12 posts categorized "Distress Ink"

12/11/2018

Tue 11

Northern Holiday
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so happy you could drop by for a visit! Snowy December is certainly here, so today I am sharing a snowy winter scene! Take a look at this Northern Holiday!

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I started by creating a background of blended distress oxide inks spritzed with water for a soft, fuzzy look. I have fallen in love with our collection of whittle animals, so I used this adorable Whittle Fox against the soft white of thicker watercolor paper. I think he really stands out. Add a few stars from the All Star Collage and you have a sweet winter scene.

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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12/07/2018

Fri 07

Celebrate the Season
by Tanya Palamarchuk

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Hello everyone! 

Tanya here;)

I prepaire for you Celebrate the Season card!

I make few photos with some interesting moment of creating this card.

At first I covered watercolor paper with distress inks and made die cuts

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I stamped sentiment and made a frame for it

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I used a glitter washi tape for the backgrounds and added volume with glue tape.

I love this sweet Rudolph;)

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Thanks for stopping by and check out the Poppystamps Blog for more holiday project ideas!

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12/06/2018

Thu 06

It's That Time of Year
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and Happy Holidays everyone! Nancy here today with a card made some of the new dies from Poppy.

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I'm absolutely in love with the new Whittles, and LOVE how they all work together.

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I created my own textured background by using the smaller Whittle Wood Frame die, and cutting it several times from stamping masking paper. (You can find it on Amazon, I used Inkadinkado.)

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The masking paper allows for effortless inking with a sponge tool. I then added some white opaque droplets onto my card front. When all was dry, I cut out a window for my Whittle Rudolph, inking it around the edges in light blue. My frame is cut several times and inked as well.

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If you look closely at Rudolph, you can see that I inked him a bit around the edges to give him depth, and lightened his mane with a white pencil. Can't forget to mention the cute little red rhinestone nose!

Hope you're inspired to try something new, (if this is new to you), with your backgrounds and dies.

Happy Crafting! 

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11/26/2018

Mon 26

Holiday Joy
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!  I'm guessing everybody did a little shopping over the weekend.  I don't want to be an enabler.. but I know you don't want to miss these two sales that end today! 
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Today I'm sharing this holiday card that uses several different techniques.
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I started with a distress ink background.   I really like using a stencil brush like this one from Clarity to ink up paper - especially when you want a fade to white along the edges.  I love the "no streak" look and have a brush for every color family (reds, greens, blues, yellows, etc.).
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The base card panel was inked with Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, and Twisted Citron.  I splattered the panel with water, some watered down tumbled glass, an some white ink (Dr. Ph. Martins Bleed Proof White).
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Next I cut the Woven Circle Ring die from the distress inked panel.  (I think I'm going to save that cut out for another project because it's so pretty!) I attached a panel of light yellow card stock to the back of the panel so it peeks through the die cut circle.   I cut the Woven Circle Ring a second time from bold yellow card stock and adhered it inside the negative space.
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The Holly Twig die is cut from white card stock and colored with Copic Markers.
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I die cut the Pinpoint Ornaments from two shades of card stock and assembled them.  I added jewels as accents for some sparkle and shine.
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A Little Hummingbird is hanging over the Joy Outline die ready to land on the colored Holly Twig!
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It was fun to mix different techniques together when making this card.  I love the crisp look of the inlaid die, the colorful colored die cut, and the distress ink background!  I hope you find some time to create today! 
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11/20/2018

Tue 20

For Unto Us

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Greetings! Nancy here, with a super simple Christmas card. As you know, Poppy's dies pack a big wallop, and togetheer with a Poppy stencil... well, just look.

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Using just the stencil from Nativity Scene Sidekick Frame and Stencil, I washi taped down the stencil and gave it some inking.

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I used dark blue shimmer cardstock to cut my Simple Bethlehem Stitched Frame die. DSC_0005

Assembly was easy breezy, and I framed the finished scene with a sentiment, and the largest frame from Double Stitch Rectangle Frame.

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Hope this gives you some ideas to add to your card stash. Happy Crafting!

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10/26/2018

Fri 26

Fall Leaves
by Robin Tharaldson

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There is a "hint" of Fall in the air here in SoCal!!!  Last week it was in the 90's, so who knows what is coming next, temperature wise!!  My project was inspired by a video from Sheri Carroll, she used her acrylic block as a "smusher" and applied watercolors to her paper.  I used the same technique to create my Fall leaves for my Grateful card along with products from Poppystamps Holiday Happenings Release! Click HERE to see the entire release! 

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I used Whittle Oak and Whittle Maple Leaf dies for my card; I just love all the detail in these die cuts!

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The Triple Stitch Window die is the perfect frame for my Fall leaves. I popped up the leaf panel using foam tape for a bit of dimension!

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My sentiment is from the Deco Frames and Phrases stamp set; just a perfect font for so many occasions!!  Be sure to watch my video to see how I created my Fall leaves!!

 

Thanks for stopping by...

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10/24/2018

Wed 24

Magic Pumpkin
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Have you seen this month's October challenge? It's Falling Leaves and Scary Things, and we love the spooky creations coming our way for this scary challenge! You've got all month to show us your spookiest creation using at least one Poppystamps product, and link it up to our challenge page! What will you create?

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I made a floating Magic Pumpkin to rise out of the pumpkin patch! I used alcohol ink and YUPO paper against a stamped distress ink galaxy background to create my spooky scene. 

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Creating a background with alcohol ink on YUPO paper is easy and fun! The best part is, it is almost impossible to screw up! That's right, no matter how you smear and blend the colors on the paper, it will look vibrant and beautiful. For the pumpkin and the moon in the Bat Ring, I stuck to oranges and yellows. The tiny leaves from Leafy Breeze were also made with alcohol and YUPO, cut from tiny scraps left over from another project. I save every little bit of my YUPO scraps too! They make beautiful leaves, feathers, tiny holiday bulbs, even stars!

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Now it's your turn to create something a little bit spooky or a little bit fun! Link up your projects to our Challenge page and your project could be randomly selected as our October winner!

Thanks for joining us today! While you are here, take a look at our Poppystamps Holiday Blog Blitz, which began on October 11th. Leave a comment on every post that offers a prize you'd like to win!

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09/16/2018

Sun 16

Believe in the Magic
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great weekend!  My favorite way to relax is with crafting.  When the dishes are put away and everyone is gone it's time to unwind.
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The holidays are right around the corner and I've got my mind on cards to send to family and friends.   Last year I was loving pink for snowy skies.. I think I'm leaning more toward purples this year!  
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I created a distress background of  Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.  I covered the entire panel in Milled Lavender and then went in around the edges with Seedless Preserves.  I splattered the panel with water, some watered down Seedless Preserves and some white ink.   Next I adhered the panel to my card base. 
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Next I die cut a white card stock panel with the Wooded Glen Landscape.  I ran it through my die cut machine a second time to cut out the Believe Fresh Script.  I adhered this white die cut panel to the distress ink panel.  To give it a finished look I added a die cut Pointed Rectangle Frame. 
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Now for the fun part.. embellishing!  I assembled a little Winter Cabin to add to the scene.  I added distress ink to the die cut to bring out the impression of the logs that the cabin is made of.
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I stacked circles of different sizes in shades of yellow for a big full moon.. and of course.. Santa's Sleigh!   Can you imagine some children inside the cabin waiting for his arrival?   I hope they're being very good! 
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A peaceful snowy scene that ALMOST has me wishing for winter..  almost.  LOL!  Have a great weekend! Jeanne Floral Signature copy

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09/15/2018

Sat 15

Poinsettia Joy
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, my Poppy friends! I'm up today with a card made with the new Mod Poinsettias. Three dies come in this set, 3 sizes, perfect for stacking.

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I cut the trio of blooms several times. Just to let you know, after cutting, I ran through my die cut machine again with my rubber pads to show the petal details.

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With Ranger's Festive Berries Distress Ink, I sponged on color. Heavier in the center, and touching the tips a bit stronger too.

I also inked a couple of die cuts in Lucky Clover for the leaves.

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Lots of stacked poinsettias with leaves and green rhinestones in different sizes.

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A simple joy sentiment popped up a bit with foam, from Poppy's Joy Outline die.

And another holiday card done! 

Hope you enjoyed today's post, and hope you're loving all the new holiday dies Poppystamps has for you!

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08/24/2018

Fri 24

Sending Autumn Hugs
by Nancy Penir

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Hi, it's my turn to bring you a project, using Poppy stamps and dies, and I've chosen a darling new die called, Birch Stitched Frame. It's a power packed die, 2 1/4 x 3 1/2", with so many possibilities.

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I wanted to keep my fall themed card monotone in color, and also full of sparkle. Truthfully, can't wait for cooler weather and soft breezes!

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Once I cut the birch tree frame, I sponge inked it with a couple of Distress Inks onto watercolor cardstock, following a quick watercolor method I learned from Jennifer McGuire. Look closely to see how I applied darker tones to the sides of the trunk and underside of the branch. Then, instead of water I spritzed the whole die cut with Lindy's Starburst: Twinkles Tinsel, for an all over glittered effect.

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The background is stenciled, first with sponge inking, then also sprayed with Lindy's Starburst. It's a quick and easy way to add a layer of shiny sheen to a card.

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Same treatment for MB's Botanical Stem.

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A bit of silver thread, a few silver  sequins, and a vellum sentiment embossed in white and platinum, and my card is done.

Hope I gave you some inspiration to start your fall cards. Is that a breeze I feel? Nope! It's the air conditioning coming on again.

Outside is 104! ~sigh~ Think I'll make another fall card and keep dreaming of season changes...

Happy Crafting!

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