Friday, February 28, 2020

It's Power Poppy Friday!

Hi all!  It's Friday, which means there's a little Power Poppy fun on the ole blog today for all of you! Earlier this week, did you see the Inspire Me Monday tutorial I posted? Well, if you missed it, you can click HERE to check it out because, my friends, this is the basis for this week's Creative Confetti challenge! So, two bits of fun! And, on top of that, I have a bonus creation here for you today using the same technique!

On to my creations! 

Just to give you a little bit of my tutorial this week, I showcased a super duper easy peasy way to create a graphic card with lots of visual punch! And, the MISTI stamping tool was key. If you keep your stamp positioned in this tool, it allows you to stamp overtop a previously stamped image, which opens up some different design possibilities, like the one I showcased! In a nutshell, you stamp the image, color it using a fine-tip black pen and then, situating it in the same way as when you initially stamped the image, stamp the image again using embossing ink and then heat emboss using a detail embossing powder. You get an embossed silhouette that is super quick, yet impactful! I started with the Power Poppy Vibrant Thanks stamp set for all three of my creations.

Isn't that fun? I just love that sweet little flower. The sentiment I added is from Power Poppy's Lilac Time stamp set. 

Now for a closeup of that Zinnia after I stamped with Versamark and added that detail back in with white detail powder. I just love the depth! I also added a sentiment that I also heat embossed. The sentiment is also from the Vibrant Thanks set as well.

And, here's a third card that I just made last night using vibrant shades of purple and the third flower in the Power Poppy Vibrant Thanks stamp set. I was inspired by Theresa Pollack's card HERE that she made after giving this tutorial a try. I love just how many different color combos you can try with this -- endless opportunities!!

I love that this technique delivers a design punch without a ton of effort. These cards took minutes to create and are the perfect way to create a little snail mail love in a jiffy!

So, if you want to give this technique a try, please do and then, click on over HERE to enter it in this week's Creative Confetti Challenge! Then, you'll be in running for a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop! So, get those fingers inky and play along with me!

These lovely ladies also have a little Power Poppy eye candy to share, so be sure to hop on over and see what they have in store!

Nancy Sheads
Gloria Stengel
Leslie Miller 
Barbara Walker
Lisa Johansen
Stacy Morgan 

So glad you stopped by! I hope you have a beautiful and creative weekend!

Until next time,

Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday Fun!

Hi all and happy Friday to you! I have a little Power Poppy fun to share today and I get to also share a little Power Poppy love crafted by some of my fellow Bloomies! Earlier this week, I ushered in the weekly Creative Confetti Challenge and this one is so easy, I really think anyone can join in the fun!

To play along in the challenge and read up on all the details just click HERE. The basic gist of the challenge is to frame up your main image on your card!

On to my creation

I was going through some of my pre-stamped images and found these little die cut flowers from the Abundant Petals stamp set, using the coordinating Die Set as well. And, after I "auditioned" them together, I decided that I had just the right combination to create a bit of color in a card corner. So, I colored it up using Copic markers - R81, R83, RV00, and RV0000 for the petals and YG00, YG23, and YG25 for the leaves.

I took some decorative paper and created a frame by lining up two stitched rectangle dies and, using a Post-It Note, situated and tacked them down on the paper before running them through my die cut machine.

After I cut out the frame, I cut another panel using only the largest die out of this cream and green graph style paper so that it would layer up perfectly. I used the 'Thank You' sentiment from the set and heat embossed it with gold detail powder. 

After I was done with my card, I wondered if it looked a little too plain? So, I did dig into my sequin stash and added a little bit of bling. Not sure which one I like better. What do YOU think?

If you leave a comment, let me know which version you like better -- clean or with a little extra bling! I sure hope you join me in this week's Creative Confetti challenge! I can't wait to see your take on the challenge. Every entry is one shot at a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop! Woo Hoo! 

That's right, some of my fellow stamping sisters have some goodies to share, so make sure you head on over and see.....

I know you won't be disappointed that you did!
Until next time!