276 posts categorized "Animals"

04/18/2019

Thu 18

Hugs
by Donna Peachey

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Some of the easiest cards to make start out with a colour blended background.

And what better way to bring a smile to somebody's face than to use those cute Whittle animals, don't you think?

Just in case you need it, here's a quick 'how to' guide... 

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These are the colours I used to colour blend.  I went back in with some extra yellow and a few extra water splatters once the first layer had dried.

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The Daisy Oval frame really is quite beautiful with that gorgeous embossing detail.

I've simply cut, coloured, left to dry and then embossed before gluing into place.   

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Here's a closer look at that frame...

On top, I've added the Luscious Script Hugs craft die.  Three layers cut, top layer embossed before gluing the whole thing together and attaching to the card.

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The Hugs die does actually come complete with a shadow background!

So that's two looks for your crafting from one die.

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To decorate, I've opted for the Whittle Rabbit and the Whittle Ducks.

They have all been inked up (even if only just a touch on some of them).  I've also added ink to the eyes and rabbits nose...  and opted to give the duckling a bigger eye as that's the way young ones are often depicted. 

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Three sequins later and this card is finished.

I do love the versatility of this Hugs die.  There are other words available in this Luscious Script, too...  so why not take a look and find the ones for you?

Thanks heaps for stopping by.

Have a great day!

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04/17/2019

Wed 17

Blooming Garden Challenge Reminder
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are so glad you could stop by today, and take a look at this fun card I created for our April Challenge, Blooming Garden! 

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I have a little kitty who LOVES to help me with everything I do, especially with my tiny garden that I have out on our apartment lanai. My kitty and my small space garden inspired me to create this card for our April Challenge. These "Whittle" animals that all came out this year are some of my very favorites, and today's Whittle Cat is sweetly checking out the Folk Watering Can filled with tiny flowers from the Spring Pot Shelves.

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To create this card, I started with some watercolor paper and sponged on Distress Oxide inks in shades of blues and greens, gently giving them a soft blend to look like an outdoor horizon. Then I splattered the paper with water and a paintbrush, which gives the inks these beautiful layers of color. Once the paper was completely dry, I then cut out the Pointed Rectangle Frame and the other cuts, and estimated where I wanted the horizon line to appear, then cut it out and adhered it to my white frame.

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I adhered that to my card base, then added all my die cuts, arranging the flowers and leaves from the Spring Pot Shelves into the Folk Watering Can, and adding the Stitched Fluttering Butterflies and a few sequins. It's the perfect design for my small space inspired Blooming Garden card!

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Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you will create for our April Challenge, Blooming Garden! Just use at least one Poppystamps die or stamp, then link up your creation to our  current challenge page on the right! What are you growing in your garden?

 

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Thanks so much for joining us today! We'll see you in the garden!

Michele Floral Signature copy

 

 

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04/16/2019

Tue 16

Happy Easter
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and Happy Spring Break, and to all who celebrate... Happy Easter! My garden has begun to bloom, and we're enjoying fields of green and pops of color in my valley.

I have a card duo for you today, using the 2 new stamp sets from Poppystamps, one plaid, and the other floral. 

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The top is stamped with Flower Garden, and the bottom with Picnic Plaid.

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2 wonderful all over stamps, that cover a large area. 

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I used the outer area frame of Memory Box: Egg Basket Frame, and created my own grass with a set of scissors that cut several 'blades' of grass at once.

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One card is stamped and assembled on white card stock, the other on lavender.

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I always find it easy to do 2 cards at one time, with just a little changeup. I left the sweet egg die attached so I could cut many eggs at once, each with different textures. How fun is that! Nuvo Crystal Drops for tulip centers.

Hope you found some inspiration today. And hope your week is full of crafty goodness! 

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04/14/2019

Sun 14

Hello
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello from this just hatched happy chick! I made this simple little interactive card using : Chick and Egg, and Luscious Script Hello dies from Poppystamps spring line. The little chick is on a mini wobbler that makes him move when you pull down or to the side of it. The chick is in movement it the photo above.

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I had some leftover alcohol ink blended papers from another project. You can go to Jennifer McGuire to learn how to create your own. 

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I cut the top layer of the hello in white and adhered to the colorful background . Since I was going to add the white chick and egg to this background  I lightly blended some blue ink so they would show up better.

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I added this mini wobbler to the back of the chick so it would move when touched. It kinda makes him look even happier to be just hatched saying " HELLO"! I cute the shell out twice so I would have a top and bottom.

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I decided to lightly add some yellow on the chick. When you use a brush it's a much softer look.

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 The panel is watercolor cardstock to even a bit more movement . I hope you all have a Happy Easter and wonderful Spring!

Thank you for the visit today...happy shopping!

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04/13/2019

Sat 13

Easter is coming!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Arrive, with this card, all color to the blog jiji 

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To make this card, I use the new clear stamps sets, first Picnic Plaid and I did a beautiful background....

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I love the size of the letters, Luscious Script Hello is spectacular!!!!

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I used too Butterfly Wings Clear Stamp set...  I stamped butterflies and I painted with a lot of colors!!!! After I add glitter!

Pick a Boo Bunny is so tender :)

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Really, I use several beautiful Poppy diecuts!!!!! 

What is the favorite part of my card for you???

Hope you a great day!!!!!

Kisses amigas!!!!

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04/10/2019

Wed 10

Blooming Garden Challenge Reminder
by Tanya Palamarchuk

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Hi! Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget that there is a monthly challenge running currently on the blog titled "Blooming Garden". You can create any project following the theme, just include at least one Poppystamps product and submit the photo of your project for a chance to win a fabulous prize!

 

I created white card with white garden! My garden is poppies! So tender and beaty! 

I added gold glitter and some pink for desert!

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Thanks for visiting today! Have a great day!

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04/06/2019

Sat 06

Happy Easter
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings and Happy Spring to all! I have a trio of Spring/Easter cards for you today, with background designer paper I made with Poppystamps new Picnic Plaid. 

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Once I got this generously sized plaid stamp into my Misti, it was hard to stop! As you can see, I used pastels and knew I wanted to create Easter cards.

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I used 2 main dies, coloring only one main image and mixing colors with my Distress Oxides.

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My tip for the day: use Q-tips for small spaces, and mix colors for a marbled look. It works great! Notice how I added pink to the bunny's cheeks and ears.

Easy breezy to get a soft pastel pink just where you want it with a Q-tip.

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3 cards, easily done with a fun plaid stamp, and plenty of papers left over to do more!

Have a great weekend!

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03/28/2019

Thu 28

Hello Chick!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

I am very excited to show you, a project with the new backgrounds stamps of Poppystamps!!!!!!!

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In my scrap stash, I have only four colors of Distress Oxide jiji.. Look, this is so beautiful!!!!

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I wanted to achieve a washed-out effect, so I only stamped once!!! Picnic Plaid Clear Stamp Set is beautiful  and in addition to the background, it also has phrases!!!!!!!

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I use my green background in my card, look!!!!!!!

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Do you like? Is a very very cheerful and funny card with that  chick and egg!!!!! 

We also have happy plants!!! jijiji I cut them of Spring Pots Shelves and I painted them with watercolors! A roof that gives shade to the window with glitter is so fashion jiji

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I love the little chick, he makes me smile :)

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The new luscious scripts, are so wonderful!!!! I love Hello word!!!!!

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Did you see Folk Decorated Eggs???? I painted them with Sharpies, vibrant colors!!!!! After, a little of glitter and wow!!!! I love the result!!!!

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Decorated Egg Stitched Frame is so beautiful too!!!! Run to the Online Store!!!! 

What do you like most about my card? Thanks for your sweet comments!!!!

Besos amigas!!!!!!!

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03/25/2019

Mon 25

Folk Art Easter
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

This little Peek a Boo bunny is rolling ALL the eggs your way in this Easter card with the folksy feel! I used bright colors against a black background, inspired by some of my favorite Old World folk art. Take a look!

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By using a few layered pieces, you can create a colorful, intricate background that pairs with the detailed Folk Decorated Eggs perfectly. Working from the top down, lay the Double Stitch Square Frame face down, then the piece with the Pierced Finnegan Circle on top, and the background color square on top. Glue them all together and adhere it to your card base.

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Your layered stack does not need to be pretty or perfect, as long as it all fits together with no layers peeking through.

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To give the card a little dimension, I added tiny bits of pop dots to the Peek a Boo Bunny and the eggs, and arranged them on the card. Adorable!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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03/24/2019

Sun 24

Hippity Hoppity
by Jeanne Jachna

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I enjoy making cards depicting scenes with die cuts, but it's not always easy to find images that are proportioned to work together.  I'm loving the new "whittle" series of dies because they are perfectly sized and coordinated with cute stitched detail so they're ready to play together. 
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I started this card with a simple distress ink background.  I used a piece of scrap paper to create a mask inking the sky with one half of the mask, and the grassy foreground with the other.   I topped the inked panel with a Double Stitch Scallop Rectangle Frame.
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I set a piece of clear plastic over the panel and arranged different die cuts until I was happy with their placement.   Because the plastic is clear, the background shows through allowing me to get an idea of how the card will look when all the elements are arranged.
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The Doodle Happy Easter die makes a sweet sentiment.   I filled the Whittle Basket with Whittle Eggs and topped it with a Prim and Proper Bow.
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The Chick and Egg are not part of the "Whittle" series but it's part of the new Spring Release and looked sweet next to the basket.  Wouldn't it be fun if there were a little chick hiding inside ALL the eggs?   Now that would be a surprise wouldn't it? 
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Enjoy your day and never stop having fun! 
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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
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