133 posts categorized "Embossing"

04/04/2020

Sat 04

Easter Card with Rinea Foil
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy friends! And welcome to the Poppystamps blog, where we are partnering with Rinea - the maker of beautiful metallics and foiled papers. I've created an Easter Card to show you how beautifully they work with Poppystamps dies!

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Many of the foiled papers are double sided, emboss like a dream, and when used with Ghost Ink (another product they sell), showcase embossed images. Read on for all the fun...

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Now because I used a delicate image die, I glued my sheet of pink Rinea foil to a piece of Cardstock before die cutting.

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With a small finger sponge, I tapped on the ghost ink pad, then lightly rubbed on just the image I wanted color removed. You can see on the flowers on the right, wherever the sponge was applied, the color is lifted. So cool, isn't it? 

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I added foam to the back for depth.

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You'll notice my branch is on the right of the card before I added the bunny, which will face the branch.

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I glued several strips of foil to Cardstock and die cut some eggs from each color.

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The basket is also cut from foil paper, which was first die cut, and again worked with the ghost ink.

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Ghost ink was lightly rubbed on the posies on the flower spray, before I added the Fairy sugar centers.

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Foiled papers add glam to your design like no other! Hope you're as sold on these as I am. And hope you enjoyed a look at how easy and fun they are to use. 

Speaking of hope... I do hope you're all doing well, fully stocked in toilet paper and wipes, (wink wink) and especially chocolate!  Strange times, aren't they. Stay healthy friends!

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03/09/2020

Mon 09

Stencil techniques
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! Spring is getting closer by the minute and I'm loving the new stencils from the spring release, so once I got started I just couldn't stop myself. I absolutely LOVE stencils, they can be used in so many different ways and today I'm sharing a couple of different techniques. 
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Let's start easy, however a bit untraditionally. Here I'm using the Chrysanthemum stencil with just one ink on patterned paper. 
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The Whittle cutie rabbit is also cut from patterned paper, and to add a little sparkle I also cut it from glitter paper and offset it behind the patterned paper.

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For the next card I switched to white cardstock and 5 colors of ink with the Romantic Blooms stencil.
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I first masked off the leaves. Then, starting from the centre of the flower, using a soft yellow, light and dark pink to create depth. I did the same for the leaves while masking off the flowers. I'm not fancy so I simply use Post It's that I tear to fit the needed area.
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I just love the soft blended look of this, so all I did was add a sentiment courtesy of Birch Press Designs. And I love the tiny cuts in these label sets that allow for a small ribbon to go through. So romantic. I backed the panel and label with pink glitter paper. Just look at all that sparkle. LOVE! 

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This card features my favorite stencil technique. It's really easy to do and if you use a glitter embossing powder, like I did here, all you really need to add is a sentiment. I cut the Friend folksy script die from black cardstock 3 times and layered it. The white heat embossed sentiment is from Birch Press Designs.
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I'm using the Bright Blossoms stencil. I go over the stencil with a nice thick coat of texture paste. Once the stencil is removed (and cleaned) I add my embossing powder. You then want to set it aside and let it dry completely before heat setting it. Depending on the amount of glitter in your powder you may want to let it dry before removing any excess powder as well. You'll be left with a beautiful textured, and in my case very glittery, impression of your stencil. 

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On this card I'm using the gorgeous Birch Press Designs Midnight Mandala stencil with texture paste and watercolor powders.

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I recommend spraying your stencil with temporary adhesive. And even then I still get a little bleeding. But I love the shiny textured look.
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I die cut the border and hugs heart from white cardstock and the heart from glitter paper as well. The white heart was used to back the glitter paper and then I popped it up with craft foam for dimension.
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For my final card I'm using the Memory Box Leafy Jumble stencil for partial stenciling with gold glimmer paste on patterned paper.
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I wanted to use a dark paper and white cardstock for die cutting, and I felt this whimsical glittery textured surface would just break the pattern.
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I cut out the wheelbarrow 3 times and layered them for sturdiness before popping it up with craft foam. I cut 2 branches of the floral cluster and placed them on the patterned paper. I also cut out the tiny flowers from soft pink and orange glitter paper and added them to the branches. I finished off the flowers with a drop of Fairy Sugar in matching colors. Sentiment label is also popped up.

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So there you have them. Thank you for sticking around 'til the end, I really hope I've inspired you. Let me know which technique is your favorite and if there's a technique you'd like me to give more details to in the future. Have a great day, and happy crafting!

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03/07/2020

Sat 07

Easter Basket
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! Welcome to a post featuring a spring card full of pastel greetings!

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Poppystamps' Sidekick Frames are a favorite choice for quick and easy 'pow'. Wanted to get my Easter stash going, and die cut the Decorated Egg frame from white. So many ways to go from white with this die. One is to use enclosed stencil to color the eggs. Another is to simply cut colored eggs from the Folk Decorated Eggs die set. I started with the new 6 x 6 double sided paper from Memory Box. Once cut, it left me with the opposites of each color. I glued down both so it would be ready for another card.

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The colored eggs, the basket of goodies... and a glitter easter greeting... and done!

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A closeup of the basket. Don't you just love the emboss the die cutting reveals? The charm of each detailed egg, basket, and even the grosgrain bow are defined.

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Hope you're inspired to use the lovely Sidekick frames with the new dies in the store now. And hope the season is bringing sunshine your way! 

Happy Crafting!

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02/27/2020

Thu 27

Pawsitively adore you
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello Poppy fans! It's still February, the month of love. Today I'm sharing a quick, easy card.
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I first ink blended one side of a panel to get a bold ombre effect. 
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I then cut a strip wide enough to back the Curvy Heart side strip and cut a white panel with the die. I also stamped my sentiment.
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I backed the panel with craft foam for dimension.
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On the leftover piece of the inked panel I stamped directly pad to paper with my embossing ink and covered with my absolute most favorite embossing powder. You'll see some red flecks in there but it's a dark violet with gold specks in it. So gorgeous! 
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I then die cut the Whittle dog. I used black Nuvo drops to give him eyes and a nose.
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See? Just a few easy steps and you've got yourself a beautiful card for someone you love.
Now don't be shy to leave me a little love down below. Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

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02/26/2020

Wed 26

Thinking of You
by Nancy Penir

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Are you feeling a bit of Spring in the air? We had our first 70 degrees, and it was off with the sweater and on with flip flops! ~for the day...

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Hi there! Nancy here, and I have a card that I hope will bring you some spring. If you look closely at my bg,

I used one of the new embossing folders from Memory Box. I just adore how it gives my card elegance and

allows me to 'dress up' my layers.

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After running my card stock through the machine, I inked it with Distress Oxide. Heavy on the bottom, fading to light on the top. I reversed the process with my frames.

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Poppystamps is now carrying watercolor card stock, which I was excited to try. Let me tell you, you're going to love the quality and paint-a-bility of this new product! It's the perfect thickness and texture. I die cut the flowers from watercolor paper and then cut a few more branches, both to paint and leave white.

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The indentations of the die cut allow paint to settle in the crevices, which is just what I wanted.

A touch of embossing for the sentiment with Poppy's Valentine Fun flourish, and a bit of sparkle with another new product, Fairy Sugar, for the flower centers. 

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Fairy Sugar... perfect name for the new glitter glue... in so many bright happy colors! I used Lemon Meringue for the centers of my blossoms. You're going to love the dimension and sparkle it gives.

Hope you have a great week of crafting! It definitely brings out the sunshine!

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02/25/2020

Tue 25

You Spin Me Round
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafty friends! Sue here with a Whittle critter card that can be spun around by the recipient!

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I took a few of the Whittle animals and die cut them from scraps of alcohol ink card stock.

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To make the circle mechanism I die cut the Concentric Rings in colours to match the animals (except for the purple) and I die cut a circle from white card stock that is slightly smaller than the purple ring. 

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I adhered the coloured rings onto the white circle and die cut another white circle that is smaller than the rainbow rings. I poked a hole through the centre of both.

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The small white circle has to be large enough to have a brad poke through and to have 4 foam squares adhered around the edge of the circle without touching the brad. This is how the coloured rings will spin. I placed the brad through the top of the coloured circle and into the small white circle with the foam on the back side of the white circle.

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Then I took the animals and adhered them to the back of the colored circle making sure they don't touch the small white circle or else it won't be able to spin.

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Now I have my spinning animal wheel.

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I cut a 4.5" square white card stock and scored random lines onto it. I attached this to my card base then removed the liners from the foam squares on the back of the animal circle and adhered it to the centre of the scored panel. Now the wheel can spin.

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For the sentiments I white heat embossed a few from the Whittle Love stamp set and adhered them flat so they wouldn't interfere with the animals spinning.

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This was a fun card to make and is not difficult to create. You would cut down on the steps if you used a solid coloured circle instead of a rainbow one.

My card is perfect to enter for the monthly challenge, Animal Menagerie, here. Don't forget to play along, you have until the end of February!

Thanks for visiting with me today and happy crafting!

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02/17/2020

Mon 17

X Fold Birthday Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello! Nadine here today sharing an X fold Birthday card I created.

Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my card.
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I used the Poppystamps Whittle Cupcake die for the center of the card and the Poppystamps Doodle Happy Birthday die.
 
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Thank you so much for stopping by, see you next time!

Nadine

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02/08/2020

Sat 08

Love and Hearts
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there, Marybeth here today with a Pink Valentine card. I used Poppystamps Love die , the beautiful memory box 3D embossing folder, ( love this folder and I use it on many envelopes too! I also used some leftover hearts from one of my other cards , using the Banded Heart die and the tiny hearts are from the Heartscape Hill die.

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Jumping ahead, this card shows how I added shimmer ink all over the hearts and panel. You might see I stamped the heart on the O and then decided not to add anything to it, I covered it up with another layer of heart.

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I used all white paper for my card, all color comes from ink blending . I used the lighter pink for the large layer and the darker pink for the letters that go on top.

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Above is my card base, I wanted it to match the color die cuts, so I ink blended the outer edges only ( center won't show). I then placed the embossed panel on top of this base.

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I added a few drop of my favorite glue to adhere the top layer of the dies to the large outline.  I love these two soft pinks together! Don't you just love the LOVE outline die!!!

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I simply embossed my panel using the 3D folder then added all the beautiful Poppystamps dies .See how the panel looks like colored cardstock! Just ink blended around the edges.

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I think this will be a St. Valentine card but it could be used for many occasions. The card above this one shows more of how pretty the shimmer is. Thank you for the visit today , I hope you are enjoying a beautiful week .

God bless you .

 

 

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02/07/2020

Fri 07

Acetate Front Card
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, another card idea for you! using this beautiful Memory Box ..3D Embossing Folder " Heart Bouquet"

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Love these new split frame dies, from New Collection from Poppystamp 2020 Valentine Release .. Floral Lace Heart Split Border.. 

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I started with a card length 11" you can cut of, but not add on, so best to be sure! I placed the cutting center edge 2.1/2" in from the right hand side edge.

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Reverse (wrong) side after running through my die cutting machine.

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Right Side. at this stage you can just fold back ..or Cut away! 

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I made sure my  cut lines were straight, using my score board.

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Using Acetate 5" wide..width of my card front.. and strong double sided sticky tape..adhere acetate to the card front.

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To Hide the tape lines and make it neat inside your card, Adhere your cut of heart card onto the acetate.. using more strong double sided sticky tape.

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Embossed card panel..mat onto a lilac card a touch larger.

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butterflies to decorate..there I used from Poppystamp "Beautiful butterflies Sidekick Frame" cut in lilac and cream card.

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Front decoration..My old favorite from Poppystamps.."Dandelion Stem" with "Holiday Mistletoe" ..Love Flourish.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you`ll have a go at this card idea..Pam x

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02/04/2020

Tue 04

LOVE IS IN THE AIR Layout!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

I love use my Poppy diecuts and stamps in any type of project, at this time, I show you a lovely layout!!!!!!

It's me in the picture! :)

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All the material used on my page is from Poppy!!!!! Awwww, I hope you like!!!!! It seems that they are the animals of my forest! :)

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I stamped the musical notes and applied embossing powders!!!!!

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And yes, Love is in the airrrrrr :)

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Run to Poppy Store!!!!

Soon We have surprises for you!!!!

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