81 posts categorized "Embossing"

08/17/2018

Fri 17

Sending Joy
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Fans! If you love the holidays, and all the traditions that make them special, then creating holiday cards is right up there at the top of your 'to do' list. My card today is a combo of some of the newest stamps and dies and hopefully will inspire you to get cookin' on your holiday card making.

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Holly Vine Sidekick Frame and Stencil lets you as artist, bring your special color touches to your cards.

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After taping the stencil over the leaves, I simply added a bit of sponged ink on each holly leaf. Don't you love the way the veins of the leaves stand out after sponging on the ink? The added texture of color just makes them pop!

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Poppy's Clear Stamps I used have matching dies, and note I cut 2 of the smaller poinsettia image. Here's why:

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Once I finished copic coloring my poinsettia, I fussy cut the center petals of one, and adhered it to the center of the first whole image with a bit of foam tape. The very center has some Stickles added.

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Plenty of room on the frame image to add my sentiment. First the word 'Joy' with embossing powder, then the rest stamped,

(note: the embossing powder I used is Ranger's Liquid Platinum), and JOY filled in with my copics.

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Hope you're inspired to play with a few of Poppy's new holiday collection! And be sure to come back every day for more inspiration! Happy crafting!

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08/03/2018

Fri 03

Holiday Blog Blitz! Joy to the World
by Robin Tharaldson

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Can you believe it's August already?!!??? It is definitely time to start thinking about making your holiday cards and projects! AND what a better way than Poppystamps Holiday 2018 Release! Not to mention a Blog Blitz where you could be the winner of one of the NEW dies from the release!

I decided to use a #10 envelope for my cards this year! It's still first class postage but has that different look! The #10 envelopes I am using are from Paper Source and are much heavier than a standard office supply envelope. 

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My Joy to The World card features several of the dies from the Holiday Release! For the background of the ornaments I used the largest of the Retro Ornaments dies and then embossed them using a snowflake embossing folder.

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For my JOY I used the Joy Outline die set! I cut the outline three times from white cardstock, stacked together to create more dimension and then added a single layer of the red joy! The following video will show you how to create this card!

 

If you would like to win the Joy Outline die, please leave a comment!!  Here's all the important information about Poppystamps Holiday Release Blog Blitz!  The blog blitz runs from July 24 to August 4, 2018; Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every Blog Blitz post during this time.  You must leave a comment on ONLY the posts 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. Poppystamps uses a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have untilmidnight US EST August 6 to leave a comment on each and every post you want to enter. Winners will be announced on the Poppystamps blog on August 9. Good Luck and LEAVE a comment...please!

Thanks for stopping by!

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07/19/2018

Thu 19

Sending Sparkle
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! Nancy here, and I have a card full of sparkle today!

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My card uses a few of Poppy's fabulous dies, and some sponge inking too. I'll show you how I created it.

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Once I have a basic card idea, I get all my diecuts ready. For the Blooming Rose, I inked a scrap of cardstock with Distress Ink  colors before cutting it out.

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I did the same with my tag.

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For the background, I cut the 2 largest frames from the Double Stitch Scalloped Rectangle Frame set.

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This photo shows the sparkle when the light hits the card. Sentiment comes from Magic and Sparkle Clear Stamp set, and the sparkle is embossed with Stampendous Winter Wonderland. To help it stand out a bit, I used a colored pencil to hi-light the letters.

Hope you're inspired to give your card a bit of sparkle and shine. There are so many wonderful products out there.

Sprays, dry glitter, Stickles and Nuvo drops. Take your pick, and add some shiny goodness!

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07/16/2018

Mon 16

Summer Wishes
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so glad you could join us here on the Poppystamps blog today! Today I am sharing two versions of a sweet Summer card that features three different techniques. Some of you may be "old pros" at this, but for others, these simple techniques might be something you have always wanted to try, but never quite had the time. These hot, humid summer days are the perfect time to add a new spin to your stamping!

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I used the pretty Peony Stems and Blossom clear polymer stamps to create the same card design using two different easy breezy techniques. The first card was colored with copic markers, and the second card was painted with pearlescent watercolors available at most craft stores. 

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Each card began the same way. After cutting out a card base panel, I then cut the Best Wishes Folksy Script in pretty shiny silver foil, and arranged the stamps and the sentiment in the pattern I was going to stamp on my paper. I thought I would add a lot more leaves and vines that would sort of "tumble" down the page, but I decided that pretty peony made a beautiful focal point and kept the design simple.

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I stamped the flowers in silver ink, one image at a time, then covered the image with silver embossing powder, shook off the excess powder, then heated the image until the silver powder turned into a firm and shiny outline. Both cards were created the same way.

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Once the image was completely dry, I colored the flowers with a few copic markers. You don't need a lot of markers to create pretty images with a little bit of shading. Whatever you try will look bright and beautiful!

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Once my flowers were colored with the copics, I glued the card to the folded base, added the Best Wishes Folksy Script, and finished it off with a few sequins. I then painted my second card with watercolor paints, let them dry, and finished the card in the same way. Two different cards, with two very different looks!

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You may be new to embossing, copics, or watercolors, but Poppystamps images are all so adorable and sharp that it's easy to experiment, even for beginners! Give it a try and show us what you create!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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06/26/2018

Tue 26

Summer Release Blog Blitz-To a Special Friend
by Robin Tharaldson

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I hope you have seen the latest release from Poppystamps...no? Well here's the link to see all the new products Summer Release! PLUS, you could win the Daisy Frame die from the Summer Release, more information at the end of my post! The pretty background die on my card is the Daisy Frame!! This die is 4" square and is very versatile! For this card I cut the Daisy Frame three times, yes I know, I do that a lot, BUT I love how it looks!

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Also new to this release is the Friend Folksy Script die; just a super fun font! I layered three together, he he he, for more dimension and used a sentiment from the Fairy Wishes stamp set. I cut one sentiment (Special Friend) apart and added it to another (To A), to create the exact wording I wanted on my card.

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The dark grey cardstock I used was a nice compliment to the light pink cardstock. It's a nice contrast but much softer looking than black! The following video will show you how to put this card together!

 

If you would like to win the Daisy Frame die, please leave a comment!!  Here's all the important information about Poppystamps Summer Release Blog Blitz!  The blog blitz runs from June 19-29, 2018; Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every Blog Blitz post during this time.  You must leave a comment on ONLY the posts 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. Poppystamps uses a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST July 4 to leave a comment on each and every post you want to enter. Winners will be announced on the Poppystamps blog on July 6. Good Luck and LEAVE a comment...please!

Thanks for stopping by!

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04/27/2018

Fri 27

Spring Release Thank You Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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Hi everyone, today I have a "thank you" card featuring several dies from Poppystamps Spring Release! There are MANY more in the release, so be sure to check it out here!  This card is an A7 or 5" x 7", sometimes you just need a larger card base to pull off your design.

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The main feature on my card is the beautiful butterfly! To create this butterfly I used the Corden and Powell Butterfly dies!  Each die can be used individually but together they make an awesome butterfly!

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For added interest I used the Finial Corner die on two of the corners of my card.  I used spray adhesive to adhere the die cuts to my card panel.

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I used the Thank You Streamer die for my sentiment; it's an older die but one I use over and over.  To see how to create this card check out the following video!

 

Thanks for stopping by the Poppystamps blog and hopefully you checked out the Spring Release! For more ideas, inspiration and news subscribe to the Poppystamps Blog!

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03/29/2018

Thu 29

Just a note...Hello
by Robin Tharaldson

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For my post today I am featuring the Big Circle Border Layer die; I think it adds a nice touch to my panel and allows the background color to show.

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My bouquet was created using Peony Stems and Blossom, stamps and dies. The images were stamped with Memento Desert Sand onto watercolor paper and simply colored.

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The following video will show you all the steps to make this card!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

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12/20/2017

Wed 20

Challenge Reminder - Anything but a Card
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!

How are you? Do not forget to participate in our current challenge, the theme is Anything BUT a Card so tags, boxes, banners or any type of decorations are welcome!  You can  take advantage and make your little Christmas gifts with this challenge!!!

I make a "cover" for a notebook, yes, I know, looks like a card jajajaja, but is really a cover, I just went on vacation and I can't put it in my little notebook, but, I'm promisse that you see it finished jijiji (pink promisse jijiji) oops! jajaja

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Is so beautiful that does it matter if it is in the notebook or not? jajajajajaja  I made a watercolors background with glitter, you know, is my weakness in my scrapbook and cardmaking jijiji

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My card is all Poppy!!!! Dies and stamps are really beautiful!!!! I will love forever to Fairies!!!!

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They always smile like me!!!! :)

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Poppy wants to see your projects for our challenge! Please, do not make a cover like me jajajajajajajaa or yes? jajaja ok, you do anything but a card jajajajjaa

Kisses amigas lindas!!!! (Kisses pretty friends!)

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12/16/2017

Sat 16

Hope Your Season Sparkles
by Nancy Penir

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Working on addressing some cards today, and wanted to share one I did using my Finetec golds, with

Poppy's Perfect Pine Needles die.

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I knew I wanted to make a wreath, so I die cut the image several times from white cardstock, 7 to be exact.

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Assembly on a circle cut from 2 Memory Box dies taped together gave me the perfect wreath base.

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To add a bit of sparkle, the tips were pressed into Versamark and embossed with Antique Gold Powder.

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A sprinkling of glitter and my card is ready to send!

Happy crafting and Happy Holidays!

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11/16/2017

Thu 16

Sparkle
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there! Are you ready to get creative this weekend?

I love the look of sparkle this time of year, and have some tips to help your cards have some extra sparkle and shine using Poppy dies.

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First get all your elements cut and ready. I used some frosty blues, whites and silver shimmer cardstock for my card. 

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With Crystal Ornaments die, I embossed and re-embossed my die cut several times with Stampendous Winter Wonderland.

Tip: Emboss once, and while still hot, press image into your powder, heat setting it again. I did this 4 times.

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Poppy has a series of different sized ovals called Pointed Oval Frames, that actually give you a trio of options with your cut.

I used  the 2nd smallest  to create a window for my holiday shaker.

Tip: When cutting 2 layers, place die over the 2 cardstocks, taped together, to get them perfectly aligned. Even if they don't cut all the through the bottom layer, the image is indented for perfect placement on your 2nd run through.

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I'm so excited to see sequin mixes in the Birchpress Design shop. This set is called Festival of Lights. Just look at all the shapes, colors and sizes you get in one package.

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Hope I gave you some inspiration for your holiday cards. 

Enjoy your weekend, and happy crafting!

 

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