Olive and Oak by Power Poppy

I first colored this image by Power Poppy when it was released as a digital stamp, but wanted to  give it another try with the extra sentiments and stamps in the expanded set. But frankly, I didn’t feel like coloring today, so I pulled out some embossing powders to see what I could do.

Some images just need the enhancement that coloring provides, but Marcella’s artwork has so much life and detail that it can take center stage all by itself. So a little heat embossing and a few layers of paper later, we’ve got a beautiful card to kick off the upcoming holiday season.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bountiful Seven from Bountiful Collection by Authentique; Bazzill cardstock in Yam
Stamp: Olive and Oak Expanded Stamp Set (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A and A2 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Inks: Tsukineko Versafine in Onyx Black; Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Ink
Embossing Powder: Ranger Liquid Platinum

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.

New class! Little Monsters

I’ll be at The Queen’s Ink in Savage Mills this Sunday, September 10th, teaching a new Copic card class featuring stamps from Paper Artsy with sentiments from Penny Black. Can’t come Sunday – don’t despair! I’m offering this class again on Tuesday, September 19th from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Seats are limited, but there’s still room in Sunday’s class for you to join us, so sign up today!

While you’re at it – check out my current teaching schedule. Lots of new Copic card classes scheduled in the coming months. Hope to see you there!

Rowhouse Greetings | ZA09 by Paper Artsy Rowhouse Greetings | ZA02 by Paper Artsy

 

Merriest Berries from Power Poppy!

Good golly Miss Molly! The Instant Gardeners are back with another digital stamp release from Power Poppy. And what a treat it is! Three berry-ful options await with this festive holiday set. A bubbling cluster of Holly and Mistletoe overflows with berries, all resting on a bed of ribbon. Whether you choose the bow, the dovetails, or the candy cane option, you are guaranteed to have a good time coloring this one up. Don’t worry about which berries belong to the Holly and which go with the Mistletoe, but rather, have fun using whichever tones float your holiday-happy heart! A “Merriest Wishes” sentiment is available as a complete whole, and as individual words, to add variety to your card making.

We also have a new member in the Instant Gardener team – Elizabeth Zaffarano – who you probably know from her fabulous cards on Instagram and her blog. Be sure to give her a big welcome. And while you’re at it, take a look at what the other Instant Gardeners have for you today and be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for some instant inspiration!

Jesse Banks
Jennifer Dove
Broni Holcombe
Nancy Sheads (me!)
Rhea Weigand
Elizabeth Zaffarano

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill cardstock in Red Devil and Kiwi Crush; Black Dot (reverse is gingham) by American Crafts
Stamps: Merriest Berries (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader by Spellbinders; Stitched Squares by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: R35, R46, R56, C1, C3 (candy cane); G20, G21, G24, G28 (mistletoe leaves); B0000, B000, BG10, V04, V20 (mistletoe berries); for G20, G40, G43, G24 (holly leaves); R35, R46, R56 (holly berries); Y00, Y02, Y15, YR23 (ribbon); B0000, B000, BG10, V20 (background); BV20 (shading).

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Butterfly Twila

Here’s another card using some of the newly released dies from Creative Basics by Rhea. This one features the Fancy Rectangles Build-A-Card and Double Stitched Circles Die Sets. You can use the Fancy Rectangles Build-A-Card dies to create a shaped card which you see here. I also used one of the dies to create a frame on the front of my card. These dies are also great for shaker cards. This card also features Roberto’s Rascals Butterfly Twila available from C. C. Designs.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# and 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Sweetie Two by Authentique
Stamp: Roberto’s Rascals Butterfly Twila (*) from C. C. Designs
DiesFancy Rectangles Build-A-Card Die Set (*) and Double Stitched Circles Die Set (*), both by Creative Basics by Rhea
Copics: E000, E00 E11, E21, RV10, V20 (skin); R81, R83, R85, B00, B01, B02 (wings and clothing); V20 (shading)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Creative Basics by Rhea Week!

This week the Passionate Paper Creations & Friends Design Team is celebrating the release of the new dies from Creative Basics by Rhea. I was inspired by this video from Jennifer McGuire Ink and the new Dotted Daisies Die Set were perfect for the project.

I cut out several daisies from white card stock using the smallest of the daisy dies. I colored each one with a Copic marker (in this case R29) and then glue three daisies together to create a layered die cut. I applied clear Wink of Stella to make them glittery and then a coat of clear Nuvo Drops to make them glossy. While the Nuvo Drops were still wet, I added gold Mini Prills to the center of each flower. I mounted the flower using a foam square. The end result was an embellishment that was almost like a button that I could use to add color and dimension to a simple card.

Rowhouse Greetings | Creative Basics Dotted Daisies Die Set

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# and 80#; Seaside from the Boardwalk Collection by Bo Bunny
Stamp: Delightful Greetings by Paper Smooches
DiesCreative Basics Dotted Daisies Die Set (*) by Creative Basics by Rhea
Copics: R29

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.