47 posts categorized "Feminine"


Fri 25

Beyond Borders Large River Faerie
by Nancy Penir


End of Summer Greetings, and happy to bring you some more inspiration for our Poppy Stamps Challenge this month,

Beyond Borders. I wanted to give the Large River Faerie a magical setting to match her joyful pose.


This card was such fun to make. Some simple steps, and plenty of shimmer!


I used the stencil from Memory Box called, Modern Blooming Frame, and first sponge inked the card, then spritzed on some Perfect Pearls for shimmer.


Large River Faerie die comes with the faerie wings, which I cut and glittered twice, once in pale pink card stock, and then again in vellum. My faerie is dancing on a Large Iceland Poppy, both lightly inked and spritzed with my pearl spray.


Sentiment from: Fairy Greetings, white embossed on a homemade vellum banner.

You have 1 more week to enter the Beyond Borders Challenge, and a chance to win a gift certificate to the Poppystamps shop.

Maybe to buy this gorgeous faerie die set? Good Luck! Can't wait to see what you create!

Nancy Floral Signature copy





Mon 21

Sending Hugs and Prayers
by Marybeth Lopez


 Hi there, Marybeth here today! I am sharing a card I created with Poppy Stamps: Sending Scribbles and Sending Scribbles die set. Even though this is one stamp and die set it has many different ways to use it and I think the sentiments are perfect for many uses, seems to be my go to set right now.


I used my Zig Brush pens, to color in my cut and stamped image. Since I used watercolor card stock I didn't  have to add much water as the paper drinks up the brush pens very well, and I wanted to keep the vibrant color. I scored some random lines across my white panel for some added texture. 


Here is a picture of the dies and stamp set. If you look closely you can see I  have a cut out and stamped... Sending... sentiment  that I decided not to use this time. Instead I just tamped the sentiment with a soft gray ink.


I used some pinkish orange and fall-ish colors for this card since its almost fall and still summer. I am really liking that pumpkin-ish color bloom and might add another one to this card.

Hope you liked it and as you can see anyone can create this card. 

Thank you for all the kind comments on the Blog Blitz!





Fri 14

Life Is Full of Magic
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here.  I created a little number, using some new goodies from the latest 2017 Holiday Release, and wanted to share it with you all today.  My thought process behind this card was to make it look as though the largest of the new Jar Collection craft dies were used to collect treasures from a child's garden hunt.

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I started this card by stamping a 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of watercolor paper, in Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, Barn Door, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks, with images from Birch Press Design's Watercolor Wildflowers stamp set.  Y'all, I just can't get enough of these gorgeous blooms.  Swoon!  I then spritzed everything with water just to fade the flowers into the background before splattering over them with watered-down Tumbled Glass and Barn Door Distress Inks, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.

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Once everything was dry, I stamped the "LIFE IS FULL OF magic" sentiment, from a sweet, little, new, Believe in Magic stamp set, in Jet Black ink, along the vertical left edge of the prepped piece before framing it with Pool Party cardstock and white-threaded, straight, machine stitching.7.12.17 009

The jar itself was then die-cut from clear cardstock and filled with a Tomei Branch, die-cut from Always Artichoke cardstock; Pine Twig, die-cut from Garden Green cardstock; Ragged Daisy, die-cut from Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, and white cardstocks; and the new Sugarplum Faerie, die-cut from watercolor paper.

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The fairy was also painted with watercolors; and a simple button, not to mention a snippet of cheesecloth, fills the jar completely.

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To secure the jar to the prepped piece without showing any adhesive, I also partially die-cut and partially hand-cut it from Going Gray and Soft Suede cardstocks to create the foundation of dirt and the lid.  It was not adhered in any other places other than the top and bottom bits.  The lid was also wrapped with a length of Baker's Twine, tied in a bow; and a die-cut, from Riding Hood Red cardstock, Stitched Butterfly, which was embellished with a single pearl and lots of Clear Wink of Stella for shimmer and shine, completes the look.

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Thanks so much for stopping by, Poppystamps friends!  Be blessed!

Jinny Floral Signature copy



Thu 29

Sweet and pink?
by Patty tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Today I feel pink and sweet hehehe

Yes, I return to my Poppy faeries!!!!!

Mhh, well, Oh, this time my fairy has no wings and she has become a tender ballerina!!! Look!!!!!

IMG_4409I really like the range of colors in pink that I have chosen, I used watercolors!!!! And for the quote, a pink ink too!!!!!

IMG_4411I cut my ballerina in corrugated cardboard, is so cute, the corrugated cardboard  has a nice texture!!!! Look, she has a pretty Ballet dress!!!!! jiji

IMG_4412I love love love loooooveeeee the "All star collage"  diecut!!!!! A rain of stars!!!!!!!!!!!

IMG_4413She is beautiful!!!!!!!!! 


Happy Crafting everyone!

Thanks for your sweet comments!!!!

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Tue 27

Dream Butterfly
by Sue McRae

Hello crafters! Sue here with all things metallic and shiny!


I used lots of gilding flakes on my card today, so lets get started.

For the background I took the Floribunda Collage and die cut it twice from a piece of A2 card stock to create a stencil. I taped this over a piece of white card stock and sponged on glitter glue (which dries tacky). I removed the stencil and added my gilding flakes over the flower images.


I die cut the Dream Butterfly from teal metallic paper and created a base for the butterfly which I covered with double sided adhesive and added a different color of gilding flakes.


To finish the card I heat embossed the sentiment with teal embossing powder and foam mounted it to my card base.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Sat 24

Beaded Daisy
by Sue McRae

Hello crafters! Sue here with a clean and simple card design today.


For my design I chose the Ragged Daisy die. There's just something so charming about this sweet flower. I decided to cover the flower with micro beads for a fun and different look.


I attached double sided adhesive to red card stock, die cut the daisy parts and pressed the petals into multi-coloured micro beads and pressed the flower centre, stem and leaves into gold micro beads. I really like the texture that the beads give to the flower!


Since I wanted the focus to be on the pretty bloom, I went with a simple design and used the Heart Pattern Plate for my background.


For the sentiment I took the Happy Birthday Streamer and die cut it once from white card stock and once from red card stock. I adhered the white layer to the red layer so that the red colour would help to give a visual contrast between the white sentiment and white background.


To finish off my card, I adhered the white panel onto a red card base.


Thanks for visiting with me today and happy crafting!

  Sue Floral Signature new






Wed 14

Blooming Poppy Thanks
by Nancy Penir


Hi there! I'm excited to show you a card today, with one of the new dies called, 'Blooming Poppy'.


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I live in California, and poppies are our state flower. They bloom in abundance in the spring, filling hills and valleys with their bright orange hues. But poppies come in many colors. My card features pinks and coral.

Here's how I made it.


The die set features the petals, stem and poppy bud. I knew I wanted to make a bouquet so I cut all my images out of cart stock.


For a bit of dimension I gave a shadow to each petal before assembling my bloom.


A quick and easy couple of swipes with a copic of a near shade to my card stock.


I cut a piece of scrap card stock to glue my petals onto. Also die cut the bud in the color of the poppy to add to the stem.


Once I liked the layout of my card, I added my sentiment die, together with a couple of fern from Garden Sprig,

onto a strip of vellum.


A few drops of rainstones, and my thank you card is done!


Hope you enjoyed my post today. The dies I used are listed below. This die is so easy to use and assemble, and would be fun watercolored, sponge inked or shaded with pencil.

Have a great week!

Nancy Floral Signature copy





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




Sun 04

Magical Birthday
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello to you all!  Thanks for stopping by today!

I have this sweet little Princesses Faerie die that I am using and I have to say I think she adorable!

I have a few granddaughters that will love this card not to mention, quite a few grand nieces.

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On the wings I used a combination of chunky and fine white glitter .


I ran some white card stock through my Xyron tape runner  so I wouldn't  have to use any glue for the glitter or the layers. 

Since it's a delicate piece I layered it twice, the Xyron makes that so easy ! The top layer has  a sticky top so the glitter 

worked perfectly and covered nicley!


I adhered the body to some watercolor card stock , used fun foam behind the panel, then stamped my image.

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I decided last minute to tilt my panel just a bit, making sure it would still stand on its own and also fit in the envelop.

I stamped my sentiment soft stone ink, I wanted the Faerie to be front and center!

Hope you have a wonderful week!





Sat 03

Floral Dancer
by Nancy Penir


Hi everyone. Hope you all enjoyed the blitz. So many wonderful new dies and stamp sets.

 I've been playing a bit with the new Floral Dancer,

and have a card to show you.


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I created a background with Memory Box Stencil: Garden Peony Blossoms, inking it 

with Ranger's New Oxide Inks.


I always ink a few card fronts at one time, love having them handy for future cards.


Next, I die cut Floral Dancer 3 times, stacking & gluing them together for depth.

Next comes the fun of painting and embossing my dancer!


I first painted the image with Finetec Pearls, and finished by selectively embossing

with Stampendous Shabby Blue and Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel.


I also embossed some paper flowers with the pink enamel to match the garland.

I cut and embossed extra end pieces of the garland to add onto and hang over, the ends.

Before Gluing her down, the sentiment die, Make a Wish (Poppy) was added.


This Floral Dancer die is so versatile, imagining what could be done with color and background is endless!


Hope you enjoyed what I've shared today!

Nancy Floral Signature copy