Season’s Greenings by Power Poppy for Inspire Me Monday

Rowhouse Greetings | Season's Greenings by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m over on the Power Poppy blog today for Inspire Me Monday with a new card and video featuring the Season’s Greenings clear stamp set by Power Poppy. So hop on over to the Power Poppy blog to see the full tutorial.

Full supply list for today’s project is shown below. See you back here soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

Jone Hallmark Daisy Fae by RubberMoon

MORNING EVERYONE! I’m back today with my project for the 100 Moons Creative Design team which is a creative collaboration between RubberMoon stamps, ArtFoamies, and 100 Proof Press. But first – some exciting news from the homefront!

I’ve not done much coloring lately because we’ve been preparing for a home renovation project. As many of you know, I live in a nineteenth century Baltimore rowhouse that I usually describe as having been built before the invention of closets. When my husband bought in the house twenty years ago, it had two small closets, both of which were narrower than the width of a hanger. You can imagine what it was like to hang clothes!

When we got married, we had to merge two households together which made the storage problem even worse. Luckily, we have a basement, but who wants to go to the basement every morning to get dressed? We removed the two existing closets and used wardrobes to store our belongings. The solution worked for a few years, but it was becoming obvious that we needed to do something else.

So we contracted with California Closets and had a designer take a look at the space. Last Thursday, they installed five cabinets — three clothes closets and two storage cabinets — in our second bedroom so that we now have a functional dressing room. After we put our clothes and other stuff away, we still had one completely empty cabinet. So I claimed it as my craft closet and I’ve been happily organizing it (and quickly filling it) with fun stuff! I can’t promise that it will always look this organize, but it’s great to finally have space that looks good and can be closed off from curious cats.

So back to today’s project which features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Jone Hallmark Daisy Fae by RubberMoon

(Wondering what I used for today’s project? Where possible, supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links may be used).

Step by Step for Jone Hallmark Daisy Fae

  • Cut card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# cardstock to 4.25″ x 11″ and score at 5.5″ for a top fold card.
  • Cut a piece of white card stock to 4″ x 5.25″ 
  • Cut a strip of white card stock to 1/4″ x 1.25″ for sentiment
  • Cut a piece of polka dot design paper to 1″ x 4″. I used a sheet from the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Pastels 6×6 pad from MFT that is now retired.
  • Cut a piece of diagonal stripe paper from the Black & White Stripes Paper Pad to 1/4″ x 4″
  • Create a die cut tag from coordinating solid card stock. For the paper, I used an MFT cardstock that has from my stash that has been retired. For the die, I used Sizzix’s Dotted Tag which has also been retired, but I linked below to Sizzix’s Stitched Border Tag which is similar.
  • Create a die cut circle from white card stock using the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Circle Dies Stackables.
  • Cut a piece of craft foam to 3.75″ x 5″
  • Stamp Daisy Fae image on a Copic friendly paper with a Copic compatible ink.
  • Color image with Copic markers (marker colors shown below).
  • Add Wink of Stella to the wings and flower center. Set aside to dry.
  • Fussy cut image. 
  • Stamp Wish sentiment on 1/4″ x 1.25″ strip. Trim edge to create fishtail. Apply foam squares to back. I used Taylored Expressions Foam Sticky Strips since they were precut to 1/8″ wide.
  • Apply foam adhesive squares to back of image and set aside.
  • Adhere craft foam to back of 4″ x 5.25″ white card stock with Beacon’s 3-in-1 craft adhesive.
  • Adhere design paper strips and die cuts to front as shown.
  • Position and adhere Daisy Fae image.
  • Position and adhere sentiment. You may have to trim the end to fit it behind the image.
  • Adhere card front to card base.
Rowhouse Greetings | Jone Hallmark Daisy Fae by RubberMoon Copic Color Map

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: E000, E00, E11, BV000 (skin); E43 (hair); B0000, B000, BG10, BG11, BG13, BV000 (dress); RV10, RV11 (wings); BV000, Y35, Y38 (flower); G20, G21 (leaves)

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Azalea Stamp Set by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a project for Fun Friday at Power Poppy! I’ve set aside holiday stamps for the moment to feature the Azalea Stamp Set that was languishing in my stash! I’ve linked all the supplies for today’s project with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

  • Azalea Stamp Set by Power Poppy
  • Jumbo Tag Die by The Stamp Market
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below
Rowhouse Greetings | Azalea Stamp Set by Power Poppy

Step by Step for Azalea Stamp Set

Rowhouse Greetings | Azaleas Stamp Set by Power Poppy

For more Power Poppy inspiration today be sure to pop by and see:

Christine Okken
Power Poppy Blog

That’s it from me today! See you soon!

Supplies

COPICS: R20, R22, R24, R29 (flower); G21, G40, G46 (leaves); E70, E77 (branch); W00, W0, W1, W3 (background); BV00 (drop shadow)

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!

MFT 2020 Card Design Superstar Challenge: Clean & Simple Genius

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! I’m back today with my entry in the Clean & Simple Genius category for the MFT 2020 Card Design Superstar Challenge. I don’t participate in many card challenges, but this one just resonates with me so I give it a try every year.

Clean & Simple Genius Entry

Rowhouse Greetings | You Gnome Me by My Favorite Things for MFT 2020 Card Design Superstar Challenge: Clean & Simple Genius

For my entry, I used an older stamp – You Gnome Me – along with its coordinating dies. This is an older stamp that has been retired, but it is a particular favorite of mine. I selected one of the gnome images and colored it along with one of the snails with Copic markers (see list below). For the sentiment, I inked up the Here’s A Huge Hug stamp with black ink and stamped it on a piece of Sweet Tooth cardstock. I selected the pattern papers from the Sweet Celebrations and the Black & White Stripes 6×6 paper packs. For the background, I used Grout Gray cardstock, also by My Favorite Things.

Rowhouse Greetings | You Gnome Me by My Favorite Things for MFT 2020 Card Design Superstar Challenge: Clean & Simple Genius

That’s it for me today! See you next time.

Supplies

  • You Gnome Me stamp and coordinating dies by My Favorite Things
  • Here’s A Huge Hug by My Favorite Things
  • Sweet Celebrations 6×6 paper pack by My Favorite Things
  • Black & White Stripes 6×6 paper pack by My Favorite Things
  • Sweet Tooth & Grout Gray cardstock by My Favorite Things
  • COPICS: E000, E00, E21, E04, E93 (skin); C0, C1, C2 (beard); B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 (hat & pants); C0, C1 (shirt); BV04 (suspenders); C4, C7 (boots); YG17, YG21, YG25 (flower pot); G03, G09, B91, E93, BV00 (flowers & leaves); E04, E07, E09, YG17, YG21, YG25 (snail)

Corner Blooms by My Favorite Things

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! I decided to take a break from holiday cards and color up some of the floral images that have been languishing in my stash. So today I’m featuring Corner Blooms by My Favorite Things to create a card for my friend Kim. She has been making face masks and sent me one to add to my rotation. So I needed a card to send as a thank you. I’ve linked all the supplies for today’s project with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Corner Blooms by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

Step by Step

Coloring Details for Corner Blooms

I colored the image with Copic markers, working from light to dark. I didn’t want the end result to be solid color so I flicked the color on the petals making sure that I left some white for highlights and used the darker colors to emphasize the shadows and texture of the petals.

Rowhouse Greetings | Corner Blooms by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

That’s it for me today! See you soon.

Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: BV000, BV00, BV01, BV04 (flowers); YG61, YG63, YG67 (flowers); C1, C2 (drop shadow)