144 posts categorized "Background Dies"

01/26/2017

Thu 26

Grateful Heart
by Sue McRae

Hello crafters! Sue here with a heartfelt thank you card.

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For the background I took a piece of card stock and inked it up with Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Picked Raspberry. I ran that through my die cut machine with the Heart Pattern Plate and sprayed it with Perfect Pearls. This die is one of my faves from the new release. The pretty pattern adds subtle texture for backgrounds.

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I white embossed the row of hearts from the Grateful Heart stamp set onto water colour paper, die cut it and painted the hearts with Twinkling H2O's in gold. Here's a pic showing the lovely metallic shine of the gold.

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I decided I wanted to add a mess of white pearl thread behind the hearts. Boy, was that a chore to do! I couldn't seem to control the mess in a somewhat neat way but went with what I had.

The sentiment is the Thank You Channel and was die cut from water colour card stock that I painted with Twinkling H2O's in pink.

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The card was finished with the addition of a few sequins.

Thanks for visiting and hope you have a crafty day!

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01/21/2017

Sat 21

Blog Blitz - All Star Collage
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Poppystamps fans,

Our Blog Blitz coming to an end. Don't forget to leave comments as you have a chance to win this All Star Collage 

I used my Peerless Watercolors from Birch Press Design, I colored a white paper,.Then I used the All Star College and cut out the background.

Under watercolor paper I placed a mint paper. TIt's just to get a nice contrast.

 Two large stars are additional elements, I wanted this card to be very starry.

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The blog blitz runs  from January 9-January 23, 2017.  We'll be giving  away a prize on every post during this time.   Most days we'll have 2 posts so check back often!  
To enter to win 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 January 25  to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on January 28.

Good Luck!

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01/18/2017

Wed 18

Scribble Thank You
by Jinny Newlin

Afternoon, y'all!  It's Jinny here today to continue our Valentine Blog Blitz, in celebration of the January 2017 Release, with a beautiful, all-occasion thank you.

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I started this card by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper in shades of green and purple.  I then speckled it with those same watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints, before using the new, Tulisa Collage craft die to die-cut its center.  I then backed it with a piece of white, glitter cardstock, before securing everything, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitches, to the white, cardstock, card face.  The Corden Butterfly was die-cut from a piece of watercolor paper, prepped in the same way as the background itself with the exception of using different shades of watercolor.  I then topped it with a die-cut, Pacific Point, cardstock Powell Butterfly and secured it, just at its center, in the top center of the card face, with silver-threaded, messy, machine stitches.  A little foam tape, tucked under the wings themselves, ensures they will never lie flat.

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A die-cut, from white cardstock, Scribble Thank You, adhered in the bottom center of the design, completes the look.

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Be sure to stop back by every day, TWICE a day, through Monday, October 23, 2017, to see what my talented teammies have cooked up, using all the new goodies, just for your viewing pleasure.  AND don't forget to leave lots of love as you visit; because a new, January Release product is being randomly given away on EACH AND EVERY Poppystamps' blog post.  You have until Wednesday, January 25, 2017, to do so.  Winners will be announced, on the Poppystamps blog, the following Saturday, January 28, 2017.  I've got the versatile, Scribble Thank You craft die, that you see in action above, to giveaway today.

 

 

That's it, from me, for this Blog Blitz; but there truly is so much left to see.  You simply don't want to miss out.  Have fun, and good luck with ALL the glorious prizes, Poppystamps friends!  Hugs!

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01/17/2017

Tue 17

Stitched Tunnel Tags
by Mona Pendleton

Hi there! It's Mona here, with a card to share featuring a variety of new products from the 2017 Poppystamps Collection! I hope you are enjoying all the beautiful and inspiring projects that have been shared and have let comments on each post for a chance to win a prize! 

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To create this card I die cut a tag using a Stitched Tunnel Tags die, stamped a sentiment from the Friends and Flowers stamp set, embellished with a pretty Stitched Bloom Trio accompanied with a die cut Freida Leaf.

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The background was created using the HONEYBEE LAYER A, HONEYBEE LAYER B and HONEYBEE LAYER C dies.

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Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have enjoyed my project.

You have until midnight US EST January 25 to leave a comment on each and every post that you would like to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 28.

Good Luck!

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01/10/2017

Tue 10

Young Fox Pair
by Jinny Newlin

Afternoon, Poppystamps friends!  It's Jinny here today to show off more of our fabulous, new products from the January 2017 Release.  I hope you've already stopped by to check it out!  I've got a "love"ly, little number, boasting not one, but five, new craft dies, along with one, new stamp set, to share with you all.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper in shades of blue and green and speckling it with those same watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  I then die-cut various layers of that watercolored piece with the Stitched Cloudline craft die to create the sky background.  Its bottom edge was then decked out with a strip of Always Artichoke cardstock, die-cut with our new, Freida Curve craft die.  The heart was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a watercolor paper die-cut, which had been watercolored and splattered using the same technique as the background; given a little shine with Clear Wink of Stella; and tucked in behind the Freida Curve branches with foam tape.  The Young Fox Pair were die-cut from Cajun Craze cardstock, ink distressed, and tucked into the scene with foam tape.

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The Swaying Birch was die-cut from Crumb Cake cardstock.  I used a little, Titanium White acrylic paint to give its edges texture, before tucking it in behind the far left edge of the heart and overhanging the top edge of the scene.  The "love you always" sentiment, from Grateful Heart, was white-embossed on a hand-cut, Basic Black, cardstock pennant and adhered, with foam tape, flush against the right edge of the design.

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The entire prepped piece was then framed with both white cardstock and black-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  Before popping it off the surface of the white, cardstock, card face with foam tape, I wrapped the top of it with a length of Baker's Twine, tied, in a bow, near its left edge, to complete the look.

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Be sure to stop back by every day, TWICE a day, through Monday, January 23, 2017, to see what my talented teammies have cooked up, using all the new goodies, just for your viewing pleasure.  AND don't forget to leave lots of love as you visit; because a new, January Release product is being randomly given away on EACH AND EVERY Poppystamps' blog post.  You have until Wednesday, January 25, 2017, to do so.  Winners will be announced, on the Poppystamps blog, the following Saturday, January 28, 2017.  I've got the darling, Young Fox Pair craft die, that you see in action above, to giveaway today.

I'll be back with more from this release next week.  Until then, the rest of the Poppystamps gals have plenty more inspiration coming your way.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be blessed!

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Tue 10

Blog Blitz using Heart Pattern Plate by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and welcome to the Poppystamps Blog Blitz! So many beautiful new products to share with you for the start of 2017!

You have a chance to win this Heart Pattern Plate just by leaving a comment on this post. Each day you will have a two chances to win a new product by leaving a comment.

 

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I used my Peerless Watercolors from Birch Press Design, love these watercolors for a rich vibrant color! I wanted the background to be my focal point so I added the Freida Curve in white only .

It is lightly stamped in a softer color ink, using a sentiment from the new Grateful Hearts Clear Stamp from Poppystamps 

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I wanted to show you what the front side of the panel looked like, much soother but for some reason I like the way the back looked with more of an outline of each cut.

 

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Hope you like it and don't forget to comment for a chance to win the Heart Pattern Plate!

God Bless!

 

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01/04/2017

Wed 04

Floral Stem Collage
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there and Happy New Year to you all!

I used some of the new Poppystamps products for 2017 ;

Grateful Heart Stamps set , Floral Stem Collage and  the beautiful, Heart Pattern Plate.

Pictured above are a few choices of envelopes to go with this card.

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I cut down the Heart Pattern Plate , then layered the Floral Stem Collage on top twice, I have one slightly to the side of the first one. 

The top layer of the flower is embossed with the extra layer that comes with the die.

I added fun foam under my top green panel.
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The envelopes I have been using with my cards are from Birch Press Design. I am so loving these envelopes and the many colors they come in.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

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12/06/2016

Tue 06

Sweet candy
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hello everyone,

Today something simple. Red and white Christmas card. Main motive is a candy cane. White background have a border cut out with Candy Cane stripes with red background underneath. I did the same with red paper on the left. Main motive in the centre has two layers - both are Candy Cane gift die cutouts. For bottom I used red glitter paper and snow white at the top. Bottom text is an embossed stamp from You Melt My Heart Clear Stamp Set. Simple, quick but still beautiful.

All the best!

 

 

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Thanks for joining me today!

 

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11/18/2016

Fri 18

Holiday's on the Hill
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to the Poppystamps Blog.Today I wanted to share a tip for easy cutting of intricate dies. I used the snowflake background for this tutorial.

 

 

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You Will Need:

2 pieces cardstock (one is a shim other desired to be used)

1 Dryer Sheet

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Layer Paper for card, Dryer sheet scrap cardstock. Run through desired Die cut machine. I used the Cut n Boss.

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Most of the time all the pieces pull out and stick to the dryer sheet, leaving you piece for your design ready to use.

 

My trees are watercolored, houses cut from colored cardstock yellow behind for lights. I actually used the negative cuts from the the stitched landscape dies, so you basically get two cuts in each die. I added the black strip so the title wouldn't get lost in the snowflake background.

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Hope you enjoyed my card and that my little tip helps you with your detailed dies. 

Have a great Day!

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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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