7 posts categorized "Garden"

07/26/2019

Fri 26

Distress Oxide Inks Emboss Resist
by Nancy Penir

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Hey there! I haven't done emboss resist in a while and thought it would be fun to create a bright background with Poppystamps Picnic Plaid.

Let's start with the finished card.

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The Cardstock with the plaid was originally white. Take a look.

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To begin I inked the white cardstock with 3 shades of Distress Oxide Inks; Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, and Picked Pistachio. You don't have to do a perfect job, just make sure to ink it down well.

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Next the dried inked surface is stamped with Versamark. I used my misti, and gave it 2 stamps for better coverage. Then sprinkled all over with clear embossing powder, and heat set it. 

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Finally, a darker ink is applied, and the colors used originally show through. Isn't that neat? This is a great stamp to use, as there's plenty of solid, nearly solid and open areas to show lots of color.

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Speaking of great things to use, Poppy's Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame & Stencil, frames my Picnic Plaid, and gives me a chance to stencil on ink colors that blend with my background.

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I did 2 cards using this technique, and added the Blooming Poppy die inked the same as the frame poppies. Look closely to see the sentiment is white embossed on a vellum window. I thought it needed a bit of muting so the message would standout better. Sentiments from Picnic Plaid and Flower Garden.

I hope you give this technique a try, whether you've done it before or not, it really gives a great colorful dimension to a card.

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Have a great weekend and happy crafting!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

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07/17/2019

Wed 17

Challenge Reminder, Animal Kingdom
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there , I made this card for the:  Animal Kingdom Poppystamps Challenge. The birds just seemed to go best with the light and airy poppies .  I used Poppystamps Whittle birds ( so sweet ) and Garden Poppy Stitched Frame. This was simple and easy to create and sometimes simple is best , lets say for sympathy or thinking of you cards.

 

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I taped the die onto the panel then glued the paned to a pretty blue panel that then went on top of my white card base.  I was going to add a sentiment  but then thought this could go into a notecard set and best to leave blank until the person knows what the occasion will be. I think it could be used for lots of occasions.

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Thanks so much for the visit today ! Hope to see you play along for a chance to win. Happy almost weekend .

 

 

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07/11/2019

Thu 11

Birthday Wishes
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! Nancy here, and I have some summery birthday card inspiration for you, using the Spring Pots Shelves die.

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I die cut the image 3 times, as I knew I wanted to give it a 'shadow' and a bit of dimension. 

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For the background I stamped Flower Garden on watercolor paper using several colors of yellow, then spritzing with water. The top layer (white) is colored with copies.

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Once my card was assembled I added Nuvo Drops in white, for a bit of summer magic!

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Here's a closeup look showing the 'shadow' of colored card stock.

Hope your summer is full of crafty goodness!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

 

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07/02/2019

Tue 02

Distress Greenhouse Potted Plants
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  It's Jeanne here today!  I thought I'd break out the Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame and Stencil Set.  I know you've seen some samples from the rest of the team.. now it's my turn!  :P  I'm always amazed how changing the colors up can give such a different look to a design. 

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I love brights and a rainbow of color on everything I make !  
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I started by die cutting the frame and then using the stencil to ink the potted plants with distress ink.  I used a Yoseng make up brush to apply the ink (from Amazon).  Using brushes means you don't have to apply pressure so no hard lines or worry about tearing your die cuts. 
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I layered the die over a panel that I colored with distress ink in pastel shades of orange, yellow and pink.  The soft background makes the colored die cuts pop.  The sentiment is from the Springtime Greetings Clear Stamp Set and is stamped directly on the soft pastel panel. 
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The small and delicate leaves and birds were cut from scraps that I inked with distress ink.   I had lots of fun arranging them, tucking the leaves inside the pots and placing the birds on the branches. 
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Try experimenting with different color schemes.. how about pots in blue and teal?  You'll have fun creating with this amazing set! 
Jeanne Floral Signature copy
Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
  

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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!

Michele Floral Signature copy

 

 

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04/16/2019

Tue 16

Happy Easter
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and Happy Spring Break, and to all who celebrate... Happy Easter! My garden has begun to bloom, and we're enjoying fields of green and pops of color in my valley.

I have a card duo for you today, using the 2 new stamp sets from Poppystamps, one plaid, and the other floral. 

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The top is stamped with Flower Garden, and the bottom with Picnic Plaid.

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2 wonderful all over stamps, that cover a large area. 

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I used the outer area frame of Memory Box: Egg Basket Frame, and created my own grass with a set of scissors that cut several 'blades' of grass at once.

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One card is stamped and assembled on white card stock, the other on lavender.

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I always find it easy to do 2 cards at one time, with just a little changeup. I left the sweet egg die attached so I could cut many eggs at once, each with different textures. How fun is that! Nuvo Crystal Drops for tulip centers.

Hope you found some inspiration today. And hope your week is full of crafty goodness! 

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04/12/2019

Fri 12

Spring Garden
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Poppystamps blog today, and welcome to the warm spring weather! Today, I am sharing a card I created that our gardening friends are going to love! I only used TWO dies, but with a little fussy cutting and trimming, these two dies can create a lush, detailed design!

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I started out by cutting out the Spring Pots Frame three times, in three shades of green, then I cut off the bottom row of pots and plants. Carefully layering my three cuts, so that little patches of green peek through, I then glues each layer down one at a time, creating a fresh spring green little arbor shape. Then I cut the tiny flower pots in different colors, and added the plants and leaves in different shades of green and purple. The cute Whittle Birds are resting on top! This tiny arbor scene is ready for Spring!

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Thanks so much for joining us today! We'll see you in the garden!

Michele Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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