Chilly Daze

I’m over at the LDRS Creative inspiration blog today with a new card featuring one of the recently released stamps from Dollhouse called Chilly Daze. At this time of year, this image is perfect if you want to create a seasonal card but you’re just not ready for Christmas.

Rowhouse Greetings | Autumn | Dollhouse Chilly Daze by LDRS Creative
Rowhouse Greetings | Autumn | Dollhouse Chilly Daze by LDRS Creative

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#: Bazzill Basics in Black and Yam; Mysterious Two By Authentique
Stamp: Dollhouse Chilly Daze available from LDRS Creative
Inks: Memento by Tsukineko in Tuxedo Black
Dies: Creative Basics Stitched Flags available from LDRS Creative
Embossing Folder: Creative Basics Picnic Quilt Embossing Folders available from LDRS Creative
Embellishments: Enamel Dots from the I Love Family Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.
Copics: E50, E00, R01, R02 (skin); E50, E31, E25, E33, E29 (hair); YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97 (coat); BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04 (dress); YR02, YR04, YR09 (scarf)

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

Acorn Ornaments

Acorn Ornaments by Power Poppy

It’s time for another new digital release from Power Poppy. This time Marcella was inspired by her collection of glass acorn ornaments, so after a little rooting around in the harvest decorations she came up with this set of images and accompanying sentiments for your coloring pleasure!

My card is pretty simple this time. I’m getting ready for vacation so I have to temporarily put my Copics aside to get ready. So I put this card together quickly to show off a simple image on a simple card.

Stop by the Power Poppy blog for more inspiration from the design team!

SUPPLIES

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Classic Ten from the Classic Christmas Collection by Authentique
Stamp
: Acorn Ornaments by Power Poppy
Dies: Stitched Rectangled by Simon Says Stamp!
Copics: W1, W3, W5, W7 (acorn 1); YG00, G21, G24, G94, G99 (acorn 2); E21, E97, E08, E37 (acorn 3)

Soldier’s Shoulders

Yesterday I showed two cards from a special request that I received for Veterans Day cards. Today, I’m highlighting the last card, but it is extra special because Maurie Manning created the image by request. If you are familiar with her digital stamps, you know that she had the image Soldier’s Shoulders Boy already available from her website, but the corresponding image with a girl did not exist. So I contacted Mo directly through her Facebook group and she graciously (and quickly) made this image available. Thanks Mo!

SUPPLIES

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Old Glory One by Authentique; Classic Ten from the Classic Christmas Collection by Authentique
Stamp: Soldier’s Shoulders Girl by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Copics: E000, E00, E11 (skin); E50, E42, E43 (hair); B91, B95 (blouse); R17, R37, R59 (dress); C3, B34, B37, B39 (pants, jacket); E41, E42, E43, E44 (boots); YG93, YG95, YG97 (grass)

Soldier Girl / Soldier Boy

I was recently asked to create a few cards for Veterans Day so I immediately thought of the Soldier Girl / Soldier Boy images by Mo’s Digital Pencil. Camouflage is actually pretty easy to create – just select the colors you want to use and smush the colors on the paper.

Yes – smush is a technical term in the coloring world.  🙂

Rowhouse Greetings | Veterans' Day | Soldier Girl by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Veterans’ Day | Soldier Girl by Mo’s Digital Pencil

 

Rowhouse Greetings | Veterans' Day | Soldier Boy By Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Veterans’ Day | Soldier Boy By Mo’s Digital Pencil

I laid down the colors from light to dark and then added a little more of the light shades to blend in the darker tones a little better. This is one technique that you cannot overthink. Just put the color on the paper!

SUPPLIES

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Old Glory One by Authentique; Classic Ten from the Classic Christmas Collection by Authentique
StampsSoldier Girl and Soldier Boy by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21 (boy’s skin); E43 (boy’s hair); E50, E31, E04, E93 (girl’s skin); W1, W5, W7 (girl’s hair); YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, E31 (camouflage); C3, C4, C5, C6, C7 (boy’s boots); E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39 (girl’s boots); B0000, B000, B00, BG10, BV000 (boy’s background); E41, E42, E43, E44 (gound)

Bittersweet Wreath

Rowhouse Greetings | Autumn | Bittersweet Wreath by Power PoppyHow quickly it has turned to fall here! Although the sun is shining, the weather has turned blustery and cool.

Looks like autumn has arrived at Power Poppy as well. Marcella has given a bit of a shearing and a plumpen-upping to her remixed Bittersweet Wreath. The digital images download in a flash and colors up easily to make a beautiful Thanksgiving, fall, or holiday card front. Two sentiments accompany this sweet and simple set.

This image is so quick and easy to color up that I just picked a variety of reds, oranges and yellows from my Copic collection. It’s hard to tell from the photograph, but I used a lot of different shades in order to get some variation in color across the wreath. Use my selection for inspiration or simply pick colors which you already have. It’s hard to go wrong with this image.

Need some added inspiration? Take a look at what the Instant Gardener and Bloom Brigade teams have put together and be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog.

Cheryl
Nancy (me!)
Stacy
Barbara
Cindy

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Mysterious Two from the Mysterious Collection by Authentique
Stamp: Bittersweet Wreath by Power Poppy
Copics: R08, R17, R24, R27, R29, R46, Y18, Y38, YR04, YR09, YR14, YR68, RV29