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201 posts categorized "Border Die"

Best Wishes
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hey crafty friends! Tiffany here with some more fun, fall inspiration for you. I made this simple, colorful card using only a few Poppystamps products. I started my card by stamping and gold heat embossing the main image from Diamond Sentiments stamp set on watercolor paper. I watercolored the image with some watercolor brush markers in my stash in an array of autumnal colors.

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While my watercolored image was drying, I worked on the die cuts. I wanted to make the leaves and foliage look more lush, so I decided to use the Leafy Garden Border die. I ink blended several panels of cardstock with a variety of distress oxide inks and die cut the panels multiple times with the border die. I added splatters of leftover watercolor on the leaves for some subtle detail. Once dry, I trimmed each die cut in half and arranged it behind the focal image. After I arranged the leaves, I used Press'n Seal to pick everything up, add glue and adhered it to a piece of pattern paper from the Garden Folly paper pack.

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Inside the diamond, I stamped one of the sentiments in the Diamond Sentiment stamp set in Aged Mahogany distress oxide ink. To bring in some more gold, I gold heat embossed the edges of a piece of white cardstock. I simply pressed my sticky embossing ink directly to the paper and ran it along the four sides. It was not perfect and that was ok because I wanted a distressed look to match the card. I adhered everything to an A2-sized card base, added a few fairy jewels, and that's it! Hope you enjoyed the card and found some inspiration!

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Art Deco Happy Birthday
by Sue McRae

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Happy Monday everyone! Sue here with an easy card that comes together quickly with the use of patterned paper.

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I’m using the new Reeded Deco Curve Border that goes with the Art Deco theme that was released a few weeks ago.

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I die cut the border twice in purple from the Frosted Glitter Pad and adhered them to a plaid design from the Madras Plaid Blue and Violet Paper Pad, making sure to centre the borders on the design. It’s more pleasing for the eyes.

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For the sentiment I used silver from the Polished Foil Paper Pad and the Happy Birthday Poe Script.

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To finish off the card I added Fairy Jewels in clear on the four corners. You could definitely add more Fairy Jewels to glitz it up. I also think this is a great card design for a guy with the plaid. Just choose a different colour palette!

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Thanks for visiting with me and have a great week!

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Happy Birthday
by Pam Simpson

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Hello everyone Pam Here today.. CAS "Clean and Simple" Card from me today ..Blue & White....I have used Poppystamps "Slim Leafy Collage die" 

I started with white  card 9" inches x 4" inches.. placed the die .. were I wanted these pretty leaves to cut, this die cuts into your card..From Memory Box "Ocean Blue" paper pad ..now this is a 6"x 6" so I joined my strip 1.1/2" inch x 6" inch to make a long border ..adhered to the reverse (back card) you cannot see the join.

Cut this to a card size 4"inches x 8.1/4" inches..placed my narrow ribbon as show, adhered to the reverse. This I adhered to  white card same size, another same size, score 1/4"Inches from the top and glued together to make a tent fold card. 

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 Marzipan Greeting and die "Happy Birthday"  Fairy Clear Drops, bow/leaves to decorate.

Thank you for stopping by Pam x

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Challenge Reminder! Distress Ink Hello
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi and thanks for stopping by!  Today I'm reminding you that there's still time to join us for our July Challenge.  On the first of every month Poppystamps announces a new challenge - this month - July 2021 we want you to "Just Add Water".

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We're asking you to create a design that includes water.. that could be (but is not limited to) watercolor, a splash of water over some distress ink,  maybe your favorite spritz spray!!!  Not feeling like getting messy?  How about a rainy day scene, or a seascape?  All types of projects are welcome from tags and treat wraps to cards and home decor!   It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

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My card starts with a Distress Oxide panel of paper.  I inked it with Twisted Citron, Dried Marigold, Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar.  I like to use cosmetic brushes for a clean look.  You can find different sized brushes on Amazon.   Distress Oxide Ink stays wet longer so you have more time to blend too.    Next I splashed the panel with water and some watered down white ink. When it was dry I trimmed the panel so that it's slightly smaller than my card base and adhered it to the card. 

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Next I cut the Leafy Garden Border from white card stock twice.  I trimmed them with about 1/4" along their outer edges and adhered them to either side of my inky panel.   I topped the panel with a Luscious Script Hello.  The background is cut from gold foil and the detailed word die is cut from white card stock.

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Intricate Cut Butterflies are also double cut - once from gold glitter paper and once from card stock .  They're stacked and the top butterfly wings are bendable to add dimension.  Gold sequins add a finishing touch and a little more bling. 

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This angle photo shows that the sentiment and butterflies are adhered with adhesive foam tape to add dimension and a richer look to the design. 

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I hope I inspired you to dig out your distress inks and give them a little splash of water - how about some smooshing?  Either way you're still able to enter our challenge.  Just snap a photo of your completed project with your cell phone, add it to your Instagram and link up to there!   We can't wait to see what you make!

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Art Deco Happy Birthday
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hello friends! Tiffany here with more Art Deco inspiration from the Summer Theater release. When I was thinking about this card, the Wizard of Oz kept coming to mind. The glitz, green, and opulence of the Emerald City was my inspiration, along with the sample from the Poppystamps website.

Here's a look at all of the supplies I used for this card. I like that it is easy to mass produce with minimal supplies and can be customized to fit your recipient. Another bonus is that it is flat so it will go through the mail easily.

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I started by trimming a piece of pattern paper from the Garden Folly paper pack. I choose a pattern with geometric shapes to go along with the Art Deco theme. Anyone else keep pattern paper forever? I encourage you to use it as a background to any card! Then, I die cut the Reeded Deco Curve Border die from green foil cardstock from the Polished Foil Pad. I die cut twice to create the border around my sentiment. The emerald green color is so pretty.

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For the sentiment, I die cut an oval from the center of my pattern paper. I ink blended some dark green dye ink around the edges for a halo effect, and silver heat embossed a sentiment from the Art Deco Birthday Greetings stamp set. Finally, I added green Fairy Jewels around my card for a little sparkle.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I can't wait to see your Art Deco cards. Please tag Poppystamps on Instagram!

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Hello Summer
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hi friends! Tiffany here with a simple and fun design using one of my favorite mediums - pigment powder! I chose to play along with this month's challenge so I wanted to use warm colors to mimic a beautiful, summer sky at sunset.

On heavy, watercolor paper, I sprinkled some yellow pigment powder and sprayed it liberally with clean water. I love watching the pigment powder burst with color upon contact with water. I used a watercolor brush to move the color around and add a little more texture to the panel. I repeated these steps several times with 3 more colors - orange, red, and purple. I went back and forth with the colors, splattered the watercolor, and mixed the colors for additional interest. There is no right or wrong way to do this, just let loose and have fun! I set the panel aside to dry for a long time before moving on to the next steps. I deepened the color here and there even after it was initially dry until I achieved my desired intensity.
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Once my panel was done and completely dry, I trimmed it down to an A2 size. Then I cut the panel into five pieces with the Whittle Cloud Border die. With leftover scraps of watercolored paper, I also die cut several clouds using the Whittle Clouds die. I made sure to die cut clouds in multiple colors.

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After die cutting all of my clouds, I started to assemble my card front. On a piece of white copy paper that I trimmed to an A2 size, I adhered the cloud pieces. It was like a puzzle which was fun to do. I varied how I adhered the panels - some were adhered directly to the base with liquid glue, others with a layer or two of foam tape. I liked the background having layers and dimension to give the card additional interest. Once the background was assembled, I added several small clouds in various colors around the panel as embellishments. Lastly, I splattered metallic, gold watercolor paint all over the panel for some sparkle.

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For the sentiment, I used the Luscious Script Hello die. I cut the shadow layer from vellum and the sentiment from light gold foil from the Polished Foil paper pad. I added a little dimension to the die cut by cutting the sentiment again in white and adhering it behind the vellum shadow layer. This is a trick that I learned that helps raise the vellum off the card base thus making it slightly more opaque. I finished with a final small cloud adhered with foam tape on the sentiment, and that's it!

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Hope you enjoyed my card and found some inspiration. Until next time, happy crafting!

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Tiffany

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