30 posts categorized "Video"

09/19/2018

Wed 19

Anything Goes Challenge Reminder
by Olga Direktorenko

I love tags. Yes, I do. There is something so charming and magnetic about this piece of paper dangling on a string. But there are more things that tags can do besides dangling. Today I am going to use a tag die 2 3/4'' x 4 1/2'' to create a scrapbook.

Have you already entered Poppystamps September challenge? C'mon, it's ANYTHING GOES, just use at least one Poppy stamp or die on your project to enter the prize drawing! 


This little album is really easy to put together and its structure allows you to add pictures (it can hold up to 10 of them!) as well as some bulky embellishments inside (paper flowers, chipboards, brads, stickers etc.)

Watch the step by step video tutorial below for step by step instructions!

Tag Mini Album 1

Tag Mini Album 2

Tag Mini Album 3

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous week!

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09/15/2018

Sat 15

Inky Oxide Cards
By Dave Brethauer

Hello everybody! I'm back today with a video and fun giveaway!

I've been spending a lot of time working with our holiday collection over the last month and created a video using stamps from our Poppystamps line. I combined these with Oxide Inks and wanted to share a few ideas with you today!

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If you ever had trouble blending ink onto backgrounds for handmade cards, you won't have any trouble with Distress Oxide ink! I've created a collection of cards using some easy blending techniques that will make your handmade creations come alive.

To view this video in HD click here

Throughout the series of cards today, I have used two great stamp sets - the CL466 Poinsettia Delights and the CL468 Mistletoe and Holly - since they work well with each other. The stitching detail on both sets allows you to create seamless background and borders.

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For this first card, I used Distress Oxide ink in Candied Apple and Mowed Lawn (with a touch of Crushed Olive). The red and green combine to create little clouds of color on the card - and I just aimed for the red areas when I stamped the poinsettias. In the video, you can see how I touched up some of the leaves with an easy painting technique with Distress Oxides.

Hint - don't worry too much about the areas where the red and green overlap! Red and green don't necessarily want to blend - but once you are done creating the card, the overlap makes the background more interesting!

The Poppystamps 2111 Merry Outline die coordinates well with a lot of the sayings from the CL465 Merry Everything Clear Stamp Set - so I combined these to make a complete sentiment on the front of the card. The 2111 Merry Outline die actually has two pieces - one cuts out the letters in "merry" and the other cuts out the outline - so I cut the letters out of White Glitter Cardstock and then glued them onto the outline, which I had cut out from a piece of vellum. You can sort of see through the vellum and it's a neat effect! 

After positioning the "merry" in the center of the card, I added "and bright" (made from the CL465 set - embossed in white embossing powder onto bright red cardstock).

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Another great use of the outline for the merry die is to create a window on the front of your card!

You can see through, just a little bit, to the inside - a peek of what's to come when you open the card.

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Once you open the card, the inside is revealed! The background of Distress Oxide ink - Crushed Olive, Broken China - creates a bright blend of colors beneath images from the Poinsettia Delights and the Mistletoe and Holly set.

I stamped and embossed the images around the edges because leaving some room in the middle helps the "merry" stand out a bit. 

Since the background was a blend of greens, I cut the "merry" out of a bright red cardstock, so that things would look really festive!

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I then added some more words to complete the sentiment. I was careful to position these so that they wouldn't show through the opening on the front of the card - that way the recipient gets a nice message when they open it up. "Have yourself a" and "little Christmas" are from the CL465 Merry Everything set.

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Since the Distress oxide ink is reactive with water you can play around a little bit with a wet paintbrush to create some interesting effects on the stamped images. I added water to the paper inside the leaves and berries and you can see that the color of these images changes when water is painted on it - lightening up and even shifting the color a little bit. This soft look is even better in person! 

Notice on the berries - the paper was originally green under the berries, but shifted to a light aqua color when the ink was painted with water. It is so cool!

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I really loved the look of using the outline to create a window on the front of the card, so I created a similar composition with the 2112 Joy Outline. I simply cut out a window using the outline on the front ("Wishing you" is from the CL465 Merry Everything Stamp Set and hearts are stamped from the CL467 Tidings of Joy Stamp Set) and then I added a few sequins - nice and simple.

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It is enough of a composition that you could just write a message inside, but I decided to be a little creative ...

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...so that when you open it you see an ombre pink background and a medley of holiday greenery at the top.

I created the soft background with Distress Oxide ink in Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar - after I blended these together, I let it dry a bit (I waited about a 1/2 hour) and then I stamped and embossed poinsettias, leaves and berries from the two stamp sets that I had been working with.

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I left the bottom portion unstamped, so that the "joy" would be floating down at the bottom.

I chose a bright pink cardstock for the letters - it coordinates with the soft pink background, but it really stands out!

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Of course the Joy outline works well on the front of a card too!

For this card idea, I blended Candied Apple and Picked Raspberry Oxide inks on some cardstock and then embossed some poinsettias on opposite corners - which left a space in the middle for the Joy.

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I wanted the "joy" to really stand out - so some white glitter cardstock for the joy outline was just perfect.

I painted some of the poinsettia in with Candied Apple Oxide ink - so that the leaf petals would appear red even over the pink areas (more of that in the video). I just applied some Candied Apple to a piece of plastic, then picked up the ink with a wet brush and painted normally onto the cardstock. It is a breeze and the red stands out nicely against the pink background.

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The last card was another variation of Oxide Ink backgrounds - and I filled the card with mistletoe and holly images from the CL468 Mistletoe and Holly stamp set.

I sponged the cardstock with the greens that I had been using (and a little Broken China in the center), then embossed the images in white. I added a little water to the leaves here and there, to create a little bit of glow. I wasn't too careful - I wanted the color to blur a little.

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I couldn't resist filling in all of those berries with some red glitter glue - and it sure did turn out nice against the green background!

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Couldn't you see this done in shades of gray with clear glitter glue - or in shades of blue with turquoise glitter glue?

I hope you got a few ideas from the video - whether you are blending backgrounds with Oxide inks or painting with them, you'll have a lot of fun using them! And these bold joy and merry dies, along with the coordinating stamp sets that go with them, will help you create lots of cards because they are so versatile!

Want to win some dies? Please tell me about a merry or joyful crafting memory! Just leave a comment on the Youtube video for a chance to win the Joy Outline die and Merry Outline die! (Leave a comment by September 20, 2018 midnight PST.) The winner will be announce on Friday September 21 on the blog!

As an example - here's my joyful crafting memory:

Making homemade candles with my Grammie - we had saved a couple dozen milk cartons and cans for the molds and filled them with melted wax one afternoon in her kitchen, then gave them as gifts to friends. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

08/31/2018

Fri 31

Cozy Halloween Frame
by Olga Direktorenko

Hello and welcome back!

The time has come for the first Halloween project this year. I love the idea of cute and cozy Halloween rather than super spooky one (some things do scare me a lot!). So this is what I came up with - dark and mysterious but very warm, cozy and sweet.

To create this mini wall hanging I have used some Poppystamps dies along with some mixed media products like cork sheets and crackle glaze. Watch the video tutorial below for step by step instructions!

Cozy Halloween Frame 1

Cozy Halloween Frame 2

I hope you enjoyed and have a wonderful weekend!

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08/03/2018

Fri 03

Holiday Blog Blitz! Joy to the World
by Robin Tharaldson

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Can you believe it's August already?!!??? It is definitely time to start thinking about making your holiday cards and projects! AND what a better way than Poppystamps Holiday 2018 Release! Not to mention a Blog Blitz where you could be the winner of one of the NEW dies from the release!

I decided to use a #10 envelope for my cards this year! It's still first class postage but has that different look! The #10 envelopes I am using are from Paper Source and are much heavier than a standard office supply envelope. 

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My Joy to The World card features several of the dies from the Holiday Release! For the background of the ornaments I used the largest of the Retro Ornaments dies and then embossed them using a snowflake embossing folder.

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For my JOY I used the Joy Outline die set! I cut the outline three times from white cardstock, stacked together to create more dimension and then added a single layer of the red joy! The following video will show you how to create this card!

 

If you would like to win the Joy Outline die, please leave a comment!!  Here's all the important information about Poppystamps Holiday Release Blog Blitz!  The blog blitz runs from July 24 to August 4, 2018; Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every Blog Blitz post during this time.  You must leave a comment on ONLY the posts you wish to enter.  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. Poppystamps uses a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have untilmidnight US EST August 6 to leave a comment on each and every post you want to enter. Winners will be announced on the Poppystamps blog on August 9. Good Luck and LEAVE a comment...please!

Thanks for stopping by!

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07/13/2018

Fri 13

Clear Summer Tag
by Olga

Hello there and thank you for stopping by! 

The project I have created today is a completely see-through summer themed tag. I have used some of my favorite techniques here including embossing the acetate. I remember when I first saw embossed acetate I was just astonished by how simple and genius this idea is. You just put it inside the folder exactly like a piece of paper and send it through the machine. The effect is simply stunning to me. I keep admiring it each time just like the first time! 

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Another technique that always makes a huge difference is layering die cuts. It's a great way to really make your project a 3D one. And it is ridiculously simple. Yes, it takes a little bit more time but totally worth it!

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Below is a video tutorial with step by step instructions on how to put this tag together.

Thanks again for visiting and have a fabulous weekend!

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07/04/2018

Wed 04

Shaker Cupcake Toppers
by Olga

Hello and Happy 4th of July to all my US friends! 

Hope you are having wonderful time - and here is the project to add to the holiday mood! I have made a trio of cupcake toppers (Stars and Stripes themed!) with a matching holder box. The toppers are actually shaped shakers filled with stars!

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This project is not too time consuming and is a lot of fun to make. I guess it can also be adapted for Christmas or other events!

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Below is a step by step video tutorial! 

 

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed the project. Have a great holiday!

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06/28/2018

Thu 28

Blog Blitz featuring Graceful Heron craft die
by Olga

Hello crafty friends and welcome to another day of Poppystamps Blog Blitz featuring Summer 2018 release!

I am showcasing and GIVING AWAY the magnificent GRACEFUL HERON craft die:

All you have to do for a chance to win is to leave a comment down below by July 4. Don't forget to visit other posts of Blog Blitz as each of them has a giveaway!

I have used this die as a focal image for a card that I've made. A project like this does not require a lot of other supplies but dies - some white and ivory cardstock plus a bit of vellum, one pad of Distress Ink and some liquid glue - that's all it takes!

Scroll down for some close ups of the project as well as the beginning to end VIDEO tutorial!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and welcome back tomorrow for another day of Blog Blitz!

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06/16/2018

Sat 16

Fairy Card with Die Cut Inlays
by Olga

Hello crafty friends, I hope you are doing great! 

The card I have created today is all about inlaying die cuts. Everything in it is die cut and inlaid - the background, the frame, the focal image and the sentiment. It is nearly one layer card, but the wings of a fairy add a bit of complexity to the layering. 

Watch the video below for beginning to end guide as well as the explanation of all tricks and techniques!

Fairy Card 1

Fairy Card 2

Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous weekend!

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05/27/2018

Sun 27

Happy Balloons
by Olga

Hi crafters, 

Today I'd like to demonstrate an experimental approach to creating a shaker window in a card. This time I used a border die plus some small balloon dies to create a shape of the window. This way the scene and the sentiment become a part of the frame and the window itself becomes a background. 

This might sound complicated but the card in fact is quite easy to create - watch step by step video tutorial below for detailed instructions!

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Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and have a wonderful weekend!

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05/21/2018

Mon 21

Koi Tags
by Olga

Hi crafty friends, I hope you are having a great week!

Today I have made a trio of tags combining alcohol inks and die cutting techniques. To start with I have created alcohol ink backgrounds on Yupo paper and since I'm not experienced with this type of inks I only used one color (slate) for all three backgrounds. Unexpectedly, as the ink was drying more colors developed like some shades of teal and purple - that was actually perfect for me as I was going for a watery look.

To tell you the truth, I was not particularly happy with the outcome and thought that those backgrounds themselves were not enough to make a project fabulous. But throwing them away was not an option too so how could I make them work for me? The answer is simple - die cutting! Die cutting is always a good idea so I added a negative pattern created with the collage die and it instantly brought everything together!

To create focal images I used Lovely Koi die with some foiled cardstocks plus added silver embossed sentiment strips and some sequins - and my tags were finally brought to life!

Watch the beginning to end video tutorial for more detailed instructions!

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