92 posts categorized "Watercolor"

01/19/2017

Thu 19

I will Always Love You
By Lezlye Lauterbach

 

 

Welcome Poppystamps Fans!Continuing on with my Love of Valentine's for the Blog Blitz. I have used watercolor paper to cut with the grid collage die. I had imagined this card when I picked this die.

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I watercolored the base using reds, pinks and a touch of orange the brushed on the pinks/reds on the top, die cut piece. Finished it off by adding black ink splatters, because I intended to add a black, white embossed sentiment also from Poppystamps.

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The hearts were from the inlay heart die. I also watercolored the white one that I attached to the sentiment. The top piece is mounted with foam squares to add dimension.

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.

Thanks for Popping by, don' t forget to comment during the entire Blog hop for your chance to win dies from this new release!

 

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01/18/2017

Wed 18

Scribble Thank You
by Jinny Newlin

Afternoon, y'all!  It's Jinny here today to continue our Valentine Blog Blitz, in celebration of the January 2017 Release, with a beautiful, all-occasion thank you.

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I started this card by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper in shades of green and purple.  I then speckled it with those same watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints, before using the new, Tulisa Collage craft die to die-cut its center.  I then backed it with a piece of white, glitter cardstock, before securing everything, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitches, to the white, cardstock, card face.  The Corden Butterfly was die-cut from a piece of watercolor paper, prepped in the same way as the background itself with the exception of using different shades of watercolor.  I then topped it with a die-cut, Pacific Point, cardstock Powell Butterfly and secured it, just at its center, in the top center of the card face, with silver-threaded, messy, machine stitches.  A little foam tape, tucked under the wings themselves, ensures they will never lie flat.

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A die-cut, from white cardstock, Scribble Thank You, adhered in the bottom center of the design, completes the look.

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Be sure to stop back by every day, TWICE a day, through Monday, October 23, 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, January Release product is being randomly given away on EACH AND EVERY Poppystamps' blog post.  You have until Wednesday, January 25, 2017, to do so.  Winners will be announced, on the Poppystamps blog, the following Saturday, January 28, 2017.  I've got the versatile, Scribble Thank You craft die, that you see in action above, to giveaway today.

 

 

That's it, from me, for this Blog Blitz; 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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01/17/2017

Tue 17

Make A Wish Faeries!
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're enjoying our blog blitz!  I'm so excited to share more new dies with you today!   There's serious magic afoot with the new trio of Faeries!
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I started with a watercolor background of purple and pink.  Start with the most concentrated paint toward the bottom and top and then just add water to make the colors bleed together and lighten in the center.   A splash of white transforms the flat wash into a dimensional background.
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Want to meet the ladies one at a time?  This is the Posing Faerie.  Her arms are posed so you can place her around a flower, a star or even a few Butterfly Sprinkles.
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This is the Dancing Faerie.  The wing is separate from the body so you can cut it from sparkly paper or add some vellum or glitter behind.  I kept this one simple so the colorful background could fill the openings in the wings. 
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And this is the Thoughtful Faerie!  She's enjoying all the wonder Mother Nature has to offer.
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I double cut the Make A Wish sentiment from gold foil, and gold glitter paper.  It adds extra sparkle and helps define the letters.
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This is the perfect card for the dreamer in your life! 

Now for the part you've been waiting for!  Leave me a comment by January 25 for a chance to win YOUR CHOICE of ONE of these beautiful faeries!  Winners will be announced on January 28!

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01/13/2017

Fri 13

Heart Stream - Blog Blitz
by Ilona Zbieg

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Blog!

New Release Blog Blitz! So many  new beautiful products to share with you for the start of 2017!

You have a chance to win this Heart Stream just by leaving a comment below this post.

I used my Peerless Watercolors from Birch Press Design, I colored a white paper, which serves as a background for the cut hearts.

Then I cut out heart stream of black paper, two pieces. I glued them as a frame in red paper.

At the end I added the words LOVE, from the latest release of stamps.

 

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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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01/12/2017

Thu 12

Inlay Heart
by Sue McRae

Welcome everyone, Sue here with a blog blitz post featuring Valentine's Day goodies and products from the new 2017 release.

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Today I'm using the Inlay Heart die as the focal image of my card. I took water colour paints in yellow, orange, pink and red and covered a sheet of water colour paper with no particular plan. Just some fun messy painting. Then I die cut the heart from this piece and and inlaid it into the yellow card stock.

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I took one of the dies from the Delicate Stitches set and placed it below the heart, leaving enough room to add my sentiment later. I ran it through my Big Shot and it left a pretty pattern in the card stock. I also decided to embellish the two top corners using this die. The Delicate Stitches set contains three dies which don't cut through the paper, they cut the pattern into the paper. Great for adding pretty details anywhere on your project.

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My last step was to die cut the Scribble Thank You from the yellow card stock and then die cut it from black card stock and inlay it.

I am giving away the Inlay Heart die to one lucky person who leaves a comment.

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Remember to comment on every blog post from January 9 - 23 for your chance to win the featured die. Some days there will be two posts so make sure to check back often.

Wishing you a crafty day!

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01/10/2017

Tue 10

Young Fox Pair
by Jinny Newlin

Afternoon, Poppystamps friends!  It's Jinny here today to show off more of our fabulous, new products from the January 2017 Release.  I hope you've already stopped by to check it out!  I've got a "love"ly, little number, boasting not one, but five, new craft dies, along with one, new stamp set, to share with you all.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper in shades of blue and green and speckling it with those same watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  I then die-cut various layers of that watercolored piece with the Stitched Cloudline craft die to create the sky background.  Its bottom edge was then decked out with a strip of Always Artichoke cardstock, die-cut with our new, Freida Curve craft die.  The heart was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a watercolor paper die-cut, which had been watercolored and splattered using the same technique as the background; given a little shine with Clear Wink of Stella; and tucked in behind the Freida Curve branches with foam tape.  The Young Fox Pair were die-cut from Cajun Craze cardstock, ink distressed, and tucked into the scene with foam tape.

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The Swaying Birch was die-cut from Crumb Cake cardstock.  I used a little, Titanium White acrylic paint to give its edges texture, before tucking it in behind the far left edge of the heart and overhanging the top edge of the scene.  The "love you always" sentiment, from Grateful Heart, was white-embossed on a hand-cut, Basic Black, cardstock pennant and adhered, with foam tape, flush against the right edge of the design.

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The entire prepped piece was then framed with both white cardstock and black-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  Before popping it off the surface of the white, cardstock, card face with foam tape, I wrapped the top of it with a length of Baker's Twine, tied, in a bow, near its left edge, to complete the look.

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Be sure to stop back by every day, TWICE a day, through Monday, January 23, 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, January Release product is being randomly given away on EACH AND EVERY Poppystamps' blog post.  You have until Wednesday, January 25, 2017, to do so.  Winners will be announced, on the Poppystamps blog, the following Saturday, January 28, 2017.  I've got the darling, Young Fox Pair craft die, that you see in action above, to giveaway today.

I'll be back with more from this release next week.  Until then, the rest of the Poppystamps gals have plenty more inspiration coming your way.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be blessed!

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Tue 10

Blog Blitz using Heart Pattern Plate by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and welcome to the Poppystamps Blog Blitz! So many beautiful new products to share with you for the start of 2017!

You have a chance to win this Heart Pattern Plate just by leaving a comment on this post. Each day you will have a two chances to win a new product by leaving a comment.

 

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I used my Peerless Watercolors from Birch Press Design, love these watercolors for a rich vibrant color! I wanted the background to be my focal point so I added the Freida Curve in white only .

It is lightly stamped in a softer color ink, using a sentiment from the new Grateful Hearts Clear Stamp from Poppystamps 

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I wanted to show you what the front side of the panel looked like, much soother but for some reason I like the way the back looked with more of an outline of each cut.

 

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Hope you like it and don't forget to comment for a chance to win the Heart Pattern Plate!

God Bless!

 

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12/30/2016

Fri 30

Turquoise butterflies
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Poppystamps fans. 

I hope that you had great holidays.  New Year is coming  - time for new challenges :-).  Today we follow CAS style (clean and simple) - turquise background and cutouts are main motive of the card. I added some splashes of the light turquise to change the tone slightly. Birthday wsihes are 1474 Hip Birthday Wishes die which is cut from water-painted paper (yellow and red). At the end I added gold anfd turquise sequins.

Hope you like it!

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Thank you so much for joining us today!

 

Happy New Year !!

 

 

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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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11/27/2016

Sun 27

Mint Butterfly
by Jeanne Jachna

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I know you were expecting a holiday card right?  Sometimes the unexpected can be delightful!   I've been playing more and more with watercolors and wanted to try for something really soft this time.   I started by painting a really loose wash on some card stock.  I love the mint color that I achieved!  
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I cut the Spinning Circles on the watercolor panel.  I wanted to keep the Bellina Flora die cut the same color as the background so I cut it from the same watercolor paper.  
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I chose a small sentiment that would fit in the lower corner of the panel.  The Thank  You from the Flower Patch Clear Stamp Set was the perfect shape and size. 
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I layered the panel over a card - again made from the same watercolor paper.   I made sure the inside of the card was the smooth side of the watercolor paper so I will have an easy time stamping a sentiment inside or writing a personal note.   I wanted to show those beautiful Spinning Circles off so I adhered it with adhesive foam tape so it's popped up.
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I'm glad I tried something new and am so happy with how this turned out!   What will you make today?
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