July Demo Day – July 20, 2019 – Photo Scraps

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Today, I’ll be at Photo Scraps for their monthly Demo Day event. I’ve got two cards, one colored with Copic markers and the other uses simple ink blending to create easy cards that will WOW! your friends and family. And I know that Copic card looks a little complicated, but if you come by today, I’ll show you how easy it really is to color.

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com

Remember – we do the cutting and you do the gluing. Just drop in anytime after 11:00 and create as many Demos you want. Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day.  

Supplies

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. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Rowhouse Greetings | Big Sexy Blooms by Power Poppy

Paper: Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#
Stamps: Big Sexy Blooms (*) by Power Poppy; Strong and Beautiful (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Chocolate Truffle by Gina K. Designs
Copics: E25 (background); R00, YR24, Y19 (flower petals); E25, YR24, YR23 (flower centers)

Stamps: Big Sexy Blooms (*) by Power Poppy; Strong and Beautiful (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Archival Ink (Wendi Vecchi in Carnation Red; Distress Inks in Scattered Straw and Worn Lipstick by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Die: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: 28 Lilac Lane Sequins in Heavy Metal

Power Poppy Blog Hop with Ellen Hutson

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Today is the day you’ve been waiting for! Power Poppy’s Enchanted Garden clear stamp collection is now available from Power Poppy’s online store AND Ellen Hutson. To celebrate, Power Poppy’s Bloom Brigade, Instant Gardeners, and Ellen Hutson’s design team are having a HUGE blog hop to cap off our five days of previews.

And that’s not all! There are fun prizes as well – $25 to the Ellen Hutson shop and $25 to the Power Poppy shop! To enter for a chance to win, leave comments at each stop along the hop. Two random & lucky commenters will win! Comment before Sunday, July 7th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

As promised, I put together one more card featuring the Summer Berries stamp set. I just happened to have a strawberry print paper from Authentique in my stash so it was time to pull it out and put it to good use. I don’t buy much patterned cardstock anymore, but sometimes I’ll buy one knowing that sooner or later Marcella will create a stamp that will fit it perfectly.

Rowhouse Greetings | Summer Berries by Power Poppy

OK – enough blathering from me! Time to blog hop!  Be sure you leave comments at each stop along the hop for a chance to win one of the prizes!

Allison Cope
Adelina Starace
Barbara Walker
Christine Okken
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Julie Koerber
Broni Holcombe
Carly Tee Minner
Kathy Jones
Emily Midgett
Stacy Morgan
Kelly Griglione
Jennifer Dove
Sandy Allnock
Leslie Miller
Therese Calvird
Nancy Sheads
Rhea Weigand

Disclosure: 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. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover, 100#; Cheerful Three [retired] by Authentique; Perfectly Plaid – Spring 6×6 paper pack [retired] by Lawn Fawn
Stamp: Summer Berries (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Elegant Ovals by Spellbinders
Copics: R22, R24, R29, BV20 (berries); B00, B02, BV20 (bird); YG11, YG13, YG17 (leaves)

Power Poppy Sneak Preview – Day 5

Enchanted Garden | Floribunda | Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! It’s Day 5 of the Power Poppy Previews and today’s sneak peak is for the Floribunda clear stamp set. Be ready to knock somebody’s socks off (quite possibly your own) when you make a card using these stamps! Sized to fill an A2 card, the enchanted Floribunda border is composed of Fuchsia blooms, arching Lupine, Primroses, Morning Glory, a robust Dahlia, and trumpets of Honeysuckle. Use it vertically or horizontally, the sentiments all fit inside. A little hummingbird ALSO fits inside, or use him with any of our other botanical stamp sets when you would like an avian visitor. The large format stamp set is 6″ x 8″.

OK – true confessions time. I don’t actually have a card ready for today. Life got in the way of my crafting time and I haven’t had a chance to pull this set out and get to work. Luckily, the rest of the Power Poppy team is more organized than I am and they actually have cards to show. So with no further ado – step on over to today’s blog hop:

Allison Cope
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Broni Holcombe
Barbara Walker
Julie Koerber
The Power Poppy Blog 

And join us tomorrow as we join the Ellen Hutson designers for a fabulous final Blog Hop.

Power Poppy Sneak Preview – Day 4

Enchanted Garden Clear Stamp Collection | Summer Berries | Power Poppy

DAY 4! ARE YOU READY! I’m back again with another sneak peak at the new Enchanted Garden clear stamp collection from Power Poppy. Both classic and new illustrations are featured in this summer-centric clear stamp set. A tumbling vine of ripe raspberries makes for the juiciest of focal points, while a sweet bird among strawberry stems is a gentle image you can color up in minutes. A strawberry cluster can be both a small focal image or used in a repeat border. Six sentiments round out this 4″ x 6″ clear stamp set.

Doesn’t this stamp just make you think of summer? Berry jams, strawberry shortcake, raspberry sauce over ice cream? OK, so it makes me think of food, but at least they’re summertime foods!

I stamped the image on to white cardstock and then colored it with Copic markers (colors shown below). I fussy cut the image (i.e. Scan and Cut) and set it aside. I used two of the dies from Spellbinders Elegant Ovals, cutting the largest in vellum and the next in white cardstock. I added a sentiment, stacked the layers and used foam squares to pop the image up for dimension.

Rowhouse Greetings | Summer Berries 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
Stacy Morgan
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 (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Paper 110#; Dots & Stripes Collection – Spring in Lime Twist Dot by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamp: Summer Berries (*) by Power Poppy
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Die: Elegant Ovals by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Dew Drops in Spring Lawn and Dahlia [retired] by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: R32, R35, R37, B63 (berries); YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves); R1,1 R12, YG03 (flowers)

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 (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

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)