116 posts categorized "Butterflies"

02/09/2017

Thu 09

Thank You for Your Kindness
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, Poppystamps friends!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a collection of thank yous I sent out for my birthday gifts last month.  Kansas seems to have completely forgotten how to produce snow, and winter really isn't much fun without such.  So, I'm willing the warm weather back with these springtime beauties.

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 Let's take a look up close and personal.  Shall we?

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I started this card by die-cutting the Floral Stem Collage craft die from Coastal Cabana cardstock and its flower, in three layers thick, from Ballet Slippers cardstock.  I then anchored the center of the layered bloom with a soft yellow button, laced with white string; and embellished the petals with a sequin butterfly.

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The "thank you for your kindness" sentiment was white-embossed, vertically, along the right edge of the die-cut window, which was backed with clear cardstock.

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I then machine stitched a white-threaded, double, straight-stitch frame around the prepped piece's outside edges, before framing its backside with foam tape to house the shaker elements.  I couldn't decide whether I wanted to do a double or single, machine-stitched frame; and while the stitching does help anchor the clear cardstock to the backside of the window, a single layer is sufficient.  So, a few of the cards have only a single layer of such.

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A piece of white cardstock was then adhered to the kraft, cardstock, card face, before adhering the window in place over a healthy dose of heart, Sparkling Clear, and Seaspray sequins, as well as silver seed beads and those sweet, little, white, cardstock, Bunny Hop die cuts.  I just love how cute these tiny die cuts look in a shaker!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful rest of your week! Jinny Floral Signature copy

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01/27/2017

Fri 27

Flickering Butterfly
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi All :)

I know that you are all looking forward for the results of our Blog Blitz. Come back here tomorrow when we will announce winners names.

Today I would like to show  you to my latest inspiration in January.

I made an eco style card. The focal point is a butterfly Flickering Butterfly Collage, which I cut in kraft paper. I painted white paper watercolor in various shades of turquoise color.

This paper is glued between two layers of eco paper. This is the background of my butterfly.

White paper embellished with ornaments - Finial Flourish craft die. 

At the end I added a few sequins and splash sheet of white and turquoise paint.

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Thank you for stopping by, have a good Friday :) 

 

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01/20/2017

Fri 20

Flickering Butterfly
by Sue McRae

Hello all, Sue here with a post featuring the new Flickering Butterfly Collage die. There are so many possibilities with this die!

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I started off by colouring a piece of glossy card stock with alcohol inks in purples and blues. I die cut a square using the Pinpoint Square Layers, placed the butterfly die in the centre and sent it through my Big Shot. Then I flicked some gold paint on the butterfly panel.

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The alcohol ink piece was adhered behind the butterfly for all the pretty colours to peek through and I adhered this to the card base.

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I die cut the Blooming Dotted Border from purple card stock, stamped the sentiment and added a strip of glitter tape.

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I added a few black pearls to finish off the card.

Today I'm giving away the Flickering Butterfly Collage die.

Please leave a comment for a chance to win and come back every day during the Blog Blitz to see more new projects and products!

Happy crafting!

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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

Make A Wish Faeries!
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're enjoying our blog blitz!  I'm so excited to share more new dies with you today!   There's serious magic afoot with the new trio of Faeries!
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I started with a watercolor background of purple and pink.  Start with the most concentrated paint toward the bottom and top and then just add water to make the colors bleed together and lighten in the center.   A splash of white transforms the flat wash into a dimensional background.
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Want to meet the ladies one at a time?  This is the Posing Faerie.  Her arms are posed so you can place her around a flower, a star or even a few Butterfly Sprinkles.
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This is the Dancing Faerie.  The wing is separate from the body so you can cut it from sparkly paper or add some vellum or glitter behind.  I kept this one simple so the colorful background could fill the openings in the wings. 
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And this is the Thoughtful Faerie!  She's enjoying all the wonder Mother Nature has to offer.
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I double cut the Make A Wish sentiment from gold foil, and gold glitter paper.  It adds extra sparkle and helps define the letters.
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This is the perfect card for the dreamer in your life! 

Now for the part you've been waiting for!  Leave me a comment by January 25 for a chance to win YOUR CHOICE of ONE of these beautiful faeries!  Winners will be announced on January 28!

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01/08/2017

Sun 08

Dream Butterfly
by Mona Pendleton

Hi crafters! It's Mona here today sharing my first project as a Poppystamps design team member. Needless to say, I'm very excited and honored to be designing along with the talented Poppystamps design team! I have created a card featuring a variety of beautiful products from the New 2017 release including: the Grateful Heart stamp set, the Dream Butterfly die and the Eyelet Stitches dies along with the previously released Massa Leaf Frame die. 

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For the focal point, I layered a beautiful die cut Dream Butterfly on top of a Massa Leaf Frame then stamped a sentiment from the Grateful Heart stamp set inside the die cut frame:

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I finished the card with a layered die cut edge that was made using two of the three Eyelet Stitches dies:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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12/30/2016

Fri 30

Turquoise butterflies
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Poppystamps fans. 

I hope that you had great holidays.  New Year is coming  - time for new challenges :-).  Today we follow CAS style (clean and simple) - turquise background and cutouts are main motive of the card. I added some splashes of the light turquise to change the tone slightly. Birthday wsihes are 1474 Hip Birthday Wishes die which is cut from water-painted paper (yellow and red). At the end I added gold anfd turquise sequins.

Hope you like it!

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Thank you so much for joining us today!

 

Happy New Year !!

 

 

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11/27/2016

Sun 27

Mint Butterfly
by Jeanne Jachna

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I know you were expecting a holiday card right?  Sometimes the unexpected can be delightful!   I've been playing more and more with watercolors and wanted to try for something really soft this time.   I started by painting a really loose wash on some card stock.  I love the mint color that I achieved!  
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I cut the Spinning Circles on the watercolor panel.  I wanted to keep the Bellina Flora die cut the same color as the background so I cut it from the same watercolor paper.  
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I chose a small sentiment that would fit in the lower corner of the panel.  The Thank  You from the Flower Patch Clear Stamp Set was the perfect shape and size. 
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I layered the panel over a card - again made from the same watercolor paper.   I made sure the inside of the card was the smooth side of the watercolor paper so I will have an easy time stamping a sentiment inside or writing a personal note.   I wanted to show those beautiful Spinning Circles off so I adhered it with adhesive foam tape so it's popped up.
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I'm glad I tried something new and am so happy with how this turned out!   What will you make today?
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08/20/2016

Sat 20

Iceland Poppy
by Jeanne Jachna

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I'm fortunate to live in the Midwest - you won't hear that too much in the dog days of Summer, or the freezing January cold, but I appreciate how each season brings it's own beauty and I try to enjoy them all.   I'm really loving the show of color in the garden, and the bright sunny days of Summer - they were the inspiration for my card today.  
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I fought the water coloring trend when it first came out.  I spent lots of time working on achieving the look I saw others create seamlessly and lots of  money trying so many different brands.   I feel like I've finally got it down and appreciate how you can use a handful of inexpensive simple ingredients to create a beautiful card.   The real trick for me was discovering the watercolors that were right for me.   I can't tell you how much I love the Peerless.  They react more like dye inks than traditional watercolor so they move around (bloom) more quickly and blend beautifully.  I used Yellow Ochre to create a simple wash background.  I added a little Amber Yellow to brighten it up.   Once it was dry I gave the brush a few taps to add some dots of the Yellow Ochre on the page.
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I use Canson XL watercolor paper.  I cut the Hip Hello, Viola Leaves, and Small Iceland Poppy stems from the same paper so that it would match the background completely.  The heavy watercolor paper gives the die cuts great dimension and greater detail on the stitching.
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I cut the Small Iceland Poppies from purple card stock and added a darker shade of distress ink to the edges to add dimension.
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The butterflies are from the Emelia Butterfly Trio.  I double cut them from two shades of yellow and stacked them on top of each other - the darker shade on bottom.  I only attached them with adhesive in the center so I could bend the wings up.
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The die cuts look amazing on the simple background.   I hope you'll try this technique - a little practice will have you feeling like a pro, and you'll be so happy with the results. 
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07/22/2016

Fri 22

Weeping Cherry Triptych
by Jeanne Jachna

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Have you seen the Poppystamps Triptych dies?  What's a triptych right?  It's a work of art that's divided into three sections.  Poppystamps has several triptych dies to choose from.  The one I'm using today is the Weeping Cherry.   I think it has a very Asian look to it - the cherry blossoms delicately hanging from the branches.   I wanted this to be very clean and simple - and let the image do all the talking.
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I cut a panel of white card stock with the Weeping Cherry Triptych die and mounted it on pink card stock .  I used a Sakura Quickie Glue pen to adhere the cut out panels into the open windows.
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This is a very clean and simple card - all that was left to do was add a sentiment.  I used the "thank you" from the Flower Patch clear cling stamp set.   I was really tempted to color in the open letters on the word "you"!
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In the end I decided I needed something to draw the eye to the sentiment so I added a scatter of Butterfly Sprinkles in gold foil and shades of pink.
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The white in contrast with the deep rose background is stunning!   this style die would make a beautiful shaker card as well.   I wanted to keep mine flat for easy mailing. 
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The triptych dies are beautiful and easy to design with .  

We'd love to see what you create!!    I hope you will join us for our challenge!  The theme this month is "Fly Away With Me".  You can spin this challenge in lots of directions - butterfly wings or a trip your special place!   You can always find the latest challenge by clicking on the tab at the top of the page.  

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