178 posts categorized "Embossing"

You're Fintastic
by Nancy Penir


Hi! Nancy here, and today I'm showcasing some of the new Whittles dies. So keep scrolling for an under-the-sea adventure!


The newest from Poppystamps includes a sentiment stampset that perfectly coordinates with the new Whittle critters, including these sea creatures. And don't you love the new speech bubbles? New to the MB shop are the Fairy Bubbles, from Open Studio with adhesive on the back so there's no glue cleanup! Love it!


I die cut all my critter goodies from white card stock, and inked them with Distress Oxide, before assembling my sea scene.


The star of the show is the seahorse, gold embossed and glittered. She's the birthday girl, and knows it! 


As you can see, I popped out her fin a bit, and gold embossed it as well.

Hope you enjoyed the underwater adventure today. I've listed all the items used on this card below. Have a wonderful weekend!

Nancy Floral Signature copy




In My Thoughts - Challenge Reminder
by Tiffany Pryce


Hi everyone! Tiffany here with a reminder of this month's challenge. We're celebrating spring with a walk in the garden so we're asking you to share our love of nature and add a butterfly or flower to your project. All types of projects are welcome, but please make sure to include at least one Poppystamps product. Read more details about this month's challenge on the blog.

For some inspiration, I created a simple sympathy card that I gifted to a friend. I wanted to keep the design thoughtful and simple, but with pops of soft color. I started by die cutting an A2 piece of cream cardstock with the Pinpoint Half Ring Plate die. I adhered it to an A2 card base made from heavyweight, white cardstock. The pinpoint detail adds subtle texture to any background, and reminded me of sun rays which worked nicely with the card's theme.



Next, I created my border. I die cut the Leafy Garden Border die from yellow and orange cardstock from the Sunny Orange paper pack. I layered the yellow die cut on top of the orange and offset it to allow the orange to peek out.


For the butterflies, I used the Intricate Cut Butterflies dies to die cut three different sizes of butterflies. With each butterfly, I die cut it three times - twice out of white cardstock, and once from DIY glossy cardstock I created. I made the cardstock by heat embossing satin white embossing powder on white cardstock. I adhered the layers together with liquid glue only in the middle where the body would be so the wings would have volume. For extra detail, I added gold nuvo drops to mimic the butterfly's body.


Lastly, I gold heat embossed a sentiment from the Diamond Sentiments stamp set on a piece of vellum. I used a very thin layer of glue that I carefully spread with my finger to adhere the vellum to the card front. This very thin layer was not visible through the vellum. 


Hope you are inspired to join us in this month's challenge. Happy crafting!

Tiffany Floral Signature copy







Challenge Reminder: Flowers and Butterflies.
by Pam Simpson


Hello Everyone, Pam here today, reminding you of the of our May Challenge, Flowers and Butterflies: Think we all have Poppystamps Flowers and Butterflies in our stash.


I have used one of our older "Retired" dies " Double Scallop Oval and Border dies"  to create a frame.


Embossed a card from Memory Box "Stormy Blues" , swiped this with white ink.


Using the basic rectangles, same blue card, I cut as shown, this is to create an outer frame, center cut out is perfect size for my double scallop center. cut outer edge to create a 1"inch framed border.


Blue frame adhered to 5.1/2 inch x 7" inch white card, 3 D foam tape to add depth ..same size white to create a card base..adhere blue butterfly card into the center: Next the pretty Double Scallop . 


Add a couple of Delightful Daisy flowers ..I have used Memory Box "Frosted Glitter pad" black for Happy Birthday and Butterflies.



This month we're asking you to share our love of nature - classic Poppystamps images - and add a flower or butterfly to your design.  All types of projects are welcome from tags and treat wraps to cards and home decor!   It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Now it's your turn!  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 May 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on June 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make!

Thank you for stopping and good luck ..Pam x

Pam Floral Signature copy




Birthday Pups
by Tiffany Pryce


Hey crafters! Tiffany here with a new card using dies from the latest release called Whittle Wonders. I love mixing and matching new and previously released Poppystamps dies, and I appreciate that they coordinate beautifully. I chose to create a cute and simple birthday card with the Whittle dogs.


I started by creating my card base and background layer. I adhered a piece of pattern paper, that I trimmed to an A2 size, to my card base. Then I adhered a 5 x 3.75 inch piece of cream, woodgrain cardstock with a foam sheet. I love foam sheets because they are sturdier and more even than using strips of foam tape. I think foam sheets helped to step up the quality of my cards.

Next, I die cut all my card elements multiple times. I die cut each dog twice from white cardstock and once from colored cardstock. I added some quick shading with Copic markers.


I die cut the sentiment three times from white cardstock. For the top layer of the sentiment and the bow, I created my own cardstock. I used products from the new distress ink color, salvaged patina. First, I sprayed distress oxide spray on white cardstock and dried it with my heat tool. Next, I smooshed clear embossing ink and sprinkled with salvaged patina embossing glaze. The embossing glaze is different from embossing powder because it is translucent, so you can see the speckled texture from the spray. I loved the addition of a contrasting color and shine from the glaze. The dog collars were made from small scraps of the same cardstock.


To finish my card, I wrapped gold twine from my stash around each dog and attached the strings to the sentiment. It looks like they are carrying a balloon that says 'birthday', and I think it is so cute! Lastly, I stamped an interior sentiment from the Whittle Everyday clear stamp set - "Have Fun You Party Animal". I think this card design can easily be personalized to the recipient, can work for both men and women, and is easy to mass produce. Win-win!



I hope you are inspired to check out the latest release. Happy crafting!


Tiffany Floral Signature copy





Stuck On You
by Sue McRae


Hello crafters! Sue here with a card using some of the new dies from the Whittle Wonders release. There are a lot of cute Whittle critters and I chose to use the lizard along with some cacti.


I made the background first by die cutting a bunch of the lizards from white cardstock and adhering them to a white panel. I like the subtle texture and pattern it gives to the card.


Next I die cut the lizard and the cacti from watercolour cardstock. I used Zig Real Brush Markers to randomly swipe different shades of green and turquoise on the cacti and blended it out with water. I was in the mood for a fun lizard so I swiped the Zigs across it in rainbow colours and of course I had to add googly eyes to complete its cuteness!


I attached my lizard panel to the card base with foam tape and used foam tape to mount the cacti and lizard. The sentiment is from the new Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments set that has some fun puny sentiments to go along with all the new critters. The finished card is 4 ¼” square.


I hope you check out the new release here. Along with dies and stamps there are some jewels and woodgrain paper.


Have a great crafty week!

Sue Floral Signature copy






Happiness Comes In Waves.
by Pam Simpson


Hello everyone, have you seen these cute Whittle Wonders from the New Poppystamps collection!  


I started with a card size 7" inches x 51/4" inches. ..Using masking tape, I inked the center using Distress inks in blue tones, sprayed with water to create droplets.


I have embossed the inked panel with Memory Box..3D embossing folder Waves,  White same size card I cut a circle  as shown.


I cut from white & black card a mix of Whittles ..Dolphin/Fish trio/Seahorse/Sunshine..Poppystamps Floral Cluster cut in grey card..Whittle Sealife Sentiment stamps..

I have used Alcohol markers to colour,  Finished with a white gel pen to create bubbles Fairy jewels..and from my stash tiny Goggle Eyes. 

Thank you for stopping by today Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy