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In My Thoughts
by Sue McRae

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Hello everyone! Sue here with another heart card that can be used for a thinking of you card or switch out the sentiment to send some love for Valentine’s Day.

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I started by laying alcohol inks and blending solution on yupo paper. I created a rainbowish mix of colours using an air blower to move the ink around. After the panel was dry I placed the Leaf Flourish Heart Die in different spots around the piece to see where I liked the colours the best and die cut it from that section.

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To add a little sparkle and depth to the card design I die cut another Leaf Flourish Heart from gold glitter cardstock and adhered it to the back of the alcohol ink heart.

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To add more texture and depth to the card I embossed a white panel with the Geometric Crystals 3D Embossing Folder and attached the heart to it. I added this piece to my card base.

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The sentiment was heat embossed in white on black cardstock and I added a few Clear Fairy Drops to finish off the card.

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This is an easy and quick card design that really stands out from the alcohol ink technique. I hope you give it a try! Have a wonderful week!

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Warm Wishes
by Tiffany Pryce

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Happy New Year Poppy peeps! May your year be filled with love, new adventures, and good health! I'm sharing a card I made using the adorable Whittle Friendly Snowman and a fun alcohol ink background technique.

I recently watched a Jennifer McGuire video where she shared an alcohol ink background technique. You smoosh two panels of yupo paper together to spread the alcohol ink and create a unique blend. Instead of yupo paper, I used silver, glitter alcohol ink cardstock. On a piece of alcohol ink cardstock, I spread alcohol blending solution and several shades of blue, purple, and silver metallic alcohol inks. I carefully smooshed another piece of alcohol ink cardstock on top, pressing all over the panel to ensure coverage, then pulled the panels apart. Pulling the panels apart leaves interesting texture in the ink and is fun to experiment with. I loved that it looked like an abstract, snowy sky. Alcohol ink is so forgiving, so if you don't like your panel, add more blending solution and ink and try again! You will end up with a completely different background. It is hard to tell in the photos, but the glitter paper peeks through the alcohol ink and is so pretty. 


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With my background complete, I worked on the other elements of the card. From white cardstock, I die cut the Birch Tree and the Whittle Friendly Snowman. I also cut snow banks by hand with scissors. On the tree and the ground, I added puffy embossing powder to mimic snow. For the snowman, I lightly blended blue ink on the edges for a little dimension and colored his nose and accessories with copic markers. I added black jewels for his eyes and buttons. I adhered the tree and snow banks to my background with liquid glue and the snowman with foam tape.


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For the sentiment, I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Wintertime Sentiments stamp set. I trimmed the sentiment into a banner by hand. Finally, I matted the card front with red cardstock, and I drew faux stitching around the edges with a white gel pen. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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Cardendipity with the Snowflake Oval Frame Die
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppystamps fans!

Sphoorti here with another item from the 2021 Holiday Release - the Snowflake Oval Frame die. This one was very easy to make, and I actually don't have any lessons learned this time. Can you believe it? I guess there's only so many ways you can mess up a card!

So, I'd be lying if I told you that this was the plan I had in mind when I made this card. I actually didn't plan this card at all. I had a piece of alcohol ink background from like years ago and it resurfaced when we were unpacking, and it was the perfect size for the Snowflake Oval Frame so I went with it! Cardendipity, I like to call it.

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I used silver foiled cardstock to cut the frame. I lined the frame with skinny foam tape, filled the shaker bits (Diamond Dust, my favorite), and put the shaker portion against the alcohol ink background and that was it, actually! I didn't cut out multiple frames and stack them on top of each other to create the well because I wanted the snowflake portions of the frame to "freely float". Then I used the Playful Hugs sentiment die and cut a bunch with white card stock, stacked them to make a chipboard like sentiment. I used the same silver foiled cardstock for the top layer, and adhered the sentiment to the middle of the frame. And that's it!

I'm posting a bunch of pictures of the card below. Acetate, Foil, Alcohol Inks... Incredibly beautiful but can be vicious when it comes to taking pictures! So, I tried different angles, filters, you name it. Feel free to pick your favorite!

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In the above picture, you can see the "floaty" effect of the oval frame.

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I actually tried to use some foil on the alcohol ink background. I think it was too dry by the time I tried, so it only got stuck to some portions. It's the gold stuff. Some of the shaker bits cover it, but it's a nice effect in real life. It would have been even more awesome if I found a background with silver foil that matched the rest of the card. I may be asking for too much!D690354F-0DEA-43A5-8F69-E4529B4BD693

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let us know! We love to hear from you!

Love,

Sphoorti

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Big Shiny Bulbs
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

When I was a kid, I LOVED decorating the Christmas tree! We'd pull out a giant, tattered box full of big shiny bulbs in red and silver. I loved the way the bulbs reflected the light and color from the twinkling lights. T this day, the big red shiny red ornament remains the symbol of all things holly and jolly.

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I made TWO bright, shiny cards with the new Ornament Background die, alcohol inks, and YUPO paper, to start feeling fine and festive. As an added bonus, all the YUPO paper pieces were all cut from my scrap stash too! Those YUPO paper bits are just too pretty to toss!

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I started with my two background panels. The first is YUPO paper and shades of green alcohol inks squirted around with a big rubber blower. The second background is light blue. I then cut the Ornament Background in white, and adhered it to my green card.

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The second card was cut from a large green YUPO sheet I made a few weeks earlier. I adhered it on to the light blue panel, and then I cut the leaves from other green scraps that I had. Some even have little touches of metallic gold and copper in them. This allows the leaves to stand out a little bit from the vine. Use tweezers and tiny dabs of glue to inlay all the leaf cuts to their proper place on the vine.

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I then cut the big bulbs from the scraps that I had saved from previous projects. The technique worked great on both cards. I'm not sure which one I prefer.

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I do a lot of inlay cards, so for me the technique is easy. I've had a lot of practice. However, the tinier the inlay pieces, or the more complicated the design, the more challenging inlay cards can be. The Ornament Background is a great die to try a little inlay card technique for yourself. Enjoy a big shiny bulb flashback!

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Now it's time to add a little jolly to your holly with these colorful cards!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Get Your Boo On
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

It's time to Get Your Boo On, and enter our Poppystamps October Challenge, Make it Magical! Create a card or project using at least one Poppystamps product, link it up on our challenge page, and YOU, yes, boooootiful you, could be randomly selected to win an amazing Poppystamps prize! This month's theme is Make it Magical!

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Helping me keep it magical this month is one of my very favorite designers, Michele Ferguson, from the blog I Card Everyone. You can find her crafting right here https://icardeveryone.blogspot.com 

Both Michele and I LOVE Halloween, so it was my pleasure to invite her to partner up for this spooky challenge! I LOVE Michele's pretty, layered CAS style, and was super excited to see what she would create. Michele even surprised us with TWO amazing designs featuring Poppystamps products. Take a look!

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Michele's first card uses a few Poppystamps favorites: Scary Ghost, Surprise Skeleton, and Boo Outline!

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For her Thank BOO card, Michele used Twisted Tree Oval, Surprise Skeleton, Boo Outline, and Simple Thank You! I love the deep blue and the bright yellow - -a surprising and trendy Halloween color combination!

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I also used deep blue and jewel tone yellows, oranges, and greens to create the background panel for my own card. I squirted a few drops of alcohol ink and blew them all around using my brand new giant squishy rubber ball air blower. FUN! I could make these colorful YUPO paper cards all day long! I used images from Whittle Ghosts, Snowman and Trees from our newest release, and Boo Outline. A few Fairy Jewels in shades of green, navy and turquoise ad that magical sparkle at the end!

Now it's your turn to enter the Poppystamps challenge! We'd love to see what you'll create! Thank you so much to one of my creative muses, Michele Ferguson, from I Card Everyone!

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Thank you so much for joining us today!

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Joy
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hey Poppy peeps!  Tiffany here. Did you catch the amazing IG hop the design team participated in yesterday? So many inspiring cards using the new Poppystamps release! If you haven't seen it yet, please head over to the Poppystamps IG account to start at the beginning. Don't forget that you have a chance to win a prize at every stop of the hop. What an incredible opportunity!

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Today, I'm sharing how I made my sample from yesterday's hop. I featured a mash up of products from the whole Birch Press Designs family, including the new Poppystamps Ornament Background die. To start, I embossed a panel of white cardstock with the new Ringadings 3D Embossing Folder from Memory Box. I matted it with a piece of red cardstock.

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Next, I die cut white cardstock with the Ornament Background die twice for added dimension. I adhered the background die cuts together with spray adhesive. I also die cut pieces of an alcohol ink panel that I had in my stash from just the ornament portion of the die. I did not have a large alcohol ink panel, so cutting it into pieces to fit what I wanted to die cut helped save paper. To create the alcohol ink panel, I just blended a variety of green alcohol inks together with a lot of isopropyl alcohol and ink splatters for texture. I inlayed the ornaments in place with liquid glue. To finish the ornaments, I shaded the tops with copic markers - C1, C3, and C5. 

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Lastly, I embellished the card with holiday foliage, berries and a sentiment. I die cut several leaves from various green cardstock with the Memory Box Pine Needle Trio die and the Poppystamps Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Easel. I die cut the berries from an alcohol ink panel that I created with red and pink inks. The sentiment is one I use frequently. It is the Joy Honey Script die from Birch Press. I die cut it from two layers of white cardstock and once from red foil from the Polished Foil Paper pad. I attached the completed card front to a side-folding, A2 card base.

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Hope you enjoyed my card! And don't forget to hop along with the team for more inspiration. Until next time, happy crafting!

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