87 posts categorized "Garden"

05/23/2017

Tue 23

Have a Magical Birthday
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing my big sister's magical, garden, birthday card.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by stamping those Watercolor Wildflowers, that I simply cannot get enough of, in Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks, on watercolor paper.  I then spritzed over them with water to get more of a watercolor effect and splattered everything with those same shades of Distress Inks mentioned above, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  That set the foundation for my garden.  While it was drying, I pieced together the Blooming Poppy with Real Red, Basic Black, and Garden Green cardstock die cuts and the Ragged Daisy with white, Daffodil Delight, and Lucky Limeade cardstock die cuts.  Once they were adhered, in their respective positions, to the watercolor piece, I grounded them with a Preppy Flowers, Wild Wasabi cardstock die cut.

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The prepped piece was then anchored, to the Pistachio Pudding cardstock card face, with black-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  The Magnificent Mini Faeries were die-cut from Basic Black and white cardstocks; pieced together; and adhered, with foam tape, within the garden itself.  Their wings also got a healthy dose of Clear Wink of Stella for shimmer and shine.

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I then die-cut the Pinpoint Balloons from Coastal Cabana cardstock; adhered them, in their respective locations; also gave them some shimmer and shine with Clear Wink of Stella, coated with Glossy Accents; and anchored them to the faeries' fists with hand-penned strings.

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The black-embossed, "HAVE A magical BIRTHDAY" sentiment, from Fairy Greetings, completes the look.

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Thanks so much for humbling us with a visit, Poppystamps friends!  Have a terrific Tuesday!  Hugs!

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05/14/2017

Sun 14

Most Amazing MOM POPPY
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Happy Mother's Day! Welcome to another week of Fabulous inspiration of this beautiful release! I just LOVE Poppies and Fairies!
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I went for the traditional poppy color since it is my home states flower. I combined sponging and splatter along with twine and dimension for depth. I purposely offset the white panel for interest. I used some washing tape as my title. I like making this artsy feeling card. I hope you enjoy it.


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As you can see I am a bit of a messy designer..but sometimes that is the fun of it.

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The die that will be given away on this post is the Blooming Poppy Die.
Would you  like to win this die for yourself? 
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 Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from May 10- May 21, 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 May 22 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on May 24. Good Luck!  

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05/09/2017

Tue 09

Faerie Magic
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

It's that special time of the year when we're getting our gardens together with a little hope and a prayer, and a visit from a magical garden faerie! Today, I am sharing an easy layered card that features the glittery Thoughtful Faerie! Take a look!

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I started with a stitched card base, and added a fun die, the Coulis Collage! Coulis Collage is a fun die to use because it can give the illusion of so many things, like a window, a garden trellis, a panel, a tapestry, just let your imagination take flight. Since the Coulis Collage is a die that cuts out from a background panel, I cut a small edge around the opening with a pair of scissors to create a window piece that was adhered onto the purple panel. Then I cut the Thoughtful Faerie out of yellow glitter paper, and used pieces of a foam pop dot to give her dimension, along with the tiny flower pot. Then I added the Gingko Branch, and stars and hearts from All Star Collage and Preppy Deer.

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This little faerie was sent to bring your garden a little luck and a little love! She would make a great addition to a card that you could create for our May challenge, Flower Power!

There's so much going on here at Poppystamps this week, you won't want to miss a thing! Thanks so much for joining us today!

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04/07/2017

Fri 07

Three Easter cards
by Ilona Zbieg

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Today we have three Easter cards which main motive are animals.

First one with two lovely sheeps is made with Ring a Ding corner die. Not typical arrangement but I think it looks good.

Another one with two rabbits made of Serene Rabbit die - this is one I kept simple with a grass-like motive at the bottom made by Tailored Stitches.

Last one which I like a most is the one with those sweet chicks. Hope you enjoy that!

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Thanks for visiting with me today :)

 

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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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03/21/2017

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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