Friday, November 3, 2017

Winter Wonderland Portion Control ~ Power Poppy

Happy Friday!!  Shoot...Happy November!!  This is my favorite month because this is when we get our Fall colors in Central California, and when the weather finally starts to get cooler!!  The 60's are projected for this whole next week, with a few showers thrown in the mix.  That is HUGE!!  We need rain so badly!
So, since it's a new month, that means it's time for a new Power Poppy Power and Spark challenge and the super talented Cindy has come up with a fun one.  We are to practice portion control.  That means, use only portions of an image on your project.  We'd love to have you join us too.  You could win a $50 shopping spree if you do!!  Now, how can you pass up that opportunity!!

I decided it would be fun to make a Double Gatefold card with a belly band.  I haven't done that in many years!!!  If you'd like a tutorial, a good one can be found HERE on Splitcoaststampers.  I used the new Winter Wonderland image that I diecut using Gold Labels Four (Spellbinders).  I cut it in half, and added it to the front of my double fold along with a belly band to hold it closed.

The sentiment on the inside is from the new Flowering Santa set.  I love mixing and matching sets.  It gives you so many more options.

Here's a close up of the closed card and it's belly band.  The sentiment is from the new Glitter House Village set.  If you haven't seen the new Happiest Holiday 2017 collection yet, be sure to visit the Power Poppy store and check it out.  These sets are all quite incredible!!

CopicsPoinsettia ~ T5, T3, T1, T0, BG93, BG90, B02, B000  Anemones ~ W5, W3, W1, W00, B14, B12, B00, B000, T7, T5, T3  Leaves ~ BG93, BG90  Pepperberries ~ B00, B000

For some more inspiration, check out the following Bloom Brigade Blogs:  

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims

Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

Thanks a bunch for visiting.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!
  Happy Stamping!!  

Paper:  X-Press It, Smokey Gray (PTI), Silver Bells (Kaisercraft)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Gold Labels Four (Spellbinders), Stitched Rounded Rectangles (Die-namics) 
Accessories:  Copics, Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Scor-Pal, 1/2" Corner Rounder (EK Success) 


ChristineCreations said...

That’s really beautiful and so creative Tosh! Gorgeous tone on tone shading with the pops of blue too!

Ann said...

Beautiful card Tosh.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that is gorgeous, it just feels wintery and love the fold!

Donna Ellis said...

Tosh, what an incredible way of featuring your beautiful flowers, with the subtle shading and intriguing fold. Gorgeous!

Stacy Morgan said...

Thud... Oh my goodness Tosha! This is GORGEOUS!!! Simply gorgeous! Love the hints of the blue with the grays.... oh my word.. I just can't stop looking at this. The fold is totally clever to boot. I need to case this! I was doing a light gray with blues recently, I need to do this version. I LOVE this, it is totally Gorgeous sweet friend!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is absolutely STUNNING, Tosh!

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, TOSH! This is gorgeous, and I agree that a "thud" is in order too! Your mono-tonal is exquisite with the touches of blue, and the gate fold is beautiful with the decorative die! It's stunning and will be cherished for a LONG time! Yes, you surely do need some rain, and I know you are enjoying the cooler weather! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

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