with brackets -- it's just a work of art all on its own! Love the earthy feel you've added with the papers and trims! Have a fabulous weekend sweet lady!

  3. Katie, your coloring in incredible. A stunning rendition of this beautiful image.

  4. It totally looks like you could put it on a wall! Your creamy tulips are so beautifully gorgeous! I don’t know what it is but it really has that “southern charm” feel to it!

  5. What a masterpiece!! This is beautiful Katie - love all the earthy tones, your tulips are coloured to perfection! a real Stunner!!

  6. Oh Miss Katie... this is so very warm and pretty. Your tulips look fabulous! Beautiful coloring to boot!

  7. Gorgeous coloring, beautiful use of the ribbons and pretty papers, love that idea for using the tag on the top and bottom!

  8. My Georgia peach never disappoints. Gorgeousness again. Love the faux brackets AND the rest of the design. Pretty pretty! Hugs!

  9. See what I mean... every card you make is a stunner! A little art print, for sure -- love the hanging it with the brackets idea -- but I would want to hang the whole card, seeing as how the sum total is a work of art. Such pretty creamy coloring...sigh...I want to be like you when I grow up.

  10. I bet the sparkle on this is gorgeous. I always love the way you color your leaves. So pretty and realistic. I need to order more green Copics. Burlap is my favorite. Great job Katie.

  11. What a gorgeous design Katie.

    Hugs diane

  12. Oh, Katie, this is gorgeous! I commented on SCS, but I still wanted to tell you here how much I LOVE it and all your work! Every fine and delicate detail is beautiful, and your coloring is gorgeous! This does look like a piece of fine art beautifully framed and on an easel! Mission accomplished and then some! Hugs, sweet friend! You always inspire me!!

  13. That glitter pen is like magic on these beauties. Love using digi's so one can decide how much emphasis the image has, beautifully done. IRL I can only imagine how lovely this looks. Another stunner.

  14. *sigh*.....I'm always in awe when I stop by your blog Katie!! got skilz girl!! You gave your tulips the look I was trying to get on a card awhile back. While mine lacked...yours just SOARS!!! This is just STUNNING!! And your sketch and papers compliment this image so beautifully!! I have to say it again....I'M IN AWE!!!

  15. very very cute!!!