Spiced Orange Pomander by Power Poppy

Spiced Orange Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m still working on holiday cards so I’m back today with another project featuring one of the new digital stamps by Power Poppy. This time I’m featuring the new Spiced Orange Pomander digital stamp set. The image is also available in the Spice It up clear stamp set.

I noticed that this season I seem to be gravitating towards non-traditional holiday colors so this image provided an opportunity to explore other combinations. My husband (who is not a fan of purple) questioned my color choice, but I think that the violet ribbon provides a beautiful contrast to the orange. I added a sentiment from the Holly GoLightly clear stamp set by Power Poppy.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spiced Orange Pomander Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy

And speaking of that ribbon – I still have trouble recognizing folds when I’m coloring, but Marcella gives lots of hints in her images. In this case, I just worked section by section instead of trying to plot out the darkest areas across the entire ribbon first. Also, when coloring folds, you can’t be afraid of dark colors because you need the contrast between the deepest valleys of the folds and the highlights.

The same goes for the orange. When we buy our markers, everyone loves to buy the pretty markers, but the reality is that you have to have some of the muddier colors in your arsenal to add realism to your coloring. You’ll see below that in addition to some pretty yellows and oranges, I also used a couple blue violet markers, specifically along the bottom of the orange (to help give the illusion of a curve) and along the cloves (to help raise them visually from the surface of the peel). Those BV markers are not the prettiest colors, but your coloring is always going to be flat unless you start layering them in your blend along with your pretty markers.

Power Poppy Bloom Brigade

Allison Cope
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
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 (*) which were provided by a store or design team. 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 100#; Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock in Gummy Bear; Doodles – Margarita Lime by Dare 2B Artzy
Stamps: Spiced Orange Pomander digital stamp set (*) by Power Poppy; Holly Golightly clear stamp set by Power Poppy
Ink: Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Die: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable by Lawn Fawn
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, YR04, BV00, BV01 (orange); E21, E23, E25, BV23 (cloves); V01, V04, V05, V06, V09 (ribbon); BG93, BG96, BG99, G29 (leaves); BV01, E00 (berries); B60 (shadow)

Sponsored by: Power Poppy

Small Business Saturday – Power Poppy Christmas Remix

YEP, IT’S ME AGAIN! Today we’re celebrating Small Business Saturday to encourage folks to shop small. If you check out the Power Poppy Blog, you’ll see that Marcella has a special deal for you today. Check it out – I don’t want to spoil her surprise!

Today’s card features the new Winter Flora digital stamp. I cropped it so that I could enlarge part of the image along the left side of the card and have enough room to insert a sentiment as well. I colored it with Copic markers (see list below) and kept the overall design clean and simple. I can color quickly, but agonize over the card layout. Since I need lots of holiday cards this season, I’m keeping the layout simple so that I can get the job done.

Power Poppy | Winter Floral by Power Poppy

In this case, I thought that featuring just a portion would highlight just how beautiful this image really is.

Take a look at what some of my teammates have put together to inspire you!

Lisa Johansen
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Power Poppy Blog

And don’t forget that I have a giveaway posted on Wednesday’s post for a $20 Power Poppy gift code. Add a comment in THAT post and you’ll be entered for a chance to win. Through Monday, be sure to stop by the design team blogs — many of them are also offering a $20 Power Poppy gift code giveaway!

No hopping tomorrow – we’re all sleeping in late. But I’ll be back on Monday my last card of the blog hop. See you then!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. 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 Copier Digital 100#
Stamps: Winter Flora (*) Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy; Season of Serenity (*) Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: R14, R35, R37, R39, R89 (poinsettia); YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (holly leaves); R14, R35, R37, R39, R89 (holly berries); R000, R00, R02, R14 (magnolia); BV000, BV01, BV02, BV04 (ornaments)

Sponsored by: Power Poppy

Day 8 Power Poppy Christmas Remix

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Here we are at Day 8 of the Power Poppy Christmas Remix and I’m back today with another new digital release – Handmade with Love Tags.

There are eight designs, each offered with and without a sentiment for a total of sixteen images in the set. For my project, I created small gift cards (measuring 3.25″ square) from two of the images from the set. The images are quick and easy to color and the finished cards went together in a matter of minutes! Great for last minute gift cards and tags.

Comment and Win!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the blog hop so far. It’s been exciting to see all the creative projects from my Power Poppy teammates. To celebrate, I’m giving away a $20 Power Poppy gift voucher to folks who leave a comment below on this blog post. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments.  So leave me a comment telling me your favorite Power Poppy stamp (clear or digital). Or which Power Poppy stamps you’d select if you were the lucky winner. Or just say hello!

Entries accepted through Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9:00 PM EST.
Winner to be announced on the Power Poppy Blog on December 4th.

Here’s the fine print (literally): No purchase necessary. Winner will be randomly selected. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries. One entry per person (leaving a comment below constitutes your entry). If you leave multiple comments, only the first will count as your entry. If you are commenting here for the first time, there may be a delay until your comment appears.

Time to Blog Hop!

You know the drill! Hop on over to my Power Poppy teammates and check out their latest projects.

Allison Cope
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Lisa Johansen
Stacy Morgan
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 (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#;
Stamp: Handmade with Love Tags (*) by Power Poppy
Copics: BG11, BG32, BG72, BG75 (ribbon); BV0000, BV00 (package); YG03, YG17 (holly leaves); R14, R35, R37 (holly berries); E50 (gift tag); E11, E15, E19 (pinecone); YG03, YG17 (sprigs)

Sponsored by: Power Poppy

Merriest Berries by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today for Day 7 of the Power Poppy Christmas Remix. Today we’re featuring the Berry Sweet clear stamp set, also available in two digital stamp sets – Merriest Berries and Wreath – Felt Leaves and Fruits.

For today’s card, I used the Merriest Berries digital set.

Rowhouse Greetings | Merriest Berries by Power Poppy

The image was colored with Copic markers and then I fussy cut the image. For those of you who are wondering, I actually cut this by hand and not with my Scan and Cut. No particular reason, except that it was quicker to pull out my scissors than the scanner and this image is fairly straight forward to cut by hand. Both the image and the die cut are popped up for some added dimension.

I think you’ll agree that this image is a holiday classic. And speaking of classics – take a look at what the rest of the team has for you!

Barb Walker
Gloria Stengel
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
Lisa Johansen
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 (*) which were provided by a store or design team. 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 100; Playful Patterns – Holiday 6 x 6 paper pack by Taylored Expressions
Stamp: Merriest Berries (*) by Power Poppy (also available in clear as Berry Sweet by Power Poppy)
Dies: Candlewick Classics Rectangles by Spellbinders
Copics: BV00, B02, R14, R35, R37, R39, R89 (candy cane); YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (holly leaves); R14, R35, R37, R39, R89 (holly berries); G20, G21, G24, G46 (mistletoe leaves); B000, BV000, BV00 (mistletoe berries); B00, BG01, BG05, BG07, BG09, B99 (ribbon)

Sponsored by: Power Poppy

Season of Serenity by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a new digital release from Power Poppy called Season of Serenity. Marcella captured the essence of serenity in this oval scene of snowy evergreens and mountain caps, accented by a sweet bird in holly in the foreground.

Originally, my card is just a sneak peak of the larger image, but I couldn’t resist this beautiful cardinal so I made him into a card all by himself. Then Marcella saw the end result and decided that she would include the image as part of the digital set. Win! Win!

Rowhouse Greetings | Season of Serenity by Power Poppy

My Power Poppy team mates used the full image to be sure you take time to blog hop and see what the rest of Power Poppy’s talented designers have for you. And as always – be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for all the latest news, sales, challenges and an all around good time!

Allison Cope
Catherine Anderson
Christine Okken
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Lisa Johansen
Stacy Morgan

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. 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 80# & 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#; Bazzill Basics in Date Swirl and Peppermint
Stamp: Season of Serenity (*) by Power Poppy; Holly Go Lightly by Power Poppy
Ink: Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Die: Nestabilities Candlewick Rectangles by Spellbinders
Copics: C5, C7, R17, R35, R37, R39, R89, Y35 (cardinal); YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves); E23 (branch); R17, R35, R37, R39, R89 (berries)

Sponsored by: Power Poppy