71 posts categorized "Foil"

Thinking of You
by Candice Crawford



Hey there crafty friends! Did you know Valentine's Day is Valentine's Day is in 16 days.  Have you started making your Valentine's Day cards? 

Well if you are a bit behind in your card making, today's project share should help inspire you to crafting.  My card today features several new dies from the latest release.


I am using the Vintage Scallop Heart die, the Sending Love Poe Script along with the Criss Cross Heart Foil Plate. If you have not tried hot foiling on your cards, I strongly recommend doing so. The level of embossed shine that comes from the hot foil is absolutely stunning. 


To create the background of my card, I ink blended Distress Oxide inks in Spun Sugar, Abandon Coral and Age Mahogany on to my A2 size card front.  Then with silver hot foil I added the Criss Cross Heart image to the card. 


Lastly I die cut the sentiment Sending Love from white card stock 3 times and layered them together for added dimension. This card was very simple to make and can easily be massed produced.  I hope you have enjoyed today's cardsharp and found inspiration.  Until next time.....Happy Crafting. 

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Slimline Adelaide Snowflakes Card
by Sphoorti



Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti, and I only have one card for you today, and it's such an easy one to make - you can whip it up in 30 minutes, tops!


I started off with the 2531 Adelaide Snowflakes craft die and cut some silver mirror, copper mirror, silver glitter, and gold glitter card stocks from the Glitter and Mirror pad assortments Poppystamps has.




I took a card base long enough to fit the five snowflakes and adhered the gorgeous snowflakes in a staggered fashion along the x-axis.




I hot foiled PSF808 Modest Greetings 2 on some white card stock with copper colored foil and chose the "You are the best" sentiment from it. I matted the sentiment with some silver glitter card stock.





I had some glitter washi tape that slightly matched one of the snowflakes, so I lined the card base with it along the top and bottom edges.




And you know what? That was it! So easy, yet so elegant and festive!


Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? I'd love to hear from you! Thank you for visiting! See you soon!




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An Evening Valentine
by Rachel Duong

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Hello, this is Rachel here to share another heart card but this time with a little more color and a twist from the typical Valentine hues!  I gave it an elegant, emerald-teal shimmering background paired with a rich, burgundy organza ribbon. The candlelit gold and magenta mirrored accents bring it all together....and big hugs too! This Poppystamps valentine is for someone very special. 


Steps to create this card.
1. Hot foil the "Big Hugs" sentiment from the Poppystamps "You are Amazing Poe Script Greetings" hot foil and cut die set. Use rainbow foil on white. This sentiment will not be used on this card, so save it for another one.
2. Using the scrap of used foil from above, place on a solid metal plate and foil the negative view.
3. Die cut it out using the matching frame from the set. Die cut a second layer for extra height and interest if desired.
4. Using pale markers in yellow, pink and lavender, fill in the words to give the sentiment a warm candlelit glow.


5. Die cut the top heart from the Poppystamps "Vintage Scalloped Heart" dies in dark red card stock.
6. Blend two shades of brown oxide ink around the border leaving the center red. The lightest brown goes first and further toward the center, the darker brown around the outside edge to finish the look.
7. Die cut the scalloped heart in warm metallic gold from the Memory Box "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad".


8. Using the Poppystamps "Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame", cut hearts in the colors as follows.
a. Shiny magenta pink hearts - die cut a 1.5" strip of metallic magenta pink card stock from the Memory Box "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad". 
b. Chocolate brown hearts - die cut a strip of chocolate brown card stock. 
c. Brown and gold hearts - smudge embossing ink on a strip of brown card stock. Sprinkle gold embossing powder over the strip and heat emboss. Die cut the strip for beautiful two-toned hearts!
d. Dark red hearts - Splatter watered down white acrylic paint on a strip of dark red card stock. Run the strip through the cutting machine and collect the speckled hearts!


9. Make a square card base measuring 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 out of heavyweight dark gray card stock.
10. Cut a square measuring 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 from the Memory Box "Festive Glitter Pad" shimmering cardstock in emerald teal.
11. Tie a small ribbon with burgundy organza ribbon.
12. Adhere the pieces together. Double sided tape works best to adhere the glitter front to the base. 
13. Arrange the hearts and adhere using glue dots. Create balance by spreading out the colored hearts in a natural, organic way yet keeping the chocolate and red speckled hearts layered under the magenta and gold ones. These showstoppers should be front and forward!


Big hugs and lots of hearts to you. Have an enchanting day today until we meet again.  (In a few weeks!)



A Thank You from the Heart
by Nancy Penir

Have you seen the new Foil Plates in the Poppystamps store? Hi and welcome to my post today. I'm smitten with the Leaf and Tendril Foil Craft Plate. Keep reading and you'll see why.

DSC_0259_wmI made a thank you card with a panel done with the foil plate, using a silvery foil onto Memory Box's pink cardstock, (By the way, if you haven't checked out the 110 lb. cardstock color packs, when you're done reading this post, run right over to MB and shop!)


I paired my bright and blingy card base with glitter and mirror cardstock die cuts. And added a vellum heart behind the sentiment.


I love how the foil plays with any color it's near!


I added a contrasting teal shimmer cardstock to the leaves and paper pieced my framed heart. 

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While  my foil machine was out, I played with foiling on other colors as well. Wanted you to see how beautiful they all turned out. Love having them on hand for future projects!

Take care my friends. Hope you enjoyed today's post, and hope you'll check out all the foil plates in the Poppystamps shop!

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One Background Die, Two Completely Different Cards - Part 2
by Sphoorti



Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti again and today you'll see the second way I used the 2483 Ornament Background craft die from the 2021 Holiday Release in a way that's completely different from what God and the makers of Poppystamps dies intended. For the first method, check out my previous post here!




For this card, I started off by taking an A2 sized panel of gray card stock and ink blending Black Soot Distress Ink along the perimeter the same way I did for the card from my previous post. I splattered this one with perfect pearls too.




Remember how I had a number of leaves left over from die cutting card stock with the the 2483 Ornament Background craft die, and trimming out the ornament? Well, I took those and layered them on top of each other for dimension. I couldn't throw them away - they're so beautiful! I rounded the sharp edges where I could, and topped off the stacked die cuts with a silver and gold mirror card stock. Then I spread them out and adhered them on the ink blended card panel.


I hot-foiled the "You are amazing" sentiment from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies and adhered it in the middle of the card.




I scattered some clear gems everywhere. I adhered the card panel to an A2 sized black card base and that was it!




When I started making the card on my previous post, I had no idea I'd end up with another one that I never even envisioned. Funny how that happens, huh?!


Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let me know your thoughts! We love to hear from you! I hope you've been having an awesome holiday season and hope you have an awesome New Year's Day and year ahead! Thank you for your never ending support!






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One Background Die, Two Completely Different Cards - Part 1
by Sphoorti



Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti again and I have one card for you today, but it's one of two! Today you'll see one of two ways of how I used the 2483 Ornament Background craft die from the 2021 Holiday Release, and completely differently than intended.




I started off by taking a slimline panel of gray card stock and ink blending Black Soot Distress Ink along the perimeter, and then splattering the entire background with Perfect Pearls. I thought I'd push myself to move out of my comfort zone (i.e. making a clean and simple card with a white background) and I'm so glad I did because I loved how this turned out!




Then, I did a lot of die cutting, starting with the 2537 Layered Holly Branch craft die and the 2535 Pine Needle Shoots craft die from the 2022 Christmas release. I ink blended the white die cuts with Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, and Lucky Clover Distress Inks. I also cut some pine needles using vellum.

I moved onto the star of the show, i.e. the 2483 Ornament Background craft die, and die cut a bunch using regular white card stock (for dimension) and a top layer with silver mirror card stock. I separated the ornaments in the background die cuts from the leaves (this did take some time, so I wouldn't opt to mass produce these!) and I set the leaves aside. (Hint, hint: You're going to need the leaves for Part 2, so don't throw them away!). I backed the ornaments with some vellum so that they stand out more on the dark background.




Once I had all my die cuts layered, colored, backed with foam tape for dimension, I arranged the holly branches and then adhered the ornaments as if they were hanging from the branches. I tied a silver string to the ornaments so that they didn't look like they were floating.


I took the pine needle shoots and adhered them randomly to the branches. I wanted some additional shine / sparkle, so I applied some glue to the holly leaves and sprinkled Diamond Dust on them.




I used a hot foiled Happy Birthday sentiment that I made using the PSF808 Modest Greetings 2 Hot Foil Plate and Die because I plan to send this to a friend who has a December birthday. Finally, I scattered some clear jewels all around and that was it!




Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? I typically stop after I add a few elements to a card, but for this one, I just kept adding things on top of other things, and I honestly am very happy with it. I'd love to know your thoughts! Stay tuned to see what I did with the remaining components of the 2483 Ornament Background craft die! Here's a sneak peek:






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