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09/23/2019

Mon 23

Blog Blitz: Christmas/Holiday
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there Poppy fans! The Blog Blitz continues with Christmas/Holiday dies. I'd like to present Mistletoe Side Strips and Stencil.

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Noel says it all on the front of a card, doesn't it? And the drama of shimmer black Cardstock and metallic watercolors dress up a card front fit for the holidays! The beauty of Poppy's Side strip die lets you put the mistletoe anywhere your creative juices take you.

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Some time back I purchased a set of Metallic watercolors by Prima. They're a mixture of color and mica and shine when added to any color cardstock.

Mine is black. You can see how vibrant the leaves get when color is applied. And this die imprints the leaves' veins when cut. 

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I added spots of the blue to my leaves, and when dry, the veins of the embossed leaves pop! My sentiment, Festive Noel die was cut from shimmer cardstock too. First, in  black, and watercolored with copper metallic. Then cut with yellow/gold, and finally in red shimmer. This photo show how I added double sided tape to the back of my diecut before inserting the letters and berries.

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Here's a closeup of the die cuts painted, and Nuvo Crystal Drops added. The background insert is loosely watercolored with gold and lavender metallic paint, and I did pop up both sides of the black cardstock with foam.

I masked my letters before splattering white metallic paint. The whole card really shimmers irl!

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The Blog Blitz continues with many more holiday dies! Watch every day for more inspiration, and don't forget to leave a comment! And here's all the details of the event....

The Holiday / Winter blog blitz runs from September 19-30. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY 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 a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST October 2 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on October 4.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through October 2. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on October 4.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

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Comments

Colorful and fantastic card!! <3

So pretty. Lots of details!

I am just in love. The colors are so cool and different..

Your card is amazing. I love your choice of colors and the splatter just adds so much! Thanks for sharing😊

Gorgeous card!

Your card is just exquisite and your watercoloring really makes these dies shine! This is a real favorite so far

Such a stunning card - love all the colors and all the added detail and dimension! Thanks for sharing!

Your card is just gorgeous, Nancy! So much detail! The elements take my eyes all over the card and I keep looking up and down to not miss a thing! Such a visual - just WOW! Beautifully designed and perfect technique. TFS!

Gorgeous. I love the sparkly dark background and the leaves are so beautiful. Hugz

Gorgeous card! :)

First of all the dies are stunning!! secondly I love the colorscheme! especially the leaves look stunning <3

PURE MAGIC!
LOVE the design, ADORE the DELICATE inky & die cut detail - WOW!

Another Beautiful Noel card!

This card is beyond gorgeous!! I love it so much!! great work!!

This is truly such a lovely card! I would absolutely go crazy if I were to receive this in the mail! It is just so gorgeous!

Stunning card. Love the way you used the Side Strip die here and the look of the metallic watercoloring against the black is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

I wasn't sure how to use the Side strip die, but now I do. Wonderful the way you colored this too!

wow, this is so beautiful!

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