249 posts categorized "Animals"

12/15/2018

Sat 15

Be Jolly
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  I hope you're enjoying all the beauty of the holiday season.  I love playing with Poppystamps dies... it doesn't matter if you love Clean and Simple or like to add as many as you can to make a scene like I did today!  Poppystamps has something for EVERYBODY!

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I started with a simple background.  I adhered the Diamond Background die from red card stock to a soft pink panel. Next I adhered the largest Double Stitch Rectangle Frame cut from white card stock to the panel to give it a finished look.  After trimming off the excess (the frame is smaller than the background die)  I adhered the completed panel to a card base.
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The largest Jar die was cut from baby blue card stock.  I cut the Tree Line Hill die from white card stock, and then cut it again using the Jar die so it would layer perfectly when I attached them together. 
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All that was left was embellishing!  I created a floral to adorn the jar using the Mod Poinsettias, Holly Leaf Branch, and Perfect Pine Needles.  A gem adorns the center of the layered poinsettia flower.
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I added a Wilderness Moose to the scene.  He's trecking across the frozen landscape.  A bitty Circle Basics die makes a sun.  And a simple "Be Jolly" sentiment in red coordinates perfectly with the background.

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I hope you find some time to make today!  Hugs!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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12/11/2018

Tue 11

Northern Holiday
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so happy you could drop by for a visit! Snowy December is certainly here, so today I am sharing a snowy winter scene! Take a look at this Northern Holiday!

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I started by creating a background of blended distress oxide inks spritzed with water for a soft, fuzzy look. I have fallen in love with our collection of whittle animals, so I used this adorable Whittle Fox against the soft white of thicker watercolor paper. I think he really stands out. Add a few stars from the All Star Collage and you have a sweet winter scene.

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

Michele Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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12/06/2018

Thu 06

It's That Time of Year
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and Happy Holidays everyone! Nancy here today with a card made some of the new dies from Poppy.

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I'm absolutely in love with the new Whittles, and LOVE how they all work together.

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I created my own textured background by using the smaller Whittle Wood Frame die, and cutting it several times from stamping masking paper. (You can find it on Amazon, I used Inkadinkado.)

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The masking paper allows for effortless inking with a sponge tool. I then added some white opaque droplets onto my card front. When all was dry, I cut out a window for my Whittle Rudolph, inking it around the edges in light blue. My frame is cut several times and inked as well.

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If you look closely at Rudolph, you can see that I inked him a bit around the edges to give him depth, and lightened his mane with a white pencil. Can't forget to mention the cute little red rhinestone nose!

Hope you're inspired to try something new, (if this is new to you), with your backgrounds and dies.

Happy Crafting! 

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11/30/2018

Fri 30

Merry Christmas Card!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!

I really love the Poppy diecuts and stamps!!!!! Are you happy (like me) with the new release?

Ok, this is for  'traditional' colors girlies jijiji Look!!!!!!!

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I'n in love with "Forest Stag"!!! I cut him with corrugated cardboard, and after, with gold paint, I gave him some brush strokes!!!IMG_6577Did you see my beautiful phrase???? Perfect stamped!!!!

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I say again: I love my "Forest Stag"!!!!  Just gorgeous and with a lot of enhancement!
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With "Triple Stitch Window", I make  a shadow and I put some beads!!!!! Beautiful thing!

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I appreciate your messages and I read them with love !!!!! Thanks, thanks!!!!!

Kisses amigas!!!!

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11/28/2018

Wed 28

JOY CARD!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!!!

You know I like non-traditional Christmas colors and my card is an example of this jiji

Look!!!!!

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I use diecuts and stamps of our last release!!!! My favorite is Whittle Rudolph!!!!! With small stitches jiji

All combined with golden paper!!!! It's so elegant!!!!!!

I like Deco Cecil Frame!!!!

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This is amazing, really??? So cute too jiji

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I absolutely love this card, did you see that everything shines??? My background is a rectangle of glitter foam!!!! 

Have you seen the new Poppy stamps and diecuts??? I show you in this video, the newest of Poppy!!!! 

Come with me!

Kisses amigas!!! 

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11/26/2018

Mon 26

Holiday Joy
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!  I'm guessing everybody did a little shopping over the weekend.  I don't want to be an enabler.. but I know you don't want to miss these two sales that end today! 
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Today I'm sharing this holiday card that uses several different techniques.
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I started with a distress ink background.   I really like using a stencil brush like this one from Clarity to ink up paper - especially when you want a fade to white along the edges.  I love the "no streak" look and have a brush for every color family (reds, greens, blues, yellows, etc.).
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The base card panel was inked with Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, and Twisted Citron.  I splattered the panel with water, some watered down tumbled glass, an some white ink (Dr. Ph. Martins Bleed Proof White).
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Next I cut the Woven Circle Ring die from the distress inked panel.  (I think I'm going to save that cut out for another project because it's so pretty!) I attached a panel of light yellow card stock to the back of the panel so it peeks through the die cut circle.   I cut the Woven Circle Ring a second time from bold yellow card stock and adhered it inside the negative space.
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The Holly Twig die is cut from white card stock and colored with Copic Markers.
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I die cut the Pinpoint Ornaments from two shades of card stock and assembled them.  I added jewels as accents for some sparkle and shine.
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A Little Hummingbird is hanging over the Joy Outline die ready to land on the colored Holly Twig!
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It was fun to mix different techniques together when making this card.  I love the crisp look of the inlaid die, the colorful colored die cut, and the distress ink background!  I hope you find some time to create today! 
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11/22/2018

Thu 22

Saying Hello (and Goodbye) to Autumn
by Donna Peachey

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Brrr...  it's getting cold outside!

The last of the leaves are falling and there's barely a bee to be found.  That's certainly the way it is for us in the UK anyway.

And as I'm not ready to face Winter just yet I've made a card that celebrates the colours of Autumn instead.  With all of the richness of the warm browns, oranges and reds...  A stark contrast to the icy white blanket of Winter.

Want to see how it was made?

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I've started off by using the Forest Stag left over from my previous post.  

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To get that speckled, textured look I've added Crackle Accents.  Simply dot on, leave for a few minutes to react with the Distress Stain and then use a paint brush to smooth all over.  If you didn't add enough Crackle Accents, don't worry.   You can add more.  Just be quick with that paint brush unless you are wanting more speckles.

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I've used Brusho's to colour my leaves.  You'll only need two, but I've made extra so I can choose which I prefer. 

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The card base has the subtlest of designs on it.  Here I've used the Dot Grid stencil by Memory Box, with just a touch of Stormy Sky and Hickory Smoke ink.

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To add more visual interest without adding more colour I've used one of the frames from the Art Deco Frames and Phrases die set to cut out an aperture.  Don't discard that inner piece as you'll be putting it back in shortly.  But first, add a layer behind it by gluing on the same shape again.

You'll also need a black frame from the Stitchwork Rectangle Frames craft die set. 

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Here's a view of the finished card from below.

To assemble, start by putting the aperture piece back.  I've simply cut a piece of scrap card to size and glued it behind the card base to hold everything in place.

Next add the Forest Stag, gluing two strips of scrap card behind it first.

You'll need to add that frame now.  I've spot glued it in the middle, just along the left and right hand sides. 

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Then add the Brusho leaves, a stamped Hello and bee...  and two more leaves cut from the Ragged Daisy.  Did you notice that I added Silver Gilding Wax to my Brusho leaves?

Thanks for stopping by...

And if you are celebrating today, a very Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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11/11/2018

Sun 11

Silhouette of the Forest Stag
by Donna Peachey

Hello, my name's Donna and I'm the newest addition to the Poppystamps team.

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With Christmas fast approaching, I thought it might be nice to share a card design that is fairly easy to mass produce and suits more than one occasion.

And what's more, as I've chosen to use the strong, bold silhouette of the Forest Stag I've been able to introduce a grunge element, too!

Want to know how it's made?

Here's a quick 'how to' guide...

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Start by applying ink to a scrap of card that is roughly this size and shape.

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Here are the colours you will be using.  I went back in with a finger dauber to add a little more shadow once I had the stag cut out.

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Cut out the Wooded Glen Landscape and trim it to size to fit your card front.

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Then, cut out the Simple Holly Vine Frame and a piece of black card that is a little taller and wider all 'round.

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Add the grunge element!  I'm using stamps from the Studio Blotter set.  Stamp first in Hickory Smoke, then add Delicata 'Brown Shimmer' just around the edges.

Assemble the card and add a few sequins.

It's as easy as that!

Whether you see this as a Christmas, Birthday or some other Winter occasion card is entirely up to you.

Which will it be, I wonder? 

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11/08/2018

Thu 08

That Time of Year
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so glad you could join us today! Over the next few weeks, in about 48 days or so, the BIG holiday will be here! Of course, we know all that hoopla isn't about a single day, but an entire season of madness and memories! It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

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Today, I am sharing, my "most wonderful" card of the day! I am very excited by how well this colorful CAS holiday card turned out! I planned on using the Stitched Alpine Snowflakes, the Whittle Rudolph, and the Pinpoint Ornament set, with the Art Deco Celebrate Christmas sentiment, but I couldn't decide on the colors! I kept going back and forth, unhappy with the results, until I reached into my box of YUPO paper scraps and backgrounds.

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I have created Poppystamps cards using YUPO paper and alcohol inks earlier in the season, and I always save even the tiniest scraps! I cut the snowflake and ornament out of some red pieces, and cut the frame out of an unused piece I had done in coffee browns and caramels. The fun part about working with YUPO and alcohol inks is that you can create beautiful cards in a single color range, like a "red" background, or orange, or brown, or you can use a variety of inks to create brilliant rainbows of color! Once I decided on a color, I cut out the pieces I wanted in YUPO, and the Whittle Rudolph in warm brown and golden yellow cardstock.

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I stamped the sentiment from the Art Deco Celebrate Christmas clear stamp set, then assembled all of my festive cuts! For the finishing touch, I added a tiny red pearl on the nose!

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Thank you all so much for joining us today, and enjoy your most wonderful time of the year!

Michele Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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11/07/2018

Wed 07

Challenge Reminder
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hi there! Marybeth here today to share how I made my Challenge Inspiration , fall thank you card.

I used so many of the new Poppystamps darling dies,: Doodle Thank You,Whittle Oak Leaf,

Whittle Owl and Whittle Wood Frames. 

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After cut the leaves out I added a bit more water and used many other colors. ( this is the only picture I took)

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I cut this Whittle Owl out twice once for the body ( darker) and then again ( lighter ) for the face.

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I love the deep purple for the fall! The envelope is from Brich Press Design.

 

 

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This is the back side showing how I add my fun foam. I add the tape then the strips of fun foam and cut where needed.

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 Thanks so much for the visit today! Don't forget to play along in the Poppystamps Challenge for a chance to win!

 

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