Enchanted Garden by Power Poppy – Day 1

Enchanted Garden Clear Stamp Collection | Big Sexy Blooms | Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING POWER POPPY FANS! I have big news today! On Monday, Marcella will release her Enchanted Garden clear stamp collection – five stamp sets packed full of jubilant blossoms and uplifting sentiments! The Bloomies and Instant Gardeners have teamed up with daily blog hops over the next five days to show some sneak peaks before the big release on July 1st so mark your calendars and join in on the fun!

I’m here today with three (yes – three!) cards with the first stamp set in the Enchanted Garden collection – Big Sexy Blooms. With this stamp, you can create a garden of Gerberas in seconds with Power Poppy’s very first flower-filled background stamp. Hand-drawn details indicate where to place your shadows, midtones, and highlights — so you can make a masterpiece with every impression. Stamp is nearly 5″ x 6″ to cover an A2 card front.

When I saw this stamp set, I envisioned numerous possibilities. So to get focused, I decided to challenge myself and create cards with anything but Copics. I pulled out my inks, embossing powders, and blenders and got to work.

CARD 1

I kept my first card simple – no coloring or blending. Just a little ink and clear embossing powder. I’m notoriously messy with embossing powder so using clear powder over a pigment ink like Versafine is usually my go-to method. Any random bits of stray embossing powder remain pretty much hidden after heating. The white, black and red color combination is crisp, clean, and classic.

Rowhouse Greetings | Enchanted Garden Collection | Big Sexy Blooms | Power Poppy

CARD 2

For my second card, I was inspired by this card by Jean Manis and wanted to give her background technique a try. To be honest, I originally intended to change up the Distress Ink color combination, but it was late at night, so I went with Jean’s choices.

On a piece of Stonehenge White card stock, I ink blended Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Wild Honey using a medium blending brush from Picket Fence Studios. Then I stamped the daisy patterned with Ranger Archival Ink in Picked Raspberry (Jean used regular Distress Ink) and cut it out with the Lawn Fawn stitched die. I stamped the image a second time on white cardstock and lined up the two layers.

If I had planned this out better, I would have stamped first, die cut the center and then ink blended, but my original design failed and this was my second attempt.

Rowhouse Greetings | Enchanted Garden Collection | Big Sexy Blooms | Power Poppy

CARD 3

Does this card look familiar? Yep – you got a glimpse of it in the preview graphic. Here I used white embossing powder for the image and then ink blended the flowers with layers of distress inks. Add a fancy border die and a sentiment and you have a cheery card in no time!

Rowhouse Greetings | Enchanted Garden Collection | Big Sexy Blooms | Power Poppy

Finally…

That’s all for me today! Be sure you stop by the rest of the Bloomies and Instant Gardeners and see the beautiful projects they’ve made from the Enchanted Garden Collection for today’s blog hop.

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Barbara Walker
Broni Holcombe
Jennifer Dove
Leslie Miller

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.

CARD 1
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Cover 100#
Stamp: Big Sexy Blooms (*) by Power Poppy; Floribunda (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Versafine in Onyx Black and Satin Red by Tsukineko
Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Square Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder in White by Ranger

CARD 2
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Stonehenge White by Legion
Stamps: Big Sexy Blooms (*) by Power Poppy; Strong and Beautiful (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Distress Archival Ink in Picked Raspberry by Ranger / Tim Holtz; Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Wild Honey by Ranger / Tim Holtz
Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Skinny Strips Die-namic by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Dew Drops in Dahlia (retired) by Honey Bee Stamps

CARD 3
Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# & 110#; Bazzill Cardstock in Candy Hearts
Stamp: Big Sexy Blooms (*) by Power Poppy; Summer Berries (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Versamark by Tsukineko; Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, and Fossilized Amber by Ranger / Tim Holtz
Dies: Stitched Basic Edges Die-namics by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder in White by Ranger ; Sparkling Clear Jewels by Pretty Pink Posh

Potted Geranium by Power Poppy

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! We had a great, but exhausting trip yesterday to Harper’s Ferry. The new Mini Cooper was fun to drive and certainly made it easier to pack and carry around all of my husband’s living history equipment. Don’t tell anyone, but the adorable Coupe is becoming a fading memory!

Enough car talk! Today, I have one more card to show that I made for Power Poppy’s May Digital Blitz. I’ve always loved Marcella’s illustration of potted geraniums. Although I have many Power Poppy images as clear stamps sets, I was missing the geraniums. So I was thrilled when this image was included as part of the Digital Blitz.

Rowhouse Greetings | Potted Geranium by Power Poppy

I kept the design and coloring super simple (the list of Copics is below). The sentiment is from the Power Poppy’s Nest is Best Digital Stamp set. I debated adding some enamel dots or dew drops, but opted to use Wink of Stella on the mister and the flowers for some shimmer.

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

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 Digital Copy 100#; Bazzill Basics in Date Swirl
Stamps: Potted Geranium (*) by Power Poppy; Nest is Best (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Small Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear by Zig
Copics: R20, R21, R35, R37 (flowers); G20, G21, G46 (leaves); B91, B93, B95, B97 (pot); BV20, BV23 (spritzer); B23 (shadows)

Ultimate Poppy by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! This morning we’re off on a day trip to Harper’s Ferry, a picturesque town located at confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. This quaint town is packed with history and offers lots of opportunities to enjoy the area’s natural beauty. My husband will be participating in some of the living history events for Memorial Day weekend. I plan on roaming around and getting in a little hiking. We just bought a new Mini Cooper Countryman (yes – we traded in our beloved Cooper Coupe) so this will be the first of many road trips with the new car.

Today’s Card Project

Before I run off to the wilds of West Virginia, I want to leave you with a project featuring Ultimate Poppy, one of the new digital sets in Power Poppy’s May Digital Blitz. This knockout image makes a real statement when it’s front and center on your card.

Rowhouse Greetings | Ultimate Poppy by Po

I printed the image on Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover and colored it with Copic markers (colors listed below). Afterwards, I cut the image with my Brother ScanNCut and set it to the side. Although I have a ScanNCut, I still own (and buy) a lot of background dies. Recently, I was at the Heirloom Productions Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival in Allentown, Pennsylvania and stopped by the booth for Elizabeth Craft Designs. While there, I spotted this Postage Stamp Die set and just knew I had to have it! I printed the sentiment on white card stock and trimmed it with the die. Then I applied foam adhesive squares to the back of the image to adhere the poppy to the sentiment layer. You can see that the die beautifully shows off the poppy.

For the background, I selected three colors of Distress Ink (see below) and blended the ink along the edges of the front of the card base. Obviously, it wasn’t necessary to do the entire front because most of it would be covered. I glued a piece of foam sheeting to the back of the white cardstock and adhered the sentiment layer to the card base. Popping up both the sentiment layer and the image itself added a lot of dimension to the end result.

Rowhouse Greetings | Ultimate Poppy by Po

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

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#
Stamp: Ultimate Poppy (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Distress Oxides in Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, and Mowed Lawn
Dies: Postage Stamp Rectangles by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Copics: R11, R12, R22, R35, R37, R39 (flower); BV02, N4 (flower center); YG11, YG41, YG45

May Digital Blitz from Power Poppy

Power Poppy May 2019 Digital Blitz

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’ve got great news if you’re a fan of Power Poppy because today we’re celebrating the release of a Digital Blitz of new images previously available only in polymer. So let me start off with the details and after that, I’ll show you my latest project.

Today Power Poppy is not only releasing EIGHTEEN new digital downloads, but all digis are also 20% off (no code needed) Sale ends Monday night at midnight central time. If you’re interested, here is the full list of new digital releases along with their corresponding clear sets (for those of you who prefer to stamp).

New Power Poppy Images

New Digital Stamp Set Corresponding Clear Stamp Set
Alluring Lily (with new sentiment) Tiger Lily XL
Big Flouncy PeonyAbundant Petals
Breathe in Life Lavender Stamp Set
Cardinal CoupleCozy Cupfuls
Cuppa Cupcake (with new sentiments) Under Glass
Fancy Flower CakeDream Wedding
Hen & ChicksSassy Succulents
Lavender Sachet Lavender Stamp Set
Lavender Sprigs Lavender Stamp Set
Morel StandardsWild Mushrooms
Mushroom Trio Wild Mushrooms
Nest Is Best (with new sentiments) Under Glass
Potted GeraniumGeraniums Take Two
Seaside Sweetness (with new sentiments) Under Glass
Single Orchid (with new sentiments) Under Glass
Tiny Treasures (with new sentiments) Under Glass
Ultimate Poppy (with new sentiment) Poppy XL
Zinna ParadeFortunes of Fall

Today’s Project

Lavender is one of my favorite flowers (and fragrances!) so I knew that I had to color the Breathe in Life set as soon as I saw it. To start, I played with various combinations of blue, blue violet, violet and red violet before making my final selection of Copic colors. Although the flowers are pretty simple to color, I decided to add a variety of shades of green and yellow-green for the leaves. When I finished coloring the image, I thought that the background looked too plain so I used pointillism to create a soft backdrop in shades of green and blue-violet.

Rowhouse Greetings | Breathe in Life by Power Poppy

Afterwards, I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers for sparkle and a few enamel dots just because I felt like it!

Rowhouse Greetings | Breathe in Life by Power Poppy

Stay tuned because I’ll be back tomorrow with another project from the May Digital Blitz. In the meantime, take a look at what the rest of the Power Poppy team has for you:

Broni Holcomb
Leslie Miller
Barbara Walker
Marcella Hawley and the Power Poppy Blog

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 Digital Copy 100#; Bazzill Basics in Date Swirl
Stamp: Breathe in Life (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear by Zig; Enamel Dots in Over the Rainbow by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: B63, B66, B69, RV55, RV63, RV66 (flowers); mixture of G12, G14, G21, G24, YG11, YG21 (leaves); N1, N2, N3, N5 (can); mixture of G12, G14, G20, G21, G24, YG11, YG21, BV31, BV34 (background)

Bowl of Beauty by Power Poppy

Bowl of Beauty by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a new digital release from Power Poppy called Bowl of Beauty. This is the fourth installment of Marcella’s Café au Lait bowl bouquets and it’s filled with some of her favorite plants: Hellebores, Ferns, and a luxurious Tree Peony with stems of Spanish Bluebells resting in a polka-dotted vintage bowl. 

Rowhouse Greetings | Bowl of Beauty by Power Poppy

Marcella sure does pack a lot of flowers in her images! For my card, I decided to pare things down a bit and cropped the image so it appears along the side of my card. Otherwise, I kept the card design simple, adding a sentiment from the Vibrant Thanks stamp set and a few crystal jewels.

Rowhouse Greetings | Bowl of Beauty by Power Poppy

Check out what the design teams have prepared and be sure you stop by the Power Poppy blog for more inspiration!

Alison Cope
Jennifer Dove
Broni Holcombe
Leslie Miller
Cheryl Scrivens

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#; Hamermill Digital Cover 100#; True Fushia Check by Authentique
Stamp: Bowl of Beauty (*) by Power Poppy; Vibrant Thanks by Power Poppy (sentiment)
Inks: Archival Ink in Cobalt by Ranger
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Sparking Clear Jewels by Pretty Pink Posh
Copics: RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, Y15, Y19, YR04 (tree peony); B32, B34, B63, Y15, YR04 (Spanish bluebells); BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV20, BV23, Y15, Y19, YR04 (hellebores); YG03, YG17, YG21, BV20 (fern); G20, G21, G24, G46 (leaves); BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV20, BG0000 (bowl); W0, W1, 0 (background)