83 posts categorized "Garden"

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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03/21/2017

Tue 21

Share the Love
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a card, highlighting one of our new, Spring 2017 Release dies, Butterfly Trio, and Birch Press Design's gorgeous, Watercolor Wildflowers stamp set.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by stamping the floral images, from the Watercolor Wildflowers stamp set, in layers of Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Dusty Concord Distress Inks, as well as Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks, on watercolor paper.  Their stems were stamped in Peeled Paint Distress Ink, before everything was spritzed with a little water to blend and soften the colors.  Once it was dry, I splattered some of the same ink colors used above, along with Pure Black acrylic paint, across the background.  Everything was then sprayed with a Pearl mist, which I know isn't showing up in these photos, just for a little shimmer and shine.

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The bottom center of the prepped piece was then stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the "share the love" sentiment, from our Be Mine Penguins stamp set, before framing it with both Elegant Eggplant cardstock and gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.

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It was then popped off the surface of the white, cardstock, card face with foam tape.  The Stitched Butterfly Trio was die-cut from vellum.  The larger two butterflies were layered one on top of the other; and all three were adhered, within the scene, just at their centers, in order to give their wings lift and studded with black pearls to complete the look.

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Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a terrific Tuesday, Poppystamps friends!Jinny Floral Signature copy

03/08/2017

Wed 08

Beautiful Day
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to the blog and a New release! We've got some new dies to share and that means we're having a Blog Blitz! During the the blitz we will be showing you projects made with the newest release and giving you a chance to win on every single post! Today I am sharing the Mushrooms and Toadstools die.

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I did some inking with distress inks. Used the Open Studio dies circles for my stage for my scene. I then added some die cut flowers from the Madison window set along with the greenery. Stickles are a must with any fairy scene.

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The blog blitz runs from March 6- March 17, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. 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 March 21 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on March 25. Good Luck!

The die I am giving away on this post is the Mushrooms and Toadstools die. 

 

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I just love this card, she was a labor of love for me. Took me three days from my visualization to completion. I know some cards are like that for me.

 

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02/09/2017

Thu 09

Thank You for Your Kindness
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, Poppystamps friends!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a collection of thank yous I sent out for my birthday gifts last month.  Kansas seems to have completely forgotten how to produce snow, and winter really isn't much fun without such.  So, I'm willing the warm weather back with these springtime beauties.

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 Let's take a look up close and personal.  Shall we?

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I started this card by die-cutting the Floral Stem Collage craft die from Coastal Cabana cardstock and its flower, in three layers thick, from Ballet Slippers cardstock.  I then anchored the center of the layered bloom with a soft yellow button, laced with white string; and embellished the petals with a sequin butterfly.

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The "thank you for your kindness" sentiment was white-embossed, vertically, along the right edge of the die-cut window, which was backed with clear cardstock.

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I then machine stitched a white-threaded, double, straight-stitch frame around the prepped piece's outside edges, before framing its backside with foam tape to house the shaker elements.  I couldn't decide whether I wanted to do a double or single, machine-stitched frame; and while the stitching does help anchor the clear cardstock to the backside of the window, a single layer is sufficient.  So, a few of the cards have only a single layer of such.

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A piece of white cardstock was then adhered to the kraft, cardstock, card face, before adhering the window in place over a healthy dose of heart, Sparkling Clear, and Seaspray sequins, as well as silver seed beads and those sweet, little, white, cardstock, Bunny Hop die cuts.  I just love how cute these tiny die cuts look in a shaker!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful rest of your week! Jinny Floral Signature copy

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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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10/25/2016

Tue 25

KITTY!
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a fun fall card I created with my favorite sneaky little kitty! I think this guy looks a lot like my own kitty, Maxwell Henderson! What kind of trouble will he get into today?

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I started with a simple grey background, and added the Garden Step Ladder with a few carefully placed Garden Pots and Buckets. Maxwell was created with the Poised Cats.  He likes to watch the swirling leaves tumble down from the Leafy Breeze.

I painted a small swatch of watercolor paper in mottled leaf colors before cutting them out and adding just a few leaves here and there, creating a late Autumn garden scene.

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Poppystamps has a wonderful collection of dies and stamps that are perfect for fall! We also have a terrific challenge going on right now, Back to Black, which Maxwell certainly approves of! We'd love to see what you create! Get all the details by clicking on the Poppystamps challenge badge.

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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06/08/2016

Wed 08

JUST A NOTE
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!!

I like a lot use diecuts and stamps!!!! All in a single project!!! I made a pretty card!!!!! Look!!!!

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A card for me with awesome colors!!!! Poppy has really cute stamps!!!!! I see this and smile!!!! :)

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I just love how we can use all Poppy diecuts making nice creations for you!!!!!

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Poppy Stamps has beautiful designs!!!!!!! Don´t forget to visit online store!!!!

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With Poppy Dies & Poppy Stamps & great choice of colors, you can to do wonderful projects!!!!!

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My favorite thing is the happy scene, like my boyfriend waiting  with flowers and a little note of love for meeeee jijijiji...

Thanks so much for stopping by! Thanks for your sweet comments!!!!

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05/22/2016

Sun 22

Card in a Box

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 Today I would like to show you something completely new.

It is a card as you can fold it to a flat but when you unfold card it  becomes a lovely 'cardbox'. Inside the box I stuck two paper 'bars that I could add flowers in two rows. This gives you huge number of design options. 

Templates for the boxes are available online - search for 'card in a box'. 

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Thanks for visiting with me today!

 

Happy Sunday :)

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04/18/2016

Mon 18

Welcome to my Porch
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to the Poppy Blog and the Blog Blitz for our Newest release! Wow it sure has been exciting so far hasn't it? I am excited to show you the card I created using the Old Porch Chair. I thought this would be an absolute terrific image for a welcome to the neighborhood, or welcome home or a housewarming. You name it! The whole Rustic Design concept is

totally in right now and that's where I pulled my inspiration from.

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Create you background design using Memory Box Co. Stencils. I chose dots. 2 coordinating colors of distress inks.

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I used 6 dies on this card! Whew! I love the way it turned out though. I would love your feedback! Oh and one of the  lucky commenters will win the Old Porch Chair die! How exciting is that! One more photo, Have a delightful Day! Thanks for poppin in here at Poppystamps!

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04/16/2016

Sat 16

Cottage Arbor
by Michele K. Henderson

 

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Spring Release Blog Blitz! From April 14-27, we will be showing you all the latest dies and stamps from our new release, and you won't want to miss a day!  Over the next two weeks,  we will be giving away some amazing Poppystamps prizes on EVERY post! All you have to do is leave a comment on every post that offers a prize you want to win, so you could win big! Today, I'm showing you the spring garden scene I created with the tiny Cottage Arbor. Leave a comment on my post today and you might be randomly selected to win this tiny die that packs a big punch!

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Every spring, we all have amazing plans and dreams for our gardens, right? This year, we will believe that what starts out as empty pots and soil will be transformed into a backyard paradise!

I used a bit of a collection to create this scene! The Cottage Arbor is the perfect resting spot for our tiny feathered friend from the Serendipity Bird Frame. I added the Cottage Gate, and the Cottage Fence. Now we're ready to get to work with the Mini Garden cart, filled with soil from the High Flying Kites, ready to fill the Garden Pots and Buckets. The twining branches are from the Serendipity Bird Frame. Fancy Believe is the finishing touch!

You can create your own little garden dreams with today's prize, the Cottage Arbor Die!   All you need to do to enter to win is leave a comment by April 28!  One lucky winner will be selected and names announced on this blog April 30!

We are also giving away a set of the new Birchpress Design Background dies too.  You can see the original post and enter to win those here!  (A $74 value!)  We're celebrating the new Birch Press Dies with a sale!  Use code LAYERS and receive a 20% discount off your entire order at Birch Press Design now through April 27!  Click here to jump to Birch Press Design.

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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