180 posts categorized "Clear Stamps"

09/26/2018

Wed 26

Joy To The World
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and happy fall to you all! Marybeth here today with a Christmas shaker card, that could pop off and be used for an ornament . I used the Poppystamps Pinpoint Shaker ornament along with  Bubble Spiral and Santa's Sleigh. All linked below.

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I  glued a few layers of die -cut fun foam and one layer of acetate then filled with a mix of sequins and beads, all white. If you look closely  you can see I added glue around the main piece with the sleigh and placed on top of the filled ornament.

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I always thought the Bubble Spiral would be good to hang something on or maybe add a large balloon to the top and let it be the string.

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It's a clean and simple card with Joy to the World stamped using the CL467 Tidings of Joy clear stamp set from Poppystamps .

 

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Thanks for the visit today. 

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09/21/2018

Fri 21

Wishing You a Merry Christmas
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Poppy Friends! I have a fun card for you today. Have you ever made a gatefold card? Here's a how to using Poinsettia Delights.

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With a  5 1/2 x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock, you're going to score at 2", and 6 1/2". The 2 sides will fold into each other, forming a card that's a standard A2. Now you can decorate any way you like. The 2 outside 'gates' and the inside were my focals.

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I cut an oval (the center die cut from Pointed Oval Frames) and placed it in the center of the card, inking around it, before stamping my sentiment. I then stamped poinsettias around the sentiment, masking the flowers, so they'd look more natural.

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Turning the card over, I stamped the smaller poinsettia, masking it before stamping the branch.

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I knew I wanted a bright red band, so I kept my stamped images all monotone grey.

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The red band was cut 11 1/2 x by 1 1/2", scored at 2 1/2" x 4 1/2", before folding and glueing the ends together. Stamped diecut  was copic colored and some stickles added to the center.

Finished card fits nicely inside a A2 envelope.

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Hope this gave you an incentive to try a different fold when creating your cards. And hope your weekend's crafty!

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09/15/2018

Sat 15

Inky Oxide Cards
By Dave Brethauer

Hello everybody! I'm back today with a video and fun giveaway!

I've been spending a lot of time working with our holiday collection over the last month and created a video using stamps from our Poppystamps line. I combined these with Oxide Inks and wanted to share a few ideas with you today!

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If you ever had trouble blending ink onto backgrounds for handmade cards, you won't have any trouble with Distress Oxide ink! I've created a collection of cards using some easy blending techniques that will make your handmade creations come alive.

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Throughout the series of cards today, I have used two great stamp sets - the CL466 Poinsettia Delights and the CL468 Mistletoe and Holly - since they work well with each other. The stitching detail on both sets allows you to create seamless background and borders.

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For this first card, I used Distress Oxide ink in Candied Apple and Mowed Lawn (with a touch of Crushed Olive). The red and green combine to create little clouds of color on the card - and I just aimed for the red areas when I stamped the poinsettias. In the video, you can see how I touched up some of the leaves with an easy painting technique with Distress Oxides.

Hint - don't worry too much about the areas where the red and green overlap! Red and green don't necessarily want to blend - but once you are done creating the card, the overlap makes the background more interesting!

The Poppystamps 2111 Merry Outline die coordinates well with a lot of the sayings from the CL465 Merry Everything Clear Stamp Set - so I combined these to make a complete sentiment on the front of the card. The 2111 Merry Outline die actually has two pieces - one cuts out the letters in "merry" and the other cuts out the outline - so I cut the letters out of White Glitter Cardstock and then glued them onto the outline, which I had cut out from a piece of vellum. You can sort of see through the vellum and it's a neat effect! 

After positioning the "merry" in the center of the card, I added "and bright" (made from the CL465 set - embossed in white embossing powder onto bright red cardstock).

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Another great use of the outline for the merry die is to create a window on the front of your card!

You can see through, just a little bit, to the inside - a peek of what's to come when you open the card.

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Once you open the card, the inside is revealed! The background of Distress Oxide ink - Crushed Olive, Broken China - creates a bright blend of colors beneath images from the Poinsettia Delights and the Mistletoe and Holly set.

I stamped and embossed the images around the edges because leaving some room in the middle helps the "merry" stand out a bit. 

Since the background was a blend of greens, I cut the "merry" out of a bright red cardstock, so that things would look really festive!

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I then added some more words to complete the sentiment. I was careful to position these so that they wouldn't show through the opening on the front of the card - that way the recipient gets a nice message when they open it up. "Have yourself a" and "little Christmas" are from the CL465 Merry Everything set.

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Since the Distress oxide ink is reactive with water you can play around a little bit with a wet paintbrush to create some interesting effects on the stamped images. I added water to the paper inside the leaves and berries and you can see that the color of these images changes when water is painted on it - lightening up and even shifting the color a little bit. This soft look is even better in person! 

Notice on the berries - the paper was originally green under the berries, but shifted to a light aqua color when the ink was painted with water. It is so cool!

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I really loved the look of using the outline to create a window on the front of the card, so I created a similar composition with the 2112 Joy Outline. I simply cut out a window using the outline on the front ("Wishing you" is from the CL465 Merry Everything Stamp Set and hearts are stamped from the CL467 Tidings of Joy Stamp Set) and then I added a few sequins - nice and simple.

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It is enough of a composition that you could just write a message inside, but I decided to be a little creative ...

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...so that when you open it you see an ombre pink background and a medley of holiday greenery at the top.

I created the soft background with Distress Oxide ink in Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar - after I blended these together, I let it dry a bit (I waited about a 1/2 hour) and then I stamped and embossed poinsettias, leaves and berries from the two stamp sets that I had been working with.

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I left the bottom portion unstamped, so that the "joy" would be floating down at the bottom.

I chose a bright pink cardstock for the letters - it coordinates with the soft pink background, but it really stands out!

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Of course the Joy outline works well on the front of a card too!

For this card idea, I blended Candied Apple and Picked Raspberry Oxide inks on some cardstock and then embossed some poinsettias on opposite corners - which left a space in the middle for the Joy.

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I wanted the "joy" to really stand out - so some white glitter cardstock for the joy outline was just perfect.

I painted some of the poinsettia in with Candied Apple Oxide ink - so that the leaf petals would appear red even over the pink areas (more of that in the video). I just applied some Candied Apple to a piece of plastic, then picked up the ink with a wet brush and painted normally onto the cardstock. It is a breeze and the red stands out nicely against the pink background.

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The last card was another variation of Oxide Ink backgrounds - and I filled the card with mistletoe and holly images from the CL468 Mistletoe and Holly stamp set.

I sponged the cardstock with the greens that I had been using (and a little Broken China in the center), then embossed the images in white. I added a little water to the leaves here and there, to create a little bit of glow. I wasn't too careful - I wanted the color to blur a little.

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I couldn't resist filling in all of those berries with some red glitter glue - and it sure did turn out nice against the green background!

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Couldn't you see this done in shades of gray with clear glitter glue - or in shades of blue with turquoise glitter glue?

I hope you got a few ideas from the video - whether you are blending backgrounds with Oxide inks or painting with them, you'll have a lot of fun using them! And these bold joy and merry dies, along with the coordinating stamp sets that go with them, will help you create lots of cards because they are so versatile!

Want to win some dies? Please tell me about a merry or joyful crafting memory! Just leave a comment on the Youtube video for a chance to win the Joy Outline die and Merry Outline die! (Leave a comment by September 20, 2018 midnight PST.) The winner will be announce on Friday September 21 on the blog!

As an example - here's my joyful crafting memory:

Making homemade candles with my Grammie - we had saved a couple dozen milk cartons and cans for the molds and filled them with melted wax one afternoon in her kitchen, then gave them as gifts to friends. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

09/12/2018

Wed 12

Anything Goes Challenge Reminder
By Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here today! I am sharing  my card for the "Anything Goes Challenge"

I used Mistletoe and Holly stamp and die set from Poppystamps along with Playful Deer Stitched Frame

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I stamped my image using lightly  colored ink on watercolor cardstock. I colored with Zigbrush pens and water, after dried I cut the berries out.

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 I cut the deer and masked off the hill , to paint the deer.

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You can see the fine and chunky glitter on this closeup , also... last minute I added Glossy Accents.

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 I used some adhesive paper then added chunky  and fine white glitter. I cut the frame in kraft cardstock then added fun foam to the back. I never measure, just cut and fit scraps or you can recut a whole piece out of fun foam, it's  up to you.

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Thank you so much for the visit, don't forget to play along for a chance to win! Anything goes.

 

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09/09/2018

Sun 09

Peace Poinsettias
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  I'm playing with the new Poinsettia Delights stamp set with coordinating dies.  I enjoy coloring stamped images and find it very relaxing, but around the holidays I just don't have time to color lots of images for cards....  there's too many other fun things to do!!    This technique adds loads of color without all the extra work. Here's a look at the card I'm sharing today!

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I started by stamping the images on colored paper.  I love poinsettias in all shades of reds - pink included!   I also stamped the foliage in different shades of green using colored ink on colored card stock. 

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The coordinating die cuts makes these easy to cut.  The window design dies make them easy to line up over the stamped images.  Just secure them in place with some removable tape - I used inexpensive washi. 

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Now for the fun part.. arranging the die cut flowers and leaves.  I like to use a sheet of heavy clear plastic (these were binder dividers) cut to the size of my card base.  The clear plastic allows me to pick up the arrangement and layer it over different colored backgrounds so it's easier to choose the color I like best!



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To add more interest to the background I cut the Double Stitch Rectangle Frames from turquoise card stock.  I adhered them to a panel of aqua paper before adhering the die cut stamped images. 

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The leaves are adhered to the card base while the flowers are adhered with adhesive foam tape for dimension.

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 Some colorful sequins add sparkle and shine and a simple "peace" sentiment cut from white card stock completes the card. 

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 It's absolutely merry and bright!   
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08/28/2018

Tue 28

JOY CARD!
by Patty Tanúz

HOLA AMIGAS!!!!

How are you!!! We follow showing for you Christmas projects with the new Poppy release!!!!

Today, look this card with a cute scene!!!!

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I think it's a clean and simple card.... Fun elements and with Poppy (stamps and diecuts) we don't need more!!!!!

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For make this poinsettia, I cut first in glitter foam!!!!!  It's my base, after, I cut medium poinsettia, and I add glitter too and I use my favorite die (All Star Collage craft die) for  the star!!!!!! Easy, really???? :)

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I love your messages! Thanks amigas!!!!!

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08/17/2018

Fri 17

Sending Joy
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Fans! If you love the holidays, and all the traditions that make them special, then creating holiday cards is right up there at the top of your 'to do' list. My card today is a combo of some of the newest stamps and dies and hopefully will inspire you to get cookin' on your holiday card making.

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Holly Vine Sidekick Frame and Stencil lets you as artist, bring your special color touches to your cards.

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After taping the stencil over the leaves, I simply added a bit of sponged ink on each holly leaf. Don't you love the way the veins of the leaves stand out after sponging on the ink? The added texture of color just makes them pop!

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Poppy's Clear Stamps I used have matching dies, and note I cut 2 of the smaller poinsettia image. Here's why:

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Once I finished copic coloring my poinsettia, I fussy cut the center petals of one, and adhered it to the center of the first whole image with a bit of foam tape. The very center has some Stickles added.

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Plenty of room on the frame image to add my sentiment. First the word 'Joy' with embossing powder, then the rest stamped,

(note: the embossing powder I used is Ranger's Liquid Platinum), and JOY filled in with my copics.

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Hope you're inspired to play with a few of Poppy's new holiday collection! And be sure to come back every day for more inspiration! Happy crafting!

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08/04/2018

Sat 04

Holiday Release Blog Blitz Continues
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Blog Blitz continues and I'm happy because I love Christmas!!!!!!! My card made with the new diecuts is wonderfulllll jijiji

Christmas in July??? with Poppystamps: Yes please!!!!!! Look!!!!

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All new diecuts are so so so beautiful!!! With them you will  have a magical Christmas!!!!!

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Please, look the details!!!!! All is perfect!!!!!!

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A lot of snowflakes with stitches!!! awww!!! I love all!!!!

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Remember!!!! The blog blitz runs from July 26-August 4. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST August 6 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 9. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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The prize on this post is the Whittle Moose, its adorable!!!! Commen and Win!!!!!!!

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The following video will show you how to create this beautiful card! You can listen  it in Spanish jijiji

Good Luck amigas!!!!!!!!

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08/02/2018

Thu 02

Holiday Blog Blitz! Trio of Joy
by Nancy Penir

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Hello! And welcome back to Poppy's holiday release Blog Blitz. Nancy here, and I'm featuring a new die called, 'Mountain Hills Plate'. And if you're looking for a holiday die that does it all, and delivers easy breezy, this one's a must have!

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The die measures an A2 size card, and cuts in 3 sections plus a frame. I chose to do my winter scene in shimmery shades of cardstock.

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Perfectly easy to do 3 cards, with all the sections lined up with the 3 colors of cardstock.

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Here's a tip for doing the 'joy' sentiment. I cut out the word from poppy's new Joy die, & ombred the die cut before stamping it with it's coordinated stamp from Tidings of Joy. I used my Misti to line up the word with the stamp, and simply inserted each

die cut before stamping. Once you do the first one, the others line up perfectly and easily.

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A few snowflakes and a sprinkling of sequins, and my trio of Joy is done! Already planning to do more in other colors, maybe with glitter paper? 

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Want to win this fabulous Mountain Hills Plate die? Just leave a comment. Winners will be announced on the 6th. Hope you win! And don't forget to comment each day of the blitz!

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07/29/2018

Sun 29

Day Four of the Poppystamps Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Welcome to the 4th day of the Blog Blitz! We are showcasing some of Poppystamps brand new Products and oh boy .... I am loving them all!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post if you would like a chance to win this absolutely amazing  Holly Vine Sidekick Frame and Stencil Set from Poppystamps !

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Dave ( the owner) has a great video up on the store website if you would like to watch how he made a card using the same set but with ink blending.

I used a water-pen and Zig Brush Pens to color my card.

Tape the main panel , then tape down the stencil. I used frog tape because I like how easily  it comes off.

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Here is a photo of some of the process. After I took off the stencil I watercolored the branches . I cut two lavers of this panel , layered them for a bit of depth. The watercolor paper is thick so two was just enough.

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I watercolored the cabin then added the glittered roof. I cut a piece of fun foam , colored the door and window then glued together and on the main panel. I added Glossy Accents to the windows to look like glass.

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Can you see the stencil above.... it comes with the die!

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I love this new little Poppystamps Winter Cabin  I also used the new Poppystamps Tidings of Joy Clear Stamp.

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I hope you win this die set but if you don't..... I say hurry and get it before it gone!

Hope you have a wonderful week friends ! I am grateful for all your past comments , you are all so kind !

 

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