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221 posts categorized "Embossing"

Grungy Hello
by Tiffany Pryce

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Welcome back to the blog, friends! Tiffany here to share a card I created using a gel print background and an embossing folder. I rarely pull out my gel plate so I wanted to try something a little different. It was so much fun making different backgrounds with inks, sprays, and paints. Having a background stash makes for easy cardmaking when you need to create quickly.

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To start, I added two colors of blue paint on my gel plate. I spread out each color with a brayer and cleaned the brayer on scratch paper between colors. The colors I used were a brighter aqua blue and a more stormy blue color. After spreading the paint with my brayer, I pulled a print with 80 lb white cardstock. I added about 2 or 3 layers of paint on the same background panel until I was happy with the result. After the paint was dry, I splattered aqua and silver acrylic gloss spray for additional texture and shine. I love the abstract grungy look of the paint and splatter.

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I could have left the panel as is, but decided to add even more texture. I lightly sprayed both sides of my gel print with clean water, and then ran it through my die cutting machine in the Geometric Crystals 3D Embossing Folder. To bring out the square pattern more, I lightly ran white pigment ink over the panel so it just highlighted the raised portions. To help even out the background, I added a few layers of scrap cardstock. I sprayed a panel with the same silver, metallic spray and used it to matte my card front.

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For the sentiment, I die cut the Freestyle Hello craft die several times from white cardstock and adhered the layers together. For the shadow layer, I die cut it from a piece of acetate for something a little different. I did not want to cover the background. On the top layer of the sentiment, I added more silver, metallic spray with my finger to match the grungy feel of the card.

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Hope you liked this mixed media card and are inspired to try something similar. I think this would be a great masculine or unisex design. Have a great Sunday!

Tiffany Floral Signature copy

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A Card Made with Leftovers
by Sphoorti

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Hello there, Poppy Peeps!

I'm not sure if you had a chance to look at my post from the other day, but it was about making Cake shaped Easel cards. In case you missed it - you can find it here. When I was putting those cards together, I had some leftovers and I randomly pieced the leftovers together and made this quick and easy, clean and simple card.  Since I already had the pieces, this card took about 10 minutes to make (maybe it'd have taken 20 if I didn't have all the pieces) but I thought it turned out great (if I do say so myself) in spite of it being a leftovers-card.

 

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Since I had my Stunning Mandala 3D Embossing Folder out already, I ran a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of card stock through it and used that as a background. Look at that gorgeous detail!!!

 

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Since I had my Gemini FoilPress out, I decided to hot foil a bunch of sentiments using the Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies and I took the one that said Hello, which was small and didn't cover up too much of the gorgeous mandala background and foam mounted it.

 

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I had some leftover alcohol ink card stock from years ago and I ran it through with the Leafy Garden Border craft die die to get the leafy border and stuck it to the bottom of the card. I took some jewels in green and gold colors to go with the card stock and scattered them around the border and that was it! Very quick, but still pretty! What do you think?


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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let us know! We love to hear from you!

 

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Love,

Sphoorti
Sphoorti Floral Signature copy

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Bring on the Cake (Cards)!
by Sphoorti

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Greetings, Poppy Peeps!

I have two cards for you today! My cousin is getting married in June and a bestie is getting married in September, so I thought the timing of the May 2022 Release was just MEANT TO BE for me! And this was the release in which Poppystamps introduced hot foil plates, so it was a dream come true for this girl who's been foiling all the things lately! Let's get right into it!

 

Card # 1 (and my favorite of the two!):

 

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This card combines 2 of my favorite things: Cakes and Flowers/Leaves. I used the Floral Cake Pop Up Easel craft die which was the highlight of this release for me (outside of the Hot Foil plates, of course), and MY! What an awesome product! It comes with a ridiculous number of dies (which cut out 40 designs)! Isn't that wonderful?! And those florals can be used anytime, anywhere! I went crazy and ended up with a plethora of die cuts (not just for these cards but for future ones), so you'll see these resurface multiple times. I hope you don't get bored of me using the same stuff over and over. They're just so cute!

 

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I started off by die-cutting the various parts of the cake. For the two cake layers, after I cut them out, I ran them through the die cutting machine using the Stunning Mandala 3D Embossing Folder for that dry embossed effect. Don't you just love it? I've been meaning to use this for a while now, and thought it'd be perfect for the cake, and wow, I was not disappointed one bit. It was more beautiful than I imagined! (My pictures don't do it justice)

 

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Another product in this release was the Layer Cake Drip Icing craft die and I used it to cut out silver glitter card stock with it to form the icing on the cake.

 

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For the bouquet / florals - I had a few scraps of alcohol ink backgrounds I created the last time I had those supplies out (which was more than 2 years ago) and I found these green ones that I thought would go perfectly with the idea I had in mind. So, I cut up multiple leaves with these. I needed some leaves that were wider and took up more space to fill the bouquet, as well as some longer sprigs, so I decided to pull out some of the older dies that Poppystamps had (like the Leafy Garden Border craft die and the Maple Symphony craft die) and some leftovers from the last time I used the Slim Leafy Collage craft die. I arranged the leaves and decided to top them off with some flowers. I used the same glitter card stock for the flowers as I did for the icing, and put some pearls at the centers.

 

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I hot foiled in gold the Congratulations sentiment from the Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate and Die set (I absolutely love this font!) and cut it out and positioned it on the bottom layer of the cake.

 

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Do y'all remember the Cabin Snow Globe Pop Up Easel craft die from the 2021 Holiday release? It had a thin base bottom die that I used to help the card stand upright. I pulled it out to see if it would fit around the cake and it totally did! I cut up multiples and layered them on top of each other to form a chipboard like piece and placed it inside to use it as a stopper.

 

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And that was it! What do you think? I'm absolutely in love with this card, so much so that I want to keep it for myself (shame on me, feel free to judge!), but I'll be a good girl and share the love. I hope my cousin and his wife love it too!

 

Card # 2 (The wedding-turned-birthday card):

 

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I envisioned this as a wedding card and started with those intentions, but it ended up becoming a birthday card. Here's what happened. 

 

Do y'all remember the Penelope Pinpoint Frame craft die? I thought it would be perfect for the cake layers (with the quilted look), so I cut up a layer with the frame. Then, I cut that piece up with the cake layers dies and assembled the layers together. I couldn't help but use icing, and I was going for a pure, clean, simple, monochromatic card, so I pulled out the diamond dust and applied it to the icing layers. I put pearls at the intersections, and I JUST realized as I'm typing this that one of the pearls moved! I'm going to have to retake the pictures before uploading them to Instagram because it's killing me (stay calm, my OCD). I guess I was so focused on taking the pictures that I didn't notice that the pearl moved. I don't remember where I got these pearls, but they had adhesive on the back already. I should have used liquid adhesive anyway for security. Lesson learned! For now, pretend I didn't bring this up and all is right with the card and the world. (Note: I just fixed it on the actual card, so I can sleep tonight).

 

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Anyway, back to the making of the card - after assembling the cake, the top part looked a little empty, and I didn't want to use more florals on this card (the whole monochromatic thing was going well for me), but I needed some way to cover up the emptiness on top. I also wanted to use one of the foiled sentiments I made with the Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies (there weren't any that said congrats in either set). I put it on top of the cake layer (like in the forefront) and it was covering up the icing and too much of the top layer, so I asked one of my besties for help - Judy Thai. She usually breaks ties for me when I can't make up my mind about where to place a sentiment. She's very creative and she suggested that I use it as a cake topper! Isn't that brilliant? I did just that and I think it looks great! I just wish I had a sentiment that was more wedding related because this looks more like a wedding cake, in my opinion. Maybe in a future release there'll be another hot foil plate with wedding sentiments and I can replace the Happy Birthday with that? What do you think? Do you think this can pass off as a regular Birthday cake and not a fancy wedding cake?

 

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Everything else was the same as Card #1 (i.e. I used the thin base bottom die from the Cabin Snow Globe Pop Up Easel craft die from the 2021 Holiday release as the stopper for the easel as well as the base) and called it done!



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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let us know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this very long post! Hope you liked the cards!

Love,

Sphoorti

Sphoorti Floral Signature copy

 

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Floral Cake Card
by Candice Crawford

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Hi there crafty friends, Candice here on the blog sharing a few new products from the latest release at Poppystamps. The new Floral Cake Pop-Up Easel set makes an adorable 2 tiered cake embellisehd with an array of flowers. This die set is perfect for making the one of a kind Cake shaped card that is perfect for celebrating weddings or any special occasion with a cake. 

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To create this card I used the two cake dies and several of the flowers from the new Floral Cake Pop-Up Easel set. I used this image on an A2 size card instead of making in into an easel card. I love that the Pop-Up easel dies can be used in more ways than originally intended. 

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For the sentiment on th card I am using the new Say It Big stamp and coordinating die set. Where I stamp the Thinking of You sentiment in versamark ing and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Then die cut the sentiment with the coordinating dies that come in the stamp set. 

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This card was very easy to put together. I die cut the flower and leaf images a few times in white, grey, green and gold carstock. Then assembeld each flower with two images stacked on top of each other with some liquid glue. I added clear gems to the centers of the flowers for a bit more embellishment. Then popped up a few of the flowers and the base of the cake with foam tape for added dimension. 

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I think this card is absolutely stunning. I will certainly make a few more to have on hand to add to my wedding card stash. This die set can also be used to make traditional birthday cake, which I will be trying out as well. I hope you have enjoyed today's card project and found inspiration.  Until next time.....Happy Crafting! 

Candice Floral Signature copy

 

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Challenge Reminder #91: Add Texture
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Peeps! Hope your spring is full of sunshine and bright with color. Nancy here and I'm posting to remind you of our Challenge this month, 'Add Texture'. 

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There are so many ways to add texture to your projects and cards, and I'm going to show you one of favorites. I'm sure you're all familiar with this, but just in case, here's a reminder. 

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The Memory Box family has several deep pocket embossing folders, which add great impressions when run through your machines. I love to roll on further texture with a brayer and ink pads. It's a rather a reverse emboss, and the color is applied onto the standup portions of the folder.

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Lots of depth as well as texture on the background. But I didn't stop there. Layers, glitter paper, lifting die cut petals, and rhinestones also add texture. 

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A closeup of the flowers lets you see detailed copic shading, and the addition of glitter drops and rhinestones.

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The unicorn's crown wreath is also added texture, built from tiny posies, and leaves.

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What's your favorite texture to use? We'd love to see it!

Want to play? 

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!

Have a wonderful week! 

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Wishing You Strength
by Candice Crawford

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Happy Tuesday crafty friends, Candice here on the blog to sharing a sympathy card. Sympathy cards are often pretty hard to make. I like to create them in batches ahead of time and have them on hand. Today's card is pretty quick and easy to make. 

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The supplies used to make this card are the new Flower Field Frame die, the Basics Oval dies and the Coloful life sentiment stamp set. 

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To make this card, I die cut the flower field frame from white cardstock 3 times and adhered it together with liquid glue. Next I die cut two layers of ovals from the Basic Oval set die. The smaller oval from black cardstock and the outline oval from white cardstock. 

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Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Colorful Life sentiment stamp set from Versamark ink and heat embossed it with fine detail white embossing powder and my heat gun. Lastly I added some white irridescent gems to the center of several of the flowers for added dimension.

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The card front panel was adhered to grey A2 cardbase that measures 4.25 x 5.5 inches. I hope you have enjoyed today's cardshare and found inspiration. Until next time....Happy crafting friends! 

Candice Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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