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42 posts categorized "Garden"

Spread your wings and fly
Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! All good things must come to an end and today I'm sharing my last card for Poppystamps as I chose to step down from the design team due to personal reasons. Butterflies to me symbolise change and growth, so it absolutely fits just right. It wasn't until after I made this card that I thought of the funny coincidence, that I used the Beautiful butterflies sidekick frame on my first card for Poppystamps as well. You can check it out here

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For this card I first cut my cardbase and 3 different frames from different colors of cardstock.
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The butterfly frame I covered with the coordinating stencil and lightly ink blended a bit of Distress ink over the butterflies. As I assembled the card I didn't like the white frame, so I ended up ink blending the whole frame.
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I layered the 3 frames only adding glue to the frames, not stems, flowers or butterflies. I thought it would make it look more airy. I then stamped a sentiment and cut out butterflies from glitter cardstock with the coordinating (and included) butterfly die. 

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I adhered them with a dot of glue just to the centre of the butterflies for a bit of dimension. Just look at that sparkle.

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That's it from me guys, it's time for me to spread my wings and fly. I enjoyed creating with these wonderful dies and I hope you enjoyed my inspiration. I'll still be making cards so do stop by my blog or Instagram, I'd sure love to see you!

Tina

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Roses and Butterflies
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! For today's card I've played with a couple of shimmery watercolor pigment powders and some Memory Box products.
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I first white heat embossed the flowers on watercolor cardstock.
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I carefully dabbed the colors on and spritzed with water. With a paper towel I dried off the edges and any spots that were too dark, but I didn't overdo the use of water because I feel the powders truly shine when the pigment is allowed to do it's own thing.
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After it was completely dry I buffed off the color that was on top of the embossing powder.
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I cut a piece of vellum to size and dry embossed it. I white heat embossed the sentiment on the same color cardstock I used for base. I first adhered the flower and sentiment to the vellum which allowed for glue on the back of the vellum. Here I'm trying to show you the shimmery galaxy like flowers.
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I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. Stay safe and crafty. 

Tina

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Friends Are Flowers!.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, hope you are well and creating cards!.  My make to-days make could be for a number of occasion .. New Home/ sorry your leaving/ I did not need one of those occasion, so decided on a summery friend card.. could also see this beautiful "Proper Brick House" from Poppystamps as a winter scene! just add snow..Perfect. 

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This is how I created the depth to the house brick work.

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I used the die, to Emboss the card ..No cutting for this part.

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Next..Cut using the die..Grey and White card, I wanted to have a grey mortar brickwork look, White windows and door, I cut the windows and door out and adhered  onto the grey as shown

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Next adhere to the embossed brown card .

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Cut around with scissors, for my floral curtains, I used Washi Tape onto white card and cut with the house die, adhere  as shown, used the grey door and roof.

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I took a sheet from Memory Box "Cottage Meadow" 6x6 paper pad, adhered to a touch larger white card , Poppystamps "Hill and Valley Grass Boarder" die cut in green card, roughly tore as shown another strip.

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Add white "Wavy Long Picket Fence" adhere to the green grass, where the door is I left this, can been oped at this section. another mat in brown card and main card in white ..6.1/2 inches x 6.1/2 inches..ready to add finish touches.

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Poppystamps basic greeting stamp..Whittle Bird..Dog..Cat..few pearls . gate is open ...

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

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Folk Art Flowers
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Crafty Friends!

Summer is in full swing, and all the hot, humid weather has returned! The "new normal" for many of us means that some of our old familiar summer activities have been put on temporary hold for a while, but there's always a silver lining, right? More time to craft, more time to research and learn new techniques, and more time to experiment and play with some familiar old Poppystamps goodies. 

I have been researching some beautiful Eastern European folk art designs, and have become super inspired by the bright colors, the symmetry of the designs, and the striking black or crisp white backgrounds of these gorgeous floral patterns. So I tried a little fun petal piecing and layering using the Poppystamps Fun Floral Sidekick Frame and Stencil Set, the Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame and Stencil Set, and the Garden Leaves and Berries. Take a look!

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This card was so much fun to make! I used a rich black card background with a turquoise blue frame. Then I cut out an arrangement of different colored petal and flower pieces, and centered them in a symmetrical design.

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I added Garden leaves and Berries in three different shades of green, and finished with two tiny birds from the Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame and Stencil Set. Simple, yet very striking with a little bit of a folk art vibe.

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We'd love to see how you'll get creative and crafty with our beautiful garden collection from Poppystamps!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Slimline Friendship Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello! Nadine here today sharing a slimline friendship card. I started with an 8.5" x 3.5" card base and using three different green inks and blended them to create an ombre effect from lightest to darkest. Then using another white piece of cardstock cut to 8.25" x 3.25" I cut out 3 squares using the Memory Box Square Basic Die Set and then adhered it to the front of the card base.
Then using some Rinea Foiled Paper in Emerald Glossy I die cut out the Berry Square Frame and adhered it to the square cutout I did in the white cardstock. I did the same for all the following dies.

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Below I used the die Intricate Leaf Square Frame and I stamped the Birch Press You Are Awesome sentiment stamp in VersaMark Green Oasis and embossed it with clear embossing powder.

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The final die, I used is the Orchard Leaf Square Frame.

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Thank you so much for stopping by, see you next time!

Nadine

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A Cup For Kitty
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so glad that you have dropped by the Poppystamps blog, because I have a super sweet card to share with you today! This little kitty, like my own kitties at home, is taking a peek to see if there's anything left in the cup for him. Awwww. I'm really happy with the way this card turned out, and with some new elements that I've used in this card as well. Let's take a look.

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I started out with the Fun Floral Sidekick Frame, using the frame and the flower elements included with it, all cut in bright summery colored cardstock. 

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After I cut the frame in a bright shade of green, I set that aside for a minute to create the background panel, using the beautiful Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape from Memory Box. I measured and pre-cut my background piece out of bright white cardstock, then taped and smoothed the washi tape over the top, then trimmed off the edges. This piece was so pretty just as a little card!

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I adhered the frame onto the cardstock panel, added the Classic Coffee Cup with a foam pop dot, added my little grey Whittle Jumping Kitty, then cut a pile of petals and leaves from the Fun Floral Sidekick Frame and Stencil. I also cut a few leaves from Garden Leaves and Berries, and the tiny bird from the Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame and Stencil. I had quite a pile of elements and die cuts to choose from!

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I ended up selecting the three petal blooms, which remind me of water lilies, or tulips, or fuchsia drops, or whatever fun and artsy flowers you can imagine! I added them all to my card using tiny pieces of adhesive foam to make them pop off the page.

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I finished the design with a few sequins and voila! A cup for kitty! 

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Thanks so much for joining us today, and keep on crafting!

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