Monday, August 15, 2022

The Blossom Challenge: Sentimental

Hello Friends and Welcome to the August edition of the The Blossom Challenge.  I’m bringing you this month’s The Blossom Challenge, and we’re Going Sentimental, focussing on Power Poppy’s beautiful selection of sentiments.  

Today I’m bringing you two inspiration cards with Sentiments as the focus.  

First up is a design I made for a recent wedding.  

For a lot of years my husband and I were youth pastors and it’s been fun to see our former students get married over the years.  This wedding was a delightful one with the bride from Indian-Canadian descent and the groom from British-Canadian descent, the mix of cultures and colours at the wedding was gorgeous.  This palette reflects the colours in the wedding of orange, pink, coral and red.  I’ve utilized two beautiful Power Poppy sets,  Hummingbird Paradise as the beautiful floral frame, and then one of my ALL TIME favourite polymer sets from Power Poppy Big Scripts.  Did you know that this set features hand drawn sentiments by Marcy?  I just love her scripty writing.  

To highlight the sentiment I embossed it on white cardstock, then sponged warm shades of Distress Oxide Ink, Seedless Preserves and Abandoned Coral around it, wiping the ink off the sentiment once it was done.  The floral frame is fussy cut out in a windowed design.  

Next up is a Clean and Simple design:

Dear friends of ours move away today to another city in the province.  We are going to miss them terribly.  Over the years we’ve watched them grow from a newly married couple to a family of four.  We’ve shared a love of creativity and the mountains, so this design is a bit of a nod to our friendship, and the fact that they are moving closer to the Rockies.  Similar to the first card, I created a background of a sunset sky using Distres Oxide Inks: Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet, Abandoned Coral and Seedless Preserves, spashed some water on the background, then embossed this awsome encouraging sentiment from Power Poppy M-Powering Words (currently sold out in polymer) onto the beautiful colour of the background. 

I used a framed arch die to accent the sentiment, and then hand-drew in a silhouette of our favourite mountain range in Canmore, Alberta called the Three Sisters, filling it in with a black Sharpie, and added a punch-cut sparkly paper moon.  

You’ll definitely want to check out The Bloom Brigade’s creations this month, they are fabulous inspiration!  

And....Here’s a link to the Power Poppy Blog to enter your Sentimental Creation!  


Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous wedding card, just love how the flowers frame the sentiment!

Leslie Miller said...

You've framed your sentiments beautifully and the cards, themselves, are frameable! You may enjoy an occasional trip to visit your friends nearer the Rockies. I miss being on the road.