Friday, March 10, 2017

Garden Gate with Natural Beauties


We’re so delighted to welcome you to the Spring Fling at Power Poppy!  The next five days the Bloom Brigade is going to wow you with 8 new release sets in polymer that we think are really going to knock your socks off!  Marcella has really stretched her already amazing talent into bringing you brand new stamp designs that are so beautiful, and very unique.  

Today we bring you Natural Beauties!

I always think its fun for you to hear what Marcy says about the set, so here’s how she introduced it to us:  

"I envisioned this one as two spring borders, one a more traditional garden border (featuring Primroses (this particular species is known as Cowslips; then Daffodils, more Cowslips, and Tulips), and then another more of a woodland spring border. Well, I couldn't fit both of them on the same stamp canvas! So we have the bulb border is set up as a strip, and then the other one has been chopped into three images, but if you piece them together, they actually fit all nestled in next to one another. (Order is: Lily of the valley, then Starflower, then the Trillium with mushrooms!). Of course, you can use these however you'd like!! Use the images separately or together. Fun for little notes just to say hello! Featuring several of my favorite spring flowers.

Now doesn’t that sound lovely?  



When I saw all the pretty stamps together I thought how much it looked like a little spring garden, and then I got thinking about how cute it would look with a little white picket fence....and then the idea of a little garden gate came to me, so that’s what I was trying to create with this design.  Come on throught the sweet little gate into my little spring garden!  

I stamped the larger single strip of the daffodils, primroses and tulips onto Copic XPress it Blending Cardstock, cut it into a card sized panel with a stitched die, and then coloured it all up with a soft blue sky with Copics.  Then I also stamped two of the smaller parts of the set separately, coloured them up and trimmed them out with a wee border.  


I found a cute little picket fence file for my Silhouette Cameo and cut the little fences out with the machine.    Next, I took a 4 1/4 x 11 inch piece of blue cardstock scored it at 2 3/4 from each long end to form a gate fold.  I placed my picket fences on the right and left front of the cardstock, adding my little flowers overtop and then carefully trimmed out around the image and fence on each side.  So above is the left side, and below is the right side pictured.  

Now what’s really cool is that VERY soon you won’t even have to make little cut outs around your images for a number of these sets because......<SURPRISE ALERT HERE!>  This month, Marcy is introducing some of our brand new sets with dies!!!

These will be our die offerings this release:  
Natural Beauties
Succulent Singles
Loving Tulips
Peony Muse

So, die sets will be available for pre-order when we have our Power Poppy Hop on Release Day March 14. So, stay tuned for news on special pricing if you buy the stamp set and the coordinating die as a bundle!   It’s SO EXCITING!



I also added some picket fence inside the card as you can see in these pictures above and below.  



I think it’s really sweet how it almost invites you in :)  



And here’s a bit of a closer look at the inside of the spring garden.  A sweet little friendship sentiment finishes it off.  I used a LOT of Copics for this one, too many to take a good picture, so I’ll list them for you.  

Sky:  B0000, B000, B32
Ground:  E43, E44, E47, E49
Daffodils:  Y11, Y21, Y23, Y35, YR23, YR15, YR18
Primroses:  B60, B63, B66
Tulips:  BV02, B04, BV08
Greenery:  YG21, YG23, YG25, G20, G21, G24, G28, YG61, YG63, YG67

And there you have it!  You’ll want to take a look at what the rest of the Bloom Brigade has to show off for you today with this set.  It will totally get you in ready mode for spring!  


Allison Cope
Christine Okken
 (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker


Back with you tomorrow for a sneak peek at TWO more fabulous new sets!



19 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Christine
Gr Karin

Heidi Stamps said...

What a beauty!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful card and the fence makes it very interesting!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Christine you have outdone yourself on this card. I simply adore your little fence and all the gorgeous blossoms. Do you still have tons of snow in Alberta? Us too. At least we can dream about Spring with these amazing stamps. Cheers.

Lisa K said...

Love your spring garden! The picket fence is a great addition.

saffronkingfisher said...

Wow! What a neat card, and I love that sky blue w the crisp white fence--stunner!

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE your Garden Gate card, beautiful flowers, lovely white picket fence.....they go hand in hand! A couple of years ago I made/had (whatever) my Hubby put up a few panels of a little white picket fence--just so I could plant on either side of it lol He's a good sport. Love your creation!

Elaine M said...

This is just the SWEETEST card!! I'm so ready for spring!

Stacy Morgan said...

Christine this little fence opening is just darling and so very creative. Wonderful spring card for anyone! I just think the fence is super cool!

Karen W said...

Beautiful card and I can't wait to get this and die, I'm so glad she is doing the matching dies

CherylQuilts said...

Christine! This is absolutely one of the sweetest and most inviting cards ever! I love this darling garden with your lovely gate (inside and out too). It really adds such charm, and wow I love the flowers. And as always, your coloring is exquisite! Beautifully done with the gorgeous blues with the yellow daffs! Ooh, it's so exciting that there will be dies! Can hardly wait! Thanks for sharing! Hugs and love! xoxo

Kathy Jones said...

SWOON!!!! Christine you absolutely ROCKED this set - the colouring, the fence/design is all incredible!! I am in AWE!! :)

Patti J said...

BAM! This one just rendered me speechless! Those garden gates, the colors, the coloring, it's all amazing! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Oh, so absolutely stunning!

Leslie Miller said...

Well, you girls are all just too clever today! Marcy is so lucky to have such an awesome team to showcase her beautiful stamps. How sweet and welcoming and utterly adorable this is, Christine!

Sue Lutz said...

I LOVE your garden. The white fence is so perfect w these flowers. Thanks for the inspiration Christine!

Conniecrafter said...

such a clever idea with the fence, lovely flowers and coloring!!

Teri Smith said...

Not only are you a Great Comic colourer, your design ability is wonderful! It is so much fun to see what you talented people come up with. I've just found Power Poppy & am I glad I did. Thanks.

Jeannean said...

I love your fun card!!