Bountiful Bouquet by Power Poppy

Bountiful Bouquet by Power PoppyGood morning friends! I’m back this morning with a card featuring the new digital release from Power Poppy available for download today. Bountiful Bouquet features TWO focal images! One illustration (featured here) is large and in charge — with three Rudbekia blooms intertwined with berries and leaves. A second illustration is a pitcher filled with the same Rudbekia flowers, plus branches of fruiting Persimmon and the vivid stems of pokeweed berries. Two sentiments encouraging happiness and mindfulness round out this bountiful digi set.

For my card, I colored the image using Copic markers. I fussy cut the image and mounted it on a piece of plain white card stock with thin foam adhesive squares. I ink blended the background on a piece of multi-media cardstock and dried the ink with a heat gun. When ready, I taped down the stencil and applied embossing ink with a foam blender. After removing the stencil, I covered the embossing ink with clear embossing powder and set with my heat gun.  All products and Copic colors are listed below in the supply list.

Be sure you take a look at the projects created by the rest of the Instant Gardener team and stop by the Power Poppy blog for even more inspiration!

Jesse Banks
Stacy Morgan
Cheryl Scrivens
Nancy Sheads (that’s me!)
Rhea Weigand

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Ranger Mixed Media Cardstock; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Bountiful Bouquet (*) by Power Poppy
Ink: Distress Oxides in Blueprint Sketch, Tumbled Glass
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Square Mandela (*) by Gina K. Designs
Embellishments: Ranger Embossing Powder (*) in Clear
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y19, YR27, E07, BV20 (petals); E07, E79, E99, 100 (center); B63, B66, B69 (berries); G20, G21, G24, G46 (leaves)

Join Me TOMORROW for Demo Day at Photo Scraps!

Don’t forget – I’ll be at Photo Scraps tomorrow for Demo Day! I’ll have the two cards shown below and there will also be a variety of other cards and layouts to choose. Just drop in anytime after 11:00 and create as many projects you want. Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Rowhouse Greetings | The Whole Herd by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps) Paper: Ultra Smooth Cardstock (*) by Spectrum Noir
Stamp: The Whole Herd (*) by My Favorite Things
Die: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; The Whole Herd Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Distress Oxides in Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick
Stencil: Geometric Stars by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Fairy Sparkle (*) by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: N5, R00, R01, R02
Rowhouse Greetings | The Whole Herd by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps) Paper: Ultra Smooth Cardstock (*) by Spectrum Noir
Stamp: The Whole Herd (*) by My Favorite Things
Die: Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; The Whole Herd Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Distress Oxides in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
Stencil: Full of Heart by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Mixed Berry (*) by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: R00, R01, R02

September Art Du Jour Project Details

Yesterday was my last Art du Jour at Queen’s Ink for this year. I’m away next month and the store has a different format for this event in November and December. So I wanted to take time today share the details on yesterday’s cards.

For my first card, I used the Skeleton Lady stamp by Stampendous. Unfortunately, it’s a retired image, but it’s an oldy but goody that’s perfect for a Halloween card. The stamp includes the entire scene so you can pull the card top together with just a little stamping and coloring. Initially, I stamped the image with Memento but the result wasn’t as crisp as I wanted. For my second attempt, I stamped with Versafine. Since Versafine is not Copic safe, I quickly covered the wet ink with clear embossing powder and heat set it. This gave a glossy appearance that enhanced the overall appearance. I scribbled (literally!) some color on the image with my markers as a color wash. I used the Antique Frames die set from Penny Black to create the deckled appearance on the edges and paired it with a paper from Authentique.

For my second card, I used the simple, but lovely Grateful stamp set by Avery Elle. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The acorns were stamped with Memento. Of course, even though there were only two acorns to color, I still managed to use six markers. The E markers were used for the acorn cap; the Y markers for the body.

Hope you enjoyed these projects. Thank you to everyone who joined me for Art du Jour this year. It’s been fun getting to know everyone and I’ve learned a lot from each and every one of you!

Although I won’t be participating in Art du Jour until January, I will still be offering monthly Copic classes at Queen’s Ink. Be sure to check my teaching schedule to stay informed on upcoming classes.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Rowhouse Greetings | Skeleton Lady by Stampendous Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock; Nightfall Five (*) by Authentique
Stamp: Skeleton Lady by Stampendous
Ink: Versafine in Onyx Black
Die: Antique Frames by Penny Black
Embellishments: Ranger Embossing Powder in Clear
Copics: RV63, RV66, B63, B66, Y35, E30, E33, BG000, BG01
Rowhouse Greetings | Grateful by Avery Elle Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock; Penny’s Paper Doll Family (*) by Graphic 45
Stamp: Grateful (*) by Avery Elle
Ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Versafine in Onyx Black
Die: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Ranger Embossing Powder in Clear
Copics: Y21, Y26, Y28, E33, E35, E39

Trumpet Vine Visitor by Power Poppy

Trumpet Vine Visitor by Power PoppyGood morning everyone! Today I have a card featuring Trumpet Vine Visitor, the latest digital release from Power Poppy! Happy trails are guaranteed with Power Poppy’s trailing trumpet vine and hummingbird. Whether you start with the composite image of the bird and blooms, or create your own scene digitally with the individual components, this set promises to bring joy! Includes one sentiment and 4 images, all in black and no-line versions.

I decided to feature the hummingbird image and the sentiment. I reversed one of the hummingbirds so the pair together would look like they were dancing in air. After coloring the images, I stenciled the background using Distress Oxides.

That’s all for today! Soak in some inspiration from the Power Poppy blog and be sure you take a look at what the rest of the Instant Gardener team has for you.

Barbara Walker
Broni Holcombe
Nancy Sheads (me!)
Rhea Weigand

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#; XPress It Blending Card by Copics; Bazzill Basics in Admiral
Stamp: Trumpet Vine Visitor (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Small Stitch Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Tumbled Glass (*)
Stencil: Cloud Stencil (*) by My Favorite Things
Copics: YG01, YG03, YG07, RV02, RV04, YR 02, C1, C3, B00, B66, BV02

New Class! Hello Autumn – Tuesday, September 18th at The Queen’s Ink

Join me at the The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, September 18th for a new Copic marker class featuring autumn themed stamps from Penny Black.  We’ll make two cards in this class, with emphasis on coloring skin tones. Details are below. This is an intermediate level class. Experience with basic Copic ink blending is required. Other techniques taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today!  CLASS FEE: $25

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

BRING TO CLASS: 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 are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • BV23: Grayish Lavendar
  • V20: Wisteria
  • YR12: Loquat
  • YR15: Pumpkin Yellow
  • YR21: Cream
  • YR68: Orange
  • Y21: Buttercup Yellow
  • G20: Wax White
  • G21: Lime Green
  • G46: Mistletoe
  • B0000: Pale Celestine
  • B63: Light Hydrangea
  • B66: Clematis
  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E00: Cotton Pearl
  • E11: Barley Beige
  • E15: Dark Suntan
  • E21: Soft Sun
  • E29: Burnt Umber
  • E93: Tea Rose

OTHER SUPPLIES:  Please bring:

  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape

Rowhouse Greetings | Pumpkin Ride by Penny Black

Rowhouse Greetings | Hello Autum by Penny Black