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Challenge Reminder: Rainbow Love!
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hi everyone! It's Tiffany, and I’m back on the Poppystamps blog today with a friendly reminder about this month’s challenge – Sending Rainbows! This month we want you to focus on your favorite colors – ALL of them! All types of projects are welcome, but be sure to use at least one Poppystamps product (stamp or die) on your project. The winner (chosen at random) will receive a $20 gift certificate to spend at the Poppystamps store. And there is a fun, new release so you really want to win this month!  You have until 12 AM EST on April 28 to link up your design. See the challenge post for more details and how to enter your project photos.

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To inspire you to join us, I made a rainbow floral card featuring the Memory Box, All the Happiness stamp and Poppystamps, Embossed Love die. I love, love, love rainbows so this challenge was my cup of tea. Making this card was fairly simple, so let’s get to the details.

I started by stamping the largest floral stamp in the All the Happiness stamp set on an A2 card base in black ink. With the stamp still in my MISTI, I stamped and black, heat embossed the floral stamp again on a card front. I positioned the card front panel, that I trimmed to 5 x 3.75 inches, on top of the card base so the stamp matched up. I adhered the panel to the card base with foam tape for dimensions and added some black splatters.

On a piece of mixed media paper, I black, heat embossed the smaller floral cluster from the stamp set. I watercolored the image with the wet on wet technique with Karin brushmarkers. I added in extra depth and lines with colored pencils. Once the flowers were dry, I die cut them using the coordinating die. I also die cut two additional layers from scrap, white cardstock for added dimension and glued it to my card front. Finally, I added white gel pen details and gold nuvo drops to the center of the flower.

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For the sentiment, I die cut it three times from white cardstock and once from black cardstock. On the top layer, I blended a rainbow gradient in Copic markers. The colors I used were: R37, R05, YR16, YR14, YR12, Y18, Y04, YG06, G03, BG13. I don’t have all the Copic markers so I worked with what I had and tried to create as seamless a blend as I could. Once I finished the rainbow blend, I topped the sentiment with crystal glaze for some extra pizazz and let it dry overnight. I am so happy how the sentiment turned out and will be using these colors for more Copic marker blends in the future.

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I hope you are inspired to join us for this month’s rainbow challenge. Happy crafting!

Tiffany
@ink.therapy.designs

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Tiffany Floral Signature copy


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Notecard Set
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome! I am sharing a notecard set, something I like to keep on hand for gift giving.

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I keep them simple, with touches of handmade goodness. Usually sets of 4 or 6, and always with matching envelopes. 

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The notecards are 3 1/2 x 5 (A1), and I fit them opened, into my Misti fitted with a bar so I can stamp them assemble line.

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I chose copics to color my blooms. Above are the colors I used. Soft and pastel. An easy night while watching TV. You could use any medium. I've done this with watercolors, pencils, or even foam daubers and ink.

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My die cuts stand out against the floral blooms, but still flat enough to go through the mail.

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A set of 4, tied with a ribbon, added to a basket of baked goods... might just give this to a new neighbor down the street.

So many stamps sets to choose from in the  Memory Box Open Studio store. The dies are Poppystamps, and the links below with take you to the item. 

Hope your weekend is full of crafty goodness! 

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

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Hedgehog Hello
by Tiffany Pryce

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Happy Monday, friends! Spring is finally here so I wanted to use our changing season as inspiration for this easy critter card. Aren't the Whittle critters adorable?!

To start, I die cut the second to largest Floral Bloom die from the top-center of my card front. I trimmed the card front down to 5.5 x 4 inches. I like using non-traditional shapes for die cut windows, especially if it coordinates with the theme of the card. Next, I die cut all my card pieces - the grass and leaves from the Woven Basket Pop Up die, the Whittle Clouds, the flowers from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up die, and the Whittle Papa Hedgehog. Poppystamps products coordinate well together so mixing and matching is easy to do.

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On each of my die cut pieces, I added texture, depth, and detail with a variety of Copic markers and a white gel pen. I also added crystal glaze to the center of each flower for extra shine. Adding these little details brings die cuts to life and adds a unique touch to your handmade cards.

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After coloring the die cut pieces, I created my card base. On an A2-sized, side folding notecard of heavyweight white cardstock, I adhered a piece of pattern paper from the Cottage Stripes and Dots paper pad. I thought the blue stripes mimicked a bright, clear sky. I arranged and adhered all of my die cut pieces with liquid glue and added extra dimension by backing the card front with foam tape and stacking three hedgehogs together.

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Finally, I die cut the Hello Folksy Script die four times from heavyweight, white cardstock and once from light pink cardstock. I adhered the layers together with liquid glue and added some liquid shimmer on top. Thanks so much for visiting!

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Bird House Card
by Candice Crawford

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Hi there crafty friends, Candice here. I am back on the blog today to share with you another festive card design. Today I am using the Bird House Pop Up Easel Set. This 10 piece die set makes the cutest bird house that can be used all year long. This die set can create a standalone pop-up easel card or you can use the dies to create a simple focal point image for a card front. 

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I chose to make a standalone bird house focal image for today's card. I used a couple shades of brown and cream card stock from my stash to create the base and roof of the bird house. I also used a woodgrain embossing folder to create the faux wood design on the birdhouse for extra demension. 

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There is only one bird die in the set. However, the die can be flipped to create two birds facing in opposite directions. The details on the neck and beak of the birds are colored in with my Copic markers

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 The snow accents were made from a Snow Marker and quickly dried with a heat gun to create the added snow dimension. 

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The sentiment "Tis the Season" was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with fine detailed white embossing powder. The greenery on the card uses two shades of green card stock for added interest. I think this card is absolutely stunning. There is so much detail and tons of layers and dimension. Although there were several steps for making this card, I do think it is a great option for mass producing for this year's Christmas cards to family and friends. 

Thank you all for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed this card share and found inspiration. Until next time, happy crafting. 

Candice Floral Signature copy

 

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Twisted Halloween
by Sue McRae

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Hello, Sue here with my last Halloween card of the year. 

I finally had a chance to use the Twisted Tree Oval die! Love all the details with the cut lines throughout the tree for texture and depth and the gnarly branches add a bit of creepiness!

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The tree was die cut from black card stock so the ink blended background would pop against it.

I used the Whittle Monsters for this card. It's such a fun die set with a variety of spooky critters. I chose the skeleton which was die cut from silver matte card stock and the mummy was die cut from a grey flecked card stock that I inked around one edge in grey.

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For the witch and her broom I did some quick Copic colouring.

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I added the sentiment with silver heat embossing and assembled by card.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I wish you a Happy Halloween!

Sue Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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Spiders! A Halloween Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hello Poppy Peeps! You are in for a treat today. After all it is Trick or Treat season, and I have a fun and spooky card to inspire.

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My card combines some sponge inking, embossing, and die cuts too. The new set, Halloween Ingredients has just about everything you need to make this card.

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The background was stamped with all the words, and embossed with white powder, before blending Distress Inks in several colors. All those cool little vial bottles were colored with copics, and the set even includes the tags in several sizes. The tiny spider is also a stamp from the set, and I stamped and fussy cut some out. I have no idea why, spiders freak me out! Much friendlier on a card!

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One of the vials is tipping over, and several spiders have escaped! I just love a good scary story on an A2 card!

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Do you know a few special people who would smile receiving  a cute and slightly scary Halloween card? I think I've sent out more greeting cards during this Covid season than past years combined. Love surprising people dear to me with a greets treat!

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Halloween is right around the corner! Hope you and yours are safe and well, and planning to enjoy the holiday safely. 

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