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249 posts categorized "Jeanne Jachna"

Challenge Reminder! Distress Ink Hello
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi and thanks for stopping by!  Today I'm reminding you that there's still time to join us for our July Challenge.  On the first of every month Poppystamps announces a new challenge - this month - July 2021 we want you to "Just Add Water".

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We're asking you to create a design that includes water.. that could be (but is not limited to) watercolor, a splash of water over some distress ink,  maybe your favorite spritz spray!!!  Not feeling like getting messy?  How about a rainy day scene, or a seascape?  All types of projects are welcome from tags and treat wraps to cards and home decor!   It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

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My card starts with a Distress Oxide panel of paper.  I inked it with Twisted Citron, Dried Marigold, Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar.  I like to use cosmetic brushes for a clean look.  You can find different sized brushes on Amazon.   Distress Oxide Ink stays wet longer so you have more time to blend too.    Next I splashed the panel with water and some watered down white ink. When it was dry I trimmed the panel so that it's slightly smaller than my card base and adhered it to the card. 

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Next I cut the Leafy Garden Border from white card stock twice.  I trimmed them with about 1/4" along their outer edges and adhered them to either side of my inky panel.   I topped the panel with a Luscious Script Hello.  The background is cut from gold foil and the detailed word die is cut from white card stock.

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Intricate Cut Butterflies are also double cut - once from gold glitter paper and once from card stock .  They're stacked and the top butterfly wings are bendable to add dimension.  Gold sequins add a finishing touch and a little more bling. 

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This angle photo shows that the sentiment and butterflies are adhered with adhesive foam tape to add dimension and a richer look to the design. 

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I hope I inspired you to dig out your distress inks and give them a little splash of water - how about some smooshing?  Either way you're still able to enter our challenge.  Just snap a photo of your completed project with your cell phone, add it to your Instagram and link up to there!   We can't wait to see what you make!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Country Barn Easel
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  Today I'm sharing a card made with the Country Barn Easel Die.  I love seeing how the entire team has interpreted this die a little differently and all the creative ideas for this die! 

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I'm a big fan of special folded cards but they've always seemed a little too complicated for me.  I am so impressed with the Poppystamps Easel dies because they are a snap to put together.  All of the pieces are needed.. you just cut and then fold and add one piece of tape and BAM! Your card base is put together.  This Country Barn Easel includes all the pieces - door frames in two different styles, roof lines and even a clean panel to slip inside for your sentiment.   

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Once the bard is assembled you can add your own choice of separate dies to embellish and create a scene.  I added a Whittle Cow and Goat that I added details to with a marker.  I thought some silly eyes might be fun too! 

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I added grass with the Hill and Valley Grass Border and it doubles for straw for my Whittle Chicken when cut from yellow cardstock. 

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The Country Barn Easel is the perfect setting for the latest Whittle animals!  And if you haven't tried one of the Poppystamps Easel card dies I hope you'll give one a try!  If I can do this you can too!   I promise!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

 

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PSC#82 Just Add Water

Challenge Badge

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 #81 Summer Solstice is Chark!

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Greta H.

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

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!

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PSC#82 Just Add Water - Summer is heating up!  It's time for a little cool down!  Our challenge this month is "Just Add Water".  We're asking you to create a design that includes water.. that could be (but is not limited to) watercolor, a splash of water over some distress ink,  maybe your favorite spritz spray!!!  Not feeling like getting messy?  How about a rainy day scene, or a seascape?  All types of projects are welcome from tags and treat wraps to cards and home decor!   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.

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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 July 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on August 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make!

 

Hello Sunshine!
by Jeanne Jachna

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Well hello sunshine!  The weather has been so fine here that I've been day dreaming of vacationing in warm tropical places.  As usual.. whenever I get a longing for something.. you know... flowers in the winter,  and Christmas in July I start to make.  My paper crafting is my sweet escape.

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Today I'm sharing a fun scene of some Whittle Flamingos having a pool party!  The background is a double panel of aqua card stock.   The Whittle Wave Background die cut makes a splash pool for the Whittle Flamingos.

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Of course the sun is shining and here are a few scattered clouds in the sky.  The flamingos are cut from two shades of grapefruit cardstock because we all like to be individual!  I like that the Whittle Flamingo die cut includes three different shaped legs so you can pose the flirty birds however you like.  I used a sharpie to add black accents to their bills. 

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Fish from the Whittle Fish Trio are swimming in the splash pool, and when the sun gets too hot the Whittle Flamingos can seek shelter under the Whittle Palm Tree.  I added brown enamel dots because they look like coconuts and I can't resist a little bling.

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Enjoy the day and if the sun's not shining remember that you can make your own weather! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Seascape
by Jeanne Jachna

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Sending you best fishes and underwater greetings today!  Making some punny scenes couldn't be easier than with the new Poppystamps whittles! 1stra

My cards always start with images arranged on a piece of plastic the size of my card base.  I can play around with arrangement and decide on what colors I want to use before I commit.  The clear plastic sheet allows me to slide different colors underneath to coordinate the designs. 

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The single cover with a stamped sentiment looked a little flat to me so I added two more layers of cardstock underneath.  I wanted to mimic the layers of shades and shadow you might see in an underwater scene. 

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The Whittle Seascape is double cut to add more dimension to the design.  The fish are cut from rainbow colors and adhered with adhesive foam tape.  I added some silly eyes to the Whittle Happy Octopus, and some Memory Box Fairy Drops are underwater bubbles.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Birthday Ice Cream!
By Jeanne Jachna

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Have you heard?   Birthday calories don't count!    So I'm sharing a card loaded with sweet ice cream treats and happy birthday wishes! 

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The ice cream sandwiches and scoops bring back childhood memories of ice cream trucks and 31 flavors.  If we were really lucky we'd stop at a "fancy" ice cream shop with small churned gourmet flavors, leather booths and glass bowls.  I wanted to give my treats the look of an "Old Fashioned" ice cream parlor and thought the Flourish Tall Curve Borders would make the perfect frame. 

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The Whittle Ice Cream Sandwich is a two die set so you can cut the cookie outside and ice cream inside and stack them.  I love the pretty pattern on the cookie layer.   The Whittle Ice Cream Cone has a waffle print and there is stitching on the ice cream scoop.  The best part?  You can have as many colorful scoops as you want! 

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I used the Tall Curve background die to add color behind the Flourish Tall Curve Borders.  I wanted the colors to coordinate with the ice cream scoops.   To give a finished look to the two curved edges I added a Pointed Oval Frame in the center of them, and a simple Happy Birthday Poe Script sentiment.

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope your day is filled with eye candy and sweet finds! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"Supplies