23 posts categorized "Distress Ink"

04/18/2019

Thu 18

Hugs
by Donna Peachey

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Some of the easiest cards to make start out with a colour blended background.

And what better way to bring a smile to somebody's face than to use those cute Whittle animals, don't you think?

Just in case you need it, here's a quick 'how to' guide... 

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These are the colours I used to colour blend.  I went back in with some extra yellow and a few extra water splatters once the first layer had dried.

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The Daisy Oval frame really is quite beautiful with that gorgeous embossing detail.

I've simply cut, coloured, left to dry and then embossed before gluing into place.   

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Here's a closer look at that frame...

On top, I've added the Luscious Script Hugs craft die.  Three layers cut, top layer embossed before gluing the whole thing together and attaching to the card.

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The Hugs die does actually come complete with a shadow background!

So that's two looks for your crafting from one die.

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To decorate, I've opted for the Whittle Rabbit and the Whittle Ducks.

They have all been inked up (even if only just a touch on some of them).  I've also added ink to the eyes and rabbits nose...  and opted to give the duckling a bigger eye as that's the way young ones are often depicted. 

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Three sequins later and this card is finished.

I do love the versatility of this Hugs die.  There are other words available in this Luscious Script, too...  so why not take a look and find the ones for you?

Thanks heaps for stopping by.

Have a great day!

Donna Floral Signature copy

 

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04/09/2019

Tue 09

Grateful
by Donna Peachey

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Have you ever thought about using an actual photo as part of your card design?

After all, what better way to personalise or use a favourite image?

Poppystamps have quite a few Sidekick Frames to choose from for this idea.  I've opted for the Garden Poppy design that has a matching smaller Stitched Frame option.

A very soft colour palette in the background keeps my silver and grey distressed frame looking as neutral as can be...  except for that pop of red from the sentiment and those stark black enamel dots...

But take a closer look at that outer frame.  Can you see what I've done?

Here's a 'how to' guide...

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The first step is super easy.  Simply cut out the frame and snip away part of the inner design so that it matches this photo!

Then cut out two extra flowers...  One that matches the very top and one that matches the very bottom poppy.

Carefully use the blade from an open pair of scissors to distress all the edges.  That's every inner edge and every outer edge of the frame.

...  And please be careful and take your time with this step!  

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Next, cut out this smaller Stitched Frame twice as shown, removing all the inner detail from one.

Save the flower from the taller poppy (as shown).

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Next, add a touch of colour to just a few of the flowers and at random places around the frame...

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...  As you can see, I've also added some ink to the taller poppy from the smaller frame...  as well as to the cut out that matches it.

I've also inked up the flower that matches the poppy at the very top of the big frame and then sprayed everything pictured with silver glitter varnish. 

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Once dry, add the photo (glued from behind)...  and use Distress Collage Medium on the smaller frame that's pictured here.

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Add silver gilding polish to the empty frame and also to the taller flower and its matching cut out.

Then stamp and heat emboss the word Grateful on to a scrap of card and cut it to size.

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Glue on the flower at the top at a jaunty angle...  and glue the one at the very bottom from behind.

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Then glue your smaller frame together with the empty frame on top and add that matching flower as shown.

Glue it into position so that it surrounds the photo...

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...  And then create a very simply, partially inked background.

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Put the whole card together, adding a layer of acetate between the frame and the background.  I know that you can't tell it's there from the photo, but it really does add to the design if you add this layer...  (plus you can keep costs down by recycling it from packaging supplies).  

Will you be trying this distressed look on your designs, I wonder?

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.

Donna Floral Signature copy

 

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04/08/2019

Mon 08

Easter Chicks
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a great day!  Today I'm sharing a fun Easter card made with the Poppystamps Easter Chicks stamp set with coordinating dies. 
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I know we all love Poppystamps dies , but I  thought  it would be fun to break out the stamps today.  I  find coloring very therapeutic.    It's easy to get lost while staying inside the lines! :P
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I stamped the images from Easter Chicks on white card stock with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Then I colored the images with Copic Markers.   You can use any markers you like.   If you're committed to crafting I'd invest in the Copics because over your lifetime they are a great investment.  You can refill the makers when they run dry, and a refill bottle will recharge the markers many times.  In the long run this is much cheaper than purchasing another set of markers just because you need only a few colors.  
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When the images are colored I tape the coordinating die over the image and then run it through my die cut machine for a clean cut every time.  A bit of tape holds the die in place while running it through your machine.   
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The background was created with distress ink.  This is another cost saver if you have room in your craft area, or you dont want to invest in colored card stock.  By inking white card stock you can make it any color you like.   This panel is inked with Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron.  The sentiment is stamped on the colored panel AFTER it is inked to prevent smearing.   
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I had lots of fun creating this card and am delighted with how it turned out.  I know it's going to make someone really happy!   

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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04/06/2019

Sat 06

Happy Easter
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings and Happy Spring to all! I have a trio of Spring/Easter cards for you today, with background designer paper I made with Poppystamps new Picnic Plaid. 

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Once I got this generously sized plaid stamp into my Misti, it was hard to stop! As you can see, I used pastels and knew I wanted to create Easter cards.

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I used 2 main dies, coloring only one main image and mixing colors with my Distress Oxides.

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My tip for the day: use Q-tips for small spaces, and mix colors for a marbled look. It works great! Notice how I added pink to the bunny's cheeks and ears.

Easy breezy to get a soft pastel pink just where you want it with a Q-tip.

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3 cards, easily done with a fun plaid stamp, and plenty of papers left over to do more!

Have a great weekend!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

 

 

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03/20/2019

Wed 20

Miss You
by Donna Peachey

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Have you seen the challenge on the Poppystamps blog for this month?  It's 'Spring Cleaning' time!

So if you have something old you could use hiding away in your stash, perhaps you would like to join us?

...  Or perhaps you prefer to make something Clean And Simple?

Either way, there is still time to play!

You have until 12am on March 28th, US EST to join in...  and a random winner does get a prize!

I've opted for a CAS card using one of Poppystamps older dies that IS still in stock...  the Powell Butterfly.

Want to know how this was made?

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I've cut the Powell Butterfly from stamping card and simply used an ink dauber to add these two colours as symmetrically as I can.

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Then I've created the smallest of ink splatters using this Twinkling H20 teal colour.  (For those of you unfamiliar with Twinkling H20's, they are a watercolour with added mica).

Once dry, I've simply stamped and heat embossed 'Miss You' from the new 'You Are Wonderful' Art Deco clear stamp set...

...  and I've added this Whittle Wood Frame using two layers glued together for added dimension.     

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To finish, I've simply attached the butterfly from the centre, and once completely dry and secure...  added a touch more sparkle over the butterfly ink using a 'Clear Overlay'  pen by Spectrum Noir.

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The beauty of a CAS card is that it never takes too long to make...

Thank you so much for stopping by today. x

Donna Floral Signature copy

 

 

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03/11/2019

Mon 11

For Always Being There
by Donna Peachey

 

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Have you been joining in with our Spring release Blog Blitz?

I do hope so as there are prizes to be won!

Want to know more?  Here's how...

The blog blitz runs from March 2-14. 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 random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST March 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on March 19.

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 by 12am US EST March 17

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on March 19.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!

Today's prize that's being given away is this...

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The Whittle Birds.

Aren't they just so sweet?

As you can see, I've gone Monochrome today...  with just a touch of grey in the sentiment to soften things up a bit.

Want to know how this was made?

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I've started off by making a partial background from the new Picnic Plaid clear stamp set.

I've used my stamp just as pictured... 

Ink directly on to the stamp.  Use a baby wipe to clean and soften the edges of the inked shape.  Place card on top of stamp (carefully aligning with a straight edge) and use a brayer to apply pressure over the card and transfer the image.

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Next, I've cut out the dies I will need. 

To add definition, I've added layers to the frame and both sizes of birds.  

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Stamp on the sentiment, as close to the edge as you can.  I've chosen to heat emboss mine.

Then arrange the mini scene and glue everything in to place as shown.  

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Once dry, I've cut another piece of card that's slightly wider than my card base and glued the two together to create an additional layer of visual interest.

Then I've sprayed on clear varnish to protect the card...

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...  and added on a few hearts (cut from the Big Donut craft die).

Don't forget, the Blog Blitz finishes at midnight on March 17th, US EST.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Donna Floral Signature copy

 

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02/25/2019

Mon 25

Birthday Wishes!
by Robin Tharaldson

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My birthday gate fold card features stamps and dies from Poppystamps Spring Release! The release has several LARGE word dies and I Love them!! They include Sending, Hello, Thanks, You, Hugs and Wishes!! When I saw them I did my happy dance!

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I used the NEW background stamp, Picnic Plaid, to create my panels for the front of my card (another happy dance). I stamped with VersaMark ink,  heat embossed with white embossing powder and used distress inks to sponge onto the panel! A few flicks of black gouache added a bit of interest!

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For my word die cut I cut 3 layers of the word background from Neenah 110# and 2 layers of the word itself from black card stock! After layering them together it created a very strong embellishment to close my card. I used Thin Clear Velcro Fasteners to close my card! The following video will show you just how the Velcro works!!

Thanks for stopping by today! AND be on the lookout, in March, for a Blog Blitz featuring the new release!! You could win one of the products from the Spring Release! 

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02/19/2019

Tue 19

Happy Valentines Day Card
by Tanya Palamarchuk

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Hello everyone!

Tanya here.

Do you like mice?
These cute animals settled on my card and I am sure you will fall in love with them too!

I made background with distress ink and invite you to show full video process! 

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Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel

 

Have a great day!

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02/02/2019

Sat 02

Thank You Card Set
by Nancy Penir

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February brings the hope of Spring, and I'm here today with some ideas for easy, fun stamping.

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I love doing cards in multiples, especially for giving gifts. A set of thank you cards (A1 size) is the perfect appreciation to give a friend. Or a neighbor who fed the cats while you were away?

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I selected one of my favorite Poppy stamp sets, Little Kindnesses, and a Poppy tag die, marking off the die, lightly with a pencil. Here's where the fun starts. Using my Misti, each card is placed and stamped one after another, in an assembly line. 

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Here's a look at all the elements before the card is assembled. Each tag is inked a different color, 6 total.

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I placed my tag in the Misti for placement of the bee trail as well.

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The large die cut flower is copic colored, coordinated with the tag, and adhered to the tag. If you look closely, you can see I glued only the center of the flower so I could curl up the petals slightly. Finishing touches include the script die cut and some Nuvo drops.

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Don't forget the envelopes! So easy to decorate them with the Misti too!

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Packaged together with a ribbon, a sweet way to say, 'thank you'. And great therapy for a cold winter's afternoon. How nice to have several of these sets on hand, ready to go.

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I hope this post today brought you a bit of Spring sunshine. And I hope you're feeling crafty, no matter the temp outside!

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01/26/2019

Sat 26

Valentine Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, Poppy Peeps! Didn't you just love all the new Valentine Stamps and dies showcased these past two weeks? I have a Valentine card for you using some of the new release. Come along and take a look.

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Hearts are the image of love and Valentines. And Poppy has a new die called Wavy Heart I'm lovin'!

You'll be happy to know Wavy Heart fits perfectly inside the new Pinpoint Hearts dies.

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Like I said, a perfect fit!

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I gave my background some glam with the heart stencil that comes with Sidekick frame. Not too much, just some subtle heart texture. And sponge inked the wavy heart with Oxide pinks, keeping all the die cut pieces in place.

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My die cut sentiment, from Doodle Happy Valentines Day is cut twice, once from silver and then backed with black. Love to back my die cut sentiments, really makes them stand out.

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Hope you're inspired today, and hope I got some creative juices flowing! Happy Crafting, all!

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