Dancing with Daffodils

I’m back today with a card featuring the Dancing with Daffodils digital stamp by Power Poppy. Marcella has so many spring flower digital and clear stamps that sometimes it’s hard to choose, but this was one of my first purchases from Power Poppy and it remains a favorite.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Bazill Basics in Admiral
Stamp: Dancing with Daffodils by Power Poppy
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders
Copics: C00, C1, RV52, RV55, BV000, BV00, YG21 (daffodils); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67 (daffodil stems & leaves); B60, B63, B66 (periwinkle); YG01, G20, G21, G24, BV20 (periwinkle leaves); W0, W1, W3, W5, N7 (snail)

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

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Flowering Branches

The temperature has been swinging wildly this week. On Wednesday, it was nearly 70 degrees and I was able to sit outside without a jacket and eat my lunch on a park bench. By the time I got home from work, the temperature had dropped 20 degrees due to a cold front that blanketed the northeast with snow (but just rain for us, thank you very much!). Tomorrow the temperatures will be back in the 60s so clearly Mother Nature can’t decide which way she wants to go this winter.

But I know that I’m ready for spring flowers so I picked a variety of images from Power Poppy so that I could color Spring even if Mother Nature can’t make up her mind. This image is Flowering Branches, a veritable explosion of tree blossoms. Since I want to focus on the image and coloring, I decided to pare down to the absolute basics for these cards and stick with a single layer of card stock. Since I don’t want the Copic ink to bleed through to the inside of the card, I’m using a 120# white card stock available from Simon Says Stamp! for the card base.

Don’t have time to color? Stop by my Etsy shop and pick one up for yourself!

Supplies

Paper: Simon Says Stamp white card stock 120# base weight
Stamp: Flowering Branches by Power Poppy; Cuppa Buttercups (*) by Power Poppy
Copics: RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69, YG01 (flowers); YG01, G20, G21, G24 (leaves) E31, E33, E37 (branches)

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

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April Showers

I’ve had this paper by Graphic 45 for awhile and it’s been sitting in my stash waiting for just the right project. So when the House Mouse Monday Challenge (HMFMC192) came along with the theme “April Showers” it seemed like the right time and the right card to put this paper to good use.

Rowhouse Greetings | Notecard | Puddle Love by House Mouse Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Notecard | Puddle Love by House Mouse Designs

Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics Cardstock in Berrylicious
Patterned Paper: Check It Out from the Raining Cats & Dogs Collection by Graphic 45
Stamp: Puddle Love by House Mouse Designs
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Embellishments: Wink of Stella Glitter Pen by Zig; Offray Ribbon in Sheer Red
Copic® Markers: R22, R24, R27, R29, C1, C3 (umbrella); W1, W3, W5, R22 (rabbit), B000, B00, B1 (puddle & rain); YG00, YG03, YG17 (frog); BV20 (shadow); E42, E43 (ground)

Entered in the following card challenges:

Namaste

Today’s card has been brought to you by the letters “O” & “M.”

I started back to yoga class yesterday. The yoga studio is only three blocks from the house (a benefit of living in the city), but I’m definitely a fair-weather yogi. The thought of walking to the studio in bad weather (loosely defined as anything below 45 degrees) is enough to deter me, despite the short distance. So after a long winter and a long yoga break, it felt good to go back although my hips are reminding me today just how long it has been.

Rowhouse Greetings | Notecards | Lotus Sprite by Aurora Wings
Rowhouse Greetings | Notecards | Lotus Sprite by Aurora Wings

Cardstock: Recollections ; Bazzill (Lagoon)
Digital Stamp: Lotus Sprite by Aurora Wings
Rubber Stamp: Recollections Lattice Background
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink in Ocean Blue, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick
Dies: Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders One
Copic® Markers: E50, E51, E21, E11 (skin); YG00, G82, YG63, YG17 (pad); YG00, G82, R81, R83, R85 (petals); YG00, G82 (leaves); B21, B32 (water); BV20 (shadows)

Entered into the Aurora Wings Challenge #13: Anything Goes.

The following products are available from Simon Says Stamp! and Cricut.

You’re Purrrfect!

I usually make cards that highlight a stamp that has been colored with Copic markers, but I decided for a change today to make a much simpler card, choosing an image that did not require coloring. With four cats hanging about, I don’t need to look too far for inspiration. I picked one of the stamps in the Cattitude collection and some vintage style paper that has been in need of a card.

Rowhouse Greetings | Notecard | Cattitude by Inkadinkado
Rowhouse Greetings | Notecard | Cattitude by Inkadinkado

I kept the inside simple as well, just decorating it with a corner punch so that it’s ready for a personal message.

Rowhouse Greetings | Notecard | Cattitude by Inkadinkado
Rowhouse Greetings | Notecard | Cattitude by Inkadinkado

Cardstock: Recollections (black); Bazzill (Walnut Cream)
Patterned Paper: American Craft (Vintage)
Stamp: Inkadinkado (Cattitude)
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Ranger/Jim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts Edger Doily Punch
Embellishments: KaiserCraft Basics Pearl Strips; Celebrate 360 Ribbon (Sheer Teal)