You Don't Always Have To Color Up An Image


Sometimes a stamp set has so much artistic beauty details that to do it justice is to best leave it as is.  Uncolored.  I know.  It sounds like an excuse to not color up an image.  But just take a look at this Power Poppy's Move the Soul clear stamp set by artist and owner of Power Poppy - Marcella Hawley here for example.  Isn't the details in her artwork astonishing?  I have this stamp set for awhile now and finally had a chance to ink it up. 

All supplies used for this project is listed in the thumbnails at the end of this post, linked to the shops where I have purchased them from.  If an item becomes unavailable at the purchased shop, I'll do my best to link to other shops that do carry it to save you time from searching around.

To start,  I made my A2 (4.25x5.5) card base using the Recollections heavyweight 110# cream cardstock.  Next I stamped on the biker with Lawn Fawn premium black LICORICE dye ink follow by the "thinking of you" sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Hand Lettered Winter Wishes stamp set.  

To complete the card, I stamped a trail of heart in Memento Luxe Love Letter ink with the Simon Says Stamp Tons of Hearts set.

Thanks for stopping by,  May you have a lovely rest of your week.


To make it easier for my blog readers and friends, all supplies I use in the project are listed below.  Just click on the thumbnail or wording and it will redirect you to the product's page.  If the link not function properly, please let me know as each item is individually hand coded.

 All items were personally purchased.  I do not belong to any affiliate programs and only share of products that I absolutely love.

Power Poppy's Move the Soul

SSS Hand-Lettered Winter Wishes

SSS Tons of Hearts

Memento Luxe Love Letter Ink Pad

Lawn Fawn Black LICORICE Premium Dye Ink


  1. What an awesome stamp! I love the hearts behind the motorcycle! This would be great for a teenage boy for the Hug a Heart Card Drive!

  2. This is such a great masculine card!! I love the trail of hearts too!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS :)

  3. Great card for a boy, Christina! I like how you made the trail of hearts!

  4. Fantastic creation, Christina, for a teen heart patient - or any male recipient for that matter. I EVEN LIKE IT FOR MYSELF! LOL You are so creative and generously supportive. Thank you for sharing that creativity with the rest of us, my sweet friend! hugs, de

  5. Wow! You are right! I forget about that! Makes it a lot easier on me too! and it can mean just as much to a person. Great thinking!

  6. What a great idea Christina; I must admit I am one of those that always says I NEED to color! This is great - with just black/red on white! Thx ever.

  7. Sweet Christina, I saw this on Instagram and wanted to let you know that this card (and you) are showcased on today's Power Poppy blog! And you weren't sure about this card when you mentioned it on IG! Well, this confirms that it is a handsome card and fabulous with just the monotone with the dear little hearts! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo