53 posts categorized "Glitter"

A Whimsical Rainbow Hello!
by Rachel Duong


Hello friends!  It's Rachel and I have a card using the Poppystamps "Rainbow Arch" die in a unconventional way. My rainbow comprised of shimmery, shiny pieces are freely floating against a fluid background. A super fun way to use leftover pieces from past card projects.



Steps to create this card.

1. Die cut the "Rainbow Arch" die using the metallic purple and gold from the Memory Box Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.
2. Die cut the "Rainbow Arch" again using the blue, green and gold from the Memory Box Festive and Glitzy Glitter Pads.



3. Die cut the "Heart Jumble" die in gold glitter and metallic papers.
4. Die cut the "Hearts Shining Arch" in metallic gold paper.
5. Die cut the "Hello Moonlight Script" in Purple metallic paper.


Supplies I used


6. Cut a medium weight piece of vellum measuring 4" x 5.25".
7. Scribble blue, green and yellow Sharpie markers over the paper.
8. Drop rubbing alcohol over the vellum, the colors will run.
9.  After dry, adhere the vellum to a white card base.
10. Arrange the pieces to suit your style and glue the pieces down.


This fantastical, whimsical card was quite engaging as I experimented moving shapes and pieces around the card to find a composition that felt just right. Truthfully anything goes!  This card most definitely has a life of its own. I love the way the colors dance when light hits the paper. 

Have an extraordinary day today!


Rachel Floral Signature






A Floral Hello Card
by Sphoorti



Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti again, and today I have a card which uses the 2552 Floral Vase Pop Up Easel Set craft die in a different way than intended. And this one's so easy to do, too!




I started by cutting up the some plain white cardstock with the bouquet (largest die) in the 2552 Floral Vase Pop Up Easel Set. I glued a number of them together to get the "chipboard" like feel. On the top layer, I blended some distress oxide inks to get a pastel rainbowy look.  I cut the bouquet stems in the middle so that I could make it look longer than it is, and I put the sentiment in the middle. For the sentiment, I used a hello die and layered a number of die cuts to get a chipboard feel there too. I topped it off with silver glitter cardstock. I used the same silver glitter cardstock to mat the card panel on the right and left sides.




I embellished the card panel with matching colors of pearls around the bouquet, and adhered it to the card base, and that was it! The only tedious part of this card was the die cutting, but everything else came together really fast and easy!




Did you know that the theme of the Poppystamps challenge in May is Flower Garden? For more information, check this page out: PSC#104 Flower Garden





Hope this card helped inspire you! Be sure to participate in the challenge, it's a fun one and you could win a great prize! Stay tuned for my Challenge reminder post on May 24th to see how I made this card:





Thank you for joining me today! Hope you have a great week ahead!




Sphoorti Floral Signature copy





Miss You Much! A Rainbow Connection
by Rachel Duong

Hi it's Rachel!  Today I created a bright and shiny card to let someone know how much they are missed. I used the Poppystamps "Rainbow Arch" die in traditional rainbow colors with a twist of glitter and metallic Memory Box papers! Gold hearts and Open Studio glossy paper brings it all together. 


Steps to create this card
1. Cut an A2 (4.25" x 5.5") cardfront in black glossy paper from the Open Studio "Glossy Paper Pack". 
2. Die cut the Poppystamps "Rainbow Arch" die in landscape format at the lower end of the cardfront. Leave a 1/8" inch of the bottom for a narrow border.


3. Die cut red, gold/platinum, green and royal blue from both the "Festive Glitter Pad" and the "Glitzy Glitter Pad". 
4. Die cut orange, gold and purple from the "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad". Save all the extra pieces for a future project.
5. Die cut the hearts from the Poppystamps "Heart Jumble" die in gold glitter and metallic paper.
6. Die cut the "Miss You Moonlight Script" die in gold glitter and the outline in black glossy paper. 


Supplies I used. These paper packs do not disappoint!


7. Glue the black cardfront on a grey cardbase.
8. Glue the rainbow strips in the opening beginning with the purple on at the top.
9. Assemble the sentiment and glue in place. Tip--use a permanent glue so the pieces adhere to the glossy finish.


10. Arrange the hearts at random angles and glue down. Notice one heart is centered at the bottom of the rainbow and one heart has a metallic gold heart layered over it.


I hope this card finds you well. I never get tired of spotting a rainbow no matter where I am or what I am doing. Stay tuned next month for another card using the "Rainbow Arch" die but in a completely different style of design. Until next post, stay crafty and happy. May you see a few rainbows too!

Rachel Floral Signature



You Are My Rainbow
by Meghan Kennihan

Final_3Hi Crafty Friends,
Have you joined the Poppy Stamps April Challenge: Cute Critters? I love unicorns and Poppy Stamps Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit has everything you need to make magical scenes.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Which color unicorn on my card is your favorite?
A: Me? Red


I used Poppy Stamps 6x6 Paper Pads to die cut all my images and paper piece them together. I arranged them on my card to create a rainbow sky scene and stamped the fun sentiments. I added the Fairy Jewels for extra sparkle.





Art Deco Meets Spring
by Lisa Elton

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Who says you can't soften up a little art deco with a good dose of spring? That's just what I've done on today's card!

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The new Deco Diamond foil plate looks great with foiling alone. But when you add the Deco Diamond Stencil set to it... JAZZZY!

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I thought the fancy flourishes on the Birthday Wishes Poe Script Foil and Die set gave it an art deco look and was the perfect cover for a small foiling boo boo... wink!

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Next came lots of springtime in the form of flowers and leaves! The Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel set had just what was needed to pull it off. The dies pictured reminded me of boas and feathers you often see on the ladies of that era. 

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Champagne glitter, geometric shapes, crystals, flowers... I think it all plays well together, how about you?

PoppyStamps Signature







Life is Better with a Friend Like You
by Janet Katz

Hologram rainbow PS

The Rainbow Arch die has more flexibility than you might imagine at first glance. Sure, it can be a rainbow. But it can serve as a cool, graphic semi-circle among other things. I decided to pull out some specialty cardstock and give it a workout.
I started by using the singular die (every arch cuts at once) with a pale blue glitter from the Delicate Pastel Glitter pad, then a turquoise mirror and blue-green pearl paper both from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad. Finally, I pulled out a blue-green holographic paper from my own stash. After die cutting, I was left with 28 arches to play with on my card. I moved them around on top of a white cardbase. I quickly realized I wanted to use kraft cardstock and use the negative space between some of the arches to act as a warm contrast to my cool blues.
Hologram rainbows in progress
I glued the arches down and trimmed my piece to 4" x 5.25". Then I got stuck. I slept on it and came back the next day with an idea for adding additional interest and a sentiment.
I heat embossed the 'Life is Better with a Friend Like You' sentiment, which I got from the Art Deco Inspiration Stamp set, with white detail embossing powder onto heavyweight vellum and cut it into a rectangle. Since the arches did resemble rainbows, I felt like adding clouds. The adorable white stitched clouds came from the Poppystamps Whittle Rainbow Unicorns kit. Using these also allowed me to hide my adhesive underneath the clouds.
I matted everything onto a kraft cardbase. I love using shapes like clouds in my designs. What's your favorite unique shape to use on your cards (besides a rectangle)?
Janet Floral Signature copy