California... Here We Come!

Howdy all!  Today’s the first day of StampNation’s California Virtual Vacation

Each day for the next week, Catherine and the Dream Team will be issuing a new California inspired challenge.  Along the way, we’ll be visiting all kinds of cool spots in California where we’ll be pulling cool challenge ideas to get you creating and sharing with us!

California is known of course as the Golden State and that's where our first challenge begins…. GOLDYou need to add GOLD to your card or project!

So for my card today, I used some cool gold paper that I die cut and added to the top and bottom as well as heat embossing a golden sentiment…
My card today features the detailed  “Poppies” stamp set from Power Poppy.  I first die cut the curve of my white cardstock and stamped the poppy image multiple times along the bottom edge of the curve.  Then I used my Copics to colour it in and some Copic Blender Solution to “dot” and push back some of the colour.  I just love how this effect turned out!

Here’s a quick close up…

I also incorporated this week’s Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge into my card.  This week’s challenge SC550 was to actually use one of the SCS sketches between SC500 & SC549 and I chose SC534:

Here’s a little sneak peek at what the SN Dream Team has created for today’s challenge…
And here another sneak peek at some of the amazing creations our Dream Team is sharing this week...
We are lucky enough to have Ellen Hutson sponsoring our event along with another Mystery Sponsor.  Hmmm.... who could it be... and what have they got in store for a prize?!?!  Catherine will be providing clues all week long...

I hope you liked my card!  I’ll be sharing lots more inspiration this week for our StampNation California Vacation.  I sure hope you’ll join us!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

stamps: Power Poppy (Poppies)
cardstock:  Recollections White Cardstock, Bazzill
golden paper: WorldWin
ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Versamark 
die:  Spellbinders (A2 Curved Borders 1)
embossing powder: Micheal’s Craft Store.


CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Ally, this is GORGEOUS! I love the results of this wonderful technique, and I have been so tempted to try it! You just may have pushed me over the edge...hehe! I love the effect and the rich, dramatic effect! Stunning, and it's a great sketch for it! Sounds like a fun "vacation in California!" Hugs, sweet friend, and thanks for your inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Your card is SO stunning, Ally! I love the colouring and pops of gold! I am definitely inspired on this wonderful CA vacation!

Marlene Bonetti said...

Your card is just adorable! I love how you've created the background ♥

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