Vital Rose by Power Poppy

Vital Rose by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with another card featuring the Vital Rose digital stamp by Power Poppy. I’ve been playing with no-line coloring and thought that this would be a great image to use.

The Vital Rose image comes with a no line version where the usual black lines are considerably lighter. I lightened them further (because apparently I like a good challenge). I kept a reference copy of the image nearby to help.

There is a fabulous video by Cindy Lawrence in which she colors this same image in shades of blue. She started by determining the darkest areas of each petal across the entire rose. I couldn’t visualize that, so I started from the center of the rose and worked petal by petal. It took awhile to complete and was pretty painstaking, but the end result was worthwhile.

Rowhouse Greetings | Vital Rose (Color Map) by Power Poppy

Once I was finished coloring the image, I stamped a sentiment from the Floribunda stamp set by Power Poppy in Versafine ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I trimmed the image using the Nordic Frame die set by The Greetery. I layered the image with a gingham paper from the Tiny Check 6×6 paper pack by My Favorite Things.

Rowhouse Greetings | Vital Rose by Power Poppy

It’s important to remember that sometimes Copic coloring has an ugly stage. I’ve learned that I just have to keep going and work past it. After all, it’s only ink and paper. If it’s still ugly in the end, then I can just throw it away.

I won’t say that it was quick and easy, but I am pleased with the results.

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Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#; Tiny Check 6×6 Paper Pack by My Favorite Things
Stamp: Vital Rose (*) by Power Poppy; Floribunda (*) by Power Poppy
Ink: Versafine in Onyz Black by Tsukineko
Die: Nordic Frame by The Greetery
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Clear by Ranger
Copics: R24, R35, R37, R59 (rose); YG03, G24, G46 (leaves & stem)

8 thoughts on “Vital Rose by Power Poppy

  1. OMG what a beautiful rose! The flower looks like velvet and the blending is amazing. Love the embossing folder too. Just beautiful…

  2. What a gorgeous rose Nancy, roses are my favorite flowers. Your colouring is great, I can almost smell the rose.
    Thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekend.

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