Friday, January 29, 2016

Sending Love on Power Poppy Friday!

Hi there and welcome!  I hope you have had a wonderful week!  Do you have any special plans for the weekend?  Maybe a little crafty time?  :)  I found myself with a little time to play with Marcella's newest addition to her digital image collection, Follow Your Heart.  How sweet this image is....and just in time for your Valentine crafting!  :)  Let me show you what I created for today's Power Poppy post...

Yep, I am still crushing on this darling sentiment from the Dynamic Duos: Glads and Gerberas stamp set...and I think it is perfect for this little Valentine!  I started by printing my image on Papertrey Ink's Rustic White card stock and colored it up with a few Copics.  This image is a breeze to color...there is so much detail packed in that sweet little heart, just a few shades of coral red did the trick.  I added some shimmer with my Wink of Stella Clear brush pen then added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the arrow.  For my card shape and layers, I used Spellbinders Marvelous Squares and Labels Twenty Two die sets.  I did also use my paper trimmer to cut out a square of patterned paper that I stitched to my card base. 

 For my sentiment shape, I used Spellbinders die sets in Classic Heart and Classic Scalloped Heart.  I stamped my sentiment with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink, sponged on some Papertrey Ink's Sweet Blush ink and added some shimmer to the letters with my Atyou Spica Clear glitter pen.  Before I adhered all of my layers together, I added some gold detail to a few of the edges with Krylon's 18 KT Gold Leafing pen.  After the gold leafing dried, and took a fine grit sander and distressed it a bit...when you do that, it takes off some of the bright gold and leaves you with more of an aged look.  I decided the sentiment heart needed a little extra something, so I punched a hole in it and added some ribbon and string. Did I mention the bit of stitching?  No?  Well, I did add some zig zag stitching to the border just 'cause I love stitching on cards.  :)

This image reminds me so much of vintage valentines....and grade school Valentine parties complete with paper sacks to be filled with Valentines from all of your classmates....and all things lovey dovey....and cupcakes...ok, I think about cupcakes a lot anyway, but you get the idea, right? :)

So that is all for my card today, but several of my Bloomie sisters have created quite a display of gorgeousness for your creative make sure you check them out and leave a little hello while you are there.  I am so happy you could stop by for a visit today and I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!  Until next time, take care.

Cindy Lawrence    
Julie Koerber  
Katie Sims <------You are here
Leslie Miller  
Tosha Leyendekker


Supplies not listed above:  Patterned papers from Carta Bella's "Merry & Bright" 6x6 paper pad; Chamomile distress ink from Papertrey Ink and these Copic colors- R20, R30, R32, R35, R37, Y13, Y15, YR24, Yand R27.


  1. Breath-taking Katie! I love soft subtle color of your heart bouquet - it's so beautiful! Gorgeous card this week doll!

  2. Oooh, you gussied up that heart and arrow somethin' beautiful, Katie! Love all those layers and shapes and the pretty gold leafing. I use that sentiment a lot, too. So pretty!

  3. Beautiful card with the image Katie! I love the dotted dp and lacy frame around it, very romantic looking. The gold arrow is perfect with it ;)

  4. Oh, Miss Katie, this is one gorgeous vintage Valentine card! Wow, do I love it! And I always love your beautiful layouts with stitching, sponging, gilded it all! And this heart is beautifully colored, and the arrow looks dimensional! Wowie! And, cupcakes, eh? You had to bring them up, right? Hehe! Love them, but I love your card more! Hugs, sweet friend, and thanks for this beautiful inspiration!

  5. Scrumpdiddleeumptious! Such lovely shades of coral with your trademark gold accents thrown in for good measure. Love it Katie girl! Hugs!