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258 posts categorized "Jeanne Jachna"

Gilded Plate Thank You
by Jeanne Jachna

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I'm loving the new cover plates you'll find in the Summer Theatre section of the Poppystamps on line store.  The deco look is elegant and artsy!  

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The cover panels are sized to cover an entire A2 card.  For this card I used the Gilded Plate Cover Panel.   I cut it from white card stock and layered it over a panel I inked with Distress Oxide ink in Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean,  Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron.  The creamy pigment inks blend beautifully and when used with cosmetic brushes look flawless.  And if you do have a few hard lines, don't worry!  A splash of water and some watered down ink cover any imperfections.

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I topped the assembled panel with a the large Brilliant Ring from the three die set.  The solid die creates a focal point, breaking up the busy intricate background, for an image or simple sentiment .

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To add a little more interest I inked the Thank You Poe Sentiment with Distress Oxide ink to coordinate with the inky background.    A few gold glitter enamel dots add some sparkle and shine. 

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I hope you'll try experimenting with different shades of distress ink to slide behind your pretty cover panels.   It just doesn't get better than this! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

Supplies

 

PSC#84 Wonderful Washi

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 #83 Anything Goes is Janet!

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

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#84 Wonderful Washi!   Washi tape is a decorative masking tape traditionally made of rice paper.  It comes in lots of different patterns and sizes for a host of creative ideas.  It's a great way to add a little color and interest to your designs and once you get started using it there's no going back!    Washi can be used to create a fun patterned background, you can stick it to paper and cut out the printed images or die cut your own.     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.

We're trying something new this month !  We've asked a guest designer to join us to share even more creative ways to use your dies.  Please welcome our very first guest, Tenia Nelson.  When the Wonderful Washi Challenge was announced I knew she was the perfect choice because I consider her the Washi Queen.  I don't think I have ever seen a creation from her that didn't include a bit of washi tape - I consider it her trademark!

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Tenia Nelson 
Blog:  Jazzy Paper Designs

Hello all, my name is Tenia Nelson and I am a 40 year young wife, momma, doggie momma, jazz pianist, music teacher, soccer player, metal stamper(I make jewelry) and paper crafter that lives in the 5280 (Denver, CO)! I am married to a wonderful guy named Tim, I am momma to my awesome son Thelonious (Theo) and I have a wonderful doggie "kiddo" Snowball. I love me some paper, inks, stamps and embellishments...and just LURVE to create!!! So excited to be a guest designer for Poppystamps!

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Tenia Nelson

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Nancy Penir  

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Marybeth Lopez

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Jeanne Jachna

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 October 1.   

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

 

Art Deco Birthday Card
by Jeanne Jachna

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope your weekend is off to a good start!  Today I'm sharing a birthday card that has an art deco flair.   I've given it a modern twist with lots of color that would make this one ideal for just about anyone on your list! 

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I confess the arches in the detailed die reminded me of peacock feathers - that's how I decided on the shades of blue and green. 

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My die cut machine is getting older and having trouble cutting completely through a detailed die without a metal shim.  I'm using that to my advantage today by cutting the die just so I can get an imprint of the pattern on my card stock.  I used the imprinted image as a guide to help me color the panel with markers.     If you're machine is in tip top shape you can add some shipping tape to the back of your card stock to make it harder for the die to cut through completely. 

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You don't have to be too careful about coloring just as long as you don't enter another area of the design because when you're finished coloring you will top your pretty colored sheet  with  a detailed clean die cut panel.   I  keep one handy so I can make sure I didn't miss anything before I adhere the two together. 

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Of course you won't want to cover that pretty panel, so I stamped a sentiment on vellum with Staz On ink.   I topped the sentiment with a rectangle frame die before adhering it to the assembled background panel.   Vellum can be a little tricky to adhere because adhesive will show through the vellum.  The frame allows you to adhere it without putting any adhesive on the vellum at all keeping it very clean. 

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I hope you'll try this technique to add a little color to some of your die cuts.  It's much quicker than an inlay and still packs a punch! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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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

 

Supplies

 

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!

2021-07

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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Marybeth Lopez

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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!