Hi there and a very Happy Friday to you! Today marks the end of the Power Poppy October release which includes the newest additions to the Happiest Holiday clear stamp collection. The Bloom Brigade is joining together for one last hop showcasing all of the new stamp sets. Today is also the day that all of these amazing stamp sets are available in the Power Poppy store...more on that plus a little surprise at the end of this post! Today, I chose to use the gorgeous set, Glistening Paperwhites....
Isn't this a glorious image?! I am always amazed at the floral combinations Marcella creates....so very beautiful, so very elegant, and so very Marcella, don't you think? I decided to go for a vintage and Christmas nostalgic look for my card. I kept the card very simple and let the lovely image take front and center...well, a little off center actually, but I think you know what I meant! ;)
I stamped my image and colored it up with Copics. I also used a white pencil to add some highlights and soften things up a bit then sponged on some Ranger Iced Spruce Distress ink around my image to give it a little more depth. After coloring, I added some ink spatters with a spritzing tool and then added some shimmer and shine with a few different pens and some Ranger Glossy Accents. After all of that dried, I stitched on my patterned paper strip, sponged some ink around the edges, and tied on my ribbon. I used a corner rounder on the top right corner, stamped my sentiment (also from this awesome set) and adhered this to a card base. The finished size of this card measures 3 3/4"x 4 3/4".
I think I was able to capture a little of the sparkle of the card in this photo. It really does glisten when the light hits it just right. It reminds me of the cards we had when I was a little girl that had lots of sparkle on them. Sweet memories of those Christmas traditions....
So that is all for my card today, but make sure you check out all of the card goodness from my amazing Bloomie sisters...and leave them a little blog love while you are there! I hope you have enjoyed this release as much as we have enjoyed sharing our creations with you! :) Make sure you check out today's post over on the Power Poppy blog too!
Katie Sims <------You are here
Supplies: Ink-Memento's Rich Cocoa, Versafine's Smokey Gray, Ranger Iced Spruce Distress Ink, PTI's Chai and Chamomile distress inks; Paper-PTI's Rustic White card stock, patterned paper from Authentique's "Nestled" 6x6 paper pad; Other-sheer white ribbon, Stampin' Up! Spritzer tool with Sahara Sand and Basic Gray markers, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Gelly Roll Clear Star pen, Wink of Stella clear brush pen, Atyou Spica Gold glitter pen, Ranger Glossy Accents, White Prismacolor pencil and these Copic colors: YG61, YG63, YG67, BG72, BG90, BG93, BG96, BV0000, BV01, BV08, BV29, BV34, B23, Y13, Y15, Y26, W0, W2, C0, C3, and C6.
**As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, there is an extra little surprise for you! Marcella has decided to have a little sale...just take a look at this....
And here are the deets from the Bloom Whisperer, herself...:)