Friday, May 12, 2017

Happy Power Poppy Friday!

Hey there and a very happy Friday to you!  It is so good to be able to share a card with you today.  I have been a bit under the weather for a while but I am happy to say that things are slowly getting back to normal around here.  I sure have missed card making and I really have missed our visits!  :) 

 So, for today's card I thought I would use one of the newest Power Poppy stamp sets, Peony Muse.  This set has so many possibilities.  I thought it would be fun to spotlight the biggest bloom in the set and I paired it with a sentiment from another new Power Poppy set, Loving Tulips.  

I used a few dies to build up my card base starting with two scalloped circles, then the pierced circles.  I stamped my sentiment onto some patterned paper with my MISTI....I am so loving this tool!  :)  I added a little gold leafing on the inner circle to highlight the sentiment then got busy coloring up my bloom and leaves with Copics.  This amazing stamp set actually has coordinating dies (which are completely wonderful) but I decided to fussy cut these instead.  Once I had arranged everything, I adhered it all down using glue dots and foam tape to add some dimension.

If that bloom doesn't make you swoon, then I don't know what will!  Just look at all of that glorious detail that Marcella is famous for.....and this image is such a dream to color!  

So that is all for my card today, but several of my Bloomie sisters have created some beautiful cards for your Friday make sure you check them out and leave a little blog love while you are there.  Again, I am so happy to be able to share a card today.  Thank you so much for popping in.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and until next time....take care!  :)

Allison Cope      
Julie Koerber  
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker


Supplies not listed above:  Paper- Classic Ivory card stock from Flourishes, patterned paper from MME's Lost and Found "Blush" 6x6 paper pad ; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, PTI's Chamomile ink; Other-Spellbinder's Grand Scallop Circles die, Ann's Paper Art Stitching Stencils die set , Wink of Stella Clear Brush pen, Krylon 18 KT Gold Leafing pen, and these Copic colors:  R3o, R32, R35, R37, R59, BV02, Y11, Y15, Y18, G29, G40, G43, G46, and YG91.


  1. Katie this is gorgeous! The framing is AMAZING with that piercing, and your peony just sings! I’m so glad you’re on the mend sweet lady!

  2. Katie I just love the way you frame this Peony and sentiment. Gorgeous gold accents with this beautifully colored Peony. Oh this makes me smile and say aaahhhh... Love this girlie.

  3. This is amazing Katie! I adore the pierced die you used - it's so pretty! Gorgeous coloring and design! Good to see you back creating darling! Hugs!

  4. Oh, Katie, this is GORGEOUS! I absolutely love this piercing die set and the feminine touch it gives to this card, and your coloring of the peony and arrangement is stunning! Ooh, I am swooning, and I'm so glad you are starting to feel better. Sending tender hugs and love! xoxo

  5. Oh my word! This is soooo lovely. Love peonies period but paired with that pierced die---delish! You rock Katie girl! Hugs!

  6. Hi Katie, I agree with everyone. This card is gorgeous. Beautiful coloring. Beautiful pierced design and color scheme. Thank you for sharing it! I'm glad you are feeling better. Blessings!

  7. What a beautiful way to show off this gorgeous flower! Your coloring is amazing enough, but then you set it off with the pretty pierced circle framing the delicate bit of designer paper. Love it! Sorry you were not feeling so good, but hope you're better every day.

  8. Absolutely lovely, Katie! I love the way you created this special card base. It truly makes the gorgeous peony shine. What a perfect sentiment! (It just may be my all-time favorite sentiment!) The lucky recipient will treasure this card forever. You have been missed, Katie. I'm so glad that you are feeling better. Happy card making and enjoy some walks in your garden, too! ♡