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187 posts categorized "Embossing"

Seas the Day
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters! I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far! I have an ocean card with the Underwater 3D Embossing Folder as my main product.

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I started by taking a piece of watercolor paper and swiping Distress Inks across it.

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I sprayed it with quite a bit of water to get the colors to blend then heat set it.

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I took the same ink colors and added more layers using an ink blending tool.

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I flicked on some plain water and blotted it with a paper towel and ran the piece through the die cutting machine with the embossing folder. Lots of amazing detail!

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Using my finger, I took white pigment ink and rubbed it on the raised designs to make them stand out better.

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I cut the panel down slightly to leave a border on an A2 card. I die cut the Whittle Fish Trio from silver foil paper and added them with foam adhesive.

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I die cut a Word Balloon, trimmed off the tail and stamped the sentiment on it and I added a few Fairy Drops to finish off the card.

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!

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Challenge Reminder: Just Add Water
by Nancy Penir

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Hello! I have a challenge reminder for you. This month's inspiration is: 'Just Add Water'.

 

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I chose to do an underwater scene with Open Studio's  fabulous new embossing folder.

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I began with an aqua cardstock, embossed it, and added Perfect Pearls for a shimmer. Haven't played with my perfect pearls for a while. I just love the sheen it gives the tops of the embossing.

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Also added some copper pearling (very light handed with the copper!). 

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To finish my card, I stamped a message from Poppy's new Art Deco Stamp set, with a strip of the pattern paper at the top.

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!

Many ways to go with this challenge... watercolor? underwater? beach scene? Good Luck! Can't wait wait to see your creations!

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Art Deco Joy
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters! Sue here with a card using products from the new Summer Theater release which has quite a few beautiful art deco dies.

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I’m using the Geometric Deco Plate. It is actually two dies that can create several different looks. If you use both dies together you will end up with 4 die cut pieces. I used 3 of the 4 die cuts on my card.

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I really wanted the art deco design to be the star so I decided to make a colourful background for it using Alcohol Pearl Inks. I squeezed a bunch of rainbow goodness colours onto Yupo paper and moved the alcohol ink around with a blower. I got a lot of pretty ridges and ripples for some great texture.

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I adhered the art deco panel onto the inky background and then die cut the panel 3 more times so I could get four layers of some of the inner sections. I wanted to layer up the square pieces from the design and glue them back into place.

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I used one of the sentiments from the new Art Deco Birthday Greetings and heat embossed it in platinum embossing powder. I popped this up with foam tape and added a few gems for a little more sparkle.

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You can see in this photo that there’s a variety of heights on the card and this makes the card more visually pleasing.

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Thanks for visiting with me today and make sure to stop by the shop here to see the new release.

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Cheers!
by Tiffany Pryce

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Welcome back to the blog, crafty friends! Tiffany here with a a fun, Art Deco inspired card using products from the newest release, Summer Theater! If you haven't seen it yet, head over to the shop after reading this blog. It's so pretty and will add a little drama to your Poppystamps collection. My card is pretty straightforward so let's get into it!

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The main elements of my card use the Geometric Deco Plate background die. First, I used this die to die cut two A2-sized panels - once from light gold cardstock from the Polished Foil Pad and once from dark yellow cardstock. I adhered the gold frame on top of the yellow frame with liquid glue, offsetting the frames the slightest bit so you can see the yellow peek out. I adhered the layered frame to an A2-sized piece of dark navy cardstock. 

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You could leave it like this and add your sentiment, but I wanted to step it up a bit. After my frame was complete, I used the Geometric Deco Plate die to die cut two additional A2 panels - once from seafoam green and once from aqua cardstock from the Fresh Aqua Collection paper pack. I used the negative die cut pieces to inlay into my gold frame. I did not want to cover the whole thing as I loved the dark navy, so I strategically adhered various pieces of green and aqua pieces throughout my card. I love this technique because I enjoy puzzles. I think the final results are so pretty and dramatic. It reminds me of stained glass. Imagine all of the beautiful color combinations that are possible!

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For the sentiment, I first created the frame around the sentiment. The frame is die cut from one of the pieces that comes with the Geometric Deco Plate die. I reversed the order for some interest and glued the dark yellow frame on top of the gold frame, again offsetting it a tiny bit. Inside the sentiment frame, I glued three layers of the interior section together for dimension and popped it up on foam tape. I heat embossed a sentiment from the Art Deco Birthday Greetings stamp set in white embossing powder on the light gold cardstock. 

I made a mistake while heat embossing the sentiment. I applied my anti-static powder bag all over the gold foil and when it was time to wipe it away, the anti-static powder was stuck to the foil. I tried to rub it off with a little water and it did not work. I tried to rub it away with a little isopropyl alcohol, and it worked! But, it worked too well because the alcohol rubbed off the gold coating too! I do not think it is very noticeable since the gold was so light initially, but I wanted to share what happened in case it prevents any of you from making the same mistake. Until next time, happy crafting!

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Blooming Thank You and Hello
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hey crafty friends! Today, I'm sharing how I combined color blocking and embossing folders. I wanted to see if I could use my embossing folder in a slightly different way for a new look. 

First, I selected four colors of cardstock and cut each piece down to 5.75 x 4.5 inches. This would be a great chance to create a monochromatic card or play with a unique color combo you've been meaning to try. I used the Sunny Orange paper pack and the Fresh Aqua paper pack for my two cards. I then created an A2 template from copy paper to map out my cut marks. You can create your template however you'd like, but I think the fewer lines, the easier it is to complete the final card panel. 

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Since the template is smaller than your cardstock, use a ruler to extend the lines so you know where to cut on each cardstock panel. I used temporary adhesive to glue two cardstock panels together so I could cut two panels together at one time.

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Once your panels are cut, add adhesive to the template, select the pieces in the order you would like, and adhere to the template. Once all four color blocks are adhered together, run through the embossing folder using the instructions for your die cutting machine. I think creating the color block panel before running through the Blooming 3D Embossing Folder is much, much easier than embossing each piece of cardstock and then trying to piece it together. Ask me how I know, haha (the yellow panel was done the hard way)! After embossing, trim down the panel to an A2 size.

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To finish the cards, I kept it pretty simple. For the blue panel, I lightly rubbed white pigment ink over the panel to add ink to the raised areas. I die cut a vellum circle from the Stitched Circle Layers die and die cut the Thank You Flourish die four times from white cardstock. Finally, I added several Fairy Drops for a little shine.

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For the yellow panel, I trimmed it down to slightly less than an A2 card. I lightly rubbed gold pigment ink over the panel to add ink to the raised areas. Then, I die cut the Hello Folksy Script die three times from white cardstock and once from gold foil cardstock from the Polished Foil paper pack. I adhered the sentiment with foam tape on top of a simple wreath made from the Garden Leaves and Berries die.

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Hope you were inspired to try something new with your embossing folders and colorful cardstock. If you make something inspired by my cards, please tag Poppystamps and me on IG. I'd love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Tickled Pink
by Nancy Penir

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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