Breathe in Life by Power Poppy

Rowhouse Greetings | Breathe In Life by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m over on the Power Poppy blog today for Inspire Me Monday with a new card and a new coloring video featuring the Breathe In Life Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy. So hop on over to Power Poppy to see the video. Full supply list for today’s project is shown below. See you back here soon!

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. In addition to the affiliates listed in my disclosure, I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#
Stamp: Breathe In Life Digital Stamp Set (*) by Power Poppy; sentiment from the Lavender Clear Stamp Set by Power Poppy
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Black Onyx by Tsukineko; Distress Oxide Ink in Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Die: Nordic Frames Die by The Greetery
Embellishment: Nuvo Microfine Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios
Copics: BV20, BV23, BV25 (can); V01, V04, V09 (flowers); YG00, YG03, G46 (leaves); E21, E25 (shadow)

New Class! Welcome Spring (Power Poppy)

Join me for an new Copic class at Photo Scraps! In this workshop, you’ll complete three cards featuring stamps from Power Poppy. I’ve pared down the coloring process (really, I promise!) and added backgrounds that add a punch to a simple floral design. Details are below. Class size is limited so sign up today! CLASS FEE $28

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscrapsclasses.blogspot.com/
Thursday, January 23, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Copic Markers

The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification.

PLEASE NOTE: Markers will NOT be supplied either by me or Photo Scraps. You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact Photo Scraps in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers or other supplies you’ll need to participate in class.

  • BV20: Dull Lavender (*)
  • BV23: Grayish Lavender (*)
  • BV25: Grayish Violet (*)
  • V01: Heath
  • V04: Lilac
  • V05: Marigold
  • V09: Violet
  • YG00: Mimosa Yellow
  • YG03: Yellow Green
  • G24: Willow (*)
  • G46: Mistletoe (*)
  • E21: Soft Sun
  • E25: Caribe Cocoa
  • 0: Colorless blender

Substitutions

  • You can substitute C1, C3, and C5 for the BV20/BV23/BV25 combination
  • You can substitute YG17 and YG67 for the G24/G46 combination.

Other Supplies

Please bring:

  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam tape (such as Gina K. Designs Foam Tape)
  • Foam Squares (such as Gina K. Designs Foam Squares or Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Squares)
  • Tape runner
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Connect Glue by Gina K. Designs or Ranger Multi Medium Matte)
  • If you have a Xyron, you may find it useful to bring along.

New Class – Stencil & Foil Card Class – Photo Scraps

Join me for this amazing new class where you will be using stencils and learning how to foil with their designs.  Each student will make four cards and receive their own Holiday Foliage Stencil by Newton’s Nook. CLASS FEE $34

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscrapsblog.blogspot.com/
Thursday, December 5, 2019 – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2019 – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Saturday, January 4, 2020 – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

Bring to Class

  • One Ranger Ink Blending Tool  (handle and foam applicator)
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard
  • Pixie Spray
  • Purple iCraft Tape
  • Glass media mat or craft mat (if you already have)
  • Palette knife
  • One sandwich size plastic container (such as a Glad Food Storage Container)
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes  
  • Scissors
  • Foam Squares (such as Gina K. Designs Foam Squares or Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Squares)
  • Tape runner
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Connect Glue by Gina K. Designs or Ranger Multi Medium Matte)
Rowhouse Greetings | Holiday Folliage by Newton's Nook Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Holiday Folliage by Newton's Nook Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Holiday Folliage by Newton's Nook Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Holiday Folliage by Newton's Nook Designs

New Class! Coloring With Copics – Techniques for Clothing – Queen’s Ink

Join me for a new Copic markers class focusing on techniques for coloring drop folds in clothing. In this class, you will make two cards featuring stamps from Stamping Bella with emphasis on basic Copic techniques. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today!   CLASS FEE $25

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Copic Markers to Bring to Class

BRING TO CLASS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • BV00: Mauve Shadow
  • V12: Pale Lilac
  • V15: Mallow
  • V17: Amethyst
  • Y18: Lightning Yellow
  • YR15: Pumpkin Yellow
  • YR18: Sanguine
  • BG10: Cool Shadow
  • BG11: Moon White
  • BG53: Ice Mint
  • BG57: Jasper
  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E01: Pink Flamingo
  • E11: Barley Beige
  • E19: Redwood
  • E49: Dark Bark
  • E50: Egg Shell
  • E53: Raw Silk
  • E57: Light Walnut
  • C3: Cool Gray No. 3
  • C5: Cool Gray No. 5
  • C7: Cool Gray No. 7

NOTES

  • You can substitute BG23 and BG15 in place of BG53 and BG57
  • If you have a favorite hair color combination, you can substitute it in place of E49, E50, E53, and E57.

OTHER SUPPLIES

Please bring:

  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape

Class Cards

Rowhouse Greetings | Tiny Townie Hayley the Super Hero by Stamping Bella
Rowhouse Greetings | Tiny Townie Garden Girl Violet by Stamping Bella

More Playing With Stencils

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with another card that is the result of some late night experimentation. As you’ve probably noticed, I love incorporating stencils into my cards and I’ve amassed quite a collection. I’m always looking for new and different ways to use them. Like many crafters, I’ve also accumulated a variety of different mediums that I often play around with (also with varying results!).

When I decide to try expanding my coloring beyond Copics, I purchased a set of Prismacolor pencils, but found that I didn’t really enjoy using them. But recently I decided to give it one more try – not with Prismas – but with Farber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils. Although I do suffer from full set syndrome, I did manage to control myself and purchased a set of 36 pencils, which I thought would have enough variety to in color to experiment.

I selected the Peacock Mandala stencil from Picket Fence Studios and taped it in place with iCraft Purple tape to a piece of Stonehenge White paper. I wanted the mandala to be bright and colorful, so I selected a several pencils in blues, greens and yellows. Then I just colored the open areas of the stencil. Polychromos pencils are oil based and seem to soak into the paper. I found them much easier to use than Prismas and did not need to use Gamasol to blend.

Rowhouse Greetings | Peacock Mandala Stencil by Picket Fence Studios

Once the coloring was complete, I removed the stencil and applied the dot pattern with Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black. I really have to thank Wendy Vecchi for showing me in a recent class how to apply enamel drop products with a stylus for a quick, easy, and consistent application.

To finish, I added a die cut from Honey Bee Stamps that I popped up with foam squares. I really love how this card turned out and I’m sure I’ll keep this technique in mind when I’m using my stencils.

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. In addition to the affiliates listed in my disclosure, I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# (card base); Stonehenge White by Legion (coloring layer)
Stencil: Peacock Mandala by Picket Fence Studios
Dies: Bloom by Honey Bee Stamps
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black by Tonic Studios
Polychromos: (order from center to edge) Hellioblue-Redish #151; Ultramarine #120; Light Ultramarine #120; Colbalt Turquoise #153; Colbalt Green #156; Emerald Green #163; Leaf Green #122, Light Green #171; Dark Naples Ochre #184; Cadmium Yellow #107; Cadmium Orange #111