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)

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

Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge #95

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GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Nothing on my calendar today so today is a day to do whatever I want whenever I want to do it. So this will be a post and run as I decide on today’s adventure. We’ve been working on cleaning up the backyard and getting it ready for summertime fun, so I suspect that we’ll be exploring local nurseries today to start picking out flowers. Before I run off, I just wanted to add my entry for Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge #95 which is a challenge to create a project using the sketch shown here. I recently purchased two kitchen/cooking themed stamp sets from Newton’s Nook — Newton’s Kitchen and Made From Scratch — so I decided to feature them in my project.

Rowhouse Greetings | Newton's Kitchen and Made From Scratch by Newton's Nook Designs

I started my project by cutting a piece of 80# cardstock with the Scalloped Rectangle Stackable die from Lawn Fawn as the base for my background. Next, I used Versafine ink to stamp and heat embossed the images from the Made From Scratch stamp to create a background pattern. Following the sketch, I adhered a scrap of gingham paper across the background. I cut a second piece of 80# cardstock with a fishtail banner die from MFT Stamps and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment. The cat image was stamped on a piece of Spectrum Noir cardstock with GKD Amalgam Ink and colored with Copic markers. Once the layers were assembled, I added a few enamel dots to finish off my card.

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 80# & 110#; Ultra Smooth Card Stock by Spectrum Noir; True Fushia Check by Authentique
Stamps: Newton’s Kitchen by Newton’s Nook Designs; Made From Scratch by Newton’s Nook Designs
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versamark in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Once Upon a Time Enamel Dots by Echo Park Paper Co.; Nuvo Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios
Copics: C0, C1, C2 (cat); R35, R37, R59 (scarf); B000, B02, B05 (bowl)

AECP – Clean and Simple Boutique Cards

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a card featuring the Beautiful Lady stamp set by Altenew. I’ve had this stamp for awhile and this is the second time that I’ve colored it. The first time, I colored it with distress inks so I decided to try it again with my Copic markers.

Rowhouse Greetings | Beautiful Lady by Altenew

I wasn’t quite sure where I was going with the design so I just let it evolve along the way. I started by stamping with Amalgam Ink and coloring the image with Copic markers. Originally, I planned a one layer card, but decided that I wanted more dimension so I fussy cut the image. Yes – I did it by hand. It was late at night and I didn’t feel like pulling out my Scan and Cut!

I originally planned a portrait orientation for my card, but after the image was cut, I realized that I could make better use of white space if I used a landscape orientation. I stamped the sentiment (from the Beautiful Day stamp set by Altenew) and adhered the image with foam squares, trimming the stem where it extended beyond my card. I finished it off by adding a few sequins and dewdrops.

Today’s card was inspired by the Clean & Simple Boutique Cards class by Altenew Academy. You can find out more about this class and many more at the Altenew Academy.

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 80# & 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Beautiful Lady by Altenew; Beautiful Day by Altenew
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangles by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Sequins in Mixed Berries by 28 Lilac Lane; Dahlia Dewdrops (retired) by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: G20, G21, G24, G28 (leaves); BV31, BV34, B66, V01, V04, V06 (flowers)

Woodland Spring by Newton’s Nook Designs

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GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! I’m still procrastinating when it comes designing cards for my April classes. Instead, we took a day trip yesterday to the Gettysburg National Military Park, visiting the museum and diorama. Afterwards, we had a fabulous candlelight lunch at the Dobbins House Tavern and visited family in town. Although the weather was cool, the day was bright and sunny and it felt good to take time to blow away all the mental cobwebs.

After we got home, I played with my stash of new stamps, which includes a few of the new releases from Newton’s Nook Designs. For this card, I used one of the images from the Woodland Spring stamp set. I was inspired by a card created by Tatiana Trafimovich, but pared the design down even more. I recently colored the lamb in the Spring Pile Up stamp set so I decided to use the same pointillism technique here, but switched to shades of gray instead of browns. I added a few crystal jewels from Pretty Pink Posh for a little bling.

Rowhouse Greetings | Woodland Spring by Newton's Nook Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Woodland Spring by Newton's Nook Designs

I’m playing along with the Inky Paws Challenge #93 – Think Spring. Take a look at the challenge blog for information and to see the other entries.

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# & 80#; Bazzill Basics in Date Swirl; Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir
Stamp: Woodland Spring by Newton’s Nook Designs
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs
Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Jewels by Pretty Pink Posh
Copics: T0, T1, T3, T5, RV10, RV11 (lamb); YG03 (leaves); RV10, RV11, B000, B00, Y15 (flowers)