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Sat 09

Merry & Bright
by Jeanne Jachna

Merry and Bright Five
I hope you're enjoying the 2016 new releases we're showing during our blog blitz!  We're excited to show you the new products and offer you a chance to win at the same time!  Today I'm showing the new Botanica Frame die.  I love that you can use this die two different ways using the positive or the negative of the die cut image.    I started by water coloring two panels in the same bright colors - I was thinking colorful Christmas lights here.   I'm going to start by showing you the die using the positive cut.   You simply cut the die and remove the die cut outer edges and die cut pieces.
Merry Original One copy
Once the panel was cut I ran it through my die cut machine again with  the Merry & Bright Sentiment.   All that was left to do was pop out the die cut sentiment, mount it on the water color panel and adhere it to a card stock base.   I layered adhesive foam in between to add more dimension. 
Merry Original
For my next card I used the 'negative' of the die cut.  After I ran the  die cut through my machine I trimmed it - adding a small frame around the outside of the cuts (this card is a little larger than an A2 size).    I removed the center panel from the die and then adhered it to a water color panel.
Merry and Bright Two copy
Now for the tricky part ... adding the little die cut pieces.  I tried to keep the center panel that I removed as "together" as possible.  That way I could flip the die over, add some liquid adhesive, carefully place it over the frame and then pop the pieces out onto the watercolor panel.   Using the die cut as a template to perfectly place elements was very helpful.
Merry and Bright Three
Last I cut the "Merry & Bright" sentiment and adhered it to the watercolor panel.  I was so tempted to add some clear sequins to this one, but in the end all the bright color won out and I let it do all the talking... no sparklies required! LOL!
So which one do you like best?  I prefer the second - I'm all over those colors like a moth to a flame!

Ready for today's give away?  It's the Botanica Frame!  

Ok so here's what you need to know.... 

The blog blitz showing new Poppystamps 2016 Holiday Releases begins today and runs July 6-18 .   We're giving away a prize on every post!  To be entered into the drawing you need to leave a comment on EACH of the  posts that you wish to enter.  One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz.

Only one prize per person per blog blitz.   We use random number generator to select winners from comments.

You have until midnight US EST  July 21 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter.  Winners will  announced on this blog on July 25.

OK so what's left?  Oh yes.. today's prize...   It's the pretty Botanica Frame!  You can see an image of it in the inlinkz below.  Please leave me a comment to enter the drawing for this prize!   

Good luck and have a great day!!

  Poppystamps Jeanne Watermark copy


Beautiful cards. My favourite is the bottom one. Love the colours. xx

Gorgeous frame! I love how you used both the positive and negative cuts!

your cards are so coloring, and so beautiful!!! I love them!

Both cards are beautiful and I love the frame die!!

so cheerful and bright - love your cards !!!

Jeanne, you captured "merry & bright" in the most fabulous ways! How fun are these cards?! I love how you've used this die (it's so neat!), and I don't know which one I like best because I love them both...but maybe the second because you are right...the colors are just so fabulous.

It is absolutely...merry & bright!!!

Colorful and festive!! LOVE the font! TFS!

Great cards, stunning backgrounds!

OMW gorgeous card Jeanne, fantastic bright colours and gorgeous frame.
Pam x

Jeanne I can't pick a favourite they are both brilliant!! I absolutely love this new botanica frame

Love both cards, it's hard to choose a favourite really! Each of them has something special about it!

Makes for wonderful striking colored backgrounds.
Have a Bee-utiful day!
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

2 fabulous Die Cuts here and very eye catching with the colors - so beautiful =- TFS

Jeanne - Fantastic and BEAUTIFUL cards - what amazing dies you had to work with - love these cards!!

Piękna praca

Love the colors, the cards are fantastic!

Nice frame, cards with this colours look amazing.

Interesting card and dies.

I love your strikingly bright cards! Both show the detail and beauty of the Botanica Frame die wonderfully.

Beautiful card!

Super kolorowo!

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