45 posts categorized "Distress Ink"

02/13/2020

Thu 13

Love Stitch Circle Frame
by Candice Crawford

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Hey there crafty friends, 

Candice here on the blog today sharing with you a shaker card tutorial using the Love Stitch Circle Frame die and the Memory Box Drifting Hearts stencil. 

To get started take a piece of white cardstock measuring 5.7 inches tall x 4.5 inches wide and sponge on some Spun Sugar Distress oxide ink with your ink blending tool.  

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Next place the Memory Box stencil, Drifting Hearts on top of your Spun Sugar cardstock panel and sponge the heart images onto your paper using Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Barn Door distress inks. Add each of the colors in order from lightest to darkest making sure to blend each of the colors together to avoid any harsh lines.   

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Now take your Double Stitched Rectangle Frame die and die cut a frame and inner panel from your heart stencil cardstock. The Double Stitched Rectangle frame will create the perfect A2 size card front panel. 

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Next die cut the Love Stitch Circle Frame once from a scrap piece of red cardstock and then again from a scrap piece of white cardstock. Snip away the love sentiment from the red scalloped circle frame, leaving just the frame behind. Adhere the red scalloped frame onto the white Love Stitch Circle Frame to create a two toned effect. 

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Next using a circle die or punch from you stash, cut a 3 inch circle from a piece of clear acetate. Adhere the acetate to the back of the two toned frame using some strong adhesive. I used 1/8th inch score tape.

With some 3M foam tape, cut a thin strip of adhesive foam long enough to go the entire perimeter of your scallop frame. Adhere your foam tape to back of your scalloped circle frame. Remember to double up on the adhesive so that there is enough clearance for your shaker bits to shake. Brush a bit of your embossing buddy on the inside of your adhesive foam to prevent the shaker bits from sticking to the sides. Now add your sequence or shaker bits. I am using Sprinkletz sweetheart embellishments. 

Remove the backing tape from the foam adhesive and add your stenciled card front to the shaker frame. Add your shaker card front panel onto an A2 side folding cardbase and your shaker card is now done! 

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I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and found inspiration to create your very own shaker card. Thank you for joining me today. Until next time, happy crafting! 

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02/09/2020

Sun 09

Sending XOXO
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome to a Valentine post! I have a card for you that's a shaker, made with Poppy's fabulous dies and features a stencil I made. Let me show you how.

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I wanted a simple background for my Meadowblossom Frame, and decided to make my own using Poppy's Confetti Heart Plate. It's really easy with a few tricks I've learned using different methods. Here's what I like best. Die cut your stencil with a nice sturdy vellum. Spray the back with Pixie light tack reposition adhesive spray (Amazon). and allow it to dry a minute or two. It will keep your stencil from moving during inking.

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I used Distress Oxide Inks, but used different amounts and pressure when applying the ink. I wanted a rather ombre effect.

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I wanted the heart and frame from the Meadowblossom frame, but not all the posies, as I wanted the background to show. I simply snipped all but the bottom corner from the frame and heart. I did this 5 times.

One die was glued down to my heart stenciled background.

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To make the perfect sized acetate for my shaker, I used the heart from the middle of the Meadowblossom frame, tracing onto the paper, and cutting a 1/8"  wider than the line. The heart acetate piece is glued to one of the 5 heart frames that will be on the top. The rest are all glued to the 1st piece.

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The finished shaker. I added red Nuvo drops to the flower centers, and the red glitter hearts are outtakes from another valentine I did with Banded Hearts die plate. 

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Since I had the stencil, I decorated the flap of an envelope.

How are you coming with your valentines? Hope you got a little bit of inspiration today. And hope you picked up a few of the fabulous new dies during the release! Happy Crafting!

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02/08/2020

Sat 08

Love and Hearts
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there, Marybeth here today with a Pink Valentine card. I used Poppystamps Love die , the beautiful memory box 3D embossing folder, ( love this folder and I use it on many envelopes too! I also used some leftover hearts from one of my other cards , using the Banded Heart die and the tiny hearts are from the Heartscape Hill die.

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Jumping ahead, this card shows how I added shimmer ink all over the hearts and panel. You might see I stamped the heart on the O and then decided not to add anything to it, I covered it up with another layer of heart.

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I used all white paper for my card, all color comes from ink blending . I used the lighter pink for the large layer and the darker pink for the letters that go on top.

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Above is my card base, I wanted it to match the color die cuts, so I ink blended the outer edges only ( center won't show). I then placed the embossed panel on top of this base.

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I added a few drop of my favorite glue to adhere the top layer of the dies to the large outline.  I love these two soft pinks together! Don't you just love the LOVE outline die!!!

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I simply embossed my panel using the 3D folder then added all the beautiful Poppystamps dies .See how the panel looks like colored cardstock! Just ink blended around the edges.

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I think this will be a St. Valentine card but it could be used for many occasions. The card above this one shows more of how pretty the shimmer is. Thank you for the visit today , I hope you are enjoying a beautiful week .

God bless you .

 

 

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01/24/2020

Fri 24

Valentine Tag Cards
by Nancy Penir

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Valentine Poppy Greetings friends! I have a post full of Love today, using some of the latest Poppystamps release. Better have a cuppa with you, I just couldn't stop once I got started! Come take a look.

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First, created my pattern Cardstock with Memory Box's new Drifting Hearts Stencil. A few with Distress Ink,

and a few with embossing paste.

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To add color, I mixed a few drops of re-inker to my Mat Gel Medium. Also I lightly sprayed the back of the stencil with Pixie Spray. It's slightly sticky and holds the stencil in place and prevents the gel from spreading beyond the holes.

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When the mat gel was dry, I cut out my tags. The Stitched Tunnel Tags has several sizes to choose from. I used the largest and also the 3rd largest. This is a photo of all the pieces I used on my 4 tags. 

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The 3 layers of tags aren't glued together, just free to move. this one has some Valentine Washi on the bottom.

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All tags have a 3rd piece of white card stock cut from the largest tag die, so I can write my message as I would

inside a card. 

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The red tag on this one is stamped with one of the images from Valentine's Fun, one of Poppy's new stamp sets.

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This tag was stamped with Poppy's Picnic Plaid. 

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All have matching envelopes and glitter heart seals. To create the address label, I die cut smaller tag, turned it, and cut the bottom again for a mask, then stenciled on the hearts. Also added a bit of red shadow around the mask. I ran the die cut heart through my Xyron sticker maker, creating a seal for the back flap.

The tag/card measures 3 x 5 1/4" and fits perfectly in an A2 envelope.

Hope you're inspired to try a tag/card. It's the perfect Valentine for those special people in your life!

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01/18/2020

Sat 18

Sending Hugs and Kisses
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and Happy Weekend to you all! Marybeth here today with a card sending Hugs and Kisses ( this will go to on of my granddaughters ) I used the new Poppystamps Floral Lace Heart Split Border craft die along with Poppystamps  Valentine's Fun clear stamp.

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I blended ink just behind the heart, I kinda made a mask with the negative of this die , as you can see on the right side of the heart. When taken away, the only blended ink will be under the delicate heart, simply done with out making a mask. On the left side you don't have to worry because it will be covered up with the Floral Lace Heart Split Border

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See above, when the negative of the die is taken away all you see is the original watercolored panel.

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I love this 3D Embossing Folder from memory box called :Heart Bouquet EF1006 Heart Bouquet  . It's so easy to use ... place envelope in folder on top of one plate and run it through your die machine.

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After I was almost done with my card I decided to add two more layers to the top of my card, for more dimension.

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You cant really see in the photo but I also went over the lacy part of the heart and used a shimmer pen.

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I layered two sentiments on top of each other to create this , I wanted it to fill up the lower portion of the panel.

Thanks for the visit to day and God bless you.

 

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01/04/2020

Sat 04

Blog Blitz Valentine
by Nancy Penir

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Welcome! Poppystamps begins the New Year with a Blog Blitz and a chance for you to win the beautiful new dies in the 2020 Valentine collection! Come take a look at the new Meadowblossom Frame and Stencil. 

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The beautiful etched heart and frame die cut with perfectly wonderful detail. And Poppy includes the stencil which allows you to color the flowers. Take a look at how I made my card.

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Using 2 Distress Ink colors, I loosely applied ink to my card front.

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You can't see the die cut frame, but I positioned it on my card front, then inserted the heart into the frame and lightly penciled around it. This is where my sentiment will go.

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New to Poppy's Valentine release is this sentiment set called, Valentine's Fun. Hugs and Kisses has the sweetest curly flourish and fits perfectly within the heart.

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After stenciling and inking my flowers, I added some detail with these copic colors.

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I also added a small bouquet at the top of the heart, and some Nuvo drops to the flower centers.

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If you'd like to win the Meadowblossom Frame and Stencil, comment on my post. Don't forget, Comment! And there's a second way to win. Here are all the details for the blog blitz:

The Valentine's release blog blitz runs from January 3-14 . 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 a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST January 19 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 21.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through January 19. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 21.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

 

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12/21/2019

Sat 21

Sending Christmas Cheer
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there and welcome to Poppystamps! My card for you features a new favorite Poppystamps die, Cottage Window. A timeless die set, it can be used any time of year. Thought I'd share a card I made into a Christmas window, already mailed and into it's new home. Now, I love to creat scenes. I get an idea and look for a way to bring that idea to life!

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Cottage Window has 4 main elements. I gave it a shadow by backing it with a darker card stock.

Through the window you can see the home's Christmas tree. Here's how I made the tree.

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These trees are too small for what I was going for, so I simply created a larger image from all the small trees.

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Here they are die cut from 2 green card stocks, one light green the other dark, and detached from the die cut base.

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Once assembled, I added Nuvo drops to simulate ornaments. (I also added a bit of glitter too.)

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Outside, is another grouping of florals, this time from the bottom of the Festive Noel die.

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Once you have an idea for a card front, look through your dies and use what you need from them to create your  own design and scene.

Above all, have fun!

Merriest of Christmases and Have a wonderfully creative New Year! Cheers!

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12/06/2019

Fri 06

A Child is Born
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there ! Marybeth here today with an ink blended Christmas card from Poppystamps and using a Merry Christmas stencil from Memory box . The Stencil is called: Christmas Cursive Merry. I thought is was from last year but I was wrong sorry it's from 2014  #88578 You can make this card using any Christmas stencil you have .

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I sprayed the back side of my stencil with : Pixie Spray I think I bought mine on Amazon but many places sell it. I started out ink blending with Candied Apple and wanted a deeper red.

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I went over my stencil a second time using : Festive Berries

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Then one last time did the trick using Ruby red. I love that you can add to the card base with any color. This stencil is very detailed and so easy to do with a blending brush as pictured above. Now the fun part......

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Taking the stencil off! Without the spray to hold such a detailed stencil in place , it would be hard to have such a clean white image , I love how this turned out. I couldn't decide what color to frame my sentiment ( using the snow globe ) so the frame is cut 3 times and glued together. Then I added a bit of glue to add my two layer dove and olive branch . 

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My new and very favorite craft glue is : Art Glitter Adhesive.... It comes with a stainless tip and pin to keep the adhesive flowing freely and the tip is so fine . I love how precise this glue is. Many places sell that too , pretty sure I bought mine on amazon . No glitter in it it's just what it called.  I will share a picture of it on my blog. Here  

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I used the Snowglobe ,Christmas Time Stamps and Dove and Olive Branch from Poppystamps the patterned paper around the frame is from memory box Dashing Stripes and Dots.

Thank you so much for the visit today.  Hope I have inspired you in some small way and I hope you have a beautiful weekend.

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11/24/2019

Sun 24

Mouse warming
by Tina Wilstrup

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Warning! These mischievous mice are turning this cozy relaxing by the fireplace into a mouse warming party!
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I die cut all the pieces from white cardstock, except for the stockings that were cut from Memory Box patterned paper. The mice were colored with Copics and the rest were colored with Distress regular and oxide inks.
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I marked out where I wanted the fireplace and inked up the background with oxide ink. I extended the color from the fireplace to most of the background.
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I popped up the fireplace and as you can see the mice are hanggliding in the Christmas stockings.
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To prevent the watchful corgis to chase them away, a couple of mice have tied their tails together.
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I hope you like my inspiration! Thanks for stopping by today. Have a hapy crafty day!

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10/25/2019

Fri 25

Magic In The Night
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  It's Jeanne here today and I'm sharing a sparkly Halloween card.  Halloween really is my favorite holiday.  As a child there was no other night that was as magical and mysterious!   I got to roam the neighborhood in disguise... AT NIGHT!!!  and get treats from every house I visited!   Now that I'm grown it still captures my imagination!  The neighborhood comes alive and  I love seeing the kids dressed as superheros, storm troopers, princesses and more. 
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My card captures a visit to the pumpkin patch on a chill night.. the sky is dark (and sparkly with stars).. .. did you hear that?   Are the spirits haunting  or is it just a black cat hunting field mice in the night?   
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This card starts with the Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Fame cut from white cardstock.   I colored the pumpkins and vines with Copic markers.  You can use any brand you like.. the reason I favor Copics is because I color ALOT.  Copic markers are easy to refill  so I never have to buy a new marker.   
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I wanted LOTS of CONTRAST so I decided to layer the colored die cut over a panel of ombre blue distress ink.    Orange and blue are opposite each other on the color wheel making them COMPLIMENTARY.  This means that together they have the strongest contrast.   The panel is inked in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.  It's splattered with water to add some depth.  Next I adhered double sided adhesive to the distress panel and topped it with the colored Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame. 
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I stamped the sentiment from the Pumpkin Patch Clear Stamp Set on the panel and inserted it into the frame.  A sprinkle of clear crystal fine glitter pressed into the remaining exposed adhesive adds lots of sparkle and shine! 
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The Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame also includes a few extra pumpkin die cuts.  I colored a few and adhered them with adhesive foam tape over the pumpkins on the frame.  A Whittle Ghost and Black Whittle Cat make this scene more fun!
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I hope this Halloween brings back some magical memories for you, and that you create some new ones to reflect on  in coming years!  Hugs to you!

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Finished Size 4.25  x 5.5"

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