New class! Laurel Burch Holidays, December 11, 2018, Queen’s Ink, Savage Mills, MD

Join me for a new Copic marker class featuring Laurel Burch holiday themed stamps sets from Stampendous. In this class, you will make two cards, with emphasis on basic Copic skills such as ink blending. There will also be a bonus card that you can make in class if time permits or take home to make at your convenience. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today! CLASS FEE $25

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 
To register, please call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Rowhouse Greetings | Laurel Burch Feline Candle by Stampendous

 

BONUS CARD

Rowhouse Greetings | Laurel Burch Wreath Mare by Stampendous

BRING TO CLASS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that Nancy will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection.

Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • RV06: Cerise
  • Y17: Golden Yellow
  • YR04: Chrome Orange
  • YR09  Chinese Orange
  • YG03: Yellow Green
  • YG07: Acid Green
  • YG17: Grass Green
  • BG11: Moon White
  • BG13: Mint Green
  • B04: Tahitian Blue
  • B06: Peacock Blue
  • C8: Cool Gray No. 8
  • FV2: Fluorescent Dull Violet (can substitute B69 or B79)
OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring:
  • 3 ink blending tools and clean foam refills (such as Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools / Foam Refills or Nuvo Blending Sponges)
  • Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, and Twisted Citron (can substitute regular Distress Inks)
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Ranger Multi Medium Matte)
  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape

Snowdrops and Tea Roses — Release Day

HELLO ALL! How about starting off the day with a new digital release from Power Poppy! This one is titled Snowdrops and Tea Roses and the digital download also includes a no line version of this stunning arrangement of roses, snowdrops and holly as well as two merry sentiments.

Here’s the inside story from Marcella:

The first in a series of bouquets nestled inside vintage French café au lait bowls. Festive enough for Christmas cards; cozy enough for a winter’s afternoon coloring session. This scene features a trio of hybrid tea roses arranged with crisp white snowdrops and variegated holly. Be open and adventurous with your coloring, ie: berries can be white/pink/light green if you are using red roses. Holly doesn’t always have to be red. Remember, we are making the picture, nature is just one of our inspirations. 

A few tea rose varieties to use as inspirations to make this bouquet especially festive: ‘Bewitched’ (pale pink), ‘Neil Diamond’ (red-and-white streaked), ‘Cinnamon Dolce’ (dark red with pink streaks), ‘Gemini’ (creamy center with coral pink edges), ‘World War II Memorial Rose’ (light pink with tinges of red).

So here’s my take on the image:

Rowhouse Greetings | Snowdrops & Tea Roses by Power Poppy

I was short on time so I knew that I had to keep my card design simple because there just wasn’t time to do anything too elaborate. I printed my image and sentiment on X-Press It Blending Card and die cut the shape so that I could gauge size of the background.  When I was ready to color, I started with the roses and the rest of the color scheme evolved from there. I hadn’t planned on coloring the background, but the colors of the floral elements were so soft that the background needed a bit of a punch.  Although I know I should do the background first, I ended up adding it (carefully!) at the end. This seems happens to me all the time so I have a lot of practice in inserting a background after the fact. But I’m very visual, so sometimes I don’t really know where I’m going until I start putting ink on the paper.

Rowhouse Greetings | Snowdrops & Tea Roses by Power Poppy

Although this digital stamp set includes two sentiments, I decided to use the sentiment from Power Poppy’s Chickadee in Barberry, a digital set that is a personal favorite of mine. For the card base, I blended two shades of Distress Inks — Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry — to create a contrasting edge. 

There’s plenty of inspiration from the Instant Gardeners this month so be sure you stop by and see what they have in store for you!

Jennifer Dove
Broni Holcombe
Leslie Miller
Cheryl Scrivens
Power Poppy Blog

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Snowdrops and Tea Roses (*) by Power Poppy; Chickadee in Barberry (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: YG11, YG21, Y00, Y02, B000 (roses); G40, G43, G46 (holly leaves); RV52, RV55, RV66, R59 (berry combo 1); R35, R37, R39 (berry combo 2); YG03, YG17, YG67 (snowdrop leaves); C0, C1, YG11, B000 (snowdrops); B81, R83, R85, R87 (bowl); BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, E40, E41, E43 (background)

Laurel Burch Heart Bouquet by Stampendous

Good morning everyone! I recently returned from Jennifer Dove’s Copic Boot Camp where I received lots of stamps, dies, adhesives and other products from generous sponsors. You can see a sample of the gifts in my recent Instagram posts, but there’s lots more that I haven’t yet had a chance to acknowledge. Boot Camp was fabulous! I got to catch up with old friends from across the country and meet new friends along the way. Registration for next year’s boot camp will probably open in early spring so jump on it to reserve your spot.

I’ve spent the past few days trying to organize all my loot from Boot Camp. There must be over twenty stamps from sponsors like My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn, Witt & Sass, Crafting Desert Divas and many others. And I apparently went on a buying spree just before I left because lots of packages arrived while I was gone. So I’m knee deep in new product that I’ll be showing off in the coming months.

In the course of organizing, I came across a card that I made as a card model for The Queen’s Ink and never posted so I’ll leave you with this one featuring the Laurel Burch Heart Bouquet Stamp by Stampendous to brighten up a cold November day. And for you local folk – don’t forget that I’m offering three classes this month:

  • November 10Fall Friends (featuring My Favorite Things), Photo Scraps, Eldersburg, MD.
  • November 15Fall Friends (featuring My Favorite Things), Photo Scraps, Eldersburg, MD.
  • November 20Winter Greetings (featuring Power Poppy), Queen’s Ink, Savage Mills, MD.

Hope to see you there!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Cardstock by Love Nicole in Intense Colbalt and Hot Pink
Stamp: Laurel Burch Heart Bouquet by Stampendous
Ink: Memento in Tudexo Black by Tsukineko
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Detail Gold by Stampendous

New Class! Winter Greetings – Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at The Queen’s Ink

Join me at the The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, November 20th for a new Copic marker class featuring winter themed stamp sets from Power Poppy.  We’ll make two cards in this class, with emphasis on basic Copic skills such as ink blending. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today!  CLASS FEE: $25

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Rowhouse Greetings | Rustic Rejoicing by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Bough Wow Wow by Power Poppy
BRING TO CLASS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • BV01: Viola
  • BV23: Grayish Lavendar
  • V20: Wisteria
  • Y11: Pale Yellow
  • Y15: Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • G20: Wax White
  • G21: Lime Green
  • G46: Mistletoe
  • BG70: Ocean Mist
  • B18: Lapis Lazuli
  • B21: Baby Blue
  • B23: Phthalo Blue
  • E25: Caribe Cocoa
  • E35: Chamois
  • E81: Ivory
  • E84: Khaki
  • E87: Fig
  • C1: Cool Gray No. 1
  • C3: Cool Gray No. 3
  • T8: Toner Gray No. 8
  • 0: Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring

  • Scissors
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape

Painting Pumpkins by Power Poppy

Power Poppy Painting PumpkinsGood morning friends! I’m back once again with the new digital release from Power Poppy – Painting Pumpkins. Painted pumpkins — whether given a coat of chalky milk paint in pastel hues, a bold dip with metallic accents, or delicate dots with a fine-tipped brush — are all the rage. Now you can paint the pumpkins in real life AND in your papercrafting process. In this digital set, Marcella has several pumpkins primed for your special creative touches. Paint pots and brushes await your artwork on the “blank canvas” version, or use one of the pre-drawn patterns or jack-o-lantern faces. A series of 4 sentiments ranging from a general Thank You through Halloween and Thanksgiving allows multiple uses for this fresh fall imagery.

Take a look at what the Instant Gardeners have for you and be sure you stop by the Power Poppy blog for additional inspiration.

Broni Holcombe
Leslie Miller
Cheryl Scrivens
Rhea Weigand

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Justice from the Americana Collection by Pebbles; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Painting Pumpkins (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: BV20, Y32, Y35, Y38, YR68 (pumpkins); Y32, YG91, YG95, YG97 (leaves); R32, R37, E09 (pitcher); B91, B95, B97 (ribbon); BG70, BG72, BG75, C0, E30, E35 (paint brushes); E30, E35, YG91, YG95 (acorns); BG0000, B0000, BG10, BV00, 0 (background); E30, E33, E34, E37, YG63, BV23, BV20 (foreground and shadows)