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52 posts categorized "Distress Ink"

Summer birthday
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! Can you believe it's July? The last 4 months feel more like years. Right? It's officially summer though and we can at least enjoy the wonder of flowers. So today I have a dry embossed, watercolored card for you.
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I started by applying ink to the inside of the embossing folder. I used Distress ink, since they're easy to clean. I spritzed a bit of water, wiped off the flower part as best I could, and laid the watercolor cardstock on top. I then ran it through my die cutting machine. Make sure you follow directions for your machine, these are thick embossing folders.
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I first heat set the ink with my heat tool and then applied a dark yellow ink - pad directly to paper - over the sunflower. Notice that I got some yellow into the blue background. I'll cover that later. With a waterbrush I carried some of the ink to the rest of the petals. I again made sure it was completely dry before lightly running over my embossing ink. I did get more ink on than planned, but I had just reinked my pad. So that's something to keep in mind. I added a clear  glittery embossing powder and heat set that. Then I used my finger to dab embossing ink to the middle of the flower and applied an embossing powder that's a mix of gold, silver and copper. Watermark1.593510977832E12

I then cut my scallopped frame and placed over the sunflower. Here I've already cut off a couple of corners but you can still see that it's quite off set. I adhered the flower and frame to a white cardbase.
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I cut a couple of butterflies and a happy birthday sentiment from glitter cardstock. I absolutely love this teal color and it's the perfect contrast to the yellow flower.
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I adhered the sentiment cuts and then played around with placing the butterflies strategically to cover my ink pad mistakes from earlier. I didn't cover all of them, but most.
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So there you have my sparkly flower card, and in case you missed it the challenge theme this month is Glim and Glam - add some sparkle.

See you next time. In the meantime, happy crafting!

Tina

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Eternal love
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello Poppy fans, I hope you are safe and well. Summer has finally come here in Denmark and recently my husband and I celebrated our 17th anniversary. I'm a very lucky woman to have my best friend and super supportive husband by my side. This year I kept it simple, some might even say girly. But he loved it.
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I started by spraying a liquid ink onto a panel of watercolor cardstock. I did this outside, because I didn't want the ink all over the floors. I spritzed a couple of times and then, while it was still wet, I poured over pink glitter. When it had dried completely I carefully removed the excess glitter by tilting the panel. I didn't flick it, because I didn't want to risk all the glitter falling off.
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I then cut the Confetti Heart plate from white cardstock and adhered on top of the watercolor panel. In this close-up you can see the glitter. 
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I stamped a sentiment, cut it with my trimmer and poped it up for dimension.

I would love to hear from you. Until next time, happy crafting!

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Peony Garden
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Friends! I hope you all are doing well. I am happy to be back sharing another card with you all. 

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I started my card by using the gorgeous Peony Garden Corner Stamp Set. I stamped it in VersaFine Black Ink onto Open Studio Watercolor Paper. I added clear embossing powder and used my heat gun to melt the powder. 

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Next, I added my color. I used Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn. I pressed my ink cubes onto my craft mat and misted it with water. I then used a small piece of acetate to "pick up" the ink. Lastly, I smooshed the acetate down onto my card panel to transfer the color. Because I used a small piece of acetate I was able to control where the color went. Although I didn't worry too much, as I wanted the color to go outside of the lines and look "uncontrolled". Once my card was dry, I stamped my sentiment directly onto my card panel.

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Thanks for joining me today. I hope I inspired you to give this technique a try. 

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Stenciling with Embossing Paste
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Peeps! Have you seen all the new stencils in the Poppystamps store? I'm here to show you a favorite way to use stencils. Maybe new to you, maybe a refresher. Hope it inspires you to use your stencils more. 

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Poppystamps Leafy Jumble Stencil is a fun all over leaf pattern. I did 3 panels with this stencil using metallic silver embossing paste. 

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I chose this panel and made 2 cards. First covering the card with Distress Inks, then laying down the stencil and sweeping on the paste with a craft knife. Now comes the hard part... waiting for it to dry! 

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I picked the spot which showed the most overall blend of color and cut my circle. 

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2 cards with one panel, this one will be a standard A2 card.

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The circle was used inside this 5 x 5 square card.

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All product will be listed below. Because this is a square, I love to create my own envelopes to go with it.

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So easy with a 1 2 3 Punchboard. And a great way to use up extra 2 sided paper from your stash! If you're like me, that stash is endless!

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My A2 shaker card all set to send hugs to someone special.

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And 2 hugs cards with one panel!

Hope you take a good long look at the stencils available now in the Poppystamps shop. And hope you were inspired to try a little paste with them! So many fun ways to enjoy crafting, aren't there? Have a great week!

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Garden Variety Release Blog Blitz
by Sue McRae

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Welcome to another day of our Garden Variety Blog Blitz! Hope you’ve been enjoying all the amazing projects created by the design team!

I’m showcasing the Flora Bloom Solid Set which includes 5 dies. I only used the 2nd largest die on my card today. I die cut the bloom from white card stock, placed the new Whittle Spinner Background Die on top of the die cut and sent it back through my die cutting machine so it could add the swirly cut line design into the flower. I really love how this looks.

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Next I took Distress Inks to add colour to the flower. I spritzed the flower with Perfect Pearls for some added shimmer and added gems to the flower centre.

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I cut a piece of patterned paper from the new Garden Folly paper pack and adhered it to my card base and stamped my sentiment. I added a frame from white card stock using the Double Stitch Rectangle Frames set, added my flower and tucked in the new Adriana Small Curve Border behind it. I finished off with a butterfly from the Intricate Cut Butterflies set.

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If you would like to a chance to win the Flora Blooms Solid Set please leave me a comment below!

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The Garden Variety release blog blitz runs from June 2 - June 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 June 16 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on June 19.

For a SECOND chance to win this die ..... 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 June 16.

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator. The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on June 19. Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

We know you love to make too! When you use a product from the new Poppystamps Garden Variety Release in June of 2020 tag your Instagram post with #PoppystampsGardenVariety for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store. We'll select one random winner using this hashtag as winner of this prize. Their project will be featured on our Instagram account with the winner announcement.

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Garden Variety Release Blog Blitz Love and a dog
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone, and welcome to another Blog Blitz post. That means lots of chances for you to get your hands on Poppystamps products. Please see details below. Today I've kept it fairly simple since the pandemic that is still going on meant my new products arrived late (yesterday, but who's keeping score, lol). But I'm super excited it got here, so I could show you this new Whittle Cutie Dog die.
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I cut a panel, sentiment and hearts out of some patterned paper. The Whittle cutie dog I cut from white cardstock.
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Using a small piece of printer paper I protected one area of the doggie while ink blending over the other. 
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I layered 3 different colors, and finished off with a black marker for the eyes and black nuvo drops for the nose.
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I put the love cut out together using both glitter and patterned paper. Before adhering it I stamped the sentiments to go with it. This sentiment is so true to me! I adhered the dog and then both the positive and negative heart cut outs. Also cut from that gorgeous glitter paper. 
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And now the part you've been waiting for!  Your chance to win the Whittle Cutie Dog die!

The Garden Variety release blog blitz runs from June 2 - June 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 June 16 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on June 19.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
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 June 16. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on June 19. Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

We know you love to make too!  When you use a product from the new Poppystamps Garden Variety Release in June of 2020  tag your Instagram post with #PoppystampsGardenVariety for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store.  We'll select one random winner using this hashtag as winner of this prize.  Their project will be featured on our Instagram account with the winner announcement.

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