Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Power Poppy's June Release-Day 1!

Hello there and a happy Wednesday to you!  I hope all is well with you and you are getting your summer off to a good start!  And speaking of a good start, today just so happens to be Day 1 of Power Poppy's June stamp release......oh, the lovelies you will see this week from that Marcella!  She has been hard at work creating the most gorgeous images to get your summer started right!  Today's featured set is the long awaited namesake.....Poppies.  Trust me when I say, this set has most definitely been worth the wait......wanna see?

Tears, right?  Yep, me too.  All of those gorgeous poppies and to really up the ante, Marcella put them in an old Chinese Ginger jar!  AND.....wait til you see all of the lovely sentiments and the other image in this set!  I know this is going to be a huge favorite with all of already is one of mine!  :)  So, let me show you what I created....

I started by stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink on to some cream card stock.  Next, I die cut it out using Spellbinder's Labels Twenty Eight and colored my image with many Copics that I will list below.  After I was done coloring, I sponged on some Ranger Distress Ink in Weathered Wood and edged it with my Krylon 18 KT Gold leafing pen.  Then, I added some shimmer with a Wink of Stella Clear pen and I added Ranger's Crackle Accents to the Ginger jar to give it a crackle texture.  I think you will be able to see it in one of the photos below.  To attach my ribbon, I punched two holes in one side and tied my bow.  My card base is made using some Poppy Parade card stock from Stampin' Up! (talk about a coincidence.....;)  I layered and stitched a couple of patterned papers from Authentique's "Carefree" 6x6 paper pad and adhered them to my card base, then attached my assembled image panel with foam dimensionals.  As a final touch, I added some white back in to the centers of the poppies with a Stampin' Up! White Stampin' Chalk Marker.

How 'bout them poppies?!  Marcella really gave them the royal treatment putting them in that gorgeous jar....and, to make this really special, the symbol on this Ginger jar means "Double Happiness".  Wouldn't that make a wonderful wedding or anniversary card?!  What a sweet detail Marcella added!  :)  Hopefully, you can see the crackle finish on my jar...

So that is all for my card, but you know that my Bloomie team mates have created some a-mazing cards for you to see so go take a peek, leave them a little blog love, and then I would love it if you could pop back by tomorrow for Day 2 of Power Poppy's June stamp release.  So glad you could visit today and until tomorrow, take care!  :)

Cindy Lawrence    
Julie Koerber 
Katie Sims <------You are here
Leslie Miller 
Stacy Morgan 
and Marcella Hawley


Copics:  R01, R02, R11, R14, R17, R29, R59, BG72, BG75, BG78, BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99, C0, C01, C02, C05, C07, Y15, and YR24.


  1. Oh, Katie, this is one of the most beautiful images, and it's a poppy!! Yay! What a gorgeous Chinese jar, and I love everything about your card! (Just love reading your blog with the details and delightful writing style, like the Georgia Peach you are!). Stunning papers and layout, and I always love your gilded edge, and I can see the crackle finish to the jar...what a great idea! Yes, I love it all, and I'll be back tomorrow. Hugs, sweet friend!

  2. Swoon worthy creation here Katie. I love your color choices. That die is the perfect one for this floral stamp. Great job.

  3. Oh, I'm lovin the new poppy stamp! AND your pretty card!

  4. I just LOVE the paper you chose to pair this with really captures that oriental feel of the overall design. Gorgeous colouring, sewing and gold!

  5. What a beautiful creation, Katie! It has a vintage feel, and the gold is a perfect touch! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Jaw dropping gorgeous Katie! You've done it again, beautiful colouring, fabulous layout and perfect papers, and of course that bit of gold krylon, and the crackle on the vase- just perfect! Oh and love how you did your bow - so creative you are.

  7. I don't know how you do it. There's always something extra special about everything you create! Amazing the colors you used to achieve that particular red (I had to read the list). Your ginger jar looks fabulous with the crackle! A real WOW touch that is! Sooooooo pretty, Katie!

  8. Stunning.... I agree with Misti! The cracked glass on the jar is off the charts awesome! Your coloring is outstanding! Gorgeous miss Katie!

  9. How wonderfully elegant! Yes, Marcella surely styled this one up. Love the detail of the vase and the sweet meaning. You've showcased this set to the max!

  10. You crackled your jar!!! You are soooo clever - I would never have thought of that and what a great effect it is!! Your colouring is stunning, love the stitching......a truly elegant, beautiful creation Ms Katie!!

  11. Katie, I just finished reading through your entire writeup of the new Power Poppy releases, from last to first. I love your style, and appreciate how much detail you go into on your process -- very inspiring to this relative cardmaking Newbie. Thanks for all the fun!