Spring Border One by Power Poppy

Spring Border One by Power Poppy

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.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Border One by Power Poppy

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.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Border One by Power Poppy

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.

Supplies

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)

Blooming Wonderful by Power Poppy

Just finished another class at The Queen’s Ink. This month we featured Bloomin’ Wonderful, another of the beautiful floral stamp sets by Power Poppy. Had a large class this time — 12 students plus me — but I think everyone had a good time and came away with some good techniques to practice.

Hope that you’ll join us next month at The Queen’s Ink. I’ll be offering a class on March 26 featuring three House Mouse Designs stamp sets. I’ll be posting the class announcement shortly so stayed tuned! 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

Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#
Stamp: Bloomin’ Wonderful by Power Poppy; Diagonal Stripes Background by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Delicata in Sapphire Blue
Dies: Matting Basics A by Spellbinders; Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear
Copics: W1, W3, YG21, BV20, BV23 (pussy willows); YG03, YG21, Y02, BV20, BV23 (snow drops); B60, B63, B66, BV23 (crocus); G21, G24, G28 (leaves)

Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#
Stamp: Bloomin’ Wonderful by Power Poppy; Honeycomb Background by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Delicata in Sapphire Blue; Versamark
Dies: Matting Basics A by Spellbinders; Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear; Ranger Embossing Powder in Marigold; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: B60, B63, W1 (pussy willows); Y02, YG03 (flowers); YG03, YG21, G24, G28 (moss); YG03 (leaves); YG03, G24 (inside nest); B60, B63, B66 (eggs); E31, E37 (nest)

Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#
Stamp: Bloomin’ Wonderful by Power Poppy; Gingham Background by Whimsy Stamps
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Delicata in Sapphire Blue; Ranger Archival Ink in Coffee
Dies: Scalloped Rectangle Frames by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Floral Ovals by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear
Copics: W1, W3, YG21, BV20, BV23 (pussy willows); YG03, YG21, Y02, BV20, BV23 (snow drops); B60, B63, B66, BV23 (crocus); G21, G24, G28 (leaves)

Vital Rose by Power Poppy

Vital Rose by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING POWER POPPY FANS! I’m back today with a new digital release from Power Poppy called Vital Rose. Now here’s an image that will brighten up a cold, dreary day! This digital stamp set features a large single rose that opens up to welcome all that life has to offer. With lots of room to shade the petals, you can be as loose or as detailed as you’d like in your coloring, and still come away with a dramatic final piece. Available solo or with poetic words handlettered and winding around the petals. Includes no-line versions, too!

I didn’t have a lot of time yesterday to put my design team card together so I decided to keep the coloring and the card design super simple. Since I only had petals and leaves to color, I selected my favorite RV & YG combinations to keep marker selection quick and easy.

Rowhouse Greetings | Vital Rose by Power Poppy

After coloring the image, I used the largest die from the Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables from Lawn Fawn to trim the image layer and added a few dew drop embellishments from Honey Bee Stamps. So here’s the finished project!

Rowhouse Greetings | Vital Rose by Power Poppy

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; Bazzill Cardstock in Date Swirl
Stamp: Vital Rose (*) by Power Poppy
Die: Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Dahlia Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69 (rose) | YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves)

Potted Primroses by Power Poppy

Just finished up another class at The Queen’s Ink. This month we had some fun with the Potted Primrose stamp set from Power Poppy and embossed backgrounds. Be sure to join us next month for another Copic class featuring the Bloomin’ Wonderful stamp set from Power Poppy.

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Potted Primroses by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Cardstock in Atlantic
Stamp: Potted Primroses by Power Poppy; Honeycomb Background by My Favorite Things; Itsy Bitsy Polka Dotted Background by My Favorite Things
Dies: Tag Stacklets 2 by Taylored Expressions; Mixed Media dies by Sizzix/Tim Holtz
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Veramark; Versafine in Onyx Black; Delicata in Golden Glitz
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear
Copics: YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves); B0000, B00, B02, B06 (flowers); Y32, Y38, YG21 (flower centers); BV23 (shadows)


Rowhouse Greetings | Potted Primroses by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Potted Primroses by Power Poppy; Lined Up Dots Background by My Favorite Things; Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots by My Favorite Things
Dies: Zig Zag Square Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Painted Hello Die by Simon Says Stamp
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Veramark; Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, and Worn Lipstick
Embellishments: Ranger Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder; Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear; Honey Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps [retired]
Copics: YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves); RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66 (flowers); Y32, Y38, YG21 (flower centers); BV23 (shadows)


Rowhouse Greetings | Potted Primroses by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Cardstock in Atlantic
Stamp: Potted Primroses by Power Poppy; Lined Up Dots Background by My Favorite Things
Dies: Small Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Veramark; Versafine in Onyx Black
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear; 29 Lilac Lane Sequins in Not So Heavy Metal
Copics: YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves); W1, W3, W5 (pots); B00, B02, RV63, RV66, Y32, Y38 (flowers); E42 (background); BV20 (shadows)

New Class – Wonderful Blooms – February 26, 2019 – Queen’s Ink

Join me for a new Copic marker class featuring the Bloomin’ Wonderful stamp set from Power Poppy. 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, February 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

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.

  • BV20: Dull Lavender
  • BV23: Grayish Lavender
  • Y02: Canary Yellow
  • YG03: Yellow Green
  • YG21: Anise
  • G21: Lime Green
  • G24: Willow
  • G28: Ocean Green
  • B60: Pale Blue Gray
  • B63: Light Hydrangea
  • B66: Clematis
  • E31: Brick Beige
  • E37: Sepia
  • W1: Warm Gray No. 1
  • W3: Warm Gray No. 3
  • 0: Colorless blender

OTHER SUPPLIES – Please bring:

  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape
  • Scissors
Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy