GOOD EVENING FRIENDS! Today is my mother’s 91st birthday so I spent the day taking her shopping and out to lunch. We had great time. I’m blessed that I still have both of my parents and that they are relatively healthy for their age. My parents no longer drive so I stop by every few days to take them out to lunch, run errands, or sit through their seemingly endless series of doctors’ appointments. As a result, I’m just now getting around to writing today’s post.
I’m back today with the new release from Power Poppy featuring illustrations from the Natural Beauties clear stamp set in digital format. Spring Border One includes one wide border image and three large individual images of Daffodils, Cowslips (Primroses), and Tulips plus four sentiments. Spring Border Two also includes one wide border image and three large individual images of Trillium and toadstools, Starflower, and Lily of the Valley and four sentiments.
I decided to color up the Cowslips shown below from the Spring Border One set.
As some of you know, I recently purchased a Brother Scan N Cut CM320. Fussy cutting is not my forte. Some crafters say that they find it relaxing. I’m not one of them. So after reading reviews, watching videos, and hearing other crafters rave about the machine, I finally broke down and bought one. This is my first card using an image cut by the machine. All I can say is OMG. I’M IN LOVE. As you can see, I set the machine to cut right at the image line (instead of adding a white border allowance). For images like this, I don’t really like seeing that white border. Besides – it cut off the spot where I strayed outside the line.
For the background, I used the Square Mandela Stencil by Gina K. Designs inked blended with Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Tea Dye. Recently, I had the opportunity to meet both Gina and Rina when they offered classes at Photo Scraps. Let me just say that they’re as fun and witty in person as they are in their videos. I learned so much so jump on the opportunity if they come to your local store.
That’s it for today! Be sure you stop by the Power Poppy blog for additional crafty inspiration.
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.
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# and 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Prestige Cardstock in Fog by My Favorite Things
Stamp: Spring Border One (*) by Power Poppy
Die: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Square Mandela by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Tea Dye and Antique Linen
Embellishments: Sparkle Fairy Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: R12, R14, E93, Y35 (flowers); YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves); BV20, BV23 (shadows)