159 posts categorized "Foliage"

04/12/2017

Wed 12

happy Easter
by Mona Pendleton

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Hi there! It's Mona here today to share a couple of Easter projects featuring a variety of products from the New Spring 2017 Release along with other fun Poppystamps products. To create the background. I stamped the pretty flower bouquet from the Friends and Flowers stamp set in a heart shape then water colored using an oil crayon. I created a meadow scene featuring die cut Preppy Flowers along with a Serene Rabbit.

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I embellished with a trio of Stitched Butterfly Trio butterflies, Freida Leaf foliage and Pretty Stitches borders.

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I also tucked in a couple of double layered Stitched Main Street Tags:

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For the title, I used the Happy Easter Egg die:

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Here's a few steps showing how I created the stamped background and the water colored Preppy Flowers:

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Up next is an Easter card featuring another fun scene:

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featuring Preppy Flowers, a Pretty Stitches border and a Serene Rabbit:

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Many thanks for stopping by!

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03/23/2017

Thu 23

oh happy day and a tutorial
by Mona Pendleton

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Hi there! It's Mona here today to share a mixed media style layout featuring a variety of fabulous products included in the New 2017 Spring Release along with a variety of other Poppystamps products as well as a photo of my sweet daughter Angie. This layout has a textured background that was created using the memory box Texture Chicken Wire stencil and is embellished with beautiful Poppystamps Stitched Bloom Trio flowers, Stitched Butterfly Trio butterflies, Freida Leaf foliage, a Festival Tag, a Garden Lantern and a Scribble Flower Circle:

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Here's a few step shots I took along the way:

To create the background, I started with a 12" x 12" piece of watercolor paper. I applied a coat of clear gesso, allowed to dry then to create lots of texture, I used texture paste along with the memory box Texture Chicken Wire Stencil:

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Once dry, I applied a thin coat of white gesso:

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After the gesso was dry, I randomly applied various colors of paint:

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While the paints were drying, I created the embellishments. I applied Distress crackle paint to the die cut Garden Lantern. Once dry, I applied Distress Ink:

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To create the flowers, I die cut several Stitched Bloom Trio flowers using watercolor paper then colorized with spray as shown below and paint (not shown):

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed my project today as much as I enjoyed creating it!

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03/02/2017

Thu 02

Foliage Frame
by Jeanne Jachna

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It's a cold, windy, wet day here in the midwest so I thought I'd make my own sunshine!  I had lots of fun making this distressed card!  I love how a simple die cut from white card stock just pops on a colored background.   Want to make one of your own?
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I cut the Heart Pattern Plate from watercolor paper.  Next I inked it up with distress inks in  pastel colors (Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass and Milled Lavender.
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If you're happy with the inky blending you can stop here but I thought I'd kick it up a notch (LOL!).
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I splashed the background with water, let the distress ink soften and blotted up the water with a paper napkin.
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I trimmed this panel slightly smaller than my A2 card base and noticed I was starting to loose some of the pieces (you can see a missing piece above)
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I should have added a piece of tape to the back to hold everything in place before I started cutting.   Now you can do better than me when you try this! 
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I adhered the Massa Leaf Frame to the front of the card inserting the die cut window in place, and added some Stitched Bloom Trio Flowers.
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I double cut the Scribble Hello sentiment from gold glitter and gold foil papers and layered them so you would see just a silhouette of sparkle.
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The finishing touch was a sprinkle of sequins in gold to match the Scribble Hello sentiment, and some pearls for the Stitched Bloom Trio flower centers.
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I hope you find some quiet time to create today!
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01/18/2017

Wed 18

Freida Curve Kindness
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello again! Hope you are enjoying all the new Poppystamps products and wonderful design team cards!

I used the Freida Curve Die along with the Dotted Curve Die and Grateful Hearts stamp.

 

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Not a very pretty picture but I wanted  to give you an idea of how I cut my layers.

The upper part of the paper is not relevant to the cut ( just a scrap piece of paper) You don't have to have both dies but the extra Dotted Curve Die gives you a few more options.

 

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You can leave the dots in place if you want like on my first blog blitz card or have them out like this card,

it's your choice. If you want to keep the dots in ,  just add some tape to the back of your card to keep them in place . 

 

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I added two layers of the cut die, added a some sequins,the panel is raised with fun foam.

So if you would like a chance to win the Freida Curve die, just leave a comment.

Thank you so much for the visit today! God Bless!

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01/17/2017

Tue 17

Stitched Tunnel Tags
by Mona Pendleton

Hi there! It's Mona here, with a card to share featuring a variety of new products from the 2017 Poppystamps Collection! I hope you are enjoying all the beautiful and inspiring projects that have been shared and have let comments on each post for a chance to win a prize! 

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To create this card I die cut a tag using a Stitched Tunnel Tags die, stamped a sentiment from the Friends and Flowers stamp set, embellished with a pretty Stitched Bloom Trio accompanied with a die cut Freida Leaf.

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The background was created using the HONEYBEE LAYER A, HONEYBEE LAYER B and HONEYBEE LAYER C dies.

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Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have enjoyed my project.

You have until midnight US EST January 25 to leave a comment on each and every post that you would like to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 28.

Good Luck!

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01/10/2017

Tue 10

Blog Blitz using Heart Pattern Plate by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and welcome to the Poppystamps Blog Blitz! So many beautiful new products to share with you for the start of 2017!

You have a chance to win this Heart Pattern Plate just by leaving a comment on this post. Each day you will have a two chances to win a new product by leaving a comment.

 

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I used my Peerless Watercolors from Birch Press Design, love these watercolors for a rich vibrant color! I wanted the background to be my focal point so I added the Freida Curve in white only .

It is lightly stamped in a softer color ink, using a sentiment from the new Grateful Hearts Clear Stamp from Poppystamps 

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I wanted to show you what the front side of the panel looked like, much soother but for some reason I like the way the back looked with more of an outline of each cut.

 

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Hope you like it and don't forget to comment for a chance to win the Heart Pattern Plate!

God Bless!

 

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01/09/2017

Mon 09

Playful Deer Collage - Blog Blitz Begins!!
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks for stopping by!  You picked a great day for a visit!  We're beginning our BLOG BLITZ today!  This is an event where we show you projects made with the new release and gift you with a prize on every single post!   This week we're showing Valentines!   There's lots of heart dies to share, and a stamp set too! 
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Who says Valentines need to be pink or red?  I make cards for friends and family, and tags for treats for school and work.  I don't always want a card that is overly feminine or too heavy on the lovey dovey! LOL  I made this card for my DH.  We love to go walking together so these Playful Deer were just the ticket.
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I topped the PLAYFUL DEER COLLAGE with the FOLIUM FRAME.  The different shades of green card stock add to the look of foliage - allowing us to peek in at this private woodland scene.  Behind the  PLAYFUL DEER COLLAGE is a PEERELESS WATERCOLOR panel.
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I added a few TINY BIRDS AND BRANCHES for more detail in framing the scene.  The white hearts are cut from the new HEART SCREEN.  You'll want to save all the little heart cut outs when you use the outline image.
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The sentiment is from a new stamp set called GRATEFUL HEARTS .  YES!  It does have a coordinating die cut set! 
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OK.. now for the part you've been waiting for!  The prize for today's post is the PLAYFUL DEER COLLAGE.

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Let me fill you in on all the details ok?  

The blog blitz runs  from January 9-January 23, 2017.  We'll be giving  away a prize on every post during this time.   Most days we'll have 2 posts so check back often!  
To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter.   One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz.

Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments.

You have until midnight US EST January 25  to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on January 28.

Good Luck!

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01/08/2017

Sun 08

Dream Butterfly
by Mona Pendleton

Hi crafters! It's Mona here today sharing my first project as a Poppystamps design team member. Needless to say, I'm very excited and honored to be designing along with the talented Poppystamps design team! I have created a card featuring a variety of beautiful products from the New 2017 release including: the Grateful Heart stamp set, the Dream Butterfly die and the Eyelet Stitches dies along with the previously released Massa Leaf Frame die. 

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For the focal point, I layered a beautiful die cut Dream Butterfly on top of a Massa Leaf Frame then stamped a sentiment from the Grateful Heart stamp set inside the die cut frame:

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I finished the card with a layered die cut edge that was made using two of the three Eyelet Stitches dies:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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01/04/2017

Wed 04

Floral Stem Collage
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there and Happy New Year to you all!

I used some of the new Poppystamps products for 2017 ;

Grateful Heart Stamps set , Floral Stem Collage and  the beautiful, Heart Pattern Plate.

Pictured above are a few choices of envelopes to go with this card.

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I cut down the Heart Pattern Plate , then layered the Floral Stem Collage on top twice, I have one slightly to the side of the first one. 

The top layer of the flower is embossed with the extra layer that comes with the die.

I added fun foam under my top green panel.
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The envelopes I have been using with my cards are from Birch Press Design. I am so loving these envelopes and the many colors they come in.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

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11/29/2016

Tue 29

Warm Christmas Wishes
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a card, boasting a paper door all dressed up for the holidays.  So, let's get right to it.

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I started this card by embossing vertical grooves, into a wide strip of Oatmeal cardstock, to resemble bead-board and topping it with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  A strip of vellum, stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the "WARM CHRISTMAS WISHES" sentiment was carefully held in place near the bottom of the prepped piece, as all three paper bits were then anchored, onto a white, cardstock, card face, with brown-threaded, straight, machine stitches and their edges distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.

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The door was Cameo-cut from Crumb Cake cardstock; distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, as well as a little, Titanium White acrylic paint; backed with a piece of white cardstock, which had been coated with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks, rubbed through the Winter Scattered Flakes stencil; and adhered, tucked under the vellum, sentiment strip, in the center of the card face.  Our Home for the Holidays Wreath was then die-cut from Garden Green, Ruby Red, Certainly Celery, and Ballet Slippers cardstocks, as well as vellum, and stacked one on top of the other, while tucking each limb, leaf, and berry into the other, until it was full and fluffy and perfectly fit to hang on the door.  I also weaved in a few Always Artichoke, cardstock, Pine Twig die cuts.

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It was then topped with a length of white, seam binding ribbon, tied in a double bow, and embellished with a lone pearl, backed with a Baker's Twine bow, to complete the look.

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Thanks so much for humbling us with a visit, Poppystamps friends!  Be blessed!

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