Friday, April 29, 2016

Happy Power Poppy Friday!

Hi there and Happy Friday to you!  I hope you have been doing well.  Today I wanted to try to get a card done for Christine's awesome April Power & Spark Challenge!  It's a goodie and there are a couple of days left to play can check out all of the detail here.  I wasn't brave enough to go the 3 random color route, so I went with 3 colors in the blue green color family for my cards....yes, cards.  I was stuck on threes so I decide to make 3 mini cards to use my three markers on....lemme show you!  :)

All were stamped with Memento's Rich Cocoa ink on a piece of gingham paper from lilybeedesign's "Double Dutch" 6x6 paper pad and layered with white, brown, and cream card stocks to make a mini card of approximately 2.75" square.  I sponged on Papertrey Ink's Vintage Cream, Chamomile, and Chai inks to age my papers a bit.

I used the same three Copic markers for all three cards-BG13, BG53, and BG93 .  I also used a Sakura clear glaze pen and my Wink of Stella clear brush pen to add some shimmer and shine.  I had some 3" cream envelopes so I stamped images on them to coordinate with the is a little group photo....

I love tucking in a little card with gifts, don't you?  These were all simple layers with minimal stamping and they are super quick to make!  I think these will be accompanied by simple kraft gift bags and pretty tissue paper....just a simple, sweet, no frills gift presentation.

Well, that is all for my project today but several of my Bloomie sisters have created lots of lovelies for your Friday inspiration.  Make sure you leave them a little blog love while you are there and then if you haven't played along in April's Power & Spark Challenge yet, you still have a day or two to get it get crackin'!  :)  Also, if you haven't already....make sure you check out the two newest digital images released this week on the Power Poppy will l-o-v-e them!  :) I am so glad you could pop in for a visit....hope you can stop by again soon and until then, take care!


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  1. Oh my, Katie, this is absolutely the sweetest gift cards, and I LOVE each one! What a great idea to use the images on the DP and color them with the three markers. And I also love the sweet matching envelopes. Can we ever imagine giving a gift set without matching envies? Nah! Simply sweet -- like you, my friend! Big hugs, and have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Love! These are so charming Ms. Katie! And, I love the way you really brought them to life in rustic shades -- way to rock the three marker challenge! :-)

  3. Your itty bitty cards are adorable, Katie! They sure make the images and sentiments look big, and such awesome images and sentiments they are. Love the limited colors right over top of the gingham. So pretty! I'm smitten! I love it when you stamp.

  4. Katie these little note cards are so sweet! With only 3 colours you made these look amazing. Love the gingham paper you stamped on, you know I never think to stamp on paper, I will have to give this a try.
    And love that you stamp the envelopes to match - such a clever idea! Thanks so much for the inspiration. Enjoy your weekend! Hugs,

  5. Oh Katie, I just love your mini note cards and coordinating envelopes! You have inspired me to try stamping on patterned paper. Using a limited color palette adds such simple charm to your designs! ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

  6. Wow those look SO cool on the gingham tone one tone :)

  7. Katie this are just DARLING and I love that you've stamped them direct onto the patterned paper! You always do the most beautiful work!!

  8. Beautifully soft and vintage Katie!

  9. Eeeek! These are just the sweetest! Your country is showing in these delightful little treasures and I LOVE the stamped envelopes. Wowza!!!