New Release! Aloe and Oranges by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just a quick post, but some exciting news. Today’s card features a NEW digital stamp by Power Poppy. It’s been awhile since we had a new image from Marcella so I was excited when I saw this stamp.

Today’s project features:

I cropped the image, printed it on X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with Copic markers. I layered it with coordinating solid cardstock and used a sentiment from the Always Here stamp set.

Simple and easy to put together. That’s my style right now!

Power Poppy Bloom Brigade

And it wouldn’t be a new release with a blog hop. My teammates have some projects to delight you so be sure you stop by and give their projects some love. As always, don’t forget to stop by the Power Poppy blog.

Catherine Anderson
Barbara Campbell
Allison Cope
Broni Holcombe
Kathy Jones
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Christine Okken
Barbara Walker

Until next time ….

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

Supplies

Copics: (YG03, YG17, YG61, YG63, BV20, B34 for underpainting (aloe); YG03. Y35. Y38 (aloe flowers); Y21, Y35, Y38, YR04, B60 for underpainting (oranges); B60, B00 (orange blossoms); YG03, YG17, YG67 (orange leaves)

Inspire Me Monday: Find Your Own Perfection

HEY FRIENDS! I’m over on the Power Poppy blog today for Inspire Me Monday where I talk about the trial and error of coloring this image from the Spring Meadow Bouquet digital stamp by Power Poppy. So hop on over to the Power Poppy blog to see today’s post.

Full supply list show below. See you back here soon!

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

Supplies

Copics: B60, B63, B66, BV31, BV34 (lilacs); BV31, BV34, G24 (summer snowflakes); RV10, R81, R83, R85, R89, BV31, BV34 (bleeding hearts); Y15, Y19, YR04, N3, N5 (bee); G20, G24, G46 (leaves and stems); E71, E74, E79 (branch)

More BB Christmas Selfies by My Favorite Things

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! I’ve been in a bit of a crafting slump lately. It happens sometimes where nothing I color turns out. This time, however, I’m just not motivated to craft. So I’m taking it easy on myself, watching lots of YouTube videos, scrolling through Pinterest and just seeing where my mood and inclination takes me.

For the moment, my crafting urge seems to be focused on holiday cards so I’ve been playing with the BB Christmas Selfies set by My Favorite Things.

Supplies for today’s project are linked to multiple sources at the end of this post. Product links may also be displayed in the brackets following the product name. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!

Today’s project features:

Coloring the Image

To start, I stamped the image on X-Press It Blending Card [AZ] using Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Shadow Black [AZ]. I colored the image with Copic markers (see list below). After coloring the image, I trimmed the paper down to the black border around the image. I used the Polaroid Shaker Frame Die-namics [MFT] to cut out the photo frame from white cardstock and adhered it to the image. Afterwards, I backed the combined image and frame with a piece of craft foam [AZ] for dimension and set it aside. Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment from the Birdie Brown Greeting Galore set [MFT] with Nuvo Hybrid Ink. Since my image background is dark, the ribbon to the ornament was no long visible so I drew it back in with a white gel pen.

Creating the Background

For the background, I cut a sheet of Cement Gray Prestige Card Stock [MFT] to 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches. Using the Winter Stencil Strips [MFT] and Distress Oxides, I stenciled the “Ho Ho Ho” portion of the stencil across the middle. I started with Picked Raspberry [SB| SP] and as I moved the stencil down I used Worn Lipstick [SB|SP], and then Tattered Rose [SB|SP] to create a gradient effect. I stenciled the snowflake pattern above and the snowy patterned below using Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers [SB|SP]. After I glued all of the card layers together, I added a few Silver Bell sequins [retired] from Honey Bee Stamps.

That’s it for today. See you soon!

Supplies

COPICS: E000, E00, E04, E21, R20 (skin); E55, E59 (hair); RV04, RV09, R59, BV31 (hat); BV31, BG32, BG15 (ornament); Y35, YR04 (ornament cap and bell); BG09, BG75 (background)

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

BB Christmas Selfies by My Favorite Things

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! As you can see, I’m still in holiday card mode. I recently placed an order with My Favorite Things and decided to put some of those goodies to use.

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Christmas sELFies by My Favorite Things

Supplies for today’s project are linked to multiple sources at the end of this post. Product links may also be displayed in the brackets following the product name. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!

Today’s project features:

Coloring the Image

To start, I stamped the image on X-Press It Blending Card using Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Shadow Black [AZ]. I’ve been experimenting with different black inks that are Copic compatible and I like this hybrid ink (I also like Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink and Hero Arts Intense Black). All three are much crisper than Memento Ink (the old standby). I still prefer Versafine for stamping sentiments, but I find these inks to be perfectly acceptable for that purpose as well.

I’ve got a coloring video for you today. So sit back with your favorite beverage and take a look!

To be honest, I may have made the coloring look a little harder than it really is. I got hung up on blending the scarf, but I left it all in the video because I think it’s important to show that even Copic instructors don’t always get it right on the first try. But with a little patience, it came out right in the end.

After coloring the image, I trimmed the paper down to the black border around the image. I used the Polaroid Shaker Frame Die-namics [MFT] to cut out the photo frame from white cardstock and adhered it to the image. Afterwards, I backed the combined image and frame with a piece of craft foam [AZ] for dimension and set it aside.

Creating the Background

For the background, I cut a sheet of Grout Gray Card Stock [MFT] from My Favorite Things to 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches. The solid background looked too plain so I decided to create a subtle pattern using the Brush Splatter Background [MFT] by My Favorite Things. I couldn’t decide whether to use white or silver embossing powder so I ended up using both. I stamped the image with Versamark and heat embossed the image using Nuvo Embossing Powder in Glazier White [AZ]. The background was still too plain so I turned the cardstock upside down and heat embossed it a second time using Brutus Monroe’s Ultra Fine Embossing Powder in Sterling [BM]. This not only added interest to the background, but some shine as well.

I selected various prints from the Sweet Celebration 6×6 Paper Pack [MFT] by My Favorite Things to arrange behind the focal image. As you can probably tell, I based my marker selection on the color scheme of this paper pack. It’s one of the few times that I actually had the forethought to pick out my design papers first so that I wasn’t scrambling to find something to match after I had already coloring the image!

That’s it for today – hope you found some inspiration! See you soon.

SUPPLIES

Copics: W0, W1, W3, W8, E30, RV11 (bear); RV04, RV09, RV59 (hat); RV04, RV09, RV59, BG09, BG32, BG15 (scarf); Y15, Y19, YR04 (ribbon); BG09, BG78 (background)

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

Winter Present by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with another holiday card featuring a digital stamp from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I’ve long been a fan of Maurie Manning and I have many of her (still to be colored) images in my stash. She’s an award winning children’s book author and illustrator and I’m thrilled that she shares her art as digital stamps on her site – Mo’s Digital Pencil – and as cling stamps by Penny Black.

Today’s project features:

Supplies for today’s project are linked to multiple sources at the end of this post. Product links may also be displayed in the brackets following the product name. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!

Rowhouse Greetings | Winter Presents Digital Stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil

The image was printed on X-Press It Blending Card [AZ] and colored with Copic markers (see list below). Afterwards, I used the medium die in the Nordic Frames die set [GR] from The Greetery to trim the image layer. I backed it with a piece of craft foam [AZ] for dimension and set it aside.

Rowhouse Greetings | Winter Presents Digital Stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil

For the background, I cut a piece of Blue Yonder Prestige Cardstock (MFT) to A2 size. I stenciled the background using the Petite Snow Stencil [NN] from Newton’s Nook and Glitz Glitter Gel in White [GKD] from Gina K. Design. It added interest and texture to the background without distracting from the central image.

Rowhouse Greetings | Winter Presents Digital Stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil

That’s it for me today! See you soon!

SUPPLIES

Copics: E000, E00, E02, E04, E97 (skin); B12, N3, N5, N8 (hair); R24, R29, R32, R59 (hat, scarf & mittens); YG03, YG17, YG67, Y38 (jacket); B12, N3, N5, N8 (boots); B12, B24, B26, B39 (bow); N0, N3, Y38 (present); B0000, BG10, BV000, 0 (background); BV000 (ground/shadow)

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!