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25 posts from May 2019

Fri 31

Love Lives On
by Donna Peachey

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I'm combining die and stamp sets today with a mix of selective inking and colour techniques.

Here's a 'how to' guide...  just in case you want to have a go, too!

 

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Start by inking up the Whittle Birds as shown.  (I used Finger Daubers for this).

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Using the stencil that comes with the Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame, add red splodges of watercolour as shown.  I've used my Gansai Tambi watercolour set to add a lighter shade first, then (once dry) gone back in with a darker colour.

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Then add the green.  Three colour tones this time - again lightest first.

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Once completely dry, cut out a second Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame and glue it from behind to add a little definition to the finished design...

...  and then add some random stitching as shown.  

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Cut and add a length of thread to the Deco Shining Heart.

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Then stamp the sentiment.  (I've added one layer of scrap card glued from behind for this one).

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Stamp and cut out three leaves from the Little Kindness clear stamp set and put those to one side for the moment.

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Using the frame as a template, draw around the inner rectangle on to the base layer of your card and then mask it off so that you can add distress inks as shown.

I've added water droplets between my layers of ink drying to build up pattern and strength of colour, and once happy one final ink daubed darkest spot was also added.  (This dark spot will peek out from the Deco Shining Heart).

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One final stage to do before assembling the card...  Add black watercolour splatters as shown!

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Wrap the thread around the top of the frame before gluing in to position, then assemble the rest as shown.

Note...  you may want to add some extra layers to your Whittle Birds as I have.  Two behind the smaller bird and three full (plus two top half only) for the bigger bird.  

(As the bigger bird rests on the propped up sentiment you'll need those two half layers to keep everything looking straight)!

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This is such a beautiful sentiment, don't you agree?

Have a fabulous day.

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Thu 30

Time to Celebrate
by Robin Tharaldson

May 30 Celebrate Full WITH

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by the Poppystamps blog! This card is one of many I try to keep in my "any occasion" stash! With the addition of a simple sentiment this card could be used for weddings, birthdays, promotions, etc!

May 30 Celebrate CU1 WITH

I used the Finial Circle die and cut it out two times with coordinating cardstock. I then "wove" them together and attached to my card panel!

May 30 Celebrate CU2 WITH

My sentiment is from the Birthday Blowout stamp set. I heat embossed it with a copper embossing powder onto a piece of vellum that I wrapped around a light grey cardstock.

May 30 Celebrate CU3 WITH

I really like the wreath encircling the sentiment. I purposefully did not adhere the entire wreath to the panel; I wanted a bit of dimension with the sprigs.

All products used are listed at the bottom of my post and I hope you will give this "generic" card a try! 

Thanks for stopping by...

Robin Floral Signature copy 3

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Wed 29

How to Create a DIY Ethnic Background
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi everyone!

Today I'd like to suggest a way to create your own unique background pattern with the dies that you might already have. 

Having a large card size die/stamp/embossing folder is great but building up a pattern yourself makes you a true artist! Besides, it's a great way to add a bit more depth and a bit of color to it! And - it's just a lot of fun to do!

Watch the video below for a step by step guide! Thanks for visiting today!

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Ethnic Card 2

Olga Floral Signature copy

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Tue 28

FRIEND CARD!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!!

Today I show you a vibrant and beautiful card!!!! 

First, I cut dies for my background and I use distress oxide...  Lookkkk!!!!

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Awesome, really???? I love Butterflies and that pretty Bunny!!! Aw!!!!!

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Do you see glitter?

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More details!!!!

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Full of joy and colours!! 

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Comment please!!!!!

Hope you a great day!!!!!

Kisses amigas!!!!

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Mon 27

Whittle Mouse Thank You
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Thanks so much for joining us today! Today I am sharing a sweet little Thank You card I put together with the cute little Whittle Mouse and the Dandelion Stem! Take a look!

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I started out by creating a card panel background with a few shades of blue and green Distress Oxide Inks sponged onto cardstock and splashed with water from a paintbrush. Then I cut a white Dandelion Stem, a white Simple Thank You, and two of the Whittle Mouse, one grey and one white. To add a pink nose, I just glued a tiny piece of pink paper to the back, then glued the mice and the Dandelion Stem onto my dry panel, framed with the Pointed Rectangle Frame.

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I love the sweet, simple message and the colorful imagery. It's perfect for a little note to a special friend too!

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We're thrilled you could drop by today and take a peek at the Whittle Mouse Thank You!

Michele Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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Sat 25

Breakfast Card
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi, hope you are doing great!

The card I've made today was inspired by the picture of my breakfast (you can find the original picture in the video below). Don't be surprised it's just the eggs and not something breathtaking, big or "important". I actually find small everyday things like these much more inspiring because this is what life is made from.

I have re-purposed donut dies to make the eggs, circle border die was used to create peas and the dish is made with simple circles. Find a step by step video guide at the end of this post! 

Thank you for visiting today, have a lovely weekend!

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Breakfast Card 2

Olga Floral Signature copy

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Fri 24

Sympathy Card
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here today with a feminine sympathy card, using :Poppystamps clear stamps and dies. 

I tried not to make it too busy  but wanted to add more than just the background  . 

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I stamped the background with: Flower Garden and used : Tim Holtz distressed oxide inks. First I stamped lightly with the ink pad then blended the inks so it would not have any harsh lines.

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I kept doing it till I was happy with the results. I am using the MISTI Stamping tool.

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The sentiment comes with the background  stamp set: Flower Garden, all linked below.

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I die cute the Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame a few times so I would have a few flowers to put around the :Whittle Hearts.

I randomly cut them apart then sanded with a sanding block to smooth the edges, then tucked them around the heart.

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Thank you so much for the visit today, I hope you get some crafty time today or this week.

 

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Thu 23

Hugs!! It's Your Birthday!
by Robin Tharaldson

May23 HugsFull WITH

Nothing like a BIG hug on your birthday! These large word dies from Poppystamps have taken me by storm!! Hope you aren't getting too bored with me designing with them BUT they are so versatile!

May23 Hugs CU1 WITH

I think this design is gender neutral, but with the grey/brown tones it's more masculine. With a simple switch of palate it could be more feminine or with bright colors suitable for children.

May23 Hugs CU2 WITH

By cutting the Delicate Branch Collage die twice, then turning it around and stacking, I created more of the background element I was needing for this card. I'm sure if you look at your dies you will find a few that would work with this technique.

May23 Hugs CU3 NO

Even though I resisted making a shaker card, this would be a great frame for one!!  My video will show you just how easy this card was to create! And at times we all need something easy and fast!

Thanks for stopping by...

Robin Floral Signature copy 3

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Wed 22

Wishi Washi Challenge Reminder
by Olga Direktorenko

Hello crafty friends, 

I'm here to remind you to submit your projects for Poppystamps monthly challenge! This time it is "Wishi Washi"! You just have to create any project following the theme and use at least one Poppystamps product!

Washi tapes are a unique material for paper crafting. In the tutorial below I will demonstrate how you can create a custom background for a clean and simple card with the wide washi tape. Scroll down for some close ups and the video. 

Can't wait to see what you are going to create!

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Thanks for joining us today! Have a wonderful week!

Olga Floral Signature copy

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Tue 21

A SIMPLE AND PRETTY CARD
by Patty Tanúz

HOLA AMIGAS!

Today is a great day for surprise friends with a nice and quick card!!!!!

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A nice background with Distress Oxide, a Poppy beautiful stamps and like a bonus, our dies super fab!!!!!

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Love colors!!!!!!! I made several dots with acrylic paint and wow!!!!!! My card is made in a Trish-Trash jiji

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Love mini flowers!!!!!!! (In reality are snowflakes jiji)

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Hope you like this carmaking idea!!!!

Kisses amigas!!!!!!

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