Monday, May 16, 2022

Power Poppy - The Blossom Challenge

What a surprise we have for your talented card makers! Are you interested in a card challenge from Power Poppy? Well, we have one for you. It will be a bit different as we want to see you grow and thrive as creators and when we need a spark of inspiration to try something new. This is be called

The Blossom Challenge

The challenge will last a month and start on a Monday. You should use a Power Poppy image somewhere.  It could be a stamp, digi, Power Poppy freebie, or a background. This month will be a spring flower so think daffodil, narcissus, hellebore, hyacinth, primrose, snowdrop, or crocus. Marcy has generously discounted some of our BEST Spring-themed images by 25% OFF so you can play along!  Winners will receive a $20 Gift Card to the Power Poppy store!  

For more complete information and a list of the sale digi's, 
see Christine Okken's blog Here

Here is the card that I did for this first challenge. 

Using the digital image called Magnolia Sunshine, I printed this beauty out on Cryogen white metallic paper, great for Copic markers, but you can use any smooth paper. This image consists of Saucer Magnolias, Trumpet Daffodils, and Snowdrops. I googled pictures of all of them so that I could do realistic coloring. For this card, I only used part of the image that I colored as I wanted to use this new die to me from Paper Trey Ink called Elegant Edge Lace. I cut out the lowest flower and leaves with a sharp Exacto knife so that I could use the die the way that I wanted. I should have thought this out better, but in the end, I was happy with the results. It was added to a pink card base. 

Here are the other teammates that are participating in this first Challenge. 
Esther Swartz  (Our newest teammate)

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 


  1. WHOA! This is magnificent! Gorgeous coloring, Barb! Way to come back with a BANG!!! I adore everything about this beautiful bloom. That die cut looks amazing!!!

  2. OMG . . . this is GORGEOUS! Your coloring is spectacular and your overall design ... FABULOUS! What beautiful inspiration! Great job!

  3. Your coloring is fabulous, and I love the layout. I love the effect you got with the exacto knife. The lattice trim die is beautiful and perfect for this card.

  4. Barb this is just lovely! The layout with the delicate lacework of the die and the colouring is so perfectly Spring!

  5. So very pretty! I love the colors of the daffodils. Wish mine had bloomed this year but making a card with them will brighten the day!

  6. You know, I'm staring and staring at this and cannot figure out how you got that die cut border underneath the image. I get that you partially cut it, but can't figure out how you got the border under there. This is so stunning, your coloring is simply FABULOUS!!! LOVE that you used the pink card base, really makes the colored image pop. I have never heard of that paper either, how did you come upon it? Donna is right, you started this off with a BANG!!!!

  7. Beautiful card Barbara, the colours and colouring of your flowers is awesome!
    Thank you so much for the inspiration, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

  8. It's so good to see this challenge again. Such a beautiful card design and coloring. You've always rocked the Power Poppy stamps!

  9. Today is catch up day! There isn't much more to add to this that hasn't already been said. Barb, Power Poppy is so lucky to have you as you always bring their images to life! Outstanding card!

  10. I love your technique with the die! It makes that flower bouquet shine! I love the pretty colors you chose, too!

  11. This is beautiful, Barbara. Lovely coloring and elegant card design.