Hi there and Happy Friday to you! Are you ready for the weekend? I know I am! Today I have a card to share for Power Poppy's very first Power & Spark Challenge for 2017! Our lovely and super sweet CAS card queen, Stacy Morgan, is the hostess this month and her challenge is Winter Blooms. Just take a lookie at this....
Here is what Stacy has to say about her challenge:
"When winter comes, many of us long to say goodbye to the chill and say hello to those cheerful and fresh spring flowers! Did you know there are lots of blooms that sprout at the end of winter (you can cheat and include early spring as well)? How about camellias, crocus, paperwhites, holly, snowdrops, or poinsettias? Let's see how you can bring these pretty little petals and glorious greens to life and enjoy this last bit of winter as well!"
For my card, I chose to use the gorgeous Simply Camellias stamp set. I also used a sentiment from Tea in the Garden stamp set.
I started by stamping my image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and die cut it out with a die from My Favorite Things, Die-namics Cross Stitch Rectangle. Next, I colored the image in with Copics and added a little gold leafing with my Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen. After that, I die cut out my card base and a stitched panel using a Papertrey Ink die set, Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical Die. I also trimmed a couple of extra layers of paper using a paper trimmer. I used some Chamomile and Chai ink from PTI to age the edges a bit. Next, I started adhering my layers together, added some ribbon, button, and twine and then adhered it to my card base. To finish off my image, I added some fine glitter to some of the petals then attached it to my assembled card. There was no need for any stitching on my card, the dies did a beautiful job instead! :)
Mercy, how I love camellias! I actually have a few blooms on one of mine now! I can never get enough of all of the glorious detail Marcella puts in each and every bloom. What a dream this beauty is to color up!
Here is one last peek at my card. The patterned papers are from Anna Griffin's "Calisto" 5 x 7 paper pad I recently purchased. I certainly hope that you enjoy this day and your weekend! Please make sure you hop around and see what many of my incredibly talented Bloomie sisters have created for your Friday inspiration and then c'mon and play along with us this month for Stacy's wonderful challenge! Don't forget to link up a picture of your card to the Power Poppy Blog for a chance to win a prize! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you around again soon....until then, take care!
Katie Sims <------You are here
Supplies not listed above: Paper-Rustic White and Spring Rain card stock from Papertrey Ink; Other- Spring Rain ribbon, fine linen button and scrap twine from PTI and these Copic colors: BG0000, B000, B91, B95, E0000, E000, E41, E44, BV11, BV13, RV10, RV21, RV25, RV29, Y35, G29, YG61, YG63, YG67, and YG91.