18 posts categorized "Vellum"

05/13/2017

Sat 13

May Blog Blitz: Large Nimble Faerie
by Jinny Newlin

Welcome to the weekend, y'all!  It's Jinny here this morning, sharing a few new goodies from our May 2017 Release.  Enjoy!

Poppy Thank You Fairy Much - JinnyNewlinI started this card by watercoloring a scrap of watercolor paper, moving from left to right, in a rainbow of shades.  Once it was dry, I spritzed over it with Pearl mist for a little shimmer and shine and die-cut our new Floribunda Collage florals out of it.  I then backed it with a piece of white cardstock and anchored a split panel of white, glitter paper to either side of it with white-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  More white-threaded, straight, machine stitches secure a vertical strip of vellum, which was white-embossed with the "THANK YOU fairy MUCH" sentiment from our new Fairy Greetings stamp set.

5.12.17 023A length of white string was then wrapped, vertically, around the prepped piece, between the connection of the vellum strip and everything else and tied, in a bow, near the top edge of the prepped piece, before the latter was popped off the surface of the white, cardstock, card face with foam tape.

5.12.17 029I then die-cut our new Large Nimble Faerie from white cardstock; popped her body up with foam tape; and applied three shades of glitter to her wings, before adhering them to her back.  A sprinkling of clear, sequin blossoms completes the look.

5.12.17 032Be sure to stop back by every day through next Sunday, May 21, 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, May Release product is being randomly given away on EACH AND EVERY Poppystamps' blog post.  You have until Monday, May 22, 2017, to do so.  Winners will be announced, on the Poppystamps blog, the following Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  I've got that fabulous Large Nimble Faerie craft die, that you see in action above, to giveaway today.

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That's it, from me, for today; but there truly is so much left to see.  You simply don't want to miss out.  Have fun!  Good luck with ALL the glorious prizes; and have a wonderful weekend, Poppystamps friends!

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04/27/2017

Thu 27

Pretty Preppy Flowers
by Sue McRae

Hi everyone, Sue here with a spring floral card. 

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I started by water colouring a blue background for my scene. Nothing fancy, just a quick wash of blue paint on water colour paper. After this was dry I took one of the dies from Delicate Stitches and created a frame on the background and then added a sentiment from the Ornamental Butterflies stamp set.

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For the Preppy Flowers I randomly painted yellow, pinks and reds on water colour card stock and die cut the flowers from it. This way the flowers are uniquely coloured in an easy and quick way. Once the flowers were dry I brushed a thin layer of glue on them and sprinkled Distress Rock Candy Glitter on top. Since the glitter is clear you can still see the colours underneath and it gives the flowers a bit of sparkle.

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I wanted a feeling of whimsy, like the flowers were swaying in the breeze so I decided to add a layer of vellum flowers behind the first layer and I really like how that turned out.

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I figured a field of flowers needed a few fluttering friends so I used the Butterfly Sprinkles dies to add some butterflies.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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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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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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09/14/2016

Wed 14

Birthday Frame
by Sue McRae

Hi everyone! Today I have a quick and colourful card for you.

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For the Botanica Frame I took a piece of water colour paper and created a rainbow across it with paints, die cut the frame from it and adhered it to the white card base.

I coloured glossy card stock with alcohol inks to use for the sentiment and flower.

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I used the medium and small dies from the Stitched Poinsettia Trio to make the flower and die cut the medium shape from vellum to add a third layer to the flower.

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The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Celebration Frame. I just snipped the sentiment from the frame to use on its own. That is one way you get more mileage out of your dies.

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To finish the card I added a white enamel dot to the flower and scribbled over the Happy Birthday with a shimmer pen.

Happy crafting!

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08/24/2016

Wed 24

Majestic Maple
by Sue McRae

Hi everyone, Sue here with a card featuring all things leafy.

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For the background, I temporarily adhered the Memory Box Postage Set Stencil over white card stock and inked up the rectangle/square shapes with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. This gives a nice window pane look to the card.

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I then laid the Memory Box Falling Maple Stencil over the inked sections and applied Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue with a sponge to the leaves. This glue dries tacky which allows you to add gilding flakes/gold leafing on top. I used a multi-coloured mix of flakes with coppers, golds and greens.

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The Majestic Maple was cut from water colour paper and painted with bold water colour paint. I die cut two additional leaves, one from red vellum and one from orange vellum and placed those behind the painted leaf and tied a gold bow around the stems.

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I had trouble deciding on a colour for the sentiment. It seemed like nothing popped enough off the gilded section so I opted for black and decided to tie that in by adding the background panel onto a black card base.

Lots of fun techniques on this card. I hope it inspires you to try some of them.

In case you missed it, we had a blog hop yesterday featuring Birch Press Design and Poppystamps. There's a wonderful prize and some great shopping discounts. Stop by here for all the details.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

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05/21/2016

Sat 21

Birthday Balloons
by JJ Bolton

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Just stopping in today with a fun birthday card to share!  May is a crazy month of birthdays for our family.  My twin sons, husband, father, sister, and brother-in-law all have birthdays this WEEK!  So this card is very appropriate:)  To make this card, I started off by die cutting the stitched square.  Then I die cut the "birthday wishes" into the square and inlaid it with a metallic gold version.  Just for fun, the square is offset on the card base.  

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Then I die cut a variety of balloons in different colored vellum and arranged them around and behind the square.  Vellum can be tricky to work with, so I try to hide the glue behind card stock pieces or where the vellum overlaps.      

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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04/27/2016

Wed 27

BLOG BLITZ - Welcome Little One
by Zuzana Obert

Good morning! We have beautiful but freezing cold morning here in UK. To warm you little bit up I have a very sweet card for you today. 

Our new spring release has the most cute baby dies! I'm going to introduce you a Hip Little One craft die today. 

 

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First I painted water colour paper  with pink paint and die cut using Open Studio Pinpoint Rectangle Layers. Then I played with Memory Box Stars Starry Nights designer stencil and drew some white stars with gel pen on the vellum.

 

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Stitched the vellum and pink panel on the card base and wrapped with twine around. Die cut sentiment using new Poppystamps Hip Little One die from white foam and  

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coloured in Poppystamps Small Elephant with yellow pencils. Added some pearl dots to finish.

 

Don't forget that you can win Blog Blitz Hip Little One craft die today, just leave the comment under my post. The lucky winner will be announced on April 30th.

 

Good Luck and Happy Crafting! Hugs,

 

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04/15/2016

Fri 15

Blog Blitz: Gentle Koi
by JJ Bolton

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I'm excited to be here on Day 2 of the new release Blog Blitz!  I hope you had a chance to stop by yesterday to see the amazing set of dies Jeanne debuted.  They are so cool!  Speaking of cool, I'm in love with this Gentle Wave die.  It makes a perfect wave background, but I can think of all kinds of ways to use this die.

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For this card, I watercolored a panel and then die cut it with the Gentle Wave die.  I layered it over a piece of light blue vellum.  In person, the vellum gives the waves a really soft look.  I also used watercolors to color my koi fish.  Koi are naturally splotchy, which is so easy to do with watercolors.  I just die cut the fish using watercolor paper and then sprayed them with water.  Then I picked up the watercolor and just touched it to the fish.  The color will spread by itself and then all you have to do it set it with a heat gun.  Super easy! 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  And with all Blog Blitzes, all you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win one of these awesome Gentle Wave dies!  

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10/31/2015

Sat 31

Halloween Shaker Tags
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi everyone and Happy Halloween!

Hope you're having fun celebrating and here are some Halloween tags to create an appropriate mood :))) I've made them using some dies from the Poppystamps Holiday release.

There is also the VIDEO TUTORIAL on all the three tags. 

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Have a spooktacular holiday and thanks for visiting!

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