17 posts categorized "Clean And Simple"

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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06/10/2019

Mon 10

Sending Hugs
by Marybeth Lopez

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Happy Monday to you!  Marybeth  here today sharing another card using some more of my extra alcohol blended ink papers I made . I used Poppystamps : Luscious Script Sending , Hugs and Picnic Plaid.

If you would like to see  how you can make your own , Jennifer McGuire shares a how to video .

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This is the picture I have of all the first time tries with alcohol inks. I wasn't real pleased with them at first but so glad I kept them for smaller details and backgrounds.

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I  place the die, cut side down on the paper then run it through my cutting machine, then layered  on the larger background.

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Each die comes with the top and larger background die .

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The  inside of my card  says "YOU" to finish off the front sentiment ( I forgot to take the picture). It is also from Poppystamps: Picnic Plaid Clear Stamp set.

This card is a bit bigger than A2, it measures  6 x 4 1/4 . 

I hope you have a wonderful week! Hugs

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06/07/2019

Fri 07

Hello Cupcake
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello sweet friends ! Happy June to you all!

I would like to say this was a simple card to make ( It should have been) but I had many mishaps along the way. I kept going and I am happy with the results in the end.

I used Poppystamps :Whittle Cupcake die,  Luscious Script Hello and Flower Garden Clear stamp. 

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One thing that was easy was using some scraps of alcohol ink papers I made, that I saved. I die cut twice for the colors then just layered the extra pieces on top of the other, to firm it up a bit.

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Below are some of my first try alcohol ink papers, didn't really know what I was doing. I  used all kinds of paper, even photo paper because its what I had.  I saved them anyway and glad I did because they work great for dies.

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For a little extra detail on my panel I scored it all the way around 1/2 inch.  

One of the mishaps at the end was getting a tiny bit of ink on my hand that then ended up on the panel, I was able to use an ink eraser to get it off.

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It was late in the day an I didn't have the best lighting for my photo.

I also used some of the leftover papers as shown above for the top layer of the hello then stamped with the sentiment from Flower Garden. I used the cupcake to represent sweet friend. I couldn't resist adding a bit of chunky glitter to the top of the cupcake.


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I hope you enjoy your weekend. Hugs to you all!

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06/02/2019

Sun 02

Rainbow Distress Peaceful Dove
By Jeanne Jachna

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I'm sharing three cards today that all feature a rainbow distress background that would look great with  just about any dies in your collection.
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I recently purchased some Yoseng make up brushes from Amazon.  They are very reasonably priced (compared to stencil brushes) so I thought I'd give them a try.  They are amazing!  The ink goes on in less than half the time and the results are soft and line free.   The brushes come in many different sizes and I wasn't sure what would be best so I bought a variety pack.   The large are great for distressing large areas (half or entire card front)  but if you want to work with stencils or ink smaller spaces you'll want to use a smaller brush.   The one I used for this panel is the 1 3/8" head.   You will have to experiment to see what size works best for you.  I have one brush for each color family (red, yellow, orange etc.) and haven't had to wash them yet.  When I want to switch to a lighter color I simply brush on a piece of scrap paper until all the ink is off the brush.    When your panel is to your liking you can splatter it with water if you like.
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This card was made with the Peaceful Dove Collage cut from a piece of white card stock and then layered over a rainbow distress ink panel.   I trimmed the edges so the rainbow colors peek out around the edges of the panel too! 
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For my second card I cut the Peaceful Dove die from a distress inked panel to create a shaker.   I adhered acetate to the back of the die cut window, placed adhesive foam tape around the opening, filled it with sequins and then topped it with some card stock before adhering the panel to the card base.   The die cut dove is fixed in place with glue over the acetate.
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After I cut out that beautiful dove I couldn't throw it away!  So I made one more!
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I painted stripes of distress ink on a watercolor panel and then topped it with the Peaceful Dove I cut to create the shaker card above. 
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These came together easy and their packed with rainbow color!  What a great way to surprise someone "just because" and say "hello"!
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Cards Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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05/30/2019

Thu 30

Time to Celebrate
by Robin Tharaldson

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Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by the Poppystamps blog! This card is one of many I try to keep in my "any occasion" stash! With the addition of a simple sentiment this card could be used for weddings, birthdays, promotions, etc!

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I used the Finial Circle die and cut it out two times with coordinating cardstock. I then "wove" them together and attached to my card panel!

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My sentiment is from the Birthday Blowout stamp set. I heat embossed it with a copper embossing powder onto a piece of vellum that I wrapped around a light grey cardstock.

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I really like the wreath encircling the sentiment. I purposefully did not adhere the entire wreath to the panel; I wanted a bit of dimension with the sprigs.

All products used are listed at the bottom of my post and I hope you will give this "generic" card a try! 

Thanks for stopping by...

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05/21/2019

Tue 21

A SIMPLE AND PRETTY CARD
by Patty Tanúz

HOLA AMIGAS!

Today is a great day for surprise friends with a nice and quick card!!!!!

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A nice background with Distress Oxide, a Poppy beautiful stamps and like a bonus, our dies super fab!!!!!

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Love colors!!!!!!! I made several dots with acrylic paint and wow!!!!!! My card is made in a Trish-Trash jiji

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Love mini flowers!!!!!!! (In reality are snowflakes jiji)

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Hope you like this carmaking idea!!!!

Kisses amigas!!!!!!

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05/15/2019

Wed 15

Wishi Washi Birthday!!
by Robin Tharaldson

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Hi and welcome to my Poppystamps Challenge reminder! This is a SUPER easy challenge! Just use washi tape and/or a wish sentiment, for example a birthday greeting! You also need to use one Poppystamps stamp or die product!

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For my card I used a simple die cut image, Delightful Daisy, and a few strips of washi tape to create a fast and easy card!

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For my wishi part of the challenge I used a sentiment from the Birthday Blowout stamp set.

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To finish my card I added a few dew drops! The following video will show you how to create this quick card!

I hope you play along with us! The rules are simple and all the details can be found here!

Thanks for stopping by...

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05/07/2019

Tue 07

Mother's Day
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there friends of Poppystamps! Marybeth here today, with this square Mother's Day card made for one of my daughters , she has three girls . They also have a family of ducks raised in their back yard /pool for the last few years. I thought this sweet little Poppystamps Whittle Duck Die would make a sweet little note card for her gift.

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I stamped the center of the Whittle Wood  Frame with Picnic Plaid both from Poppystamps 

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The frame is cut three times and glued together , I also cut and glued the mother duck three times.  I stamped the sentiment from Picnic Plaid .

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The Picnic Plaid has quite a few sentiments to choose from that go well with: Thank You

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The inside of the card finishes the front sentiment with a thank you! ( I know a bit backwards but it works for me)

It was about how the front of the card would look :)

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This is a simple card with layered detail and subtle colors. I hope all the mothers have a wonderful Mother's Day! I am blessed to still have my mother with me. God bless all mother's everywhere.

 

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04/30/2019

Tue 30

Someone Special!
by Robin Tharaldson

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Thanks for stopping by Poppystamps blog today! My card features pretty Spring flowers for a special someone!! The products I used are listed at the end of my post with links to the Poppystamps shop for your convenience! 

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I really like the pretty, bright Spring flowers! This card just says "happy" to me, lol!!!

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By using the Double Stitch Circle Frames I was able to create a circle on my card panel; another use for frame dies!!

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To stamp my images I used a slightly different technique, one that was not so easy until stamp positioners became available. My video shows how to stamp with more accuracy onto pre cut die-cuts!!

Thanks for stopping by...

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04/28/2019

Sun 28

Springtime in the Jungle
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are so glad you could join us today for a sweet and simple Springtime in the Jungle card, created with one of my favorite new whittle dies, Whittle Elephant!

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This cheerful card was easy breezy to make too! Cut out the Whittle Elephant in bright pink, and then cut the Tall Sketch Daisies in some of your favorite spring colors. Arrange the daisies to create a colorful jungle!

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Thank you so much for dropping by today!

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