Friday, April 15, 2016

Happy Power Poppy Friday!

Hi there and Happy Friday to you!  Hope all has been well with you.  I have a quick post for today's Power Poppy Friday....this card features the stamp set Go Wild for the image and also the stamp set Geraniums Take Two for the sentiment.  There's a story about what inspired me to use this image for today's card.  We just recently started participating in a local farm's CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.  Each week we get to pick up an assortment of organic produce...we are already enjoying our bounty and this week one of the offerings was organic strawberries...they are so pretty and petite and they actually reminded me of this image with its wee berries in the there you have was completely inspired by my love of strawberries....:)

I stamped the image and sentiment on to Papertrey Ink's Rustic White card stock using Memento's Tuxedo Black ink.  I die cut the image using a Spellbinders' Classic Circle Large die set circle using the "Out of the Box" technique to allow that little rosebud and leaf to extend past the edge.  There is an excellent tutorial for this on Splitcoast Stampers site here.  Next, I colored the image with Copics, sponged on some Ranger Distress Ink in Iced Spruce and added gold leafing around the edge with my Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen.  A little bit of shimmer on the blooms and berries with my Wink of Stella Clear Brush pen finished off my image.

Next, I die cut my card base using a Marianne Design die set, Petra's Square Frames and some Ocean Tides card stock from Papertrey Ink.  I used a square die from Spellbinder's Classic Squares Large set to die cut a bit of patterned paper from a My Mind's Eye's 6x6 paper pad, layered it with a larger trimmed square, stitched them together and adhered them to my card base.  Then, I adhered my image circle and added a couple of threaded buttons.

I can never get enough of Marcella's beautiful florals!  All of that beautiful detail packed in to each image is truly remarkable.  If you haven't taken a stroll through the Power Poppy store to see first hand all of Marcella's illustrations, you really should....what a sight to behold!  :)

So that is all for my card today but some of my incredibly talented Bloomie sisters have a few creations for your Friday go to take a peek and make sure you leave a little blog love while you are there.  I am so glad you could stop by today.  I hope you have a great weekend, and until next time, take care.

Cindy Lawrence     
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Tosha Leyendekker


Copics used:R05, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, YG01, YG61, YG63, YG67, G29, G40, G46, E40, E41, E42, E44, YR21, YR30, YR31, Y17, Y26


  1. Oh my heart (again), Katie!! I love this beautiful card, and it's so you! This is a truly gorgeous image that Marcy has drawn, and I love how you've really made it "shine" so beautifully! What a beautiful layout with lovely paper - and that die - girl, you are killing me with these beautiful dies - haha! I love the beautiful sponging and your out-of-the-box to showcase that sweet little bud at the top, and I always love your Krylon pen (mine has not seen the light of day recently - what's with that??). Beautifully done, precious friend! So glad to see one of your show-stoppers today! Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

  2. Beautiful, Katie! There's always such warmth in your images, the colors you choose. You're right about all the beautiful detail Marcy packs into those images. Amazing stuff! Love all the difference that tiny out of the box detail makes in this. The buttons, the sponging, the die cuts, your glorious coloring -- all fabulous!

  3. This is really lovely Katie. (It reminds me of strawberries too where the little buds are hanging down, looks like berries vining.) A fantastic job!

  4. This is really lovely Katie. (It reminds me of strawberries too where the little buds are hanging down, looks like berries vining.) A fantastic job!

  5. Simply beautiful Miss Katie! I like the yellow and orangish color you do with these blooms. Wonderful shaped frame to. Beautiful.

  6. Such a beautiful card!! Love the flowers with the yummy strawberries! GREAT coloring to go with the pretty dp and die cut frame! How blessed you are to get a bunch of organic bounty!!

  7. Oh Katie! I'm sure glad you went picking strawberries and were inspired to make this precious card! Prettiness just everywhere here to enjoy!

  8. Wow! Oh my goodness Katie, you be-still my heart. This is absolutely stunning. Love everything from your beautiful die cut card base (gosh I think I need this die!), stunning coloured image, love the out of the box design, beautiful warm colours, papers and of course always your finishing touches. Exquisite my friends! Hugs,

  9. Oh Katie girl what a gorgeous piece of work this is. So much beautiful detail work. I love it when you used that Marianne die. hmmm??? Think I'll go get one of the popsicles I made with fruit and yogurt. You made me hungry. LOL Hugs!