89 posts categorized "Embossing"

12/12/2018

Wed 12

Challenge Reminder: CAS Christmas Card
by Nadine Carlier

Joy Card with Poppystamps by Nadine Carlier

Hello, Nadine here again today with a reminder to enter in the Merry & Bright December challenge! We are looking for projects that make the holidays your favorite time of year. For me, it is the "Joy" of the season so I made a CAS Joy Christmas card. Hope it inspires you to give it a try.

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I used the Seed Snowflake Joy Craft Die for the main focal point on my card.

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I then used the Seed Snowflake Outline Die as an accent behind the letters.  The Tidings Of Joy Clear Stamp set works perfectly with Seed Snowflake Joy Die to create the sentiment for my card.

The rules are simple and you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!! For all the details click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!
Nadine

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12/06/2018

Thu 06

It's That Time of Year
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and Happy Holidays everyone! Nancy here today with a card made some of the new dies from Poppy.

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I'm absolutely in love with the new Whittles, and LOVE how they all work together.

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I created my own textured background by using the smaller Whittle Wood Frame die, and cutting it several times from stamping masking paper. (You can find it on Amazon, I used Inkadinkado.)

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The masking paper allows for effortless inking with a sponge tool. I then added some white opaque droplets onto my card front. When all was dry, I cut out a window for my Whittle Rudolph, inking it around the edges in light blue. My frame is cut several times and inked as well.

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If you look closely at Rudolph, you can see that I inked him a bit around the edges to give him depth, and lightened his mane with a white pencil. Can't forget to mention the cute little red rhinestone nose!

Hope you're inspired to try something new, (if this is new to you), with your backgrounds and dies.

Happy Crafting! 

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11/25/2018

Sun 25

Holiday Shaker Gift Card Tag
by Robin Tharaldson

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Well it's official, the Holidays are here, whether we are ready for them or not!!  My super easy shaker tag is great for those last minute, I need a gift now situations!! I'm using the Double Stitch Tags set to create my gift card holder, which could double as a card base; you need to watch my video to see how the inside is put together!!

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For the shaker panel I used Simple Pinpoint Snowflake Frame, clear acetate and 1/8" foam strips from Darice! These tiny foam strips made this shaker go together FAST! No more cutting minute foam strips...

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My sentiment, from the Christmas Time stamp set, is inside and holds the gift card!!  The following video will show you just how easy this tag card is to make AND it fits into an A2 envelope!

 

Thanks for stopping by...

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11/21/2018

Wed 21

Challenge Reminder: Autumn Shaker Card
by Nadine Carlier

Fall Shaker Card by Nadine Carlier

Hello, Nadine here today! Have you entered the Poppystamps Happy Harvest challenge yet this month? It's not too late, you still have until Nov. 28th to enter.
For my inspiration for the challenge, I made an off the edge Autumn shaker card.

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The Give Thanks Brushed die was the perfect sentiment for this card, topped off with some Rinea Foiled Paper.

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I used the Whittle Maple Leaf and Whittle Oak Leaf dies for shaker windows and created a water brush effect using some ink and metallic color spray for the background.

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Watch my video tutorial below to see how I created my shaker card.... 

The rules are simple and you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!! For all the details click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!
Nadine

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11/17/2018

Sat 17

Tag Shaped Christmas Card
by Nadine Carlier

Christmas Tag Card by Nadine Carlier for Poppystamps

Hello, crafty friends! Nadine here again and today I am sharing a tag shaped Christmas card, it looks like a tag but opens just like a card.  Cards don't always have to be the standard shapes! 

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The Mod Poinsettia dies creates beautiful multicolored layered flowers. I used Rinea Foiled Paper altering red and gold.


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Don't you just love all the shimmer and glitter on this card? 


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To see how I created my tag shaped card, watch my video below.....

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting! 

Nadine

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11/12/2018

Mon 12

Sending Christmas Cheer
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Poppy Friends! It's countdown 'till Christmas card' sending, and I'm bringing some inspiration with Poppystamps Deco Tree Frame, a charming die with many fun possibilities.

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I love to watercolor, and thought of a way to incorporate this technique with the Deco frame. First I die impressed the image onto watercolor cardstock. Then with Artesa pens colored the tree, and negative spaces.

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The pens were one of those impulse buys, but let me tell you... I LOVE them! Rich colors that blend seamlessly, and allow for first laying down a water wash, which is what I did here. 

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Cut my die from gold foil paper and glued it over another die cut, giving the frame body and dimension. 

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Stamping on watercolor cardstock doesn't always give crisp clear images, so I decided to use acetate. Did you know you can emboss on acetate? Just be sure to use Heat Resistant Acetate.

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I bought mine on Amazon. Here's a shot of the acetate I used along with the sentiment from Deco Celebrate Christmas.

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I used very traditional colors with my watercolor, and the gold foil really adds to the richness of the Deco style.

Hope you're moving right along with your Christmas card making. Stay tuned for more inspiration from the Poppystamps blog!

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10/26/2018

Fri 26

Fall Leaves
by Robin Tharaldson

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There is a "hint" of Fall in the air here in SoCal!!!  Last week it was in the 90's, so who knows what is coming next, temperature wise!!  My project was inspired by a video from Sheri Carroll, she used her acrylic block as a "smusher" and applied watercolors to her paper.  I used the same technique to create my Fall leaves for my Grateful card along with products from Poppystamps Holiday Happenings Release! Click HERE to see the entire release! 

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I used Whittle Oak and Whittle Maple Leaf dies for my card; I just love all the detail in these die cuts!

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The Triple Stitch Window die is the perfect frame for my Fall leaves. I popped up the leaf panel using foam tape for a bit of dimension!

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My sentiment is from the Deco Frames and Phrases stamp set; just a perfect font for so many occasions!!  Be sure to watch my video to see how I created my Fall leaves!!

 

Thanks for stopping by...

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10/14/2018

Sun 14

Blog Blitz BELIEVE Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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Poppystamps Holiday Happenings Blog Blitz is ON!!!  You have a chance to win one of the dies featured on each of the Design Teams Blog Blitz Post!  If you haven't checked out the Holiday Happenings Release just click HERE! More Blog Blitz info at the end of my post.

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My card uses the Deco Victor Square die and the Art Deco Celebrate Christmas stamp set! I used the die to not only cut out a beautiful frame but also as an impression plate!

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This was so easy to put together!! The die does all the work for you...well, almost!!

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The following video will show you just how quickly this went together; GREAT for last minute cards! Just change the sentiment!

 

AND, if you leave a comment on my post you could win the Deco Victor Square die! Here is all the information and details for the Holiday Happenings Blog Blitz!!

The blog blitz runs from October 11-21. Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. For a chance to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts 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 random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST October 23 to leave a comment on each and every post you wish to enter. Winners will announced on the Poppystamps blog on October 24. Have fun...and please leave a comment!!!

Thanks for stopping by...

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08/17/2018

Fri 17

Sending Joy
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Fans! If you love the holidays, and all the traditions that make them special, then creating holiday cards is right up there at the top of your 'to do' list. My card today is a combo of some of the newest stamps and dies and hopefully will inspire you to get cookin' on your holiday card making.

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Holly Vine Sidekick Frame and Stencil lets you as artist, bring your special color touches to your cards.

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After taping the stencil over the leaves, I simply added a bit of sponged ink on each holly leaf. Don't you love the way the veins of the leaves stand out after sponging on the ink? The added texture of color just makes them pop!

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Poppy's Clear Stamps I used have matching dies, and note I cut 2 of the smaller poinsettia image. Here's why:

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Once I finished copic coloring my poinsettia, I fussy cut the center petals of one, and adhered it to the center of the first whole image with a bit of foam tape. The very center has some Stickles added.

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Plenty of room on the frame image to add my sentiment. First the word 'Joy' with embossing powder, then the rest stamped,

(note: the embossing powder I used is Ranger's Liquid Platinum), and JOY filled in with my copics.

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Hope you're inspired to play with a few of Poppy's new holiday collection! And be sure to come back every day for more inspiration! Happy crafting!

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08/03/2018

Fri 03

Holiday Blog Blitz! Joy to the World
by Robin Tharaldson

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Can you believe it's August already?!!??? It is definitely time to start thinking about making your holiday cards and projects! AND what a better way than Poppystamps Holiday 2018 Release! Not to mention a Blog Blitz where you could be the winner of one of the NEW dies from the release!

I decided to use a #10 envelope for my cards this year! It's still first class postage but has that different look! The #10 envelopes I am using are from Paper Source and are much heavier than a standard office supply envelope. 

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My Joy to The World card features several of the dies from the Holiday Release! For the background of the ornaments I used the largest of the Retro Ornaments dies and then embossed them using a snowflake embossing folder.

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For my JOY I used the Joy Outline die set! I cut the outline three times from white cardstock, stacked together to create more dimension and then added a single layer of the red joy! The following video will show you how to create this card!

 

If you would like to win the Joy Outline die, please leave a comment!!  Here's all the important information about Poppystamps Holiday Release Blog Blitz!  The blog blitz runs from July 24 to August 4, 2018; Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every Blog Blitz post during this time.  You must leave a comment on ONLY the posts 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. Poppystamps uses a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have untilmidnight US EST August 6 to leave a comment on each and every post you want to enter. Winners will be announced on the Poppystamps blog on August 9. Good Luck and LEAVE a comment...please!

Thanks for stopping by!

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