339 posts categorized "Flowers"

04/17/2019

Wed 17

Blooming Garden Challenge Reminder
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are so glad you could stop by today, and take a look at this fun card I created for our April Challenge, Blooming Garden! 

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I have a little kitty who LOVES to help me with everything I do, especially with my tiny garden that I have out on our apartment lanai. My kitty and my small space garden inspired me to create this card for our April Challenge. These "Whittle" animals that all came out this year are some of my very favorites, and today's Whittle Cat is sweetly checking out the Folk Watering Can filled with tiny flowers from the Spring Pot Shelves.

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To create this card, I started with some watercolor paper and sponged on Distress Oxide inks in shades of blues and greens, gently giving them a soft blend to look like an outdoor horizon. Then I splattered the paper with water and a paintbrush, which gives the inks these beautiful layers of color. Once the paper was completely dry, I then cut out the Pointed Rectangle Frame and the other cuts, and estimated where I wanted the horizon line to appear, then cut it out and adhered it to my white frame.

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I adhered that to my card base, then added all my die cuts, arranging the flowers and leaves from the Spring Pot Shelves into the Folk Watering Can, and adding the Stitched Fluttering Butterflies and a few sequins. It's the perfect design for my small space inspired Blooming Garden card!

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Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you will create for our April Challenge, Blooming Garden! Just use at least one Poppystamps die or stamp, then link up your creation to our  current challenge page on the right! What are you growing in your garden?

 

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Thanks so much for joining us today! We'll see you in the garden!

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04/10/2019

Wed 10

Blooming Garden Challenge Reminder
by Tanya Palamarchuk

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Hi! Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget that there is a monthly challenge running currently on the blog titled "Blooming Garden". You can create any project following the theme, just include at least one Poppystamps product and submit the photo of your project for a chance to win a fabulous prize!

 

I created white card with white garden! My garden is poppies! So tender and beaty! 

I added gold glitter and some pink for desert!

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Thanks for visiting today! Have a great day!

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04/06/2019

Sat 06

Happy Easter
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings and Happy Spring to all! I have a trio of Spring/Easter cards for you today, with background designer paper I made with Poppystamps new Picnic Plaid. 

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Once I got this generously sized plaid stamp into my Misti, it was hard to stop! As you can see, I used pastels and knew I wanted to create Easter cards.

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I used 2 main dies, coloring only one main image and mixing colors with my Distress Oxides.

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My tip for the day: use Q-tips for small spaces, and mix colors for a marbled look. It works great! Notice how I added pink to the bunny's cheeks and ears.

Easy breezy to get a soft pastel pink just where you want it with a Q-tip.

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3 cards, easily done with a fun plaid stamp, and plenty of papers left over to do more!

Have a great weekend!

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03/16/2019

Sat 16

Hello Sweet Friend
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, sweet friends! I have a friendship card for you today, with Poppy's new die, 'Spring Pots Frame'.

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I watercolored all the elements, as well as the background and frame, with Arteza pens. Here's how I did it:

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I wanted to use the outside frame from the Garden Party Sidekick Frame for my card, so I simply cut out the inside and colored the frame with my pens.

The frame was cut from watercolor card stock, spritzed with water, and then colored.

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The same was done with the Spring Pots frame, spritzed with water, then colored with pens.

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I also used the same coloring technique for the basket. And snipped some blooms from a 2nd Spring Pots die cut.

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Once filled with blooms the basket was added to the corner of the frame. And I added some Nuvo drops to finish. 

What's your favorite form of watercolor? Do you like the pens or pans? Have you tried watercolor pencils? Such a fun way to color your die cuts!

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03/06/2019

Wed 06

Clean&Simple Card
by Tanya Palamarchuk

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Hello everybody!

Tanya here!

And I want to remind you of our Challenge! You must to participate! Spring Cleaning is the theme of this month challenge.

I prepare style card with Purple flower

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Fantastic dies ans stamps by Poppystamps help me to create somesing unusual

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Thanks for stopping;)

Hugs!

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03/05/2019

Tue 05

Blog Blitz Alcohol Inked Greenhouse
by Nancy Penir

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Hi everyone! Are you ready for a Spring Blog Blitz? Lots of new stamps and dies, and plenty of fun techniques from the designers.

Today I have the Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame & Stencil to show you. And I've done a card with all alcohol inks die cuts. 

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Alcohol Inks are a fantastic way to add pizzaz to your project. They react with Yupo paper, a shiny surfaced paper, and blending solution to get a wildly colorful, rather agate like pattern, fun result. Here's one way to play with them. First I squirted my blending solution on my yupo paper. Notice it gets messy so protect your surface. Gloves are optional. 

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Next up I added my colors. No rhyme or reason, for this technique just go for it. 

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I then sandwiched a clean piece of yupo paper over my saturated sheet, in a schmooched way, pressing without moving either sheet. The result is a magical blend of wild color!

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Ok, friends, this was way too much fun! As you can see, I played with all color combos. And here's what I did with them:

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A birthday card for someone who loves potted and potting plants! Now there's a stencil that is included with this die. I can't wait to use it too.

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This fabulous die and stencil set is the giveaway to one lucky person. Don't forget to leave a comment today and on each of the blog blitz days for a chance to win. Best of luck to you, and thanks for sticking with me through my little tutorial on alcohol inking. By the way, there are fabulous you tube videos to entice you to trying these inks. 

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The new release is in the store, and the blog blitz runs from Mar. 2nd - the 14th. You have until the 17th to comment. The winners will be announced on the 19th. AND here's a 2nd way for you and a friend you choose to win... Visit us on Instagram, follow us, like the post you want to win, leave a comment and tag a friend. It's that easy!

Other dies I've included are listed below. Have a great week, and hope you enjoy the blitz!

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03/04/2019

Mon 04

California Poppy
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there and welcome to the Spring Line Poppystamps Blog Blitz. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post to win this beautiful Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame and Stencil from Poppystamps 

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This past Friday I went to visit the nearby hills on fire with blooms of wild California Poppies!  It was amazing , so glad I went as it only last a bit. This was in the Hills near Temecula.

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I left everything in tact then placed my stencil on top and began to use my watercolor Zeg pens to color the poppies.

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After I was done I added a bit of shimmer. Then stamped the sentiment using Poppystamps : Picnic Plaid clear stamp set.

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The die and stencil are both included with the die and could be your prize.

Thought I would share a few more of the wild Golden Poppies that are also the California state flower. 

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The blog blitz runs from March 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 random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST March 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on March 19.

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 by 12am US EST March 17

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on March 19.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!

 

Thanks for the visit today!

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02/27/2019

Wed 27

Hello Peeps
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Peeps!

Are you ready for spring? I sure am ready to say hello to one of my favorite spring peeps with a bright and breezy greeting card! take a look!

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I just love the happy face on this sweet little Chick and Egg die cut! It pairs beautifully with the row of tulips from the Easter Chicks Clear Stamp and Die Set! Add a Big Luxe Hello and you are ready to welcome spring!

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I kept this card very CAS by starting with a card base and the Pointed Rectangle Frame. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom, then stamped the tulips with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored the tulips and leaves with copic markers. When they were completely dry, I cut out the tulip row with the matching die cut, which worked like a dream! I may not have mentioned this before, but I became a member of the Poppystamps design team because I honestly believe that Poppystamps are the best stamps and dies in the world! I am never disappointed with their amazing quality! 

Once your have all your cuts, adhere them onto your card base and pop them in the mail! Don't forget the envelope too! These cheerful spring tulips will brighten up any plain white envelope in just a few minutes!

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Thanks so much for dropping by today! We have more great inspiration and ideas to share, as well as this brand new release you have been seeing sneak peeks from all week! Come back for more!

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02/20/2019

Wed 20

With Love
by Donna Peachey

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Have you seen the Poppystamps Challenge for this month?

It's all about 'Love'.  In fact, 'Love Me Do' is the theme.

So whether it's an engagement, a wedding, an anniversary...  or any other 'Love' theme you can think of, we would love to see your design.

Will you be playing along?

I do hope so!  There is still time.

Here's how my 'Love' themed card was made...

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I've started off by using the middle sized Pinpoint Hearts craft die.

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To add the slightest hint of a background I've used a few of the die cuts from the Little Kindness set as stencils.

Be very gentle adding the ink.  (I used a finger dauber).  You want just the smallest amount to add a hint of a design to the background.

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Then I've inked up some stamping card using a gorgeous shade of pink liquid watercolour...  and once dry, cut out both sizes of Whittle Hearts.

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Next comes the stamping (heat embossed).  Isn't this just the cutest little stamp set?

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This Gentle Hearts die is really so versatile.  (It's just been discontinued this week, so if it was on your 'wish list' now's the time to get scouring the shops as some may still have it in stock).  I've simply cut it from a strip of black card and distressed the edges.

Notice that I've cut it ever so slightly wider than the width of the card base?

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You'll need these two flowers (cut twice as shown) from the Tall Sketch Daisies set.  Glue them together to create a little dimension. 

Then, using the same grey card, cut out two sets of the Birdsong Mini Corner (see supplies if you aren't sure what this die looks like).  You'll be cutting these corners in half as you only need the mini branch with two leaves on.

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Assemble the card as shown (you'll need to trim down the flower stems), adding one tiny gem and one black heart...  then spray with silver glitter varnish.

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I know glitter varnish can be hard to see on a photo.  Hope this close up helps!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by today.

Oh, and to save you looking here's a quick reminder...

You have until 12 am US EST on February 26th to link up your design to the challenge blog.

We can't wait to see what you make!

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02/11/2019

Mon 11

Mixed Media Heart
by Donna Peachey

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It didn't take me long to realise that I could have some Mixed Media fun with the Wavy Heart craft die. 

Corrugated card is one of my favourite things to use with Mixed Media work, so in today's post I'm combining the two.  And what's more, once you have the basic idea under your belt you can decorate it however you please.

Here's a 'how to' guide...

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Start by drawing around the actual die and cutting it out with scissors.  I've used a piece of scrap card packaging as I like the fact the a small bit of text will show on the finished design.

You may want this to have some degree of durability, so please add and glue together additional layers if you so wish.

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Next, grab your corrugated card stash.  As you can see, mine's in two different colour tones (you'll understand why shortly).

You will want to cut out this die twice.  Once with the pattern running top to bottom and once with it running left to right.

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It's mix and match time!

Take alternate strips off one die cut and swap them out with the pieces from the other.

Then glue into place on your hand cut die shape.  It's up to you whether you use one heart for the front and one for the back or keep the other for a separate project.

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Now to decorate Mixed Media style...   Don't forget to do the back if you've used both hearts for this project!

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Here's a visual guide to the supplies used to decorate...

Firstly, sponge on the brown inks.  I've used the lighter shade on the rows running left to right and darker for the rows running top to bottom.

Then add a layer of gilding wax focusing mainly on the outside edge of the heart.

Next it's paint splatter time.  Light blue first.  Once dry, add the white.

Only when completely dry...  add partial black images using this stamp from the Studio Blotter clear stamp set.

(Tip...  don't use a stamp tool or a stamp block for this.  Just hold the stamp in your hand and apply the stamp to the archival ink pad, then press down on to the heart using your fingers to add pressure.  This stops your corrugated heart from getting flattened).  

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You can choose whatever you like to decorate.  I'm using the Fresh Petals craft die along with a sentiment from the Little Kindness clear stamp set.

The fullest flower uses every petal from the die cut set.  Such versatility and such cute little flowers!

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Here's a close up of the fullest flower.  I've added a layer of varnish (from a spray can) to all three flowers.

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Decide on your layout, but before gluing the flowers and branch pieces into position add one final finishing touch - this small 'dotty' stamp from the Studio Blotter set.

Stamp it freehand just as you did with the other stamp, then glue everything into place and add the sentiment (which I've stamped with Memento 'Gray Flannel').

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Add a hole and some twine...  and you are finished!

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Enjoy your day.

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