231 posts categorized "Embossing"

Christmas Tree Wishes
by Rachel Duong


Hi, it's Rachel here in one of my favorite places to be -- the forest. Can you smell the sweet fragrance of pine? I can, even as I write this!  The Poppystamps "Iced Pine Trees" craft dies are beautiful. Let's make a card with a grove of snow-covered trees.


Following are the steps to create this card.
1. Using the Poppystamps "Leaf and Tendril" foil plate, hot foil the background on white cardstock with silver foil. 
2. Blend red distress ink over the entire background.
3. Cut out an oval from heavy vellum.


4. Using white cardstock, blend two green distress inks unevenly over an area large enough to die cut three sets of the "Iced Pine Trees" craft die.
5. Next die cut the "Iced Pine Trees" three times from this paper. 
6. Repeat die cutting the "Iced Pine Trees" three times on white cardstock for the layered snow pieces.


7. Adhere the snow to the trees. Some of the layers can be left without the snow. This gives the trees some variation.

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8. On black card stock, stamp the sentiment from the Poppystamps "Christmas Sparkle" clear stamp set with embossing ink.
9. Heat emboss with white powder. 


10. Trim the background to fit an A2 card leaving room for a thin border around the card base. 
11. Arrange the card--lay the vellum down, but do not glue yet. Group the trees in a desired arrangement. (Tape on the back of the trees help)
12. Take a photo of the display to refer back to. Glue trees and sentiment on the vellum. 
13. Turn the vellum over and add glue only on the areas covered by the trees and sentiment. The glue will be not be visible.
14. Adhere card front on the card base. 


The silver foil is gorgeous. One more step might be to add glitter to the snow pieces.


How about white and silver acrylic paint splatters?!

Rachel Floral Signature

I hope you enjoyed the adventure in the forest! Thanks for joining me and please take a look at the "Iced Pine Trees" craft die, the "Leaf and Tendril" foil plate and the "Christmas Sparkle" stamp set. Creating holiday/winter scenes with these Poppystamps are so much fun, have a wonderful day!

Rachel Floral Signature








An Elegant White Pondering Deer

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While the entire Christmas release is beautiful, I really love the layered look of the elegant Pondering Layered Deer die. There are so many lovely details and I knew an all-white deer would look just great. I cut all the deer parts from 110lb heavy white cardstock. I colored a black circle on the base layer of the deer head, so the eye would appear black through the top layer. I adhered all the parts together to finish the deer.
My card base is a dark kraft cardstock. I brought in a plaid background piece from the new Memory Box Christmas Jolly 6x6 paper pack. Next I cut a frame from thin, gold metallic paper using the largest die from the Double Scalloped Stitched Frame.
I very much wanted to use a stamped sentiment from the Gilded Christmas Wishes stamp set, but I needed it to be all in one line, not stacked and inside of a frame like it was made. I turned to my craft knife. I carefully cut the words out of the plastic stamp and then arranged them on my acrylic block. I stamped with Versamark embossing ink and used an ultra fine gold embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment on black cardstock. It worked perfectly. I was able to replace the word stamps into the frame portion of the stamp, so I can use it again as designed.

I cut the black cardstock just a little smaller than my gold frame so the plaid would show up all around the frame. Next, I splattered some gold mica spray onto the black sentiment to add interest and a sense of snowfall. I adhered my reindeer to the black cardstock with foam adhesive below the sentiment and then adhered all the other parts into place.
I was very happy with the results of both my stamp "surgery" and the card. Are you crafting a lot this holiday season?
Janet Floral Signature copy




Stenciled Baby Kittens! - 3 Cards, 1 Die Set
by Sphoorti







Hello Poppy Peeps!

I'm back with more kitty cards! For the last three posts that I had (Hello Kitties, Kittens All Around, and Baby Kittens), I cut out SO. MANY. KITTENS. For the most part, I kept using little scraps of paper I had to die cut the kittens because I wanted to use up the scraps (and feel like I'm doing my best to protect the planet). But when I ran out of scraps, I used a piece of card stock and I realized I could use that piece as a stencil! And let me tell ya, once I had that now-a-stencil piece, it got the creative juices flowing and I made three cards total with it.


Card # 1:




The first card I made was pretty straightforward - I just ink-blended through the stencil with some distress oxide inks (Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Blueprint Sketch, and Wilted Violet). Then, I used the stencil again to cover it with some Versamark ink and heat embossed it with some clear embossing powder. This was so that the color-blended kitties were "protected" against further inking that was upcoming.




Then, I took a Black Soot distress ink pad and ran it all over the card panel - direct to paper. I wanted everything to be stark black so that the kitties stand out. Since the kitties have a coat of clear embossing, they resist the black ink and we end up with the really cool glow-in-the-dark effect like so:




I hot foiled the "You are amazing" sentiment from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies and adhered it to the middle of the card.




I felt like something was missing, so I asked my friend, Judy, what else I could do. She suggested putting gems as collars for the kitties. I didn't have tiny gems, so I used a glue pen and drew in some dots and then used deco foil for that shiny effect. It was hard because the glue kept coming off of the glossy kittens, but I kept at it. I was much happier after the collars were dotted in. What do you think? I loved it! This woman is brilliant, I tell ya! Funnily, at first glance, she thought the dots were eyes! I guess I could have gone that way too, I would have just needed to use fewer dots. Not sure how I feel about four-eyed mutant kittens.


Card # 2


This one was my favorite of these three! I used the same stencil I used on the previous card with the Baby Kittens cut out of it, but instead of distress ink blending, I used some Transfer Gel Duo paste and applied it through the stencil to a plain piece of card stock. After it dried (I gave it four days because I did not want the paste to smear while going through heat and pressure), I used some deco-foil and ran the panel through my laminator.




It was absolutely magical! I couldn't stop staring at it! It also has a bit of 3-D effect because I used a thick layer of the Duo Gel so, if you run your fingers over the kitties, you get some major ASMR! I recorded a video of the card to show how gorgeous the shine is. Check it out here: https://youtube.com/shorts/0Mht6LO0PeU




I used the PSF807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies to hot foil the "Hello" sentiment and applied it to the middle of the card panel that had the foiled kitties.




I still felt like something was missing, so I pulled out my favorite tool in the craft room which makes everything better - Diamond Dust! I took some dry adhesive and applied it to the card base and sprinkled the diamond dust all over it and burnished it in. 




I really liked how this card turned out and sent it to someone who is a kitty lover, and follows the PoppyStamps blog and posts really sweet comments on all of our posts. (Shout out to Patricia Howarth! Thank you SO much for all your engagement and encouragement!)






Card # 3:




I'll be honest, this was my least favorite of these three cards. I had the leftover stencil with texture paste from the previous card I made and I didn't want it to go to waste. So, I foiled it using some deco foil and ran it through my laminator.




I decided to make it a shaker card, so I used the frame from the 2474 Double Scalloped Stitched Frames craft die with some foam tape and filled the shaker well with some confetti and seed beads.




I used the PSF807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies to hot foil the "Hello" sentiment and applied it to the middle of the card panel and mounted the panel to the card base and called it done.


Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which card did you like best? Please do let me know! I love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this very long post! Be back soon!




Sphoorti Floral Signature copy




Fanciful Fall
by Rachel Duong



Hi, this is Rachel here to bring you sparkle and glitter for the upcoming Holiday season! I used lots and lots of Poppystamps goodness to create layers of rich, warm Autumn decadence.


Capturing the beauty of this card I angled it toward the natural light. 


Here are the steps to create this card.
1. Die cut the Poppystamps "Evangeline Pinpoint Frame" from the Memory Box "Earth Neutral Collection".
2. Die cut the "Fanciful Fall Leaves" from the shimmering cardstock by Memory Box "Festive Glitter Pad" and the acorns with kraft cardstock.

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3. Color the top half of the acorns with the Distress embossing pen and heat emboss with Vintage Photo glaze. 
4. Color the lower portion of the acorn with the pen to give it a wet look.


5. Hot foil and die cut the "Hello" sentiment with the Poppystamps "Birthday Wishes Poe Script" set in Spellbinders Glimmer Rose Gold foil. Use cardstock from the Memory Box "Lush Green Collection".
6. Hot foil and die cut the "You are the Best" sentiment with the "Modest Greetings 2" set in Gold foil. Use a medium to heavy weight cardstock in white.


These are the dies and now it's almost time to start gluing the pieces together!


7. Cut a strip of kraft cardstock large enough to leave a fine border of kraft at the top and orange glitter at the bottom. Glue together as pictured.
8. Cut a strip of gold glitter cardstock and cut it at an angle on the left side for interest. Glue "Hello" on the gold strip.
9. Cut a 4.25 x 5.5 panel in green. Glue the panel on a kraft card base.
10. Arrange the pieces as you like. A few things before gluing together--The orange oak leaf on the gold strip has an extra piece where it is on the grey background to keep it level. The adjacent acorns are 3 layers thick for dimension.
11. Affix an orange jewel from the Open Studio "Autumn Fairy Jewels" on the sentiment to finish the card!


Make sure to wear sunglasses when viewing this card, it is a brilliant display of sparkle and glitter outside!


When I look at this card, I feel tons of energy and excitement anticipating the approaching festivities! I can't wait to create more projects with these amazing Poppystamps dies and glitter paper. They are so awesome!
Until next time, hope you have a day that sparkles and shines!




You Are the Sweetest
by Nancy Penir


Hello and welcome! Nancy here, and I have one last summer card for you, before pumpkin season takes over. 


I have geraniums in my garden, do you? Our extreme dry heat takes them out in late summer, so I couldn't find one plant blooming, to post a picture of their beauty for you. Their thick lush leaves grow together blanketing the soil, and the flowers grow high on sturdy stems. I wanted to capture that for my card.


All pieces were cut from white cardstock and sponge inked. That way I could assemble the blooms from deeply inked to pale.

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The sentiment is black embossed onto clear cardstock. Be sure to use heat resistant clear cardstock so the heat doesn't warp it.

Layered and dimensional, I will certainly handmake a custom envelope. 

Are your cards taking a turn toward autumn? Sometimes saying goodby to summers bright colors is bittersweet. At least my cards are still blooming! Have a wonderful week!

Nancy Floral Signature copy




Go Wild Card!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Today , with this card, we will be wild!!!! jiji


Do you like? is a fun card, using the new embossing folder and diecuts of tropical leaves!!!!


Our little whittle lizard is so sweet!!!! I painted her (or him???) jiji with sharpies!!!!


The new Tropical leaves Combo is so beautiful! You can cut a lot of leaves and after, emboss them!!!


Awww!!!! Leave me a pretty message!!!!

Thank You and Happy Crafting!!!!

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