Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Power Poppy's August Stamp Release~Day 2!

Hi there my stamping friends!  Welcome back for Day 2 of Power Poppy's August stamp release! Today we are featuring In Praise of Sunflowers.  I'll bet she looks familiar to you!  :)  Marcella brought back her incredibly popular Sunflower digital images and combined them with some sweet sentiments.

For my card, I chose the sunflower bouquet in a vase.  I stamped the image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink on to a die cut panel and colored it up with Copics.  I added a little shimmer with a Wink of Stella clear brush pen.  My card base is a couple of simple patterned paper layers with a punched trim, ribbon and button.  Some stitching adds a little extra detail.  To finish it off, I adhered my colored image panel.

Oh my goodness, how I love this image.  It was so much fun to color up!  All of those beautiful details that Marcella is so famous for definitely make this image a show stopper.  The finished size of this card is 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".

The set has some sweet sentiments in mixed fonts which I l-o-v-e!  I am trying to do a little better about showing a photo of the inside of the card.....I have been inspired by my lovely Bloomie sisters, Cindy Lawrence and Tosha Leyendekker.

Don't you just love those sentiments?!  Not sure if I  mentioned it or not, but I do!  ;)  I also love this image stamped in yellow!  No coloring whatsoever and she still looks stunning.  

So that is all for my little card today, but once again, my a-mazingly talented Bloomie sisters have quite a hop for you so make sure you check them all out and leave a little blog love while you are there.  Don't forget to check out the post on Power Poppy's blog for some insight into Marcella's lovely images for this stamp set.  Then, please stop back by tomorrow for Day 3 of our August stamp release, the final set in the Nature and Nurture collection.  This set will have you wishing for those crisp autumn days that are hopefully coming soon!  I am certainly ready for some cooler weather.  :) Thank you so much for stopping by today and until tomorrow, take care!

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


Supplies not listed above:  Ink-Versafine Smokey Gray, Stampin' Up! Going Gray and So Saffron, Papertrey Ink Chai and Chamomile; Paper-Flourishes' Classic Ivory, Cosmo Cricket "Togetherness" 6x6 pad, PTI Harvest Gold; Other-Spellbinders's A2 Matting Basics A die set, Wink of Stella Clear brush pen, PTI Harvest Gold button and Vintage Cream ribbon, Stampin' Up! border punch, hemp twine, and these Copic colors: E08, E21, E23, E27, E29, E49, E55, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, G29, Y11, Y15, YR23, YR24, YR27, YR30, YR31, BG0000, BG000, BG18, BG53, BG57, W00, W1, W3, W5, and W8.


  1. How beautiful, Katie! What gorgeous coloring!

  2. Oh my!! Such a darling card! Keep it on display you can't mail that you'll miss it for sure! :)

  3. Wow - this is gorgeous!! Love all the details!

  4. That image is absolutely gorgeous and so real looking. Great job with your coloring.

  5. Looks gorgeous both ways!!! Did you add the stripes to the vase?


  6. Oh, Katie, Katie! I love this set and love your card! WOW! Yes, this sunflower in the vase is a definite fave for me, and you've made her shine so brightly! I love your coloring and the great DP, and you know I love your layouts with the stitching and grosgrain ribbon with the button! And what did you do inside - I LOVE it! Yes, card insides are important, and you do them well! Stunning card, sweet friend! Ooh, I can hardly wait till tomorrow to see the last sneaky peek! Hugs! xoxo

  7. Gorgeous card, Katie! Your coloring is fantastic and I love how you finished off the inside!

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  9. Beautiful! Katie these papers are awesome and I do like the rich colors for the sunflowers. I adore the bow's you are always so perfect with them and your ribbon. Beautiful card sweet friend.

  10. Yup, I think you just sealed the deal for me. Must have the whole release! I love that Marcy made this image nice and big in the clear stamp set. It's so gorgeous and needs to be shown off. You did that beautifully with your card. Oh, hey... I like the big pictures, too!