Friday, September 20, 2019

Bloomie Friday: Over the Edge!

Hello all! Happy Friday to you! Hope your week is ending on an absolute high note! I don't know about you but for me, this week FLEW by! I got a little work in. I got a little play in! And, as you are about to see -- I got in a card for this week's Creative Confetti Challenge! We had the fabulous Barbara Campbell as a guest designer this week and she led the challenge. Here's a peek at what she challenged us all to do!

HOW TO PLAY: Simply make sure that your main image is off the edge somehow! If you want some ideas, you really need to check out Barbara's post HERE to see the two ways she took this challenge. So pretty! 

So, here's a peek at what I came up with! 

So, you can see that I used Power Poppy's Sunset Sway digital stamp and let it creep over the edge ever so slightly! It's not super dramatic, but it is over the edge none-the-less! I used Copic markers to color up this image and, as you can see, I kept things super simple. I am on a really simple kick lately. I plan to send this card to a friend to let her know that I am thinking about her and I thought it would be nice to create a card that was "mail friendly!"

The sentiment is also from the set and I used a punch that notches out the edges and then, in that negative space, I added some super small square rhinestones that matched the green in my image. See?

I really, really love that sentiment. It is like taking a deep breath in my opinion and when you send it to a friend, it's like you are taking that deep breath together -- don't you think?

So, will you join Barbara and go "Over the Edge?" Let's see what you create! Remember to link up your creation HERE for your chance to win a $25 gift code to Power Poppy! 

I do know that the lovely Ms. Stacy Morgan has something to share with you all this week! So, be sure to stop on over and see!

Thanks for stopping by, see you back here soon! 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Say it with Sepia

Hello all! Is Fall in the air in your neck of the woods? It's starting to feel a little like that where I am -- it's a little crisp -- and so, I have thankfully had a little extra time in my crafting space. (Did I mention I hate being chilly? I really should not live in the northwest!)

Moving on! Because I love trying new things, I decided to cue up THIS Inspire Me Monday tutorial from Ally Cope on Partial Die Cutting. Since it had been forever and a day since I have used a diffuser, I decided to try to recreate the technique -- I even picked up the same image and shapes! The only real difference is I chose to take the look down a different path and that path is the inspiration for this week's Creative Confetti that I ushered in this week over on the Power Poppy blog!

HOW TO PLAY: It's just as simple as the graphic suggests, create with that antique feel, use sepia shades and keep your color scheme somewhat faded.

On to my creation!

If you look HERE and see Ally's card, you can see I really did CASE her (Copy And Steal Everything), except for the color scheme. I also used Power Poppy's Natural Beauties both the stamp and the coordinating Natural Beauties die set! I love the soft sepia look in cards. It is so easy to achieve and the serene feel it creates is just perfect for snail mail. I did a similar look for a card a while back HERE using Power Poppy's Countryside Bouquet. I love the effect!

Now the trick to this card (other than Ally's Partial Die Cut technique) was choosing the right Copic markers. I decided to go super light and used G20, YG0000, V0000, V00, Y0000, Y11, YR0000, YR01, R0000, R01, W1, G0000. So with the exception of just a few markers, all of them were either 0000, 00 or 01 in their value. The result was a super soft color scheme that did take on an antiqued feel.

Here's a closeup for you! 

I just love the soft look, the clean and simple design and how after you got the hang of the partial die cut, this is a super quick and easy creation! You should really cue up her tutorial and take it for a spin!

Want to join me and play along this week? All you need to do is CLICK HERE for all the details and the link to get your card into the "Say it with Sepia" action. Remember, after you create and play along, link up your project using the linky below so we can all see. Every entry is one more shot at a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop! Woo hoo!

Be sure to stop by and see what these lovelies have whipped up for you this week!
Julie Koerber >> you are here!

Thanks for stopping by folks! Hope you join me this week on Creative Confetti! And, I hope you have an amazing weekend ahead!

Until next time! 

Until next time,