Azalea Stamp Set by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a project for Fun Friday at Power Poppy! I’ve set aside holiday stamps for the moment to feature the Azalea Stamp Set that was languishing in my stash! I’ve linked all the supplies for today’s project with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

  • Azalea Stamp Set by Power Poppy
  • Jumbo Tag Die by The Stamp Market
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below
Rowhouse Greetings | Azalea Stamp Set by Power Poppy

Step by Step for Azalea Stamp Set

Rowhouse Greetings | Azaleas Stamp Set by Power Poppy

For more Power Poppy inspiration today be sure to pop by and see:

Christine Okken
Power Poppy Blog

That’s it from me today! See you soon!

Supplies

COPICS: R20, R22, R24, R29 (flower); G21, G40, G46 (leaves); E70, E77 (branch); W00, W0, W1, W3 (background); BV00 (drop shadow)

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

MFT 2020 Card Design Superstar Challenge: Clean & Simple Genius

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! I’m back today with my entry in the Clean & Simple Genius category for the MFT 2020 Card Design Superstar Challenge. I don’t participate in many card challenges, but this one just resonates with me so I give it a try every year.

Clean & Simple Genius Entry

Rowhouse Greetings | You Gnome Me by My Favorite Things for MFT 2020 Card Design Superstar Challenge: Clean & Simple Genius

For my entry, I used an older stamp – You Gnome Me – along with its coordinating dies. This is an older stamp that has been retired, but it is a particular favorite of mine. I selected one of the gnome images and colored it along with one of the snails with Copic markers (see list below). For the sentiment, I inked up the Here’s A Huge Hug stamp with black ink and stamped it on a piece of Sweet Tooth cardstock. I selected the pattern papers from the Sweet Celebrations and the Black & White Stripes 6×6 paper packs. For the background, I used Grout Gray cardstock, also by My Favorite Things.

Rowhouse Greetings | You Gnome Me by My Favorite Things for MFT 2020 Card Design Superstar Challenge: Clean & Simple Genius

That’s it for me today! See you next time.

Supplies

  • You Gnome Me stamp and coordinating dies by My Favorite Things
  • Here’s A Huge Hug by My Favorite Things
  • Sweet Celebrations 6×6 paper pack by My Favorite Things
  • Black & White Stripes 6×6 paper pack by My Favorite Things
  • Sweet Tooth & Grout Gray cardstock by My Favorite Things
  • COPICS: E000, E00, E21, E04, E93 (skin); C0, C1, C2 (beard); B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 (hat & pants); C0, C1 (shirt); BV04 (suspenders); C4, C7 (boots); YG17, YG21, YG25 (flower pot); G03, G09, B91, E93, BV00 (flowers & leaves); E04, E07, E09, YG17, YG21, YG25 (snail)

Corner Blooms by My Favorite Things

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! I decided to take a break from holiday cards and color up some of the floral images that have been languishing in my stash. So today I’m featuring Corner Blooms by My Favorite Things to create a card for my friend Kim. She has been making face masks and sent me one to add to my rotation. So I needed a card to send as a thank you. I’ve linked all the supplies for today’s project with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Corner Blooms by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

Step by Step

Coloring Details for Corner Blooms

I colored the image with Copic markers, working from light to dark. I didn’t want the end result to be solid color so I flicked the color on the petals making sure that I left some white for highlights and used the darker colors to emphasize the shadows and texture of the petals.

Rowhouse Greetings | Corner Blooms by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

That’s it for me today! See you soon.

Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: BV000, BV00, BV01, BV04 (flowers); YG61, YG63, YG67 (flowers); C1, C2 (drop shadow)

Sing Joy by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! It’s Labor Day here in the US and we’re having a quiet day at home. I decided that I’m going to take time today to work on my colored pencil skills. That’s assuming I have any. Coloring with Copic markers came easily to me but I really struggle with colored pencils. And I’ve tried a lot of different brands. I have a full set of Prismacolors and partial sets of Polychromos and Luminance pencils. But still I struggle. So I signed up for Sandy Allnock’s jump start class for colored pencils and I’m going to work on some of the exercises today. I can’t say enough good things about Sandy – she’s a fabulous artist and I love her coloring videos. If you’re not familiar with her work, check out her YouTube channel.

Today’s Project

Rowhouse Greetings | Sing Joy by Mo's Digital Pencil

Supplies for today’s project are linked to multiple sources at the end of this post. Product links may also be displayed in the brackets following the product name. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!

Today’s project features:

  • Sing Joy by Mo’s Digital Pencil
  • Winter Window by Mo’s Digital Pencil
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below

Coloring the Image

I created the scene by merging two digital images by Mo’s Digital Pencil: Sing Joy and Winter Window. The compiled image was printed on Hammermill Color Copy Cover [AZ] and colored with Copic markers.

Yes, I used a lot of markers because the image had a lot of different elements – skin, hair, clothing plus architectural elements such as bricks, windows, etc. But if you look closely at the Copic list below in the supplies, you’ll see that I repeated several markers across the image. The skin tones reappear in the fur of the cat and the bricks. The colors from the dress are repeated in the mittens and the window frames. The colors in the window panes are used for cast shadows. I did this so that the color scheme has an overall cohesiveness rather than a bunch of random colors jumbled together.

Finishing the Project

Once the coloring was complete, I used the Antique Frames die set by Penny Black to trim the image. I selected one of the stamps from the Christmas Cheer stamp set by Penny Black [AZ] as the sentiment using Verafine Clare in Nocturne [SBC] and heat embossing it with Nuvo Crystal Clear Embossing Powder [SBC | SP]. Since there were already a lot of colors in the image, I mounted the image on Grout Gray Card Stock by My Favorite Things [MFT] using craft foam for added dimension.

This card has been entered in the following challenges:

OK – that’s it for me today! See you soon.

Supplies

COPICS: E000, E00, E11 E04, E93, R20 (skin); E23, E29 (hair); B91, B93, B95, B97 (jacket & hat); N0, N1, N3, N6 (shawl); YG61, YG63, YG67 (dress & mittens); E11, E13, E07 (bricks); YG61, YG63 (window frame); Y11, BV00, BV23 (windows) E00, E07, E11 (bricks); E000, E00, E11, BV00 (cat); BV00, BG000, B000, BG10 (snow); W00, W0, W1 (background); BV00, BV23 (shadows)

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

Berry Sweet Holiday by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Another quick post featuring a card from (you guessed it!) Power Poppy. I’m still in holiday card mode, having fun with images that I know will be unique cards. I’ve picked a couple of stamps that I’m going to use for bulk card making, but in the meantime, I’m having fun with creating cards here and there as time permits.

Rowhouse Greetings | Berry Sweet Holiday Stamp Set by Power Poppy

Supplies for today’s project are linked to multiple sources at the end of this post. Product links may also be displayed in the brackets following the product name. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!

Today’s project features:

Colored with Copic markers on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock for Alcohol Markers. This paper does not have the same level of blendability as X-Press It, but I like it because the paper is bright white. For the die cutting, I used the Ornate Banner set from PinkFresh Studio and papers from various paper packs from My Favorite Things.

Rowhouse Greetings | Berry Sweet Holiday Stamp Set by Power Poppy
Power Poppy Bloom Brigade

Stacy Morgan
Power Poppy Blog

That’s it for me today! See you soon!

Supplies

COPICS: N1, N3, N5, RV23, RV25, RV29, BG07 (candy cane); G20, G21, G24 (mistletoe leaves); YG03, YG17, YG67 (holly leaves); RV25, RV29, Y35 (holly berries); YG00, YG03, Y35 (mistletoe berries); BG000, BG01, BG05, BG09 (ribbon); BV00, BV23 (shadows)

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!