Hi there and a Happy Friday to you! I hope all is well with you. Are you enjoying your summer? It really has flown by this year. Speaking of flown by, this week went by pretty fast too and you know what the end of the week means, right? Yep, it's another Power Poppy Challenge and this week it's a Peep of the Week Challenge.
You can see all of the details here but you know you've gotta play with us, right? You could win a feature on the blog, be added to the Power Poppy Pinterest board AND have your name in a drawing for a prize! So c'mon and play along with us, k? Let me show you what I created using the digital Tulips set image and a sentiment from the Sassy Succulents stamp set!
So how about these for some big ol' tulips? That is the wonderful thing about digital images, you can make them whatever size you want and I wanted these tulips to take up most of the card....mission accomplished, I think. :) I started by printing my image, coloring with Copics and then die cutting the main panel. Next, I sponged some ink around the image and also added a little ink spatter with a ink spritzer (my new kick since I haven't been using the gold leafing pen, I guess). Next, I stamped my sentiment and die cut it out, layering it with another die cut. A little more ink sponging and some pearls finish the sentiment circle. For my card, I used some simple layers, a little punched border, and some stitching to build up where I wanted to put my main image. Next, I took a deep breath and used a craft knife to cut a couple of slits in my now colored image and ran my ribbon through them wrapping it around my layers and tying it in a bow. I used a button and thread to cover up the hole on the left where the ribbon comes through then added my assembled image to my black scallop card base.
I only colored one tulip white to go with my sentiment and I really like the way it turned out. I tell you, I don't think I will ever tire of Marcella's gorgeous details on her images. All of her drawings are fabulous, but her botanicals really make my knees weak and my heart flutter! So, that is all for my card today, but you still need to check out what some of my incredibly talented Bloom Brigade sisters have created for your inspiration.....all will be show stoppers, for sure! Then, get to creating your own work of heart, link up, and maybe YOU will be our next Peep of the Week. I can't wait to see what you do. Don't forget, it is also almost time for another release, so be checking back soon. Trust me, you do not want to miss that! Until then, take care and thanks so much for stopping by for a visit!
Katie Sims <------You are here
Supplies: Images: Power Poppy’s Tulip Digital image for front of card, Power Poppy’s Sassy Succulents stamp set for sentiment Papers: Cardstock-Flourishes Classic White, Papertrey Ink True Black. Designer Papers- My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Two “Sunshine” 6x6 pad Inks: HP Printer ink for digital image, Ranger Distress Ink in Antique Linen for sponging around die cut borders, Papertrey Ink’s Fresh Snow ink pad, Tsukineko’s Versafine ink in Onyx Black for sentiment, Atyou Spica Clear Glitter pen, Stampin’ Up!’s Early Espresso marker, Dies: Spellbinders sets in Grand Scalloped Squares, Grand Squares, Standard Circle Small, Lacey Circles, Labels Twenty-Two Punches: Stampin’ Up!’s Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch Other: Stampin’ Up!’s Color Spritzer tool, Foam Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers and Jewels Basic Pearls, Button from Papertrey Ink, Ribbon from Michael’s, and these Copic colors: Y21, Y23, Y26, Y35, Y38, YR23, YR24,E40, E42, E43, E44, E47, E55, E57, YG00, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, G29, B0000, C0, and C1