Friday, September 25, 2015

It's a Power Poppy Friday with a New Digital Image!

Hi there friend and a very happy Friday to you!  Hope you have had a wonderful week.  Today is another Power Poppy Friday and it just so happens to also be a "Digis on the 5's" day!  I chose to create a card using today's sweet digi image.  This one will certainly have you humming a Christmas carol or two.....say hello to Glittering Glass Santa!

Is that not the sweetest little Santa ever?  He was such fun to color too!  This little digi set comes with the darling Santa image you see here and also a pretty sentiment complete with berry sprig.  I started by printing my image on to white card stock and coloring him up with copics.  Next I die cut him using a Spellbinders Classic Oval Large die, used a Krylon Silver leafing pen around the edges and put it aside.  I die cut my card front using Spellbinder's Matting Basics B set and then laid a Marianne die resembling a pine bough on there and dry embossed it randomly on the card front.  After that, I stitched a bit of green patterned paper and stamped my sentiment from the Poinsettia stamp set.  I went over the embossed pine boughs with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen to give a subtle sparkle.  To mat my image oval I die cut two green card stock ovals using Spellbinders' Floral Ovals and  Deckled Edge Classic Oval Large sets.  I used a little Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow ink to sponge around the deckled edge of one of the ovals.  To finish my image off, I watered down a little Viva Cream Pearl Pen and lightly brushed it over the ornament, then added Ranger Glossy Accents over if for extra shine.  I was trying to give it that pearlized sheen that you see on so many of those vintage glass ornaments.  I think it worked pretty well. I actually patterned this card layout after another card I did not long can see that post here.

I had a hard time capturing the sparkle from the embossed pine boughs but hopefully you can catch a glimpse of it in one of the photos.  

I really am quite smitten with this sweet image...and I know you will be too!  That's all for my card today but make sure you see what some of my Bloom Brigade sisters have created for your Friday inspiration and leave a little blog love while you're there.  Thanks so much for stopping by today and until next time, take care!  :)

Allison Cope
Cindy Lawrence    
Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here  
Tosha Leyendekker


Copics used:  W0, W1, W4, C00, C3, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG90, BG93, B0000, R30, R32, R35, R37, R39, E000, E11, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG93


  1. Oh, Katie, I too love this image, and what a fabulous card! I love this wonderful layout and the great way you added texture with the clever you are! And I love your coloring and the Glossy Accents to give it shine like the real ornaments...fabulous, and I can see it in the one photo. Stunning card, my friend! I love it! Hugs!

  2. Good golly gorgeous Katie! Love the colours you used on your Santa - they make him look like frosted glass! I love your bough embossed back ground too! Another stunner my friend!

  3. Oh Katie - all your special touches have made this card truly shine!! Your glass santa looks amazing with the glaze over the top!! Absolutely amazing girlie!!!

  4. Now, how did I know that you would totally "ROCK" this vintage image Katie!! LOVE your coloring and the Glossy Accent over the ornament!! All your fabulous little "Katie" touches add so much charm and bring the image to life!! Wow!!

  5. I LOVE this Katie! What a gorgeous Santa ornament - it really does look vintage!

  6. Oh that embossing folder and the paper are such a fantastic backdrop for this card! Really great Katie!

  7. You did an amazing job of making that vintage Santa ornament look absolutely real! Love your idea with the pearl pen. This looks so fabulous, Katie!

  8. Sorry I'm so late Katie girl. I think my world is spinning are double speed. At least it feels that way. This image reminds me so much of the old ornaments my grandma had for her tree. Lovely memories and a gorgeous creation my friend. Hugs!