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)

Stitched Wreath by Poppy Stamps

Good morning everyone! Still working on simple holiday card designs. I had to sidetrack back to Halloween briefly – I received the new digital stamp release from Power Poppy and had to put my design team card together. More about that on Monday!

I was flipping through my die collection and came across this die from Poppy Stamps that I bought a few weeks ago at Photo Scraps. I liked it because it’s a great year round wreath – just change the colors and embellishments and you could have a wreath for any season.

I die cut the wreath image from Neenah 80# cardstock and kept all the die cut leaves so that I could color and inlay them back into the design. With some trial and error, I realized that the best way to do that would be to add a piece of double sided adhesive on the back of the die cut instead of using liquid glue to adhere each leaf. I used Easy-Cut Adhesive from iCraft (5 6×6 inch sheets per pack). I colored the leaves with a Copic marker and then picked each one up with a jewelry picker and placed the leaf back in place in the design. I added some pearl embellishments to mimic berries and paired the die cut with a red gingham design paper. The overall effect has a homespun appeal.

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# & 80#; Justice from the Americana Collection by Pebbles; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Wishing You Love by Neat & Tangled
Ink: Versafine in Satin Red by Tsukineko
Dies: Stitched Wreath by Poppy Stamps; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Pearl Strips (Red & Denim) by Kaisercraft
Copics: YG07

Making Christmas Cards (Yes, It’s That Time Again!)

I decided two things about making Christmas cards this year. First, I would stop worrying about making each card unique and come up with some designs that could be massed produced. Second, I would start early so that I wouldn’t be frantically making cards as fast as my husband mails them out. Apparently this year, I’m defining mid-October as early. Since I have several holiday stamps, stencils and dies, it’s time to pull them out and start putting them to use for this year.

I love this snowflake background stamp from Hero Arts so I decided to make it the star of the show. I stamped the image on white card stock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder to create a resist pattern. I blended Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch over the embossing to make the design pop. I used the Country Landscape die from Memory Box to create the village scene in the foreground and added a sentiment from the Comfort & Joy stamp set by Avery Elle. For the inside, I added a bold sentiment from the Wishing You Love stamp set by Neat & Tangled.

Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Print by Hero Arts; Comfort & Joy by Avery Elle; Wishing You Love by Neat & Tangled
Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Print by Hero Arts; Comfort & Joy by Avery Elle (front sentiment); Wishing You Love by Neat & Tangled (inside sentiment)

I made all the individual component parts first. I cut the card bases from Neenah 110# card stock and stamped the inside sentiment using my Misti.  I cut all the bases for embossing and all of the village scenes from Neenah 80# card stock. Using my Misti, I stamped the sentiment on all of the village die cuts and stamped and heat embossed all of the snowflake backgrounds. Finally, I ink blended all of the snowflake backgrounds.

In a couple of hours, I had all of the component parts ready for assembly. At the moment, I have ten cards assembled and will finish the final five cards later today.

Rowhouse Greetings | Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Print by Hero Arts
Mass producing Christmas cards. 10 down – 5 to go!

While I love how these cards turned out, the design is still a little labor intensive. So hopefully my next design will have fewer moving parts!

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; Neenah Solar White #80
Stamps: Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Print by Hero Arts; Comfort & Joy by Avery Elle; Wishing You Love by Neat & Tangled
Inks: Midnight Blue Premium Ink by Dare 2B Artzy; Versamark by Tsukineko; Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch
Dies: Country Landscape by Memory Box; Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn

Fall Wellies by Power Poppy

Power Poppy | Fall WelliesGood morning friends! I’m back today with a new digital release – Fall Wellies by Power Poppy. When there’s a crispness in the air and a vibrance in the leaves, you want to bring that wonderful fall feeling into your cards. It’s only natural! This snappy tartan welly looks quite cute paired with falling Japanese Maple leaves. In this digital download, you get two extra leaves along with the main image, and a punny sentiment wishing someone “well-y”. :)

I know for some of you, this image will look familiar because it’s included in the Feeling Fall clear polymer set. Here’s a project that I did last year using the same image from the that stamp set. As you can see, there are endless color combinations for the tartan plaid.

Rowhouse Greetings | Feeling Fall by Power Poppy

That’s all for today! Be sure you hop over to see what the Instant Gardener team has in store for you. As always, be sure you stop by the Power Poppy blog for some “welly” good inspiration.

Barbara
Broni
Nancy (that’s me!)
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#; Bazzill Vellum; Marine Gingham by American Crafts; X-Press It by Copics
Stamps: Fall Wellies (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: Y35, Y38, B24, B26, R32, R35, N3 (boots); Y35, Y38, YR68, E31, E35, E39 (leaves); B0000, BG0000, BG10, 0 (background); BV000 (shadow)

Hello Autumn! Featuring Penny Black

We had another great class at Queen’s Ink today. This was an intermediate level class and the class projects featured two Maurie Manning images from Penny Black. Supplies are shown below. Of course, I didn’t finish in the allotted time, but then, I never do!

Stay tuned for information on the next month’s Copic class at Queen’s Ink. We’ll have two cards featuring the Laurel Burch celestial themed stamps from Stampendous.

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: X-Press It Blending Card by Copic;
Stamp: Pumpkin Ride by Penny Black; Hello Autumn by Penny Black (sentiment)
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, V20, YR21 (skin); Y21, YR12, YR15, E15 (hair); YR21, YR15, YR68 (pumpkin); G20, G21, G46, YR21 (leaves); E15, E29 (stems); B0000, V20 (background)
Rowhouse Greetings | Hello Autum by Penny Black Paper: X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Pleasant Six by Authentique
Stamp: Hello Autumn by Penny Black
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black
Dies: Curved Stitched Die by Penny Black
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, V20, YR21 (skin); Y21, YR15, E15 (hair); G20, G21, G46, BV23 (coat); B63, B66 (pants); V20 (shirt); G20, G21, G46 (grass); Y21, YR15, E15 (leaf); E15, Y21, YR21, YR15 (rake); B0000, V20 (background)