107 posts categorized "Distress Oxide Inks"

Challenge Reminder! Distress Ink Hello
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi and thanks for stopping by!  Today I'm reminding you that there's still time to join us for our July Challenge.  On the first of every month Poppystamps announces a new challenge - this month - July 2021 we want you to "Just Add Water".


We're asking you to create a design that includes water.. that could be (but is not limited to) watercolor, a splash of water over some distress ink,  maybe your favorite spritz spray!!!  Not feeling like getting messy?  How about a rainy day scene, or a seascape?  All types of projects are welcome from tags and treat wraps to cards and home decor!   It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

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My card starts with a Distress Oxide panel of paper.  I inked it with Twisted Citron, Dried Marigold, Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar.  I like to use cosmetic brushes for a clean look.  You can find different sized brushes on Amazon.   Distress Oxide Ink stays wet longer so you have more time to blend too.    Next I splashed the panel with water and some watered down white ink. When it was dry I trimmed the panel so that it's slightly smaller than my card base and adhered it to the card. 

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Next I cut the Leafy Garden Border from white card stock twice.  I trimmed them with about 1/4" along their outer edges and adhered them to either side of my inky panel.   I topped the panel with a Luscious Script Hello.  The background is cut from gold foil and the detailed word die is cut from white card stock.

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Intricate Cut Butterflies are also double cut - once from gold glitter paper and once from card stock .  They're stacked and the top butterfly wings are bendable to add dimension.  Gold sequins add a finishing touch and a little more bling. 

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This angle photo shows that the sentiment and butterflies are adhered with adhesive foam tape to add dimension and a richer look to the design. 

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I hope I inspired you to dig out your distress inks and give them a little splash of water - how about some smooshing?  Either way you're still able to enter our challenge.  Just snap a photo of your completed project with your cell phone, add it to your Instagram and link up to there!   We can't wait to see what you make!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



Art Deco Birthday Wishes
by Nancy Penir


Hi there! Hope your 4th was a blast! And a safe one (for my American friends). Enjoyed a beautiful day with family and friends, and barbecue and swimming and more barbecue! We even barbecued s'mores for dessert! (Pinterest)


I'm sharing a card using one of the new 2021 Theater Dies called Art Deco Curve Border. It's an intricate piece that I let shine against an inked background. I love to double my frames, first for the drama, and second for  the 'lift' it gives the die.


The sentiment was first stamped with ink, then with versamark and clear embossing powder using a Misti to stamp over and over in the same place.


I think this card could be for a guy or gal. It's sure handy to have a few of these in the birthday stash.


There are several new Art Deco dies in the shop. Be sure to stop by and take a look! Have a great week!

Nancy Floral Signature copy





Tickled Pink
by Nancy Penir


When I compose a card, it's usually with a purpose in mind, like a birthday, or get well. Hi there Poppy friends! Nancy here, and I've got a fun Whittle card for you today, with a technique using embossing folders and ink pads.


The embossing folder is brushed with ink, either using the ink pad directly or with a brush. Direct application of the ink pad gives it a richer more vibrant color. It's your choice as to what you want the background to look like. Soft or vibrant. Then the paper is inserted in the ef, and run through the machine.


This card was done with the ink pad. 

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I took this picture outside, which gives a better color representation. I love how the wave crests stay white.


Indoors, lighting is always tricky. The colors seem softer.

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Poppystamps embossing folders are amazing! Deep and textured, you can see the waves and how they roll. 

Hope you try this technique, if you haven't already. Lots of embossing folders to choose from in the shop right now.

Happy Crafting!

Nancy Floral Signature copy




Birthday Fishes
by Nancy Penir


Hi there! I have a fun card for you today, using some of Poppystamps' new  whittles dies. 


I began with the Whittle Wave Background, cutting them in different shades of blue. I cut one extra, to glue the 4 pieces onto. It's easy to snip the edges to separate the wave sections, and they're already cut through along the wave.


Here's what the card looks like with the pieces put together.


I assembled my die cuts on a plain white card, and liked it, but I love layers and textures, so decided to add a stenciled background, also in shades of blue. Memory Box's Fractal Diamond reminded me of rays of sunshine, so I blended my inks, lightly in the middle, heavier on the corners.


My grandson turns 10 this month, and thinks he's a fish, swimming with his brother daily! I hope he loves this card as much as I loved making it.


Something else new in the Poppystamps store are the Fairy drops. Perfect for adding air bubbles!

Have a wonderful crafty week!

Nancy Floral Signature copy



Sweet Whittle Birthday
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello, there and happy June to you all!  Marybeth Lopez  here today sharing a sweet :)  Whittle Poppystamps, birthday card that will go to one of my sweet granddaughters this weekend. It was another fun and simple one to make .


I cut all my die cuts using white cardstock and then used blending brushes for all the color. I cut more than I deeded and then narrowed it down to the final three.


I used a post it note to cover up the sticks on the popsicle, then did the same when coloring the  Whittle Popsicle top.


I used this gorgeous memory box Madras Coral  patterned paper ( linked below) to line my envelope. I think it makes all the colors on the card pop and I love the shimmery gold lines.


Above is a picture of the dies I had ready to go and then decided less is more. I didn't use this layout or the early yummy Whittle pie ( I did save it) on my card below is the layout I ended up with.


Simple but sweet using Poppystamps Whittle Ice Cream Cone, Whittle Popsicle and Whittle Donut. The stamp is from Birch Press Design called : You Are Awesome .


I hope you have a wonderful weekend with some time to craft and maybe even do some shopping at the Poppystamps store. 

Take care and God bless.




Thinking About You Always
by Candice Crawford

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Happy Memorial Day! Hope you are all enjoying the holiday.  Today, I am back on the blog showcasing a bright and cheery card using the Woven Basket Pop Up Easel set that released in early spring. This basket die is perfect for Easter and any occasion.  Although this die makes a Pop Up Easel card, the basket image can be used on its own to create a great focal image for an A2 size card. 

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The Basket die comes with several greenery pieces that I used along with the flower dies from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set. I also used the butterfly die from this set and some of the greenery pieces to complete the full floral basket. The centers of the flowers were embellished with some white nuvo drops for added dimension. 

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To add a bit of interest to the card I sponged on some Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink in the background.  The sentiment comes from the Greeting Basics stamp set and I used one of the sentiment frame dries from the Christmas Quotes stamp and die set to cut of the sentiment to adhere it to the basket with foam tape. 

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There is  a ton of dimension on this card and I absolutelylove it.  From the layered flowers and greenery to the layered basket pieces and butterfly, this basket image jumps off the card with so much texture. I hope you've enjoyed today's cardshare and found inspiration. 

Until next time...happy crafting. Candice Floral Signature copy