Friday, September 5, 2014

Pretty Lanterns

Another lovely Friday has rolled around and we’ve got Power Poppy goodness to show you!  Just 3 more weeks until our September Release....and it’s all Christmas and Holiday themed!  I’m so excited!  

So, to tide you over until that happy time, we’ve got some more inspiration today!  


In this fabulous set, Sunny Harvest, the only element I hadn’t yet used were these gorgeous Chinese Lanterns.   I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black on Cougar Opaque card stock, colouring them with Copics and then carefully trimming them out with a tiny border.  I think it really adds to that dainty feel of the branches.  Then I embossed the panel with a Spellbinder’s embossing folder Whimsical Flora, then I cut out a window with a Spellbinders Labels 10 die, and then used two larger  sizes of the same die and cut out a frame to pop up (also on embossed cardstock - just turned the debossed way).  Inside all of this I popped up the coloured image.  Even though it’s all cream  - it really does have a lot of dimension and texture.  


I also added some pretty cotton lace, a seam binding bow and an enamel dot to accent.  The happy birthday greeting is from another Power Poppy set that I love greatly - Dynamic Duos:  Peonies and Tulips, and it’s stamped in Memento Potters Clay.  

Copics:  YG91, YG93, YG95, R24, R29, R39, YR12, YR14, YR15, YR18, YR09





So...here we are at another week where you can play in our Power Poppy Peep of the Week contest.  All the details are at the Power Poppy Blog.  It’s a great way to show off your Power Poppy goodies and have a chance to win even MORE Power Poppy goodies.  




Here’s a list of the Bloom Brigade showing off some lovely inspiration....


Allison Cope
Christine Okken 
you are here
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

19 comments:

KimCreate said...

Wow, spectacular card! I love the use of that oval die cut in different sizes! And all the use of the cream makes that lanterns pop!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Beautifully colored, beautifully cut out, and beautifully framed Christine! I'm always enthralled whenever I see what new creation you have to share!!

Julie Koerber said...

Oh my -- if your coloring wasn't off the charts beautiful then the texture in this creation sure is!! What a gorgeous explosion of color set on a beautifully designed neutral backdrop! SO lovely!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow what elegant and very beautiful Christine.
love how you use the frame die.
I think [ if you don't mind ] to use it someday.
Gr Karin

Karen McAlpine said...

So pretty. Love all the layers of embossing.

sharrilou said...

Your coloring and the texture on this card is awesome. One of the prettiest cards I have ever seen.

Bobbi Miller said...

Christine, this is just breathtaking! I love the frames you made and your coloring is gorgeous as usual! Where do you find Cougar Opaque? I've never heard of that, but it sure is pretty! Thanks for sharing today.

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

So beautiful <3 I just love your creations they just seem to smile all on their own

Pauline said...

Gorgeous Christine. This is very elegant, love all your layers and the embossing. It really goes well with the image. Your colouring is awesome.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, what a gorgeous card! I love your coloring and the beautiful frame and texture! The fussy cutting was so worth it! Stunning! Hugs!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful embossing and framing, I just love how this pops!!!

Becca Cruger said...

Very elegant. I love the effect of white on white.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful fall creations. I agree the detail on the cutting really adds to this delicate image. Wonderful Christine.

Leslie Miller said...

Goodness, Christine! This is ultra-gorgeous with all the embossing and framing and then that fabulous splash of color set in the middle. Love!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

That is just beautiful. I love the frame around the image and my goodness you do have patience to fussy cut out that image. Bravo.

Sharyn Polesel said...

The coloring on this is so beautiful, and I love the way you have used the dies and the embossing!

Holly said...

How beautiful!! Love the framing and the gorgeous coloring! How you cut those teeny details out is just wonderful - you've got more patience than I do with those scissors! :-)

Allison Cope said...

Goodness me... it's AMAZING Christine! Lovin' the layers, the frames and the texture... WOWSERS! A stunner for sure!

Kim said...

I love your card Christine!! The embossed cream is so sophisticated and rich looking. I love those Chinese lanterns, and your coloring of them is superb!!