Friday, December 28, 2018

Snuggle Down Valentine ~ Power Poppy

I hope you haven't stored away all your Power Poppy Christmas stamp sets yet.  Because some of them still have some months of use left in them.  

I hauled out the Snuggle Down set along with Grandma's Snowflakes to make this sweet Valentine's day card.  I used the plaids from the Snuggle Down set, and the sentiment (from Grandma's Snowflakes) is just shortened by isolating the top part of the sentiment.  I just taped off the "at Christmas" part with repositionable tape, inked it up with Smokey Gray Versafine ink, removed the tape and stamped.  I sponged on some Distress Oxide inks for the the backgrounds and inked up the stitched plaid stamp with Worn Lipstick (Ranger Distress Oxide). I love how the Oxide inks respond to water platters.  

The rest of the plaid was stamped with Whisper White pigment ink by Stampin' Up.    The rose was made using a Bitty Blossoms Spellbinders die, and the leaves are from a Martha Stewart punch.  If you look close, you can see that I added stitching to the square background with one of the Snuggle Down Plaid stamps too.  It's very subtle.

That about sums up my project for today.  I hope you are enjoying the tail end of 2018, and that 2019 is filled with wonderful memory making moments!!

  Happy Stamping!

StampsSnuggle Down, Grandma's Snowflakes (Power Poppy)
Paper:  White (PTI)
Ink:  Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick (Ranger Distress Oxide), Whisper White (SU!)
Dies:  Heart and Scalloped Heart, Bitty Blossoms (Spellbinders), Stitched Fishtail Flag (Die-Namics MFT)
Accessories:  Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart)

Friday, December 21, 2018

Hoppy Snowflakes ~ Power Poppy

Hello everyone.  It's been quite awhile since I've posted and I'm very sorry.  Life has a way of interrupting our plans and expectations sometimes, and I haven't been able to stamp like I'd like to. But I'm back, and excited to share my creation with you today.

I had fun combining two very different Power Poppy stamp sets:  Grandma's Snowflakes and O Hoppy Day.  There are quite a few birthdays that we celebrate in December, and I've been told (I don't drink beer, so I'm going according to what others have said), that beer is best when it's really, really cold.  So, I thought...snow is cold...why not combine these two sets for some fun, to celebrate a friend's birthday.

I started by diecutting a piece of kraft cardstock, left it in the die, and taped it to my surface.   I masked off a 2 1/4" stripe on the bottom third, and then sponged on some Whisper White (SU!) pigment ink.  I removed the masking and stamped the Grandma's Snowflakes.  

Then, I stamped the O Hoppy Day image with Gray Flannel (Memento) Ink and colored it with Copics.  I used Liquid Applique for the foam, and the sentiment was stamped with Onyx Black (Versafine).  Lastly, I splattered on some white acrylic paint, and can see more detail below.

That's it for my project today.  Be sure to check out the following Bloomie blogs for some incredible inspiration!!! 

Christine Okken
Julie Koerber

I hope you are enjoying getting ready for Christmas.  I actually have all my gifts wrapped and under the tree and am ready for the festivities to begin.  The Leyendekker Christmas get-together is actually this very evening.  It's quite a big deal because we usually have 80+  there.  My in-laws are 90 and 91 years, and have 8 children who are all married.  There are 29 Grandchildren and 30 Great Grandchildren with 2 on the way.  And...most live in California.  Only 3 Grandchildren live out of state with their spouses and kids.  It can be a bit crazy.  :)

I hope you have the most Blessed Christmas!!!
  Happy Stamping!


StampsGrandma's Snowflakes, O Hoppy Day (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Kraft and White (PTI)
Ink:  Whisper White (SU!), Gray Flannel (Memento), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Dies:  Scored and Pierced Rectangles (Spellbinders)
CopicsGlass:  YR 24, YR23, YR21 Wheat ~ E44, E43, E41 Hops ~ YG67, YG23, YG13, YG00 Leaves ~ BG99, BG96, BG93, BG90, YG91, YG00  
Accessories:  Liquid Applique, White Acrylic Paint
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