I hope today finds you in excellent spirits! :) My project is, of course, a Power Poppy creation, made using the lovely Seeds of Today digital stamp set.
I especially love this sentiment. Marcy has a way of finding the most awesome sentiments to coordinate with her gorgeous blooms. The seeds that we plant today become the flowers of tomorrow. What a beautiful metaphor! As I attempt to run my first full marathon on Sunday in record heat, I will be reminding myself that I've planted & watered the seeds little by little, day by day, with months of diligent training. Now it's time to bloom! Just that thought alone brings me great joy! There are so many wonderful ways to apply that metaphor to our every day lives. Remember, every moment we have on this earth is a precious gift from God. Let's use them wisely!
So...about that card up there. ;) I chose to create a square card, because I like the way it fit the image. I used kraft card stock for the base, and a slightly darker tan for the next layer. I scored that layer at an angle to add a bit of subtle interest. Some pretty striped paper in coordinating colors & a bright orange button add a bit of additional color.
I printed the image out on X-Press It Blending Card, and die-cut it with a circle die. Below is a close-up view of some of the image details. I created the highlights on the flower & the flower pot with my Colorless Blender.
I air-brushed the background, and colored the image with the following Copic Markers:
When I want to add a little height to my projects, or just parts of them, I use X-Press It's Double-Sided High Tack Foam Mounting Tape. It comes in both 1/2" & 1/4" rolls, and is super strong. It actually holds metals, glass, wood, paper, plastics and fabrics! It is perfect for 3D projects as well. You won't have to worry about the glue coming "unstuck" down the road. This stuff HOLDS! It's even acid-free & solvent free; so it's perfect to use in your scrapbooks as well.
My favorite feature of this tape is that you can rip it with your fingers! No scissors needed, and no annoying little clingy pieces that you find in the car, in the shower, on the dog....days & months later. I have traumatic memories of that stuff! Haha!
Now, I tend to always use the High-Tack Foam Mounting Tape, because I'm lazy like that; but did you know there's a Foam Mounting Tape specifically for paper? This one comes in both 1/2" & 3/4"; so if you're looking for a wider tape, this one's for you!
Regardless of which variety you choose, you can rip (or cut if you must) it to any size. You can pop up even the tiniest element with ease!
Before you go, be sure to swing by the other Bloom Brigade blogs to see their fabulous creations.
- Allison Cope
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence <---You are here!
- Julie Koerber
- Kathy Jones
- Marcella Hawley
Have a most beautiful Friday, friends! Thanks so very much for swinging by today!