Power Poppy Sneak Preview – Day 3

Strong and Beautiful by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING POWER POPPY FANS! I’m back for Day 3 of the Enchanted Garden previews. This time I’m featuring the new Strong and Beautiful clear stamp set. Whether colored to the nines or stamped in a single ink, this illustration makes a gorgeous statement. An unfurling peony bloom is offset with ferns, lenten roses, and bluebells in a combination you won’t find anywhere but Power Poppy. No matter how you rotate or crop this exuberant floral, you’ll come out on top! Five sentiments have clear letters so that you can color them in to coordinate with your palette, and each one carries an empowering or uplifting message. A single lenten rose (Hellebore) and fern frond can be used in conjunction with the main image or on their own. This stamp canvas measures 5″ x 6″.

I decided to pair the single Hellebore with a simple sentiment (because sometimes less is more!). For the background, I applied gel medium through a stencil and when dry, I added gilding flakes in gold, silver and copper. I love this technique, but the gilding flakes can easily become airborne so make you don’t have a fan running while the jar is open. Don’t ask how I know….

Rowhouse Greetings | Strong and Beautiful by Power Poppy

The effect is different from embossing powder — a little more texture and shine. Here’s a detail image of the background.

Rowhouse Greetings | Strong and Beautiful by Power Poppy

Time to blog hop! Check out what the rest of the team has for you and as always be sure you stop by the Power Poppy blog.

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
Barbara Walker
Broni Holcombe

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

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Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#
Stamp: Strong and Beautiful (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Stencil: Burlap Layering Stencil by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Tacky When Dry Gel Medium by The Crafters Workshop; Nuvo Gilding Flakes in Radiant Gold, Silver Bullion, and Sunkissed Copper
Copics: R32, R35, R37 (flower); YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves)

10 thoughts on “Power Poppy Sneak Preview – Day 3

  1. Shut the front door! This is amazing! I love, love, love the foiled accents behind your main image. What pizzazz! And, what a great backdrop to that beautifully colored main image. This is a stunner!

  2. This card is beautiful! I would have never guessed this to be a burlap stencil. The effect is wonderful especially paired with this great image from Power Poppy!

  3. Awesome card Nancy, I love your colouring and gorgeous background. Thank you so much for sharing your card made with this beautiful stamp set.

  4. Firstly, your card is awesome and love how you did your background!! Second, you made me laugh about the gilding flakes vs fan comment!! And thirdly, is that another scan and cut….because you are making me want that machine for myself if it’s easy to use as the result is fantastic!

    1. I put off purchasing a Scan and Cut, but I found a great deal on Amazon and took the plunge. I’m not handy with scissors, so fussy cutting is not my forte. This is a game changer for me. And by the way, I still have gilding flakes floating around the room…

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