74 posts categorized "Summer"

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

03/11/2017

Sat 11

Stitched Grand Mountains
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello there ! I hope you are enjoying the mini Poppystamps Blog Blitz! Today we are giving away this beautiful Stitched Grand Mountains Die!

All you have to do for a chance to win, is leave a comment on this post. 

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I took this picture before the Golssy Accents had a chance to completely dry.

I added Yosemite to my tag because this card is designed with our Yosemite trips in mind.

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In the photo above I wanted to show you how you can add fun foam even with the scraps you have that are not one whole piece . I just used my tape runner and cut the pieces to fit the panel . This is how I raise most of my cards or I use a full piece of fun foam. The nice thing a bout fun foam to raise the panel is that you can still stamp on it if you decide to later.( something I do often)

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Thank you so much for the visit! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win this Stitched Grand Mountain Die

Hope your weekend is a blessed one!

 

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08/31/2016

Wed 31

Monochromatic card
by Irena Kowalczyk

Hello Poppystamps friends.
Irena here today with a monochromatic card!

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I used some new dies and I combined with the old.
First I cut out love 'Distressed Benson Corner', then
Poinsettia flower that looks good also in the summer projects.

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In these card should be little leaves, so I used 'Sylvan Sprig' in two colors: white and ecru.
At the end I added two small butterflies' Devyn Butterfly Trio "and pearls.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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08/16/2016

Tue 16

Poinsettia for Summer
by Irena Kowalczyk

Hello Poppystamps friends.
Irena here today with a watercolor card!

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Watercolors were used in my card, but I use that little.
This techique is new for me, I am still learning. Usually I am not happy with effect, result.
But I tried again today.
At work I use paints Ecoline.

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I prepared a background in green. Then I use three colors to the flower,
I cut the flower parts "Stitched Poinsettia Trio".
I added a stamp and even a small gold ornament "Scribble Snowflake Circle".

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Thank you for stopping by, and enjoy your day!

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08/08/2016

Mon 08

Time to celebrate
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi all.

Summer still inspire me to create a light, delicate work: cards, layout, albums. 

Today I want to show you the card in fresh colors. My background I made using 3 color with Ecoline 

Ecoline is a liquid, transparent water-based colour suitable for many art, graphics and technical uses. It is quite handy as it is ready to use, dries really quickly.

When my base dried up, I use a memory box stencil and texture paste. Then, I sprinkled all with glitter. 

A ready base I decorated with handmade flowers. I love new Stitched Poinsettia Trio dies. I will be using that for sure not only for Christmas cards.

Butterflies I cut with the tracing paper. I used black color text to emphasize it over the pastel mix in the background.

 

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Have a nice day.

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07/24/2016

Sun 24

Summer wreaths
by Irena Kowalczyk

Happy Sunday!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing all of the new products and fabulous designs in time Blog Blitz. Tomorrow we will know the winners.

Today, I have two card to share with you using the Freida Wreath die.

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In the first card cut out twice wreath in a green card stock.

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I cut out the frame - circle of in a white card stock, I added die "Swirled Love ". It's all glued on white card stock.

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The second card, the beginning of the same, twice cut green wreath in a card stock, here small flowers, sentiment I added to the ribbon die.
Here I use a stencil and using distress ink do background on yellow card stock.  I added washi tape, and small yellow pearls.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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07/07/2016

Thu 07

Downtown Urban Landscape
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Poppystamps 2016 Holiday Blog Blitz! For the next two weeks, the Poppystamps team will be bringing you tons of inspiration and ideas, and amazing prizes too! You won't want to miss a thing! Today, I'm sharing a card I made with the brand new Downtown Urban Landscape!

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I just squealed with glee when I saw this fun city skyline die! I love creating urban scenes, and this die is so easy to cut, layer and stack! I made a summertime city on the lake with the Marina Sailboats and the High Flying Kites! A little foam pop dot on the sailboat and it's ready to sail right off the page!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post for a chance to win your very own Downtown Urban Landscape die!  Don't forget to comment on the other 2016 Holiday Release Blog Blitz posts too.  The Blog Blitz will run from July 6th - 18th and that means tons of chances to win.  To be entered into  each of the drawings all you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter.  One person will be chosen at random using a random number generator from each of the blog post comments. Easy Breezy! Only one prize per person per blog blitz.  

You have until midnight US EST July 21st to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter.  Winners will  announced on this blog on July 25.

Thanks for joining us today!

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06/27/2016

Mon 27

Bird in a Boat
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Today I've got a really sweet CAS style card for you! I was looking over some of my favorite Poppystamps photopolymer clear stamps for a fun summer image, and I found this tiny boat from the Fawning Over You set! It's so darling! I love the sentiment too, from the Into the Words set!

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After I finished the tiny boat card, I set it aside and began working on this little blue bird, the Small Chickadee, for my next card. I said to myself, "Hey, this little boat is just his size!"

I love the idea that this little guy is doing his own thing!

As a Poppystamps designer, one of the things I love most is how easy it is to mix and match stamps and dies, and how easy it is to create cards in almost every style of card making!

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There's so much going on over here you won't want to miss a thing! We've got great inspiration and ideas in so many beautiful styles, and even challenges and blog candy too! A little birdie told me something big is right around the corner! Check back every day and see if it floats your boat!

Thanks for joining us today!

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06/06/2016

Mon 06

Happy Summer
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Summer has arrived early and it's going to be a happy one! With the temperatures going up up UP this week, I thought I would make an easy breezy CAS inspired card combining the brand new Flower Patch stamp set and a few summery die cuts.

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I used a pastel color palette and added the sentiment "Happy Summer," along with the die cuts Swirly Bird Ribbon and Loopy Stem. A few pastel sequins on top and it's mail-ready!

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This card idea would look great in hot, bright colors too!  I love the modern artsy look of the Swirly Bird Ribbon.

We'd love to hear from you, and see what you can create too! This month's challenge is Tic Tac Toe. Click on the challenge badge for more great inspiration and ideas!

Thanks for joining us today!

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05/24/2016

Tue 24

Summertime
by Michele K. Henderson

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Summertime, and the living is easy! Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a card that has been on my mind all week! I have just returned from a glorious trip to Charleston, South Carolina, and summer is on my mind! This is the perfect card for your friends down South, because this is exactly how we Southerners like to spend our hot summer days, on a welcoming chair under a shady tree!

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This card was very easy to make, even though it looks detailed and a little fussy. The new Weeping Willow Archway does all the work for you! I added the Weeping Willow Branches behind the frame in the darker green to give the tree a little more depth. The Gentle Wave Collage gave me a nice little artsy hill, so my Left and Right Cafe Chairs weren't quite hovering in the air. The finishing touch is the little coral bird from the Serendipity Bird Frame.

Check out even more great inspiration and ideas from our Poppystamps design team, and play along with our current challenge, Pretty in Pink!

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Thanks for joining us today! Check back soon for more surprises coming this week!

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