136 posts categorized "Distress Oxide Inks"

Stained Glass Butterfly Card
by Candice Crawford


Hey crafty friends, Candice here, back on the blog again today sharing another card from the Poppystamps new release. 

Today’s card features the new small and large Stained Glass Butterfly Background dies, along with the new You are Amazing Poe Script greeting Foil and cut die set. 

FD794364-61C3-4ADB-9090-802EFC1F89BFTo make the card I first sponged on some Distress ink in Salvaged Patina, Squeezed Lemonade and Worn Lipstick, then added some gold splatters with some gold paint.

The butterflies for the card were die cut from white, gold and vellum cardstock and adhered together with liquid glue. 
The butterflies were popped up with foam tape and then adhered to the card. My favorite part of the card is the sentiment that features the new foil and cut die set. It was so easy to foil the sentiment with gold foil and die cut it out with the coordinating die. 


I hope you have enjoyed today’s card and found inspiration. Until next time…happy 

Candice Floral Signature copy



PSF807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies craft die

2529 Small Stained Glass Butterfly and Background craft die

Fun with Foiling
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello, Marybeth Lopez  here with you today. Can you believe May is almost over! It flew by for me. 

Poppystamps has so many fun new products as you have seen some of the design team members already use. The DT has created so many gorgeous cards.

I did lost of foiling today with the amazing sentiments sets from Poppystamps : Foil and Cut Die Sets...... 


After using the hot foil machine , I used the companion outline die to cut it out . So very easy . I made lots so I have them ready to go when needed. I think you are going to love these.


The Congratulations is from the Modest Greetings 1. I also cut and foiled many of those too.


Since I have both sets I was able to cut two at a time. I have many on hand ready to go.


This photo above shows how beautifully they shine and glimmer. I am so excited about the new foil dies from Poppystamps. For my leaves I used oxide distressed inks and blended with a sponge dauber. The leaves are from Poppystamps Brilliant Geraniums Flower Set.




This is a graduation card for a guy , did want any flowers , so I just used the leaves. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Happy Crafting and Peace be with you all.








Foil and Cut Die Sets from Poppystamps
by Nancy Penir


Hello, Poppystamps friends! Are you a fan of foiling? Well you're going to love today's post. I want to introduce one of Poppystamps' newest: Foil and Cut Die sets. 

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The Foil and Cut sets let you foil the image onto cardstock, and then die them perfectly.


Birthday Wishes set has 3 foil and Cut sentiments. 


Nothing else captures the professional look of foiling, and Poppystamps Poe Script is both elegant and decorative.

I've paired my foiled die cut with the new Brilliant Geraniums. One of my favorite spring flowers.


I have geraniums in all colors and shapes in my garden. The new die set allows you to add petals and pop them up with layering... so many creative possibilities!


First die cut in white cardstock, I sponge inked the leaves and petals, and then added some depth with colored pencils. I bent up the top layers of petals, and then added colored dewdrops in the centers.


If you enjoy foiling, see this and other new Foil and Cut Die Sets in the Poppystamps store. Be warned, you won't want to stop with one set!


Have a wonderful, crafty weekend!

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Challenge Reminder #91: Add Texture
by Nancy Penir


Greetings Poppy Peeps! Hope your spring is full of sunshine and bright with color. Nancy here and I'm posting to remind you of our Challenge this month, 'Add Texture'. 


There are so many ways to add texture to your projects and cards, and I'm going to show you one of favorites. I'm sure you're all familiar with this, but just in case, here's a reminder. 


The Memory Box family has several deep pocket embossing folders, which add great impressions when run through your machines. I love to roll on further texture with a brayer and ink pads. It's a rather a reverse emboss, and the color is applied onto the standup portions of the folder.


Lots of depth as well as texture on the background. But I didn't stop there. Layers, glitter paper, lifting die cut petals, and rhinestones also add texture. 


A closeup of the flowers lets you see detailed copic shading, and the addition of glitter drops and rhinestones.


The unicorn's crown wreath is also added texture, built from tiny posies, and leaves.


What's your favorite texture to use? We'd love to see it!

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here. The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize. You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery. In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image. We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge. You are welcome to link your design to other challenges. Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

Have a wonderful week! 

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Grand Whittle Snail
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi and thanks for stopping by!  The Spring weather has me itching to get busy in the garden!  It's still a bit chilly.. too cold to plant anything but I can clear away the dead foliage and start getting things ready.  This card with the Grand Whittle Snail makes me smile because sometimes there are surprises mixed in with the dead leaves.  Thank goodness for gloves!  I wish the real thing was as cute as this little guy, maybe then I wouldn't be so squeamish! 

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I added lots of details to make this little guy more interesting, but first I started by setting a little garden scene.

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I started by making an inky background with Distress Oxide on my card front.  To keep the back of the card clean I added a strip of removable sticky tape along the seam at the top of the card 

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To  help me decide what images to place where, I lay them out on a piece of clear plastic the size of my card front.   I can rearrange the images until I'm satisfied with their placement. 

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To bring the snail to life I double cut the shell from two shades of pink cardstock.   I fussy cut the stitches off of the lighter one to make it smaller and then adhered it over the darker pink shell.  To add more detail I use a white gel pen to add some stitches of my own.  Silly eyes add a little whimsy to this cute snail.

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The colorful flowers pop against the white Adriana white foliage frame.  The flowers are from the Potpourri Flower Set.    The punny sentiment is from the Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments stamp set. 

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I hope this makes you smile and that you find some time today to do something you enjoy!   Hugs!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy


Finished Size 4.25 Square



by Candice Crawford


Hello crafty friends, Candice, here back on the blog with another card to share. Today's project is a bright and cheery card using the new Freestyle hugs, Penelope Pinpoint Frame and Potpourri Flower die sets. 


This card is heavy on the die cutting, but still very simple to make. I die cut the frame and flowers from white cardstock.  I colored the flowers using my Distress Oxide inks and an ink blending tool. I sprayed each flower with a bit of water to give it a more two toned, watercolor look. 


Next I die cut the sentiment from white cardstock for the word hugs; and black cardstock for the shadow and adhered the two with some liquid glue.  Then I arranged all of the flowers in a diagnal across the card and used some press-n-seal to adhered my floral arrangement to my card front panel that conains the Penelope Pinpoint Frame underneath.  


Lastly I adhered the sentiment to the card with some foam tape and added clear jewels to the centers of the flowers.  This card makes me want to sit and relax on a beach with nice cold drink in hand. 


I hope you liked today's card project and found inspiration.  Until next time....Happy Crafting! 

Candice Floral Signature copy