61 posts categorized "Embossing"

03/08/2017

Wed 08

Beautiful Day
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to the blog and a New release! We've got some new dies to share and that means we're having a Blog Blitz! During the the blitz we will be showing you projects made with the newest release and giving you a chance to win on every single post! Today I am sharing the Mushrooms and Toadstools die.

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I did some inking with distress inks. Used the Open Studio dies circles for my stage for my scene. I then added some die cut flowers from the Madison window set along with the greenery. Stickles are a must with any fairy scene.

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The blog blitz runs from March 6- March 17, 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 March 21 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on March 25. Good Luck!

The die I am giving away on this post is the Mushrooms and Toadstools die. 

 

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I just love this card, she was a labor of love for me. Took me three days from my visualization to completion. I know some cards are like that for me.

 

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03/03/2017

Fri 03

Embossing background- step by step
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Everyone!

Today I want to show you how to create in a simple and fast way an elegant background.

We need:

  • Memory Box stencils
  • die cutting machine, e.g. Big Shot
  • embossing mat

What we need to do, step by step:

  1. We cut paper the same size as our stencil.
  2. We make layers: mat, paper, stencil.
  3. We put everything  into the machine. We turn everything and pull out and now we have a beautiful background.
  4. We make a project using our new background. Recently I did delicate Easter card.

As you can see, even without embossing folders, we can do embossing background.

 

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Thank you so much for joining us today!

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02/16/2017

Thu 16

Be Mine
by Jinny Newlin

Hey, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing my hubby's Valentine.

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I started his card by adding a little interest to the Pool Party, cardstock, card face, which had its bottom corners rounded, by rubbing Pumice Stone and Broken China Distress Inks through lattice and heart stencils respectively.  I then popped a white, cardstock Stitched Tunnel Tag up, just right of vertical center, with foam tape.  The tag itself was topped with a piece of watercolor paper, watercolored in shades of blue and speckled with those same watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  The watercolor piece was then stamped, in Jet Black ink, with a trio of hearts and topped with the die-cut, black, cardstock Playful Deer Collage, which I white-embossed with a "be mine" sentiment.  I have no idea why the black is photographing as though it is speckled with white spots.  I promise they aren't there in real life.  Grrr!  So frustrating!  Maybe I'd better take a closer look at my camera lens.  It's been keeping pretty busy lately.  Anyway, both the stamped hearts and sentiment came from our playful, Be Mine Penguins stamp set.

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The completed tag was then laced with a length of hemp twine and embellished with a length of white, seam binding ribbon, tied in a double bow and dressed up with a sheer, turquoise, polka dot ribbon, tied in a bow, as well as a turquoise button, laced with a white, string bow.

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Our Powell Butterfly, die-cut from Island Indigo cardstock and dressed up with a coat of Clear Wink of Stella, and a trio of wood veneer hearts complete the look.

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I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be blessed!

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02/13/2017

Mon 13

A set of Valentine's Day cards
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi all.

Today I want to show you a set of cards about love. 

To create this card, I used a big set of dies and stamps from new  Poppystamps release.

As you can see, this time I didn't use watercolor paints. Only plain paper, Memory Box stencils and dies.

All the cards that I've done I donated to charity. 

I wish you all a wonderful Valentine's Day.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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02/12/2017

Sun 12

Heart Strings in Color
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there friends, hope you are all happy and well! We have been enjoying so much needed rain here in California with green hills and mountains! Many sunny days mixed in as well! 

I used this sweet Heart String die from Poppystamps to create a birthday card for one of my sisters that has her birthday near, St. Valentines Day. 

 

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 I simply cut out 5 colors added a bit of adhesive to the back and then fanned them out. I used the new Poppystamps ; Grateful Hearts Stamp set for my sentiment.

There are many  little sentiments to chose from  in this set, this will be for a birthday .

 

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Thank you so much for the visit today ! Congratulations to all of you that won in the Blog Blitz!

God Bless you!

 

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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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01/30/2017

Mon 30

Stitched Bloom Trio
by Irena Kowalczyk

Hello, Poppystamps friends.
One of the newest die sets is the Stitched Bloom Trio.
I used them in today's card.

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I made a short tutorial on how to make a flower.
I used a foam Foamiran and Stitched Bloom Trio dies.

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3. The foam acts on the hot iron, causes that it becomes easy formatting.
4. When flowers begin to shrink a little, fingers need to be turn.
5. Then gently to form flowers.
6. Put all that hot glue.

When the flower ready, time for the creation of the card.

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Leaves from the collection "Delicate Peony clear stamp" Birch Press Design, stamping and added powder embossing.
Then I cut out.

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Thanks for stopping by.

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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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12/15/2016

Thu 15

Ombre Bows
by Sue McRae

Hello crafters, Sue here! I'm happy you popped by today during this busy time of the year so I'll keep this short and sweet!

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The Bow and String die was calling my name so I die cut them out of glitter card stock in shades of pinks and purples for an ombre effect and I die cut the Old Fashioned Merry Christmas from black glitter card stock.

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I wanted to give the background a bit of texture so I used the Memory Box Winter Snowflakes stencil to emboss my card stock. Don't forget to use your stencils this way, you'll get a lot more use out of them.

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I adhered all my die cuts to the card base and filled the backside of the bows with silver glitter card stock and felt it need one more thing so I took the Fluffy Bow and die cut if from silver glitter card stock but used on the square centre pieces from this bow to add to the centres of the Bow & String die cuts and now I felt the card was complete.

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As this is my last post before Christmas, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

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12/13/2016

Tue 13

Apple Butter Gift Tags
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a couple more of my apple butter gift tags.  For the first one, I turned our Bauble Tree Background die into a tag itself; and for the second, I had lots of fun creating a watercolor scene.

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Poppystamps Bauble Tree Gift Tag - JinnyNewlinI started this tag by die-cutting the Bauble Tree Background base from Basic Black cardstock and topping it with a die-cut, from silver, glitter cardstock, Merry Bauble Tree.  It's bottom edge was then decked out with a silver-embossed, on a strip of black cardstock, "MERRY CHRISTMAS" sentiment, which I popped up with foam tape.

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and its top was simply punched with a small hole through which to thread white string, which was tied, in a bow, after being laced through a black button and embellished with lots of fabulous, color-coordinating ribbons and trims, tied in bows themselves.

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Poppystamps Watercolor Gift Tag - JinnyNewlinIt was watercolored and speckled in shades of aqua and turquoise.  I then die-cut the Winter Pine from textured, Garden Green cardstock.  Before popping it out of the die, I sponged it up with VersaMark ink to emboss the layers of snow with white powder.  It was then popped up with foam tape, just as the deer, which was die-cut from Soft Suede cardstock, was.  I couldn't help but give the deer a little, red, rhinestone nose, before splattering everything with Titanium White acrylic paint.

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Before the tag was laced, through a punched hole, surrounded with a die-cut, Crumb Cake cardstock ring, and tied in a bow, another scrumptious, white, glitter, cardstock Ava Snowflake die cut was added, to the tree, to complete the look.

12.10.16 016That covers things, for today, Poppystamps' friends.  Thanks so much for visiting us, and have a terrific Tuesday!

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