330 posts categorized "Background Dies"

Clean and Simple, Nordic Deer
by Birgit Norton

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As the deadline draws near for creating and mailing out Christmas cards, I thought I'd inspire you with a quick and easy Clean and Simple card, featuring the beautiful Nordic Deer.

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I started by cutting the Scandinavian Snowflake Plate out of white cardstock and laying it over piece of blue Vintage Pastel Mirror Cardstock.

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I then cut the Nordic Deer out of Kraft cardstock and cutting the detail dies out of soft blue and gold mirror cardstock.  I colored the deer's body using a brown Copic Marker and colored the back legs a shade darker, and then glued the deer together as shown, using the gold detail behind his pretty blue sweater.  

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I used the Lavish Merry Christmas die to create the sentiment, using the same soft blue cardstock  for the sentiment and white cardstock for the background.

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To soften the background and provide a focal point for the deer and sentiment, I added a vellum panel cut using a Scalloped Stitched Frame die and mounted it to the center of the snowflake background.  I popped the deer up using foam tape to add a bit of dimension.

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I hope you'll find today's card inspiring, and hopefully setting a peacefulness in your heart for the beauty of the season that is upon us.

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Winter Greetings Snowglobe
by Birgit Norton


The winter season is closing in on us and the time for sending out Christmas greetings is right around the corner.  Are you ready?  Birgit here with you today with a cute Christmas snowglobe card featuring some dies from the winter 2023 release.  


I started by creating the snowglobe scene, by cutting the Simple Rings Craft die out of white cardstock.  I added color to the inside circle using Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Inks, and then splattered on some white snowflakes using Picket Fence Paint, flicking it on with a water brush.  I cut the Snowglobe Base out of a soft finish tan cardstock, distressing the edges with a bit of Walnut Stain DOX ink and layering the detailed pieces together with liquid glue.  I also stamped and cut two banners using a sentiment from the Christmas Banners Clear Stamp and Die Set.  I heat embossed one in gold and the other stamped in black, simply because I didn't know which one I wanted to use.  


I die cut the Whittle Field and Trees from white cardstock and then cut it again using the circle die.  I glued the tree line to the snowglobe circle.


I die cut the Sweet Nordic Snowman out of white cardstock, coloring his hat and scarf with Copic markers and then I assembled the snowglobe.   Next, die cut the Scandinavian Snowflake Plate out of white cardstock and adhere it to the front of a white A2 sized card base. 


Poppystamps sent these beautiful Floral Poinsettia Rub-ons by Memory Box when they shipped the winter die collection and I just had to use one!  I cut one of the smaller floral sprays from the sheet and rubbed it onto a scrap of white cardstock and then fussy cut it.  


I assembled the card front, attaching the floral spray for a finishing touch.


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A Clean and Simple, Quick and Easy, Die-Cuts Only Card
by Sphoorti



Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti, and I have a very clean and very simple, quick and easy card for you today - all made with just die cuts, and no stamping whatsoever!




I started off by cutting a plain white card stock using the 2588 Nordic Flourish Background Craft Die. I took some perfect pearls in the gold and perfect pearl color and made a solution out of them with water and sprinkled it all over the panel for some extra shimmer.




I took one of the glitter papers from the GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad and cut it to 4.25 x 5.5". I glued the Nordic Flourish Background die cut to the glitter card stock.




I had a leftover from my foiling spree last year from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies. I used the Thinking of You one. I used distress inks to ink blend over the sentiment in blue. The colors I chose did not quite match the glitter paper color, but I still liked it. What do you think?




I guess I wasn't happy with the amount of glitter, so I decided to add additional sparkle using clear jewels, but you can't really see them. Either way, that was it!




Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Would you want to remake this card? Would you do anything differently? Let us know in the comments below!


Thank you for visiting!




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Festive Holiday
by Rachel Duong


Hi! It's Rachel here with a bright and shiny Christmas card. Are you ready for the holiday season? I definitely get into the spirit when I create cards with this beautiful Poppystamps Nordic Floral Plate die!


I die cut these Nordic floral shapes and backgrounds in gold glitter, platinum glitter, green glitter, red mirror, and chartreuse mirror fancy paper packs listed below. (Some of these shapes were already cut for a previous card I posted in November). I had so much fun playing around with the way I wanted to arrange the colors and textures.


Next I die cut the "Lavish Merry Christmas" sentiment in platinum glitter paper and the shadow in red mirror paper. Then I glued the florals down. Finally I glued the sentiment on the upper center of the card. 


I love how this turned out. Placing the colors carefully together so that the balance and harmony of the overall card stayed true.


Using the left over pieces, I created this card and I am in awe of the chartreuse background.


Wow! Look at the shine, I just love it! It reminds me of Christmas lights!


This card is created on a solid black card front and I placed the die cuts in various, random places. They appear to be floating!

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I hope you enjoyed these fancy cards. They sure take on a life of their own when placed under a light source. These Poppystamps dies are just gorgeous, I can't wait to try many color combinations. Until next time, take care and make sure  you save some time for happy crafting!

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Rainbow Nordic Trees
by Meghan Kennihan

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I have a unique colored Christmas card featuring the Poppy Stamps Nordic Whimsy Trees in every color of the rainbow.  I love non-traditional Christmas colors and this slimline offered me the perfect amount of space to do rainbow trees.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Which color tree above is your favorite?
A: Me? I like the purple

Final_5I created a textured background with the Nordic Border Set and add the sweet Winter Greetings Banner Sentiment with Poppy Stamps Christmas Banners Clear Stamp & Die Set.




Two For One Nordic Foxes
By Lisa Elton

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I have a pair of cards for you today featuring the darling Nordic Foxes. I pulled terra cotta, pink and gold cardstocks, created the foxes then decided where they should go! Lets break down each card.

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This one is perched on the sill of the Arched Gothic Cathedral Window. The window was placed on foiled plaid paper with vellum added behind the bottom window openings. I wanted to soften the plaid here so the fox would stand out.

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There are two layers to this window die and the detail is just beatuiful! I used ivory and dusty lilac cardstocks to create mine.

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Golden sprigs and tiny flowers also adorn the window sill along with a greeting for a friend.

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This sweet fox was added to a card base covered with the Nordic Floral Plate. I used ivory cardstock and left all of the pieces intact.

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The die lets you use it as I did, interchange, mix and match pieces to add color or even remove pieces. A very versatile die for your collection!

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I used a tag as a resting place for this fox. A tag you ask... why  yes, it's the negative from the Cathedral Window die used on the first card! 23  1006  005 copy

I used the vanilla one to hold the sentiment on this card! You get a window die and tag dies all rolled into one. That's a win win!! Oh, and the pretty little decorative tag on this sentiment if from the Basic Junk Jouranl set. A splash of flowers to finish it off and add to the prettiness!


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