67 posts categorized "Glitter"

Wedding Cards using the Nordic Border Craft Die Set
by Sphoorti








Hello Poppy Peeps!



Remember the card I made a few weeks ago? The Delicate Lace Card using the Nordic Border die set? Well, as usual - since I had the supplies out already, I cut out a lot more than I actually needed. And I figured, since these have the wedding vibe, why not make a wedding card? So, here I am with two wedding easel cards using the lacy goodness from the Nordic Border die set!





The prep work for this was pretty much the exact same as the Delicate Lace Card. The only difference is, once I had a panel with a number of rows of the border die cuts, I ran them through the die cutting machine again using the top tier and bottom tier cake dies from the 2469 Floral Cake Pop Up Easel craft die. The panel I had was very long enough for me to squeeze two top tiers and one bottom tier, so I figured I'd make two cake cards. I used some pattern paper with flock on it for the bottom tier of the gold cake card.





I couldn't make up my mind on the gold glitter card stock and the silver, so I figured I'd make one of each. I cut the glitter card stock from the GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad using the 2466 Layer Cake Drip Icing craft die for the icing on the cakes.





For the sentiment, I utilized the 2555 Sending Love Poe Script craft die. I cut some with the same glitter card stock that I used for the icing. However, to add a splash of color, I also cut some from festive green and festive red glitter card stock from the same pad. These colors happen to be the favorites and/or birthstone colors of my cousins and their fiancés, so it seemed like the perfect choice!





The rest of the card came together pretty much the same way as the other easel cards that the design team has made in the past. I had the hearts left over from the sentiment die cuts, so I used those on the inside as stoppers.





I couldn't help but take a whole bunch of pictures of these, so enjoy these scrolling gallery of pictures!









Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Would you want to remake these cards? Would you do anything differently? Which one do you like more? Let us know in the comments below! We love to hear from you!


Thank you for visiting!




Sphoorti Floral Signature copy





A Nordic Polar Bear Christmas
by Rachel Duong


Hi, it's Rachel here with an adorable, frosty Christmas card.  The Poppystamps "Nordic Bears" and "Heavy Branching Trees"  dies displayed over a watercolor background with a silver embossed sentiment is all it takes to make this!


I began with Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Ink dripped on watercolor paper. I watered down the ink many times until I thought it looked just right. After it was dry, I cut a cardfront slightly smaller than an A2 size. (4" x 5.25")


I stamped a few sentiments from the "Christmas Sparkle" stamp set on two panels and embossed them in silver. I made two because I couldn't decide which one I liked better!

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Next I die cut the "Nordic Bears" from heavy white cardstock.  I die cut the shadow outline in icy blue from the Memory Box "Ocean Blue" pack. I also cut the lavender sweater underlayers from the same paper pack. The fancy top layers are from the Memory Box "Glitzy Glitter Pad". I chose rich blue and purple hues. Then I cut the "Heavy Branching Trees" in two shades of purple from the same paper pack.


I assembled and adhered the pieces onto a white cardbase. Finally, I dotted the sky with liquid glue and sprinkled fine, iridescent glitter over the top. Fantastic!


I just love the glittery sweaters and trees, the silver embossed sentiment and the sparkling iridescent snow!


Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you love this refreshingly chilly creation and find something in my card that inspires you to get crafty. Please check out the Poppystamps Christmas release. It is absolutely full of gorgeous, coordinating dies. 

Have a beautiful day, stay warm and cozy!

Rachel Floral Signature



A Clean and Simple, Quick and Easy, Die-Cuts Only Card
by Sphoorti



Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti, and I have a very clean and very simple, quick and easy card for you today - all made with just die cuts, and no stamping whatsoever!




I started off by cutting a plain white card stock using the 2588 Nordic Flourish Background Craft Die. I took some perfect pearls in the gold and perfect pearl color and made a solution out of them with water and sprinkled it all over the panel for some extra shimmer.




I took one of the glitter papers from the GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad and cut it to 4.25 x 5.5". I glued the Nordic Flourish Background die cut to the glitter card stock.




I had a leftover from my foiling spree last year from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies. I used the Thinking of You one. I used distress inks to ink blend over the sentiment in blue. The colors I chose did not quite match the glitter paper color, but I still liked it. What do you think?




I guess I wasn't happy with the amount of glitter, so I decided to add additional sparkle using clear jewels, but you can't really see them. Either way, that was it!




Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Would you want to remake this card? Would you do anything differently? Let us know in the comments below!


Thank you for visiting!




Sphoorti Floral Signature copy




Festive Holiday
by Rachel Duong


Hi! It's Rachel here with a bright and shiny Christmas card. Are you ready for the holiday season? I definitely get into the spirit when I create cards with this beautiful Poppystamps Nordic Floral Plate die!


I die cut these Nordic floral shapes and backgrounds in gold glitter, platinum glitter, green glitter, red mirror, and chartreuse mirror fancy paper packs listed below. (Some of these shapes were already cut for a previous card I posted in November). I had so much fun playing around with the way I wanted to arrange the colors and textures.


Next I die cut the "Lavish Merry Christmas" sentiment in platinum glitter paper and the shadow in red mirror paper. Then I glued the florals down. Finally I glued the sentiment on the upper center of the card. 


I love how this turned out. Placing the colors carefully together so that the balance and harmony of the overall card stayed true.


Using the left over pieces, I created this card and I am in awe of the chartreuse background.


Wow! Look at the shine, I just love it! It reminds me of Christmas lights!


This card is created on a solid black card front and I placed the die cuts in various, random places. They appear to be floating!

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I hope you enjoyed these fancy cards. They sure take on a life of their own when placed under a light source. These Poppystamps dies are just gorgeous, I can't wait to try many color combinations. Until next time, take care and make sure  you save some time for happy crafting!

Rachel Floral Signature



Polar Bear Christmas
by Tricia Barber


Hello everyone!  I have a wintery Christmas card to share with you today using the new Nordic Bears die along with the Heavy Branching Trees die.  I am from Atlanta so whenever I see a polar bear, I think about the Coke commercials from years ago when they had the polar bears in them!  So that is what inspired my card today.  I used some Glitzy Glitter cardstock to make the polar bear shadow image.  My snow bank is using the Whittle Field and Trees die and used that same glitter paper.   


I ink blended a background with Distress inks and splattered with white paint.   I masked off a moon for my night sky.   To color the Merry Christmas and sweater on the polar bear, I used my new Olo markers in R0.5, R1.5 and R1.7.   I used die cut the greeting with Lavish Merry Christmas die. 


I finished off the snowy winter night scene with the Heavy Branching Trees.  I added some jewels from the Christmas Fairy Jewels pack and layered my panel onto a red card base.   Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful crafty day! 

Tricia Floral Signature[9]





Merry Christmas Bird
by Rachel Duong


Hi crafty friends! It's me Rachel, here to share a sweet Christmas card with you. I know it's not quite time for the holidays but it's never too early for getting a head start on the makes! I used the Poppystamps "Nordic Bird" die from the latest Christmas release. If you haven't seen it yet, you have to check it out. I brought out all the shiny, glitter paper together for a festive display, yay!


To create this card, I die cut the bird using the Memory Box "Festive Glitter" shimmering green and "Rainbow Reflections Rainbow Pad" red foil cardstock. Next I die cut the "Snowglobe Bases" in gold foil. I die cut the second largest  "Simple Rings" die In glossy black for the outline and then the globe in silver glitter paper. The "Lavish Merry Christmas" sentiment die was cut in red foil cardstock. The confetti inside the globe is from the "Nordic Floral Plate". I originally die cut it out in four papers for another card idea and these were the pieces not used. I never throw away the unused pieces!


The background is the "Scandinavian Snowflake Plate" die cut out in black. I embossed gold over a piece of black paper to layer under the snowflake cuts. I embossed the gold instead of using a piece of cardstock to keep the card less bulky.


These are most of the supplies I used.


Finally I used the Open Studio "Fairy Jewels" for texture and dimension. 


I hope I captured the spectacular shine and glitter of this card in my pictures. I feel the spirit of Christmas when I look at this card.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next post, enjoy the weather as it changes and may you be inspired for holiday card creations!


Rachel Floral Signature