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.


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.

Work in Progress: Persian Motifs

Persian_Motifs_grandeI recently purchased several Altenew stamps and finally had a chance to play around with them. I’m not particularly skilled at heat embossing — I usually end up with more embossing powder scattered on my workspace than on the card — but the Persian Motifs stamp set seemed perfect for a little heat embossing and a lot of distress inks.

Work in progress — final product later!


Paper: Canson Cold Press Watercolor Paper
Stamp: Persian Motifs by Altenew
Inks: Versamark by Tsukineko; Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Pine Needles, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar.
Embossing Powder: Stampendous! in Detail White