Thursday, June 4, 2015

Power Poppy's June Release-Day 2!

Hi there and welcome back for Day 2 of Power Poppy's June stamp release!  How did you like yesterday's amazing Poppies stamp set?  That set makes me so very happy but I have to's set is quite a beaut too!  Just have a look at Sage Advice...

When I first saw these images, I know I squealed.  I mean, is that not the most darling colander of herbs?!  The mixed fonts for the sentiments are pretty sweet too....I fell head over heels for the one I used for my card today.  So let me show you what I created....

I stamped my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink onto white card stock and colored my image up with a boat load of Copics .  Now, I have to give a shout out to the a-mazing Jennifer Dove and her Color of the Day ideas because I referenced that to color my colander.  She had some Copic color ideas that were perfect for what I wanted to a huge thank you Jennifer!!  :)  

After coloring, I die cut my image out with a Spellbinders oval die and sponged on some Ranger Distress inks in Peeled Paint and Frayed Burlap then added a little Papertrey Ink Chamomile and Chai distress inks around the edges.  My card base is an A2 size cream card stock.  I cut a slightly smaller layer, used Stampin' Up!'s Vine Street embossing folder and embossed part of it and then stitched my patterned paper to it.  I stamped the sentiment in more Tuxedo Black ink and then stamped the little chive bracket with some Stampin' Up! Old Olive ink.  To finish things off I used my Wink of Stella clear pen to give some shimmer here and there to my colored image and to the little chive bracket around the sentiment.  I assembled my layers, using foam dimensionals to pop the image oval then added buttons and hemp cord to add that "one more thing" I thought it needed.  :)

Don't you just love the looks of old copper kitchen ware?  And all of those beautiful herbs with the wonderful detail that Marcella is known for.....does it make you wanna squeal too?  :)  I'm with ya....

You'll have to forgive my little photo shoot today....I had some extra time to take photos and I guess I got a little carried away.  I actually put this card in the antique china cabinet in our kitchen for the photos.....don't you think it looks right at home there?  That may be where it stays for a while!  

Well, that is all for my card today but my Bloomie sisters have created some mighty pretty cards for your crafting inspiration so make sure you to pay them a visit and leave a little blog love while you're there.  So glad you were able to stop by today for a visit and why don't you just come on back tomorrow for Day 3 of Power Poppy's June release.....I'd love to see ya!  Until then, take care!  :)
Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Tosha Leyendekker
and Marcella Hawley


Supplies not listed above:  Paper-Carta Bella's "Traditions" 6x6 paper pad; Flourishes card stock in Classic White and Classic Ivory; Buttons-Papertrey Ink; and these Copic colors:  E08, E21, E30, E35, E37, E39, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E97, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG91, YG93, G40, G43, G46, G82, G85, YR23, YR24, YR27, Y23, Y25, Y26, R02, R05, R08, BV00, BV04, BG93, and BG96.


  1. What a gorgeous card, Katie! The coloring is fantastic and I love how you did the partial embossing, and row of buttons. The stamping under the sentiment just pulls it all together. Just beautiful!!! ~ Tricia

  2. Oh, Katie! What a gorgeous card!! I'm so happy to see another herb stamp set from Power Poppy. I've been waiting since I ordered the Lavender stamp set early on. Your coloring is such an inspiration, Katie! ♡Dawn

  3. Oh, Katie, I just love reading your description and how you are so thrilled with making this little beauty! And, yes, I think I'd keep this precious one in that antique cabinet for a while! Wow, It's gorgeous, and I do love the colander with those gorgeous herbs, and your colander is colored to perfection! Yes, Jennifer has some amazing color ideas. Wow, what a great layout and one that really adds to the homey feel of this beautiful, stunning card, my friend! Hugs! And I'll surely be back tomorrow!

  4. What a beautiful inspirational piece of love. Your layout is amazing your coloring is perfection. Thank u for sharing your artwork. Thank you also for the shout-out! Honored to have you following my blog too. Mwah!

  5. I'm just popping over after leaving you a comment on Splitcoaststampers, but I thought I needed to see more on your blog. I just may have to order this set!

    Jeannie T.

  6. Oh my goodness Katie, what a beautiful card! The colander is so rich in your copper tones, it looks so real. Love the complete layout - especially how you embossed just a portion, it really adds to your beautiful image which is coloured to perfection. I love when you colour, you are so inspiring. Another stunning card Katie, can't wait to see what you have in store for the next sneak peak. I think my pocket book is going to get hit hard with this release! :) Take care, hugs,

  7. You sure did a fab job creating copper color for your container!!!! The whole scene looks rich and even vintage! The buttons and hemp cord are the perfect touch to complete, and love the extra step of stitching!

  8. Yes this is charming! Oh my... The cool little bit of texture from the leaves is a great touch with the button. This is so charming, makes me smile!

  9. Unbelievably cute! Perfect coloring and fabulous design! Love the bit of embossing and the buttons and the placement of the sentiment underlined with the sprigs. Just too adorable! I'm stunned by the realistic look of the copper. Amazing! It looks like a part of your home decor in the photo and I think you should keep it right where it is until you're ready to use it.

  10. Gorgeous, love the coloring, especially the colander, neat texture under the sentiment!

  11. First of all the witty title of this set made me chuckle, but the card is no laughing matter. Your coloring on that colander is incredible. Beautifully done!

  12. Soooooo beautiful Katie!!! Your colouring is AMAZING!!! Love the brassy effect on your colander and the herbs and ribbon are beautifully coloured!! Love all the little details you put into your cards, the stitching, buttons, texture, pretty paper - they always add up to a stunning creation!