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Hello Friends! We’re so delighted to be bringing you Power Poppy’s Happiest Holiday Release! Today begins the showcase of 5 new clear polymer stamp sets and I know that you will love them. As is Marcy’s specialty, there is the perfect mix of beautiful and whimsical. Today we kick it all off with Simple Joys!
Here’s what Marcy had to say about this lovely set....
Sometimes it’s the simplest trimmings that make for the merriest holiday touches. I envision grabbing the garden shears and stepping out the front door to clip any greenery within walking distance, picking up pinecones and holly, and placing it all in a gathering basket. Berry-studded branches are snipped and plunked into a vintage watering can, dressed with a festive baubles. I can see this scene next to the front door welcoming guests, or as a lively centerpiece, so wouldn't it make a fun image on a holiday card? Finally, a round ornament on a pine branch is ready to be stamped with any of the five sentiments that fit perfectly inside. Includes 11 images.
I just love how this basket of greenery and pinecones looks, so I had to use this lovely image first. Creating sweet little scenes is one of Marcy’s gifts I think. I coloured it all up with Copics and paired the basket with some cozy country woodgrain, gingham and stripes. I gave the card a bit of a windowed design, almost like you are peeking in on the scene.
I gave the sentiment a bit of a woodgrain feel too, striping in some lines with my Copics, and then cut some little bits of greenery with my Silhouette Cameo machine. A wee bit of jute twine finishes it off.
Here are the Copics I used to colour....it looks like a lot, but it’s primarily because I used different greens on different parts of the basket contents.
Here is the beautiful Bloom Brigade in action with Simple Joys!
Christine Okken (you are here)