181 posts categorized "Background Dies"

09/02/2019

Mon 02

YOU'RE THE COOLEST CARD!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!!!

Today I share for you a bright and colorful card!!!!! 

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This is a lovely and darling little scene!!!!!

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Wonderful diecuts and stamps from Poppy eh??? I like ALL!!!

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Like when someone you love is waiting for you behind the window!

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Don't forget to leave a pretty comment!!!! I love read you!!!!!

I see my card and I feel like singing and smiling!!!!

KISSES AMIGAS!!!!

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08/28/2019

Wed 28

Jungle party
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone, and welcome! Today I'm showing you just how much of a jungle party you can have with the gorgeous summer release products!
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First I cut an A2 panel from watercolor cardstock, spritzed it with water and added Nuvo shimmer powder in Green parade. I kept adding more water and powder until I was happy with the look. It's hard to show on a photo but I love the shimmery look these powders give in real life.
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I then used the Fun floral sidekick frame die to cut 4 frames. I wanted my top layer light and "floating", so I cut off all the fern leaves with my scissors.
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For my top layer I used yupo paper and Ranger alcohol ink in Limeade, Patina and Gold mixative. Again i kept adding color until I liked it. I was going for a dense dark jungle in the back with a lighter front. 

You'll notice that I didn't add my sentiment before attaching the frames. The sentiment from Whittle everyday stamp set I stamped fine with my stamping tool, but be aware that the yupo paper does not handle heat very well. I had to heat set the WOW! Gold pearl embossing powder very carefully. 
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I cut a bunch of the cute Whittles - monkey, koala, lion, tiger and turtle, all part of the summer release! I colored them with my Copics and popped them up with foam squares. Now, I know they don't naturally live together, so let's just pretend they came from near and far to celebrate. 
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The finishing touch was Nuvo drops in pale gold.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you to create!

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07/25/2019

Thu 25

Beautiful Poppystamps Frames
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  Thanks for stopping by!  We're waiting for a new release to hit any day!  In the meantime I'm playing with some old favorites using a technique that I just can't get enough of.   This is my #1 go to when coloring a large background die. 

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Isn't this look gorgeous?  And it's so easy to achieve!    Do you ever have a die that just doesn't cut unless you have a metal shim under it?  Most of my intricate background dies are like this.  That is ok because for this technique you want the first layer to be complete.. with no cut out pieces removed.  Another way to get a die cut to not cut all the way through is to apply packing tape - you know ...  the rolls you buy to close boxes or packages, to the back of your cardstock panel before you cut it.
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The die cut outline is perfect for showing you where to color.  I use Copic markers (because I color ALOT and they are refillable), but you can use any coloring media you like - pencils, maker, even watercolor. 

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You don't have to worry about staying in the lines just make sure each area is colored completely.
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When you're happy with the coloring, cut the die a second time and adhere it over the panel you colored.  To give the panel a finished look I adhered a Pointed Squares Frame over the assembled panel before adhering it to my card base. 
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I saved both of the die cut center circles from the die cut.  One I adhered inside the open window of the frame.  The second I stamped with a sentiment from the Springtime Greetings Stamp Set.   I adhered the circle with the stamped sentiment with adhesive foam tape so it' is raised from the colored design. 
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I was so happy with how the finished card looked that I decided to do a second card with the Rose Frame die. 
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I hope you will revisit some of your favorite background dies using this technique.  You'll be so happy you did when you see the gorgeous results!
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Cards Finished Size:  4 1/2" Square

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07/24/2019

Wed 24

Challenge Reminder: Animal Kingdom
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there! Are you playing along with the Poppystamps Challenge? This month it's an Animal Kingdom theme. I love all animals, especially farm animals. We raise chickens for their eggs and ducks, just cuz they make great pets. Believe me if some critter enters our yard, they sound the alarm! My reminder card features Poppy's Whittle ducks.

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I love playing around with all the fun alcohol inks, water color backgrounds and embossing folders for dramatic textural settings, and on this card I chose an already made watery background made with Lindy's stamp gang's Magicals in blues and greens. A perfect setting for my duck family.

The stripes were made with my scoring tool.

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The 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" background was scored on 2 sides at 1/4" lines. I turned the card over so the lines would pop outward.

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I used The Delicate Branch Collage Die to frame the ducks. And since I'm always in need of birthday cards, I chose the Doodle Happy Birthday for my sentiment.

I know if you're an animal lover like me, you have lots of critters in your stash. Create a card or a project and play along for a chance to win!

Hope you're having a wonderful summer. Happy Crafting!

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06/11/2019

Tue 11

Elegant Koi
By Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  I hope you're enjoying sunny skies and wonderful weather today!   I'm sharing a card made with the beautiful Elegant Koi die!  
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I'm drawn to clean lines and contrasting colors of graphic design.  That's probably what attracted me to craft dies.   The drama and wow factor of the finished design can't be beat!
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My Elegant Koi is placed on a background of Concentric Rings cut from different shades of blue card stock.  I wanted to replicate the look of the rings when a drop of water hits the surface of a pond just right.  It's easy to assemble the rings.  I used a piece of tape to secure them on their reverse side.  If you cut them from lots of colors you'll have plenty of rings left to make several colorful backgrounds for your images.  A rainbow of colors would make two beautiful rainbows! 
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I adhered the koi die cut outline to a solid piece of card stock and then fussy cut it.  I inlaid a few yellow die cut pieces to bring the koi to life.  A few smaller rings were added to the background to look like bubbles coming up from the Elegant Koi.  A simple hello sentiment and some sparkling clear sequins completes this card.  I love the contrast of the orange and blue and hope you do too! 
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I hope you find some time to do what you love today!   CRAFTING!!! :P
Jeanne Floral Signature copy
Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
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05/24/2019

Fri 24

Sympathy Card
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here today with a feminine sympathy card, using :Poppystamps clear stamps and dies. 

I tried not to make it too busy  but wanted to add more than just the background  . 

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I stamped the background with: Flower Garden and used : Tim Holtz distressed oxide inks. First I stamped lightly with the ink pad then blended the inks so it would not have any harsh lines.

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I kept doing it till I was happy with the results. I am using the MISTI Stamping tool.

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The sentiment comes with the background  stamp set: Flower Garden, all linked below.

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I die cute the Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame a few times so I would have a few flowers to put around the :Whittle Hearts.

I randomly cut them apart then sanded with a sanding block to smooth the edges, then tucked them around the heart.

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Thank you so much for the visit today, I hope you get some crafty time today or this week.

 

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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.

Donna Floral Signature copy

 

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03/29/2019

Fri 29

You are Loved
by Robin Tharaldson

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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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