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)

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)

Busy Bees by Honey Bee Stamps

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Sometimes even when you’re retired, it’s a relief when the weekend rolls around. It’s been a busy week. I spent a couple of afternoons with my parents and I finally turned in the class samples for my May class at Queen’s Ink (Stamping Bella in case you were wondering!). Lunch and a couple of dinners with friends. Makes me sound like more of a social butterfly than I really am! Just a small breather this weekend – I’m at an all day workshop for caregivers today and I teach at Photo Scraps on tomorrow afternoon (space still available!).

Yesterday morning, I pulled out some of my supplies from Honey Bee Stamps and put together a card that ending up containing a little bit of everything – a little stenciling, some washi tape, die cuts, Copic coloring, stamping and all sorts of embellishments. This was another card that evolved along the way.

I created the background by stenciling a strip on the left hand side using the Tim Holtz Honeycomb Layering Stencil and Distress Inks in Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey. While the stencil was still in place, I covered it with a layer of Transparent Gloss Texture Paste and then removed the stencil and set the background aside to dry. I had originally intended that to be the entire background, but it didn’t look like enough so I added a strip of the Zen Floral Washi Tape by Honey Bee Stamps. And then that didn’t look right either so I added two more! Not what I intended when I started, but I liked the end result.

Rowhouse Greetings | Busy Bees by Honey Bee Stamps

I added a stacked Smile die cut and sentiment from the Smile stamp set, both by Honey Bee Stamps. I selected a few of the bee images from the Busy Bees Stamp set by Honey Bee Stamps and colored them with Copic markers. I covered the wings with Wink of Stella to add a little sparkle. I finished off the card with a few Dewdrops also from Honey Bee Stamps.

Rowhouse Greetings | Busy Bees by Honey Bee Stamps

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#; Hammermill Digital Cover 110#; Bazzill Cardstock in Licorice Twist
Stamps: Busy Bees by Honey Bee Stamps; Smile by Honey Bee Stamps
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Distress Ink in Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Dies: Smile by Honey Bee Stamps; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangles by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Honeycomb Layering Stencil by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Zen Floral Washi Tape by Honey Bee Stamps; Oceanside Dewdrops (retired) by Honey Bee Stamps; Transparent Gloss Texture Paste by Ranger; Wink of Stella in Clear by Zig
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y19, C3, C5, C7, B0000, BG10

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)