145 posts categorized "Stencil"

06/13/2018

Wed 13

Poppystamps Challenge: For the Boys
by Robin Tharaldson

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Here's my inspiration, for Poppystamps "For the Boys" Challenge, using a more masculine palette and a CAS design! I created my background using Memory Box Texture Dots stencil, Distress Oxide ink and a die from the Postage Rectangle Layers die set!

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For my sentiment I cut three "hello", from the Big Halo Hello die set, using a chocolate colored cardstock and adhered together for more dimension. My "halo" was cut from vellum which I like to use when you need to soften the background but not block it completely!

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I hope you play along with us! There are two ways for you to win, all the details can be found here!

Thanks for stopping by...

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06/07/2018

Thu 07

Sparkle
by Nancy Penir

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Greeting Poppy Peeps! I have a fun card to show you today, using Poppy's Swirly Loop.

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Birthdays seem to sneak up on me, and I love having a stash ready just in case. This fun little die is a handy swirl that could be a sun, a wreath or just a contemporary image as I've used it.

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One of my favorite background techniques is to create a stencil from vellum, with my die, and sponge ink it onto my main surface. It gives a subtle 'just enough' texture.

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The word sentiment was cut twice from glitter paper.

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Hope this gave you incentive to increase the uses for your dies, and of course to increase on hand birthday cards!

Hope your week is super crafty!

 

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03/03/2018

Sat 03

Easter Bunny Egg
by Nancy Penir

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Hi everyone! I have a trio of Easter cards today. 

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Setting up an assembly line, and doing more than one card is easy breezy, when all your elements are laid out and ready.

Do your die cuts first. For my trio, I used pastel pink, blue and lavender.

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With Memory Box's Floral Mask stencil taped in place, I then hand cut a traced image from Poppy's new Easter Bunny Egg from vellum. To keep it in place, I use a light spray of 3M Spray Mount, and press it down where I want it. It comes off easily when I'm done stenciling. The A2 sized card is then slid under the stencil. I wanted a lime colored bg, so I picked Twisted Citron ink to sponge around the edge of the egg.

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When the stencil and vellum egg are removed, the card is left with a window for my bunny and Easter grass.

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I really love going over the top for holiday cards, so sometimes there's no stopping me! Ribbon bow, a few sequins, and paper flowers, not to mention the Easter grass finish my Happy Easter card!

Oh and that sweet little tag? Pinpoint Main Tag, stamped with Poppy's Sending Love (For You) & a bud from Peony Stems and Blossoms, which I copic colored.

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Oh yes, one more decoration... the Berry Sprig die from Poppy!

Hope this gave you some inspiration for a much anticipated and awaited Spring! Happy crafting!

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12/03/2017

Sun 03

Sparkle
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings!  It's time for some Holiday card inspiration, and I have just the dies to help spark your holiday spirit!

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Is that sweet deer the cutest? 

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I made a stencil from the the Tree Trunks Craft die, and used my Starburst sprays.

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Lots of foam and more spray and glitter for the next layer,  Pine Needle Clearing.  

The deer comes with a separate die for his antlers, allowing for a color change if you want. I blinged parts of him with Diamond Stickles.

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The word, Sparkle, seemed the perfect sentiment for my holiday card!

I'd love to hear what you think. Did you get any of the dies featured on my card during the blitz? 

Have fun crafting, and I'll be back soon!

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10/25/2017

Wed 25

Poppystamps Masquerade Challenge Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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I hope you are enjoying Poppystamps October Challenge, Masquerade! Using stencils is an easy way to create interesting backgrounds and effects on your projects. And making a mask or stencil from your dies is a great way to expand their use.

 

October PS CU 5 Snowflake with watermark

I used Memory Box Sprinkle Dots stencil and Dreamweaver Silver Embossing Paste. Love the texture and sparkle from the silver paste! I have also used this stencil for whispy windy backgrounds using a light blue ink.

October PS CU 6 Snowflake with watermark

I used Poppystamps Swirled Joy and Stitched Alpine Snowflakes dies for my card. The Joy was cut three times using red cardstock and glued together for added dimension. The snowflakes were cut once from silver glitter cardstock and then two more times using white cardstock.

 

October PS CU 4 Snowflake with watermark

I hope you are enjoying the Masquerade Challenge and be sure to upload your projects 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

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10/01/2017

Sun 01

PSC#37 Masquerade

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge  Lots of Dots is  Kimberly Weiner!
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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Birgit!

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

10-17 copyPSC#37 Masquerade - Our challenge is a play on words this time..  A "Masquerade" is defined as a false show or pretense.  Halloween is a time when we dress up in costumes and pretend to be the characters we dress up as.  Many times this involves a "Mask" to conceal our identities.   We want you to create a project using a mask.  Masking is very popular in stamping - covering previously stamped areas with a mask and doing more stamping over the masked image.  Masking is also a great way to cover a stamped image and add background color.    Another type of mask is a STENCIL that masks areas allowing you to add ink where you like.  The choice is yours, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image on your project.

Need a little inspiration?  Here's some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month so you can see how each project was created. 

 
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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on October 29 to link up your design here!   We'll start a new challenge and announce the winner on November  1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

09/19/2017

Tue 19

Happy Halloween
by Nancy Penir

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Hello! And welcome to my post featuring Poppystamps newest... Halloween release! It couldn't get more exciting around here, with the new stamps and dies. I get to feature the newest pumpkin set, Swirl Pumpkin and Harvest Pumpkin!

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Oh how I love this time of year! Changes everywhere, from the weather, to the leaves on trees, fall is definitely in the air. Even the food we eat takes on a pumpkin spice flavor! (Lattes anyone?)

Pumpkin Swirl is everything Poppystamps is known for: perfectly sized and shaped with even the sweetest vine curled on top! And with it's mate, Harvest Pumpkin, you can use just the silhouette or back it with contrast color.

Let's look at how I made this card. I love to create a scene, and with a bit of drama for the Halloween season. Sponge inking a background came first, in colors that will let my pumpkins take center stage.

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Now for a slightly spooky tree...

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I created a stencil with Poppy's Birch Tree die, sponging it with a ghostly gray,  and next made a frame from Poppy's largest Pointed Oval Frames. 

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I cut the frame several times to pop it up, then added the sponge inked frame to the top of my stack.

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All 3 pumpkins were cut with glitter paper, and the orange pumpkin popped up with foam. My greeting is also a new die, Happy Halloween Signs. You're going to be seeing this set of sentiments a lot during the release. It's beyond cute, with just a bit of  'Haunted Mansion' flare to it!

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Are you excited? You could win the set of your choice by leaving a comment on the different posts all week.

Good Luck, Happy Fall and happy creating!

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09/04/2017

Mon 04

Wintertime Fairies Slider Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there! Nancy here, and I have an interactive card to show you today. It's Slider Week at Poppy, and Memory Box has released a new die set to help you create a slider.

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The set offers 4 sizes and shapes, and is used with your stamps. Let me show you.

If you've never done a slider card, You Tube has several videos and how-to's. My slider is made with 2 pieces of foam fit together within the cutout, and attached to my fairy. A pulltab with ribbon slides the image through the slide.

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The stamp set I used is from the darling new Wintertime Fairies, (coming soon!) and has a coordinating set of matching dies.

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The sweet holiday fairies set has 3 fairies in different poses. I stamped, cut and colored my fairies and images first, 

and created my background card base from Distress Oxide Inks. On the bottom of the card I created a stencil by tearing a piece of paper in the shape of a hill before spritzing it with white spray. 

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The scene has the flying fairy starting at one end of the card, and flying to the other end, lighting the Christmas lights banner.

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I hope you enjoyed my slider post today. Remember to check back to see how each designer  used this useful and fun die set!

And don't forget to leave a comment to win a stamp set of your choice. Good luck!

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08/25/2017

Fri 25

Beyond Borders Large River Faerie
by Nancy Penir

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End of Summer Greetings, and happy to bring you some more inspiration for our Poppy Stamps Challenge this month,

Beyond Borders. I wanted to give the Large River Faerie a magical setting to match her joyful pose.

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This card was such fun to make. Some simple steps, and plenty of shimmer!

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I used the stencil from Memory Box called, Modern Blooming Frame, and first sponge inked the card, then spritzed on some Perfect Pearls for shimmer.

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Large River Faerie die comes with the faerie wings, which I cut and glittered twice, once in pale pink card stock, and then again in vellum. My faerie is dancing on a Large Iceland Poppy, both lightly inked and spritzed with my pearl spray.

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Sentiment from: Fairy Greetings, white embossed on a homemade vellum banner.

You have 1 more week to enter the Beyond Borders Challenge, and a chance to win a gift certificate to the Poppystamps shop.

Maybe to buy this gorgeous faerie die set? Good Luck! Can't wait to see what you create!

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08/10/2017

Thu 10

Holiday Blog Blitz: Holly Twig
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a few new goodies from our latest 2017 Holiday Release.  Please forgive my photography skills, though.  White is super hard for me to photograph, but it's ever so striking in real life.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by rubbing Broken China Distress Ink, through the Winter Scattered Snowflakes designer stencil, onto the center of the white cardstock, card face.  Over the stenciling, I created the scene with die cuts, beginning with an older Ava Snowflake, die-cut from white cardstock.  The rest of the die cuts all came from this latest release.  The Double Pine Cone Collage was die-cut from Chocolate Chip cardstock.  Tip:  Use the negative die cut as a template for gluing each of those little bits into their proper places.  The Wispy Pine Needles were die-cut from Old Olive cardstock.  The Holly Twig, which you have the opportunity to win on the blog today (Woot!  Woot!), was die-cut from Soft Suede and Garden Green cardstocks; and Xmas Red Stickles was used for the berries.  Finally, the Cute Fawn was die-cut from watercolor paper and watercolored.

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I then die-cut the largest jar, from the new Jar Collection craft dies, in the center of a piece of 4" x 5-1/4" white, glitter paper.  A strip of vellum was gold-embossed with the "season's greetings" sentiment, taken from our Christmas Greetings stamp set, and adhered along the vertical, left edge of the backside of the die-cut jar, sandwiched between the glitter paper and a sheet of clear cardstock.  The edges of the glitter paper were then framed with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  Tip:  Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, machine-stitching the glitter paper and clear cardstock together also ensures that they stay put for the long haul.

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The prepped, jar panel was then popped up, with foam tape, over everything else; but before it was adhered in place, I added lots of white glitter, to the scene itself, to create a shaker effect.  Tip:  Apply a thin layer of baby powder over all the glued bits, as well as to the backside of the clear cardstock, to prevent the glitter from sticking itself in all the wrong places.  The lid was die-cut from gold cardstock; hand-cut along its bottom edge; adhered to the top of the jar; and embellished with a couple of Garden Green cardstock, Holiday Holly die cuts, as well as a double, white, seam binding ribbon bow, studded with a single, white pearl, to complete the look.

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Be sure to stop back by every day through next Tuesday, August 14, 2017, to see what my talented teammies have cooked up, using all the newly-released goodies, just for your viewing pleasure.  AND don't forget to leave lots of love as you visit; because a new, Holiday Release product is being randomly given away on EACH AND EVERY Poppystamps' blog post.  You have until Thursday, August 17, 2017, to do so.  Winners will be announced, right here on the blog, the following Friday, August 18, 2017.  As I said before, I've got that fabulous Holly Twig craft die, that you see in action above, to giveaway today.

That's it, from me, for today, friends.  Actually, that's it, from me, for Poppystamps.  It's my time to move on; but before I do, I have to send out a massive thank you to Jeanne for her friendship and loyalty.  She has unwaveringly believed in me and, without a doubt, been my biggest cheerleader.  I also wanted to thank Dave for giving me the opportunity to work with his gorgeous and intricate dies.  I have been stretched creatively beyond my wildest imagination but, truly, in such a good way.  And finally, thank you to each and every one of YOU, my faithful followers.  I hope this won't be the end for us and that you'll continue to come along with me on my creative journey.  What's in store is sure to surprise you as much as it does me, but I can't wait to see what it may be!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and good luck with ALL the glorious prizes during release week!  Be blessed!

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