Hello there and happy Monday to you! So glad you could stop in for Day 4 of Power Poppy's Spring Fling stamp release. Today's sneak peek is featuring two stamp sets. You can see more details about the sets over on the Power Poppy blog. For my card today, I chose to use the incredibly beautiful set, Artful Display...
Just wait til you see all of the little doodads and goodies packed in to this set! I remember when I first saw these images, I knew I would just have to color up that darling Staffordshire dog figurine first...and that is just what I did!
When you get this set, might I suggest you just go ahead and stamp out everything....'cause you are going to want to play with all of the little bits. :) Ok, so I decided on a couple of the plates and my dog and colored everything up with Copics. Next, I fussy cut the pieces and set them aside so I could build my "feature wall"...hee....can you tell I really had fun?! I used a stitched square die from My Favorite Things to get things started and used a bit of patterned paper for my wall paper. I added some stitching then stamped my sentiment. I layered my "wall" with some more patterned paper, added some gold leafing, then adhered everything to another die cut layer from a dark grey card stock. Then came the really, really fun part....I arranged all of my fussy cut pieces on the wall!
Here's a little something extra I like to do sometimes on my cards...I will use a mix of foam tape and glue dots to give varying dimension. That is what I did here...I used foam tape for my dog image and then I used glue dots (which tend to be a little thinner than the tape) for my plates. I know...minor detail, but I really like the way it ends up looking. :) Next, I adhered my assembled card front to a simple card base. This card measures 4 1/2" square.
To up the sparkle factor, I not only used my Wink of Stella clear brush pen but I also used an Atyou Spica pen in gold for the dog collar and chain. I also used a Sakura white glaze pen to give a few of the flowers white centers.
And here is one last view of Marcella's beautiful handiwork...I sure do love her style! I can most assuredly tell you that you are going to l-o-v-e coloring these precious images up...yep! And then you get to play "decorate my wall" and design your own "Artful Display". Doesn't that sound like fun?!!
So that is all for my card today, but my Bloomie sisters have some real treasures for your card and coloring inspiration, so make sure you check out all of that creative goodness, leave them a little blog love while you are there, and then if you haven't already....skedaddle on over to the Power Poppy blog to see the festivities over there. I hope you will be able to stop back by tomorrow for the final day of the Spring Fling stamp peeks and the day when stamps will be available for order. You will also be able to pre-order those dies that Marcella has been teasing you with....yay! Thank you so much for your visit and hope to see you soon. Until then...take care! :)
Katie Sims <------You are here
Supplies not listed above: Paper-Rustic White and Smokey Shadow card stocks from PTI, red patterned paper from My Mind's Eye's Lost & Found "Ruby" 6x6 paper pad, gray patterned paper from scrap: Ink-Smokey Shadow, Vintage Cream, Chamomile and Chai inks all from PTI, Memento's Tuxedo Black ink; Dies-MFT's Stitched Squares die, Marianne Design's Petra's Square Frames die; Other- Scor Tape, foam tape, glue dots, Krylon 18 KT Gold Leafing pen, and these Copic colors: G0000, G00, G02, G05, G09, G19, YG61, YG63, YG67, R11, R12, R14, R17, R29, E0000, E40, E42, E44, E49, Y18, Y26, W0, W2, W4, W5, W7, and W10.