More Fancy Wreaths by Power Poppy

I’m slowly working my way through my stash of Power Poppy clear stamp sets and since most of them are holiday themed, this seemed like the perfect time of year to start getting some cards ready for the season. This card features the smaller wreath from the Wreaths Plain and Fancy stamp set (I featured the larger wreath a few days ago). Much simpler to color – only requires a few shades of green and red. I colored the ribbon in shades of yellow to make it stand out and added a little pointillism for a simple, but effective background.

The Peace sentiment is included in the stamps set. I paired the image with papers from the Vintage Christmas Collection from Authentique.

Drop me a line in the comments and let me know what you think!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Vintage Christmas Three and Vintage Christmas Six by Authentique; Bazzill Basics in Devil Red
Stamps: Wreaths Plain and Fancy by Power Poppy
Dies: Stitched Circles by Simon Says Stamp; Royal Circle Die Set by Spellbinders
Copics:  Y02, Y15, Y19 (ribbon); G43, G46, G29 (greenery); R21, R24, R39 (berries)

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

Flowering Branches by Power Poppy

I was recently asked to make a card for a friend’s niece who was celebrating her 33rd wedding anniversary this week. At first, I started designing a card with hearts and flourishes, but it looked more suitable for a wedding or Valentine’s card. So I went back to the drawing board and pulled out an old favorite – Flowering Branches by Power Poppy.

This image really is quick and easy to color and is elegant in its simplicity. I was further aided by using the color map for this image devised by my Instant Gardener teammate Debbie Olson.

Hope my card gives you some crafty inspiration!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Sweetie Six by Authentique
Stamps: Flowering Branches by Power Poppy; Find Beauty by Technique Tuesday
Inks: Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A and A2 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Copics: YG21, YG23, YG25, G28 (leaves); W2, W6 (branches); RV00, R43, R46, R56, R59 (crabapples); RV000, RV52, RV55, RV66, YG21 (flowers); BG0000 (background)

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

Wreaths Plain and Fancy by Power Poppy

I’m slowly working through stamps that have been in my stash for while but that I never got around to using (until now!). Right now I’m working through some Christmas stamp sets from Power Poppy. Since I’m on Power Poppy’s Instant Gardener team, I get to color up digital stamps as soon as they are released, but it takes me awhile to get to some of the stamps sets.

I recently purchased some of the Vintage Christmas design paper by Authentique and the colors and style seemed like a perfect match for the wreath stamps. For this stamp, I wasn’t too fussy about coloring fine detail, but rather put the emphasis on achieving some depth with light and dark shades of green so that the wreath would have some dimension.

Hope you enjoy today’s card!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 10#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Vintage Christmas Three and Vintage Christmas Seven by Authentique; Bazzill card stock in Red Devil
Stamp: Wreaths Plain and Fancy Stamp Set (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Standard Circles Large and Labels Twenty Two by Spellbinders
Copics
: E30, E33, R35 (ribbon); YG03, YG21, YG17, YG67, G43, G28, Y02 (greenery); R21, R24, R39 (berries)

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

Merriest Berries from Power Poppy!

Good golly Miss Molly! The Instant Gardeners are back with another digital stamp release from Power Poppy. And what a treat it is! Three berry-ful options await with this festive holiday set. A bubbling cluster of Holly and Mistletoe overflows with berries, all resting on a bed of ribbon. Whether you choose the bow, the dovetails, or the candy cane option, you are guaranteed to have a good time coloring this one up. Don’t worry about which berries belong to the Holly and which go with the Mistletoe, but rather, have fun using whichever tones float your holiday-happy heart! A “Merriest Wishes” sentiment is available as a complete whole, and as individual words, to add variety to your card making.

We also have a new member in the Instant Gardener team – Elizabeth Zaffarano – who you probably know from her fabulous cards on Instagram and her blog. Be sure to give her a big welcome. And while you’re at it, take a look at what the other Instant Gardeners have for you today and be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for some instant inspiration!

Jesse Banks
Jennifer Dove
Broni Holcombe
Nancy Sheads (me!)
Rhea Weigand
Elizabeth Zaffarano

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill cardstock in Red Devil and Kiwi Crush; Black Dot (reverse is gingham) by American Crafts
Stamps: Merriest Berries (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader by Spellbinders; Stitched Squares by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: R35, R46, R56, C1, C3 (candy cane); G20, G21, G24, G28 (mistletoe leaves); B0000, B000, BG10, V04, V20 (mistletoe berries); for G20, G40, G43, G24 (holly leaves); R35, R46, R56 (holly berries); Y00, Y02, Y15, YR23 (ribbon); B0000, B000, BG10, V20 (background); BV20 (shading).

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

Monarchs and Milkweed

Power Poppy Monarchs and Milkweed Digital StampToday I’m featuring the new digital stamp set from Power Poppy called Monarchs and Milkweed. Based on an original watercolor and gouache painting created for a graduation ceremony, this scene of transformation follows the Monarch from caterpillar through chrysalis to butterfly. Milkweed (Asclepius) is the only plant on which a Monarch will lay eggs, and here we celebrate the phases of Milkweed as well, from seeds carried away by the wind, through buds and flowering, to the formation of new seed pods. Accompanied by a hand lettered quote with these wonderful Lauryn Hill lyrics: “Everything is everything; What is meant to be, will be; After winter must come Spring; Change, it comes eventually.” The image is larger format than most of the Power Poppy digis, 6″ across, and of course can be enlarged or reduced in a photo editing program. Lighter “no-line” format image also included.

Be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for some extra special inspiration!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; My Precious from the True Love Collection by Kaisercraft
Stamps: Monarchs and Milkweed Digital Stamp set (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader and Marvelous Squares, both by Spellbinders
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y38, Y68 (monarchs); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, BV23 (leaves); Y15, Y38, Y68 (flowers); B01, YG21 (caterpillar); YG21, YG03, YG1 (cocoon)

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