327 posts categorized "Flowers"

07/16/2018

Mon 16

Summer Wishes
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so glad you could join us here on the Poppystamps blog today! Today I am sharing two versions of a sweet Summer card that features three different techniques. Some of you may be "old pros" at this, but for others, these simple techniques might be something you have always wanted to try, but never quite had the time. These hot, humid summer days are the perfect time to add a new spin to your stamping!

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I used the pretty Peony Stems and Blossom clear polymer stamps to create the same card design using two different easy breezy techniques. The first card was colored with copic markers, and the second card was painted with pearlescent watercolors available at most craft stores. 

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Each card began the same way. After cutting out a card base panel, I then cut the Best Wishes Folksy Script in pretty shiny silver foil, and arranged the stamps and the sentiment in the pattern I was going to stamp on my paper. I thought I would add a lot more leaves and vines that would sort of "tumble" down the page, but I decided that pretty peony made a beautiful focal point and kept the design simple.

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I stamped the flowers in silver ink, one image at a time, then covered the image with silver embossing powder, shook off the excess powder, then heated the image until the silver powder turned into a firm and shiny outline. Both cards were created the same way.

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Once the image was completely dry, I colored the flowers with a few copic markers. You don't need a lot of markers to create pretty images with a little bit of shading. Whatever you try will look bright and beautiful!

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Once my flowers were colored with the copics, I glued the card to the folded base, added the Best Wishes Folksy Script, and finished it off with a few sequins. I then painted my second card with watercolor paints, let them dry, and finished the card in the same way. Two different cards, with two very different looks!

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You may be new to embossing, copics, or watercolors, but Poppystamps images are all so adorable and sharp that it's easy to experiment, even for beginners! Give it a try and show us what you create!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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07/15/2018

Sun 15

Daisy Frame Notepad Holder & Handmade Notepad
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  I've been having so much fun with the Daisy Frame from the new release!  Today I'll share how I made a notepad holder from clear acetate, along with a notepad made from gingham paper from Birchpress Design.  

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The gingham papers are perfect for this project.  They are gorgeous, light colors with a perfect thickness; not too heavy and not too light.  This makes it even easier to make notepads that look sharp.  I had no idea how simple padding compound is to use, and I'll show how to use it in the video below.

The notepads were made using an assortment of paper colors, so each time a page is used, the color of the next piece is revealed through the clear acetate, creating different looks!

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Here's a full tutorial video on how to make these fun notepads and holders:

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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07/10/2018

Tue 10

Daisy Frame Hello
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a beautiful day!  Today I'm sharing a card made with the new Daisy Frame die.  
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The die is cut from white card stock and layered over a distress ink covered panel.  I wanted to put yellow where the flowers would be, green for the leaves, and blue skies in the center.  I started by inking the center with Tumbled Glass distress ink.  To avoid lines I inked the center with a stencil brush.  It lightly applies the ink so it takes a while to get good coverage.   I inked up the floral areas with Squeezed Lemonade from the outer edges.  Next I added Twisted Citron between the yellow corners.  It's always start with the lightest color and then add the darker shade gradually.  It's easier to add a little more color than to try to remove it later!
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A Folksy Hello Script die made a simple sentiment, and a scatter of Stitched Fluttering Butterflies cut from gold glitter paper adds some sparkle and shine.
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I added a Stitchwork Square Frame to give the card a finished look.
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I hope you find some time to create today! 
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Finished Size 4.5 x 4.5"

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06/29/2018

Fri 29

Summer Release Blog Blitz: Hello Layout!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Who doesn’t love new diecuts? summer???? Release??? Poppystamps???  jiji 

This is a beautiful party!!!!!! Welcome to my post!!!!!

For this layout, I decided use several diecuts of our new release and I have old dies too jijiji 

1It's so full of energy, good and beatiful energy!!!! Good Vibes!!!! (Dave,  Good Vibes could't be a great phrase for a diecut jiji)  First I painted my background with watercolors with energy and vibrant colors too!!!!

1aThat "Hello"  is fantastic!!!! You can win it!!!! Love the size of these words, a great success of Poppystamps!!!!!

My spanish quote means: Fly as high as your dreams take you! I write it! 

2How beautiful is this beautiful heron!!!!!!!!! I cut in two colors!!!! I put glitter!!!!! aw!!!! Looks like she  wants kiss me jijiji

2aIn my layout, you can see stars, butterflies, glitter, shines, golden things,  elements that I love to put in my projects!!!!! ou can see me too! jajaja Hello!!!! 

4Remember: We're showing the newest Poppystamps release and celebrating with a Blog Blitz!    There are 16 new dies to show that we think you're going to love!  Not familiar with our Blog Blitz?  Well .. it's a special time we set aside to show the new products.. and the best part?  You'll find a prize on every post during the blitz! 

DSC_0018The prize on this post is the Hello Folksy Scrip!!!! Comment!!!!!! I love read you!!!!

The blog blitz runs from June 19-29. 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 July 4 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on July 6. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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06/26/2018

Tue 26

Summer Release Blog Blitz-To a Special Friend
by Robin Tharaldson

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I hope you have seen the latest release from Poppystamps...no? Well here's the link to see all the new products Summer Release! PLUS, you could win the Daisy Frame die from the Summer Release, more information at the end of my post! The pretty background die on my card is the Daisy Frame!! This die is 4" square and is very versatile! For this card I cut the Daisy Frame three times, yes I know, I do that a lot, BUT I love how it looks!

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Also new to this release is the Friend Folksy Script die; just a super fun font! I layered three together, he he he, for more dimension and used a sentiment from the Fairy Wishes stamp set. I cut one sentiment (Special Friend) apart and added it to another (To A), to create the exact wording I wanted on my card.

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The dark grey cardstock I used was a nice compliment to the light pink cardstock. It's a nice contrast but much softer looking than black! The following video will show you how to put this card together!

 

If you would like to win the Daisy Frame die, please leave a comment!!  Here's all the important information about Poppystamps Summer Release Blog Blitz!  The blog blitz runs from June 19-29, 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 until midnight US EST July 4 to leave a comment on each and every post you want to enter. Winners will be announced on the Poppystamps blog on July 6. Good Luck and LEAVE a comment...please!

Thanks for stopping by!

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06/24/2018

Sun 24

Blog Blitz ~ Tall Sketch Daisies
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  This new release is so much fun, and I love seeing all the new dies in beautiful creations!  Today I'll be sharing a tutorial of  this card in the video below.  The Tall Sketch Daisies created a shadowed effect with white against kraft card stock.  Along the way, I discovered a cool trick with using white-on-white that results in a beautiful, soft, cushy look. I'll show it in the video, but a hint:  watercolor paper!

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Just a few light colored crystals added a subtle sparkle and I love how simple this card is to make. Great for any occasion!

Thank you so much for joining the Poppystamps Blog Blitz today!  Guidelines are simple - Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win the Tall Sketch Daisies die set!

The blog blitz runs from June 19-29. 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 July 4 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on July 6. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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06/08/2018

Fri 08

Love Card
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!

Again here, me, Patty Tanúz with a color full card!!!! Do you feel love in the air? Maybe, it's Poppy's butterflies!!!!! Yeih!!!!! 

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I love my card!!!!! The colors are intense and I decided put a cheerful shaker!!!!

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The giant "Love" is so beautiful!!!! 

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Did you see my background? Made with Watercolors and a golden touch! 

IMG_5702The best? Stitches everywhere!!!!

Shhh-shhhh-shake it, shake it!!!! jiji

Are you ready for summer????

Have a creative day always!!!!

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05/26/2018

Sat 26

A Flutter of Florals
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

We are so thrilled that you could join us here at Poppystamps today! Today I am sharing a bright and cheerful summery card that's full of fun and color! Take a look!

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I love using the Diamond Background for so many projects, especially for spring and summer garden themes. It reminds me of a pretty garden trellis, and it's a beautiful backdrop for these tiny blooms and hummingbirds.

After cutting the Diamond background in a "base" lime green, I adhered it to my card base, then cut additional Diamonds in multiple colors. Originally I had planned on a more colorful background, but after seeing how my tiny flowers were shaping up, I decided to make all the diamond inserts white, to really make my flowers pop.

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After gluing in all the diamonds, I added the Little Hummingbirds with tiny foam dots, then went to work on the Poinsettia Minis. I cut out all of the petals, curled them inwards with a ball burnisher, glued them all together, added them to my card, and finished them with tiny blue jewel centers.  It's not very hard work. but it is a little time-consuming, and it takes a delicate hand and some craft tweezers. The results are always eye-catching!

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Thank you all so much for joining us today!

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05/24/2018

Thu 24

Florida Flamingo
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

Welcome to Poppystamps! Now that summer is knocking on our doors, it's time to think about vacations! How about Florida? This Fine Flamingo is happy to welcome you to the Sunshine State, or anywhere else warm and sunny! Even if it's cold where you are now, you can shake off the winter blues with vivid colors, fine flamingos, and floral displays in bright colors! 

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I started with a grey background panel, and framed it with a white Pointed Rectangle Frame. I added the Fine Flamingo in a hot pink, and then arranged the Blooming Rose and Rose Stem to look like an opening through a garden grove. I wanted each flower to look slightly different, so I tweaked the die cuts just a little, adding a leaf here, or cutting off a curly vine there. When I was happy with the lay-out, I cut each flower in two shades of yellow, orange, and blue, and glued the pieces in place with craft tweezers. The Stitched Fluttering Butterflies made a bright finishing touch.

 

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Thanks so much for joining us today! We love sharing our designs with you, and we also love to see what our Poppystamps friends and family like to create too!

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05/16/2018

Wed 16

Poppystamps "Pattern Paper Please!" Challenge Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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The challenge theme for May is "Pattern Paper Please!"  Here are the challenge details! 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. 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.  And remember, you can't win if you don't enter!!!

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I love patterned paper; you can express and create so much better when using patterned paper! I even used pattern paper for the flowers and stamped on top, it adds a subtle texture to the petals.  The stamps and dies I used are all from Poppystamps and are linked below.


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The winner  of the "Patterned Paper Please!" challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the Poppystamps store! You have until 12 am US EST on May 29 to link up your design here!  The winner will be announce on June 1 and a new challenge will start, good luck!

Thanks for stopping by!

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