175 posts categorized "Background Dies"

04/09/2019

Tue 09

Grateful
by Donna Peachey

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Have you ever thought about using an actual photo as part of your card design?

After all, what better way to personalise or use a favourite image?

Poppystamps have quite a few Sidekick Frames to choose from for this idea.  I've opted for the Garden Poppy design that has a matching smaller Stitched Frame option.

A very soft colour palette in the background keeps my silver and grey distressed frame looking as neutral as can be...  except for that pop of red from the sentiment and those stark black enamel dots...

But take a closer look at that outer frame.  Can you see what I've done?

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

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The first step is super easy.  Simply cut out the frame and snip away part of the inner design so that it matches this photo!

Then cut out two extra flowers...  One that matches the very top and one that matches the very bottom poppy.

Carefully use the blade from an open pair of scissors to distress all the edges.  That's every inner edge and every outer edge of the frame.

...  And please be careful and take your time with this step!  

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Next, cut out this smaller Stitched Frame twice as shown, removing all the inner detail from one.

Save the flower from the taller poppy (as shown).

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Next, add a touch of colour to just a few of the flowers and at random places around the frame...

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...  As you can see, I've also added some ink to the taller poppy from the smaller frame...  as well as to the cut out that matches it.

I've also inked up the flower that matches the poppy at the very top of the big frame and then sprayed everything pictured with silver glitter varnish. 

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Once dry, add the photo (glued from behind)...  and use Distress Collage Medium on the smaller frame that's pictured here.

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Add silver gilding polish to the empty frame and also to the taller flower and its matching cut out.

Then stamp and heat emboss the word Grateful on to a scrap of card and cut it to size.

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Glue on the flower at the top at a jaunty angle...  and glue the one at the very bottom from behind.

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Then glue your smaller frame together with the empty frame on top and add that matching flower as shown.

Glue it into position so that it surrounds the photo...

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...  And then create a very simply, partially inked background.

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Put the whole card together, adding a layer of acetate between the frame and the background.  I know that you can't tell it's there from the photo, but it really does add to the design if you add this layer...  (plus you can keep costs down by recycling it from packaging supplies).  

Will you be trying this distressed look on your designs, I wonder?

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.

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03/29/2019

Fri 29

You are Loved
by Robin Tharaldson

YOY Are Loved March Full WITH

The 2019 Spring Release from Poppystamps is in full swing and I hope you have had the opportunity to check out all the new stamps and dies! NO?...well head on over to Poppystamps and see for yourself!  My card features products from the Spring Release along with a craft die from Birch Press Design that created my embossed background panel!

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I know I have mentioned a few times now, but I am in love with the Luscious Script words from this release; there is no end to creating with them! The bold words paired with heartfelt sentiments make for quick and easy projects! The sentiment, for this card, came from the Picnic Plaid stamp set which includes a LARGE background stamp, bold word stamps and many other sentiments!!

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And, I think the Spring Pots Frame lends itself to so many possibilities...thinking shaker, maybe! Anyway, watch my video to see how to emboss with a die; it's super easy and gives your dies an extended use!

 

Thanks for stopping by...

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03/26/2019

Tue 26

Happy Easter
by Donna Peachey

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With Easter on its way, I thought it might be nice to make something other than a card.

So today's design is something a little more 'fun' based in terms of design that's hopefully suitable as a small gift...  perhaps for a teacher or teachers aide?

To start with, you'll need a suitably sized notebook... 

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Some of you may well recognise this base layer design as I have used it once before!

Cut a piece of card to size (4.25 x 5.5"), add the Pinpoint Hearts as shown and then add the splatter of colour using a syringe and liquid watercolour.

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Next comes the Bubble Spiral...

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Followed by this partially cut Stitchwork Circle Frame.

To finish the base, cut approx 1/4 inch off the bottom and a little less from the left hand side.

Glue the base on to a piece of silver mirror card that measures 4.25 x 5.5"...

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...  and add this Pierced Border to the left hand side.

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(Here's another photo of the finished design to explain what I mean and save you scrolling back up to the top)!

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To decorate, you'll need these...

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...  and these! 

I've cut the Peek A Boo Bunny three times and the word Easter twice before gluing the layers together.  Everything else has just been cut the once.

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I also decided I would need an extra heart, so I've included the Heart Trio Showcase photo to show which of the smaller sizes I used.

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Once everything is glued in to place, you may want to add a layer or two of spray varnish to add a little protection and durability to the front cover before attaching it to the notebook.

I hope this fun design has inspired you to have a go.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...  

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03/15/2019

Fri 15

Card With Matching Envelope Liner
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello sweet friends, I hope you are all happy and well!  Marybeth  here today sharing this card and matching envelope liner I created with :Poppystamps Large Clear Stamp Picnic Plaid.

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The liner was easy to make I cut the paper about 6 X 5 1/4  (  the size  of your envelope ) then stamped using Picnic Plaid. You don't have to worry too much about  stamping the part that wont show below the flap, just make sure the upper part is stamped nicely.

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I then scored the upper part about 1 3/4 of an inch to match the fold of my envelope .  I  placed inside the envelope and only glued the top flap, then folded the envelope onto the glued liner matching up the fold lines as below.

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The Whittle Rabbit and Luscious Scrip Hello are all layered a few times and stamped with the sentiment from Garden Blooms.

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I am loving these large stamps with so many choices of sentiments. I also love the new script word dies  all from Poppystamps .

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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02/25/2019

Mon 25

DONUT Card
by Tanya Palamarchuk

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Hello everybody!

Tanya here!

And I want to remind you of our Challenge! You have a few more days to participate! 'Love Me Do' is the theme of this month challenge.

I prepare style card with gold donut! This dies by Poppystamp is so perfect! I play and play with them!

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For my Donut I used gold cardstock and glitter foam! 

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I made big sentiment using a stamp and hot embossing on a black card stock with glitter powder.

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DONUT forget you are awesome!!! :)

Hugs!

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Mon 25

Birthday Wishes!
by Robin Tharaldson

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My birthday gate fold card features stamps and dies from Poppystamps Spring Release! The release has several LARGE word dies and I Love them!! They include Sending, Hello, Thanks, You, Hugs and Wishes!! When I saw them I did my happy dance!

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I used the NEW background stamp, Picnic Plaid, to create my panels for the front of my card (another happy dance). I stamped with VersaMark ink,  heat embossed with white embossing powder and used distress inks to sponge onto the panel! A few flicks of black gouache added a bit of interest!

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For my word die cut I cut 3 layers of the word background from Neenah 110# and 2 layers of the word itself from black card stock! After layering them together it created a very strong embellishment to close my card. I used Thin Clear Velcro Fasteners to close my card! The following video will show you just how the Velcro works!!

Thanks for stopping by today! AND be on the lookout, in March, for a Blog Blitz featuring the new release!! You could win one of the products from the Spring Release! 

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02/21/2019

Thu 21

Sprinkled With Love
by Donna Peachey

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If you know someone who likes the occasional sweet treat, perhaps this quick and easy make is for you!

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

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Start by creating the background using the smaller of the two dies in the Deco Victor Square set.

You'll be using the die cut as a stencil.  I've used temporary spray adhesive to hold my dies in place whilst I add the Distress Oxide ink.

As you can see, I've also added water splashes and dried them off before removing the die cuts.

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Next, cut out the dies you will need and glue them together.

I've chosen the 'Sprinkled With Love' sentiment from the cute Donut What I'd Do set, stamped it on Heat Resistant acetate and then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder.  

(Don't forget to use your anti static pad or it's equivalent first).

As my Heat Resistant acetate is quite flimsy I decided that a second layer from scrap packaging was needed.  Here's a photo that shows what that looks like...

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Before gluing everything into position the acetate needs to be cut to size...  which means folding and securing one end over the donuts.

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As you can see, I've used a small staple to attach the two layers, then secured it in place with a piece of red liner tape.

I've also cut out an extra donut shape from scrap packaging, trimmed it down and attached that as shown to offset the height of the staple. 

The donut hole came in handy, too!  I added an extra layer after this photo was taken and a small piece of red liner tape right along the bottom edge of the cupcake.

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Here's the finished card again...  with the length of the acetate strip adjusted.  That small piece of red liner tape under the Whittle Cupcake stops it from escaping!

Hope you've enjoyed seeing my fun make!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

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02/12/2019

Tue 12

Just A Note Cards
by Nadine Carlier

Thinking Of You Card by Nadine Carlier using Poppystamps

Hello, Nadine here again with a some Just A Note cards with a fun and easy background technique overlayed with Poppystamps Diamond Background die. I created the background in several different colors. These cards would be great to give as a gift of a set of cards for someone.

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Thinking Of You Card by Nadine Carlier using Poppystamps 2

Thinking Of You Card by Nadine Carlier using Poppystamps 2

Want to know how I created these cards? Below is my video tutorial showing exactly how.
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So which color card is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting! 

Nadine

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01/31/2019

Thu 31

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY CARD
by Patty Tanúz

Hola Amigas!!!!

I'm so excited to show you, first this close up!!!! Loookkkk, excited and in loveeeee, aw!

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Totally adorable really?????? I melt with love  with little elephant!!!!! Oh my goshhh, he makes me have a lot of sweetness!!!!

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To make my card, I first created a background with powders of emboss!!!! The most recent release of Poppy is so beautiiful!!! Diecuts and stamps are a success and it is something that you must have!!!!!

I cut my little elephant into several layers of paper, looks like chipboard!

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I love colors, stitches and gold!!!! How cute and sweet, really???

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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12/12/2018

Wed 12

Challenge Reminder: CAS Christmas Card
by Nadine Carlier

Joy Card with Poppystamps by Nadine Carlier

Hello, Nadine here again today with a reminder to enter in the Merry & Bright December challenge! We are looking for projects that make the holidays your favorite time of year. For me, it is the "Joy" of the season so I made a CAS Joy Christmas card. Hope it inspires you to give it a try.

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I used the Seed Snowflake Joy Craft Die for the main focal point on my card.

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I then used the Seed Snowflake Outline Die as an accent behind the letters.  The Tidings Of Joy Clear Stamp set works perfectly with Seed Snowflake Joy Die to create the sentiment for my card.

The rules are simple and you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!! For all the details click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!
Nadine

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