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

May Digital Blitz from Power Poppy

Power Poppy May 2019 Digital Blitz

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’ve got great news if you’re a fan of Power Poppy because today we’re celebrating the release of a Digital Blitz of new images previously available only in polymer. So let me start off with the details and after that, I’ll show you my latest project.

Today Power Poppy is not only releasing EIGHTEEN new digital downloads, but all digis are also 20% off (no code needed) Sale ends Monday night at midnight central time. If you’re interested, here is the full list of new digital releases along with their corresponding clear sets (for those of you who prefer to stamp).

New Power Poppy Images

New Digital Stamp Set Corresponding Clear Stamp Set
Alluring Lily (with new sentiment) Tiger Lily XL
Big Flouncy PeonyAbundant Petals
Breathe in Life Lavender Stamp Set
Cardinal CoupleCozy Cupfuls
Cuppa Cupcake (with new sentiments) Under Glass
Fancy Flower CakeDream Wedding
Hen & ChicksSassy Succulents
Lavender Sachet Lavender Stamp Set
Lavender Sprigs Lavender Stamp Set
Morel StandardsWild Mushrooms
Mushroom Trio Wild Mushrooms
Nest Is Best (with new sentiments) Under Glass
Potted GeraniumGeraniums Take Two
Seaside Sweetness (with new sentiments) Under Glass
Single Orchid (with new sentiments) Under Glass
Tiny Treasures (with new sentiments) Under Glass
Ultimate Poppy (with new sentiment) Poppy XL
Zinna ParadeFortunes of Fall

Today’s Project

Lavender is one of my favorite flowers (and fragrances!) so I knew that I had to color the Breathe in Life set as soon as I saw it. To start, I played with various combinations of blue, blue violet, violet and red violet before making my final selection of Copic colors. Although the flowers are pretty simple to color, I decided to add a variety of shades of green and yellow-green for the leaves. When I finished coloring the image, I thought that the background looked too plain so I used pointillism to create a soft backdrop in shades of green and blue-violet.

Rowhouse Greetings | Breathe in Life by Power Poppy

Afterwards, I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers for sparkle and a few enamel dots just because I felt like it!

Rowhouse Greetings | Breathe in Life by Power Poppy

Stay tuned because I’ll be back tomorrow with another project from the May Digital Blitz. In the meantime, take a look at what the rest of the Power Poppy team has for you:

Broni Holcomb
Leslie Miller
Barbara Walker
Marcella Hawley and the 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 (*) . 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 Digital Copy 100#; Bazzill Basics in Date Swirl
Stamp: Breathe in Life (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear by Zig; Enamel Dots in Over the Rainbow by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: B63, B66, B69, RV55, RV63, RV66 (flowers); mixture of G12, G14, G21, G24, YG11, YG21 (leaves); N1, N2, N3, N5 (can); mixture of G12, G14, G20, G21, G24, YG11, YG21, BV31, BV34 (background)

Butterfly Garden by Penny Black

Just finished up another great class at Photo Scraps which featured the Butterfly Garden stamp set by Penny Black. Next month’s class will feature stamps sets from Honey Bee Stamps so be sure to mark your calendar for the June class. Hope to see you there!

Rowhouse Greetings | Butterfly Garden by Penny Black

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock
Stamps: Butterfly Garden by Penny Black
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs
Dies: Postage Stamp Rectangles by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Embellishments: Sequins in Fairy Sparkle by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: BV20, Y11, Y15. Y19, YR04, BG10, BG11, BG23, BG15 (Butterfly); YG11, YG13 (leaves); , Y11, Y15. Y19, YR04 (flower)


Rowhouse Greetings | Butterfly Garden by Penny Black

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock
Stamps: Butterfly Garden by Penny Black; Because by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon and Squeezed Lemonade
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangles by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Square Mandala by Gina K. Designs
Embellishments: Nuvo Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios
Copics: Y11, Y15. Y19, YR04, YG11, YG13, BG10, BG11, BG23, BG15 (Butterfly)


Rowhouse Greetings | Butterfly Garden by Penny Black

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock; Bazzill Basics in Date Swirl
Stamps: Butterfly Garden by Penny Black
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs
Dies: Postage Stamp Rectangles by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Embellishments: Sequins in Fairy Sparkle by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: Y11, Y15. Y19, YR04, BG10, BG11, BG23, BG15 (Butterfly)

New Class! Spring Peonies (Honey Bee Stamps)

Join me for an new Copic class at Photo Scraps! In this workshop, you’ll complete three cards featuring stamps from Honey Bee Stamps. I’ve kept the card designs clean and simple so that we can focus on Copic coloring and blending. 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://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, OR
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

Copic Markers

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

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.

  • RV000: Pale Purple
  • RV00: Water Lily
  • RV02: Sugared Almond Pink
  • RV04: Shock Pink
  • G40: Dim Green
  • G43: Pistachio
  • G46: Mistletoe
  • Y11: Pale Yellow
  • Y15: Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • B0000: Pale Celestine
  • B000: Pale Porcelain Blue
  • 0: Colorless Blender

Notes

  • Markers RV10, RV11, RV14 (used in previous classes) could be substituted for the four RV markers listed above, but your flowers may be darker.
  • Markers YG01, YG05, YG07 (used in previous classes) could be substituted for the three G markers above, but your leaves may be yellower.

Other Supplies

Please bring:

  • Scissors
  • 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)

Class Cards

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Peonies by Honey Bee Stamps
Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Peonies by Honey Bee Stamps
Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Peonies by Honey Bee Stamps

Oh My Whiskers by Honey Bee Stamps

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a card from Honey Bee Stamps, but this post will be short and sweet since I’ve got a busy day ahead of me. I promised that I would take my parents shopping and out to lunch this afternoon. Getting them in and out of the car, up and down curbs, in and out of stores, and generally keeping track of them is somewhat akin to herding cats so I have my work cut out for me!

As my wallet can attest, I’ve developed an addiction to Honey Bee Stamps. So when I saw the Oh My Whiskers stamp set in the new releases, I knew that I had to have it. When you have a household of cats, you can never have to many cat themed stamps. Or at least, that’s what I tell myself.

Rowhouse Greetings | Oh My Whiskers by Honey Bee Stamps

I colored the image with Copic markers on Spectrum Noir cardstock. Although I prefer X-PressIt Blending Card for Copic coloring, I don’t really like the gray undertone in the paper so I selected a whiter cardstock. When I was coloring, I debated making the balloons translucent, but decided that I wanted the pop of color from making them more opaque. I added a few enamel dots in coordinating colors and called it a day.

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#; Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir
Stamps: Oh My Whiskers by Honey Bee Stamps; Purrrfect Sentiments by Honey Bee Stamps
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Postage Stamp Rectangles by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Embellishments: Once Upon A Time Enamel Dots by Echo Park
Copics: C1, C2, C3, E93 (cat); R32, R35, R37 (red balloon); BG11, BG23, BG15 (aqua balloon); Y02, Y15, Y19 (yellow balloon); RV52, RV55, RV63 (pink balloon); Booo, B00, B02 (blue ballon)