276 posts categorized "Background Dies"

Winter Wishes: Two Cards
by Tiffany Pryce

Hey friends and welcome back to the blog! Tiffany here, and I'm sharing two cards today. Both cards are an ode to winter and can be used for holiday cards or generic winter well wishes. If you're like me, you're still working on your holiday card stash. I'm looking for designs that are easy to make, but still impactful and pretty. Using the new Poppystamps holiday release fits the bill! If you haven't seen the gorgeous new products, head over to the shop after reading. Hopefully I can inspire you with these easy to make card designs.



Start with a panel of smooth white cardstock trimmed to 5.25 x 4 inches. Ink blend three blues around the edges of the panel leaving a sort of highlight area for to bring the focal to the bears. Splatter the panel with clean water, diluted blue dye ink, and liquid glitter. Lastly, I used a white paint pen to dot around the panel.


Next, die cut snowflakes using the Snowflake Flurry Collage die. Keep the whole snowflakes for use on the inside of the card. Back the panel with a piece of glitter cardstock from the Glitzy Glitter paper pad. Adhere to an A2 card base.


Die cut the adorable polar bears from the Whittle Polar Bears die. Die cut them a few times for dimension. The top layer uses matte white cardstock from the Polished Foil paper pad.


Inside the card, stamp a sentiment from Wintertime Sentiments stamp set. Around it, adhere the snowflakes you saved.



CARD 2: 


My second card is another sentiment-less winter card. Don't you love the warm and cozy vibes of the holidays?! The new Whittle Cocoa with Whip is perfect!


First, I adhered patterned paper from the Christmas Jolly paper pack to an A2 card base. I love the traditional colors with the twist of mint. Next, I die cut the Whittle Cocoa with Whip a couple times so it had dimension. I die cut the whip from white cardstock and lightly ink blended some brown ink on the side. I added liquid glitter on top. The cup was from red cardstock and again, I ink blended brown ink to add shading. Brown ink on red cardstock makes a deeper shade of red versus using a dark red ink. I also die cut two layers of the Snowflake Loop and adhered them together. I used the snowflake to die cut layers from white and gold cardstock.


I adhered all of the components together on the card front.


Inside the card, I used the negative piece of paper that I cut the individual snowflake from to create my own stencil. I ink blended several mint colored snowflakes. The sentiment is stamped from the Wintertime Sentiments stamp set.


Hope you enjoyed these cards and I'll see you next time. Happy Sunday!

Tiffany Floral Signature copy





Two Birthday Cards, One Pinpoint Frame
by Marybeth Lopez



Hello, happy September to you all. Marybeth Lopez  here with you today , sharing two cards made with the same dies. 

I used the Poppystamps Penelope Pinpoint Frame ,Fanciful Fall Leaves ,.


I love using the cut out for the beautiful foiled : Happy Birthday die, from the set called : Birthday Wishes Poe Script. I make many at the same time when I have my hot foil machine out .


I used Water color paper from Open Studio  300GSM For all the leaves. I wanted a soft look not to compete with the background . I added foil acorns all from the same set called : Fanciful Fall Leaves. I added foam under the Happy Birthday to raise it up and then glued the leave tucked under.


I also made a bluish gray card to have on had for a guy card and just die cut the sentiment twice and then glued together, I love the simplicity of this one and I think its a perfect masculine card.


I used the Sunny Orange Collection for this card from memory box : SP1002


Thanks for the visit today. I hope you are all having a nice week.





2510 Penelope Pinpoint Frame
2493 Fanciful Fall Leaves
Psf807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies
Fp1003 Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6 pack
Sp1002 Sunny Orange 6x6 pack

You Are the Sweetest
by Nancy Penir


Hello and welcome! Nancy here, and I have one last summer card for you, before pumpkin season takes over. 


I have geraniums in my garden, do you? Our extreme dry heat takes them out in late summer, so I couldn't find one plant blooming, to post a picture of their beauty for you. Their thick lush leaves grow together blanketing the soil, and the flowers grow high on sturdy stems. I wanted to capture that for my card.


All pieces were cut from white cardstock and sponge inked. That way I could assemble the blooms from deeply inked to pale.

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The sentiment is black embossed onto clear cardstock. Be sure to use heat resistant clear cardstock so the heat doesn't warp it.

Layered and dimensional, I will certainly handmake a custom envelope. 

Are your cards taking a turn toward autumn? Sometimes saying goodby to summers bright colors is bittersweet. At least my cards are still blooming! Have a wonderful week!

Nancy Floral Signature copy




Autumn Hugs
by Tiffany Pryce


Hey Poppy peeps! I know it is still summer, but I am ready for pumpkin everything, cool weather, and the changing leaves. To help usher in the season, I have a sweet autumn scene card to share with you. I used a bunch of products in my Poppystamps stash for this card, but it was easy to put together.

To start, I worked on the background. Die cut the Lattice Plate die from white cardstock and ink blend the top portion with yellow and orange dye ink for an ombre look. I knew I was going to cover the majority of the lattice so I only ink blended the top. Adhere it to an A2 card base. Next, free hand a hillside with scissors. And lightly ink blend brown dye ink at the top for a little more depth on kraft paper. This will be the ground for our scene. Splatter the ground with clean water for additional texture. Adhere the ground in place, and then splatter the entire background with gold metallic watercolor.



Next, ink blend scrap paper with a combination of fall colored inks. I randomly ink blended red, yellow, orange, and green dye inks and then dye cut several leaves from the panel. I wanted a combination of colors so instead of ink blending each die cut individually, this was an easier way. I die cut foliage from the Floral Cake Pop Up set, Mushrooms and Toadstools, and Garden Leaves and Berries. I assembled the mushrooms, added white spots with a gel pen, and arranged everything on the card front.

Next, I die cut the Whittle Papa Hedgehog and ink blended it with brown dye ink. I added accents with copic marker and a white gel pen. I adhered the hedgehog with foam tape for added dimension.


For the sentiment, I ink blended yellow and orange ink on scrap cardstock and die cut Playful Hugs. I die cut the sentiment a few times and stacked it for dimension. I embellished the card with gems from Autumn Fairy Jewels and Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.


Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Make sure to follow Poppystamps on Instagram, and each of the wonderful design team members for lots more inspiration. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!



Tiffany Floral Signature copy





Birthday Treat
by Rachel Duong



Hi everyone! It's Rachel and I am so excited to join the Poppystamps Design Team! Today I am sharing with you a sweet birthday card where The Grand Whittle Ice Cream Cone takes center stage. It looks delicious, can you taste it?! I am also using letters from the Happy Birthday Background. 


To create this card, I watercolored the ice cream cone combining distress inks and watercolor paints. I placed random blocks of color on the ice cream scoop to give it a textured feel. Next I glued the cone directly on the kraft card base. For the scoop, I glued two layers together, then trimmed off the scalloped portion that meets the cone to keep the image level on the card. 


Now the fun is continuing because the letters are making their appearance! With quite a few sizes and fonts to choose from, I had a blast arranging the letters on the card. Finally I came up with a satisfying display. I began by gluing the letter "T" at the bottom of the cone and "P" at the top making sure they fit and were centered on the card. The funny part is when I got to the end, the "Y" in birthday didn't fit... but instead of panicking, I was able to fix it. I found another "Y" that was a bit more narrow. Thank goodness!

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Using a fan-shaped brush, I splattered watered-down white acrylic paint mixed with a hint of green. (Green to tone down the brightness.)  I lightly tapped the top of the brush, holding it close to the card to control the amount of paint and placement of the splatters. 


A one mm thin burlap string tied close to the fold finishes the card!


Here is another card I made, this time using the background part of the Poppystamps Happy Birthday Background. What I love about this most is that every piece of it can be used on more than one card! If you don't have this die, you have to check it out. It has so many possibilities!


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you like this sweet card. The Grand Whittle Ice Cream Cone is one of my favorite dies. I can't wait to make so many more ice cream flavors. Please let me know if you have any questions.  Have a wonderful weekend! 

Rachel Floral Signature

I Scream You Scream for Ice Cream
by Candice Crawford


Hi there Poppystamps friends, Candice here on the blog sharing an adorable ice cream card using the new Grand Whittle Ice Cream Cone die. Its been a hot summer thus far so I thought it was best time to cool ourselves with a whimical card that would melt our hearts. 


To make this card I paired the Ice Cream Cone die with the Pinpoint Half Ring Plate for the background that was die cut from white cardstock. I created a frame for my focal image using the Double Stitched Scalloped Rectangles frame die that I die cut from teal cardstock. 


I die cut the ice cream image three times in pink, cream and teal cardstock. I created my own toppings for the cones by die cutting the ice cream portion from hot pink, dark brown and kraft colored cardstock and fuzzy cut the drippings image with my scissors. 


To add a bit od depth and dimension to the ice cream cones I used my white gel pen to create shadow marks. The punny sentiment on the card comes from the Poppystamps Life is Sweet clear stamp set. I hope you have enjoyed today's cardshare and found inspirarion. Until next time....Happy Crafting! 

Candice Floral Signature copy