More Fancy Wreaths by Power Poppy

I’m slowly working my way through my stash of Power Poppy clear stamp sets and since most of them are holiday themed, this seemed like the perfect time of year to start getting some cards ready for the season. This card features the smaller wreath from the Wreaths Plain and Fancy stamp set (I featured the larger wreath a few days ago). Much simpler to color – only requires a few shades of green and red. I colored the ribbon in shades of yellow to make it stand out and added a little pointillism for a simple, but effective background.

The Peace sentiment is included in the stamps set. I paired the image with papers from the Vintage Christmas Collection from Authentique.

Drop me a line in the comments and let me know what you think!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Vintage Christmas Three and Vintage Christmas Six by Authentique; Bazzill Basics in Devil Red
Stamps: Wreaths Plain and Fancy by Power Poppy
Dies: Stitched Circles by Simon Says Stamp; Royal Circle Die Set by Spellbinders
Copics:  Y02, Y15, Y19 (ribbon); G43, G46, G29 (greenery); R21, R24, R39 (berries)

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.

Wreaths Plain and Fancy by Power Poppy

I’m slowly working through stamps that have been in my stash for while but that I never got around to using (until now!). Right now I’m working through some Christmas stamp sets from Power Poppy. Since I’m on Power Poppy’s Instant Gardener team, I get to color up digital stamps as soon as they are released, but it takes me awhile to get to some of the stamps sets.

I recently purchased some of the Vintage Christmas design paper by Authentique and the colors and style seemed like a perfect match for the wreath stamps. For this stamp, I wasn’t too fussy about coloring fine detail, but rather put the emphasis on achieving some depth with light and dark shades of green so that the wreath would have some dimension.

Hope you enjoy today’s card!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 10#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Vintage Christmas Three and Vintage Christmas Seven by Authentique; Bazzill card stock in Red Devil
Stamp: Wreaths Plain and Fancy Stamp Set (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Standard Circles Large and Labels Twenty Two by Spellbinders
Copics
: E30, E33, R35 (ribbon); YG03, YG21, YG17, YG67, G43, G28, Y02 (greenery); R21, R24, R39 (berries)

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.

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.

Christmas Dreaming

I’m over on the Passionate Paper Creations blog today with a holiday image by Whimsy Stamps called Christmas Dreaming. I colored this stamp originally when I attended Advanced Copic Boot Camp last May and Whimsy Stamps graciously provided all the attendees with the stamp. I colored it again yesterday, trying to incorporate what I learned in Boot Camp. (Coloring hair still needs more practice!). I textured the background with colorless blender and a piece of terry cloth and added dots with a white gel pen and a Spica pen in silver.

Whimsy Stamps is the sponsor of the week over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends. See the group banner for a discount code for 20% off your purchase August 21st-25th.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Treasure from the Miss Match Collection by Kaisercraft; Holly Jolly 12 x 12 paper pad by American Crafts
Stamps: Christmas Dreaming (*) by Whimsy Stamps
Dies: Double Stitched Circle Dies (*) by Creative Basics; Basic Stitched Flags (*) by Creative Basics
Copics: E000, E00, E21, V20 (skin); (hair); BG70, BG72, BG75 (shirt); B91, B93, B95 (pants); R35, R46, R59, C3, C1, C0 (candy cane); B000, B00, B01 (background)

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

North Woods Merry & Bright

Last week I was over on the LDRS Inspiration blog with another card using the North Woods stamp and die set from LDRS. This is a card that just evolved as I was putting it together. I did a lot of experimenting before I found two design papers in my stash that captured the wintery woodsy theme that I wanted, but also coordinated with each other.

Once I made the final selection, I cut one flag from each paper using the largest die in the Creative Basics Stitched Flags die set. I stamped the moose and trees on X-Press It Blending Card by Copic, colored them with copic markers, and cut them out using the coordinating dies that come with the North Woods stamp set. The front sentiment was a little tricky – the paper was shaped by cutting two ovals — one in white and one in green — using the Creative Basics Pierced Ovals die set. I used one of the smaller oval dies in the set to cut a swoop into the green oval and attached it to the white oval. I attached the moose with thin foam squares and tucked the die cut trees in behind the oval.

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The inside of the card is pretty straight forward. The paper for the sentiment was cut using the Creative Basics Fancy Rectangles & Layers die set and adhered to the background paper.

SUPPLIES

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Mistletoe & Holly 12×12 paper pad by Nicole; X-Press Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: North Woods Clear Stamps & Dies(*) by LDRS Creative
DiesCreative Basics Basic Stitched Flags(*); Creative Basics Pierced Ovals(*); Creative Basics Fancy Rectangles & Layers Die Set(*)
Copics: E41, E42, E43, E44 (moose); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67 (trees)

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