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58 posts categorized "Love/Valentine"

Challenge Reminder: Rainbow Love!
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hi everyone! It's Tiffany, and I’m back on the Poppystamps blog today with a friendly reminder about this month’s challenge – Sending Rainbows! This month we want you to focus on your favorite colors – ALL of them! All types of projects are welcome, but be sure to use at least one Poppystamps product (stamp or die) on your project. The winner (chosen at random) will receive a $20 gift certificate to spend at the Poppystamps store. And there is a fun, new release so you really want to win this month!  You have until 12 AM EST on April 28 to link up your design. See the challenge post for more details and how to enter your project photos.

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To inspire you to join us, I made a rainbow floral card featuring the Memory Box, All the Happiness stamp and Poppystamps, Embossed Love die. I love, love, love rainbows so this challenge was my cup of tea. Making this card was fairly simple, so let’s get to the details.

I started by stamping the largest floral stamp in the All the Happiness stamp set on an A2 card base in black ink. With the stamp still in my MISTI, I stamped and black, heat embossed the floral stamp again on a card front. I positioned the card front panel, that I trimmed to 5 x 3.75 inches, on top of the card base so the stamp matched up. I adhered the panel to the card base with foam tape for dimensions and added some black splatters.

On a piece of mixed media paper, I black, heat embossed the smaller floral cluster from the stamp set. I watercolored the image with the wet on wet technique with Karin brushmarkers. I added in extra depth and lines with colored pencils. Once the flowers were dry, I die cut them using the coordinating die. I also die cut two additional layers from scrap, white cardstock for added dimension and glued it to my card front. Finally, I added white gel pen details and gold nuvo drops to the center of the flower.

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For the sentiment, I die cut it three times from white cardstock and once from black cardstock. On the top layer, I blended a rainbow gradient in Copic markers. The colors I used were: R37, R05, YR16, YR14, YR12, Y18, Y04, YG06, G03, BG13. I don’t have all the Copic markers so I worked with what I had and tried to create as seamless a blend as I could. Once I finished the rainbow blend, I topped the sentiment with crystal glaze for some extra pizazz and let it dry overnight. I am so happy how the sentiment turned out and will be using these colors for more Copic marker blends in the future.

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I hope you are inspired to join us for this month’s rainbow challenge. Happy crafting!

Tiffany
@ink.therapy.designs

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Tiffany Floral Signature copy


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Floral Basket.
by Pam Simpson

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Hello everyone, another use for this pretty "Woven Basket Pop Up Easel" die set..

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I started by covering  a piece of white card with  1"inch "Cornelia Violet" Washi Tape from Memory Box.

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It cut`s a dream! using the basket die.

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It does`nt show much, but I did brush a little distress Oxide "Wilted Violet" ink through the die.

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I needed a larger mat for my topper..floral basket/White mat/then this Violet colour from Memory Box. "Twilight Purple" paper pad.

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My petty basket filled with leaves / Butterflies and hearts...cut with a mix of Purple ..Lilac..White Glitter  card ..and Washi Tape. 

Topper adhered onto a matt of lilac and purple 6x6 card from paper pad ..finished card 7" x 7" inches.

Hope this gives you another idea to use this Woven Basket easel Die.

Thank you for stopping by Pam x

Pam Floral Signature copy

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February Challenge Reminder
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi Friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  I just wanted to take the time on today's post to remind you to play along with our monthly challenge.  It's a great place for inspiration - you can see what your fellow crafters are making and find creative ideas for ways to use your Poppystamps Dies.   And.. if you link up your own design you could win a $20 gift certificate to our Poppystamps on line store.   You can link to your own blog, on line gallery or Instagram account. 

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This month we're looking for projects that say I love you.  You can make whatever you like - a page layout, a card, tag, or even a home decor project.  How you say I love you is up to you, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die). 

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My card starts with the Banded Hearts craft die cut from white card stock and adhered to a pink panel.   Next I used card stock scraps to cut more hearts from the panel.  Since all the hearts are exactly the same you can cut anywhere on the panel and the cut out hearts will fit inside any of the openings. 

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I love the color combination of teal and red, but I also included hearts cut from lime, and several shades of pink.  The hearts are adhered inside the panel openings so this layer is very flat and smooth. 

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Petite Stitched Hearts cut from white card stock are adhered over the colorful panel and then topped with the Love Outline die cut from gold and white card stock.

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A little gold sparkle and shine is always welcome on a card in the mail so I added some gold jewels too. 

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Love doesn't have to mean hearts - we'd love to see what simple expressions of love make YOU smile and sure hope you find some time to join our challenge.

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

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Finished Size 4.25 x  5.5"

PSC Challenge Reminder: I Love You
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! It's time for a reminder, Poppystamps' Challenge is a timely one, this month, 'I Love You' is the theme.

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A layered valentine in pink and red, with plenty of hearts, and a sentiment of love... I think that says it all!

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The candy box was die cut 3 times, and the glitter tie tucked under, just like a real candy box! 

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Play along for a chance to win a $25. gc to the Poppystamps store! So many new dies for spring! 

Excited to see your creations! Happy crafting everyone!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

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Love and Floral Stems
by Kim Singdahlsen

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It's the month of love!!  I already have all of my Valentines made so today's card is a "love" card but not in classic reds and pinks. I'm still regularly sending cards to a wide variety of friends and family who need to social distance.  Sending love is so important right now and I think this cheerful flower and little hummingbird are just perfect for the message. 

As always, I love dimension! I popped the sentiment just a bit, then I popped the hummingbird even more.  I was also excited to see that the sentiment tucked in to the grasses perfectly.  

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And, of course, the flower comes in with built-in dimension.  If I haven't hidden the die too much with the extra hummingbirds, you can see that the base flower is part of the frame but there's an extra top flower.  It can line up exactly with the base flower if you just want to add a layer or a different color.  I angled it a bit then slightly bent up the petals.

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The top flower has beautiful etched details.  I love dies with details. In this case, the etched flower and the grasses (including the scrolled piece) are fabulous all by themselves.  The hummingbird has a beautiful shape.  I didn't have color them or do anything extra.  This card came together quickly and easily because I just added a subtle pattern behind the die cuts and these gorgeous dies add all of the details. 

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Unicorn Valentine
by Nancy Penir

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Can you believe it's almost Valentines? One of my favorite holidays, sending love to those special people in my life is a joy!

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Many of those 'special people' in my life are young, and Poppystamps has some new Whittles just right to bring a smile!

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Whittle Unicorn comes with separate mane and horn allowing some creativity, not to mention depth. It also comes with a double heart, which when cut is the heart plus outline! 

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I cut the hearts die from several glitter papers, and arranged them around the Whittle Circle Frame. You can see one around the unicorn's horn too!.

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Lots of framing and foam lifts, really zooms in on the main attraction... that wreath of unicorn joy! 

Happy Valentines, and Happy crafting!

Nancy Floral Signature copy