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38 posts categorized "Foil"

Fun with Foiling
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello, Marybeth Lopez  here with you today. Can you believe May is almost over! It flew by for me. 

Poppystamps has so many fun new products as you have seen some of the design team members already use. The DT has created so many gorgeous cards.

I did lost of foiling today with the amazing sentiments sets from Poppystamps : Foil and Cut Die Sets...... 

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After using the hot foil machine , I used the companion outline die to cut it out . So very easy . I made lots so I have them ready to go when needed. I think you are going to love these.

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The Congratulations is from the Modest Greetings 1. I also cut and foiled many of those too.

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Since I have both sets I was able to cut two at a time. I have many on hand ready to go.

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This photo above shows how beautifully they shine and glimmer. I am so excited about the new foil dies from Poppystamps. For my leaves I used oxide distressed inks and blended with a sponge dauber. The leaves are from Poppystamps Brilliant Geraniums Flower Set.

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This is a graduation card for a guy , did want any flowers , so I just used the leaves. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Happy Crafting and Peace be with you all.

 

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Brilliant Geranium
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hello dear friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  I'm so excited about the latest release from Poppystamps!  It's got beautiful flowers, butterflies and YES!!! Foiling Dies! 

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The new Brilliant Geraniums are beautiful.  They're one of the first flowers we can plant here in the Midwest because they can tolerate the cooler spring night temperatures.  I love that they last through the summer - looking so patriotic in pops of bright red  on the front porch! 

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I cut the flowers and foliage from colored cardstock.  To add some coloration to the leaves I used markers and just scribbled a zig zag in the center of each. Because I cut the leaves from different shades of cardstock I used a darker shade of maker to add the detail to each. 

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I arranged the flowers and leaves on a panel of clear cardstock the size of my card front to help me decide what to put where before I commit and adhere them in place.  I like that I can slide different backgrounds under the clear panel to get a "preview" of the finished card. 

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The card base is a beautiful Penelope Pinpoint Frame layered over pink cardstock - it reminds me of a garden trellis.   The leaves are adhered flat to the card base while the flowers are adhered with adhesive foam tape  to add dimension.

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The sentiment is the Luscious Script Hello cut three times from white cardstock and stacked so it's thick like chipboard.  The smaller foil sentiment completes the sentiment.  The foil sentiment is from the Modest Greetings set that includes six phrases and one die to cut them with.     There are two sets of the Modest Greetings Sentiments with phrases for a variety of occasions. 

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The finishing touch is bitty Fairy Jewels added to the flower centers and some larger Green Christmas Fairy Crystals added like dewdrops to the background.  

I hope you're having a great day and find some time to admire the pretty blooms that are showing up everywhere this time of year. 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Perfect Posies Congratulations
by Tiffany Pryce

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Wedding season is upon us so I wanted to make a card for my stash. I have a couple weddings coming up so I know this will come in handy! I am really into clean and simple cards these days, and I love how this one turned out. It reminded me of white lace. Let's dive into the details.

First, using the Pinpoint Half Ring Plate, I foiled the pattern with matte gold glimmer foil onto white cardstock trimmed to 5.25 x 4 inches. If you've never foiled a regular, cutting die, it is so easy! Just foil as you normally would. The resulting foil is not as prominent, especially not with this plate as only the raised areas that would have pierced the paper were foiled. It is a little hard to tell in the photos since the effect is subtle, but in real life it adds a really pretty detail and just a hint of gold shimmer.

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Next, I die cut a large panel of white cardstock using the Perfect Posies Bouquet die. I die cut the panel three times. With spray adhesive, I glued the die cuts on top of the background. I filled the entire card front with the posies, adding small bits to fill any gaps. If I made this card again, I would add additional definition by layering the posies for more dimension.

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After finishing the background, I worked on the focal flowers and sentiment. From the Vintage Pastel paper pad, I die cut the Petite Blooms Flower Set in gold. I also cut the Petite Blooms from white cardstock and layered them together. I adhered three gold flowers and added a fairy jewel to the flower centers. Lastly, I added a sentiment from the Modest Greetings 1 foil and cut die set. I foiled the sentiment with matte gold glimmer foil.

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Hope you're inspired to try making your own tone on tone, background pattern with die cuts. Have a crafty weekend!Tiffany Floral Signature copy

 

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Foil and Cut Die Sets from Poppystamps
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, Poppystamps friends! Are you a fan of foiling? Well you're going to love today's post. I want to introduce one of Poppystamps' newest: Foil and Cut Die sets. 

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The Foil and Cut sets let you foil the image onto cardstock, and then die them perfectly.

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Birthday Wishes set has 3 foil and Cut sentiments. 

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Nothing else captures the professional look of foiling, and Poppystamps Poe Script is both elegant and decorative.

I've paired my foiled die cut with the new Brilliant Geraniums. One of my favorite spring flowers.

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I have geraniums in all colors and shapes in my garden. The new die set allows you to add petals and pop them up with layering... so many creative possibilities!

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First die cut in white cardstock, I sponge inked the leaves and petals, and then added some depth with colored pencils. I bent up the top layers of petals, and then added colored dewdrops in the centers.

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If you enjoy foiling, see this and other new Foil and Cut Die Sets in the Poppystamps store. Be warned, you won't want to stop with one set!

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Have a wonderful, crafty weekend!

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Hot Foil Birthday
by Tiffany Pryce

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Happy Saturday, Poppy peeps! Have you shopped the new release yet? It's so cute! There are great staples for spring and summer and even a brand new line of hot foil stamps - woohoo! Today, I'm sharing a clean and colorful, birthday card using goodies from the new release.

First, I created the card base and background. I trimmed a panel of cream, woodgrain cardstock down to 5 x 3.75 inches. I backed it with several layers of scrap cardstock to add dimension and added it to an A2 card base. Next, I die cut the Perfect Posies Bouquet die twice - once from orange cardstock from the Sunny Orange paper pad and once from coral cardstock from the Berry Red paper pad. I adhered the layers together with liquid glue. To the flower centers, I added a gold jewel from the Christmas Fairy Jewels pack.

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Next, I worked on the butterfly. The Small Stained Glass Butterfly and Background die comes with two pieces - a solid butterfly background and the delicate, stained glass wings. I die cut the background from 2 layers of white and 1 layer of pink cardstock from the Berry Red paper pad. For the wings, I die cut gold cardstock from the Vintage Pastel Mirror paper pad. I adhered the wings only in the middle so I could lift the wings a bit. For the butterfly body, I die cut it from the same coral color as I did the Perfect Posies. I adhered the butterfly with liquid glue to the card front.

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Beneath the butterfly, I added a sentiment from the Modest Greetings 1 foil and cut die set. I foiled the sentiment with matte gold glimmer foil. The matte gold is one of my favorite glimmer foils. I added foam tape behind the sentiment to ensure that it was level across the panel.

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Hope you liked this clean and simple birthday card! Stay tuned to the blog to see even more amazing ideas with Poppystamps products. Have a great day!

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Tiffany Floral Signature copy

 

 

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2 Easy, CAS Happy Mail cards
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppystampers!

 

I'm back with 2 very easy, very clean and simple (CAS) cards for you today! I actually had 4, but one of the products I used on 2 of the cards was discontinued (my bad, I didn't realize it), so I'm just going to talk about the 2 other cards, which surprisingly were off-shoots of the original cards. By that, I mean - I planned the other two cards, I had a vision and implemented it. And I had some extras remaining with which I made the two you see here. Funny, huh?

 

So, let's get into it!

 

I fell in love with this little Stitched Envelope die and cut up a number of envelopes with various types of card stock (like Neenah Solar White / Vellum / Glitter / Foil) etc. Just a tip, though - choose thin card stock for this because it'll be easier to score it and get it to stick. (Don't do what I did and use Neenah Solar White 110 pound)

 

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I scored and sealed the envelopes with glue (and where they refused to stick due to thickness of the Neenah card stock, I ended up using superglue and it worked like a charm). I put little puffy heart stickers where the top and bottom flaps meet and set them aside.

 

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My original idea was to have the envelopes floating in the clouds (I'll post a picture of this on Instagram eventually), but for these two cards, I happened to see a spare frame from the Double Scalloped Stitched Frame Die on my desk and played around with the envelopes on the frame like so:

 

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I liked how the frame looked with the little envelopes on it, so I moved forward with the idea, and adhered the frame with the envelopes on a top folding portrait card base.

 

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I cut up a bunch of layers of the Playful Hugs sentiment die and stacked them up to make a chipboard like die-cut. I applied it to the bottom of the frame horizontally. After I glued it down, I didn't like it very much (I felt that the envelopes were clouding the sentiment and it felt cramped down there), so I decided to make another one with a vertical orientation of the same sentiment. That's how I ended up with card # 2. Which one do you like better?

 

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I absolutely adore these puffy heart stickers, so I couldn't help but put them on the frame too. I did that for both, but with different orientations.

 

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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which card did you like better? Please do let me know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this post!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

Sphoorti Floral Signature copy

 

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