Maggie with a Penguin by Mos Digital Pencil

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’ve done a lot of craft shopping lately and my house is a wreck with piles of new stamps, stencils and other products waiting to be organized and put away. I’ve also been putting some thought into future classes so I have stuff piled up all over the dining room table. But yesterday, I pushed all that stuff to the side to make a just for fun card to start the inevitable stash of holiday cards.

Today’s card features a digital image from Mo’s Digital Pencil called Maggie with a Penguin. This image was at one time also available in rubber from Stamping Bella, but I think it has since been retired. You can still find the rubber stamp in a few online craft stores as well as Amazon.

Rowhouse Greetings | Maggie With A Penguin by Mo's DIgital Pencil

For the background, I used the Holiday Knit Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz with Dreamweaver Embossing Paste. The image was printed onto Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover and colored with Copic markers (see list below). I added a sentiment from Christmas Sentiments by Penny Black stamped in Versafine ink.

One holiday card down. Don’t want to think about how many to go!

In the meantime, I’m entering this card in Challenge #282 – Pets/Animals with a Mo Manning image.

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.

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Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 100#; Bazzill Cardstock in Date Swirl
Stamps: Maggie with Penguin by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Christmas Sentiments by Penny Black
Ink: Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Stencil: Holiday Knit Layering Stencil by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Dreamweaver Embossing Paste by Stampendous; Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear by Ranger
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, V20 (skin); BG70, BG72, BG75, BV25 (sweater); R22, R24, R35, R46, BV25 (hat, mittens & boots); BV25, C3, C5, V20 (penguin)

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

Little Elf Finn by Mo’s Digital Pencil

THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY! Even though I’m retired, I’m still happy to see the week come to an end. No plans for the weekend so I’m looking forward to a few quiet days before the holiday rush of the coming weeks. 

So here I am! Another day, another elf! This time my card features Little Elf Fin by Mo’s Digital Pencil. Lately, I’ve been avoiding coloring images in the traditional reds and greens of the holiday, but decided it suited this cheeky elf. 

Rowhouse Greetings | Little Elf Finn by Mo's DIgital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Little Elf Finn by Mo’s DIgital Pencil

That’s all for today! I’m heading off for a day of catching up on errands! Hope you get to have some craft time of your own!

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.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamp: Little Elf Finn by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Season’s Greetings by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Inks: Ranger Distress Inks in Festive Berries and Candied Apple
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, V20 (skin); E53, E55 (hair); R22, R24, R35, R46, R59, C1, C3, C5 (clothing); G21, G24, G28, G43, G46B21, B23, B24, B28, BV23, BV25, C1, C3, C5 (ornament)

Little Elf Mim by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m still on a roll coloring holiday images. Although I’ve only been coloring a few years, I’ve already accumulated quite a collection of stamps. Recently, I realized that like many crafters, I actually have two hobbies: one is collecting craft supplies and the other is actually using them. So last night, I decided to look through some of the images that have been waiting patiently in my stash to finally make it onto a card.

I’ve long been a fan of Maurie Manning and I have many of her digital stamps as well as those sold as rubber stamps by Penny Black Stamps. Her series of stamps featuring the elves Mim, Finn, Kin and Pippa are among my favorites. Although I’ve colored this image before, I decided to try my hand at it again with non-traditional holiday colors. 

Rowhouse Greetings | Little Elf Mim by Mo's Digital Pencil

Again, I kept the card design simple so that the image could take center stage. It’s getting close to Christmas and I just might have cards ready to mail if I don’t waste time agonizing over layout!   

Rowhouse Greetings | Little Elf Mim by Mo's Digital Pencil

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.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Little Elf Mim by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Seasons Greetings by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Inks: Distress Oxides by Ranger in Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Festival of Lights Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, V20 (skin); RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99, C1, C3 (clothing); BG10, BG11, BG23, BG13, BG15, B21, B34, C1, C3, C5, BV23 (ornament); G20, G21, G46, R56 (holly)

New Digital Image! Country Home Christmas by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING! I back today with another card featuring one of the new digital images from Power Poppy. This time I used the Country Home Christmas digital stamp, previously released in clear format as Simple Joys.

I love the simplicity of this image so I kept the card design simple as well and opted for vintage tones of mauve, teal and silver.

Rowhouse Greetings | Country Home Christmas by Power Poppy

I added clear Wink of Stella to the ornaments to add a little sparkle. I added the sentiment from the new Filigree Tree digital stamp to complete the design.

Rowhouse Greetings | Country Home Christmas by Power Poppy

That’s all for now! Hope you find time for some crafty inspiration today!

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.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir
StampsCountry Home Christmas (*) by Power Poppy; Filigree Tree (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in clear by ZIG-Kuretake
Copics: RV93, RV95, RV99 (ribbon); E40, E41, E42 (package); BG70, BG72, BG75 (ornaments); RV95, RV99 (berries); E35 (branch); C0, C1, C3, C5 (watering can & shadow)