I’ve colored a lot of cards recently (emphasis on A LOT) with my Copic markers so it was fun to make a card composed entirely of stamped images and die cuts. This stamp set from Paper Smooches called Zoo Crew caught my eye and the zebra is just adorable.
I decided that I wanted to use a black and white print for the card, but not a zebra print. So I used one of the Back To Basics papers from Kaisercraft. One side is a black and white stripe while the other is black and white polka dot. The paper, along with a loopy leaf die cut and sentiments from the Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler stamp set, matched the whimsy of the zebra.
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Neenah Index in White; Black Stripe from the Back to Basics Collection by Kaisercraft; Bazzill Basics in Arroyo and Lagoon Stamps: Zoo Crew by Paper Smooches; Birthday Sampler by Paper Smooches Inks: Tsukineko Memento in Tudexedo Black; Tsukineko Versafine in Onyx Black Dies: Loopy Leaf by Paper Smooches
Today we have a special release from Power Poppy in honor of the 50th birthday of our Instant Gardener team member, Rhea Weigand. I first met Rhea a couple of years ago when I started taking her Copic classes at my local scrapbook store, Photo Scraps. Since then she has been my teacher, mentor and best of all – my friend. So happy 50th birthday Rhea and many, many more!
In Rhea’s honor, we’re having a special birthday blog hop so stop by and see what other members of the Instant Gardener and Bloom Brigade teams have done. Be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for even more inspiration.
Well it’s the fifth of the month and it’s time to say Hello Dahlia! The latest release from Power Poppy is a newly remixed and completely rejuvenated digital stamp set featuring three images and two sentiments. And what a sentiment! I was humming a little Louis Armstrong the whole time I was coloring!
Well, you know me! I’m not satisfied unless I’m flipping, cropping or rotating a digital image to see it in a new way. Luckily Marcella doesn’t mind when we take her art and reinterpret it in our own way (or swap out the sentiments!).
Dahlias come in so many colors that it almost doesn’t matter what combination you pick. I took a look on Google images to get some inspiration and came across this image. I loved how the yellow center blended into the outer pink petals. I can’t copy Mother Nature so I decided to match the colors and have a little fun.
So settle in and take a look at the latest creations on the Power Poppy blog from the Instant Gardeners and Bloom Brigade. It’s so nice to have you back where you belong!
It’s the 15th of the month so that means a new digital release from Power Poppy and this month Marcella has outdone herself. Earlier in the summer, Marcella spent time immersed in the study of prairie wildflowers, looking through the native plants of regions all over the country, including the Midwest, Great Lakes region, and the Northeast. Marcella first shared this image when it was still a work in progress and then again as a fully realized watercolor. This beautiful prairie bouquet features coreopsis, coneflowers, asters, prairie clover, bee balm, and Indian paintbrush. I loved it so much that I threatened (jokingly, of course) to go on strike if Marcella didn’t release it in digital format. Luckily, I didn’t have to do that!
As you can see, I flipped and rotated the and then cropped it to focus on a specific area of the digital stamp. That’s the beauty of working with digital images — it’s so easy to experiment with the image to make it your own.
I colored this image several days ago, but just got around to turning it into a card. It took me all day. I looked at hundreds of images on Pinterest to get ideas, rifled through dozens of sheets of scrapbook paper, and browsed every birthday stamp set that I owned. All day. Sometimes making a card is a process that can’t be rushed.
But in the end, I have to admit I’m happy with the end result.