304 posts categorized "Background Dies"

A Clean and Simple Card with Tulips
by Sphoorti


Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti again and this time I have a very clean and simple card for you. It came together so fast too! Definitely mass produce-able.




I started with cutting some tulips using the 2557 Layered Tulips craft die. I used three different cool colored copic markers to color them in, and topped them with some Wink of Stella. Once I was done coloring them, I adhered the petals of the tulips together.




I cut out some white card stock using the 2510 Penelope Pinpoint Frame craft die and adhered it to a white card base for a tone on tone look, and adhered the tulips and stems to the background die.




I hot foiled the "Thinking of You" sentiment from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies and glued it next to the flower stems. I scattered some pearls in matching colors, and that was it!




Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let me know! Thank you for joining me today! Hope you have a great week ahead!







Sphoorti Floral Signature copy




Queen of the Night Tulips
by Rachel Duong


Hi, it's Rachel here to share a dramatic, yet clean and simple card. Have you ever seen velvety, deep black purple tulips?! They are called "Queen of the Night" and most spectacular! Absolutely intrigued by them, I decided to recreate them on paper. I love the outcome.

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Steps to create this card.

1. Die cut the blossoms from the Poppystamps "Layered Tulips" die in shades of purple cardstock from the "Twilight Purple Collection" by Memory Box.
2. Beginning with the lower portion of the blossoms, blend black distress ink moving upward. Leave the tops untouched.
3. Using white ink, blend over the blossoms for highlights.
4. Die cut the stems from the "Layered Tulips" die in dark green from the "Lush Green Collection" by Memory Box.


5. Hot foil the sentiment of choice from the "Modest Banner Greetings" Foil and Cut Die Set in gold foil on black cardstock, then die cut.
6. Cut a light green card front approximately 4" x 5.25". 


7. Die cut the Poppystamps "Pointy Lattice Plate" die from a scrap piece of medium weight paper. This will be a stencil.
8. Lay ithe stencil over the card front and lightly blend green or grey distress ink over the center.


9. Glue the card front onto a white card base.
10. Arrange the tulips and sentiment on the card and glue in place. Stunning!!


I hope you get a chance to try making this clean and simple tulip card. There are many flowers that are being grown in this midnight shade. I absolutely love it!  You can make all types of flowers in this color once you have made one. 


Here is another Queen of the Night tulip card, this time on kraft. The products I used are listed below with a direct link back to the Poppystamps site. The "Layered Tulips" are timeless and modern depending on the colors used. 

Have a sensational day, see you soon!


Rachel Floral Signature



Thinking of You
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello, Marybeth Lopez  here with you today. I am sharing, what I think is a simple yet elegant card. It is simply created ( once you get your idea:) and simply stated.


I used :Perfect Posies Bouquet from Poppystamps  and Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate and Die.

As you can see in the photo below I added the bouquet a bit to the left off the panel then cut the extra off.


This bouquet die is so pretty and has so many options.


I used foam tape under the hot foil greetings so it would pop off the panel a bit as the card was pretty flat.


I hope you have a wonderful week. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you get some happy craft time.


Thank You Bouquet
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome! I'm on the blog today with a thank you card. Do you have someone special you want to thank? Poppystamps has the most amazing dies to create that very special card for that very special person in your life.


I recently celebrated a birthday and my daughter gifted me 2 Disneyland rose bushes! She knows flowers are mommy's passion!


To begin I gathered all my floral elements and background die. 


Truly the fun begins as you put together the bouquet, placing each hand crafted flower right where you want it.


I gave my tiny flowers and petals of larger ones dimension  with a foam mat and ball head tool. Love this look, but you might have to make your own envelope to allow for card thickness.

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A special thank you for a special daughter. Hope your day is filled with beauty and joy!

Nancy Floral Signature copy




Die Cut Birthday Wishes
by Nancy Penir


Hello! Nancy, here, and I have an all die cut card to share with you today. Rather clean and simple,  and definitely a quickie  when you need a card in a hurry.


I die cut 2 of the Rainbow Arches, and  turned them on  their  sides for a textured background. 


I decided to  add  my rainbows  to a gray background, rather than white. Then assembled my tulips, each in all pink and all red. 


Birthday Wishes floats on the front, and a few tiny rhinestones hi light the blooms. Easy Breezy Lemon Squeeze! 

Check out the products below, and don't forget the fabulous color paper packs from Memory Box!

Nancy Floral Signature copy




Hello Sunshine!
by Rachel Duong


Hello and welcome to a sun-shiny day! The Poppystamps "Whittle Snails and Whittle Bird" are awake and ready to start their daily activities. These critters are everywhere in my neck of the woods! Do they inhabit your home? 

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This card makes me happy.  I created it to depict my love of spring and spending time out in the backyard. I watercolored the Whittle die cuts, stamped a sentiment, and created a stencil with a background die. Creating a stencil is a great way to get extra use out of a die.


Steps to create this card.
1. Die cut the large frame from the "Whittle Wood Picture Frames", "Whittle Snails", and the small bird from the "Whittle Birds" dies in medium white cardstock.

2. Watercolor the pieces with colors in browns, yellow and red. For the shells, dip a fan shaped brush in watered down brown and lightly apply paint from the center and stroke out.
3. Cut a piece of medium white cardstock to 4.25" x 4.5" and using a scissor's edge, rough up the edges.
4. Die cut the Poppystamps "Sunbeam Frame". This will act as a stencil.
5. Place the stencil with the sun in the upper left corner. Blend yellow ink over the stencil allowing the ink to fade out.

6. Paint a wash of teal in the lower third of where the frame will be placed. Add subtle brown tones in the background.

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7. Adhere the cardfront to a creme cardbase. 
8. Adhere the frame, snails and bird to the cardfront.
9. Stamp "Hello Sunshine" from the "Whittle Sealife Sentiments" in charcoal grey.
10. Splatter watered down brown ink in random areas of the card for character and interest!



I had the best time creating this scene. I hope you enjoyed the fun! Make sure you take a look at all the Poppystamps "Whittles" dies, they are the best! Thanks for stopping in and see you next time.

Rachel Floral Signature