119 posts categorized "Embossing"

01/13/2020

Mon 13

Valentine's blog blitz - Love & Hugs
by Tina Wilstrup

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Happy new year, Poppy fans! We are continuing our valentine's blog blitz and I'm sharing 2 cards today showcasing the beautiful Grid heart frame die. Although the Danish flourists have long adapted the valentine's tradition, I myself have not. So instead I made cards of love and hugs.
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For the first card I ink blended a background with pink oxide inks and cut the frame 4 times from white cardstock. I layered the frames and glued them on top of the pink base.
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I cut and colored the Whittle panda. To avoid getting my black marker all over the panda I placed a piece of cardstock behind the eye.
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I cut the envelope, heart tag and love outline letters from white cardstock - the shadow from black cardstock. I ink blended the tag and also the little cut out heart. I stamped the sentiments and tugged the panda into the envelope so it looks like he's holding the tag.
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Both the envelope and love outline are popped up with craft foam and the panda itself is popped up as well. I ran over the tiny heart...
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... as well as the letters with a clear sparkle pen and then glossy accents for a shiny dimensional look. Isn't it pretty!?
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For a final touch I added some clear sequins.

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The other card is all about hedge-hugs. Here I also ink blended the base with oxide inks but this time I threw in a little purple as well.
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I cut and colored the Whittle hedgehog. Once again I stuck a piece of cardstock behind the ear to ensure not getting my light and dark colors mixed.
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I left the hugs heart white but popped it up and backed it with a piece of cardstock inked with the same color as the base.
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Although the light makes it a little hard to see the Grid heart frame is heat embossed with a pretty soft pink and sparkly embossing powder. Sooo gorgeous!
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And here's the finished card. I hope I have inspired you. But wait... the best is yet to come! You could win the Grid heart frame used on these cards.

The Valentine's release blog blitz runs from January 3-14 . 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 a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST January 19 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 21.

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 on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through January 19. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 21.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  Your kind words always make me SMILE! 

 

 

 

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01/12/2020

Sun 12

Valentine's Blog Blitz: Scribble Daisy Heart Frame
by Sue McRae

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Welcome to another day of our Blog Blitz! Sue here with a sparkly Valentine's Day card using the new Scribble Daisy Heart Frame. Keep on reading to see how you could win this die.

What I love about this die, is that it can be used throughout the year for many occasions, not just Valentine's Day. This die would be great for a wedding, anniversary, birthday or Mother's Day. Lots of possibilities!

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I started by die cutting the frame 3 times from 80lb Neenah Solar White card stock and once from blue glitter card stock. I adhered the 3 layers of white card stock together and hand cut a piece of white card stock to which  I glued the frame to give it a backing.

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Next I used glitter glue in pink, yellow and orange and squeezed the colours into each petal of the flowers. When doing this I filled the petal right up to the top because as the glitter glue dries it sinks. I didn't have any glitter glue to do the background of the frame so I used the blue glitter card stock and paper pieced those in.

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There's a new beautiful 3D embossing folder out with leaves, flowers and a heart. Before running the folder through my die cutting machine I sprayed the card stock (80lb Neenah Solar White) with a bit of water, this helps to soften the paper fibers so you get a deeper impression and the card stock won't crack.

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I die cut the Love Heart from green glitter card stock and adhered that on top of the Daisy Frame heart. 

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The sentiment was heat embossed with silver embossing powder that has little flecks of coloured powder in it. You can also really see all the detail of the embossing folder.

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Everything was adhered to a white card base (110lb Neenah Solar White).

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Now it's time for the giveaway. 

If you would like to win this die leave a comment below!

The Valentine's release blog blitz runs from January 3-14 . 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 a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST January 19 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 21.

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 on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through January 19. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 21.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!) 

Thanks for dropping by today!

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01/09/2020

Thu 09

Valentine's Blog Blitz - Hugs Heart Craft Die
by Candice Crawford

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Hi Everyone! 

We are just nine short days into 2020 and so far the new year is bringing lots of exciting things. Especially the Poppystamps' 2020 Valentine's new release. We are continuing our Blog Blitz and giving away the Hugs Heart Craft die. Details on how you can win this die are provided at the end of the blog post. 

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Today I'd like to share with you a card I made using the Scribble Daisy Heart Frame and the Hugs Heart Craft die. These two dies when paired together are a match made in heaven. The Hugs Heart Craft die easily layers on top of the Scribble Daisy Heart Frame to create a beautiful focal point image and sentiment for your card.

Both dies contain frames for which the inner die cuts pieces can be used interchangeably to create a colorful inlaid look. 

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To make my card, I first die cut the scribble frame from a piece of white cardstock; then again from a piece of light pink cardstock. I adhered the white frame to a plain piece of white cardstock that was the same size as the frame. Next I inlaid the pink petals from the pink scribble frame die cut onto the flower outlines on the white scribble frame. 

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I then die cut the hugs heart die first from a piece of hot pink cardstock and again from a piece of light pink cardstock. I removed the Hugs sentiment and flower petal pieces from the hot pink cardstock and adhered the hot pink heart panel onto of the white heart from the Scribble frame. Next I inlaid the light pink petals from the light pink hug heart die cut onto the hot pink cardstock piece. 

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I popped the entire inlaid panel onto a piece of 4.25 x 5.5 white cardstock that I embossed with my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. For some added dimension and texture to the card, I die cut the largest frame from the Double Stitched Rectangle Frames and added it as decorative border to my card front. Next I die cut the Splendid Stitched Hearts die from some light pink cardstock and added a cluster of hearts to the corners of the card.

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This card is packed with dimension. I just love all of the stitching on these die cut pieces. 

And now onto the prize. 

The Valentine's release blog blitz runs from January 3-14 . 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 a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST January 19 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 21.

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 on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through January 19. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 21.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

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12/21/2019

Sat 21

Sending Christmas Cheer
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there and welcome to Poppystamps! My card for you features a new favorite Poppystamps die, Cottage Window. A timeless die set, it can be used any time of year. Thought I'd share a card I made into a Christmas window, already mailed and into it's new home. Now, I love to creat scenes. I get an idea and look for a way to bring that idea to life!

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Cottage Window has 4 main elements. I gave it a shadow by backing it with a darker card stock.

Through the window you can see the home's Christmas tree. Here's how I made the tree.

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These trees are too small for what I was going for, so I simply created a larger image from all the small trees.

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Here they are die cut from 2 green card stocks, one light green the other dark, and detached from the die cut base.

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Once assembled, I added Nuvo drops to simulate ornaments. (I also added a bit of glitter too.)

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Outside, is another grouping of florals, this time from the bottom of the Festive Noel die.

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Once you have an idea for a card front, look through your dies and use what you need from them to create your  own design and scene.

Above all, have fun!

Merriest of Christmases and Have a wonderfully creative New Year! Cheers!

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12/19/2019

Thu 19

O Holy Night
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hi Poppy fans! It's now 5 days till Christmas and I have a card for you that shows the calm of that holy night.
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I die cut and Copic colored the Whittle sleepy fox and the village houses. I picked out the windows from the houses and colored them individually so the houses look like they're filled with light and trees.
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I forgot to take a picture of the background (sorry) but before assembling I inkblended the backgrond with oxide inks and splattered it with silver acrylic paint. I hand cut 2 panels for snowy hills and inked the top of them. The top layer is popped up. I then popped up the houses and fox and shaded under them with Copic markers. Notice the fox' pawprints. He loves the silence and the squeeking snow.
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My plan was to use the O holy noght flourish as smoke from one of the chimneys, and so I wanted to heat emboss it. In order not to break the intricate cut I layered 5 cuts. I then heat embossed 3 layers of WOW! white twinkle embossing powder. It's white with silver glitter and perfect for the smoke.
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This is my last post this year, so I thank you for all your sweet comments and I hope your Christmas is as calm and cozy as this scene.  I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year. 

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12/11/2019

Wed 11

Challenge Reminder
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello Poppy fans! It's Tina here with a challenge reminder for the last challenge of the year, and of course we're making it about Christmas.
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I'm sharing a fairly simple card, although putting it together was quite tedious. I started by planning out where I wanted to place the beautiful dove cut out, and then first stamped and silver heat embossed the sentiment.
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The dove frame I also heat embossed with silver embossing powder, and the colored inlayed die cut pieces are from some leftover alcohol ink panel using a dark green, teal and silver mixative. If you're die cutting yupo paper, I recommend running it back and forth a couple of times to prevent breakage of those tiny pieces when taking them apart. Now, maybe I was using the wrong glue but those pieces just wouldn't stick, lol. In the end the work and time spent was worth it.
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As a finishing touch I added a couple of silver sequins.

I hope with this card I have inspired you to join our challenge. But in case you need a little more motivation, how about a prize? The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!  You have until 12 am US EST on December 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  January 1. We can't wait to see what you make!

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11/12/2019

Tue 12

Holiday Blog Blitz: Holly Frame
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafty friends, Sue here with my first card for the Poppystamps design team! This is a perfect time to pop in for a visit because there's a blog blitz going on with great Christmas prizes every day!

Today I'm featuring the new Holly Frame and Stencil set and it's a beauty with a lot of detail going on around the frame, around the circular window and on the leaves.

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I started by die cutting the frame from green fibre card stock, layering the stencil over it and applying some dark green ink with a blender brush for a soft contrast on the leaves.

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Then I die cut the Delicate Poinsettias from red fibre card stock and decided to add a little sparkle to the petals. I took a finger dauber, tapped it into Versamark ink and lightly dabbed the edges of the flower petals. I sprinkled on some red glitter embossing powder and heat set. Now the flowers have a pretty glittery edge.

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I also die cut the poinsettia from vellum, cut apart the petals and used them as leaves. For the sentiment I used Tidings of Joy stamp and die set and gold embossed the word Joy. This is a great little set of sentiments to have for Christmas cards.

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For my assembled card I cut a piece of gold glitter card stock to place behind the holly panel and adhered everything together. I finished off by adding red Stickles around the frame and adding a jewel for the flower centre.

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Would you like to win the Holly Frame and Stencil? Follow these instructions.

The Holiday blog blitz runs from November 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 a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST November 20 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on November 22.

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 on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through November 20. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on November 22.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  

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10/24/2019

Thu 24

Autumn Card With Video Tutorial
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello! Nadine here today sharing how I created my Autumn card using an inking technique using a mask and several dies and stamps from Poppystamps. 

Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my card.
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Thank you so much for stopping by, see you next time!
Nadine
 
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10/12/2019

Sat 12

Christmas Bells
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Poppy Friends! Nancy here, and I have a card for you using a few of Poppy's new dies. A list of what I used is at the end of the post.

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Beautiful dies are really a wow factor when composing a card. And really are very easy and quick.

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After I die cut the bells, I colored them with Metallic paints. Leaving the centers of the bells unpainted is a way to give the images  round depth and perspective. 

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A few sequins and a gold embossed sentiment and this card is done!

Hope your holiday cards are moving along. This time of year seems to sneak up and any tips for simplifying is helpful, don't you think? And die cuts really are a fabulous way to create beautiful cards!

Have a great crafty weekend!

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09/27/2019

Fri 27

Festive Noel Christmas Blog Blitz
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello Poppy fans! The Christmas/Winter Blog Blitz is in full swing and I'm here to show you some inspiration using the gorgeous Festive Noel die.
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I wanted to use "sort-of" untraditional colors so I started by loosely ink blending a panel of watercolor cardstock with Mermaid lagoon, Blueprint sketch and Wilted violet Distress inks. Ireally wasn't careful with the blending. I spritzed the cardstock with water and dapped off the excess with a paper towel. Then I diluted a tiny drop of silver acrylic paint with water and splattered it over the panel. I even spritzed it with Sheer shimmer spritz for extra sparkle because - Christmas...

I also die cut the Festive Noel 4 times and the Pumpkin Patch Sidekick frame once. With my scissors I cut out all the pumpkins from the frame.
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The frame and the one Noel cuts I covered in silver sparkle embossing powder. I then layered the Noel cuts and adhered the frame and Noel to the card. I inlayed a single layer of the Noel negative cuts to make the word stand out more.
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I inlayed all 4 layers of the berries and topped them with white Nuvo drops and also added a little shimmer to the inlayed letters.
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And now for the part you've been waiting for! You could win this gorgeus and versatile Festive Noel die!

Here's all the details of the event....

The Holiday / Winter blog blitz runs from September 19-30. 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 a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST October 2 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on October 4.

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 on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through October 2. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on October 4.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  Your kind words always make me SMILE! 

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