Let’s Chill by Power Poppy

Rowhouse Greetings | Let's Chill by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m still frantically getting ready for the family Christmas Eve dinner. The tree is finally decorated. On Saturday, I had the brilliant idea to order my groceries online so I just have to pick them up this morning instead of braving the grocery store check out. One more thing off the list!

I’m over on the Power Poppy blog today for Inspire Me Monday with a new video featuring the Let’s Chill Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy.

So run, don’t walk over to Power Poppy and take a look! See you back here soon! Happy holidays!

Holly Golightly by Power Poppy

Holly Golightly by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! How are you coming along with your holiday cards? Holiday shopping? Decorating? Or shouldn’t I ask? As for myself – no comment.

Yes, I’m still making holiday cards so I’m back today with another featuring the Holly GoLightly clear stamp set by Power Poppy.

I stamped the image with Amalgam Ink and colored it with Copic markers. I actually colored this image several weeks ago and just go around to making it into a card. Apparently, either I didn’t keep track of the colors or have since lost my notes (either is certainly possible).

Rowhouse Greetings | Holly Golightly by Power Poppy

For the lacy border, I cut a 1.75″ x 4.25″ strip of white cardstock and used one of the dies in the Lacey Edger 1 set by Pinkfresh Studio to cut the long edges. I recently purchased a Xyron Sticker Maker which I used here to adhere the lacy border die cut. I have a variety of adhesive sheets which I use to adhere intricate die cut, but some of my dies don’t cut cleanly through the layers. So the Xyron really made it easy to adhere the die cut instead of using a liquid glue. Since I’m short on storage space, I really hesitated to buy yet another craft gadget, but I’ve already put this one to use several times so I think it was a worthwhile purchase.

Power Poppy Bloom Brigade

Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
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 (*) 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#; Doodles – Margarita Lime by Dare 2B Artzy; Playful Patterns – Bold 6×6 paper pad by Taylored Expressions
Stamp: Holly Golightly clear stamp set by Power Poppy
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Lacey Edgers 1 by Pinkfresh Studio
Embellishments: Sequins in Heavy Metal by 28 Lilac Lane

Spiced Orange Pomander by Power Poppy

Spiced Orange Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m still working on holiday cards so I’m back today with another project featuring one of the new digital stamps by Power Poppy. This time I’m featuring the new Spiced Orange Pomander digital stamp set. The image is also available in the Spice It up clear stamp set.

I noticed that this season I seem to be gravitating towards non-traditional holiday colors so this image provided an opportunity to explore other combinations. My husband (who is not a fan of purple) questioned my color choice, but I think that the violet ribbon provides a beautiful contrast to the orange. I added a sentiment from the Holly GoLightly clear stamp set by Power Poppy.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spiced Orange Pomander Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy

And speaking of that ribbon – I still have trouble recognizing folds when I’m coloring, but Marcella gives lots of hints in her images. In this case, I just worked section by section instead of trying to plot out the darkest areas across the entire ribbon first. Also, when coloring folds, you can’t be afraid of dark colors because you need the contrast between the deepest valleys of the folds and the highlights.

The same goes for the orange. When we buy our markers, everyone loves to buy the pretty markers, but the reality is that you have to have some of the muddier colors in your arsenal to add realism to your coloring. You’ll see below that in addition to some pretty yellows and oranges, I also used a couple blue violet markers, specifically along the bottom of the orange (to help give the illusion of a curve) and along the cloves (to help raise them visually from the surface of the peel). Those BV markers are not the prettiest colors, but your coloring is always going to be flat unless you start layering them in your blend along with your pretty markers.

Power Poppy Bloom Brigade

Allison Cope
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
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 (*) 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#; Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock in Gummy Bear; Doodles – Margarita Lime by Dare 2B Artzy
Stamps: Spiced Orange Pomander digital stamp set (*) by Power Poppy; Holly Golightly clear stamp set by Power Poppy
Ink: Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Die: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable by Lawn Fawn
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, YR04, BV00, BV01 (orange); E21, E23, E25, BV23 (cloves); V01, V04, V05, V06, V09 (ribbon); BG93, BG96, BG99, G29 (leaves); BV01, E00 (berries); B60 (shadow)

Sponsored by: Power Poppy

Newly Remixed Holiday Digital Blitz

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back for the final day of Power Poppy’s Christmas Remix. Today’s card features the Fully Stocked clear stamp set – and who better to describe it than Marcella herself:

Do you know HOW HARD IT WAS to narrow this down to only three? The stocking struggle is real. Luckily, each of these special stockings was carefully curated, decorated, and trimmed to the nines. Plus they’re fully stocked and each one comes with a coordinating accent image. We have a gardener’s dream with a journal, tools, tags, and trimmings, complete with mistletoe accent stamp. A vintage European-style linen stocking has sleigh bells, greens, gifts, and a pretty pear. Accent this one with the greenery-topped bell. Lastly, give the gift of childhood with the button-and-appliquéd stocking, filled with kid-centric delights. A group of buttons makes a nice background stamp. Three scripty sentiments work with all of the illustrations beautifully. 

And with no further ado, here’s today’s card!

Rowhouse Greetings | Fully Stocked by Power Poppy

I hope that you’ve enjoyed all the design team projects and found some inspiration for your own cards. If you stop by Power Poppy, you’ll see that Marcella is releasing a bevy of new digital stamps that previously had only been available in clear polymer format. The designers pulled out all the stops during this extended blog hop so be sure you stop by their blogs and give them some love!

Allison Cope
Barb Walker
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Lisa Johansen
Stacy Morgan
Power Poppy Blog

And don’t forget that I have a giveaway posted on Wednesday’s post for a $20 Power Poppy gift code. Add a comment in THAT post and you’ll be entered for a chance to win. Through Monday, be sure to stop by the design team blogs — many of them are also offering a $20 Power Poppy gift code giveaway!

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 Copier Digital 100#; Playful Patterns – Holiday 6×6 paper pad by Taylored Expressions
Stamps: Fully Stocked by Power Poppy; Cozy Cupfuls by Power Poppy (sentiment)
Ink: Amalgam in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn;
Copics: Sorry – I didn’t write them down!

Sponsored by: Power Poppy

Small Business Saturday – Power Poppy Christmas Remix

YEP, IT’S ME AGAIN! Today we’re celebrating Small Business Saturday to encourage folks to shop small. If you check out the Power Poppy Blog, you’ll see that Marcella has a special deal for you today. Check it out – I don’t want to spoil her surprise!

Today’s card features the new Winter Flora digital stamp. I cropped it so that I could enlarge part of the image along the left side of the card and have enough room to insert a sentiment as well. I colored it with Copic markers (see list below) and kept the overall design clean and simple. I can color quickly, but agonize over the card layout. Since I need lots of holiday cards this season, I’m keeping the layout simple so that I can get the job done.

Power Poppy | Winter Floral by Power Poppy

In this case, I thought that featuring just a portion would highlight just how beautiful this image really is.

Take a look at what some of my teammates have put together to inspire you!

Lisa Johansen
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Power Poppy Blog

And don’t forget that I have a giveaway posted on Wednesday’s post for a $20 Power Poppy gift code. Add a comment in THAT post and you’ll be entered for a chance to win. Through Monday, be sure to stop by the design team blogs — many of them are also offering a $20 Power Poppy gift code giveaway!

No hopping tomorrow – we’re all sleeping in late. But I’ll be back on Monday my last card of the blog hop. See you then!

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 Copier Digital 100#
Stamps: Winter Flora (*) Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy; Season of Serenity (*) Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: R14, R35, R37, R39, R89 (poinsettia); YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (holly leaves); R14, R35, R37, R39, R89 (holly berries); R000, R00, R02, R14 (magnolia); BV000, BV01, BV02, BV04 (ornaments)

Sponsored by: Power Poppy