Friday, March 31, 2017

Sweet Memories ~ Power Poppy

It's Friday!!  Woo-Hoo!!  And I am excited to share today's Power Poppy card that I made combining two sets:  Sweet Memories and Move the Soul

The front panel is actually just one layer.  I hosted Inspire Me Monday, a few weeks ago on the Power Poppy Blog, inspiring stampers to use images in unexpected ways.  (You can view the post HERE.) And I thought it would be fun to use those same images again to create another border.  I started by taking the Rounded Rectangle die by Dienamics (MFT) and diecut a negative space into copy paper, laid it over my X-Press It panel and taped it down to reveal a rounded rectangle opening.

I took my Ranger Distress Inks (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Black Soot) and lightly distressed inside the rectangle opening.  After that, I took the tire tracks and smoke images from the Move the Soul set and stamped around the borders, with Black Soot (Ranger Distress), to give it grungy look.  Next, I stamped the floral stems and peas, (from the Sweet Memories set) around the blackened border, with Whisper White (SU!) pigment ink and embossed them so the images would pop against the distressed background.

Now for the flower.  I stamped the Sweet Pea image directly onto the X-Press It cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored it with Copics.  Now I know Sweet Peas aren't normally red, but I took creative license and colored mine red because I thought the bold color looked good with the grungy distressed background.  Lastly, I added some splattered ink with watered down Black Soot and Vintage Photo Distress Inks, some Sequins, and a burlap string bow.  Oh...I also added a sweet little "hello" sentiment, from the Sweet Memories set, towards the bottom.

For some more creative Power Poppy inspiration, stop by Stacy's blog

That's it dear friends.  I hope I've inspired to you get creative today.

Copics: Sweet Pea ~ R39, R37, R35, R32, R30, G28, G46, G24, YG23

Thanks a bunch for dropping by!  Have a great weekend!  And....
  Happy Stamping!


StampsSweet Memories and Move the Soul (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Black and Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black Soot, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress), Whisper White (SU!)
Dies:  Rounded Rectangle (Dienamics), Rectangle Stitched Die (Waltzingmouse)
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder (SU!), Sequins (Pizzazz Aplenty), Black Burlap String 


Jane said...

What a beautifully coloured flower and such a lovely stamp

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Tosh, this is AMAZING! I was looking at it and trying to decide (before I read your posts, which I always do) what stamps you used. WOW, was I surprised...and delighted! I love how you've encouraged us to "think out of the box" to use our stamps in ways like this one. Beautifully done, and I am still smiling to think that a motorcycle "ran over" your card! Haha! Stunning and beautifully done with the black, cream, and the single vibrant red sweet pea! Hugs and love! xoxo

Davi said...

The red Sweet Pea look wonderful on the grungy Background, simple but beautiful :)

Karen W said...

Very pretty and love the background also.

JoAnn said...

The flower is beautiful and so is your background. I love how you did the one layer. TFS

Stacy Morgan said...

Very striking Tosh. The black really sets the red off and I like the way you used the tendrils to create the border. This is beautiful!

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