Saturday, June 6, 2015

Power Poppy's June Stamp Release-Day 4!

Hello there and a very Happy Saturday to you!  I am so ready for this weekend, how about you?  Well here we are at Day 4 of Power Poppy's June Stamp release....and let me tell 'ya, this set is really gonna blow your hair back!  ;)  Just get a load of Move the Soul...

Now you may be thinking, but it's not flowers....and you would be right...but I had an absolute blast with this set!!  When I saw this, I immediately thought of my nephew and started thinking about what kind of card I could make for him.  Now, if I know his Aunt Katie....and I think I do, then this will probably accompany a really cool Lego set that he and I can put together at his next visit.  :)  So let me show you what I created...

Why yes, that is a pterodactyl in the photo....right along with one of Uncle Matt's old penny racers and a couple of transformers.  How astute of you to notice....and I am sure there is one nine year old that is going to notice that too!  ;)  I couldn't resist gathering some of his toys that he has here to put in the photo!  

For my card, I picked out some really fun patterned papers as my starting point and then I did a little light coloring of my image to pick up the colors from the papers.  I stamped my image directly onto some notebook patterned paper.  This image was surprisingly easy to color...the sketchy lines of the image means you do not have to be exact which is a good thing!   Honestly, this image could be left completely uncolored and be fabulous!  Can you imagine it stamped on some kraft wrapping paper?!  Ooooo, may have to do that next to go along with the Lego set!

I punched a notebook paper edge with an old Stampin' Up! punch I had and stamped some stars that came in this set in different colors.  Now, the sentiment I had to give a special treatment to because "Let's Roll" is a phrase that my nephew uses a good bit when it's time to go somewhere (like Target aka The Mother of all things Lego and Transformer).  So, I die cut a little band out and stamped the sentiment a few times.  My black layer is actually die cut from a postage stamp edge rectangle but I thought it made good tire treads!  I then stamped some for real tire treads on the sentiment strip.  My card layers are simple but I did do a little stitching because even though I know there is not a sewing machine in the land of all things automotive, his Aunt Katie apparently doesn't know how to make a card unless she does that, so she did!  :)

A few metal brads, a paper clip, and a bit of button, ribbon, and twine finish this off.  I did add some Wink of Stella to the chrome parts of the bike to give a little shine.  And there you have it, my very first motorcycle card....but definitely not my last!  I am always in need of masculine card stamps so this one will be really fun to stamp with and....thanks Marcella, for pulling me out of my flower box!  :)

So that is all for my card today, but remember...we still have one more day of stamp release THEN we all get together for one last blog hop to show off all of the stamp sets again.  Yay!  Make sure you check out what my awesome Bloom Brigade teamies made for your inspiration today and leave a little love while you're there and then I'll be looking for you tomorrow for Day 5!  Until then, take care!  VRRRROOOOMMMM!  :)

Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker
and Marcella Hawley


Supplies:  Paper-  My Mind's Eye's Lime Twist "Out of the Blue" and Lost & Found "Market Street" 6x6 paper pads, Papertrey Ink's Rustic White card stock, Stampin' Up!'s Basic Black card stock; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, Tsukineko's Versafine in Onyx Black, Stampin' Up!'s Poppy Parade, Island Indigo, Going Gray, and Lucky Limeade, Papertrey Ink's Chamomile and Chai distress inks; Other- Spellbinders die set A2 Fancy Postage Edge, Papertrey Ink's Photo Finish Strips die, Ribbon from SU!, button, string, and various brads from my stash, Wink of Stella Clear pen, Tim Holtz paper clip and these Copic colors: R22, R24, R29, R39, BG72, BG75, BG78, Y02, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG93, E000, E11, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, W1, W4, and W5.


  1. Love this Katie - what a great card!

  2. Oh, Miss Katie, I thought I was in the wrong place....hahah!!! But, no, I really knew and was ready for what you had for us. And, wow, girl, you knocked it out of the park for a "flower" girl! I love this image and the great design and papers you used. And what fun to make your own tracks with the sentiment and border. Just love it and need it for my older grandson. It's at that age where he needs a manly card...ya know? Ha! He's 17 going on 30....haha! Wow, is this fun, and what fun to read Marcy's blog post. Have to visit after hopping around. Thanks for sharing this one, and I know you nephew is going to love it...and love the photo you took with all the other "manly" stuff! Hehe! Hugs!

  3. Katie I always thought you were a card making flower gal, but I would have to say this masculine card is right up there with the floral cards - superb! Your nephew will love this. Fun papers and great finishing details. Hugs,

  4. I can't imagine any little boy or big one not going crazy over this awesome image. Definitely a change up for you AND Marcella, but in a good way for both. So much fabulous inspiration from you for this new release Katie girl. Hugs!

  5. This is awesome Katie!! Love how you did the sentiment along the bottom and the design is fabulous!! Awesome colouring and accenting.....VROOOOOOM indeed!! :)

  6. Sure they are your nephews cars... More like Uncle Matt plays with those. ha ha!!! This is awesome. Very cool guy card. The colors, paper and stitching are awesome Katie.

  7. Cute post! Love how colorful this is and that it has a toy-like quality to the look of it. You made this guy card VERY fun!