29 posts categorized "Vellum"

04/26/2018

Thu 26

Rose Stem with Fluttering Butterflies
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello to you all! Happy almost weekend, can you believe.... May will be here in a few minutes:)

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For my card today I used the: Beautiful Rose Stem and Stitched Fluttering Butterflies dies from Poppystamps.  I cut the rose panel out of firm vellum , glued the the main body to fun foam. After placing all the pieces back in I decided to remove and color softly with Zig Real Brush Pens.

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 Below shows the pieces being placed back in  without glue and non colored. After I colored them I added tiny dots of glue and placed back in the same way.

It was like making a puzzle but already knowing where each peace was  going to go. Very relaxing!

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The butterflies are cut from firm vellum as well then colored the same way with Zig pens.

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I may add a sentiment to the front of this card but liked it as is for now... I can always add later. Thank you for the visit and I hope you give the look and die a try..... very enjoyable crafting.

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04/13/2018

Fri 13

Cascade of Posies
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! I'm so glad you joined me today. I have a card made with a new Poppy die called, Pierced Finnegan Circle.

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A friend of mine recently had shoulder surgery, and wanted her to know she's on my heart and mind. Here's a few of

what I used to create this card.

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After running the die through the die cutting machine, I inked a bit of color to hi light the pierced design.

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Blooming Border provided the posies and leaves, which I cut from vellum.

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Lots of sequin flower centers, and a sweet 'feel better', and my card's ready to send!

Hope you got some inspiration today. And hope you have a 'craftilicous' day!

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03/29/2018

Thu 29

Just a note...Hello
by Robin Tharaldson

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For my post today I am featuring the Big Circle Border Layer die; I think it adds a nice touch to my panel and allows the background color to show.

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My bouquet was created using Peony Stems and Blossom, stamps and dies. The images were stamped with Memento Desert Sand onto watercolor paper and simply colored.

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The following video will show you all the steps to make this card!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

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02/25/2018

Sun 25

Hello, Spring!
by Jennifer Svare

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It may be snowing outside, but springtime's in full bloom in the craft room today! 

These cards were made using watercolor note cards that have been sitting around forever. I love the thick, soft texture that these cards have... and now I'm wondering why they sat on the shelf so long!

The beautiful Floral Stem Collage creates a window. I enlarged the window by hand cutting to fit the Double Stitch Rectangle Frame.  By leaving the inner frame a little smaller than the double stitch frame, it created a look of inner matting. 

The Devyn Butterfly Trio has to be one of my favorite dies. The style is so versatile and elegant.  Because the dies cut three sizes at once, it made it very easy to incorporate them on the exterior of the card, interior, and exterior of the envelopes. 

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The speckles on the vellum were made using the FineTec Pearlescent Watercolor palette from Birchpress Design.  I put a light coat on the main flower, as well. 

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I love how using a combination of pastels, together with the dies, creates a wonderful gift with an early springtime feel. 

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Thank you for stopping by today!  There are more details here in the video below:

 

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11/04/2017

Sat 04

Peaceful Hillside
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there! I hope your weekend is going well! I love using these Hillside dies from Poppystamps , you have so many options. This is my first time using the darling :Tiny Fawn dies. I blended some ink on a scrap of watercolor cardstock then cut the fawns out. I was so tempted to add the spots, eyes and nose like Pam did( adorable) maybe next time.

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I added a bit of soft green glitter to the trees and then left the card alone. I wanted to add a sentiment to the front but  decided to leave it blank and just let the trees and fawn shine.

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I am showing the back side ( not very pretty) of my project so you can see how I add my fun foam. I  used my tape gun to add tape where needed, add the fun foam and trim where needed. I then placed a piece of vellum over the opening to give a soft sky.


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The gold envelope in the photo is from Birch Press Design . Thanks for the visit today.

God bless!

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09/25/2017

Mon 25

Poppystamps Happy Haunting Card and Blog Blitz!
by Robin Tharaldson

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Welcome to Poppystamps 2017 Fall Release and Blog Blitz!!!  My card uses Creepy Forest Collage, Bat Ring, Ghost Collage and Happy Halloween Signs dies along with Halloween Costume Cats stamp set!!!

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I cut my ghosts from Vellum to give them a translucent look! 

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I attached the ghosts to the branches of the spooky tree! The Bat Ring die continues the theme of my card to the inside! Love those bats!!

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The ghosts look as if they are running (floating) away from the scary bats!! The following video will show you how I created this card and give you some helpful techniques!

 

If you would like to win the Bat Ring die please leave a comment. Here is more information on the Poppystamps 2017 Fall Blog Blitz!

The blog blitz runs from September 16 through September 29 (last day to leave a comment). Poppystamps will be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time.  Each designer has chosen a specific die for their Blog Blitz post and you have a chance to win that die!!  To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.  One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz.  A random number generator is used to select winners from the comments. You have until midnight US EST September 29 to leave a comment on each and every post you want to enter. Winners will be announced, on this blog, on Monday, October 2. So be sure to leave a comment below!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

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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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07/10/2017

Mon 10

Peony Get Well
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Welcome to Poppystamps Blog, Lezlye here today showcasing a NEW stamp set and coordinating dies.

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I stamped the Peony flower on Neenah solar white yardstick and cut out with the perfectly precision die.  I chose a little deeper topic markers pictured below.


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I drew up a sketch and  based my card off of it. I find this helps get the card design started if you ar having a mental mojo block...

I stamped with versa mark ink on my deep red yardstick circle with the dot texture from the set.

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This Nuevo Glimmer paste is neat, it is thick and acts as a colored embossed look. Just look at that yummy texture and color.

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I circle cut a apiece of vellum, stamped the sentiment on a flag banner. I used some twine for texture. Final step to add some sparkle, wink of Stella and star sequins.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I did with this Fabulous new set perfect for coloring!

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06/14/2017

Wed 14

Blooming Poppy Thanks
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there! I'm excited to show you a card today, with one of the new dies called, 'Blooming Poppy'.

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I live in California, and poppies are our state flower. They bloom in abundance in the spring, filling hills and valleys with their bright orange hues. But poppies come in many colors. My card features pinks and coral.

Here's how I made it.

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The die set features the petals, stem and poppy bud. I knew I wanted to make a bouquet so I cut all my images out of cart stock.

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For a bit of dimension I gave a shadow to each petal before assembling my bloom.

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A quick and easy couple of swipes with a copic of a near shade to my card stock.

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I cut a piece of scrap card stock to glue my petals onto. Also die cut the bud in the color of the poppy to add to the stem.

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Once I liked the layout of my card, I added my sentiment die, together with a couple of fern from Garden Sprig,

onto a strip of vellum.

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A few drops of rainstones, and my thank you card is done!

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Hope you enjoyed my post today. The dies I used are listed below. This die is so easy to use and assemble, and would be fun watercolored, sponge inked or shaded with pencil.

Have a great week!

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06/08/2017

Thu 08

Best Fishes
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here, on this beautiful, summer morning, to share a playful, under-the-sea, watercolor card.  It was inspired by the new I'm a Narwhal stamp set and coordinating dies from our May 2017 Release.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by adding blue and green watercolor puddles to a watercolor paper, card base and splattering it with those same shades of watercolor, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  Once it was dry, I stamped, from top to bottom, a gradient of Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, and Not Quite Navy waves across the background.

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I then watercolored a blue gradient onto a watercolor paper, Festival Tag die cut; stamped it, in Jet Black ink, with bubbles which would later be filled in with Glossy Accents for texture and shine; and popped it up, with foam tape, in the center of the card face.  A few, Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paint splatters set the stage for those darling narwhals, which were die-cut from watercolor paper; watercolored; and popped up, in their respective positions, with foam tape.

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The "best fishes" sentiment was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a hand-cut, vellum banner and tucked behind the lower narwhal.

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Finally, I added a little, die-cut, Brilliant Blue cardstock ring to the top center of the tag and laced it with white string, tied in a bow, to complete the look.

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Thanks so much for humbling us with a visit!  Have a wonderful rest of your week, Poppystamps friends!

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