23 posts categorized "Altered Creations"

04/25/2017

Tue 25

Swaying Birch and Urban Skyline
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello, Marybeth here today!  I hope your week is off to a good start! 

I have a... simple to make card... for you today. 

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I used Poppystamps dies: Swaying Birch, Bravern Branch and Urban Skyline Collage.

Will a few simple steps you can have a clean look with a bit of detail ! My kinda card :)

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This is what the back side of the card looks like. Simply add some foam tape to the back then place on the panel of your choice. 

I cut two Bravern Branches, cut them apart, then placed them where I wanted to add leaves to the Swaying Birch die.

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  Simple, right!  Last minute I did change the design a bit by placing the skyline die more to the right of the card so that I had more room for the leaves on the tree. 

Thank you for the visit today!

 

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03/11/2017

Sat 11

Stitched Grand Mountains
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello there ! I hope you are enjoying the mini Poppystamps Blog Blitz! Today we are giving away this beautiful Stitched Grand Mountains Die!

All you have to do for a chance to win, is leave a comment on this post. 

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I took this picture before the Golssy Accents had a chance to completely dry.

I added Yosemite to my tag because this card is designed with our Yosemite trips in mind.

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In the photo above I wanted to show you how you can add fun foam even with the scraps you have that are not one whole piece . I just used my tape runner and cut the pieces to fit the panel . This is how I raise most of my cards or I use a full piece of fun foam. The nice thing a bout fun foam to raise the panel is that you can still stamp on it if you decide to later.( something I do often)

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Thank you so much for the visit! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win this Stitched Grand Mountain Die

Hope your weekend is a blessed one!

 

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11/06/2016

Sun 06

Snowy Hillside
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! I hope you are all enjoying a nice weekend. Its still on the warm side here in CA but a least it cools

down in the evening.  I altered the Poppystamps Merry Christmas tag so that I could just use the sentiment

for this card. I do see that I forgot to add the dot for the i. 

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The Everygreen Hillside die is layered 3 times and behind it is some thick vellum. I thinly spread 

glue and then added chunky glitter. I just sorta eyeballed cutting the vellum to fit behind the hills.

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I hope you like this Hillside and Merry Christmas die as much as I do.

Thank you for all the sweet comments you leave when it’s my turn to post, I do read and appreciate them all!

Have a blessed week!

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10/08/2016

Sat 08

Snowflake Christmas
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there! Hope you are all doing well. I made this card a few weeks back .

I altered the frame die on my card , I decide I wanted to cut the frame off  so I could adhere my panel  with white fun foam to a white card base . 

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I added some Silver Deco Color Premium Marker on the Merry Christmas and a few spots to highlight the beautiful snowflakes.

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The Marais Snowflake is raised with a bit of foam tape . Hope you like it!

So many beautiful dies and stamps to choose from over at the Poppystamps Store!

Thank you so much for the visit today!

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07/19/2016

Tue 19

Deep Purple Bloom by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! I hope you enjoyed all the Blog Blitz cards! Don’t you love all the new products!

We all thank you for your kind comments. The last day to leave a comment on any card for a chance to win, is July 21.

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I used two Poppystamps Poinsettia dies , I wanted you to see it can be made into any flower.  I kept changing my mind as I made this card and ended with deep dark purple card stock,

added shimmer with a Spectrum noir clear pen( also for the background  splatters)

The leaves were colored with Zeg pens, the leaves are actually the flower petals, I do that a lot.

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Thanks for the visit today! 

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07/10/2016

Sun 10

Batanica Frame
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello again!  Welcome to the Blog Blitz! The design team is showcasing some of the new products from the Poppystamps

release, you have a chance to win just by leaving a comment, the more you comment the better your chance!

 Oh my goodness so many new goodies! I chose to use this new Batanica Frame, but I kinda used the negative. It makes a very light and airy shaker card.

One random commenter has a chance to win this Batanica Fame die.

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I used distress inks to watercolor some watercolor paper , when dry I cut the Majestic Maple leaf out.

That leaf die is so pretty, I just wanted one on my card it can stand alone. I used spray adhesive on the

frame then adhered to the acetate .

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I added some thin foam tape around the edge of the frame and a thin piece of acetate then filled with a 

mix of sequins. Remember this is the negative of the die.

If you would like a chance to win this  Batanica Frame die just leave a comment!

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07/17/2015

Fri 17

Blog Blitz Featuring Kitty Cat Face

Hi crafters and welcome to another day of Blog Blitz! 

Today I am introducing the new Kitty Cat Face die. What makes it different is that it cuts a negative space. Let's see how we can use this feature!

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I've made a Halloween shaker card with the cat face in the center. It can also be used as a greeting card for a black cat owner (I'm sure everyone knows at least one black cat owner). 

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As the negative image actually lets the light through it will be great for a candle sleeve also:

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Please watch the video tutorial to find out how to make:

1. A non-acetate shaker card

2. Vintage vellum 3d hydrangea blooms

3. A SAFE paper candle sleeve

 

For a chance to WIN the Kitty Cat Face die please leave a comment to this post. 

There will be a prize on every post during blog blitz (July 13-26). All you need to do to enter to WIN is leave a comment! One comment will be selected from each post using a random number generator. You have until July 29 to leave a comment - and all the winners will be posted here on July 31. 

05/26/2015

Tue 26

A Garden Of Birthday Wishes!

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I'm feeling a bit monochromatic today and since yellow is my very favorite color, Yellow It Is!   I have several birthday cards to make for next month and since I'm having house guests and then leaving for a month, I thought I'd best get at it and make something that is easy and pretty.  The front of my card began it's life as a 6x6.  You will see it changes as I go along.  

Here's how I started.  I began by picking my colors.  And from there I picked some dies.  

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I didn't like how plain the background was, so I found a large dot embossing folder, the only problem, the folder wasn't 6 inches tall.  What to do!  I cut my white base down to 5 inches by 12 inches and scored at 3 inches and 9 inches.  Now the background fits perfectly and everything still fits on the card.  

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Originally I thought I would emboss the background on all the panels.  When I did this I thought it was too busy....... so I tried this....

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Ah, easier on my eyes.  I cut additional flower heads, the Garden Bouquet has a die with 4 additional flower heads, so cutting them was quick and easy.  See the die below....

Remember I said the embossing folder wasn't 6 inches...well it also isn't 6 inches wide.  I ran it through the Big Shot twice.  It was easy to line up the dots.  There was a thin line, but when I added the white piece the line was almost totally covered.....

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And here is the finished inside....

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After adding sequins, this card is ready to post!   Well, that's it for today.  I hope you find time to create a card...and until next time....Mary Signature copy

 

04/11/2015

Sat 11

Thinking of You!

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 I've been playing around with my dies....only I'm using the background dies as stencils.  If you saw my post from April 6th, you saw my first attempt.  I did like it.  Actually this process was fun and I had to try my hand at it again.  

In my last post, I explained that I had a failure, that turned to a success.  This time, I used a background die and I die cut a background die, made a mask by spraying the cut-out with stencil spray, stuck it in place and then rubbed ink around the paper.  When I lifted the mask to see what I'd created, I was pleasantly surprised!

I then die cut a frame.  Created a sentiment on my computer, added a bit of ribbon and this card is done.  I know, those who know me are saying, what about the inside?  I needed a bit of room to write a little letter, so I left the inside blank.  

I hope you find the time to have a play day and try this out.  It was fun.....

Off I go.  I know this was a bit short, I'm packing for a mini-vacation.  I'd rather play, but it might be nice to be ready to leave.....

Have a most wonderful week.  I hope you have time to play.

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04/06/2015

Mon 06

Just Playing Around

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Have you ever had a day where you picture in your mind exactly how your card will look when completed?  Me too!  I've been playing with my inks and my dies.  I had this idea to die cut and then use that die cut as a mask.  I held  the die to the paper using stencil spray, when I pulled off the die cut mask I would have paper that is colored, except where the die mask was placed.  When I pulled off the mask....I was not as happy as I thought I would be.  In truth, I wasn't happy at all.  I threw the mask into the trash and walked away grumbling....

Later I returned to have another look....you know, if you look at something  long enough you might actually like it!  Guess what!  I didn't!  But I hadn't thrown away the mask I'd used on the inside of the card  As I looked at it, a light came on...you know the one that comes on in your craft room when you see something in a different "light".    The mask was actually a very pretty decorated die cut.  I dug in the trash and guess what.  The die I used on the front of the card was in perfect condition.  So, that's how this card began it's life.  

Maybe it will make more sense when I show you my desk top.  I apologize for it's messiness.  
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Excuse the photo....I took it at my stand-up desk and the lighting is pretty green!  But you get the idea, right?  See the card in the top left.  It had been covered with the die mask and  I used stencil spray to hold the die to the card stock.  The die on the actual card is what I used as a mask when I was coloring.  After gluing the die to the piece of card stock I thought it looked a little plain, so I ran it though the large dot embossing folder.  Of course I can't live without glitter, so I die cut the hello from glitter card stock and I liked what I saw.  I thought a bit of a pink glitter frame would be nice.  Did you know if you cut paper too short....it will never fit!  Geez!  So, getting into the make lemonade mode, I did what you see.  

Ok, on to the inside....this is what I did.....I used a bit of scrap pink for the inside and another die just like the method I used on the front of the card.  

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 I'm going to call this card finished.   And I am going to call me happy!  See there are no mistakes in card making, just happy accidents.  You just have to look at what you've created and find a different way to use your pieces.   

Happy crafting until next time.....may all your mistakes be happy accidents!Mary Signature copy