Friday, July 14, 2017

Feeling Blue Tree Peonies ~ Power Poppy

Alright...I played with my Minc Machine again.  I can't help myself sometimes.  It's just so much fun and has such striking results.  It works so beautifully with Marcella's elegantly detailed images.

I wanted to participate in Julie's Hues to Use challenge this week and it's all about blues.  So, I created my background using Faded Jeans and Broken China Distress Ink Oxides.  I then created a collage of peonies using Power Poppy's Digital Tree Peonies and Photoshop.  I printed it out, photo copied it, and then ran it through the Minc Machine with White foil.  I stamped a sentiment, from the Burst of Kindness Power Poppy set, onto white cardstock and diecut it using a Stitched Fishtail Flag by Die-namics.

I used my Clear Wink of Stella pen to add some sparkly highlights, that you can see better in the enlarged photo below, and lastly, added some "water droplets" by squirting different sizes of Crystal Clear Glass Effect Gel (Viva), and Black Perlent-Pen (Viva) onto my craft mat and letting them dry;  that way I could control my sizes.  I then adhered them with Glossy Accents.

That about sums up my card for today.  Be sure to join in for our Hues to Use could be one of our guest stars of this column in one of the upcoming weeks.

Now, for some more inspiration, check out the following Bloomie Blogs:
Christine Okken
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

Thanks for dropping by!!  I hope you are enjoying a nice weekend

  Happy Stamping! 

Paper:  White (PTI)
Ink:  Faded Jeans and Broken China (Ranger Distress Oxide Inks), Black Onyx (Versafine), Photo Copier
Dies:  Stitched A2 Banners and Rectangles (JustRite), Stitched Fishtail Flags (Die-namics)
Accessories:  Christmas Quilt Embossing Folder (Couture Creations), Minc Machine, White Minc Foil, Crystal Clear Glass Effect Gel (Viva Decor), Black Perlen-Pen (Viva Decor) 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Play Ball with Power Poppy


Hello my creative friends!!!  I have a patriotic, sporty, Power Poppy Birthday card to share with y'all today!  Julie, appropriately so, chose red/white/blue colors for the Hues to Use challenge this week, and I thought, a baseball card would fit perfectly with those colors since, in my humble opinion, baseball is America's sport.    I know some may disagree, but that's how I feel ;)  Mainly because I love baseball.

I took Power Poppy's Play Ball stamp set and stamped the equipment collage five times just so I could color and cut out the top baseball bat and one of the balls for my grouping.  

For the fence, I just took Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and ran it lightly over white cardstock until I achieved the look I was going for.  I then cut it into strips, trimmed off the corners and lined the strips up. 

For the inside, I added some scrap pieces of the dp I used on the front, as well as a stamped banner (I stamped the image on red and blue cardstock and adhered the cut blue piece to the red banner.  I also used my Misti to make sure I was able to line up the sentiment perfectly inside. it's the beginning of the month, there's a new Power and Spark challenge too being hosted by our dear Ally.  She's challenging you to CASE one of the Bloomies.  Click HERE for all the details.

Power Poppy is also having a great sale while Marcella is on Vacation.  All Power Poppy Digis will be 20% off from July 6-14.  So be sure to head on over to the Power Poppy!!

For some more inspiration, head on over to the following Bloomie Blogs:

Cindy Lawrence
Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

That's it for me today!  I hope you had an awesome week, and have an even better weekend!!

  Happy Stamping!! 

StampsPlay Ball (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X- Press It, Kraft and White (PTI), Sweet Freedom (Pink Paislee), Work Hard, Play Hard (Carta Bella)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Hickory Smoke and Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Dies:  Stitched A2 Banners and Rectangles (JustRite)
Accessories:  Copics, Distrezz-it-All (Zutter), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Mini Stapler (Tim Holtz) 
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