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28 posts categorized "Copic markers"

Peony Bouquet
By Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  I'm noticing that the peonies in the garden are starting to get buds,  and can't wait to see them bloom!  That inspired me to pull out the Peony stamp set from Poppystamps.  I'm enjoying the warmer weather and watching the garden come to life.  There are new birds arriving at the feeders too!  My little backyard paradise is my quiet place that brings me peace of mind.  

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I colored the Peony Bouquet with Copic Markers, but any media will do.  I don't think you need to be an expert at color blending to enjoy these clean line designs.  I color the petals in different shades of ink - no blending.  I used Copic R21, R22, R25, R27 and R29.  Copics are a good choice for me because I use them EVERY day.  I love that I can refill them when they run dry instead of purchasing a whole pack of markers. 

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There is no matching die for this stamp set so I fussy cut the images before layering it on a Pierced Oval die cut.   The stamp set has several sentiments to choose from - I decided on a thank you because there are so many things I feel grateful for lately. 

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The pretty background papers are from Memory Box!  They've been adding lots of pretty print papers and coordinating solid and dot mixed pads to their product offering.   A few enamel dots add a bit of color and shine - a little candy for the eyes.

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I hope you find some simple pleasures to make you happy - whether it's a blooming spring flower or spotting a rabbit in the grass - or just the sun shining on your face!  Love and hugs to you! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy
Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Long time, no see
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! Hope you are all well. Today I wanted to play with a few pun sentiments and a rainbow.

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I die cut the giraffe 5 times from white cardstock, and cut 5 strips of patterned paper.

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I adhered the strips to my A2 sized card base and colored the 5 giraffes with Copics in darker, coordinating colors.

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From the same patterned paper I then cut 5 labels to fit my sentiements.

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I used the same darkest marker to color the edge of the labels to make them stand out. For this label I even snipped the stamp in 2. I find it easier than to mask the stamp. That way I always end up with ink in wrong places. And I can easily place them together if I want to stamp them as intended later.

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I then adhered the giraffes and popped up the labels. And then I thought it was kind of missing something, yet I didn't want to add more dimension or glitter. I know, weird right? Corona isolation must have gotten the better of me, LOL. Anyway, I added a fine black line all around the base, repeating 3 times. I also added a few "stars". I guess I had to have some "sparkle", after all.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great crafty day!

Tina Floral Signature copy

 

 

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Bleaching Cardstock
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Friends! I have a pair of square cards for you today. 

Crafting cards during Shelter in Place is such a wonderful way to let creativity bloom. I haven't done a square card in forever, and because I wanted to showcase the Adriana Square Frame, it seemed a fun, not often done choice.

My card base is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2". And I cut my Adriana frame from colored card stock. Then comes the fun...

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I 'painted' certain elements of the die cut with bleach. Within seconds you can watch the color lift. It's always a surprise to see what color emerges. Note: (Extra care and caution using bleach)

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I doubled the die cut frames, turned it to form a diamond shape, and embossed my sentiment on vellum. You can see the back of the assembled frame, and the sentiment in the window. I also added foam to pop up the frame.

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The final die cut element is added to some MB designer paper (listed below), and I cut a frame from the new Washi tape to place on the frame window.

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Lots of time to do several of these frames, and play with the bleach technique, so I created the same layout with different colors for a second card.

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With this card I added color to the berries with copics.

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I made envelopes to accommodate the 5 1/2" card size with my We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch guide, something I use often with non normal sized cards.

Hope you enjoyed a bit of fun with the bleach technique, and are willing to give it a try. Another tip for you: Not all cardstock reacts to bleach. Most darker colors really react and contrast. I was surprised to see the melon turn to pale yellow.

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So glad you stopped by today,  and hope you're enjoying some of the time as we all stay safe. Be well, friends!

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Springtime Greetings using Rinea foil
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! These are troubled times, but I hope you're finding time to enjoy the little things. Like spring, warmer weather, flowers blooming and the abundance of colors in them.
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This month Poppystamps is teaming up with Rinea to show you how great our products work together. Rinea makes beautiful foil for all your craft projects. The foil is really unique because the foil is on BOTH sides of the card stock base. This means that you'll find a different color or textured pattern on either side of the foil sheet. Additionally this gives it the ability to hold it's shape making it perfect for dimensional flowers.
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By now you must know that I'm more of a "go all in"-type rather than cas, so I used dies from the spring release to cut lots of foil in lots of gorgoeus spring colors.
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The base for the Butterfly symphony and barrow-part are white cardstock. Everything else is foil. I used a smooth gold foil to back the base.
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I gave the wheelbarrow a quick coloring with Copics. Of course I stamped the sentiment first, so I had to be careful since I hadn't used a Copic-safe ink. Again I used smooth foil for the wheel and flower clusters. I actually cut the blue one in half because I wanted it spread out more and also to give room for the butterflies. Since I placed the blue ones at the back it doesn't show at all.
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The flowers (as well as hedgehogs and butterflies), however, I cut from textured foil just to spice things up.
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After adhering the wheelbarrow to the base I added the extra flowers and 2 hedgehogs. See how Mrs. hog has a flower behind her ear while Mr. hog is fetching her a butterfly?

You'll notice the hedgehogs are mirrored and I simply just used one front and one back, since the textured foils are textured on both sides. 
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Just look at how well these foils hold themselves up. Love that!
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I was so happy to work with these foils, and I do hope you'll give them a try. You'll love the smooth and textured foils and all the beautiful colors they come in.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you'll leave me a reply. I love reading them. Stay safe!

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April Challenge Reminder: Puddle Jumping
by Sue McRae

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68374894_2655434414682903_8677810099617529856_nWe have a spring themed challenge going on right now at Poppystamps, Puddle Jumping!

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For my card I die cut the Garden Poppy Stitched Frame 3 times from white card stock and layered them. I coloured the flowers with Copic marker and I did a water colour wash over the flower background piece.

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I added raindrops to the blue panel using a homemade stencil and silver glitter embossing paste. 

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To continue with the silver theme I die cut the Whittle Cloud Border from silver glitter card stock.

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Now it's your turn to make a spring themed card for the challenge. All you have to do is create a project using at least one Poppystamps product and link it up! A random winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to spend at the Poppystamps online store.

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I can't wait to see your projects!

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Challenge Reminder
by Sue McRae

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I'm popping in to remind everyone that the monthly challenge going on at Poppystamps is Animal Menagerie.

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I made a baby card for the challenge using some of the new Whittle animal dies. The animals in this series are adorable and there's a whole family of them. You can see them all here.

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The giraffe and hedgehog were die cut from some scrap alcohol ink paper I had and I added some detail with Copic markers. The panda has a fuzzy fun flock belly and of course I had to add googly eyes!

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The are sitting inside the cute Stitched Envelope that is so easy to put together. I also used the new Whittle Cloud Border with the great stitching.

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I finished off the card with white paint splatters on the background and a sentiment.

Now it's your turn to make a project for the challenge. You have all month to play along. Just make sure to include an animal on your card and at least one Poppystamps product. The winner will get a gift certificate to the Poppystamps online store! All the details can be found here.

I can't wait to see your creations!

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