92 posts categorized "Watercolor"

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

03/16/2017

Thu 16

Spring Blog Blitz - Atessa Collage
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hello Everyone!

We are having the last two days of our Blog Blitz. You can leave a comments till March 21.

Today I'm sharing the new Atessa Collage die. 

I made a fresh and spring card.  I painted white watercolor paper  in various shades of yellow and orange. I used my Peerless Watercolors from Birch Press Design. Then I used the Atessa Collage and cut out the background.

Under the yellow paper I glued kraft paper.  Each butterfly is the same size but in two colors: glitter gold and green. At the end I added a few gold sequins and splash sheet with black paint.

We've got some new dies to share and that means we're having a Blog Blitz!

During the the blitz we will be showing you projects made with the newest release and giving you a chance to win on every single post!

 

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Don't forget to leave comments as you have a chance to win this  Atessa Collage die.  

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The blog blitz runs from March 6- March 17, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that 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. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST March 21 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on March 25.

Thank you so much for joining us today!

Good Luck!

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03/15/2017

Wed 15

Wishing You a Happy Day Card!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Blog Blitz continues!!!!!

This new spring 2017 release is so wonderful!!!!!

Remember you have a chance to win!!!

I made a magic card!!! With Dainty Faerie, by the way, if you comment here in my post you can win her!!! :)

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I cut my Scribble Flower Circle first for my background :) This is so beautiful!!!!

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Look!!!!! Do you like? Run to the Online store!!!!! Run run run jijiji

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With the shadow of my die, I try to fill a circle with watercolors.... Orange, yellow, ochre, are the chosen colors!!! :)

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I put glitter and this I like a lot!!!!!!

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I stamp a pretty sentiment with Poppy stamps!!!!!!

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Sequins and dots, accompany the fairy!!!!!! Really I'm happy and remember, YOU can win Dainty Faerie!!!!!

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The blog blitz runs from March 6- March 17, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that 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. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST March 21 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on March 25. Good Luck!

Happy Day for all!!!!

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03/07/2017

Tue 07

Spring Blog Blitz | Snowy Mountaintops
by Jinny Newlin

Hey, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, and I'm super excited to be sharing a few new goodies from our Spring 2017 Release, all wrapped up in my brother's birthday card.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by die-cutting all the scenery bits and pieces, including Stitched Cloudline, Snowy Mountaintops, and Pretty Flowers, from watercolor paper; watercoloring each one to reflect its place in the scene; and piecing them all together, before splattering them with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  Once it was dry, I die-cut the snowy specks on the mountaintops from white, glitter paper and pieced them right into the openings on the mountains.  I so wish you could see that glitter better.

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I then die-cut the Happy Birthday Streamer from Basic Black cardstock; applied it to the center of the scene; and added interest with Glossy Accents...

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before anchoring everything, to the white, cardstock, card face, with black-threaded, straight, machine stitches, to complete the look.

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Be sure to stop back by every day through next Friday, March 17, 2017, to see what my talented teammies have cooked up, using all the new goodies, just for your viewing pleasure.  AND don't forget to leave lots of love as you visit; because a new, Spring Release product is being randomly given away on EACH AND EVERY Poppystamps' blog post.  You have until Tuesday, March 21, 2017, to do so.  Winners will be announced right here, on the Poppystamps blog, the following Saturday, March, 25, 2017.  I've got that fabulous Snowy Mountaintops craft die, that you see in action above, to giveaway today.

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, and good luck with ALL the glorious prizes, Poppystamps friends!  Hugs!

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03/02/2017

Thu 02

Foliage Frame
by Jeanne Jachna

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It's a cold, windy, wet day here in the midwest so I thought I'd make my own sunshine!  I had lots of fun making this distressed card!  I love how a simple die cut from white card stock just pops on a colored background.   Want to make one of your own?
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I cut the Heart Pattern Plate from watercolor paper.  Next I inked it up with distress inks in  pastel colors (Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass and Milled Lavender.
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If you're happy with the inky blending you can stop here but I thought I'd kick it up a notch (LOL!).
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I splashed the background with water, let the distress ink soften and blotted up the water with a paper napkin.
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I trimmed this panel slightly smaller than my A2 card base and noticed I was starting to loose some of the pieces (you can see a missing piece above)
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I should have added a piece of tape to the back to hold everything in place before I started cutting.   Now you can do better than me when you try this! 
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I adhered the Massa Leaf Frame to the front of the card inserting the die cut window in place, and added some Stitched Bloom Trio Flowers.
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I double cut the Scribble Hello sentiment from gold glitter and gold foil papers and layered them so you would see just a silhouette of sparkle.
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The finishing touch was a sprinkle of sequins in gold to match the Scribble Hello sentiment, and some pearls for the Stitched Bloom Trio flower centers.
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I hope you find some quiet time to create today!
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02/16/2017

Thu 16

Be Mine
by Jinny Newlin

Hey, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing my hubby's Valentine.

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I started his card by adding a little interest to the Pool Party, cardstock, card face, which had its bottom corners rounded, by rubbing Pumice Stone and Broken China Distress Inks through lattice and heart stencils respectively.  I then popped a white, cardstock Stitched Tunnel Tag up, just right of vertical center, with foam tape.  The tag itself was topped with a piece of watercolor paper, watercolored in shades of blue and speckled with those same watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  The watercolor piece was then stamped, in Jet Black ink, with a trio of hearts and topped with the die-cut, black, cardstock Playful Deer Collage, which I white-embossed with a "be mine" sentiment.  I have no idea why the black is photographing as though it is speckled with white spots.  I promise they aren't there in real life.  Grrr!  So frustrating!  Maybe I'd better take a closer look at my camera lens.  It's been keeping pretty busy lately.  Anyway, both the stamped hearts and sentiment came from our playful, Be Mine Penguins stamp set.

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The completed tag was then laced with a length of hemp twine and embellished with a length of white, seam binding ribbon, tied in a double bow and dressed up with a sheer, turquoise, polka dot ribbon, tied in a bow, as well as a turquoise button, laced with a white, string bow.

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Our Powell Butterfly, die-cut from Island Indigo cardstock and dressed up with a coat of Clear Wink of Stella, and a trio of wood veneer hearts complete the look.

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I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be blessed!

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01/31/2017

Tue 31

Happy Birthday
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today; and I'm so excited to be back, sharing a project, showcasing more of what our January 2017 Release has to offer!  This one made it to my brother-in-law, for his birthday, late last week.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper in various shades of green.  I then speckled it with those same watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints, before using the Happy Birthday Tag craft die to remove its center.  I then went back and filled in a portion of that center with a separate, Basic Black, cardstock, Happy Birthday Tag die cut.  The entire piece was then backed with a sheet of clear cardstock to create the window, which was filled in with a variety of sequins, seed beads, and a number of cardstock, Tiny Feathers die cuts.

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For the back of the window, I used a plain piece of white cardstock so as not to compete with everything else that was already going on.  Black-threaded, straight, machine stitching secures all the layers together.  The entire piece was then popped off the surface of the white, cardstock, card face with foam tape and dressed up with a double, white, seam binding ribbon bow, embellished with a black, gingham bow, as well as a black button, laced with teal twine, tied in a bow.

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Thanks, as always, for humbling us with a visit!  Have a blessed last day of January, and we'll see you next month!  Hugs!

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01/28/2017

Sat 28

Hello Urban Skyline
by Jeanne Jachna

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Happy Saturday!  I hope your day is off to a good start!  I love the weekends!  It seems like the only time of the week when the whole family is together and free to do things!  We live about an hour from Chicago and like to day trip into the city when the weather is fine.  There is always something going on and the air feels charged with energy!   Today I'm showing two cards made with the new Urban Skyline Collage! 
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I created a rainbow watercolor panel to put behind the collage.  I wanted it to look like a sun rise coming up over the city.   Here's what the panel looked like before I covered it with the Urban Skyline Collage die cut. 
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For my sentiment I double cut the Scribble Hello die once from gold glitter paper, and once from gold foil.  I adhered them together and attached them to the scene.
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The collage dies make easy shaker cards too!   I used the same layout and  simple watercolor background but used the Urban Skyline die cut as a window for my shaker.
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This time it's nightfall in the city - the sky is magenta and violet.   The sprinkles are gold sequins and stars to fill the night sky.
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I added a few Butterfly Sprinkles to draw your eye around the card!
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What will you make today?  

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01/27/2017

Fri 27

Flickering Butterfly
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi All :)

I know that you are all looking forward for the results of our Blog Blitz. Come back here tomorrow when we will announce winners names.

Today I would like to show  you to my latest inspiration in January.

I made an eco style card. The focal point is a butterfly Flickering Butterfly Collage, which I cut in kraft paper. I painted white paper watercolor in various shades of turquoise color.

This paper is glued between two layers of eco paper. This is the background of my butterfly.

White paper embellished with ornaments - Finial Flourish craft die. 

At the end I added a few sequins and splash sheet of white and turquoise paint.

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Thank you for stopping by, have a good Friday :) 

 

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01/21/2017

Sat 21

Blog Blitz - All Star Collage
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Poppystamps fans,

Our Blog Blitz coming to an end. Don't forget to leave comments as you have a chance to win this All Star Collage 

I used my Peerless Watercolors from Birch Press Design, I colored a white paper,.Then I used the All Star College and cut out the background.

Under watercolor paper I placed a mint paper. TIt's just to get a nice contrast.

 Two large stars are additional elements, I wanted this card to be very starry.

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The blog blitz runs  from January 9-January 23, 2017.  We'll be giving  away a prize on every post during this time.   Most days we'll have 2 posts so check back often!  
To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter.   One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz.

Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments.

You have until midnight US EST January 25  to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on January 28.

Good Luck!

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