97 posts categorized "Marybeth Lopez"

08/21/2017

Mon 21

Sending Hugs and Prayers
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there, Marybeth here today! I am sharing a card I created with Poppy Stamps: Sending Scribbles and Sending Scribbles die set. Even though this is one stamp and die set it has many different ways to use it and I think the sentiments are perfect for many uses, seems to be my go to set right now.

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I used my Zig Brush pens, to color in my cut and stamped image. Since I used watercolor card stock I didn't  have to add much water as the paper drinks up the brush pens very well, and I wanted to keep the vibrant color. I scored some random lines across my white panel for some added texture. 

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Here is a picture of the dies and stamp set. If you look closely you can see I  have a cut out and stamped... Sending... sentiment  that I decided not to use this time. Instead I just tamped the sentiment with a soft gray ink.

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I used some pinkish orange and fall-ish colors for this card since its almost fall and still summer. I am really liking that pumpkin-ish color bloom and might add another one to this card.

Hope you liked it and as you can see anyone can create this card. 

Thank you for all the kind comments on the Blog Blitz!

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08/08/2017

Tue 08

Merry Christmas
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there ! I hope you are enjoying the Poppystamps Blog Blitz !

As soon as the new dies came back in July I sat down to make this shaker card just for fun , I liked it so much I thought I should use it for the blog blitz!

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My top layer is watercolor paper to add a bit of texture. I added a layer of acetate under the second layer of paper, then added glass beads for the shaker.

I cut the word Merry, from the new Merry Frame and the word Christmas, from the new Christmas frame. I love that I now have an easy "Merry Christmas" sentiment to add to any of my Christmas cards. I sure need to get busy , I usually have about half  of my Christmas cards completed  by now.  

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 So many new stamps and be beautiful new Holiday dies to choose from this summer. No need to wait till the last minute.

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The blog blitz runs from August 2-August 14, 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 August 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 18. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :) 

If you would like to win the Open Hillside , don't forget to leave a comment.  Good luck and I hope you win!

God bless you!

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07/29/2017

Sat 29

Shaker with Stitched Leaves
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there! Marybeth here today sharing some fun new products from Poppystamps for fall or anytime of year! I've made a card like this before but not with these leaves or sentiment.

I love this new sentiment from one of the new clear stamp sets: Sending Scribbles!

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I simply inserted the dome (that I bought a long time ago) into the cut circle, then used fun foam to raise the rest of the panel. I placed the cut leaves in a pile on the center of my card then placed  the window panel on top.

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Using the vibrant Peerless water color sheets for my coloring of the stitched leaves,( bought from Birch Press Design, linked below). I used only the two smaller leaves from both sets: Stitched Maple Trio and Stitched Oak Trio. 

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I couldn't wait to make another one of these shakers, to share on the Poppystamps Blog.

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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!

 


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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

 


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06/04/2017

Sun 04

Magical Birthday
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello to you all!  Thanks for stopping by today!

I have this sweet little Princesses Faerie die that I am using and I have to say I think she adorable!

I have a few granddaughters that will love this card not to mention, quite a few grand nieces.

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On the wings I used a combination of chunky and fine white glitter .

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I ran some white card stock through my Xyron tape runner  so I wouldn't  have to use any glue for the glitter or the layers. 

Since it's a delicate piece I layered it twice, the Xyron makes that so easy ! The top layer has  a sticky top so the glitter 

worked perfectly and covered nicley!

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I adhered the body to some watercolor card stock , used fun foam behind the panel, then stamped my image.

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I decided last minute to tilt my panel just a bit, making sure it would still stand on its own and also fit in the envelop.

I stamped my sentiment soft stone ink, I wanted the Faerie to be front and center!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

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05/12/2017

Fri 12

Narwhal Stamp Set Giveaway
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hello and welcome to the fun Poppystamps Blog Blitz with awesome giveaways! You will have a chance to win other dies or stamps by commenting throughout the Blog Blitz for the new week or more. 

One random commenter will have a chance to win this darling Poppystamps: I'm A Narwhal clear stamp set!

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 I created a simple watercolor for my background  then adhered the images on top with foam tape. After they were in place I stamped some of the bubbles ( included in the set) near the fish . After the images were dry I added shimmer with Wink Of Stella.


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I didn't add many layers , so it is pretty simple for mailing.  The pretty envelope that the card is standing on is from Birch Press Design ! 
 This is a sweet set, just leave a comment for you chance to win the Narwhal  Stamp.

Thank you and I hope you have a wonderful week!

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05/02/2017

Tue 02

Happy Birthday
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello from sunny California! Marybeth here today! I have a fun watercolor,  yet simple birthday card using 

Happy Birthday Bold and Happy Birthday Outline dies from Poppystamps .

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I haven't done a watercolor background  in a while but after seeing a video on one I gave it another try.

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I ran my card stock through a Xyron to add adhesive to the back for both layers. You have a choice to use, the thick outline or the thin. I chose the thick for the center of my Happy Birthday. After I was all done placing the darker color on top of the white, I placed the negative over my card as a guide to make sure it was spaced evenly. That's It!

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I hope you like it! I think this would be great for either a girl or boy! Happy to have this one on hand and can't wait to make a few more!

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04/25/2017

Tue 25

Swaying Birch and Urban Skyline
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello, Marybeth here today!  I hope your week is off to a good start! 

I have a... simple to make card... for you today. 

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I used Poppystamps dies: Swaying Birch, Bravern Branch and Urban Skyline Collage.

Will a few simple steps you can have a clean look with a bit of detail ! My kinda card :)

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This is what the back side of the card looks like. Simply add some foam tape to the back then place on the panel of your choice. 

I cut two Bravern Branches, cut them apart, then placed them where I wanted to add leaves to the Swaying Birch die.

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  Simple, right!  Last minute I did change the design a bit by placing the skyline die more to the right of the card so that I had more room for the leaves on the tree. 

Thank you for the visit today!

 

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04/08/2017

Sat 08

Atessa Collage
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there! If you are in need of a simple card with a bit of delicate detail this die just might be for you!

I didn't adhere the center of the die but you could if you want. 

 

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 I cut my panel 4 x 5 1/4, placed the die where I wanted it then layered it over my blended panel, cut just a bit smaller. 

I also added a layer of fun foam .

 

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This  is blended with a brush for a softer look.

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This is  simply stamped using a light stone ink and Poppystamps stamp : Into the Woods.

I hope you are enjoying a sweet weekend.  

God bless you !

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