268 posts categorized "Flowers"

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!

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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!

 

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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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07/27/2017

Thu 27

YOU MAKE MY LIFE MAGIC CARD
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

I am having some fun with new stamps and diecuts !!!!! Did you visit our Online Store??? Awww I´m fascinated!!!!!!!!

I made a happy card (Again, I know jijiji)... Look!!!!!!

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I love this type of "writing"

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Can I just say that colors, made with Watercolors and elements like stamps, are really beautiful!!!!

IMG_4590The goal of using a combo (stamps+dies) was a perfect cut!!!!! 

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I love take pictures of my projects, I took this photo in another type of location and I also loved it!!!! I really love "All star collage" die, here with my card open, you can see how deep it is jijiji
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I feel in love with this jiji and you????????

Thanks and please, leave me a pretty comments, I read them with a lot of affection!!!! Kisses for all!!!!

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07/19/2017

Wed 19

Good Things
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Have you fallen in love with the beautiful new Poppystamps clear photopolymer stamp sets yet? Our entire team is crazy for these fun floral images, which is why you'll be seeing a lot of amazing stamped designs in the coming weeks. Today, I am sharing a cheerful CAS card I created with the Sending Scribbles stamp set, and the new Pointed Rectangle Frames. Take a look!

 

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I went super CAS with this pretty purple rose and sentiments from Sending Scribbles. I started by cutting out my card base out of white card stock, then cutting out my frame, which has these modern pin point details around the edges.

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I wanted my rose, leaves, heart, and sentiment to rally stand out, so I used clear embossing powder and a heat gun to give the lines a raised, shiny edge. The embossing adds a wonderful smooth feel to the images.

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I always glue the frames down last, but I keep using the frame to help center my images before I stamp. I also will help plan my designs by arranging the stamps themselves, or by using a scrap piece of card stock to practice my inking technique.

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Once I'm happy with the design, I stamp the images directly on to the card stock, sprinkle the embossing powder, then heat it with a heat gun until the image sets. I added the leaves after masking the rose and stamping directly onto the card stock. These clear images work beautifully for masking and stamping techniques.

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Once my embossing was finished, I colored the images with copic markers and added a few purple sequins. Super CAS and will lie nice and flat in the envelope. By the time I was ready to add the frame, I thought it would look better in the purple than the green.

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

Michele Floral Signature copy

 

 

07/17/2017

Mon 17

Sparkle
by Nancy Penir

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I'm so excited to be introducing some new stamp and die sets today!  'Little Kindness' will have you feeling happy from first sight.  I  created my own background paper to feature the flowers and leaves in the set.

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Made all my elements first, including the bg paper, with a tiny 'dot' stamp in another   set called, 'Peony Stems and Blossoms'.  When the stamping and water coloring was done, I gave my bg paper some bling with Mr. Huey's Shine.  1' strip of glitter paper was cut long so I could cut it the length I wanted at the end.

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Sentiment from another new set with 2 bold script words and fun sentences called, 'Magic And Sparkle'.

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It's so easy to die cut images with Poppy's perfect cut out dies!  I first stamped and watercolored my blooms and leaves, then placed the die over the image, and cut them with my machine.

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There are so many people in my life I'd love to give this card to! Special people that truly make the world a better place!  That's it for today, folks. Hope you use my card as inspiration for this month's 'Bling It' challenge, going on now.  and be sure to check out all the new sets at Poppy!

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07/14/2017

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!

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07/11/2017

Tue 11

Sharing Two Cards
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there! I hope you are enjoying this time of year! It has been extremely warm in this  southern part of  California!

I have a few cards to share today. The second card is using a very new stamp from Poppystamps ! For my first card I kept it simple and let the die do most of the talking.

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I placed the die on my paper , added a few pencil marks so I knew where to blend my inks. I ended up going a bit outside the edge and happy to learn I could erase it with my eraser square. I used the Pinpoint Rectangle then placed my die and cut that out. On the back of the panel  I used fun foam, that I cut to fit with a few pieces.

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I added a few Glossy Accents to the inside panel of the leaves . I stamped the sentiment using Grateful Heart. I also think this would make a wonderful sympathy card. 

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For my second card I used a masking technique I just learned about, I now love using it. You can use a stencil or mask your own center shape. I made a rectangle by taping off my panel then added the die-cut flowers from Peony Stems and Blossom new set. I added tape to the back of each cut piece, I made them less sticky ( so they would come off easier) by pressing them on my pants . Once in place I blended three colors of ink,  after I removed the die-cut piece I stamped the flower image onto the blank white space. ( you could color in the image, if you want) Carefully take off the outer tape and next you may add a sentiment. I used the same new stamp set for the sentiment.

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We have lots of new stamps and dies coming up and we can't wait to share them with you!

God bless and I hope you have a beautiful and happy week!

 

06/27/2017

Tue 27

Dream Butterfly
by Sue McRae

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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06/25/2017

Sun 25

Ballerina Shaker Card
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a beautiful day!  I sure hope you love pink because if you do you're going to love my card today!    Every time I see a ballerina I have to think of my daughter taking dance classes when she was about 5.  Things didn't work out so well for my little girl who was more concerned with the stickers they put on the floor to let the girls know where to stand than learning Plie and Jete, but boy did she ever look cute all in pink, head to toe, tutu and satin slippers! 
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I thought the FLORAL DANCE COLLAGE would make a fun shaker!  To spice things up a bit I added some layers of pink ombre under the shaker.
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I cut panels in three shades of pink with the PRETTY STITCHES border set.   The different shaped openings and fancy stitched detail adds a touch of elegance to the design.
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The two darker shades of pink are adhered directly to the card base while only the top (lightest layer) is adhered with adhesive foam tape.  This creates a pocket to fill with seed beads and sequins! You can see the dimension here.
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A die cut makes the perfect simple sentiment.  This FANCY CELEBRATE die fits inside the FLORAL DANCER COLLAGE opening perfectly! 
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I love a shaker card!  Something about it just fascinates me!  OK .. so I'm easily amused!  HAHA!  The finishing touch on this one is a few BUTTERFLY SPRINKLES!  They're dancing along with this ballerina.
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Have a great day!  I hope you find some time to make something beautiful! 
Hugs!
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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"