Power Poppy: Celebrate the Season? Say What?

TGIF everyone!  I’m so happy to be back creating again. With 2 weeks off I really got my creative jive back and it feels good!

Ushering in a new month means that we have a brand new Power Poppy “Power & Spark” challenge.  This month it’s all about “fussy cutting”!
For details on this month’s challenge, click hereREMEMBER, you don’t need Power Poppy stamps to participate in the challenge so get creating and share with us over on the Power Poppy Blog.

For my card this week, I was just itching to use a holiday stamp.  I know… what was I thinking!!! We're trying to encourage warm weather to arrive not snow!!! Well sometimes you just have to go with the creative flow so that’s what I did.

On my card today, I’m featuring the gorgeous Christmas stamp set, “Poinsettia”.  I used 8, yup eight, different Ranger Distress Inks (listed below!) to water colour in my image and then fussy cut it out.  This poinsettia totally lends itself to big, bold, beautiful colour!  So that’s what I did!

As a finishing touch, I added some clear Wink of Stella pen to the poinsettia leaves, just like the ones you might find around Christmas time and a really simple sentiment from the “Bough Wow Wow” stamp set…

Now… off you go on a little adventure through the remainder of the lovely and talented Bloom Brigade designer blogs...

Power Poppy Blog
Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all of our creations today!!  Happy hopping!

~ Ally ~

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stamps: Power Poppy (Poinsettia, Bough Wow Wow)

cardstock:  Recollections Cream Cardstock, Strathmore Water Color Paper
pattern papers: Carta Bella (Yesterday), My Mind’s Eye (Sleigh Bells Ring)
ink:  Ranger Distress (Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Tea Dye, Abandoned Coral, Dusty Concord, Pine Needles, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive), Versafine (Black Onyx), Clear Wink of Stella, Sakura Gold Pen
die cuts:  My Favorite Things (Stitched Circle, Stitched Oval), Spellbinders (Labels 17, Decorative Labels 28)

other:  ribbon.


CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Ally! This is gorgeous, and you were thinking ahead....that's what!! LOL! I should be doing the same and working on my Christmas cards. I love this beautifully colored poinsettia and love the you used the distress inks. Stunning layout and beautiful fussy cutting!! I just love doing cutting! Such a gorgeous card! So glad you are feeling better and getting into your creative jive again! Hugs!

ChristineCreations said...

So pretty Ally! Those little touches of sparkle are just right - so perfect for our life in Alberta too - we got about 8 inches on Wednesday....almost melted but it’s never dull here!

Leslie Miller said...

Now that looks festive! Wow! So beautiful, Ally!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

this is just lovely.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Christmas card Ally! I adore the sketch, great coloring and papers!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Wow! I just love your card. That poinsettia is gorgeous. I can make Christmas cards in 90 deg weather.