Old Fashioned Hollyhocks

Are you loving all the new Power Poppy digital stamp releases this week? I loved the new Old Fashioned Hollyhocks digital stamp set so I had to color it. I cropped the image and offset it to the left so that I could add a sentiment from the Hyacinth Bulb in Glass digital stamp set. I paired the image with a black and white striped paper from Echo Park Paper Company, resulting in a clean and simple card suitable for any occasion.

This one is headed for my Etsy shop so stop by and take a look!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Journal Cards from the Summer Party Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamps: Old Fashioned Hollyhocks (*) by Power Poppy; Hyacinth Bulb in Glass by Power Poppy (sentiment)
Copics: R21, R22, R24, Y32, Y35, Y35 (flowers); YG01, G21, G24, G28 (leaves); BV20, BV23 (shadow)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Power Poppy: Bubble and Fizz

Today is Marcella’s birthday so we are celebrating with three new digital releases from Power Poppy! This is one of the new releases – Bubble and Fizz – which was quick and easy to put together. The image features the Australian Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) which as you’ll notice, I’ve colored up in shades of pale red, turning it into the red-flowered form of Acacia leprosa. 

Be sure to visit the Power Poppy blog today and get some inspiration from the rest of the Power Poppy team!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; XPress Blending Card by Copic; Journaling Cards from the Beautiful Mom collection by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamps: Bubble and Fizz (*) by Power Poppy; Bees in Foxglove by Power Poppy (sentiment)
Copics: R21, R22, R24 (flowers); YG91, YG93, YG95, G99 (leaves)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

 

Felt with the Heart

Everytime I go to a scrapbook store, I come home with more paper. Beautiful florals, petite polka dots, plaids — you name it and it’s probably in my stash. Some of it is so pretty that I almost hate to cut it. But the advantage of accumulating so much paper is that you have more opportunities for mixing and matching colors and patterns across different companies. Here I managed to match paper from Lawn Fawn, Echo Park Paper Company, and Core’dination and while I’m sad to use up some familiar papers, I now have room to spare for some new favorites.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Wild Flower Line Dance from the Let’s Polka in the Meadow Collection by Lawn Fawn; Mom Words from the Beautiful Mom Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.; Core’dinations card stock in Powder Blue
Stamp: Forever & Always by Penny Black
Dies: Fancy Rectangles & Layers Die Set (*) by Creative Basics; Fancy Squares & Little Things Die Set (*) by Creative Basics; Grace Build-A-Card Die Set (*) by Creative Basics

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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Penny Black Critters

Just a quick update! I’m going to be at Photo Scraps tomorrow demonstrating Copic coloring on two cards featuring Penny Black stamps.

Supplies

CARD 1
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Snake Skin (*) from the Zoo Crew Collection by Belle Blvd; Progressive (*) from the Homestead Collection by Authentique; Bazzill Basics in Whirlpool (*)
Stamp: Bubbly by Penny Black
Dies: Tagged by Penny Black
Copics: C0, C1, C6, E02, E93 (cat); B0000, B000, B00, BV00 (bathtub); B000, B00, BV000, RV10, BG10 (bubbles); E30, E31, RV10 (mouse)

CARD 2
Paper
: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Little Chickadee (*) from the Celebrate Easter collection by Echo Park Paper Co.; American Crafts cardstock in Grass(*)
Stamp: Critter Time by Penny Black; Sprinkles and Smiles by Penny Black
Dies: Fancy Rectangles and Squares Die Set (*) by Creative Basics
Copics: C0, C1, C6, E02, E93 (cat); YG06, YG09, RV52, RV55, Y06, R05 (flowers)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Jolly XMas Kitty

With a household of tuxedo cats, I knew that I just HAD to color this image. The hat is a bit of a challenge blending those reds (and keeping them from bleeding outside the lines) but a little care and patience does the trick. I put down a base coat of R17 to saturate the paper and then added R59 for shading. I extended the shading with R46 followed by R29 and then finished the gradient with R17. Red can be tricky to work. Since my blending still looked a little rough, I added a second layer of ink repeating each color. That really brought everything together and gave me the richness that I was trying to achieve.

Here’s a look at the inside, featuring a sentiment stamp from Paper Smooches.

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for another holiday card featuring the Penny Black hedgehog!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Neenah Index in White; Bazzill Basics in Admiral; Snow Day by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamps: Jolly Xmas Kitty by Penny Black; Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops in Autumn Red and Midnight Blue
Copics:  E02, C00, C0C1, C2, C6, R20 (cat); R17, R27, R46, R59, E02, B0000, B000, B00, BG10 (hat); YG03, YG17, YG67, R17, R46 (holly)