Monday, July 1, 2019

It's a Release Day Blog Hop!


Well folks, it's the moment you have all been waiting for! After a week of sneaky peeks of Power Poppy's brand new release The Enchanted Garden, we have good news to share! All the stamp sets we've been giving you a glimpse of are available NOW in the Power Poppy Shop! 

And to celebrate, we have even more fun to share! The Power Poppy gals have teamed up with the absolutely fabulous designers over at Ellen Hutson Papercraft Essentials & More!  Yep, that's right! And, on top of seeing all kinds of fun eye candy featuring Power Poppy's brand new release, Marcy and Ellen have teamed up to share the chance at some goodies for YOU!

WE'VE GOT FUN PRIZES! 

As a part of this fun-filled blog hop, we're giving away a chance at $25 to the Ellen Hutson shop and $25 to the Power Poppy shop! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop. Two random & lucky commenters will win! Comment before Sunday, July 7th at 11:59pm PST! 

Okay, on to my creation! 


I absolutely adore Power Poppy's new Floribunda set. All those beautiful blossoms! Because you can definitely get lost in all those petals coloring with reckless abandon, I wanted to create a card that showed you could use this mondo image without coloring it up! So, I grabbed some Versamark ink, a soft brush and some Pearl Ex. I have just about every color made of the mica powder and it's been years since I have pulled it out from the drawer. So, I thought, now was a good time! 

 I started by stamping and then brushing Spring Green Pearl Ex over top. After you brush on the color, you need to burnish it and "set" it by rubbing it with a cloth. I used a paper shop cloth but you can use a dry Swiffer pad or something along those lines.

You can see below that I also tried the Duo Blue-Green, which took on a more turquoise shade. I liked it but it wasn't as bold and I knew I really wanted those flowers to stand out!. :-)


 From there, I stamped the little hummingbird in the set on white card stock and colored him up with Copic Markers. I used B24, B26, BG11, BG13, BG15, and YG05.


I fussy cut the little guy and set him aside. I used a 2-1/2" punched circle and stamped the sentiment using Versamark and embossed using gold detail in. I mat it up on a stitched circle (cut out of really light turquoise paper) I added some green accents with my YG05 Copic marker just to add a little something more 

Here's a closeup to show you the mica shine and the sentiment.... 



And that, my friends, is it! So, be sure to hop on over to see what both teams did with some of the sets in Power Poppy's Enchanted Garden release! Remember to comment on each blog for a chance to win either a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop or $25 to the Ellen Hutson store!

Let's Get Hopping! 


Julie Koerber  >>> you are here! 


Thanks so much for joining us this week and seeing all the new goodies! Good luck in the giveaway and I'll see you back here soon! 

Happy Stamping!
~Julie 

66 comments:

Carol S said...

Love your card! The hummingbird is amazing.

Debbie Rumpza said...

I love the way you did your background! I will have to try that out. I haven't used my Perfect Pearls in awhile!

Karthikha said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the background! :)

Lagene said...

Awesome new stamp sets! I love your mica powder background!

Corinne said...

gorgeous background and just love your hummingbird...
hugs

Barbara said...

Good to see that you can add a sentiment without having to cut out the middle. Both ways are great, but I am not too good at using an Exacto knife. You made that flower border stand out without using colors. A quick way to use it.

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely card. Love the colors.

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

What a stunning card! I love the technique you used.

Dee Earnshaw said...

awesome technique - thanks for sharing

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card and I love the addition of the Pearl Ex. So pretty with this beautiful humming bird! Great job!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Stunning coloring and background!

Christine Mosen said...

Cool snd beautiful techniques. Love it ♥️

Barbara said...

What a beautiful card! I love everything about it from the gorgeous background to the oh so beautiful hummingbird! Wow!

sharon g said...

I like the colors you used---changing colors---so pretty!

Joy Meadows said...

A very pretty card! Love that you used pearl ex over the stamped florals for the background.

Patti J said...

Beautifully done! Love this technique! Must give it a try - thanks for sharing!

V. K. said...

The Mica Powder surly makes a beautiful background. So soft and velvety looking. The Hummingbird is a stand-out.

Gab said...

So so pretty - that pearl background is fantastic! And I love how you coloured the hummingbird

Davi said...

Oh my this is SO beautiful!! I love hummers and you did such an outstanding job on the coloring! The background is beautiful with it too :)

Leslie Miller said...

Your background is so beautiful, Julie! You've got me thinking I might like to do this in Versamark and chalks on white, hmmmm... Might be pretty!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! Love the floral background and the beautiful hummingbird! Awesome colors!

Camille Short said...

Totally cute - that background technique is perfect!

kumukala said...

The Spring Green Pearl Ex looks like gold - it's just beautiful! I haven't used my powders in a very long time, too. I might have to try this idea for a background, it's just stunning! The Floribunda is my favorite of the new set! Your card is fantastic!

LOU said...

Gorgeous card Julie. Love your idea of using Floribunda as a background stamp.
Beautiful colouring of the hummingbird.

Julie W said...

What a fabulous alternative to coloring this incredible image- and equally lovely. Thanks for the creativity and inspiration!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

WOW, your colors are FABULOUS! Awesome work!

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create--thank you.

Connie L said...

Thank you, I had not seem this treatment of a background before, very nice.

Sandy C said...

Really beautiful card! Love the shimmer with the Pearl Ex.

Marianne said...

What a great way to use that beautiful new background stamp, and I love the matching colour variation of the hummingbird and the circle.

Zlatka said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! I love the idea of brushing Pearl Ex powder over Versamark ink. Brilliant!

Kristen Snoozy said...

Love the pearly finish and the little hummingbird is so sweet

Lee said...

Everything about your card is awesome!

Carol Dee said...

Oh so pretty, the hummingbird is dazzling!

Helen said...

Oh my! So lovely! The embossed floral background is so rich. The design focus on the hummingbird is awesome. tfs

Elizabeth Mayfield-Hart said...

This is a cutie pie little hummingbird! Great job!

Daylene said...

Wow! I LOVE this hummingbird card! So pretty! Inspired me to get put my Pearl Ex powders and play.

Unknown said...

So pretty, I need to add this to my techniques to try list.

sharon said...

The stitched circle is subtle but very important element.

Valerija said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image and colours.
Valerija xx

Corry Dank said...

Wow great tevhniek

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Love how you created that amazing background for your sweet Hummingbird.
XO

julie said...

Having a "lovely day" just admiring your card. Makes me want to run for my pearl ex buried deep in my stamp closet! Lol. The color choices in your hummer are phenomenal!

julie said...

Great!

Edwige V. said...

Beautiful, I love it !

Mrsfish02 said...

Wonderful background... I am pinning this for sure. That hummingbird is really something. And he or she looks so at home here. TFS this beauty.

April said...

Your card is so lovley! I love the hummingbird.

Lenoria said...

Julie, I love this card. I haven't used Pearl Ex in a long time but I am trying to get back into using the items I always enjoyed and this card is such an inspiration!

Susan said...

Coloring on the hummingbird is amazing.

Henriƫtte said...

Fabulous card Julie. I love how you created the gorgeous background and it shows so well that you not always have to colour every petal to make something awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration.

Stef Perry said...

Definitely one could get lost for days coloring this up, which would be wonderful, but I appreciate seeing this quicker yet equally beautiful way to use this amazing stamp. Love this gorgeous card!

Angie Wylie said...

This card is beautiful! Time to play with the mica powders again!

KathyA. said...

I haven't used my Pearl X for over a decade. Your card makes me want to find them and make something lovely. [I especially love how the little guy really takes center stage on your card against that great teal background.]

Pamela said...

I have recently "discovered" Power Poppy...I'm truly in love with all beautiful talent that is shared. I wish I could illustrate as Marcella but the next best thing - I can color!

JMN said...

Beautiful card. The background is stunning, your choice of colours is fanstatic and your colouring if the humming bird is also fanstastic.

Laurie2cats said...

Beautiful card! I love the blue/green color palette, and the shimmer is lovely

Carol McCready said...

Great card and inspiration. Thank youl

Edwige V. said...

Beautiful card. Got to dig out my peerless powder, that's so gorgeous.

Kelsey Thomas said...

This looks awesome! :)

Theresa's Studio said...

Great design... and so many details! Love your creative use of this technique.
Beautiful!!

Charmaine said...

Beautiful card. You made me think of all the products I have but haven't used in some time. I better get busy.

Sue D said...

So beautiful--love the colors.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! I love the blues with the humming bird!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Beautiful colors! Love the hummingbird!!

Tina Z. said...

so beautiful; I love blue!

Bunny said...

I missed the hop, but I just had to come by and say how beautiful your card is.