Introducing... In Praise of Sunflowers

Hello all!  It’s Day 2 of our brand new Nature & Nurture Collection debut by Power Poppy.

Introducing… In Praise of Sunflowers

Hot on the heels of the digital release of our Sunshine of My Life bouquet, and paired up with the big splashy stem from Sunflower Power, we have heaps of praise for sunflowers. All new sentiments are included in this new stamp set to mix and match to set the right tone for your cardmaking.

I decided to go a little more country with my card today…
Copics: G0000, G000, G00, E70, E71, Y11, Y13, Y18, YR18, YR23,YG41, YG45, YG63  Prismacolor: Dark Brown

I began my focal image by first stamping the image using "Desert Sand" ink by Memento and then I restamping just the center of the flower with a touch of "Rich Cocoa".

Here’s a little bit of a close up of that gorgeous sunflower…

Now… take a look at my fellow Bloomies work using this happy new stamp set...
Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Katie Sims

Click here for Day 1 - "Prairie Cheer".

Thanks for stopping by!  I’d love to hear what you think about my card.

~ Ally ~

stamps:  Power Poppy (In Praise of Sunflowers)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White), Xpressit (Copic)
ink: Memento (Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa, Potters Clay, Tangelo), Copic Markers, Primacolor Premier Pencils
patterned papers:  Authentique (Delightful 6x6)
dies:  My Favorite Things (Stitched Mini Scalloped Ovals)

sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (Tangerine 6mm)
microbeads: Recollections (copper)
other: twine, thread.


  1. Wow!!!!
    I'm going to have to get some "desert sand" ink!!

    Your shading is AMAZING!!
    I am very inspired!!
    Such a BEAUTIFUL card!!

  2. Gorgeous card Ally! I want to color like you so bad! Such a great artist!

  3. What a lovely card. I just love to see your cards.

  4. Your coloring has that WOW factor! Love the design w/stitching and textures too! Beautiful!

  5. WOW...what a beautiful card and your coloring is astounding! My challenge has always been coloring, so I'm in awe of your creation...thanks for sharing and for the chance to WIN! FUN!!

  6. Hey Ally, I'm in LOVE!! Sunflowers are my fav flowers!!!! Besides that you always know just the perfect way to use a stamp to highlight that stamp...I hope that makes sense. Thanks for inviting us to be part of your giveaway!!

  7. Desert Sand it is! Looks like no line coloring amazing! The perfect sunflower!

  8. Gorgeous! Love Sunflowers and this is wonderful!!!

  9. Woah... absolutely breathtaking Ms. Ally!

  10. Just beautiful, again your coloring is spot on!!!

  11. It's beautiful!! I have one of the digital ones!


  12. Oh, Ally, I LOVE your no-line coloring! It's out of this world, and I love how you've used the out-of-the-box technique! Beautiful DP and layout! Stunning, sweet friend! Hugs!

  13. Beautiful sunflower! Gorgeous coloring.

  14. Fabulous way to stamp this in the light brown, and the yellow really grabs you. Simply beautiful Ally! I like the oval and your stitching on the designer paper.

  15. Ally, your cards are always an inspiration and this one is no exception. Sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers and you certainly did justice to this one. I like that the overall colours are somewhat muted yet still striking and the layout and paper choices are wonderful. Cheers.

  16. Very pretty card! Love the sunflower.

  17. I love sunflowers and can't wait to see the rest.

  18. Gorgeous, Ally! This release is great!

  19. I love this card. How can you go wrong with bright sunflowers

  20. Whoa....I L-O-V-E your coloring on this one Ally....the bloom is incredible and your greenery is really beautiful! I'd say you praised this sunflower darn well! :)

  21. This one is on my wishlist and I adore how you colored it!!


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