Hello Power Poppy friends!! Have you been enjoying the peeks? Have we enabled you yet? Well, we are sharing the stamp version of the Glads and Gerberas that were released as digitals in May. That's right, for those of you that like to ink up your images, you will now be able to have these two flowers, along with a variety of sentiments that fit perfectly with the flowers. The set is called: Dynamic Duo: Glads and Gerberas.
Now, I have two cards to share with you today, and there's a story behind just why also. In the one above, you will see primarily white Gerberas, with a hint of shadowing in the background, turquoise centers, and a charcoal gray stripe along the side.
For my second card, I colored the trio three different colors and added a aqua stripe to the side panel. Okay...have you ever battled with an image thinking it had you whipped?1?! Don't get me wrong...Gerberas are one of my favorite flowers, and Marcella has designed them beautifully. I made a card with them in May and thoroughly enjoyed coloring them. You can see that card HERE.
Well, I wanted to try my hand at a more modern graphic card with this trio, and it gave me fits. I literally colored this set 13 times, fussy cut the blooms 6 times, layered, burnished, added fun flock, stickles, rhinestone centers, and none of them fit with the look I wanted. I finally decided on solid colored petals. No shading what-so-ever. And then...would you believe I ended up with two that I liked and couldn't decide which one to use. First I couldn't make even one I was happy with, and now I have two. So, what's a stamper to do, but make 2.
I created the striped border using Copics that coordinated with the colors I used on the flowers. Each sentiment panel was colored with a Copic before stamping the sentiment onto it also. And lastly, the base panel was embossed with a polka-dot embossing folder (Cuttlebug).
So, there you have it...my struggle with these two cards. But it was worth it. I'm happy with the result, and now I have two cards.
Here's a list of the Bloom Brigade participants today. If you haven't visited their blogs yet, you, my friends, are missing out. These gals are uber inspirational!!
Stamps: Dynamic Duo: Glads and Gerberas (Power Poppy)
Paper: White and Smokey Shadow (PTI), X-Press it Blending
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Copics, Long Classic Rectangles (Spellbinders), Dotted Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Sequins (Teresa Collins), Corner Rounder, Quickie Glue Pen, Glitter