Thursday, December 1, 2016

Power Poppy ~ Whimsical Wreaths

Hello Friends! Happy December! I am here to share a few of the cards I created featuring the wonderful Whimsical Wreath sets from Power Poppy. These wreath sets are really cool because each one includes three wreaths; one with a sentiment in the center of the wreath, one wreath that can be used as a gift tag and one wreath with no text.

Take a look...This is Boxwood and Cranberry.  I love, love, love the font on this.

This next one is Birch and Evergreens. Reminds me of a California Christmas for some reason.

For my first card I used the Felt Leaves and Fruit Wreath.

I printed the image onto smooth white card stock and colored it with Polychromos colored pencils. I wanted a light pink airy feel and I think I achieved that. Click on the picture to enlarge it. After I finished coloring, I used my Brother ScanNCut 2 to die cut it. My original plan was to have a very clean and simple card with the stitched woodgrain back ground and the wreath on the front. I planned to maybe add a sentiment on a strip of vellum at the bottom BUT...I was drinking broth when I was adding the Sparkly Fluff and Crystal Effects to this and I got a teeny tiny drop of it in the center of the wreath! Welp, I couldn't camouflage the broth droplet so I had to cover it up because I was NOT going to color another wreath. I like's just not the direction I was going when I started out. PLOT TWIST! LoL! The wreath is adhered with foam tape to add a bit of dimension.

My next card features the Succulents and Baubles Wreath. I think this wreath might be my favorite.

This was sooooo much fun to work with. I printed the image onto smooth white card stock and die cut and dry embossed it with a circle Nestie. While it was still in the die, I sponged on a little Antique Linen Distress ink. I drew my color palette from the patterned paper. Isn't it sweet?! I love shopping in "my own stash" and finding long forgotten treasures. My paper stash is RIDICULOUS! And, I'm sure yours probably is too! I colored the image with Polychromos colored pencils,  then added Spectrum Sparkle and Crystal Effects to the ornaments.

I did a little inking around the edges of the card base and the patterned paper. I really wanted this one to have a nostalgic feel to it. How did I do?! And finally, I just mounted it all onto my card base and called it done!

These were really fun to play with and they are so versatile. I made a few more that I put through my Minc and added foiling. I haven't photographed them yet and I may share them in the next few days or so. The wreaths were offered in a bundle and they may still be on sale. They are available individually, as well. :) Buzz on over to the Power Poppy shop and take a look see.

That's all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by!


digital stamps: Felted Leaves and Fruit, Succulents and Baubles(Power Poppy)
stamp set: "warm thoughts to you" from Wreaths Plain and Fancy(Power Poppy)
card stock: 80lb Neenah Solar White  white woodgrain(Simon Says Stamp)  Ballet Blue, Regal Rose(Stampin' Up!) 
patterned paper: Mistletoe 6x6 paper pack(Memory Box)
ink: Antique Linen Distress ink(Ranger)   Versafine Onyx Black(Tsukineko)
punches: border punches-both retired(Stampin' Up!)
dies: Stitched Rectangle, Stitched Circle(Simon Says Stamp)   Classic Circle Nestabilities(Spellbinders)
coloring medium: Polychromos colored pencils(Faber-Castell)
bling: Spectrum Sparkle clear(Spectrum Noir)
other: ScanNCut2 die cutting machine(Brother)  Crystal Effects(Stampin' Up!)  red and kraft bakers twine from the Happy Days twine collection(My Mind's Eye)  Sugar Sparkly Fluff(The Craft Lounge)


Sharli Schaitberger said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I like the subtle effect of ink on the edges.
So thankful you are doing better!! Hugs!

Patti Willey said...

Oh yes worth the wait! Love them both the precious softness of your first card you cleverly salvaged from broth and you nailed the Nostalgic look on this adorable wreath with it's sweet littl bow those look like Succulents! Oh! Just the sweetest wreaths I love them, Pinning!

Jeanne said...

Oooh, so happy to "see" you again, Barb!! I'm also so excited to see your finished cards. You must be feeling a bit better if you are posting. So happy! Anyway, your cards are...gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. Oooh bummer about the broth, but had you not said anything I'd have been none the wiser. What you did so effectively hides the renegade broth drop. :) Your little white pom-pom looking elements look very 3-d. Love that! Your second card...oh my stars, yes!! You did achieve a nice nostalgic feel to the card. That pattern paper is gorgeous! Your coloring is gorgeous as well. Happy, happy sigh!! (I bought this set the first time you mentioned it-see how good you are, even before I see it "in action." LOL Big, happy hugs to you my dear, sweet friend! :)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, sweet Barb, it is wonderful to see your gorgeous cards, and I continue to praise God for how He worked in your life and in providing the right care and remedy for your health situation. Each one of these cards is GORGEOUS! I love these wreaths, and they are such a joy to color, and you've colored yours to perfection! And what beautiful layouts and DP you've used! And you know all about the whoopsies...they were meant to be! Tender hugs and love, precious friend, and continue to rest and know that you are dearly loved and prayed for! xoxo