Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Power Poppy's February Stamp Release-Day 2

Hello and welcome back for Day 2 of Power Poppy's stamp release!  What did you think of yesterday's kick off set, Planning for Magnolias?  Pretty amazing, right?  Well just wait...there is so, so much more to come this week!  Today's set is spectacular in its own right....Folk Heart.  I love, love, love I say, the darling folksy images in this set!  I am betting that you will too!  Let's take a look-see, shall we?  :)

Ok, so I couldn't help but do a little research on folk art before I started on this card.  A simple Google search landed tons of images in bold, bright colors for inspiration.  Then I noticed a cuckoo clock and ended up on clock sights trying to decide if a cuckoo clock might find it's way into our home.....still pondering that idea!  :)  So, after way too much time looking at photos, I started on my card.  The image is stamped with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink onto Papertrey Ink's Rustic White card stock.  I pulled out the big guns here and used my Marianne Designs Creatables die set~Anja's know, the one I keep under glass in my craft room, have blogged about its amazing-ness on numerous occasions and limit myself to using because I want to use it all the time?  Yep, that one.....:)

While I was coloring my image, I started using some reds and greens that, while fine, did not give me quite the look I was going for so I used my colorless blender to lighten the greens and reds a bit and went over them with more orange-y reds and olive-y greens and that hit more the direction I had in mind.  Do you ever do that?  I mention it here, because when I list my Copics you are going to see some pretty strange color combinations and that is why!  I am going to list them all. :)  I colored up the darling bird with those cuckoo clocks in mind....still pondering a clock....

The layers are more Rustic White card stock, and some red and green card stocks that I had in my stash.....sorry, I don't know the names of the colors.  The heart is a Papertrey Ink tag die and that is where I put my sentiment, which is from the Good Thinking: Renewal stamp set.  Next, I assembled my layers with a couple of added ones from Spellbinders Classic Circles Large and Classic Scalloped Circles Large die sets.  Lastly, I added some sparkle with my Wink of Stella Clear brush pen, some white accents with my Copic Opaque White, and some shine to the berries with my Ranger Glossy Accents then added a couple of wooden buttons and hemp cord to finish things off......

Oh, I did use a little Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream and Chamomile inks to sponge around some of the layers to age it a bit.  I absolutely am head over heels for this sweet little bird!  Doesn't she look so cheery and full of song?!  I couldn't resist giving her a rosy cheek!  :)  All of the images in this set will certainly capture you heart, as they did mine.....just you wait and see!  And see, you shall.....thanks to my awesome Bloomie sisters and their incredible creations, you are in for a real treat!  Make sure you leave them a little blog love while you hop and then make sure you check back at Bloom Central (the Power Poppy blog) tomorrow for Day 3 of Marcella's wonderful new stamp release!  Thanks so much for stopping by today and until next time....take care!  :)

Cindy Lawrence    
Julie Koerber  
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker
and Marcella Hawley


Copic colors used-R05, R08, R11, R14, R17, R27, YG21, YG61, YG67, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG99, E50, E51, E55, E57, E59, and YR23.


  1. I'm so in love with this set and with your card in particular! LOVE how warmly colorful this is. Your coloring is awesome and your research paid off. So dang cute!!

  2. Oh, Katie, this precious little bird has captured my heart as well, and I think she is a cutie and deserved rosy cheeks - you betcha! And a cuckoo clock sounds marvelous in your house (somewhere special)! Well, I digress and just want to say that I was looking at one of your cards with the fabulous Anja dies and almost used them myself recently. I adore them and think they are perfect for this precious card. Your colors are fabulous, and I love all the wonderful details right down to the bit of antiquing with the inks a bit. Perfection, and I am in love! Hugs, sweet friend!

  3. This is just fantastic. I LOVE the colours you have used, regardless of how you got them! :) I had to look at this for quite a long time until it finally hit me. This reminds me of a sort of Bavarian style which is so very beautiful. Just a wonderful card. I like the rosy cheeks too. Cheers.

  4. What STUNNING detail on this card!! LOVE the birds and the beautiful card design.

  5. Goodness me Katie! This is amazing! Love the colour palette you chose for your card - your little birdie is simply adorable!!! Love all the beautiful details of your card!

  6. This is beautiful Katie :-)

  7. Oh my gosh... leave it to Katie to come up with the warm, cozy and super ADORABLE version to love. Your colors are fabulous so warm and cozy. The die cut background is awesome. Oh I do adore this Katie. Beautiful!!!!

  8. This is so pretty Katie!! I love the way you colored it and the die cut corners so together with it so beautifully!

  9. Beautiful image so gorgeously colouring. Katie you always 'wow' me with your creations. I finally broke down and bought this die - now I just need to use it. You have such a great eye for details - love everything about this! Gorgeous Katie!

  10. Wowee wow wow! I just love the dies you used, they so suit the image, and your strokes and colouring on that little bird are perfection! This is precious Katie!

  11. Ha! He does kind of look like one of those cuckoo clock birdies doesn't he. LOL So you keep those dies under glass huh? Bet it's under lock and key too. hee hee Totally elegant and certainly beautiful my dear friend. Hugs!