Hello there! I'm so glad you could stop by today! Power Poppy's October Blog Hop is today and you know what that means....all of the gorgeous stamps you have been seeing this week are now available for purchase in the Power Poppy Store! Yay! But before you jet outta here, let me show you what I made using the incredibly detailed Olive and Oak Expanded stamp set...k?
This glorious set is an expansion of the wildly popular Olive and Oak digital image. We have all seen some amazingly colored samples from not only the Bloom Brigade but also our sister team the Instant Gardeners.....man did they ever show this image off to perfection! Soooo, I thought that I might do something a little different here. I took a page out of the incredibly talented and super sweet Cheryl Scrivens' design book and kept this image fairly simple. She had designed a card with this set and left it completely uncolored and it was fabulous! Here is the link to that beauty! For mine, after stamping my image in Memento's Tuxedo Black ink, I just colored the acorns and olives. I did a fair amount of sponging with Papertrey Ink's Chai and Chamomile inks and also a little Ranger Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap. My sentiment was stamped with Stampin' Up!'s Cajun Craze ink. I spritzed some ink from SU!'s Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, and Pumpkin Pie markers around the leaves for a hint of color. To finish this card off I rounded the top right corner , stitched a strip of patterned paper from Papertrey Ink and added some PTI ribbon in Terracotta Tile. Oh...I also added sparkle around the image with my Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen.
Talk about a quickie card here.....it came together in a snap! You could very easily mass produce this for your Fall card making.
I don't think I was able to get a shot so you could see the sparkle, but it is there...I promise! :)
That is all for my card today but make sure you check out what all of my Bloomie teammates created for you using all of the new additions to the Happiest Holiday Collection. You are in for a real treat...and then after that, you can make some of these amazing sets your very own...like, today! I am so glad you were able to stop by today for a visit. I hope you have enjoyed seeing this new release as much as we have enjoyed creating projects for you! Until next time, take care..... :)
Katie Sims <------You are here
and Marcella Hawley