Heavenly Peace Dove

EVENING EVERYONE! Here we are at Day 5 of the release of Collection One in the Quiet Christmas release by Power Poppy. Tonight we have Heavenly Peaceful Dove. It features a beautiful peace dove nestled amongst an olive branch. A simple hand-drawn banner may be trimmed out and placed over the dove, and then stamped with your choice of sentiments that fit inside. The image is available for pre-order in clear polymer format. Digital version is coming soon.

Today’s release:

Rowhouse Greetings | Heavenly Peace Dove by Power Poppy

I chose to keep my card simple although I realize what the impact that the die cut border would have until I put the card together. It really added a WOW factor to what started off as a relatively simple card.


Allison
Christine
Gloria
Broni
Barbara C
Lisa
Leslie

Supplies

COPICS: T0, T1, T3, T5 (dove body); V93, V95 (beak); YG91, BG93, BG96 (olive leaves); V95, V99, YG95 (olives); YG91, YG95, V95 (branch)

Garden of Gratitude by Power Poppy

EVENING EVERYONE! HAPPY DAY 3! And I’m back again with another project from the Quiet Christmas Collection by Power Poppy. Today’s card features an image from the Garden of Gratitude: Trellis Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy.

I love this set and it’s one of my favorites in the entire release. We spent a lot of time this summer improving our backyard and garden. I wanted to add an espalier to the backyard but it just didn’t work out in the plans. So I was thrilled to see a sweet trellis come to life in this card.

Today’s release includes:

Rowhouse Greetings | Garden of Gratitude by Power Poppy

I used the digital version of the set for my card, lining up the orange branch along the side to create the border. The background of the main image a little hard to see in the photo. I created it by inking in the color and then randomly pressing a piece of terry cloth dampened with colorless blender. This creates a background with a little texture and interest. Just remember to do it FIRST and make sure that the background is completely dry before coloring the rest of the card. I’m notorious for coloring the background after the fact, so this technique requires a little advance planning!

Allison
Leslie
Gloria
Broni
Barbara W
Stacy
Christine
Barbara C
Lisa

Supplies for Garden of Gratitude

COPICS: BV20, Y35, Y38, YR68 (oranges); YG11, G21, G46 (leaves); R37 (berries); YG11, G21, G46, R35, R37, R89 (ribbons); E13, E15, E19 (pot); BV23, E21, E23, E27 (trellis); W00, W0, W1, BG10 (background); BV20, BV23 (shadows)

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!

Enchanted Branches: Nativity by Power Poppy

Enchanted Branches: Nativity by Power Poppy

EVENING EVERYONE! I’m back for day two of the Quiet Christmas Collection release by Power Poppy. This time I’m featuring the Enchanted Branches: Nativity – Angel Digital Stamp Set.

I loved all of the images in this set, but was particularly drawn to the angel. My aunt believed in angels and loved to collect figurines. After she passed, I received a few of her angels and I think of her every time I see an angel image. If she were still among us, I would have sent this card to her for Christmas.

Today’s release includes:

Rowhouse Greetings | Enchanted Branches: Nativity by Power Poppy

Here I used the digital stamp set so that I could resize the image as desired. The full clear set of Enchanted Branches: Nativity includes multiple ornaments, branches, and sentiments that you can mix and match to create your own scene.

I’m not going to list supplies today since it’s mostly retired stuff in my stash (even the silver sequins are retired!). But I will list the Copic markers used below:

COPICS: E000, E00, E11, R20 (skin); E51, E55, E57 (hair); B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 (robes); Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28 (halo); N0, N1, N3 (wings); YG11, G21, G46 (leaves); B91, B93, B95, B97 (berries); BV20 shadows

Power Poppy Bloom Brigade

Allison
Gloria
Broni
Lisa
Stacy
Barbara W
Christine
Barbara C
Leslie 
Julie
Catherine
Sathya
Power Poppy Blog

I’ll be back tomorrow night for day three! See you then.

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Mossy Pots With Paperwhites by Power Poppy

GOOD EVENING FRIENDS! It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for – the new holiday release by Power Poppy! There will be two collections in this release. The first collection will be released October 23rd to October 27th. The second collection is scheduled to be released November 12th to 16th. And before you ask – the images will be available as both digital stamps and clear polymer sets.

We’re starting off tonight with the first stamp from Collection One:

The clear stamp set features two images of potted paperwhites. Here, I’m using the digital version of the third image featuring a paperwhite nestled between ornaments and sprigs of holly. I had planned on using one of the sentiments in the set, but once I had my card together, it was easier to stamp one of the sentiments from the Cozy Cupfuls clear stamp set.

I’ve linked the supplies for today’s project with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s card features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Mossy Pots With Paperwhites by Power Poppy

Step by Step for Mossy Pots with Paperwhites

  • Cut card base from heavy weight white cardstock (110#) measuring 4.25″ x 11″ and score at 5.5″ for a top fold card.
  • Cut two pieces of medium weight white cardstock (80#) measuring 3.5″ x 4.25″ and 1.5″ x 4.25″.
  • Cut two pieces of coordinating design cardstock to 3.25″ x 4.25″ and .75″ x 4.25″. Here I used a double sided cardstock so I automatically had a coordinating pattern!
  • Adhere smaller design cardstock piece to smaller white cardstock piece, leaving roughly a 1/8″ border on the bottom only. Adhere to card base roughly 1/4″ from bottom of card.
  • Adhere larger design cardstock piece to middle of larger white cardstock piece. You should have roughly a 1/8″ border top and bottom. Adhere to card base roughly 3/4″ from top of card. It will slightly overlap with the previous piece.
  • Stamp sentiment in upper right corner of card base above the layers in a black pigment ink.
  • Print digital image on white Copic friendly cardstock and color with Copic markers. See marker list and coloring notes below.
  • Fussy cut colored image and apply foam adhesive squares to the back.
  • Adhere colored image to die cut doily tag as shown.
  • Adhere image to front of card as shown.
Rowhouse Greetings | Mossy Pots With Paperwhites by Power Poppy

Coloring Notes for Mossy Pots with Paperwhites

COPICS: BV20, BG11, BG15, BG18, BG32 (teal ornament); BV20, Y21, Y23. Y26, Y28 (gold ornament); BV20, R35, R37 (berries); YG03, YG17, YG67 (holly leaves); BV20, YG01, YG03, Y000, Y21 (paperwhite); BV20, BV23 (shadows)

  • When coloring the ornaments, start with the lightest color in the combination (either BG11 or Y21) and drawn the circles for the reflections. I do this first so that I remember to include them. Then use the lightest color to apply a base coat to the rest of the ornament.
  • You will notice that I used BV20 in both ornaments to help get extra depth of color and enhance the roundness of the ornaments. Once you have applied the base coat, use BV20 in the darkest areas to help deepen the contours. You can apply your medium and dark tones overtop. You may need to reapply the BV20, and your light, medium and dark tones to get a good blend.
  • On your last coloring pass, add the darkest tones (either BG18 or Y28) only as needed in the deepest areas. Blend out only as necessary with the remaining colors to get a smooth blend.
Power Poppy Bloom Brigade

Jenny
Leslie
Broni
Barbara C
Christine
Gloria
Allison
Cheryl
Stacy
Barbara W
Julie
Jenn Dove
Lisa
Catherine 
Sathya
Power Poppy Blog

That’s it for me today! See you tomorrow with the next image in the Quiet Christmas release. See you then!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

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!

Persian Motifs Stamp Set by Altenew

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just a quick post today. It’s Sunday morning and I’m trying to regain some order in my house. Next month we’re having built in cabinetry and closets installed in our second bedroom so this house will finally have some storage and THREE new closets. Woo-hoo!

But in the meantime, we need to pare down our belongings, paint the room, break down and move out the existing wardrobes and all the other stuff that you do to prepare for home renovations. Luckily, there will be a craft yard sale at Photo Scraps on Sunday, October 18 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM where yours truly will have a table. I’ll be selling gently loved stamps, dies, storage containers and my spare IKEA Raskog cart. The yard sale will be held out in the parking lot so bring your mask and hand sanitizer. And shop early for the best deals!

So back to the project at hand! When I was looking through my stamps, I came across the Altenew Persian Motif stamp set that has been languishing in my stash. So I pulled out a water brush and some distress inks and got to work.

Today’s project features:

  • Persian Motifs by Altenew [SC | AN]
  • Good Wishes by Penny Black [SC]
  • Heat embossing and water coloring with Distress Inks
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below

Step by Step for Persian Motifs

  • Cut card base from heavy weight white cardstock to 4.25″ x 11″ and score at 5.5″ for a top fold card.
  • Cut dark gray card stock to 4.25″ x 5.5″
  • Trim watercolor paper to 4″ x 5.25″
  • Stamp image on watercolor paper using clear embossing ink.
  • Immediately cover with clear embossing powder and heat set.
  • Smoosh each color of Distress Ink — Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry — on craft mat.
  • For leaves, pick up a small amount of Twisted Citron on a water brush and base coat stems and leaves. Allow ink to dry.
  • Pick up a small amount of Peeled Paint on brush and apply to deepen base of leaves and stems.
  • Reapply both colors as necessary to achieve the desired shades.
  • For petals, pick up a small amount of Tattered Rose to base coat petals.
  • Pick up a small amount of Worn Lipstick on brush and apply to deepen base of petals and areas where petals overlap.
  • Pick up a small amount of Picked Raspberry on brush and apply to the deepest areas of petals.
  • Reapply colors as necessary to achieve desired shades.
  • Allow ink to dry.
  • Stamp sentiment with gray pigment ink and immediately cover with clear embossing powder. Heat set sentiment.
  • Apply craft foam to back of image with a strong craft glue.
  • Glue gray card stock to card base.
  • Glue image to center of card as show.
  • Add dewdrops, sequins or other embellishments as desired using a clear drying craft glue.
Rowhouse Greetings | Persian Motifs by Altenew

That’s all for me today! See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

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!