259 posts categorized "Flowers"

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!
Jeanne Floral Signature copy




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

06/24/2017

Sat 24

Beaded Daisy
by Sue McRae

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

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Thanks for visiting with me today and happy crafting!

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06/18/2017

Sun 18

Wonderful time
by Irena Kowalczyk

Hello and welcome to our Poppystamps blog.
Here Irena, today I have created a card using brand new dies and pulled an older one out of my drawer.

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One of the new dies is Floribunda Collage, I really like these delicate floral patterns.
First I used kraft paper as the base of the card.
I cut two rectangles: white and violet.
To the white cardstock I used Floribund Collage die, and the next step is to glue the two rectangles.

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Then I added a cut oval, a large flower and a few leaves from various dies.
I used again the flower Stitched Poinsettia Trio die.

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Irena Floral Signature copy

06/17/2017

Sat 17

Summer Sunflowers
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!  My garden is coming along nicely!  I'm already seeing plants sprouting up where seeds were planted.  I can't imagine a garden without a few sunflowers.    I'm always amazed at how tall they grow - taller than me!!  They're always so bright and cheery and can't help but make me smile.  We try to save some of the heads filled with seeds to put out for the birds in the winter!
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I made mine with the Ragged Daisy die.  I cut 8 sets of petals for each flower.
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You can arrange them as you like, but here's how I did it.  I started by creating a box in the center of four petal die cuts.  Next I topped the box with two more petals in the center of the box, and again, two more sets of petals in a different direction so the circle is full. 
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The background was created with Peerless Watercolors.  I started with a simple wash of Alice Blue and added dabs of Cobalt Blue and let them bloom for more color.  When that was dry I splattered white ink all over the background.
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To add more depth to the die cut flower petals I dabbed distress ink in Wild Honey to the outer edges of each petal.
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Since the stacked flowers are pretty thick and the center is a little hollow from the space created by the outer layers I adhered the center of the flower with adhesive foam tape. 
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The scribble thank you makes a simple sentiment for this cheery card.
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I hope you have a beautiful day!
Jeanne Floral Signature copy








06/14/2017

Wed 14

Blooming Poppy Thanks
by Nancy Penir

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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!

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06/10/2017

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.

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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 . 

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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

 

06/03/2017

Sat 03

Floral Dancer
by Nancy Penir

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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.

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

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

Next comes the fun of painting and embossing my dancer!

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

with Stampendous Shabby Blue and Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel.

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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.

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

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Hope you enjoyed what I've shared today!

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06/01/2017

Thu 01

PSC#33 - Rainbow Wishes

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge "Flower Power " is Super Stick Chick! June created a pretty layout about her friends birthday!

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Nancy Littrell!

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!
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PSC#33  Rainbow Wishes!    Summer is in the air and bright and bold colors are everywhere!  We're looking for cards with a rainbow of color!    You can add color in lots of ways.. pretty paper, inky backgrounds, or by creating a colorful scene!  The choice is yours just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (die or stamp) on your project!

Need a little inspiration?  Here's some amazing projects from our design team!  Want a closer look?  Just click on their name to jump to their blog! 

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on June 28 to link up your design here!   We'll start a new challenge and announce the winner on July 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

 

05/29/2017

Mon 29

Sweet Pea Faeries
by Sue McRae

Hello crafters, Sue here with a sparkly card featuring a few of the products from the newest Poppystamps release.

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For my background I used Distress Inks to create a soft palette of pink, purple and blue.

I die cut the Sweet Pea flower from purple and pink glitter card stock and die cut the flower head from purple vellum and used the vellum for one layer of the petals. The vellum breaks up the flower design and gives it an airy feel.

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The Playful Mini Faeries (there's three in the set) are a perfect size for fluttering around the flower and I love how one of them fits perfectly for standing on the flower stem.

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Since I was on a glitter roll I pulled out some white glitter card stock and die cut a bunch of Leafy Sprigs to use as grass and I grounded the design with a piece of blue glitter card stock.

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I finished off with a sentiment from the Fairy Greetings stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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05/24/2017

Wed 24

Hello Birthday Girl
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to the Poppystamps Blog! I hope to provide you with some inspiration using dies, stencil and glimmer paste. I have used several Poppystamps dies to create this one of a kind card. Today I have a Very Special card that I have made for my Mother  for her 79th Birthday, she has Dementia and I am her Caregiver Daizypoppy

First I created my background panel, using a stitched oval Memory Box CO die and a Memory Box stencil (diapers) to push the Nuvo Glimmer paste through. I used a Purple shade. Allow some dry time before removing the stencil, however do not let it dry completely.

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Oval stencil on a 4.25 x 5.5 panel for stencil mask. Then add the stencil and line up with another panel of the same size, you will cut it down to 3.75 x 5 after it's done and dried.

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Spread the Nuvo Glimmer Paste through the stencil with a spatula, allow to semi dry and remove stencil before it drys completely.

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I used pop dots behind the daisies for dimension. Glitter Glue to flower centers.
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