14 posts categorized "Color Block"

Challenge Reminder
by Jeanne Jachna

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Are you playing along with our monthly challenge for July?  It's called "Over the Rainbow".  We want you to join our challenge using rainbow colors, or add a rainbow.  You can always find our current challenge by clicking the "Poppy Challenge" badge on the top right of this page.   Linking  your design to each month's challenge automatically enters you into our giveaway - a $20 gift card to www.poppystamps.com

2022-07 You don't need to have a blog to link up your designs, just copy the url code from your Instagram post, or on line gallery!

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I cut 1/2" strips of colorful cardstock and adhered them together with washi tape end to end to create a rainbow panel.  Next I trimmed the panel to fit the front of my A2 card front and then cut the Stained Glass butterflies from the  panel.   

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Next I adhered gold glitter paper to my card base and then adhered the rainbow die cut panel over it.  I adhered the detailed die cut butterflies cut from white cardstock inside their openings.  You have to be patient when  using liquid adhesive to adhere cardstock to glitter paper.  I weighted the die cuts with an acrylic block and put it aside to create the gold foil sentiment. 

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The Modest Greetings One Hot Foil includes lots of sentiments as well as a die to cut each sentiment into a strip.   There's always gold at the end of the rainbow right?  The finishing touch was a few Clear Fairy Drops.

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This color block technique is a great way to show off your die cuts and just imagine a shaker behind the die cuts instead of gold foil.   Or how about a white cover and rainbow strips inside the die cut openings?  There's lots of choices that would all be amazing! I sure  hope you find some time to play!
Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5:


Challenge Reminder - You're the Best
by Jeanne Jachna

Soaring Tree-Poppystamps-Jeanne Jachna

Did you know we have a monthly challenge?  It's a great way to play along with fellow crafters, show off  your style and get ideas for different ways to use  your Poppystamps craft dies and stamps.

2022-06This month's challenge is all about the boys!  We're looking for projects made for the special guy in your life.  Maybe it's your hubby, son or best friend!  You can make whatever you like.. a card, page layout or even a tag.  Just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps craft die or stamp.   Linking to your design automatically enters you into our drawing for a $20 gift card to Poppystamps.com.   You can always find the latest challenge by clicking on the badge on the top right of the blog .

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My card starts with a Distress Ink Panel.  It's got Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron blended left to right.   Next I cut the Soaring Tree Frame from two shades of blue cardstock, and the Tall Skyline Tree Frame from two shades of green cardstock. 

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I stacked the tree frames so each has a green and a blue panel, and alternated which die went on top.  I love how they both have a pretty pierced border so they both are beautiful cover dies.   Assembling the two frames together makes a perfect background for an A2 size card. 

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I love the depth the stacked trees create giving you the feeling of being in a forest.   I took the "You" from the Thank You Poe Script to create a sentiment.  Paired with a gold foil Modest Greetings 2 sentiment strip  the message is clear.   

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You have until the end of the month to join us!  I can't wait to see what you make! 


Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



Colorful Ornament Background
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi and thanks for stopping by!  It's been getting colder here and my thoughts are quickly turning to the holidays.  I'm looking forward to some quiet days at home with the family maybe playing board games, dominos or cards while munching on some home made cookies.  It's not so much about the games or the food, it's about catching up and making memories. 

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The new Ornament Background die makes cardmaking a snap.  It's big enough to cover an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.5") and is very versatile.  It would look great on a simple distress ink background or using an inlay technique like my card. 

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The ornaments are gorgeous inlaid in solid rainbow cardstocks or in elegant glitter golds and metallic.   I just needed a little "more" lol so I adhered mine to a color block background.

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 To create a color block background simply cut strips of colorful cardstock, adhere them together on their reverse side to create a panel and then trim the panel to cover your card front.   The Merry Christmas Poe Script seemed to disappear into the background so I added a second cut from gold foil cardstock.  The little peek of the gold from behind the white die cut helps define the sentiment.  

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The finishing touch was cutting the ornament toppers from gold foil because everything is better with a little bling.  No matter your style - clean and simple or loaded with color this die is a total winner! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x5.5"



Happy Birthday
by Candice Crawford


Hey there crafty friends. Candice here back on the blog with a simple coloful card project for all of you.  Today's card is using the Marzipan Alphabelt die set and several card stock strips fromt he Memory Box card stock packs. 


This card is so bright, cheery and colorful it just makes me smile. I simply took sheets of the colored cardstock from the Memory Box Cardstock packs in Ocean Blue, Sunny Orange, Lush Green, Berry Red, Vibrant Violet and cut them into 1/2 by 4.50 inch strips then attached them in rainbow order onto an A2 size cardbase using some liquid adhesive. 


Next I took my corner rounder punch and rounded each of the corners of the card base. This to me gave the card a more polished look. Next I die cut the Sentiment Happy Birthday from from white cardstock in my stash using the Marzipan alphabet die set. 


Each letter was die cut twice and layered on top of one another using some liquid adhesive. I used the lines from the 1/2 inch cardstock strips to let line up the sentiment to ensure it was straight. 


This simple card was very easy to make. With all of the left over stirps I can easily mass produce several cards in not much time at all. I hope you have enjoyed today's card share and found inspiration. Until next time.....happy crafting. 


Candice Floral Signature copy






Blooming Thank You and Hello
by Tiffany Pryce


Hey crafty friends! Today, I'm sharing how I combined color blocking and embossing folders. I wanted to see if I could use my embossing folder in a slightly different way for a new look. 

First, I selected four colors of cardstock and cut each piece down to 5.75 x 4.5 inches. This would be a great chance to create a monochromatic card or play with a unique color combo you've been meaning to try. I used the Sunny Orange paper pack and the Fresh Aqua paper pack for my two cards. I then created an A2 template from copy paper to map out my cut marks. You can create your template however you'd like, but I think the fewer lines, the easier it is to complete the final card panel. 


Since the template is smaller than your cardstock, use a ruler to extend the lines so you know where to cut on each cardstock panel. I used temporary adhesive to glue two cardstock panels together so I could cut two panels together at one time.


Once your panels are cut, add adhesive to the template, select the pieces in the order you would like, and adhere to the template. Once all four color blocks are adhered together, run through the embossing folder using the instructions for your die cutting machine. I think creating the color block panel before running through the Blooming 3D Embossing Folder is much, much easier than embossing each piece of cardstock and then trying to piece it together. Ask me how I know, haha (the yellow panel was done the hard way)! After embossing, trim down the panel to an A2 size.


To finish the cards, I kept it pretty simple. For the blue panel, I lightly rubbed white pigment ink over the panel to add ink to the raised areas. I die cut a vellum circle from the Stitched Circle Layers die and die cut the Thank You Flourish die four times from white cardstock. Finally, I added several Fairy Drops for a little shine.



For the yellow panel, I trimmed it down to slightly less than an A2 card. I lightly rubbed gold pigment ink over the panel to add ink to the raised areas. Then, I die cut the Hello Folksy Script die three times from white cardstock and once from gold foil cardstock from the Polished Foil paper pack. I adhered the sentiment with foam tape on top of a simple wreath made from the Garden Leaves and Berries die.



Hope you were inspired to try something new with your embossing folders and colorful cardstock. If you make something inspired by my cards, please tag Poppystamps and me on IG. I'd love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tiffany Floral Signature copy







Berry Red Happy Birthday
by Marybeth Lopez


Hi there! Marybeth Lopez  here today, channeling my inner Jeanne :)  I loved using the memory box Berry Red paper pad collection all on one card. In case you didn't know this paper is 110 lb. cardstock . I always seem to use the pink pad. 

 When I layered the " Poppystamps Happy Birthday Poe Script" die I was going to use only foil and then decided I wanted white with only a bit of the gold showing. I Love how that turned out.... I just adhered the white die-cut  and slid it down and to the left  . What do you think? I love the look of just a bit of gold showing.


I cut all my paper 1/2 in. strips, I then used my tape runner and added tape to the card then started placing my strips down on a slant. After all the strips were adhered I trimmed my panel down.  I am sure glue is used most but this tape lets me pick up and reposition just a bit more.



I am pretty happy with the fun color strips background. I wanted the background  to stand out and not conflict with the beautiful blooms, all linked below.


The blooms are called Wild Rose Stem from memory box. 


Thank you for the visit today. Another happy crafty day for me, I hope you find time to have one as well.