Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Power Poppy's August Stamp Release~Day One!

Hi there and welcome!  I hope this day finds you well.  Today marks the start of Power Poppy's August Stamp Release- the Nature and Nurture Collection.   So how about a little Prairie Cheer to kick things off today?

I chose to go with the wheat image in the set for my card today...

I started by stamping the wheat image a few times with Memento's Rich Cocoa ink on some Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream card stock.  I colored the image with Copics and then ran it through my Spellbinders Grand Calibur with a PTI wood grain impression plate.  Next, I die cut a circle out using Spellbinders Classic Circle Large set.  I used some PTI Chai and Chamomile inks to give an aged look to the panel, added some shimmer with a Wink of Stella Clear brush pen, then added some gold leafing to the interior of the circle cut out with a Krylon 18KT gold leafing pen.  Next, I stamped a sentiment from the Olive and Oak Expanded stamp set with Stampin' Up!'s Cajun Craze ink onto some more cream card stock and adhered it to my image panel.  After that, I stitched some patterned paper from Authentique's "Thankful" 6x6 paper pad and then adhered everything to a card base of PTI's Dark Chocolate card stock.  To finish it off, I added some gold thread and buttons.

You can't tell in the picture, but that shimmer from the Wink of Stella pen really makes the wheat pop.  Don't you just love all of the detail in this beautiful image?  I don't know how Marcella does it!  The finished card size is 3 3/4" x 4 5/8".   And here is a little view of the inside of the card.  The sentiment is another from the Olive and Oak Expanded set and the wheat was stamped in PTI's Classic Kraft ink...

So that is all for my card today, but my Bloomie sisters have once again created  quite a display of lovely cards for your inspiration.  Make sure you check them all out and leave a little blog love while you are there.  Then, please come back tomorrow for Day 2 of Power Poppy's Release...I think you will be very happy to see this familiar image!  :)  Make sure you also check out all of the festivities on the Power Poppy blog!  Until tomorrow, take care....

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims <------You are here
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker


Copic colors used:  Y18, Y21, Y26, E87, E89


  1. Sigh... it's stunning Katie! I love the added texture of the embossing plate over your beautifully stamped wheat images... simply amazing girl! Good to see you back creating... BIG hugs!!!

  2. Beautiful Katie and the perfect feel for fall. I like the gold touches and your coloring rocks. Fantastic card.

  3. I am in love with that stamp set. Your card is beautiful.

  4. Gorgeous Katie! Love everything about this, from the golden wheat, the embossed background, your gold edging that bit of designer paper and those cute little buttons - fabulous card!

  5. Very pretty Katie!


  6. Oh, Katie, this is gorgeous! It's so "classic Katie" with such rich style and beautiful accessorizing! Wow! I love how you've used the wheat and then added such texture with the woodgrain. And wow, I love your stitching! Stunning card on the outside, and I love the inside with this precious Scripture verse - one of my favorites! Beautifully done! Wow, I am loving this set! Hugs, sweet friend, and know YOU ROCK! xoxo

  7. Well, there you go... now I have to have this set, too. Gee, there's only three in the release... might as well get them all! What a beautiful card, Katie! It stuns me quietly and softly. The golden wheat and the golden thread on the gold-ringed circle -- WOW!