16 posts categorized "Garden"

03/29/2020

Sun 29

Spring blog blitz Easel pop up card
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! Our spring blog blitz is in full swing and today I'm featuring the amazing Adriana pop up easel set. It's easy to use and very impactful! Although it looks like Easter has been cancelled here in Denmark due to the Corona virus, that won't stop me from sending out Easter cards. IMG_20200324_095953

I die cut all the pieces I needed from purple glitter and patterned paper.
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I folded the base along the creases from the die and added both double sided tape and liquid glue for a stronger hold. Since the patterned paper wouldn't be strong enough to stand I die cut the same piece from heavy weight white cardstock and adhered the patterned paper on top before placing it on top of the base. Watermark1.584986407317E12

The oval, leafy base I die cut from dark purple glitter paper and popped it up for dimension. The Wishful bunny is cut from pastel purple glitter paper and also popped up.
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I used some Fairy sugar for eye and nose, some ribbon for a bow and a tiny felt ball for a plushy tail.
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I die cut the medium sized tag from dark purple glitter paper and the same dotted patterned paper as the base. I stamped a sentiment and fuzzy cut around the edge of the patterned paper and glued it on top of the glitter tag.
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I held up the base at an angle to make sure I possitioned the tag in the correct spot on the inside.
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And here's the finished card. Full of glitter and cuteness. But remember, there's so many ways to use this die set, all together or individually. And here you have a chance to win the Adriana pop up easel die set. So set your creativity free, follow the instructions below, and be safe!

The Spring release blog blitz runs from March 20 - March 31 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST April 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on April 3.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post, you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through April 1. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on April 3.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  Your kind words always make me SMILE! 

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03/26/2020

Thu 26

Blog Blitz Spring Giveaway
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, my Poppy friends! How are you all doing? Staying well and safe I pray! Nancy here, and bringing some joy your way with our Spring Blog Blitz and giveaway! I'm showcasing a new die called, Adriana Tall Curved Border. Let's take a look...

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This lovely border die is as long as your A2 card, and can be used as an edge, but I'm going to show you something a bit different. I die cut it twice, and turned the pieces toward each other. You'll notice I cut the bottom leaves off the two die cuts. Read on to see why.

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I gave my card the look of an arbor above a fence. Keeping with the spring theme, I kept the colors soft and pastel. And the bottom leaves just reach the bottom of the fence. The sentiment in the center is smoky blue rather than black, adding to the softness.

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The leaves are first wet with my paintbrush before adding color. I love how deeply impressed the leaves are, allowing the color to puddle a bit in the crevices. 

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Detailing my card with a few more sprigs, some twine and some of the new glitter glue, and my cheery spring card is ready to send! 

Now for the fun part... comment to win!

The Spring release blog blitz runs from March 20 - March 31 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST April 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on April 3.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post, you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through April 1. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on April 3.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!) I love hearing what you think of this die!

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03/23/2020

Mon 23

Spring Blog Blitz - Adriana Wreath
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello and Welcome All to our Spring Blog Blitz! We have got some fresh new products and beautiful designs from our talented design team all month long to help us chase away those winter blues! Today I am sharing my pretty spring wreath created with the brand new Adriana Wreath. Take a look!

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The Adriana Wreath is an intricate one-piece die that packs a powerful punch! I started out by cutting the Wreath in a pretty lime green, then adhering it to my crisp white card base.

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Then I selected my favorite spring pastel palette, and cut out a random pile of leaves, berries, and tiny blooms from the Garden Leaves and Berries, the Orchard Leaves, and the Floral Cluster die sets. I arranged them around my Wreath, then stared gluing. Soon I came up with a fresh spring look I love!

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Then came my favorite part! I pulled out my brand new Fairy Sugar Glitter Glue from Memory Box Open Studio! I squirted tiny drops in the center of my tiny pink leaves in small drops of glittery goodness! Today I used Strawberry Ice, but you will want every color in your collection!

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I added a few sparking sequins and voila! It looks like Paris in the Spring!

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Would you like to win this beautiful Adriana Wreath die for your floral collection? It's easy! All you have to do to win is leave a comment on THIS POST for your chance to win the Adriana Wreath!

The Spring release blog blitz runs from March 20 - March 31 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST April 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on April 3.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through April 1. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on April 3.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

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Your comments mean the world to us! I love reading kind words from our loyal Poppystamps fans all over the world! So please keep those comments coming for your chance to win! Good Luck to you all!

Thank you all so much for joining us today!

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03/21/2020

Sat 21

Spring Blog Blitz Giveaway
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello there dear crafty friends and family ! We are so blessed to enjoy this craft of ours and now most of us have lots of time to play. I hope you have fun the next few days looking at all the new products!

 Its Blog Blitz time where Dave is giving away new products each day! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this beautiful Raining Frame die new from Poppystamps .

 

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I cut the outer edge of patterned paper from memory box called : Cottage Meadow then added some foam tape and adhered to the new panel.

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I placed my panel over the new paper from Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad, all linked below. I stamped the sentiment using : Birch Press Design : You are Awesome.

 

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I think of this die as almost a plate and a die. Its perfect for your front panels no extra cutting needed.

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You can see how beautiful this plate/ die looks. I love it!

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If you would like to have a chance to win this beautiful Poppystamps : Raining Frame Die all you have to do is leave a comment on this post.

 

The Spring release blog blitz runs from March 20 - March 31 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST April 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on April 3.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through April 1. 

One comment per post will be selected by random numb
er generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on April 3.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  Your kind words always make us SMILE! ( copied from Jeanne)

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Thank you and take care.

Let not your heart be troubled ( John  14:1)

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03/18/2020

Wed 18

March Challenge Reminder: Floral Fantasy
By Nancy Penir

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It's a Floral Fantasy this month for the Poppystamps Challenge! Hi! Are you playing along this month with our challenge? Did someone say, 'floral?' I love a card with flowers. It just says happy. Here's my inspiration card for you.

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I used a Sidekick Frame as my starting point, cutting it from a deep green shimmer card stock.

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Don't know if you're aware, but MemoryBox has washi tape! and wow! Look at that Spring pattern goodness.

This spool is 4 1/2" wide, and covers the entire face of your A2 card, and then some.

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Another new product in the store is watercolor paper, generously sized at 4.5 x 5.75. I was anxious to give this product a try. LOVE it! It moves the paint around with ease, and cuts perfect images.

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I added a floral corner from the painted pieces, staying with the colors in the washi. 

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I'll add a greeting when I want to use the card for an occasion. One last note, I added drops of the new glitter fairy sugar to some of the flower centers. Hope you're playing along. We love seeing you're creations. Poppystamps has so many gorgeous florals to choose from. Happy Crafting!

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03/11/2020

Wed 11

Cheery Cherry Blossom Thanks
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Crafty Friends!

Are you in the mood for some happy thoughts? I am too, and nothing makes me happier than the thought of Spring right around the corner! We have got some absolutely beautiful new Clear Stamp Sets that welcome Spring in a big way. I used the brand new Memory Box Cherry Blossom Wreath and my favorite colored pencils to create a bright and colorful easy breezy card design that was a lot of fun to make too. T

Take a look!

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The Cherry Blossom Wreath set includes both the beautiful stamps, and the amazing dies as well. I began by stamping the large wreath design on my MISTI a few times for a crisp, fine line drawing. Then I used a few colored pencils and played around with the petals and leaves, creating a bright blooming wreath.

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The detail in the wreath and blossoms is amazing! Once I finished the coloring, I carefully lines up my die, then adhered the pretty wreath to my card base.

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I added tiny foam pop dots pieces to the Thanks Outline and the Whittle birds, then mounted it onto the wreath. Easy Breezy, and perfect for so many occasions!

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This wreath design was so much fun to play with, I stamped a few more wreaths in crisp black, and then a pigment white ink, then added embossing powder for a beautiful textured finish! I can't wait to try this with watercolors and copic markers too! Any way you create with this pretty Cherry Blossoms Wreath will remind you of the beautiful colors of spring!

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Even my kitty, Omar, had to check out this awesome design!

Thanks so much for joining us today, and keep thinking those happy thoughts of spring!

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03/09/2020

Mon 09

Stencil techniques
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! Spring is getting closer by the minute and I'm loving the new stencils from the spring release, so once I got started I just couldn't stop myself. I absolutely LOVE stencils, they can be used in so many different ways and today I'm sharing a couple of different techniques. 
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Let's start easy, however a bit untraditionally. Here I'm using the Chrysanthemum stencil with just one ink on patterned paper. 
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The Whittle cutie rabbit is also cut from patterned paper, and to add a little sparkle I also cut it from glitter paper and offset it behind the patterned paper.

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For the next card I switched to white cardstock and 5 colors of ink with the Romantic Blooms stencil.
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I first masked off the leaves. Then, starting from the centre of the flower, using a soft yellow, light and dark pink to create depth. I did the same for the leaves while masking off the flowers. I'm not fancy so I simply use Post It's that I tear to fit the needed area.
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I just love the soft blended look of this, so all I did was add a sentiment courtesy of Birch Press Designs. And I love the tiny cuts in these label sets that allow for a small ribbon to go through. So romantic. I backed the panel and label with pink glitter paper. Just look at all that sparkle. LOVE! 

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This card features my favorite stencil technique. It's really easy to do and if you use a glitter embossing powder, like I did here, all you really need to add is a sentiment. I cut the Friend folksy script die from black cardstock 3 times and layered it. The white heat embossed sentiment is from Birch Press Designs.
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I'm using the Bright Blossoms stencil. I go over the stencil with a nice thick coat of texture paste. Once the stencil is removed (and cleaned) I add my embossing powder. You then want to set it aside and let it dry completely before heat setting it. Depending on the amount of glitter in your powder you may want to let it dry before removing any excess powder as well. You'll be left with a beautiful textured, and in my case very glittery, impression of your stencil. 

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On this card I'm using the gorgeous Birch Press Designs Midnight Mandala stencil with texture paste and watercolor powders.

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I recommend spraying your stencil with temporary adhesive. And even then I still get a little bleeding. But I love the shiny textured look.
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I die cut the border and hugs heart from white cardstock and the heart from glitter paper as well. The white heart was used to back the glitter paper and then I popped it up with craft foam for dimension.
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For my final card I'm using the Memory Box Leafy Jumble stencil for partial stenciling with gold glimmer paste on patterned paper.
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I wanted to use a dark paper and white cardstock for die cutting, and I felt this whimsical glittery textured surface would just break the pattern.
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I cut out the wheelbarrow 3 times and layered them for sturdiness before popping it up with craft foam. I cut 2 branches of the floral cluster and placed them on the patterned paper. I also cut out the tiny flowers from soft pink and orange glitter paper and added them to the branches. I finished off the flowers with a drop of Fairy Sugar in matching colors. Sentiment label is also popped up.

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So there you have them. Thank you for sticking around 'til the end, I really hope I've inspired you. Let me know which technique is your favorite and if there's a technique you'd like me to give more details to in the future. Have a great day, and happy crafting!

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03/06/2020

Fri 06

So Thankful For You
by Dana Kirby

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Hello Friends! It is Dana here today and I am happy to be back sharing another card with you all. Are you loving the New Release? There are so many great things for spring...I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to use first.

For my card today, I decided to use the Country Garden Wheelbarrow along with the Floral Cluster Die Set. I cut them both out of cardstock and added a little ink to my die cuts with a small finger dauber. I have found these small finger daubers work great on small die cuts. On the Wheelbarrow I added some kraft ink around the edges to give it a little dimension and I added some dark gray ink to the wheel. For the flowers and vines I applied Distress Oxide Ink in some fun spring colors (Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed). I also added a little Fairy Sugar in Berry Mist to the center of the flowers. Have you seen all the colors that the Fairy Sugar comes in? I am in love with it!! It adds just the perfect little touch.

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Next, I began working on my card panels. I started by ink blending a little aqua ink onto a piece of white cardstock. I stamped my sentiment from the You Are Awesome stamp set directly onto my panel. I then used a little liquid glue to assemble my wheelbarrow and flowers, and once again I added it to my card panel. Don't you just love all the detail this die creates?

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To finish my card, I added a hibiscus cardstock mat behind my card front. Lastly, I mounted everything onto a piece of patterned paper from the Cottage Meadow Paper Pad before attaching my card panel to an A2 card base.

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Thanks for joining me today! I can't wait to see what you all create with the latest release.

Happy Crafting!

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03/04/2020

Wed 04

Garden Rabbit
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello and happy March to you all! Marybeth here today with a sweet Whittle Cutie Rabbit, from Poppystamps . This was a really easy card to make because the background  was basically already created because I used the : Cottage Meadow patterned paper . I cut it down to 5 1/4 by 4 then added foam to the back.

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I wanted to shade my rabbit but you could just use colored card stock if you wanted to. The first one was a little darker than I wanted so I made a second one just a bit lighter. I glued three rabbits together so the rabbit would be prominent on the card.

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I cut some grass using the Poppystamps Hill and Valley Grass Border, then shaded it in . I cut it down to the same size as the panel .

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I love this Point Picket Double Gate its two pieces and it fits the panel perfectly!!!! Love that ! I also added two layers to the Grosgrain Bow.

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I added some foam ( pictured above) to the grass, because it was the perfect size but you can cut your own, if you want. I wanted the grass raised so it looks like the rabbit is sitting ing the grass with flowers.

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The sentiment is from Birch Press Design : Blooming Spring.

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TIP :I recommend stamping your sentiment before adding the foam to the back, it was a little thick in the MISTI because I forgot to take out the foam

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Thank you so much for the visit today ! Poppystamps has so many new products in the new Spring line, this is just a tiny sampling of all the amazing new goodies. Happy Shopping!

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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!

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