Hello friends!! Are you ready for the weekend? The only thing I have planned for this weekend is stamping my heart away! Power Poppy will be releasing 7 new Clear Stamp Sets this next week, and we will be hopefully inspiring you with some fabulous ways to use them starting June 24.
But first...I have a card to share using Power Poppy's newest digital image called Rose and Chamomile. The Instant Gardeners showcased it on the 15th. In case you didn't get to see what these uber talented designers shared, here is a link to the Power Poppy Blog which includes a link list to all those participating.
I went a "tad" whimsical with my rose today. My daughter informed me, that for me, this is whimsical. However, for true whimsical artists, this isn't even close. See all the white dots I added? Now that's whimsy..........for me. I think I got a bit carried away, but I think it's rather fun.
I also hauled out my Minc Machine again. I hadn't used it since Christmas, and thought this beautifully elegant rose deserved to be framed in the most elegant way I could. So, I photocopied the Decorative Labels Twenty-Eight die (Spellbinders) onto White Cardstock, added Matte Gold Foil over it, and ran it through my Minc Machine. I then diecut it using the same die, and this is the result. Isn't it just so delicate and shiny? For the sentiment banner, I first printed out the sentiment, layed the banner die over it (it has to have an opening to work), then ran it through my photocopier. After that, I added the Matte Gold Foil, and once again, ran it through the Minc Machine. I LOVE how it's framed. I have a close-up view below.
I wanted the background to be embossed, and didn't have an embossing folder large enough to cover the whole background, so I split it in two. I decided where I wanted a blank area to be for the ribbon, marked it with a faint pencil line, and embossed each end up to that line. I then scored a couple of lines on the back side to frame the blank strip.
Now, I also wanted the background to have a matte gold frame, and didn't have a die large enough to Minc the border. So I cut the matting to size, rounded the corners, and used my 18KT Gold Leafing Pen (Krylon) to edge it.
Lastly, I added an organza ribbon which I lightly (and I mean lightly) heated with my heating tool to give it some curves and texture. If you hold the heat tool too close for too long, the ribbon will melt into a blob.
Whew...that's finally it for today. Be sure to stop by the following Bloom Brigaders for some more inspiration this week.
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence
- Julie Koerber
- Kathy Jones
- Stacy Morgan
- Tosha Leyendekker
- Power Poppy Blog
And don't forget to join us for our Power and Spark Challenge. Cindy is encouraging us to send some Happy Mail, and we would love to see what you come up with!!
Copics: Rose ~ BV08, BV17, BV13, BV02, BV00 Leaves BG99, BG96, BG93, BG90, E55, YG0000, Pods ~ Y17, Y15, Y13, RV63 Chamomile ~ RV55, RV63, R35, YG05, C3 Background ~ C4, C2, C0
Thanks for dropping by!
Stamps: Rose and Chamomile (Power Poppy)
Paper: X-Press It, White (PTI)
Dies: Labels 28, Decorative Labels 28, Ribbon Banners (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Copics, Minc Machine, Photo Copier, Embossing Folder (We R Memory Keepers), ScorPal, Organza Ribbon, 18KT Gold Leafing Pen (Krylon), White Signo Gel Pen, Dimensional Tape, 1" Corner Rounder (SU!)