Friday, February 15, 2019

Color Blocked Sunset Sway ~ Power Poppy

 
Happy, Happy Friday!!!  I am so excited to share this card with you today.  Most of the time...seriously, almost every time...I have an idea, start to implement it, and my card takes a number of different turns, not even close to where my idea started.  But today's card...went exactly as planned, and I'm so happy with the result.

I started by printing out Power Poppy's Sunset Sway image onto X-Press It blending cardstock.  I then diecut it to the size I wanted.  Then, using a clear ruler and pencil, I lightly added some blocking to the background.  After I had the design I wanted, I colored the background with Copic Markers, starting with the darkest of the colors by the lines, and lightening as I went out.  (Except for behind the flowers: the darkest areas are close to the petals and leaves.)  Then, using my Copic 0 (blending marker) I used the wedge side to make bricks. (I learned this from Jennifer Dove at Boot Camp...so many techniques to learn there.)  For the turquoise and orange background, I blotted Copic blending solution very lightly using a slightly doused natural sponge.

Now, for the Sunset Sway image. I printed it out two times so I could color the flowers separately, burnish them (Click HERE for the burnishing technique tutorial I posted to the Power Poppy blog), and pop up the petals on the main image.  But, before I added the flowers,  I stamped the sentiment, on the bottom, using the clear stamp set Pure Prairie Spirit, and splattered some black and white acrylic paint to the background.

Below I hope you can see the dimension to the flowers and butterfly.  I glued down the bases of each and added dimensional tape to the petals and butterfly wings.  Lastly, I added the Versamark stamped and embossed sentiment "dear friend" from the Always Here Power Poppy clear stamp set, after distressing the edges, as well as all the edges of the main panel.
 

Whew...I hope that all made sense.  For some more Power Poppy inspiration, check out the following Bloom Brigade blogs:

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Tosha Leyendekker
---you are here


Thanks a bunch for dropping by!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

  Happy Stamping!! 

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Stamps Sunset Sway, Pure Prairie Spirit, Always Here (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Black (PTI), Red (AC)
Ink:  Versamark, Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder (SU!), Sepia Copic Multiliner, Chipboard Heart Stickers (Studio Calico), Sewing Machine, Dimensional Tape, Stylus, White Gelly Roll 05 (Sakura) 

Friday, February 8, 2019

Love #Always ~ Power Poppy




I have a CAS masculine card to share with y'all today.  I've been having fun with my Tim Holtz Mixed Media #4 Thinlits.  Today I used the Stones.  Click Here to read about how I add them to my cards.  For my sentiment, I used the Power Poppy Stamp set Good Thinking Love Notes.  They are out of stock right now, but Power Poppy has a variety of sets that include loving sentiments.  Click HERE to see just a few of them.

That about sums up my card for today.  I told you it was CAS.  ;)



Be sure to visit the following Bloom Brigade blogs for some incredible inspiration:

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber

Katie Sims 
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope you are enjoying a productive and creative weekend!

Happy Stamping! 

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StampsGood Thinking Love Notes (Power Poppy)
Paper:  White and Black (PTI) Gray (unknown)
Ink:  Barn Door (Distress Oxide ~Ranger), Black Onyx (Versafine)
Dies:  Stitched A2 Rectangles (Just Rite), Stitched Fishtail Flags (Die-namics ~ MFT), Stitched Squares (The Ton Couture Cuts)
 

Friday, February 1, 2019

Natural Beauties ~ Power Poppy

 
Hello my creative friends!!!  I hope you are all doing well and have been finding a ton of inspiration all around you.  Before I talk about my post though, I have to just say, my heart goes out to all those in the Midwest states who are suffering such rigid temperatures.  I experienced a -60 degree (with windchill) day while in college in the 1980's, and it isn't a day I would ever choose to revisit, that's for sure.  I'm praying you all stay warm and safe!!!

Now, for today's card.  I thought I'd bring a little sunshine and love with Spring flowers framed with a heart.  I used Power Poppy's Natural Beauties stamp set.  I colored the image with Copics, and  diecut a heart out of a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4" piece of cardstock.  I then added bricks that I diecut using one of Tim Holtz's Mixed Media #4 Brick Thinlits.  I diecut a separate piece, laid the negative over my piece of cardstock and glued the pieces inside their frames.  I then removed the negative diecut piece and voila...you get a brick background.  I hope that all just made sense.  I also added some sweet little Clear Drops that I got from Studio Katia.

Below is a close-up so you can see the brick detail better.
 




That's it for my project today, But before you go, I have a Power Poppy Special to share with you.  The clear set Hellebore and Hyacinth is on sale for $12.99, and the two digi sets Hellebores and Hyacinth Bulb in Glass are on sale for $2.99.  You better hurry though.  The sale is only good through Sunday.

Now, be sure to visit the following Bloom Brigade Blogs for some more inspiration!!!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

Power Poppy 

I'm so glad you dropped by.  I hope you have a beautiful, safe, inspired weekend!!

  Happy Stamping!!  
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StampsNatural Beauties (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Bazzill
Ink:  Gray Flannel (Memento), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Dies:  Nesting Hearts (Hero Arts), Mixed Media #4 Thinlits (Sizzix), Stitched Fishtail Flags (Die-namics)
Accessories:  Copics, Clear Drops (Studio Katia), Mini-Stapler (Tim Holtz), Mini Heart Punch, Rhinestone (Pizzazz Aplenty), Dimensional Tape, White Gel Pen (Sakura) 
 
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