Friday, March 4, 2016

It's Another Power Poppy Friday!

Hi there and a very Happy Friday to you!  Do you have big plans for the weekend? I hope it includes a little crafty time.  :)  Today I have a card to share with you using Power Poppy's new set My English Rose.  I kept this card very simple in design so that big, beautiful rose bloom would be center stage....

I started by stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink on to Papertrey Ink's Rustic White card stock and coloring it with Copics.  I ended up getting my rose a little on the dark side and tried to add some white highlights back in with a Faber Castell pen but it was a little low on ink so I made the fatal mistake of trying to just dab some white ink around with a sponge.....wrong move!  It whited out some of my detail and there was no getting that back so it is what it is at this point....sigh.  I went ahead and fussy cut my colored image out, added some shimmer with a Wink of Stella Clear brush pen and set it aside.  Next, I die cut my layers using Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles die set and Papertrey Ink's Kraft card stock and also a bit of lined note paper from My Mind's Eye.  I used PTI's Fresh Snow ink to sponge around the kraft layers and then their Chamomile ink to sponge around the lined dp layer.  Then, I stamped my sentiment from the same stamp set using Versafine Black Onyx ink.  I sewed on a couple of buttons from PTI then assembled all of my layers on to my card base with foam dimensionals.  Lastly,  I used Collall to adhere my rose to my card.

I love all of the detail on this gorgeous Marcella image....just look at all of those layers of petals....and try not to notice the whited out details from my bad ink!  That is all for my card today, but several of my Bloomie sisters have created some pretty spectacular cards for your Friday inspiration.  Make sure you make the rounds and leave a little blog love while you are there.  Before I go, have you heard about the new Power & Spark challenge kicking off this month on the Power Poppy blog hosted by that oh-so-adorable Stacy Morgan?  Ooooo, this one's a goodie!

HOW TO PLAY:  The Peek-A-Boo is a special sketch challenge, where you create cut-outs on your card to share a snippet or give a “peek” of fun underneath! Stacy wants to let you know that even though the shapes in our sketch are circles, let your imagination flow and make them any ’ol shape you like! To prove this point, Stacy used hearts. Oh, she also wants you to use at least two panels as well, which makes sense with this peek-a-boo sketch!

Thank you so very much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a great weekend and until next time, take care!

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


Copic colors:  YR30, E34, E40, E44, E47, E51, E93, G20, G29, G43, G46, and YG91.


  1. Katie, my friend, you have such a way with dies and coloring! What a gorgeous card!!

  2. Mmmm...mmmm....mmmm...what a vintage beauty sweet Katie! Your coloring is exquisite....OF COURSE!! And I love the lined paper you used with the white sponged kraft and perfect buttons! Love this beauty!

  3. Don't you fret over that white ink. That rose looks amazing and I would never have known the difference. The fancy rectangle bases add so much class to this lovely flower. Another masterpiece Katie girl. Hgus!

  4. The white wasnt a fatal mistake!! This is SO Beautiful! Love the vintage look with the way you colored the rose and the pretty layers :)

  5. I think the white ties it all together from the softness to the edges to the softness on that beautiful rose lady!

  6. Warm, beautiful and love the frame shapes. Yellow is my favorite color for roses and this looks fabulous.

  7. Absolutely beautifully elegant Katie!! This has such a lovely warm feel, with a touch of vintage! Gorgeous girlie!!

  8. Oh, sweet Katie, this is gorgeous, and I just love the vintage look! It's stunning, and I don't think the mistake shows at all. I love the coloring of your rose and your amazing fussy cutting. So worth it, and I love the dies! Beautifully done, as always, my friend! Hugs! xoxo