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4 posts from September 2009

Tue 29

Juggling Pup


Aren't we all juggling a lot in our lives these days? We have played around with this fun image a little bit - making the balls that he's juggling in the air different colors but came across these snowball stickers and thought it looked simply great.

A little outline of blue (B41 powder blue) from a copic marker and a touch of red (R29 Lipstick Red) for the collar and you're done - this card is so fast and cheerful. It's guaranteed to put a smile on someone's face!

Tue 22

Our newest release

PoppystfallWe are so excited to announce a brand new batch of rubber stamps!We have seven fun new images to work with, available on the site later today (see below for a sneek preview!).Emma and Cooper, who have been "running the show" all summer, have gone back to school but are continuing to run poppystamps after they finish their homework in the evenings! They have been doing all of the packing, pulling and invoicing - and signing each handmade thank you card that goes out with each order. We'd like to thank everyone for supporting this fun little business!


Tue 15

End of Summer Sale


We are enjoying some beautiful weather here in the Pacific Northwest and decided to spread the sunshine with an end of summer sale at poppystamps! All of you poppystamps fans, if you've been thinking about adding a few more poppys to your collection, now's the time! Until Monday the 21, you'll get 10% off on anything you buy on the site!
And how about this for a September project? Using our Big Pooch (225C) and Small Pooch (226B), we created a fun friends card! We used some thin pink satin polkadot ribbon for a simple embellishment across the center, which matches up with the Big Pooch's pink collar.
You can learn all about how to make this quick and easy card, using copic markers, by going here.
Fri 04

Silent Snowfall


This card combines two of my favorite elements in cardmaking - texture and highlighting. 
Texture, whether you're using ribbon or pearl stickers - is what turns a flat card into something a little more sculptural. I used some ribbon here to separate the light paper from the dark paper, and it's fun shape gives the idea of grass or a hedge. White Pearl stickers (from Memory Box) were spread around the background to create a little flurry of snow around Bobby Bird. Raised embellishments like this might cost a little more postage, but they make your card look so cool!
I colored in Bobby with copic markers - G24 Willow for the shirt, YG03 Yellow Green and R46 Strong Red for the hat, E53 Raw Silk for the shorts and RV10 Pale Pink for the Rosy Cheeks. I stamped Bobby on a separate piece of white paper and cut out his face, then sponged it with Versamagic Thatched Straw (lightly) and sponged the edges with a little Versamagic Gingerbread ink. Gluing the face onto the body is a good technique when you are stamping the image onto dark paper, but even helps things stand out when you are on light cream paper for the background like this.
Finally, some highlighting. An outline around Bobby Bird really makes things pop - I used B00 Frost Blue. Doesn't it just make things stand out nicely?