Monday, July 1, 2019

4 cards with 1 stamp set + new power poppy

Power Poppy has some gorgeous new stamp sets today and I love one of them so much that I couldn't resist creating four cards with just the one set (and not much else)!
We are hopping today to introduce these amazing new Power Poppy sets and you should be arriving from Broni's wonderful blog. (If you get turned around, head over to the EH blog for the full list.)
I was immediately all heart eyes for the Strong & Beautiful set, not just for the amazing bouquet but also the sentiment "how strong and beautiful you are". I have been feeling extra grateful lately for the strong & beautiful women in my life so it felt extra perfect.

BUT...I was feeling a little intimidated by coloring that bouquet! I still feel like a beginner in all kinds of mediums so I decided to start with just black & white.

Marcella's illustrations are such perfection that they are showstopping in just black & white.

I loved the black & white so much that I decided to keep the design the same and try a monochromatic look.
I paired Hero Arts Mist cardstock with Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers.
Next I decided to try a little faux watercolor. This technique always feels pretty foolproof and I love it. 
For this technique, I ink up the stamp with a couple of colors of Distress Ink, mist the stamp with water and stamp.
Now with 3 cards I really loved already completely, I felt ready to try coloring this gorgeous bouquet. And guess what? It was really easy!!! 
Now I'm no expert in shading and realism but the stamp has such wonderful, intricate detail that coloring is a breeze! 


Your next stop on the hop is Kathy's terrific blog, but one quick thing before you go...prizes!!! We are giving away $25 to the EH shop and $25 to the Power Poppy shop! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Two random & lucky commenters will win! Comment before Sunday, July 7th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Carly


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58 comments:

Debbie Rumpza said...

Awesome cards! Love the different ideas.

Karthikha said...

Simple and beautiful cards! Thanks for showing those variations :)

Lagene said...

Awesome new stamp sets! I love the variety of looks on these 4 cards using the same layout.

Corinne said...

loving all your variations.. all are so beautiful, can't wait to get these stamps
hugs

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

Love the cards!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards.

Dee Earnshaw said...

love how different they all look!!

Ericka Strange said...

Gorgeous cards Carly and I love all the ways you used this beautiful stamp. So pretty especially the last one you colored. Great job!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love these! great color combos and coloring!

Barbara said...

You know that all these are beautiful cards and are a beautiful representation of how one stamp can be used! Wow!

sharon g said...

They all look so different, yet all are very pretty. Nice job.

Joy Meadows said...

A beautiful stamp set and you have made so many pretty variations using just the one stamp set. Love each one!

Patti J said...

Love the simplicity of your designs! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Davi said...

Beautiful, I love how you used the stamp and the coloring and coloring look so pretty :)

Gab said...

Wow, wow, wow! Gorgeous cards. And your colouring is amazing!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful set of cards! Love the different color variations!

Kris in Alaska said...

I love all those different looks!

Camille Short said...

Wow, these are sooooooooooooooooooooo gorgeous! I love them!

kumukala said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love the monochromatic look and your water coloring idea is great! Thank you for the closeup of the water coloring - I've never tried that but would like to someday!

LOU said...

Gorgeous cards Carly. I especially love your faux watercolour one as I have been wondering how to do that! I will now give it a try! Your colouring is beautiful on the last one too! :)

Julie W said...

Carly- thanks for demonstrating so well the versatility in the stamp set- from straight black and white to full color! Each stands on its own beautifully!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful card designs. Thanks for the inspiration

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create--thank you.

Connie L said...

Very nice. Love your colors.

V. K. said...

I really like the monochromatic look on your cards and this stamp set is so pretty with the watercolor effect.

Sandy C said...

Thanks for your wonderful inspiration. Love the brightly colore copic card!

Larissa Uchiyama said...

Carly! Your Copic coloring is so on point! Look at you go, girl! Love these cards!

Marianne said...

Fun! Love how you've created your quick and CAS card set using this beautiful stamp, showing how versatile it is.

Zlatka said...

So beautiful! I love all the variations you created.

Lee said...

Beautiful grouping of cards! Thank you for sharing!

Kristen Snoozy said...

Thank you for sharing your Copic colors and giving us many examples of using this stamp

Carol Dee said...

Lovely coloring of the pretty floral image.

Helen said...

Using the same design with the various techniques/coloring is delightful to see...the result is such lovely cards. tfs

Elizabeth Mayfield-Hart said...

These are all lovely, but I think the tone on tone stamped one is my fave!

Daylene said...

Love all the different looks you achieved with one stamp. Very nice!

sharon said...

Love the four cards. The comment is really special.

Valerija said...

Fabulous cards and so very beautiful. Great colours and loving those flowers x.

Corry Dank said...

Love the 4 cards each one of them

Maria Rodriguez. said...

What a beautiful way you use this image on all of your cards, love it!!!
XO

julie said...

I agree! Heart eyes for me too. Your card is great!

Mrsfish02 said...

Love every version. You are correct about Marcella, a wizard when it comes to flowers. Poppy Power is such a great company and I get loads of tips from their design team too... I do think my favorite is the one you colored. Nicely done.

April said...

Thanks for sharing the many ways to use this stamp. All the cards are lovely!

Lenoria said...

All your variations on this stamp are wonderful, I really love the one you colored and the gorgeous colors you used!

Henri√ętte said...

Wow Carly, I love them all. This stamp set is so awesome, just like all in this new release. My favorite is the monochromatic look, I never think of stamping like that, I have to keep that in mind because it's stunning. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous inspiration.

Stef Perry said...

Great way to show different ways to use this amazing floral image! I think the sentiments in the set are terrific, especially the one you used.

KathyA. said...

Amazing selection of cards... all have their very own personality.

Pamela said...

I have recently "discovered" Power Poppy...I'm truly in love with all beautiful talent that is shared. I wish I could illustrate as Marcella but the next best thing - I can color!

JMN said...

Amazing set of cards and all so beautiful.

Laurie2cats said...

Beautiful cards, love the variety of looks from a single design.

Carol McCready said...

So pretty. Thank you for all the inspirations.

Edwige V. said...

Beautiful set of card !

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are all so pretty!

Theresa's Studio said...

Love all versions of you great card!

Charmaine said...

Loved all of your cards.

Sue D said...

Beautiful set of cards.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the tone on tone!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Such a fabulous set of cards!! They're beautiful!

Tina Z. said...

stunning cards!