Monday, March 30, 2015

Power Poppy's April Stamp Release Day 2- Simply Camellias

Hello there and I am so glad you could stop by today.  Did you enjoy yesterday's hop?  Those lilacs are pretty spectacular, right?  Well, this next set is equally amazing and I think you will agree.  Why don't we just take a peek at Simply Camellias, shall we?

See, I told you!  Can you believe we now have a full stamp set dedicated to glorious camellias?!  I know...I am positively giddy!  I am sure I will be using this set again and again.  For my card today, I chose to highlight a single bloom.  

Isn't she beautiful?  I love that single bloom floating in the glass bowl.  I thought she looked so elegant so I decided to create an elegant card base.  The card came together really quickly.  I used Papertrey Ink's Vintage Cream card stock and ran it through my Grand Calibur using several dies from a couple of sets.  Some of my layers got the gold leafing treatment and some I kept plain.  For the very top die cut, I sponged on some Ranger Distress Ink in Weathered Wood and stamped the larger camellia image in Stampin' Up!'s Bordering Blue ink (I believe this ink is discontinued but I have hoarded a while the paper was still in the die.  I then stamped my sentiment from this set in Versafine Onyx Black ink and stamped my single bloom image in Memento's Tuxedo Black ink on to some white card stock.  Once I colored my image, I fussy cut her out and used Ranger's Glossy Accents on the bowl.  I pulled out my Wink of Stella pen to add some shimmer to the bloom and I did add a bit to the water before I put the Glossy Accents on it.  Once it was dry, I adhered her to my assembled card using Collal. I think she looks completely at home here, don't you?  ;)

GAH.....will you just look at all of that wonderful detail!  This set has done nothing to curb my Camellia obsession in the fact, I feel pretty sure it has grown tremendously.  I am already thinking about the next one I need to get for my yard.  ;)  So that is all I have for my card today but there is more Camellia goodness for you to see compliments of my amazing Bloom Brigade sisters.  Make sure you leave them a little love while you are there and then be sure to check back tomorrow on the Power Poppy Blog for Day 3 of the April Stamp Release!  Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, take care!

Christine Okken 
Cindy Lawrence  
Dawn Burnworth  
Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here
Leslie Miller 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker
and Marcella Hawley


Supplies not listed above:  
Paper-Classic White card stock from Flourishes; Dies-Spellbinders' Grand Squares, Classic Squares Large, Marvelous Squares and Marianne Designs Petra's Square Frames; Other-Krylon 18 KT Gold Leafing Pen, Spellbinders' Garden Lattice Reversible Embossing Folder and these Copic colors:  BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG18, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, Y15, Y19, Y21, RV00, RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69, and BV00.


  1. Oh, Miss Katie, you sure have made another beauty, my friend!! Wow, I love this particular image with the flower in the little glass bowl (sigh!)! And what gorgeous coloring and beautiful dies (and you know I always love the accents of gold - duh - who wouldn't on this card!!). So excited about this release, and I am in love with this card!! Hugs!

  2. GASP! Oh Katie, you have done it again -- a gorgeously colored image that is just set off by a beauitful layout. So very pretty!!

  3. Love the gold leafing and the blue camellia background, but the star of the show is your fab colored lady!!

  4. *THUD* Oh My Gosh!! Firstly, love the layout and all the diecuts with their gold touches, but then that camellia in the bowl is so beautifully coloured and pops right off the card!! Amazing work!!

  5. Your fussy cutting is HOT!!! Oh I love how this looks and feels Katie. Your water looks so real... oh this is gorgeous! Amazing work... I agree with Kathy! love it all!

  6. Yes I love this single bloom..Stunning card.

  7. your flower is just lovely, love your use of the glossy accents and that framing is just gorgeous, wonderful vintage look!

  8. It's easy to see you sure know your way around a camellia, Katie! Ohhhh, delicately stunning and feminine and a little bit vintage. The cream cardstock almost looks like a ceramic frame. Love the shimmer and gloss you gave the image. Outstanding!

  9. OH MY GOODNESS,,, I just love this image... and the way you colored it ... with the cream background ... it's PERFECT!

  10. I just love the drama of the bold colouring on the bloom, paired with the blue in the background and those gorgeous cream layers...a beauty lady!

  11. This one almost has me speechless. The way you've layered the background is unbelievable. This is true elegance. Your single camellia should feel like royalty on this card. :-)