Introducing… Bottlebrush Holiday!

Welcome to the first official day of our Power Poppy release!  Are you as excited as I am?

Today the Bloom Brigade is going into the crafty woodlot and creating with the fabulous new “Bottlebrush Holiday” stamp collection.  This set just makes me giddy… there are so many cute images with the bottlebrushes PLUS there is a ton of great sentiments too!  It’s a favourite for the holidays for sure!

For my card today, I knew I wanted to work with a non-traditional holiday colour scheme so I found this cute ornate swirly patterned paper from Authenique and it was red, cream, white and light blue in colour so that was my starting point.

I used some rich Memento “Rhubarb Stalk” ink to stamp the adorable “HO” images and then added some shading to the wreathes and the H’s using Copic Markers.  A cute little light blue bow and my card was complete!

Now join the remainder of the Bloom Brigade with me and take a stroll on over to all of their blogs.  I know you won’t regret it at all!

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Leslie Miller
Tosha Leyendekker
Marcy on the Power Poppy Blog

Happy blog hopping everyone!  Enjoy all the new eye candy!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

stamps: Power Poppy (Bottlebrush Holiday)
cardstock:  Bazzill, Recollections
patterned papers:  Authentique (Believe)
ribbon:  Flourishes
ink: Memento, Copic Markers
other:  thread.


  1. Wonderful idea Ally. Love it.

  2. This is beautiful and it looks like this is such a unique set.

  3. Really classy Aly - the paper really gives it that perfect backdrop, and the touches of blue are so great!

  4. Ally, I love the colors, and what a beautiful "ho, ho, ho" Christmas card! Love the simplicity and beautiful touch of blue with the red! Can't wait to see more! Hugs!

  5. Love non traditional Christmas colors and you rocked this card! Beautiful!

  6. Love your color combination. This looks like a great set.

  7. Great color mix!! Keeps the holidays interesting! Awesome card!

  8. Your card is wonderful! I love the stamps, and your choice of the lovely Authentique paper is perfect! Well done!

  9. Totally puts you in a Festive Mood.....soooo pretty!

  10. Gorgeous card I love Authentique Papers

  11. I love your card Allison!! The dp that you used is so classy looking. I also like the red and blue - just a bit different than the traditional colors.

  12. I'm a huge fan of non traditional colors for Christmas and this is lovely!!

  13. Ally! Gorgeous card! I usually like more traditional colors, but the red and pale blue is so elegant and whimsical at the same time! TFS!

  14. I absolutely LOVE your card! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

  15. LOVE this one Ally -- LOVE IT! I think you've masterfully mixed the papers and inks - and that splash of blue is just perfection!

  16. This is totally gorgeous, Ally! It's fun but elegant at the same time. Love the paper! Wow!

  17. I like the soft blue and the red together, the ho ho ho is perfect! Liking this design girlie.

  18. Fantastic card. I love your colour combination. That new stamp is amazing.


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