231 posts categorized "Background Dies"

Art Deco
by Pam Simpson


Hello Crafter`s  wow have you seen the new collection from Poppystamps! 2021 Summer Theater.. lots of Art Deco themed cutting plates and Clear Stamps.. Had to be Black & gold ..touch of colour.. & Marabou Feathers.. from my stash, I used to use these years ago..


I have used Lattice plate from Valentines collection cut in black card..perfect fit for the New Gilded Plate. cut in Glitter card, I have used Spray Glue to adhere together , easier than pva glue. This is being backed onto lilac card from the Twilight Purple pad.


This is the finished card 6.1/4" inches x 5" inches. ready to decorate ..main card black, next lilac from the pad ..black ..finish with the topper. 


I did not have this colour ribbon I needed..no worries I used my alcohol marker .. White seam binding ribbon..takes this perfect.


Close up!..Poppystamps LOVE OUTLINE perfect finishing touch.


Another view of the finished card..Thank you for stopping by Pam x

Pam Floral Signature copy



Art Deco Joy
by Sue McRae


Hello crafters! Sue here with a card using products from the new Summer Theater release which has quite a few beautiful art deco dies.


I’m using the Geometric Deco Plate. It is actually two dies that can create several different looks. If you use both dies together you will end up with 4 die cut pieces. I used 3 of the 4 die cuts on my card.


I really wanted the art deco design to be the star so I decided to make a colourful background for it using Alcohol Pearl Inks. I squeezed a bunch of rainbow goodness colours onto Yupo paper and moved the alcohol ink around with a blower. I got a lot of pretty ridges and ripples for some great texture.


I adhered the art deco panel onto the inky background and then die cut the panel 3 more times so I could get four layers of some of the inner sections. I wanted to layer up the square pieces from the design and glue them back into place.


I used one of the sentiments from the new Art Deco Birthday Greetings and heat embossed it in platinum embossing powder. I popped this up with foam tape and added a few gems for a little more sparkle.


You can see in this photo that there’s a variety of heights on the card and this makes the card more visually pleasing.


Thanks for visiting with me today and make sure to stop by the shop here to see the new release.

Sue Floral Signature copy




by Tiffany Pryce


Welcome back to the blog, crafty friends! Tiffany here with a a fun, Art Deco inspired card using products from the newest release, Summer Theater! If you haven't seen it yet, head over to the shop after reading this blog. It's so pretty and will add a little drama to your Poppystamps collection. My card is pretty straightforward so let's get into it!



The main elements of my card use the Geometric Deco Plate background die. First, I used this die to die cut two A2-sized panels - once from light gold cardstock from the Polished Foil Pad and once from dark yellow cardstock. I adhered the gold frame on top of the yellow frame with liquid glue, offsetting the frames the slightest bit so you can see the yellow peek out. I adhered the layered frame to an A2-sized piece of dark navy cardstock. 


You could leave it like this and add your sentiment, but I wanted to step it up a bit. After my frame was complete, I used the Geometric Deco Plate die to die cut two additional A2 panels - once from seafoam green and once from aqua cardstock from the Fresh Aqua Collection paper pack. I used the negative die cut pieces to inlay into my gold frame. I did not want to cover the whole thing as I loved the dark navy, so I strategically adhered various pieces of green and aqua pieces throughout my card. I love this technique because I enjoy puzzles. I think the final results are so pretty and dramatic. It reminds me of stained glass. Imagine all of the beautiful color combinations that are possible!



For the sentiment, I first created the frame around the sentiment. The frame is die cut from one of the pieces that comes with the Geometric Deco Plate die. I reversed the order for some interest and glued the dark yellow frame on top of the gold frame, again offsetting it a tiny bit. Inside the sentiment frame, I glued three layers of the interior section together for dimension and popped it up on foam tape. I heat embossed a sentiment from the Art Deco Birthday Greetings stamp set in white embossing powder on the light gold cardstock. 

I made a mistake while heat embossing the sentiment. I applied my anti-static powder bag all over the gold foil and when it was time to wipe it away, the anti-static powder was stuck to the foil. I tried to rub it off with a little water and it did not work. I tried to rub it away with a little isopropyl alcohol, and it worked! But, it worked too well because the alcohol rubbed off the gold coating too! I do not think it is very noticeable since the gold was so light initially, but I wanted to share what happened in case it prevents any of you from making the same mistake. Until next time, happy crafting!

Tiffany Floral Signature copy




Sunflower Bouquet
by Candice Crawford

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Hey there crafty friends, Candice here, back again on the blog to share another card using the Sunflower Wreath stamp set from Memory Box.  This stamp set is gorgeous and the individual flower images are so versitle. Today I am using the flower and leaf images from the set to make a gorgeous bouquet. 

I have paird this stamp set with the Poppystamps Jar Collection die set to create my bouquet. I used the middle die of this collection for my card today. I also used my B00 and B01 Copic markes to add some shading to the edges of the jar for the appearance of water. 

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For the sentiment I used the stamp "you are the sunshine in my life" on the jar element to create complete the look.  The card is also complimented with the double diamond lattice plate for a added texture. 

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With your Copic markers you will color the flower petals with Y21, your lightest shade first. Then use Y24 your darkest shade to color the shadow portions. Then blend both colors together using your mid-tone Y19.  For the center of the flower you will use E55 the lighter shade first, then E57 for the shadows and blend with the E55. 

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For the leaves I used YG95 as my lighter shade first, then the shadows were highlighted with YG99. To blend both colors, I used my YG95 marker. 

To assemble my card, I cut a 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of yellow cardstock and adhered it to my A2 size white cardbase. Next I adhered the lattice background to the card with some liquid adhesive. To create the bouquet, I popped up the jar image with some 3M foam tape and adhered it to the card. Then with my liquid adhesive, I added the sunflower and leaves popping up one of the flowers with foam tape. 

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There you have it, a beautiful Sunflower Bouquet. I hope you are falling in love with this stamp set as much as I am and found some inspiration.  Thank you for tunning into the blog today.  Until next time...Happy Crafting! 

Candice Floral Signature copy






Thank You Sunflower
by Candice Crawford

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Hey there crafty friends, Candice here on the blog sharing a cheerful sunflower card. If you have not checked out the Sunflower Wreath from Memory Box, you are in for a treat! 

I have to admit this stamp set has been in my collection for several months, but I pulled it out this weekend and made two stunning cards. Be sure to come back to the blog tomorrow to check out my second card using this same stamp set. 

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To make this card, you will need the Thank You Poe Script die set along with the Double Diamond Lattice plate and of course the Sunflower Wreath stamp set. First you will die cut the Lattice design from a piece of white cardstock. Be sure to remove all of the intricate pieces. The spellbinder tool in one is great removing the scraps from die cuts. 

Next die cut the Thank You sentiment 3 times from some scrap black cardstock and adhere the sentiments layers together with some liquid adhesive.  


Now for the fun part. Stamp the single sunflower image and coordinating leaves onto some white cardstock using a Copic friendly ink. I am using my Gina K Amalgam ink and my Misti to get a crip black image. 

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With your Copic markers you will color the flower petals with Y21, your lightest shade first. Then use Y24 your darkest shade to color the shadow portions. Then blend both colors together using your mid-tone Y19. This color combination is stunning for sunflowers.  For the center of the flower you will use E55 the lighter shade first, then E57 for the shadows and blend with the E55. 

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For the leaves I used YG95 as my lighter shade first, then the shadows were highlighted with YG99. To blend both colors, I used my YG95 marker. 

To assemble the card, I used some liquid adhesive to adhere the diamond lattice background to a white A2 size cardbase. Then I added my leaves using liquid adhesive, followed by the sunflowers popping up two of them with some foam tape. Lastly I added the layered Thank You sentiment to the center of the card with liquid adhesive. 

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This card is stunning and came together pretty quickly. I hope you have enjoyed today's card tutorial and found inspiration. Check back again tomorrow for another card design using this adorable stamp set.  Happy Crafting! 

Candice Floral Signature copy




Birthday Fishes
by Nancy Penir


Hi there! I have a fun card for you today, using some of Poppystamps' new  whittles dies. 


I began with the Whittle Wave Background, cutting them in different shades of blue. I cut one extra, to glue the 4 pieces onto. It's easy to snip the edges to separate the wave sections, and they're already cut through along the wave.


Here's what the card looks like with the pieces put together.


I assembled my die cuts on a plain white card, and liked it, but I love layers and textures, so decided to add a stenciled background, also in shades of blue. Memory Box's Fractal Diamond reminded me of rays of sunshine, so I blended my inks, lightly in the middle, heavier on the corners.


My grandson turns 10 this month, and thinks he's a fish, swimming with his brother daily! I hope he loves this card as much as I loved making it.


Something else new in the Poppystamps store are the Fairy drops. Perfect for adding air bubbles!

Have a wonderful crafty week!

Nancy Floral Signature copy