You’re Simply the Best!

Today I’m over on the LDRS Creative Inspiration Blog with another project featuring the Daisy Daisy stamp & die set by Polkadoodles and Basic Cutting Edge Borders I by Creative Basics. I was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest (where else?!?) created by Linda Callahan that just seemed perfect for the Daisy Daisy stamp. I stamped the leaves and stem on X-Press It Blending Card by Copic and used the arched die from the Basic Cutting Edge Borders I to shape the cardstock. I stamped the flower on a separate piece of blending card and used the associated die to cut it out. When assembling the card, I used a small foam square to elevate the flower, giving the card some depth and dimension.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Daisy Daisy 6×6 Paper Pack (*) by Polkadoodles
Stamps: Daisy Daisy stamp & die set (*) by Polkadoodles; Sami Swan Stamp & Die Set (*) by LDRS Creative (sentiment)
DiesBasic Cutting Edge Borders I (*) by Creative Basics
Copics: YG21, YG03, B000 (flower petals); YG21, YG03, YG17, E33, E35, E37 (flower center); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67 (leaves)

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

A Little Summer Flower Whimsy

I’ve been stretching my style a bit lately both in the type of images that I’m coloring and the color combinations. Lately I’ve been inspired by the Laurel Burch stamps from Stampendous both in the colors and the free-spirited images. Patti Euler of The Queen’s Ink requested that I make some sample cards for the shop and challenged me to try a couple of stamp sets from Paper Artsy. I love the quirkiness of the stamps, but wasn’t sure if my technically correct style could loosen up enough to do justice to the off-beat nature of the images.

So I stamped the images on Copic X-Press It Blending with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and devised a color scheme based upon the bright color combinations that I had experimented with previously when coloring the Laurel Burch images. And when I finished coloring they were bright and well blended, but still a little too technically correct. So I pulled out my gold Uniball gel pen and free-handed a few swirls, squiggles and dots. For someone who can’t even randomly position sequins on a card, this was a real leap of faith, but one began to take flight and added a little whimsy to the image.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Borders from the Simply Spring Collection by Bella Blvd.
Stamps: Elenazinski Art ZA09 (*) from PaperArtsy
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y19, YR16 (yellow combination); B21, B24, B26, V04 (blue combination); YG11, YG13, Y02 (yellow-green combination); B00, BG53, BG57 (blue-green combination)

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

Old Fashioned Hollyhocks

Are you loving all the new Power Poppy digital stamp releases this week? I loved the new Old Fashioned Hollyhocks digital stamp set so I had to color it. I cropped the image and offset it to the left so that I could add a sentiment from the Hyacinth Bulb in Glass digital stamp set. I paired the image with a black and white striped paper from Echo Park Paper Company, resulting in a clean and simple card suitable for any occasion.

This one is headed for my Etsy shop so stop by and take a look!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Journal Cards from the Summer Party Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamps: Old Fashioned Hollyhocks (*) by Power Poppy; Hyacinth Bulb in Glass by Power Poppy (sentiment)
Copics: R21, R22, R24, Y32, Y35, Y35 (flowers); YG01, G21, G24, G28 (leaves); BV20, BV23 (shadow)

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

Everything Stops for Walkies

I’m over on the LDRS Inspiration Blog today with another project featuring the stamp Everything Stops for Walkies by All Dressed Up.

My cards lately have been really pared down in terms of a papers and embellishments. Then I saw this card by Faye Wynn-Jones and loved its simplicity. I knew that I had to try it for myself. The All Dressed Up stamps are perfect because for a CAS card because they really can stand alone as a simple, but elegant statement for a card front. Add a couple of sequins (pink of course) and make a fashion statement!

Supplies

Paper: White 120 lb. base weight cardstock by Simon Says Stamp
StampsEverything Stops for Walkies (*) by All Dressed Up
Copics: E000, E21 (skin); Y32, YR23, YR27 (hair); BV000, RV11, RV13 (shirt); C1, C3, C5 (pants); BV00, RV11, RV13, RV14 (purse); RV10, RV13, RV14 (ribbon); RV10, RV11, RV13, BV00 (shoes); C1, C3, C5, Rv13 (dog); BV000, BV00 (shadow)

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

Power Poppy: Bubble and Fizz

Today is Marcella’s birthday so we are celebrating with three new digital releases from Power Poppy! This is one of the new releases – Bubble and Fizz – which was quick and easy to put together. The image features the Australian Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) which as you’ll notice, I’ve colored up in shades of pale red, turning it into the red-flowered form of Acacia leprosa. 

Be sure to visit the Power Poppy blog today and get some inspiration from the rest of the Power Poppy team!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; XPress Blending Card by Copic; Journaling Cards from the Beautiful Mom collection by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamps: Bubble and Fizz (*) by Power Poppy; Bees in Foxglove by Power Poppy (sentiment)
Copics: R21, R22, R24 (flowers); YG91, YG93, YG95, G99 (leaves)

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