78 posts categorized "Summer"

06/19/2017

Mon 19

Little Luxe Love
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Summer is in full swing with lush green leaves everywhere I look. We've had plenty of rain and scorching, muggy heat, which means the jungle in my back yard is thick and full! So here's a simple little salute to summer using a few die cuts and a winning tri-color trio!

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Kraft, lime green, and white always look great together, especially on fun summer cards. I cut out three Little Luxe Loves and stacked them up for a little dimension, then added the Graceful Faerie in bright white. I cut the Majestic Maples and the Leafy Breeze in a mouth-watering green, and added the Bellen Corners in Kraft. Easy Breezy Summertime fun!

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Here's a fun way to add a little pop and dimension to these big Majestic Maples. After you've cut them, simply shape them with your hands by gently curving the edges up, as if you were making a little paper bowl.

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Then add a little glue puddle just to the flat spot where the leaf sits on the card base. After it dries, you can continue to shape the leaf by gently curving or flattening with your fingers, or even a round tip burnisher for tiny leaves and petals. It makes green leaves look like they are floating through the air, and it makes fall leaves look natural and curly.

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We're so glad you could join us today for a little summertime crafty fun! While you're here, take a look at our June Challenge, Rainbow Wishes!

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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

 

06/06/2017

Tue 06

Night Faeries
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

I'm so glad you could join us today!  Have you caught the faerie buzz yet? Faeries are so trendy right now, and lucky for us, Poppystamps has a beautiful collection of faeries to add to your summer crafty fun. Today I'm sharing a card I created with the Magnificent Mini Faeries! Take a look!

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To create the colorful background, I used Distress Oxide inks and blended a few colors to create an evening sky. There's no right or wrong, just grab a sponge and have some fun! I wanted to take more tutorial photos, but the battery on my camera was dead! I had to make the card while the camera was charging, so I only have finished photos today. I guess that's part of the mystery of faeries - -  only the very, very lucky get a chance to see their magical dance.

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I cut all of the images in black and glued them flat to my inked sky card panel. I wanted the scene to look like you had secretly come across this dancing duo on a midnight walk. I used a few tiny stars and dots from the Snowflake Oval Collage, Mushrooms and Toadstools, Preppy Flowers, and the ends of the Twisted Oak Branch. Just like magic, the faeries appear!

Thank you so much for joining us today!

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04/17/2017

Mon 17

Little Whales in the sea!!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

"Smell the sea and feel the sky.... let your soul and spirit fly!!!"

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We have vacations and all people are in the sea!!!  I could not travel but my spirit left on this card, look!!!!!

1I projected myself with my desires to be in the sea!!!! jijiji I use the new borders of Poppy diecuts like waves, I put glitter and this, give the sunshine and a fab movement to my card!!!!

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What a great whales!!!!! They jump in a sky of metallic watercolors!!!!!!

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Did you see here the shines??????

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Hello to all my friends!!!!!!!!!!!! hehehe A pretty and small whale!!! Yuhuuuu :)

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I love how I use my Poppy diecuts!!!!!! Visit our Online Store!!!!! :)

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Thanks amigas and happy vacations!!!!!!

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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

03/11/2017

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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