34 posts categorized "Distress Ink"

09/27/2019

Fri 27

Festive Noel Christmas Blog Blitz
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello Poppy fans! The Christmas/Winter Blog Blitz is in full swing and I'm here to show you some inspiration using the gorgeous Festive Noel die.
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I wanted to use "sort-of" untraditional colors so I started by loosely ink blending a panel of watercolor cardstock with Mermaid lagoon, Blueprint sketch and Wilted violet Distress inks. Ireally wasn't careful with the blending. I spritzed the cardstock with water and dapped off the excess with a paper towel. Then I diluted a tiny drop of silver acrylic paint with water and splattered it over the panel. I even spritzed it with Sheer shimmer spritz for extra sparkle because - Christmas...

I also die cut the Festive Noel 4 times and the Pumpkin Patch Sidekick frame once. With my scissors I cut out all the pumpkins from the frame.
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The frame and the one Noel cuts I covered in silver sparkle embossing powder. I then layered the Noel cuts and adhered the frame and Noel to the card. I inlayed a single layer of the Noel negative cuts to make the word stand out more.
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I inlayed all 4 layers of the berries and topped them with white Nuvo drops and also added a little shimmer to the inlayed letters.
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And now for the part you've been waiting for! You could win this gorgeus and versatile Festive Noel die!

Here's all the details of the event....

The Holiday / Winter blog blitz runs from September 19-30. 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 October 2 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on October 4.

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 October 2. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on October 4.  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.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  Your kind words always make me SMILE! 

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09/12/2019

Thu 12

Fall / Halloween Blog Blitz - Maple Trio
by Candice Crawford

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Hi Everyone!

As the newest member of the Poppystamps Design Team, I am continuing the Fall /Halloween Blog Blitz showcasing a fall theme card using the new Maple Trio and Autumn Leaf die sets. When I think of the fall season, I often envision the trees turning colors and piles of leaves scattered throughout the yard. The inspiration for today's card is my vision of a the beautiful fall leaves captured on a stunning wreath. 

To make this card, I first die cut each of the leaf images from white card stock 5 times. This ensured I had enough leaves to build a full wreath. 

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Next, I took my Distress Inks in the colors Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn, Fossilized Amber, Ground Expresso, Crushed Olive and Forest Moss and sponged on two different but coordinating inks to each leaf.  This allowed the leaves to have an ombre appearance and look more realistic. The color combinations I used were, Barn Door with Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber with Crushed Olive, and Forest Moss with Ground Espresso. I colored two of the leaves each in one solid color of Mowed Lawn and Ground Espresso.  

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I then die cut two circle frames from the Double Stitched Circle Frames dies using both the second and third largest circles from the stack. After my frames were cut out, I then began adhering the colored leaves to the second largest circle frame with some liquid glue.  I started with my largest Maple leaf image, then adhered the largest leaves from the Autumn Trio set and then moved to the next smaller leaves ensuring the leaves were layered on top of one another in various different directions. I continued this pattern until all of the die cut leaves were adhered. 

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Next, I took the negative circle piece from the third largest double stitched circle frame and inked it with tumbled glass distress ink. I then stamped the Happy Fall sentiment from in black ink and attached the wreath image and sentiment to a 4 x 5.25 inch piece of white card stock that was embossed with a woodgrain embossing folder. The sentiment was popped up using foam tape. I embellished the card with some gold enamel dots from my stash and attached the entire card front to a my 4.25 x 5.25 inch card base. I really like how this card came together and the fine embossed detail each of the leaf dies showcase. 

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Ok now to what you've been waiting for!  The prize! On this post you can win the Maple Trio die set.

The Fall / Halloween blog blitz runs from September 6-17. 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 September 23 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on September 26.

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 September 23. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on September 26.  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.

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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For all our friends who like to play challenges I want to let you know that Poppystamps is the sponsor for Time Out Challenges this week.  One winner will be selected to win a $20 gift certificate to the store!   I hope you find some time to play! 

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08/13/2019

Tue 13

Summer Release Blog Blitz Begins!

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It's a great day for a visit!  Our Summer Release Blog Blitz begins TODAY!  That means we're sharing projects made with the new release and offering some prizes on every blog blitz post for the next two weeks.  You can see all the new release dies HERE in the store.  You'll find lots of new WHITTLE style critters that are sure to make you smile! 
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I love to make cards with scenes!    This Whittle Koala has found himself up a tree surrounded by snappers!  But it's a beautiful sunny day so if he waits them out he'll be OK!  There's a message in there.. most of our problems are only temporary! 
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This card starts with a background of clouds made by using the Stitched Cloudline die as a stencil.  Simply hold the die cut in place and ink around the curvy edge.  Move the die cut up every inch or so and ink it again.  You can ink as many  (or as few) clouds as you like. Next I added Old Paper distress ink to the bottom half of the card to create a sandy beach.  I splattered a darker shade of distress ink over the sandy bottom half using a piece of paper to shield the clouds. 
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All that's left to do is to add the different images to create a scene.   I added Whittle Mounds, Gaters, Crabs,  Palm Tree, Clouds and Koala.  Usually I cut from colored card stock. This time I tried something new and inked scrap pieces of white card stock with distress ink.   I cut the dies from these pieces.   You could also ink the images AFTER you cut them, but this kept the images flat and wrinkle free. 
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I think the details really help bring a scene to life.  I added bitty silly eyes to the gators and extra branches to the palm trees.  If you love the Whittle style dies then you'll NEED the Whittle Everyday stamp set.  It's got lots of punny sentiments that work well with the animals.

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2208 Whittle Crabs craft dieAnd now the part you've been waiting for.. the giveaway!  The prize on this post is the WHITTLE CRABS!  I think they're A-DOR-ABLE!!!! 

The blog blitz runs from August 13-23. 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 August 26 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on August 29.

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 August 26, 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on August 29.  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.

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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08/09/2019

Fri 09

Happiness
By Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!  Have you noticed the Poppystamps Summer Release is in the store?   There's lots of great new products including FOUR new Sidekick style dies like this one called Beautiful Butterflies!
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I started this card with a distress ink background.   It was easy to create using three shades of Distress Ink (Spun Sugar, Iced Lemonade and Dried Marigold).  The new makeup brushes like mine from Amazon are amazing!  No more stencil brushes for me!   

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I splattered the inked panel with water, some watered down in, and some white ink.  I trimmed the panel slightly smaller than my card base so the edges don't peek out. 
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I topped the inked panel with the new Beautiful Butterflies Sidekick Frame.   I stamped a sentiment from Blooming Greetings on the white cut out from the frame that I reserved.  To get the ombre inking on the sentiment I used a stamping tool.  I inked the top part of the die with pink and stamped, then I inked the bottom half of the stamp with orange and stamped. The places that were inked with both (the middle) created a third color.  I like how the sentiment mirrors the ombre inked background. 
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The Beautiful Butterflies Sidekick Frame comes with a second die that cuts several size butterflies.  I cut some from scrap paper that I inked with distress ink and used them as embellishments around the sentiment. 
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We'll be having a blog blitz showing you lots more with the new release beginning on August 13!  You won't want to miss seeing designs made with the new products and YES!  Lots of prizes are in store for YOU! 

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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07/02/2019

Tue 02

Distress Greenhouse Potted Plants
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  It's Jeanne here today!  I thought I'd break out the Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame and Stencil Set.  I know you've seen some samples from the rest of the team.. now it's my turn!  :P  I'm always amazed how changing the colors up can give such a different look to a design. 

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I love brights and a rainbow of color on everything I make !  
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I started by die cutting the frame and then using the stencil to ink the potted plants with distress ink.  I used a Yoseng make up brush to apply the ink (from Amazon).  Using brushes means you don't have to apply pressure so no hard lines or worry about tearing your die cuts. 
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I layered the die over a panel that I colored with distress ink in pastel shades of orange, yellow and pink.  The soft background makes the colored die cuts pop.  The sentiment is from the Springtime Greetings Clear Stamp Set and is stamped directly on the soft pastel panel. 
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The small and delicate leaves and birds were cut from scraps that I inked with distress ink.   I had lots of fun arranging them, tucking the leaves inside the pots and placing the birds on the branches. 
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Try experimenting with different color schemes.. how about pots in blue and teal?  You'll have fun creating with this amazing set! 
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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
  

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06/02/2019

Sun 02

Rainbow Distress Peaceful Dove
By Jeanne Jachna

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I'm sharing three cards today that all feature a rainbow distress background that would look great with  just about any dies in your collection.
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I recently purchased some Yoseng make up brushes from Amazon.  They are very reasonably priced (compared to stencil brushes) so I thought I'd give them a try.  They are amazing!  The ink goes on in less than half the time and the results are soft and line free.   The brushes come in many different sizes and I wasn't sure what would be best so I bought a variety pack.   The large are great for distressing large areas (half or entire card front)  but if you want to work with stencils or ink smaller spaces you'll want to use a smaller brush.   The one I used for this panel is the 1 3/8" head.   You will have to experiment to see what size works best for you.  I have one brush for each color family (red, yellow, orange etc.) and haven't had to wash them yet.  When I want to switch to a lighter color I simply brush on a piece of scrap paper until all the ink is off the brush.    When your panel is to your liking you can splatter it with water if you like.
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This card was made with the Peaceful Dove Collage cut from a piece of white card stock and then layered over a rainbow distress ink panel.   I trimmed the edges so the rainbow colors peek out around the edges of the panel too! 
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For my second card I cut the Peaceful Dove die from a distress inked panel to create a shaker.   I adhered acetate to the back of the die cut window, placed adhesive foam tape around the opening, filled it with sequins and then topped it with some card stock before adhering the panel to the card base.   The die cut dove is fixed in place with glue over the acetate.
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After I cut out that beautiful dove I couldn't throw it away!  So I made one more!
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I painted stripes of distress ink on a watercolor panel and then topped it with the Peaceful Dove I cut to create the shaker card above. 
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These came together easy and their packed with rainbow color!  What a great way to surprise someone "just because" and say "hello"!
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Cards Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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05/31/2019

Fri 31

Love Lives On
by Donna Peachey

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I'm combining die and stamp sets today with a mix of selective inking and colour techniques.

Here's a 'how to' guide...  just in case you want to have a go, too!

 

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Start by inking up the Whittle Birds as shown.  (I used Finger Daubers for this).

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Using the stencil that comes with the Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame, add red splodges of watercolour as shown.  I've used my Gansai Tambi watercolour set to add a lighter shade first, then (once dry) gone back in with a darker colour.

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Then add the green.  Three colour tones this time - again lightest first.

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Once completely dry, cut out a second Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame and glue it from behind to add a little definition to the finished design...

...  and then add some random stitching as shown.  

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Cut and add a length of thread to the Deco Shining Heart.

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Then stamp the sentiment.  (I've added one layer of scrap card glued from behind for this one).

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Stamp and cut out three leaves from the Little Kindness clear stamp set and put those to one side for the moment.

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Using the frame as a template, draw around the inner rectangle on to the base layer of your card and then mask it off so that you can add distress inks as shown.

I've added water droplets between my layers of ink drying to build up pattern and strength of colour, and once happy one final ink daubed darkest spot was also added.  (This dark spot will peek out from the Deco Shining Heart).

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One final stage to do before assembling the card...  Add black watercolour splatters as shown!

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Wrap the thread around the top of the frame before gluing in to position, then assemble the rest as shown.

Note...  you may want to add some extra layers to your Whittle Birds as I have.  Two behind the smaller bird and three full (plus two top half only) for the bigger bird.  

(As the bigger bird rests on the propped up sentiment you'll need those two half layers to keep everything looking straight)!

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This is such a beautiful sentiment, don't you agree?

Have a fabulous day.

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05/24/2019

Fri 24

Sympathy Card
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here today with a feminine sympathy card, using :Poppystamps clear stamps and dies. 

I tried not to make it too busy  but wanted to add more than just the background  . 

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I stamped the background with: Flower Garden and used : Tim Holtz distressed oxide inks. First I stamped lightly with the ink pad then blended the inks so it would not have any harsh lines.

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I kept doing it till I was happy with the results. I am using the MISTI Stamping tool.

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The sentiment comes with the background  stamp set: Flower Garden, all linked below.

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I die cute the Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame a few times so I would have a few flowers to put around the :Whittle Hearts.

I randomly cut them apart then sanded with a sanding block to smooth the edges, then tucked them around the heart.

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Thank you so much for the visit today, I hope you get some crafty time today or this week.

 

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05/20/2019

Mon 20

Poppy Hello
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  I hope your week is off to a good start!  Today I'm sharing a card I made with the Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame.   The design team has shared different ways to color this die using watercolor, distress inks and markers.  I personally don't color dies too often because I worry about keeping the lines clean and crisp and I dont always stay in the lines.
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I thought I'd share how I got this clean look without having to worry about having a steady hand.
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I started by cutting the frames from white card stock.  Next I inked up the flowers with Copic Markers.  I didn't worry about keeping the ink on just the flower, or off the frame.  I used two shades for the orange/red flowers, and three shades for the green stems and leaves.
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Next I cut the dies again from white card stock and snipped off the florals between the lines of the frame.  My first attempt was using a ruler and razor.  It looked very choppy and I was disappointed.  I found using a simple pair of scissors worked even easier and looked cleaner when I was done.
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And finally I made an ombre blue background from three shades of distress ink (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch).  I used a Yoseng make up brush (from Amazon) to get a line free blending of ink.
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Now to assemble all the pieces! 

1.  Attached the distress ink background to the card base. 
2. Attach the COLORED Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame to the distress ink panel.
3. Attach the CUT Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame to the COLORED one.
4.  Attach the COLORED Garden Poppy Stitched Frame.
5.  Attach the CUT Garden Poppy Stitched Frame.
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I inserted a Brush Hello die cut inside the open frame.  I cut it a second time and attached it over the first to make the die cut thicker to match the heavy outline frames.  The stamped sentiment is from the Fairy Wishes Stamp Set.  The finishing touch is a few gems for some sparkle and shine.

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I love the bold contrast of the red against the blue and that the coloring was easy.  I hope you give this technique a try.  The layered dies feel thick and expensive, and the coloring is clean and bold.
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Finished Size:  4.25 x 5.5"

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05/11/2019

Sat 11

Sending You Love
by Donna Peachey

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Die cutting, heat embossed stamping, graphite blocks, Brusho Colours, distress markers, distress crayons and gilding wax...  this is my idea of Mixed Media fun!

I may have taken some artistic license with my 'higgledy-piggledy' shed inspired design, though...  After all, in my garden the field mouse runs and hides any time a bird gets near.  But it's nice to think that somewhere they are coexisting peacefully.

Want to know how this was made?

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You'll need two die cuts from the Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame And Stencil set.

Use Brusho Colours just for the pots on the first one.  Whilst that is drying, cut off the pots from the second and use Graphite blocks to colour.  Then seal using Varnish spray.

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Using either die cut frame as a guide, stamp and heat emboss the words 'you' and 'love' as shown.

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Then add some ink.  I've used the stencil from the Ribbon Heart Sidekick frame and a Memory Box stencil called 'Tiny Dots'.

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Just like a real gardener, we are going to do some pruning!

I've cut and coloured these pieces from the Spring Pots Shelves die...

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...  added some more colour to the card base ...

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...  cut out a mouse, cut and partially coloured two birds and cut and glued together the word 'sending'...

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...  before finally gluing the two frames together as shown!

Just a touch of gilding wax.

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And then we can finally pot our flowers !

 

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Add the finishing touches as shown and you'll have your own slightly ramshackled yet oh so pretty little garden scene.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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