347 posts categorized "Flowers"

06/04/2019

Tue 04

You Are Too Kind
by Nancy Penir

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Wow! Can you believe we are entering a month that heralds summer? There are flowers everywhere in my valley. They inspired this summery card with a floral background.

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With Altenew's Snapdragon ink, and my Misti, I stamped Poppy's Flower Garden, and made sure I had a good print. (Whatever did we do without our Mistis?) Then I picked a copic in a grey lavender to ink in the background, so my flowers would pop even more.

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I added my sentiment on Poppy's Art Deco Frame, and inked the sentiment panel a bit on the edges.

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A little bit of foam pops up the rose and top panel of the sentiment

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Hope this gives you some inspiration to add some summer to your cards. 

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Nancy Floral Signature copy

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05/24/2019

Fri 24

Sympathy Card
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here today with a feminine sympathy card, using :Poppystamps clear stamps and dies. 

I tried not to make it too busy  but wanted to add more than just the background  . 

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I stamped the background with: Flower Garden and used : Tim Holtz distressed oxide inks. First I stamped lightly with the ink pad then blended the inks so it would not have any harsh lines.

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I kept doing it till I was happy with the results. I am using the MISTI Stamping tool.

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The sentiment comes with the background  stamp set: Flower Garden, all linked below.

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I die cute the Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame a few times so I would have a few flowers to put around the :Whittle Hearts.

I randomly cut them apart then sanded with a sanding block to smooth the edges, then tucked them around the heart.

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Thank you so much for the visit today, I hope you get some crafty time today or this week.

 

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05/20/2019

Mon 20

Poppy Hello
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  I hope your week is off to a good start!  Today I'm sharing a card I made with the Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame.   The design team has shared different ways to color this die using watercolor, distress inks and markers.  I personally don't color dies too often because I worry about keeping the lines clean and crisp and I dont always stay in the lines.
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I thought I'd share how I got this clean look without having to worry about having a steady hand.
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I started by cutting the frames from white card stock.  Next I inked up the flowers with Copic Markers.  I didn't worry about keeping the ink on just the flower, or off the frame.  I used two shades for the orange/red flowers, and three shades for the green stems and leaves.
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Next I cut the dies again from white card stock and snipped off the florals between the lines of the frame.  My first attempt was using a ruler and razor.  It looked very choppy and I was disappointed.  I found using a simple pair of scissors worked even easier and looked cleaner when I was done.
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And finally I made an ombre blue background from three shades of distress ink (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch).  I used a Yoseng make up brush (from Amazon) to get a line free blending of ink.
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Now to assemble all the pieces! 

1.  Attached the distress ink background to the card base. 
2. Attach the COLORED Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame to the distress ink panel.
3. Attach the CUT Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame to the COLORED one.
4.  Attach the COLORED Garden Poppy Stitched Frame.
5.  Attach the CUT Garden Poppy Stitched Frame.
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I inserted a Brush Hello die cut inside the open frame.  I cut it a second time and attached it over the first to make the die cut thicker to match the heavy outline frames.  The stamped sentiment is from the Fairy Wishes Stamp Set.  The finishing touch is a few gems for some sparkle and shine.

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I love the bold contrast of the red against the blue and that the coloring was easy.  I hope you give this technique a try.  The layered dies feel thick and expensive, and the coloring is clean and bold.
Jeanne Floral Signature copy
Finished Size:  4.25 x 5.5"

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05/15/2019

Wed 15

Wishi Washi Birthday!!
by Robin Tharaldson

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Hi and welcome to my Poppystamps Challenge reminder! This is a SUPER easy challenge! Just use washi tape and/or a wish sentiment, for example a birthday greeting! You also need to use one Poppystamps stamp or die product!

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For my card I used a simple die cut image, Delightful Daisy, and a few strips of washi tape to create a fast and easy card!

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For my wishi part of the challenge I used a sentiment from the Birthday Blowout stamp set.

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To finish my card I added a few dew drops! The following video will show you how to create this quick card!

I hope you play along with us! The rules are simple and all the details can be found here!

Thanks for stopping by...

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05/11/2019

Sat 11

Sending You Love
by Donna Peachey

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Die cutting, heat embossed stamping, graphite blocks, Brusho Colours, distress markers, distress crayons and gilding wax...  this is my idea of Mixed Media fun!

I may have taken some artistic license with my 'higgledy-piggledy' shed inspired design, though...  After all, in my garden the field mouse runs and hides any time a bird gets near.  But it's nice to think that somewhere they are coexisting peacefully.

Want to know how this was made?

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You'll need two die cuts from the Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame And Stencil set.

Use Brusho Colours just for the pots on the first one.  Whilst that is drying, cut off the pots from the second and use Graphite blocks to colour.  Then seal using Varnish spray.

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Using either die cut frame as a guide, stamp and heat emboss the words 'you' and 'love' as shown.

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Then add some ink.  I've used the stencil from the Ribbon Heart Sidekick frame and a Memory Box stencil called 'Tiny Dots'.

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Just like a real gardener, we are going to do some pruning!

I've cut and coloured these pieces from the Spring Pots Shelves die...

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...  added some more colour to the card base ...

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...  cut out a mouse, cut and partially coloured two birds and cut and glued together the word 'sending'...

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...  before finally gluing the two frames together as shown!

Just a touch of gilding wax.

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And then we can finally pot our flowers !

 

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Add the finishing touches as shown and you'll have your own slightly ramshackled yet oh so pretty little garden scene.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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04/30/2019

Tue 30

Someone Special!
by Robin Tharaldson

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Thanks for stopping by Poppystamps blog today! My card features pretty Spring flowers for a special someone!! The products I used are listed at the end of my post with links to the Poppystamps shop for your convenience! 

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I really like the pretty, bright Spring flowers! This card just says "happy" to me, lol!!!

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By using the Double Stitch Circle Frames I was able to create a circle on my card panel; another use for frame dies!!

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To stamp my images I used a slightly different technique, one that was not so easy until stamp positioners became available. My video shows how to stamp with more accuracy onto pre cut die-cuts!!

Thanks for stopping by...

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04/28/2019

Sun 28

Springtime in the Jungle
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are so glad you could join us today for a sweet and simple Springtime in the Jungle card, created with one of my favorite new whittle dies, Whittle Elephant!

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This cheerful card was easy breezy to make too! Cut out the Whittle Elephant in bright pink, and then cut the Tall Sketch Daisies in some of your favorite spring colors. Arrange the daisies to create a colorful jungle!

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Thank you so much for dropping by today!

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04/22/2019

Mon 22

Cheerful Hello Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here today with a cheerful hello card using the new Poppystamps Butterfly Wings Clear Stamp Set.  I love how this stamp is a background stamp, so many things can be done with background stamps. 

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I used it to create a resist for the background on my card front. The "to my favorite bestie" is one of the sentiment stamps that comes with the Butterfly Wings Stamp Set. 
The "hello" is from the Poppystamps Luscious Script Die.

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Watch my video below to see exactly how I created my card.
Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the bell so you will get updates when I post a new video.

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting! 

Nadine

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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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