33 posts categorized "Altered Creations"

07/11/2018

Wed 11

Challenge Reminder: Birthday Party!
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Poppy fans! There's a new challenge on the Poppystamps blog, and you who enjoy making birthday or other celebration cards, this challenge is for you!

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My Birthday Wishes card was so much fun to make. Let me show you why.

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I used the new Leafy Vine Collage with Best Wishes Folksy die and created my card with Magicals powder.

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I ordered my Magicals on Amazon. It's a powder in a small jar, that goes on deceptively plain (shook from a paintbrush), and when water is spritzed on, transformed into the magical background you see. My Double Stitch Rectangular Frames were cut 4 times for depth and glued together.

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Plenty of script words to choose from among the Poppystamps sets. Mine is from Magic and Sparkle.

Are you ready to win some shopping at the Poppystamps store? 

Come play along all month!

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07/06/2018

Fri 06

Watercolored Plumed Peacock
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there! Marybeth here today with this simple jeweled :Plumed Peacock from Poppystamps .  I had no idea how much I would end up loving this die! 

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 I stamped some ink on a piece of acetate, spritzed with water then placed my watercolor cardstock on top and pressed down. Its called smooching.

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I die cut the Peacock twice, once for the top panel and one for my outline inlay. I took out all the small cut pieces so that I could just add some bling. You could also add sequins , beads etc. I stamped my sentiment with one of my favorite stamps sets from Poppystamps called: Sending Scribbles.

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 Thank you for the visit. I hope you are enjoying your summer. 

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03/18/2018

Sun 18

Double Stitch Tag Shaker
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there and welcome to: Day Two of the Poppystamps Blog Blitz! The design team will be sharing some of the new spring products from Poppystamps .

You will have a chance to win each day by leaving a comment . Today I will be giving away the :Double Stitch Tags Die Set  to one random commenter.

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The leaves and some of the flowers are watercolored using the Peerless Watercolor Sheet Pack from Birch Press Design, then cut using Poppystamps New Blooming Border. 

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 To make the small tag for the sentiment I cut down the smallest tag in the set as pictured above.

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I wanted the die cut flowers and sequins to shake freely so I have two lavers : One with fun foam and the other double sided foam tape. I trimmed the outer edge of the fun foam to make sure it wouldn't show.  I also added Poppy Sequin mix of :Fairy Sparkle.

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 These are the dies that I used pictured above , the sentiment is from the new and adorable Stamp Set :Easter Chicks from Poppystamps.

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Having the two layers (to raise the acrylic layer) was definitely a good idea, happy I remade my shaker tag. I am sharing a few photos to show the movement of how nicely the move.

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So many fun and beautiful new spring  products, you can see them all at the Poppystamps store!

Last day to comment is March 31 , 2018.  Winners will be posted on April 3, 2018. Good luck!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today, thank you for all the wonderful and kind comments in the past. 

God Bless.

 

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02/25/2018

Sun 25

Hello, Spring!
by Jennifer Svare

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It may be snowing outside, but springtime's in full bloom in the craft room today! 

These cards were made using watercolor note cards that have been sitting around forever. I love the thick, soft texture that these cards have... and now I'm wondering why they sat on the shelf so long!

The beautiful Floral Stem Collage creates a window. I enlarged the window by hand cutting to fit the Double Stitch Rectangle Frame.  By leaving the inner frame a little smaller than the double stitch frame, it created a look of inner matting. 

The Devyn Butterfly Trio has to be one of my favorite dies. The style is so versatile and elegant.  Because the dies cut three sizes at once, it made it very easy to incorporate them on the exterior of the card, interior, and exterior of the envelopes. 

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The speckles on the vellum were made using the FineTec Pearlescent Watercolor palette from Birchpress Design.  I put a light coat on the main flower, as well. 

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I love how using a combination of pastels, together with the dies, creates a wonderful gift with an early springtime feel. 

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Thank you for stopping by today!  There are more details here in the video below:

 

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01/12/2018

Fri 12

Blog Blitz! Vintage Valentines
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  I absolutely love hot air balloons, vintage postcards, and Valentine's Day!  For this card, I got to combine all three and I'm excited to share how I did these cards in the video below.

The brand new Hot Air Balloons are very fun and versatile dies. They are a great size to work with and the large one can even be a stand-alone focal point if one wanted.  I used the larger one from the set, masked off panels so I could color them individually, and added a little surprise addition to the balloon...  a decorative heart border complete with stitching! I used the Stitched Heart Curve die to do this and was so pleased with how the curve lined up perfectly.

Gold thread was used prior to inlaying the hearts to add some balloon strings, and a coat of glossy accents isn't necessarily vintage, but I just couldn't resist.

Nuvo drops were used to create a basket full of greenery and flowers. 

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There was no way I could leave out the incredible Swirled Love die, and so a second card was made.  These sentiment die scripts are incredible.

In my video, I'll also show some fun vintage postcards I found at an auction recently. So much fun!  

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Notice below, the frame is slightly crooked.  I actually left it this way on purpose.  Vintage postcards have very "handmade" imperfections in them, which adds for a lot of fun embracing "mistakes" that I would normally not use.  What IS perfect, however, is the incredible Be My Valentine Postcard Script die - I just love this!  

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To leave the oval area clear of the embossing folder impression, I used an oval embossing diffuser plate.  This also allowed me to keep the card background to a single layer.

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Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to leave a comment to win the brand new set of HOT AIR BALLOONS! The blog blitz runs from January 8-30, 2018. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter.   To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.   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 February 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on February 3. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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12/03/2017

Sun 03

Sparkle
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings!  It's time for some Holiday card inspiration, and I have just the dies to help spark your holiday spirit!

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Is that sweet deer the cutest? 

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I made a stencil from the the Tree Trunks Craft die, and used my Starburst sprays.

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Lots of foam and more spray and glitter for the next layer,  Pine Needle Clearing.  

The deer comes with a separate die for his antlers, allowing for a color change if you want. I blinged parts of him with Diamond Stickles.

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The word, Sparkle, seemed the perfect sentiment for my holiday card!

I'd love to hear what you think. Did you get any of the dies featured on my card during the blitz? 

Have fun crafting, and I'll be back soon!

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08/25/2017

Fri 25

Beyond Borders Large River Faerie
by Nancy Penir

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End of Summer Greetings, and happy to bring you some more inspiration for our Poppy Stamps Challenge this month,

Beyond Borders. I wanted to give the Large River Faerie a magical setting to match her joyful pose.

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This card was such fun to make. Some simple steps, and plenty of shimmer!

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I used the stencil from Memory Box called, Modern Blooming Frame, and first sponge inked the card, then spritzed on some Perfect Pearls for shimmer.

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Large River Faerie die comes with the faerie wings, which I cut and glittered twice, once in pale pink card stock, and then again in vellum. My faerie is dancing on a Large Iceland Poppy, both lightly inked and spritzed with my pearl spray.

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Sentiment from: Fairy Greetings, white embossed on a homemade vellum banner.

You have 1 more week to enter the Beyond Borders Challenge, and a chance to win a gift certificate to the Poppystamps shop.

Maybe to buy this gorgeous faerie die set? Good Luck! Can't wait to see what you create!

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08/03/2017

Thu 03

Holiday Blog Blitz ~ Polar Bears and Snowflakes Shaker Card
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  This Christmas shaker card was so much fun to make and, since fun is fun, I am convinced it is never too early to start thinking about holiday cards! The brand new  Tiny Polar Bears and Celeste Snowflakes make adorable elements when die cut out of shrink film... with plenty of bling to match. The Pointed Rectangle Frames keeps the project easy to add both a frame and the spacing foam for the shaker card. Here are some close-ups, with a video down below:

 

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Would you like to win the Celeste Snowflakes craft die set?  Here's how and good luck!

The blog blitz runs from August 2-August 14, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter.   To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.   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 August 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 18. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :) 

Here's the tutorial video!

 

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07/23/2017

Sun 23

Huckleberry Gift Tags by Jennifer Svare

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Hello! My name is Jennifer, and I am so excited to be a new member of the Poppystamps Design Team!  It was so much fun designing these huckleberry gift tags using the Pinpoint Main Street Tag set, along with the Holly Twig die from the new holiday release. To modify the design, I replaced the holly leaves with the leaves from the Viola Leaves die set. This tag features a swing-out card attached with an eyelet under the bow, so a favorite huckleberry recipe or note can be shared.  Two versions of berries are shown. 

Instructions are on the step-by-step video tutorial below!

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 Here is the video tutorial:

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06/03/2017

Sat 03

Floral Dancer
by Nancy Penir

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Hi everyone. Hope you all enjoyed the blitz. So many wonderful new dies and stamp sets.

 I've been playing a bit with the new Floral Dancer,

and have a card to show you.

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I created a background with Memory Box Stencil: Garden Peony Blossoms, inking it 

with Ranger's New Oxide Inks.

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I always ink a few card fronts at one time, love having them handy for future cards.

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Next, I die cut Floral Dancer 3 times, stacking & gluing them together for depth.

Next comes the fun of painting and embossing my dancer!

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I first painted the image with Finetec Pearls, and finished by selectively embossing

with Stampendous Shabby Blue and Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel.

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I also embossed some paper flowers with the pink enamel to match the garland.

I cut and embossed extra end pieces of the garland to add onto and hang over, the ends.

Before Gluing her down, the sentiment die, Make a Wish (Poppy) was added.

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This Floral Dancer die is so versatile, imagining what could be done with color and background is endless!

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Hope you enjoyed what I've shared today!

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