Hi there and a very Happy Sunday! I hope this day finds you well and excited about Power Poppy's April Stamp release, the Scents and Sensibility Collection. Oh friends, you are in for such a wonderful release this month. Remember all of those gorgeous digital images Marcella has been gracing us with lately? Well, so many requested stamp versions and guess what...uh huh....they. are. here! Let me introduce you to today's lovely set, Lilac Time...
Can't you just smell the heavenly scent? And lookie.....Marcella even paired a glorious pitcher of lilacs with a few lemons and a book! What a sweet little scene, but that is not the only image you get with this set......I am sure when you hop around today you will catch glimpses of what all this wonderful set includes. For now, let me show you what I created....
For this card, I had a couple of things in mind. First, I wanted a shaped card. Second, I wanted to create a card with a vintage feel ( I mean, I can't let a collection name like "Scents and Sensibility" go by without a vintage card, right? Love that little play on words!). Third, I wanted to highlight another way to use a detailed stamp without a whole lot of coloring for those of you out there that shy away from that sort of thing. :) So, I started by stamping my image on to patterned paper with Memento's Espresso Truffle ink and then die cutting it out with the smallest Spellbinders Grand Oval die.
Using a patterned paper can drastically minimize your color time because you can pick and choose a couple of things to highlight about the image and let the paper do the rest! I chose to dab a little violet color on my lilacs....and I do mean dab. No fancy brush strokes here. These blooms are small, so you don't have to worry about being precise....just dab away to your heart's content and it will look great! I used three different shades of violet Copics to give some high and low lights and then went in with my Stampin' Chalk marker to dab a couple of white dots in there for more high lights. I also added some color to the lemons and leaves. For my pitcher, I used a light earth toned copic to give some shadow to the areas that needed it and then applied Ranger's Glossy Accents for the shine. I went in with my Wink of Stella Clear pen and added some shimmer here and there and that is it. I did not color the book or the cloth underneath and I think it turned out just fine! :) I added one of the many sentiments in this set and then layered and stitched my oval.
And there is that incredible detail that Marcella is famous for.....isn't that image positively dreamy?! The rest of the card came together quickly with a few die cut layers and a bit more patterned paper and stitching. The ribbon, twine, and button add a little something sweet to finish it off. I did use my Krylon Gold Leafing pen (it was getting lonely...lol) to edge out one of the die cut layers. Oh, one last little tip when you have a round or oval card shape....you can take your scissors and trim a teeny bit off the back of your card base bottom to make it level. You will never notice it and it keeps your card from leaning when it is displayed. :)
So that is all for my card today, but I know you have got to be itchin' to get a peek at what else this set has.....and you are in luck, because my incredibly talented Bloom Brigade sisters have several a-mazing cards to show you! I know this to be true because a) they are awesome and b) I have already seen some of them and trust me when I say, they are going to blow your socks off! ;) So, have fun hopping around, leave a little love while you are there, and then join us tomorrow for Day 2 of Power Poppy's April Release! I can't wait for you to see what's next!!!! Until then, take care!
Katie Sims <------You are here
Supplies: Paper- Stampin' Up!'s Naturals White card stock and patterned papers from Teresa Collins' "Vintage Finds" 6x6 paper pad; Ink- Memento's Espresso Truffle, PTI"s Chamomile and Chai inks; Dies- Spellbinders' Grand Ovals, Grand Scalloped Ovals, and Opulent Ovals; Other- Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen, Ranger Glossy Accents, Spellbinders' Dainty Dots Reversible Embossing Folder, Very Vanilla ribbon and Stampin' Chalk marker from SU!, button and twine from PTI, and these Copic colors: V12, V15, V17, Y13, Y15, Y18, YG01, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG61, YG63, YG67, and E41.