275 posts categorized "Flowers"

09/14/2017

Thu 14

Sending Hugs and Prayers
by Nancy Penir

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Hi everyone! I have a card today showcasing a new stamp and die set from Poppystamps called, Sending Scribbles.

It's wonderful to have the option to use matching dies when creating a card!

Here's a look at what I used:

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I made my card a shaker using the Curved Banner Frame die, stamping inside and on the banner.

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All those cute little shaker elements are from an online shop called Buttons Galore, (more about them later this month!),

and come already mixed. This vial of sequins and beads is a Candy Cane mix. I sprinkled a few on the outside of the shaker too.

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The banner's been cut 3 times to pop up a bit, and the bottom flowers also popped up with foam.

All my images were colored with Ranger's Distress Oxide Inks.

Hope this inspires you to get creative with some of your stamps and dies! Have a fabulous day!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 


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09/13/2017

Wed 13

Shaker Dots
by Marybeth Lopez


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Hi there! Marybeth here with a some more inspiration for the : Lots of Dots Challenge! Just click on the sidebar that says challenge for all the details on how to play. One random entry will win a prize ! Hope to see you play along. 

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I decided to make a shaker card using Poppystamps Dotted Border to add in my shaker.  I used the leftover watercolored paper then cut out as many dots as I could. I love the sound of the dots.

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I sure love using the Peerles Water Colors to for a  vibrant  look.

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The Circle Frames work  so well for shaker cards. I  layered them with cardstock , the second layer is acetate then the rest paper and or fun foam. 

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  I love these Poppystamps Sending Scribbles stamp and die set!  After the watercolor paper dried, I stamped and cut out the flower images. The envelope is from Birch Press Design.

Hope you're having a great week !

If you were in the path of the storms I hope you are safe, know that you are all in my prayers.

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09/03/2017

Sun 03

Little Kindness With Slider Groves
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi! Marybeth here with a new die from Memory box called Slider Groves! Its a fun way to make this little bee from the Poppystamps  : (Little Kindness Clear Stamp) set, bumble around. It's so cute to see the bee tumbling around the blooms on the card!

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After I assembled my little Slider Grooves die  onto the card I also cut , fun foam backing to raise the panel to give it movement. I added more fun foam to the back then trimmed as needed.

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 I stamped my images in a light colored ink.The pretty blooms and leaves were colored in with Zig Brush pens .

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This is showing you a few of the colors I used and the water brush pen. I also added a bit of shimmer with Wink of Stella.

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Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to comment!  You  have a chance to win the Slider Grooves dies and a stamp set of your choice!

Wow, what a prize!  Good luck to you! God bless!

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08/28/2017

Mon 28

Sending Good Things Your Way
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!  Sometimes Mondays are a little hard so I'm sending good things your way with a pretty floral card made with the Sending Scribbles Clear Stamp set and coordinating dies.
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I created a simple background by blending Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink on a white card panel.  Next I splattered it with water, and then I splattered it again with some watered down Mustard Seed ink.   For the finishing touch a splatter of white ink.  I kept the bottom of the card free of ink - the perfect place for my sentiment.
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I normally cut and color several stamped images when I get a new set to make it easier when I create.  All I need to do is select the images I want and arrange them in different ways.  I usually use a scrap piece of heavy plastic or acetate to pick up the whole arrangement to experiment with different backgrounds.  This allows me to move the entire arrangement instead of one image at a time.

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Because I cut several leaves and flowers I can tuck them in here and there to decide how many looks best in my arrangement.  I love that I can create lots of different cards and looks by using just one stamp set and matching dies.  
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I purposely didn't do alot of color blending with the Copic markers.  The scribbled design of the flowers give a more casual feel, and the loose coloring adds to freehand look of the images.
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These flowers are fresh and fun!  I know you'll reach for this set over and over again! 
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08/25/2017

Fri 25

Beyond Borders Large River Faerie
by Nancy Penir

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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

 

 


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08/21/2017

Mon 21

Sending Hugs and Prayers
by Marybeth Lopez

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 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.

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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08/19/2017

Sat 19

Birthday Wishes
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Poppy fans! I have a bright and happy card for you today, using some of the new stamps and dies just released.

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I've been playing with alcohol inks, learning some of the wonderful things they can do, and created a couple of 'artsy' backgrounds.

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From one of them, I cut 2 jars from the newly released, Jar Collection. Jars are so popular right now, and Poppy's given us 3 sizes in one die set. 

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I cut all 3 of the images from Peony Stems and Blossom from watercolor card stock, and stamped with Hero Arts Wet Cement. It's a favorite I use to give a light line to the image I'm watercoloring. The blooms were colored with Zig Clean Colors.

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My sentiment is from is from Sending Scribbles, stamped with Wet Cement on a homemade banner.

See the doilies around the mouth of the jars? They are dies cuts from one of the new, Petit Four Stitched Borders.

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A closeup of the jars shows how I removed some of the color around the edges with a copic 0. By using the 0 pen, you can also add hi lights and suggest a bottom to the jars. I drew in the stems to the flowers with copic W5.

Hope you enjoyed my card and how it was done, and are inspired to play with some of the fabulous new stamps and dies!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

 


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08/16/2017

Wed 16

Mason Jar Flowers
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!   I'm sharing a card I made for the Poppystamps monthly challenge!  You can always find the challenge by clicking the "challenge" tab at the top of the blog or by clicking on our challenge badge in the right margin.  We begin a new challenge with a different theme on the first day of the month.  You get until the end of the month to join us - almost the entire month so you have lots of time to play along!  
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Our theme this month is "Beyond Borders".  We want you to put a border on your project!  You can use stamps, lace or trim.. or our favorite.. a die!   Just make sure you use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project!
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Here's what I made!  I created a color block background of Zig Zag Stripes in ombre shades yellow for my colorful peony bouquet.

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I have several sheets heavy duty clear plastic on my desk that I use to help me with layouts.  I cut them from recycled pieces like binder dividers, or product packaging.  The pieces are cut to the size of my typical card base - A2 (4.25 x 5.5").    I arranged my floral bouquet on the plastic so I can easily lay it over different color panels to decide what color I like best before I commit and adhere all the pieces.
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I like the yellow background so now I can trim it to size.  I cut the Zig Zag stripes from three different shades of yellow.   To secure the strips you can adhere them directly to your card base, but I prefer to tape them together on their reverse side and then trim them down.  
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Details make your project come to life!  I added a bitty twine bow around the top of the jar and inked some shading around the bottom and edges.
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The Peonies were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic Markers.  I added some accents with a white gel pen for detail.
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I sure hope you'll join us for this month's challenge.   I love seeing what you make!

 Jeanne Floral Signature copy


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08/15/2017

Tue 15

Chinese Lanterns
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

When I saw this new Chinese Lanterns die in the Poppystamps collection, I had to put it at the top of my list! My mother always had easy growing Chinese Lanterns planted all around our house, and they will always remind me of my mom. I love to see them in vases, instantly drawn to their papery feel and their dimensional balloony shapes. You will love this die too!

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This card is easy-ish to make, but it involves some precision paper piecing and alignment. I started out by cutting the lanterns on a large piece of slate grey paper, then cut them out again in dark orange and green. I inserted a piece of light orange paper behind the grey square, then trimmed the edges so that the top leaf extends off the page. I then added the Painted Square Frame, and inserted the green lanterns inside the grey space and glued everything in place.

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This paper looks white in this photo, thanks to the raging storm outside and the extra lighting in my craft room, but it is a smooth shade of light grey. You can see how I added the light orange square behind the grey, and worked the green lantern cut in place until I had a nice fit.

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Once everything was adhered securely, I carefully trimmed each dark orange lantern one at a time and glued them right on top of the green lanterns already in place. The combination of raised lantern blossoms and inlay leaves give this card a fun feel too! Once everything was in place, I added a tiny butterfly and a few golden pearls, and mounted the grey panel on a white card stock base.

 

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

 

Michele Floral Signature copy

 

 


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07/30/2017

Sun 30

Spread a Little Kindness
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here with two cards I made with the beautiful new Little Kindness Stamp set with coordinating dies.  This set is fresh and fun and I couldn't wait to open it and stamp and color flowers.  I like to stamp several sheets at one time, spend a few hours coloring them all, and then die cut them.  This makes them easy to arrange and I always have lots left over so I can make something in a pinch later.
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This is my typical process for card making.  I layout designs mixing and matching elements until I'm happy.  I usually leave them for a day, take another look before I commit and adhere them in place.    Sometimes things change overnight.. the white card suddenly got a bright yellow distress background.   Here I've laid out two different cards to make to share today!  All the flowers are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.
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For this card I created a background of distress ink.  I blended the ink on a white card stock panel leaving the outer edges dark and keeping the center of the panel light.  I splashed the panel with water, and then white ink, and gold ink. 
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I adhered the leaves directly to the card base and popped the florals on adhesive foam tape.  
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Aren't those little bees the cutest?   Here's my second card...
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For this background I applied distress ink in the opposite manner, starting by applying the heaviest concentration of ink in the center of the design and fading out toward the edges of the cover card stock panel. Again I spritzed the ink with water, a darker shade of yellow ink, white and gold.
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The NEW Pointed Circle Frames dies are perfect for shakers or simply creating a focal point for your design. I adhered one of the pretty pierced circles to the distressed background and then started adhering flowers.
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The sentiments in the set are really lovely and I know you're going to get lots of use from this set making cards for all occasions.
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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  I hope you find time to make something beautiful!
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