16 posts categorized "Fall"


Sat 10

Ragged Daisy
by Marybeth Lopez

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Good morning to you and happy weekend! I have a clean and simple looking card here today. I used the Ragged Daisy die that can be used in many different ways, I chose to have one row of petals but you could also make this a full bloom if you wanted.


This was the original color I was going to use then changed it to more of a soft yellow. All I did was stamp some ink on a clear block ,  spritzed it with water , then placed my panel on top . 



I did this with the stem and center of the flower as well, just using different colors.  You can always add more ink straight from the ink pad as well, to shade the edges. Each part of the flower is layered three times.

I used this fun little stamp set : Fairy Greetings from Poppystamps . My panel is watercolor card stock to add some texture to my card.


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When I was finished I added a bit of Glossy Accents for a water drop look.

I hope you enjoy your weekend and I hope you find some time to craft! I also wanted to thank you for your kind comments!Marybeth Floral Signature copy-1



Tue 15

Give Thanks
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, friends!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a pretty, autumn, watercolor creation.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper in shades of yellow and purple and splattering it with those same colors.  I then used both the Fall Leaf Collage and Majestic Maple dies to die-cut a number of maple leaves from the dried print; secured them, some with foam tape, as seen below, to the Oatmeal, cardstock, card face, which had its top left corner rounded; and splattered them with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.

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A strip of Elegant Eggplant cardstock was then anchored, along the right side of the card face, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches and topped with the "give thanks" sentiment, which was die-cut, from gold cardstock, with our Give Thanks Brushed die to complete the look.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a terrific Tuesday, friends!

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Fri 07

Be Thankful
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to Poppystamps Blog! Lezlye today sharing another Fall Card for your inspiration.

 I love fall and the colors that are all around. Today I am showcasing a beautiful fall die and I have done the inlaid die technique. 


I cut it once from the brown cardstock and then two more time through copper and gold. You will notice in my last photo the embossing detail that comes through on the acorn tops, when you use a thin rubber mat to run through your die machine a second time. This allows the paper to go deeper and leave the embossed design.


Have a great Day! Be Thankful!

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Tue 20

Sending Warm Wishes
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a die-cut shaker card that simply drips with the essence of fall.

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I started this card by watercoloring a simple background on a piece of watercolor paper.  I then die-cut a Tucked Corner Tag from White cardstock; punched its top edge to make room for a little hemp twine wrapped through a Crumb Cake, cardstock, Festival Tags ring; stamped it, in Jet Black ink, with the partial "WARM WISHES" sentiment; and embossed it with a scattering of stars.

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I then laid it over the watercolor background before splattering everything with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  Once everything was dry, I anchored the watercolored panel, to the White, cardstock, card face, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches and popped the tag up, with foam tape, in its center.  The Carved Diamond Pumpkin was die-cut from Pumpkin Pie cardstock; hand-cut around its edges to free it from the cardstock surface; backed with a clear panel, sandwiched between the original and a solid piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock; and stuffed with a happy mix of sequins and seed beads.  A trio of Chocolate Chip, cardstock vines, as well as a Chocolate Chip, cardstock stem and Garden Green cardstock leaves prep the pumpkin for its new home to which it was adhered with foam tape. The "Sending WARM WISHES" sentiment was then completed with a die-cut, White, cardstock "Sending", layered over the pumpkin's bottom right edge.

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The tag itself was further dressed up with a fluffy, white, seam binding ribbon bow, embellished with a lone pearl, to complete the look.

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Thanks, as always, for humbling us with a visit!  Be blessed!

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Tue 13

Fall Thanks
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a card inspired by the cooler fall weather we've been having in my neck of the woods.

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I started this card by spritzing Gold Color Shine, through the Garden Falling Maple stencil, onto a piece of watercolor paper.  I then splattered a fall array of watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints, over everything; trimmed its bottom edge with a punched, Kraft, cardstock, grass strip; anchored the prepped piece, to a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches; and popped it off the White, cardstock, card face with foam tape.  The Trim Tree was then cut from Kraft cardstock; adhered in the center of the card face; and filled in with lots of watercolored, on watercolor paper, and die-cut leaves, which I coated with Clear Wink of Stella for a little shimmer and shine.  I also perched a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a watercolor paper die cut and watercolored bird in the tree's branches.

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A stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a watercolor paper die cut and watercolored fox sweetly smiles below its leaves...

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and a die-cut, from gold cardstock, "thanks" sentiment completes the look.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a terrific Tuesday, Poppystamps friends!

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Mon 12

Autumn Leaves
by Irena Kowalczyk

Good morning everyone!
I like autumn, with its beautiful colors. And today's card is full of colors.


I started with a white card base, I made the background using a Falling Maple stencil ink in distress. I used only one side of stencil. Right I left white.


The next step is to cutting a three leaves of Majestic Maple die.
I added color to them also with distress ink. Then he added these leaves on the base, a few drops Glossy accents to create an autumn mood.

I wish you a beautiful, colorful day.
Thanks for stopping by today!

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Wed 24

Majestic Maple
by Sue McRae

Hi everyone, Sue here with a card featuring all things leafy.


For the background, I temporarily adhered the Memory Box Postage Set Stencil over white card stock and inked up the rectangle/square shapes with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. This gives a nice window pane look to the card.


I then laid the Memory Box Falling Maple Stencil over the inked sections and applied Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue with a sponge to the leaves. This glue dries tacky which allows you to add gilding flakes/gold leafing on top. I used a multi-coloured mix of flakes with coppers, golds and greens.


The Majestic Maple was cut from water colour paper and painted with bold water colour paint. I die cut two additional leaves, one from red vellum and one from orange vellum and placed those behind the painted leaf and tied a gold bow around the stems.


I had trouble deciding on a colour for the sentiment. It seemed like nothing popped enough off the gilded section so I opted for black and decided to tie that in by adding the background panel onto a black card base.

Lots of fun techniques on this card. I hope it inspires you to try some of them.

In case you missed it, we had a blog hop yesterday featuring Birch Press Design and Poppystamps. There's a wonderful prize and some great shopping discounts. Stop by here for all the details.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

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Thu 18

Diamond Pumpkin
by Marybeth Lopez


Hi there! Marybeth here today with a diamond pumpkin shaker card! I love how this turned out!

I used Poppystamps Carved Diamond Pumpkin and cut it twice, sandwiched in between is a clear pouch

of mixed sequins and beads I made with the heat tool. I seamed the pouch to the shape of the pumpkin.

I also used foam tape three layers thick cut in very thin strips. 


For the leaves I used the fun Stitched Pumpkin Leaves from Poppystamps. To color the leaves I used distress inks in crushed olive and peeled paint.

 The sentiment is Give Thanks Brushed and only used the thanks , it’s layered twice.


I wanted to keep the card kinda simple since the die is already pretty intricate. I wish you could see this 

card in person. Hope you like it!

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Fri 12

Pick Your Pumpkin
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Everyone!

Sweet or Scary? The answer depends on what you think about spiders! This little spider is getting ready for Halloween, and he's come down to pick the perfect pumpkin.

I did something a little different today and made an all-white bright card, except for the spider, and the single thread of silky embroidery floss he's swung down. The Stitched Cobwebs have an amazing texture to them, so this card has a wonderful feel, and I hope I've captured it in the photographs well. If you like spiders and their environmental value, like I do, you might be on Team Sweet!


If spiders aren't your thing, you might be on Team Scary! I love the idea of a "giant" web and the red spider drawing you in. The Stitched Cobwebs,  Trim Tree, and the Spider Banner are all from the newest Poppystamps release. The Gourds and Pumpkins are a fall favorite. 

Thanks for joining us today! We've got a few surprises coming up in August that you won't want to miss, and our monthly challenge gives you a chance to win big, using your favorite old and new Poppystamps dies and stamps.

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Wed 10

Fall Foliage
by Sue McRae


We all know that fall is just around the corner so it's time to start thinking of wonderful autumn hues in our cards.


I'm using the new Oak Leaf Swirl die today. I started by water colouring some card stock and die cutting the swirls twice as I wanted to frame my sentiment with them and I sprayed some Perfect Pearls on the leaves for a bit of shimmer.


For the background panel I used water colour paper that I splattered with green paint. I then ran my Versamark pad along the edges of the paper, sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set. Now there's a thin line of gold edging the paper. It's an easy way to add a touch of elegance and interest to a card and it ties in nicely with the the gold sentiment. 


Thanks so much for visiting with me today!

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