March Demo Day – Photo Scraps

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! As you may already know, this month’s Demo Day event at Photo Scraps has been cancelled. However, you can still get your Demo Day fix! The store is remaining open as long as they are allowed and are limiting the number of people in the store at a time to 10 or less. Tracy and the gang are also offering curbside service so you can call the store in advance and they will pull your order and deliver it to your car. See the Photo Scraps announcement for details.

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web:  http://photoscrapsblog.blogspot.com/

For this month, I had three cards featuring the Blue Poppies and the Bunch of Blossoms stamps sets by Stampendous. Since I can be there with you in person, I’ve created a series of videos to show you how to color the images and instructions for completing the cards

CARD 1

To complete the card:

  • Adhere the patterned card stock to the card base.
  • The kit contains two white card stock rectangles. On the larger piece (i.e. the one WITHOUT the sentiment), color a 1/4″ border along all four sides using the B24 marker. Once complete, center and glue the smaller rectangle with the sentiment on top. This will create the blue border behind the sentiment layer.
  • Glue the combined layers to the front of the card.
  • Fussy cut the image. On the back, place foam dimensional squares. Adhere to front of card.

CARD 2

To complete the card:

  • Adhere the patterned card stock to the card base.
  • Place foam dimensional squares on the back of the image. Adhere to the larger white rectangle.
  • Adhere to front of card.

CARD 3

To complete the card:

  • Adhere the patterned card stock to the card base.
  • On the white rectangle card stock, color a 1/4″ border along all four sides using the R22 marker.
  • Place foam dimensional squares on the back of the image. Adhere to the larger rectangle. This will create the peach border behind the sentiment layer.
  • Adhere the combined layer to the front of the card.

Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with another card featuring the Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy.

Actually, it’s relief that I have a card to show you today. I’ve been going through a bit of a dry spell – no card making mojo and I just wasn’t satisfied with anything I colored. So I went back to basics – I used X-Press It Blending Card instead of the Hammermill paper that I’ve been using of late. I stuck to a pared down color scheme (although it didn’t stop me from using a lot of markers!). Since I was using a digital stamp, I could enlarged the image instead of struggling with a tiny spaces to color.

Rowhouse Greetings | Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher by Power Poppy

I printed the digital stamp on X-Press It Blending Card. Since I didn’t want black lines, I changed the image color to gray and set the transparency at 30%. This lightened the lines enough that I could still see them, but they fade into the coloring.

I colored the image with Copic markers, using a two different green combinations so that the leaves would not all look alike. I stuck to a single combination of RV markers for the tulips and warm grays for the pitcher for simplicity.

Rowhouse Greetings | Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher by Power Poppy

I selected a sentiment from the Potted Primroses Clear Stamp Set by Power Poppy and stamped it with Versafine Clare ink. The image layer was cut using second largest die from the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables set. I also used the largest die from the Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables set to cut a plain white piece of cardstock.

Rowhouse Greetings | Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher by Power Poppy

From there, I started layering my papers. I’m often asked about the adhesives that I use for my cards. When I first started, I used a variety of tape runners but I found the layers separating on some of my cards. Then tried out various glues because I like being able to wiggle my layers a bit if they don’t go down straight on the first try. Most of the liquid glues I tried warped the paper or caused it to buckle. Tracy at Photo Scraps introduced me to Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue and I’ve been using it ever since.

Rowhouse Greetings | Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher by Power Poppy
Power Poppy Bloom Brigade

Allison Cope
Broni Holcombe
Christine Okken
Leslie Miller
Lisa Johansen
Gloria Stengel
Stacy Morgan

Hope you found 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 (*) 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); X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Party Patterns 6×6 Paper Pack by My Favorite Things; Tiny Check 6×6 Paper Pack by My Favorite Things
Stamps: Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy (image also available in the Loving Tulips Clear Stamp Set by Power Poppy); Potted Primroses by Power Poppy
Ink: Versafine Clare in Nocture by Tsukineko
Die: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn (S | SP); Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn (S | SP)
Adhesive: Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Copics: RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69, BV20 (tulips); YG03, YG17, YG21, B34 (leaf combo 1); G20, G24, G46 (leaf combo 2); W0, W1, W3, W5, BV20 (pitcher); BV00, BV04 (shadow) [DB]

Spring Border One 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 Spring Border One digital stamp set. 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#; Bazzil in Grape Delight; Distress Watercolor Cardstock by Ranger / Tim Holtz
Stamp: Spring Border One Digital Stamp Set (*) by Power Poppy; Strong and Beautiful Clear Stamp Set (*) by Power Poppy
Ink: Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Die: Nordic Frames by The Greetery
Copics: V01, V04, V06, V09 (flower petals); YG01, G24 (flower center); YG03, G24, G46 (leaves); BV20, BV23 (shadows)

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.

Springtime Love by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a new project featuring the Springtime Love clear stamp set by Power Poppy. I think this was the first Power Poppy stamp set that I purchased – primarily because I loved this image – but somehow I’m only just getting around to coloring it!

Rowhouse Greetings | Springtime Love by Power Poppy

There’s lots of small details in this image, but don’t let that deter you from giving this one a try. Just take it slowly, one flower at a time. Believe me – it’s well worth the effort. For the layout, I kept the color scheme simple, but used a variety of dies and an embossing folder to add texture.

Rowhouse Greetings | Springtime Love by Power Poppy

That’s all for today! I’m prepping cards for upcoming classes so stay tuned!

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#; Itsy Betsy Polka Dots Pastels 6×6 Paper Pack [RETIRED] by My Favorite Things
Stamp: Springtime Love by Power Poppy
Ink: Amalgam Ink on Obsidian by Gina K. Designs
Dies: Triple Tear Die Set by Spellbinders; Standard Circles Large by Spellbinders; A2 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Embossing: Flourish Texture Fades [RETIRED] by Sizzix / Tim Holtz
Copics: RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, BV11 (rose); BV11, BV17, RV23, RV25, RV29 (bleeding hearts); BV11, BV17 (grape hyacinths); RV21, RV23, RV25 (sweet peas); BV000, BV01, BV04 (celandine poppies); YG0000, YG00, YG01, YG03, B01 (foxglove and tulip); YR04, Y19 (daffodils); BV01, BV04, RV21 (carnation); B01 (forget-me-not); G40, G43, G46, YG03, YG17, YG21 (leaves & stems)