240 posts categorized "Background Dies"

by Tiffany Pryce


Hey Poppy peeps!  Tiffany here. Did you catch the amazing IG hop the design team participated in yesterday? So many inspiring cards using the new Poppystamps release! If you haven't seen it yet, please head over to the Poppystamps IG account to start at the beginning. Don't forget that you have a chance to win a prize at every stop of the hop. What an incredible opportunity!



Today, I'm sharing how I made my sample from yesterday's hop. I featured a mash up of products from the whole Birch Press Designs family, including the new Poppystamps Ornament Background die. To start, I embossed a panel of white cardstock with the new Ringadings 3D Embossing Folder from Memory Box. I matted it with a piece of red cardstock.


Next, I die cut white cardstock with the Ornament Background die twice for added dimension. I adhered the background die cuts together with spray adhesive. I also die cut pieces of an alcohol ink panel that I had in my stash from just the ornament portion of the die. I did not have a large alcohol ink panel, so cutting it into pieces to fit what I wanted to die cut helped save paper. To create the alcohol ink panel, I just blended a variety of green alcohol inks together with a lot of isopropyl alcohol and ink splatters for texture. I inlayed the ornaments in place with liquid glue. To finish the ornaments, I shaded the tops with copic markers - C1, C3, and C5. 


Lastly, I embellished the card with holiday foliage, berries and a sentiment. I die cut several leaves from various green cardstock with the Memory Box Pine Needle Trio die and the Poppystamps Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Easel. I die cut the berries from an alcohol ink panel that I created with red and pink inks. The sentiment is one I use frequently. It is the Joy Honey Script die from Birch Press. I die cut it from two layers of white cardstock and once from red foil from the Polished Foil Paper pad. I attached the completed card front to a side-folding, A2 card base.


Hope you enjoyed my card! And don't forget to hop along with the team for more inspiration. Until next time, happy crafting!

Tiffany Floral Signature copy




Art Deco Birthday Greetings
by Kim Singdahlsen

9.17.21 PS side BL

All of the Deco products in the recent Summer Theater release are absolutely spectacular and there are many beautiful cards on this blog using them but I hadn't used any of them yet. I definitely wanted to so for inspiration I googled Art Deco Images and saw many basic black/white or black/gold images. I was thrilled to see that because I've been struggling with ideas for a birthday card for my SIL and it all came together because she decorates everything with black and white photography. 

I did the black and white background with the Geometric Deco Plate and a gorgeous sentiment from Art Deco Birthday Greetings. The flowers are the Village Rose and Background with a few leaves from Orchard Leaves.

9.17.21 PS dies BL

I love the curves of the flowers against the geometric lines of the background. It's a beautiful contrast.  Then I used glitter paper for the background of the flowers to give them some birthday sparkle!

9.17.21 PS close BL

I don't post any cards that I don't like - and I have more than my fair share of those - but some cards I truly love and this is one of them.  The bright flowers against the black and white, the curves against the straight lines, the cheerful colors and the beautiful sentiment - it just all worked for me!

9.17.21 PS BL

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I did.  It's a beautiful background. By the way, there's also a separate frame that goes inside the square so it can also be used with smaller sentiments.  And if you browse the blog, you'll see many, many other gorgeous uses for this die!Kim Floral Signature copy




Challenge Reminder :Wonderful Washi
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello, Marybeth Lopez  here today to give a little reminder about the Poppy Challenge.  All you need to do is use Washi and at least one Poppystamps product.


The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!


I chose to use one of my favorite Poppystamps dies called Intricate Leaf Square Frame along with the Poppystamps ,Pinpoint Half Ring Plate.


I used this Beautiful Washi tape: Sunset Blush and put across the panel then place the die on top and cut the die. I love the detailed results .


Hope to see you play along and join the fun. Time to get that Washi tape out and play.

God bless you all.





Gilded Plate Thank You
by Jeanne Jachna


I'm loving the new cover plates you'll find in the Summer Theatre section of the Poppystamps on line store.  The deco look is elegant and artsy!  


The cover panels are sized to cover an entire A2 card.  For this card I used the Gilded Plate Cover Panel.   I cut it from white card stock and layered it over a panel I inked with Distress Oxide ink in Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean,  Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron.  The creamy pigment inks blend beautifully and when used with cosmetic brushes look flawless.  And if you do have a few hard lines, don't worry!  A splash of water and some watered down ink cover any imperfections.

I topped the assembled panel with a the large Brilliant Ring from the three die set.  The solid die creates a focal point, breaking up the busy intricate background, for an image or simple sentiment .


To add a little more interest I inked the Thank You Poe Sentiment with Distress Oxide ink to coordinate with the inky background.    A few gold glitter enamel dots add some sparkle and shine. 


I hope you'll try experimenting with different shades of distress ink to slide behind your pretty cover panels.   It just doesn't get better than this! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



Cheers To You
by Candice Crawford

Poppystamps 8.27.1

Hey there Craft friends, Candice here, back on the blog with another project share.                                                                                The new Geometric Deco Plate and Art Deco Birthday Greetings stamp set is not only perfect for making cards, but it is also great for tags. 

Poppystamps 8.27.21 2

To  create today's project, first you will need to die cut the Geometric Deco Plate from gold glitter cardstock. Next die cut a black tag from the Double Stitch Tag Frames die from some black cardstock.  Then adhere the Deco Plate die cut to the black tag with some liquid adhesive with a finetip nozzel. Art Glitter glue works best for adhereing tiny pieces of cardstock. Trim off any excess that hangs off of the tag. Paper piece the trimmed excess pieces to fill in any gaps with the tag to complete the design.


Next stamp the sentiment "Cheers" in Versamark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Lastly punch a hole in the center of the tag add your gold cording and your all set. Cute Art Deco Tag that is perfect to add to any gift. 


I hope you have all enjoyed today's project share and found inspiration. Until next time....happy crafting.

Candice Floral Signature copy



August Challenge Anything Goes
by Candice Crawford


Hey there crafty friends, Candice here, popping on the blog to remind you all about our monthly challenge. 

This months PSC#83 is Anything Goes!  We're looking for projects for any occasion featuring any of your favorite Poppystamps Images.  The challenge is not limited to cards - we'd love to see your page layouts, home decor, tags, and mixed media.  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration? Today's card is Art Deco themed featuring the Geometric Deco Plate and the Art Deco Birthday stamp set.

Poppystamps 4

This card is very easy to make. Simply die cut some gold glitter paper with the Geometric Deco Plate and adhere the background die cut to a black A2 size cardbase. Then on a 2 x 3.25 inch piece of balck card stock stamp the "Happy Birthday To A Very Special Someone" sentiment in versamark ink and heat emboss with white detailed embossing powder. 

Poppystamps 2

Adhere the sentiment piece to a 2.25 x 3.50 inch gold glitter piece of cardstock with liquid adhesive, then attach the entire piece to the cardbase with foam tape.  

For a bit more detail on the sentiment I brushed on some perfect pearls in gold on the stripe portion of the sentiment. 

Poppystamps 3

I hope you have enjoyed today's cardshare and found inspiration. Until next time....happy crafting. 

Candice Floral Signature copy