128 posts categorized "Stencil"

03/03/2017

Fri 03

Embossing background- step by step
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Everyone!

Today I want to show you how to create in a simple and fast way an elegant background.

We need:

  • Memory Box stencils
  • die cutting machine, e.g. Big Shot
  • embossing mat

What we need to do, step by step:

  1. We cut paper the same size as our stencil.
  2. We make layers: mat, paper, stencil.
  3. We put everything  into the machine. We turn everything and pull out and now we have a beautiful background.
  4. We make a project using our new background. Recently I did delicate Easter card.

As you can see, even without embossing folders, we can do embossing background.

 

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Thank you so much for joining us today!

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02/16/2017

Thu 16

Be Mine
by Jinny Newlin

Hey, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing my hubby's Valentine.

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I started his card by adding a little interest to the Pool Party, cardstock, card face, which had its bottom corners rounded, by rubbing Pumice Stone and Broken China Distress Inks through lattice and heart stencils respectively.  I then popped a white, cardstock Stitched Tunnel Tag up, just right of vertical center, with foam tape.  The tag itself was topped with a piece of watercolor paper, watercolored in shades of blue and speckled with those same watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  The watercolor piece was then stamped, in Jet Black ink, with a trio of hearts and topped with the die-cut, black, cardstock Playful Deer Collage, which I white-embossed with a "be mine" sentiment.  I have no idea why the black is photographing as though it is speckled with white spots.  I promise they aren't there in real life.  Grrr!  So frustrating!  Maybe I'd better take a closer look at my camera lens.  It's been keeping pretty busy lately.  Anyway, both the stamped hearts and sentiment came from our playful, Be Mine Penguins stamp set.

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The completed tag was then laced with a length of hemp twine and embellished with a length of white, seam binding ribbon, tied in a double bow and dressed up with a sheer, turquoise, polka dot ribbon, tied in a bow, as well as a turquoise button, laced with a white, string bow.

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Our Powell Butterfly, die-cut from Island Indigo cardstock and dressed up with a coat of Clear Wink of Stella, and a trio of wood veneer hearts complete the look.

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I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be blessed!

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02/13/2017

Mon 13

A set of Valentine's Day cards
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi all.

Today I want to show you a set of cards about love. 

To create this card, I used a big set of dies and stamps from new  Poppystamps release.

As you can see, this time I didn't use watercolor paints. Only plain paper, Memory Box stencils and dies.

All the cards that I've done I donated to charity. 

I wish you all a wonderful Valentine's Day.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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01/11/2017

Wed 11

Capri Hearts
by Mona Pendleton

Hi! Welcome to the Poppystamps New Release Blog Blitz! So much fun!

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I created a trio of cards featuring the pretty Capri Heart die. You have a chance to win it! Just leave a comment on this post to be entered. Winners will be announced at the end of the blog blitz!

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To create this card, I stenciled the background using the memory box Texture Mini Dots designer stencil then layered two Capri Hearts on top of a Super Square die cut. I completed it with a fun sentiment from the Grateful Heart stamp set:

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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.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Don' t forget to comment during the entire Blog hop for your chance to win dies from this new release!

Good Luck!

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12/22/2016

Thu 22

Warm Winter Wishes Gift Cards
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, friends!  It's Jinny here today with a quartet of gift-card-wielding, Christmas cards for some of my nieces and nephews.  This is the first year I've turned to gift cards for the little ones, but I never know what to get them, especially being as we never get to see them and don't even know what they have or like.  Matter of fact, I haven't even yet met three of the four of them from my hubby's side of the family.  Then, in the past, when we haven't heard if the gifts were even liked or appreciated, well, it just makes it easier to send gift cards and let them pick out exactly what they want themselves.  At least, then, I'll be assured our precious dollars weren't wasted.  Plus, Poppystamps' Tucked Corner Tag die sure makes the delivery of gift cards ever so fun!

Poppystamps Warm Christmas Wishes Gift Cards - JinnyNewlinThey're all pretty much made the same, so I'll just take you through the making of one.

Poppystamps Warm Foxy Wishes Gift Card - JinnyNewlinI started by watercoloring and splatting a piece of watercolor paper in shades of aqua, turquoise, and green.  I then speckled it with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  Once that was dry, I used the Winter Snowflakes stencil to add a little texture with modeling paste.  While that was drying, I stamped a strip of vellum, in Jet Black ink, with the "WARM CHRISTMAS WISHES" sentiment and anchored it, as well as the watercolored piece itself, to the white, cardstock, card face, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  Before sealing up the far left edge of the vellum strip with more silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching, I tucked a handful of Sparkling Clear and silver star sequins in behind it.

12.12.16 017Our Tucked Corner Tag was then die-cut from white, glitter cardstock; punched with a simple hole in its top; laced with a length of Baker's Twine, tied in a bow; popped off the surface of the card face with foam tape; and embellished with a textured Garden Green cardstock,  Holly Leaf Branch die cut.  Its center, too, was filled in with a Barnes and Noble gift card.

12.12.16 020Finally, I stamped the little fox on watercolor paper; watercolored her; die-cut her out; dressed her up with a little stamped, die-cut, and watercolored scarf; and popped her up, with foam tape, in the bottom left corner of the tag.

12.12.16 023The fox was then swapped out for the deer, otter, and cat, each individually dressed for winter, respectively.  While it's not showing up super good in these photos, they were also detailed with Clear Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents.

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12.12.16 035Thanks so much for humbling us with a visit, and have a truly blessed Christmas, Poppystamps' friends!  Hugs!

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12/18/2016

Sun 18

The red cars
by Irena Kowalczyk

Hello Poppystamps friends.
Irena here today with a mini notebooks!
It's time to think about small gifts/presents for our friends. Like usually, I offer small notebooks.

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Small, perfect for woman's purse, bag. Very handy.

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I like paper KRAFT, that's why my notebooks are made of this kind of paper.
The covers tagged washi tape.

I used such a materials as: Car Toppers and Family Car dies.

And also I used: stencils:  Tiny Dots, and Stars Shimmer.

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I combined the wire, added a few Christmas decorations. 

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Thanks for stopping by today.

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12/15/2016

Thu 15

Ombre Bows
by Sue McRae

Hello crafters, Sue here! I'm happy you popped by today during this busy time of the year so I'll keep this short and sweet!

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The Bow and String die was calling my name so I die cut them out of glitter card stock in shades of pinks and purples for an ombre effect and I die cut the Old Fashioned Merry Christmas from black glitter card stock.

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I wanted to give the background a bit of texture so I used the Memory Box Winter Snowflakes stencil to emboss my card stock. Don't forget to use your stencils this way, you'll get a lot more use out of them.

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I adhered all my die cuts to the card base and filled the backside of the bows with silver glitter card stock and felt it need one more thing so I took the Fluffy Bow and die cut if from silver glitter card stock but used on the square centre pieces from this bow to add to the centres of the Bow & String die cuts and now I felt the card was complete.

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As this is my last post before Christmas, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

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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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11/23/2016

Wed 23

Winter card
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Poppystamps fans :)

Christmas time is coming.  

I am sharing a  Christmas card today. 

 

There are three layers of the paper: white, green (2-3mm smaller) and white again. This time it was about 5mm difference to make that nice green frame around.

I used star mask and pearl paste to make those tiny white-glitter stars on the background.

Silver  glitter paper was used for that circle in the centre. It was decorated with Wintergreen Border die.

There are actually three cut outs but I cut out the bottom part of each and then they were stuck underneath the circle.

Two poinsettias are added on the border of the circle and then I added Country House die together with some turquoise stars.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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10/23/2016

Sun 23

Hello, tiny spiders
by Irena Kowalczyk

Here Irena again,
Today I prepared a tag that will be decoration for the coming Halloween.

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I made tag using white and violet cardstock.
I used stencil 'Delicate Web' and Distress Ink Black.
Spiders cut out in black and silver cardstock.

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I do not like spiders, but these tiny on the tag are harmless.

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Thank you for your visit and wish you a happy crafting!

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