Have a Beautiful Day Dear Sister

My baby sister had a birthday this month.  Her favorite color is blue and so I knew I wanted to create something with that as the predominate color, however, I always like to add a complimentary color as well.  I had seen a card where someone took the Power Poppy Countryside Bouquet, turned it a little, and let it flow off the  page.  I decided to give that a try and really like the way it turned out.

I have this stamp in the digital format.  I wanted to have a no line coloring look and so I changed the lines to gray and printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  I colored the image with Copic Markers (colors listed below)  I decided to add a soft yellow background around the image.

Once the coloring was completed I die cut it to size using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day and was stamped using Memento Gray Flannel Ink.  The panel was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from navy blue cardstock I had in my stash.  As a final embellishment I punched a butterfly from light blue cardstock using the Martha Stewart 3 Butterflies Punch.  Accented the ended with Copic Markers and added Stickles Crystal to the edges of the butterfly and the center of the flowers.

Products Used:

  • Power Poppy Countryside Bouquet Digi Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day
  • Copic Markers: B24, B23, B21; B39, B28, B24; RV13, RV21, RV10; YR23, Y08, Y06, Y11, Y02; Y00 0; G24, G21; YG03, YG63, YG67; G46, G43
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen Clear
  • Stickles Crystal
  • Martha Stewart 3 Butterflies Punch
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Memento Gray Flannel Ink
  • Brother Ink Jet Printer
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Live it Up Birthday Cake

This cake image is from Power Poppy called Layer Cake and is a digital stamp.  The great thing about digi stamps is they can be any size you want.  I wanted it to take up a good portion of the front of a top folding A2 card.

I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser jet printer and then colored the image with Copic Markers (RV13, RV11, RV10, V15, V12; C6, C5, C3, C1; E59, E57, E55; E53, E51, E50).  Once the coloring was complete the image was cut with the Silhouette Cameo using the PIXScan Mat.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was traced around the cake with a pencil and fussy cut with scissors and added to the back for dimension.  A rectangle of matte silver cardstock was cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX.  I added a white mat of cardstock 1/8″ larger than the silver and adhered the two together with Be Creative Tape.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, but I didn’t like the way the white mat looked and so I decided to double mat the focal image with another rectangle of the matte silver cardstock and liked this much better.  All were adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

As a final embellishment Star Dust Stickles were added to the dot on the cake and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Layer Cake Digi Stamp
  • Brother HL-L2380DW Ink Jet Printer
  • Copic Markers: RV13, RV11, RV10, V15, V12; C6, C5, C3, C1; E59, E57, E55; E53, E51, E50
  • Star Dust Stickles
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Matte Silver Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX

Pretty Pink Rose Happy Birthday

I always love the way cards turnout using Power Poppy’s flower images, this one was made with the Rose and Chamomile digital stamp. I serve with an amazing women in the Young Women’s organization at church whose favorite color is pink.  I love the way the shading turned out on this image.

I have the digital image, so I can make it just the size I want. I printed the image with my laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then colored it with Copic Markers (listed below). Once I was done coloring, I then scanned and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image. Almost as good as a matching die, just takes a little more time, but faster than fussy cutting.

I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. To make the focal image pop on the white cardbase, I looked through my scraps of paper and found this matching pink paper, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed rectangle and adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Grand Greetings  and was stamped on Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder then wrapped around the focal image panel and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Grand Greetings
  • Copic Markers: YG03, YG17; YG99, YG97, YG93; GYG67, YG23; V04, V09; R37, R39; RV14, RV13, RV11
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • WorldWin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Queen & Co. Candy Shoppe Jellies Pink
  • Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle

Teal Tree Peony Birthday Wishes

I always love the way cards turnout using Power Poppy’s Tree Peony stamp.  This card is for a woman I serve with in the Young Women’s organization at church.  Her favorite colors are any shade of blue.

I have the digital image, so I can make it just the size I want.  I printed the image with my laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then colored it with Copic Markers (listed below).  Once I was done coloring, I then scanned and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image. Almost as good as a matching die, just takes a little more time, but faster than fussy cutting.

I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. To make the focal image pop on the white cardbase, I looked through my scraps of paper and found this deep blue paper, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed rectangle and adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Fancy Sayings and was stamped on Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder then wrapped around the focal image panel and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

For Shannon Gammon

  • Power Poppy Tree Peony
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers BG15, BG13, BG31; BG49, BG45, BG13; G28, B94, B24; YR24, YR23, YR21
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Teal Cardstock from Stash
  • WorldWin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Rose and Chamomile Hello Card I and II

I like using the Silhouette PIXScan Mat for cutting around images that I do not have a matching die for.  These cards are made by printing the Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile digital stamp with a laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, which ensure the lines won’t bleed when colored with Copic Markers (listed below).

To add visual interest a rectangles of the same cardstock were cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then dry embossed with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder (red) or the Cricut Ben Day Dots Embossing Folder (orange).

A2 top folding cardbases were made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the rectangles were adhered using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The flowers were adhered to the card front using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add dimension.  The sentiment is Mama Elephant’s Hello Script Die, which was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED ORANGE FLOWER:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: YR18, YR16, YR15; YG99, YG97, YG93
  • Cricut Ben Day Dots Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

PRODUCTS USED RED FLOWER:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

Tree Peony Hello

I recently purchased the Power Poppy Tree Peony digital stamp.  It was printed using a laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers (listed below).  I printed two and colored one yellow and the other orange.  After they were colored they were outline die cut using the Silhouette Cameo.

To add visual interest a rectangles of the same cardstock were cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then dry embossed with the Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder (yellow) or the Cricut Ben Day Dots Embossing Folder (orange).

A2 top folding cardbases were made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the rectangles were adhered using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The flowers were adhered to the card front using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add dimension.  The sentiment is Mama Elephant’s Hello Script Die, which was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED YELLOW FLOWER:

  • Power Poppy Tree Peony Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: Y38, Y35, Y32; YR24, YR23; YG99, YG95, YG91
  • Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

PRODUCTS USED ORANGE FLOWER

  • Power Poppy Tree Peony Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: Y38, Y35, Y32; YR24, YR23; YG99, YG95, YG91
  • Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

Luminous Bouquet Hello Card I and II

Power Poppy’s Luminous Bouquet is a very detailed image and takes a while to color, but it make a beautiful card.  It can look very different depending on the color palette you choose to use.

This is a digital image and was printed with a laser printer on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, which ensures that it will not bleed when colored with Copic Markers (listed below).  After printing it was traced and cut using the Silhouette Cameo.  Takes a little more time than using a matching die, but does and excellent job.

For added dimension and to draw your eye to the focal image, a rectangle was cut from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then dry embossing with an embossing folder (see below).  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the bouquet, which was then adhered to the embossed rectangle.

The sentiment is the Mama Elephant Hello Script die cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  It was adhered to the bottom of the rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image rectangle was adhered to the front with the Nuvo adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED CARD I

  • Power Poppy Luminous Bouquet Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; YR24, YR23, YR21; YR18, YR14; G94, YG93; BG18, BG15, BG49, B97
  • Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

PRODUCTS USED CARD II

  • Power Poppy Luminous Bouquet Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: RV17, RV14, RV13; V17, V15, V13; B95, B93, B91; G28, G94, G24; R59, R46, R36; YR24, YR23, YR21
  • Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

Camellias Hello Card

This card was made from a Power Poppy Camellias digital stamp.  I like digital stamps because you can size them to whatever you want.  I printed the image with a laser printer on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then die cut using the Silhouette Cameo.  It was then colored using Copic Markers (listed below).

A rectangle of the same white cardstock was die cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then run through the Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back and then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

To add dimension to the focal image 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the flower image and then it was the adhered to the dry embossed rectangle.

The sentiment is Mama Elephant’s Hello Script Die and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered to the bottom of the stitched rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Camellias Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: YR24, R08, R05, R02; Y38, Y35, Y32; YG99, YG97, YG95
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

Red Camillias Birthday Card

The Power Poppy digital stamp always makes a great card.  Red is my favorite color and so the stamp was printed with a laser printer to ensure that it wouldn’t bleed when colored with Copic Markers.

For this card the focal image was die cut with an Avery Elle Double Pierced Square and Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back.  To add interest for the sentiment a double square line was created with a score board below the focal image.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Handwritten Happiness was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Camellias Digital Stamp (Printed with LaserJet Printer)
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Handwritten Happiness
  • Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder
  • Copic Markers: R59, R46, R35; R89, R37, R17; YG97, YG95, YG93
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Flower Bomb Birthday Bouquet

Pinks and purples, with a touch of yellow, make a pretty flower arrangement.  For this card I used the Power Poppy Flower Bomb Digital Stamp, printing it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then cutting it out using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  The thing I really like about digital stamps is you can make them any size you want.

I took some pink cardstock from the Recollections Essential Paper Pack and die cut it with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  I then used the positive oval shape left over from a previous card I made using the My Favorite Things Oval Frames.  The oval was adhered directly to the pink cardstock and Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the rectangle and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Fancy Sayings and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

The focal image was colored with Copic Markers: V17, V25, V22; YG67, YG23, YG01; YG17, YG23, YG03; Y08; R85, R83, R81; BG000, and then placed on a rectangle of Darice Sticky Back Foam, traced, and fussy cut and adhered to the back of the image.  I think this is becoming my favorite way of adding dimension to an image.  It doesn’t really take any longer than cutting strips of 3M ½” Foam Tape, but it gives a solid dimension behind an image and goes through the mail excellently.  It was then adhered to the middle of the oval with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Flower Bomb Digital Stamp
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings Stamp
  • Copic Markers: V17, V25, V22; YG67, YG23, YG01; YG17, YG23, YG03; Y08; R85, R83, R81; BG000
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • MFT Stitched Oval Frame
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Recollections Essentials Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue