Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.
The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge Challenge #95 Word Art is Greta H.
The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Rosemary D.
Want to play?
The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here. The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize. You don't have to have a blog to play. You can link to any online gallery. In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image. We ask that you link a maximum of 3 entries to each challenge. You are welcome to link your design to other challenges. Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!
PSC#96 Anything Goes! This time there's absolutely no excuse not to play! The challenge this time is anything goes! So whether you've got the upcoming holidays on your mind, want to try a new technique, or just feeling a little crafty, we'd love to see what you're up to! The challenge is not limited to cards - we'd love to see your page layouts, home decor, tags, and mixed media. It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project!
Need a little inspiration? Here are some samples from our design team. Want a closer look? No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.
Meet our September guest Amy Tsuruta who was selected by Jeanne! If you love crafting and you love coffee, chances are you'll know Amy because she's the host of the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop! Amy's whimsical style and clean designs are always sure to bring a smile! We know you'll love her style!
Blog: Tsuruta Designs
I'm an avid crafter that loves all things cute + caffeinated. My style is primarily clean + simple. The Whittle collection was calling my name, who can resist a pun? I can't wait to see how you're inspired by this month's challenge!
Now it's your turn! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!
You have until 12 am US EST on September 28 to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on September 1!!
Thanks for joining us! We can't wait to see what you make!
- Twisted Houses NEW
- Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Easel Set (bare trees)
- Snowman and Trees (more trees)
- Cottage Globe (fence)
- Pile of Pumpkins
- Boo Poe Script NEW
- Whittle Creatures (ghost) NEW
Using words and phrases as an integral part of a card design is something I love to do. I love text, fonts, big words, titles, you name it. If it involves the alphabet more than numbers, I'm there. I was in heaven when Poppystamps chose Word Art as this month's challenge topic. This card features the Freestyle Hello die and the matching shadow. To create the blurry, watercolor floral image, I took a background stamp of little flowers and colored the rubber with four Zig Clean Color Markers. Next, I spritzed the stamp a couple of times with water. Then, I stamped it on the flat side of watercolor paper. The sharp lines of the image blurred and moved and made it look amazing.
I used the mid-size die from the Scalloped Stitch Frames die set and cut a white frame. I trimmed the top of the frame off and glued this to a kraft card front that was 4" x 5 1/4". Next, I trimmed the watercolor image to slightly larger than the frame opening and mounted it with foam adhesive to the card, just to where the scalloped frame peeks out from underneath. I matted the kraft onto a coral card.
I cut the Freestyle Hello from 110lb white cardstock. Next, I cut the matching shadow from heavyweight vellum. I hid drops of clear glue behind the hello die cut and adhered it to the vellum shadow, and then to the watercolor piece.
I finished the card with tiny adhesive pearls on the watercolor paper. Now, what are you gonna make with a great big word for this month's challenge?