135 posts categorized "Butterflies"

04/29/2017

Sat 29

Hello Card
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

Today I present to  you a beautiful card with a background so pretty with  wonderful effects!!!  I hope you like!!!! Look!!!!

1In the close ups, you can see the beauty of Poppy diecuts, I cut them in felt!!! Love , really love felt!!!!

2Many shines!!!!!! Glitter pop up of my card!!!! Faerie lives  happy between butterflies!!!!!

3Look again!!! jijiji  Love all!!!!!!!!  What a beauty eh? jajajaja

4I hope to read you with your pretty comments!!!

Besos amigas!!!!

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04/27/2017

Thu 27

Pretty Preppy Flowers
by Sue McRae

Hi everyone, Sue here with a spring floral card. 

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I started by water colouring a blue background for my scene. Nothing fancy, just a quick wash of blue paint on water colour paper. After this was dry I took one of the dies from Delicate Stitches and created a frame on the background and then added a sentiment from the Ornamental Butterflies stamp set.

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For the Preppy Flowers I randomly painted yellow, pinks and reds on water colour card stock and die cut the flowers from it. This way the flowers are uniquely coloured in an easy and quick way. Once the flowers were dry I brushed a thin layer of glue on them and sprinkled Distress Rock Candy Glitter on top. Since the glitter is clear you can still see the colours underneath and it gives the flowers a bit of sparkle.

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I wanted a feeling of whimsy, like the flowers were swaying in the breeze so I decided to add a layer of vellum flowers behind the first layer and I really like how that turned out.

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I figured a field of flowers needed a few fluttering friends so I used the Butterfly Sprinkles dies to add some butterflies.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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04/26/2017

Wed 26

thank you
Mona Pendleton

Hi there! It's Mona here today with a thank you card to share.

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My card features a fun butterfly shaped shaker. To create this card, I used one of the Stitched Butterfly Trio die to cut a butterfly window on a memory box Stitched Rectangle Layer. I filled the shaker with sequins then layered with another Stitched Rectangle Layer. I added a Pretty Stitches border.

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The fun background was created using the Heart Pattern Plate and the sentiment is from the Hope and Thanks stamp set.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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04/21/2017

Fri 21

thank you
by Mona Pendleton

Hi Poppystamps friends! It's Mona here today with a spring like thank you card.

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My card features a couple of beautiful double layered Stitched Butterfly Trio butterflies along with a Thank You Streamer sentiment.

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For added interest and design, I added a pair of elegant Pretty Stitches edges.

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Thank you for stopping by today!

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04/19/2017

Wed 19

Spring Cleaning
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Are you in the mood for a little spring cleaning? These little bluebirds are sprucing up the yard . . .or are they making a mess? Either way, they are just SO cute you will want to add them every place you can! I used the Small Chickadee, an old favorite, and turned these fabulous Mushrooms and Toadstools into step stools to help them get the job done.

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I love creating cards that portray a little scene, or paint a visual picture. The trick is to mix and match your dies so that the images will always remain in perspective, creating or implying foreground and background. I wish I could tell you that there's always a hard and fast rule for creating perspective in your cards, such as big images in the front and little images in the back, but you can always use your dies to "force" perspective in new and creative ways. Sometimes, if I'm trying to work out a little scene, I will cut out a few of the dies in plain white cardstock and move them around the frame to see how they will look. You can also create scenes that extend off the page, or create multiple layers of depth, with trees and flowers in the front, and mountains or houses in the back. One of the reasons I love creating with Poppystamps is the terrific collection of images that make creating outdoor nature scenes a breeze, and you can be as realistic or as artistic as you like!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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04/16/2017

Sun 16

Happy Easter!
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a fabulous Easter day and that the sun is shining wherever you are!    I love creating scenes with my Poppystamps dies and today I thought a beautiful Spring Day was just the ticket! 
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I started by cutting the Happy Easter Curve from white card stock.  Next I cut it again from green card stock.  I inserted the white die into the negative cut on the green and adhered it to a panel of sky blue card stock.  I added some Stitched Cloudlines for the sky and a sun made from Memory Box Open Studio Stitched Circle Layers.
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To add some depth and dimension I added a second grassy hill by cutting the Dotted Curve cut from a light green card stock.
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The Serene Rabbit is inspecting some Stitched Eggs.  I also added a Elegant Easter Lilly.  I cut the stalk from lime green cardstock, and then cut the flowers from white.  I inked the edges of the flowers with yellow and slightly offset them  when I attached them to the stem to give a fuller appearance. 
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A Butterfly Sprinkle of  flying friends in yellow and pink are fun and colorful.  
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It looks like a beautiful day doesn't it?    I made one more really clean and simple Easter card today!
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For this easy card I water colored stripes of paint - colors you might use to dye your eggs!  and then added the Happy Easter sentiment in gold over the top!
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Wishing you all the best today and always! 
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04/12/2017

Wed 12

happy Easter
by Mona Pendleton

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Hi there! It's Mona here today to share a couple of Easter projects featuring a variety of products from the New Spring 2017 Release along with other fun Poppystamps products. To create the background. I stamped the pretty flower bouquet from the Friends and Flowers stamp set in a heart shape then water colored using an oil crayon. I created a meadow scene featuring die cut Preppy Flowers along with a Serene Rabbit.

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I embellished with a trio of Stitched Butterfly Trio butterflies, Freida Leaf foliage and Pretty Stitches borders.

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I also tucked in a couple of double layered Stitched Main Street Tags:

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For the title, I used the Happy Easter Egg die:

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Here's a few steps showing how I created the stamped background and the water colored Preppy Flowers:

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Up next is an Easter card featuring another fun scene:

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featuring Preppy Flowers, a Pretty Stitches border and a Serene Rabbit:

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Many thanks for stopping by!

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04/04/2017

Tue 04

Palma Curve Scene
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a great day!  It's cloudy with scattered showers throughout the day here in the Chicago area, but there's no reason we can't make our own sunshine right?  Today I'm playing with the Palma Curve die.   This is really a unique set of two dies.  I used them to create this dreamy card! 
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I started by cutting the die and using the clean half oval shape as a mask for inking.  I blended distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, and Crushed Olive.  
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Don't worry if you get some "hard lines" from the blender on the outer edges - those will be covered up later.  You just need enough ink to complete the oval shape.  I brought the blending tool in from all directions so I covered more of the paper than I needed to.  When you're happy with the blending you can add a splash of water or white ink like I did.  If you want to leave it "as is" that's fine too. 
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I cut the two dies apart and cut the piece with the foliage from gold glitter paper.  I cut the smooth oval frame from white card stock.  Next I adhered them together to make it easier to trim them at the same time to fit the card base. 
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I added a simple Scribble Hello sentiment cut from white and placed it in the bottom corner.  The white on white is subtle so the focus stays on all that gold up top.

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The Posing Faerie looks right at home in this setting!  A few Butterfly Sprinkles in gold complete the scene.  They're just the right size and in proportion with the faerie.  I have them flying out of the scene at the top.
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This die has lots of possibilities, you can place it horizontally or vertically, you can use the solid oval shape to create a complete oval by cutting it twice.   You can change up the colors and add more dimension by popping up each layer with adhesive foam tape.  The only limit is your own imagination! 
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Here's a few more ways you can cut this die.
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First cut the floral edge, then place the oval die so it meets the cut lines of the floral edge.  When it's cut out it will look like this.
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You can also cut the two die side by side to create this look.
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If you love this style die you should check out the Schaefer Curve too - it's really similar.  Here's pictures of both side by side for a comparison.

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Happy crafting and big hugs!!
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03/31/2017

Fri 31

hello
by Mona Pendleton

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Hi there! It's Mona here today to share a mixed media style card featuring several products from the New Spring 2017 Release along with other fun Poppystamps products. To create the background, I randomly spritzed die cut memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers with various color sprays. The largerBox Stitched Rectangle features two Ring a Ding Corners layered on top. Once the background was completed, I embellished with a die cut Garden Lantern which I added a coating of embossing enamel that added a little shimmer and shine:

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I embellished the lantern with a double layered Stitched Butterfly Trio then finished with a Scribble Hello sentiment:

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Many thanks for stopping by!

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03/23/2017

Thu 23

oh happy day and a tutorial
by Mona Pendleton

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Hi there! It's Mona here today to share a mixed media style layout featuring a variety of fabulous products included in the New 2017 Spring Release along with a variety of other Poppystamps products as well as a photo of my sweet daughter Angie. This layout has a textured background that was created using the memory box Texture Chicken Wire stencil and is embellished with beautiful Poppystamps Stitched Bloom Trio flowers, Stitched Butterfly Trio butterflies, Freida Leaf foliage, a Festival Tag, a Garden Lantern and a Scribble Flower Circle:

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Here's a few step shots I took along the way:

To create the background, I started with a 12" x 12" piece of watercolor paper. I applied a coat of clear gesso, allowed to dry then to create lots of texture, I used texture paste along with the memory box Texture Chicken Wire Stencil:

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Once dry, I applied a thin coat of white gesso:

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After the gesso was dry, I randomly applied various colors of paint:

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While the paints were drying, I created the embellishments. I applied Distress crackle paint to the die cut Garden Lantern. Once dry, I applied Distress Ink:

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To create the flowers, I die cut several Stitched Bloom Trio flowers using watercolor paper then colorized with spray as shown below and paint (not shown):

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed my project today as much as I enjoyed creating it!

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