Friday, October 21, 2016

Power Poppy's October Stamp Release Blog Hop!

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 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!  

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

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...:)

Grateful For You - Two Special Offers:

Buy ANY 4 clear stamps and get the 5th clear set free! Enter discount code: INTHECLEAR at checkout
- OR - 
Buy ANY 5 digital sets and get the 6th one free! Enter discount code: DIGILOVE at checkout

These promotions are good on all in-stock stamp sets at Promotions cannot be combined in the same transaction. However, customers can complete one transaction for clear stamps, and one transaction for digital stamps if they would like to take advantage of both specials.
Offer ends Monday, October 25 at midnight central.

How about that?!  You know, you could get some great Christmas shopping done for the crafters on your list....or, for yourself!  :)  So happy shopping!  Until next time, take care!



  1. STUNNING! The image is so beautiful but when you added all of your little techniques and accents it's...well YOWZA!!! Love the Vintage Vibe! The splattering, the stitching, the glossy accents.....WOW! Now I have a splattering tool too....aka an old toothbrush lol This is just delightful! Merry Merry!

  2. Gorgeous!! I love the vintage look with the muted colors and distressing! The way you positioned it is pretty and The border and ribbon look beautiful with it.

  3. Beautiful, love this card. You have just made my mind up- I must have this set.

  4. Clever and beautiful, Katie! Love the angle, the stitching, and bow. Gorgeous coloring, glaze, glitter, splatters... oh, there's just too much to love! The sentiment is fitting, too -- it's very peaceful.

  5. Simply breathtaking!!! Simple and elegant! You have done an amazing job showcasing this beautiful paperwhite flower!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  6. Oh, sweet Katie, this is GORGEOUS! I so love the softness and richness of this card! WOW! And I absolutely love this beautiful! So who doesn't LOVE flowers? I love your coloring on the Rustic White, and what a beautiful layout with the stitched DP and the lush ribbon! Oh, I need to get my hands on this to make some cards. Need to stamp up some images when I try to do the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Katie, THANK YOU for all the beautifully inspiring cards you've made for this release. I love each one and can hardly wait to start!! Hugs, sweet friend, and enjoy the weekend! Rest....hehe! xoxo

  7. Sweet, soft and very festive. I love the double ribbon, too!

  8. Katie, your card really gives me a feeling of nostalgia. Your coloring is just beautiful. Hmmm, which design will I choose first today? Thanks for sharing!

  9. What an elegant card Katie. The Glistening Paperwhites set has an elegance about it in every card I've seen so far. Just an amazing design!

  10. Beautiful coloring on this gorgeous card! Love the pretty bow and ribbon layer!

  11. Adore how you say, added a little this, a little that... to make this a little GORGEOUS! Rich... inviting and fabulous girl!

  12. This card just takes my breath away! Way over the top, gorgeous!I hope that you have added this to your Pinterest board, because I am going over to see it there.

  13. I could just sit here all day and stare at this. It is so beautiful and so serene. I love the way the image looks stamped in the Rich Cocoa. It adds to the lovely vintage feel you've achieved. You managed to make every element of your cards perfect every time Katie. That's true talent. Hugs!

  14. Stunning! Gorgeous colouring, layout and colours. Love your finishing details, from the chiffon ribbon, to the glossy accents. You certainly have captured the vintage and Christmas nostalgic look my friend. Big sigh! Hugs,