172 posts categorized "Frames"

06/18/2019

Tue 18

Best Wishes
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome to a summery post featuring one of my favorite dies from Poppystamps, Sylvan Frame. I was in need of a quick card for a couple celebrating an engagement, and fortunately came across this watercolor panel in my stash. The frame, die cut from white cardstock, and green, was the perfect standout against the watery blues and greens.

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I actually cut the green card stock 3 times to cast a green shadow, and give the frame some depth. A sprinkling of a few 'blings' and done!

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Hope your summer is going 'swimming-ly' and your getting some good crafty-time in too!

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Nancy Floral Signature copy

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06/13/2019

Thu 13

The Song In Your Heart
by Donna Peachey

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I've gone 'old school' today with a slightly distressed plaid and twine creation.

Here's how it was made...

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I've started off by inking up my Picnic Plaid stamp.  Ink directly on to the stamp, add paper and use a brayer to transfer the image.  As I didn't want quite such a deep impression I decided not to use a stamp cushion underneath everything prior to using the brayer. 

Once dry, simply cut to size.  I've chosen to cut mine so that it has a slightly distressed area showing at the top.

Then stamp directly on to the Plaid square using red ink.

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To make the stamped sentiment stand out you will need to stamp it again on to acetate.

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Once dry, simply glue it in to place using a very thin layer of strong adhesive.

(Do not be tempted to cut the acetate down to size until the glue is completely dry as it will become unstuck).

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Then add the Stitchwork Square Frame and apply a thin layer of gilding wax.

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The Seed Love Collage 'O' sits quite nicely in the larger of the two Whittle Heart Frames. 

Start by gluing two Frames together, then add the decorative Seed Collage 'O' (once you've cut it to size).  

The yellow heart is simply the waste from a Frame cut in white.  I've used a darker colour in the middle area as I like the subtle difference you can see once it's all glued together.

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You'll only need to ink one Whittle Bird...  but you will need to cut it three times and glue those layers together!

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Now for the background...

Random ink blending, then a little 'pouncing' to add to that slightly distressed feel.

Add two' inked up' notes and heat emboss them as shown.  I've chosen to heat emboss using a clear 'crystal' effect powder for a touch of extra shimmer and shine.

Then I've used a small strip of red liner tape to attach my twine.

I'm sorry... 

Did I hear you say you can't see both notes?

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Look very closely at that top right area of the card...

Do you see it now?

I used a clear embossing ink and the same crystal effect powder to add just a subtle touch of extra detail.

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You'll need to add a few strips of scrap card top and bottom on the acetate square prior to gluing that in to position.

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Don't forget to add a tied bow to finish!

Thanks heaps for stopping by today...

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05/23/2019

Thu 23

Hugs!! It's Your Birthday!
by Robin Tharaldson

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Nothing like a BIG hug on your birthday! These large word dies from Poppystamps have taken me by storm!! Hope you aren't getting too bored with me designing with them BUT they are so versatile!

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I think this design is gender neutral, but with the grey/brown tones it's more masculine. With a simple switch of palate it could be more feminine or with bright colors suitable for children.

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By cutting the Delicate Branch Collage die twice, then turning it around and stacking, I created more of the background element I was needing for this card. I'm sure if you look at your dies you will find a few that would work with this technique.

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Even though I resisted making a shaker card, this would be a great frame for one!!  My video will show you just how easy this card was to create! And at times we all need something easy and fast!

Thanks for stopping by...

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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.
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Finished Size:  4.25 x 5.5"

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05/16/2019

Thu 16

Art Deco Peacock
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

I am so happy that you have joined us here today! I have a project that I am really proud of, this beautiful Plumed Peacock and Deco Victor Square, all done in shiny foil paper. I love the crisp Art Deco look that emerged after I framed the Plumed Peacock inside the Deco Victor Square. Take a look!

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Arranging the Peacock in the frame is really quite easy, but the intricate paper piecing of the peacock and the details in the plumage is not for the faint of heart. Here's a little peek at this work in progress.

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I cut the peacock in multiple shades of foil paper in emerald green, teal, and royal blue, and then went to work fitting together the feathers and eyes with craft tweezers. Then I added the pieces of the frame that I wanted to shine, and finished it all with the Pointed Rectangle Frame. I hadn't realized how sleek and elegant the peacock looked until I saw it finished in the frame in the perfect Art Deco combination!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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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.

Donna Floral Signature copy

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05/07/2019

Tue 07

Mother's Day
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there friends of Poppystamps! Marybeth here today, with this square Mother's Day card made for one of my daughters , she has three girls . They also have a family of ducks raised in their back yard /pool for the last few years. I thought this sweet little Poppystamps Whittle Duck Die would make a sweet little note card for her gift.

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I stamped the center of the Whittle Wood  Frame with Picnic Plaid both from Poppystamps 

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The frame is cut three times and glued together , I also cut and glued the mother duck three times.  I stamped the sentiment from Picnic Plaid .

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The Picnic Plaid has quite a few sentiments to choose from that go well with: Thank You

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The inside of the card finishes the front sentiment with a thank you! ( I know a bit backwards but it works for me)

It was about how the front of the card would look :)

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This is a simple card with layered detail and subtle colors. I hope all the mothers have a wonderful Mother's Day! I am blessed to still have my mother with me. God bless all mother's everywhere.

 

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04/26/2019

Fri 26

DIY: BEST WISHES CARD, VIDEO TUTORIAL
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

I'm so happy because I had time and I make a beautiful card with a video tutorial!!!!!

I could not go to the sea (in live jiji) but with my card I have been there enjoying the beach and sun !!! Look!!!!!

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Would you like to learn how to make this card ???? If you still do not acquire these beautiful diecuts, go to the online store and buy them now!

See my video tutorial, if you like, I invite you to subscribe to my channel!

I love close ups, look!!!!!! Too beautiful eh??? jiji

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The details make a nice project!!!!!

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I really love this!!!!! Earthhhhhh, swallow me and spit me inside my card jijiji 

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Kisses dear amigas!!!!!!! Hope you like all (Card & Video)...

I hope your sweet comments!!!!! Thanks!!!!!

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04/23/2019

Tue 23

Hello Birthday Girl
by Robin Tharaldson

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Hi everyone thanks for stopping by today! I created this birthday card for a sweet young lady turning 3!  Yes, yes, yes...I know, another card with a word die, but I just love creating with the new Luscious Script dies!!! The possibilities are endless when you combine LARGE word dies with just about any sentiment!

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For my card I used an embossing folder to create a textured background and then added three die cuts from Double Stitch Scalloped Rectangle Frames. I think the scalloped die cuts look like lace and helped create a feminine look to the card!

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The word die was three times from white card stock and once from grey, I then glued them together with a slight offset with the grey layer.  Having the white behind really added dimension to the large die cut! 

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A simple wrap of pink yarn and a few of my favorite sequins finished my card! The following video will show you how easy it was to assemble this card!

 

Thanks for stopping by...

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04/18/2019

Thu 18

Hugs
by Donna Peachey

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Some of the easiest cards to make start out with a colour blended background.

And what better way to bring a smile to somebody's face than to use those cute Whittle animals, don't you think?

Just in case you need it, here's a quick 'how to' guide... 

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These are the colours I used to colour blend.  I went back in with some extra yellow and a few extra water splatters once the first layer had dried.

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The Daisy Oval frame really is quite beautiful with that gorgeous embossing detail.

I've simply cut, coloured, left to dry and then embossed before gluing into place.   

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Here's a closer look at that frame...

On top, I've added the Luscious Script Hugs craft die.  Three layers cut, top layer embossed before gluing the whole thing together and attaching to the card.

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The Hugs die does actually come complete with a shadow background!

So that's two looks for your crafting from one die.

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To decorate, I've opted for the Whittle Rabbit and the Whittle Ducks.

They have all been inked up (even if only just a touch on some of them).  I've also added ink to the eyes and rabbits nose...  and opted to give the duckling a bigger eye as that's the way young ones are often depicted. 

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Three sequins later and this card is finished.

I do love the versatility of this Hugs die.  There are other words available in this Luscious Script, too...  so why not take a look and find the ones for you?

Thanks heaps for stopping by.

Have a great day!

Donna Floral Signature copy

 

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