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)

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