128 posts categorized "Marybeth Lopez"

02/05/2019

Tue 05

Beautiful Love Die and Alcohol Inks
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and Happy February to you all! I have a new technique ( For Me) that I am using today. I recently learned about Alcohol Ink watching a video 

by .  Jennifer McGuire I highly recommend you visit her blog and the link I gave you to see how to do this. It was so new to me that I forgot to take pictures as I was making the papers.

All the dies I used are from Poppystamps : Whittle Mouse, Simple Thinking of  You and the beautiful Seed Love Collage I layered the Love die twice for a bit more dimension.

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Above and below is a picture of one of the papers I created using Alcohol inks, each one will be  different, just play with it. I ended up adding alcohol to my glass work surface , I had lots of leftover ink on the glass . I turned my Yupo paper( the ink moves around on this paper) over and placed it on the drips from the first paper with ink, that's  how I ended up with a very soft look to my card and no wasted inks.

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If you are interested in learning please go to the pro.... Jennifer McGuire.... Linked for you above. It's way more fun that I thought but it is a bit messy.

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I sure had fun making the background of this card and I love the added gold shimmer.  Poppystamps dies toped this card oh so many choices to make, I wanted to keep the dies white so they would stand out on the inked paper. 

Thank you for the visit today . I hope you have a crafty day my friends.

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01/12/2019

Sat 12

Valentine Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and welcome to the Poppystamps Blog Blitz!  You have a chance to with the Pinpoint Hearts from Poppystamps just by leaving a comment on this post. I love the 4 line pinpoint dots that from the heart on this craft die .

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I was going to use the embossed hearts altogether at first but later chanced my mind. If you want to give it a try don't cut them apart right away.

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I used the Pinpoint die to make the dotted heart then cut a few layers and colors for the center heart,, from Deco Shining Heart. The top pink heart has some fun foam on the back to pop it up.

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I then cut the Happy Valentine's Day with the new Poppystamps Doodle craft die, all listed and linked below.

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 I created my panel on watercolor cardstock and kept my design simple with lots of texture. 

Don't forget to LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST for a chance to win the : Pinpoint Hearts craft die from Poppystamps .

The blog blitz runs from January 9-21. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST January 26 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on January 28.  

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1. )   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter 
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND by 12am US EST January 26

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 28.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post! 

 

Thank you for the visit and God bless.

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01/04/2019

Fri 04

Night Sky
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and Happy New Year to all of you! I made this card with a few dies from Poppystamps . I used Winter Cabin ,Whittle Trees and Pointed Circle Frames.

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I love watercoloring with Peerless  Watercolor sheets from Birch Press Design. The color is so vibrant and can easily be toned down with water .

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This is how my night sky started out. I dried it with my heat gun then added more watercolor until I was happy with the results.

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I loaded my brush with white shimmer paint then made splatters by rubbing my fingernail over the tip of the brush.

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This card could be for anyone but I also think its a great masculine card! 

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I hope you enjoy the rest of your week and many blessings to you and your families in 2019!

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12/29/2018

Sat 29

Changing Up the Poinsettia
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here today. I hope you all had a wonderful  Christmas . I never had a chance to use this beautiful Poinsettia Die from Poppystamps before Christmas so I tried using a different color for a birthday card. 

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I cut two of the smaller blooms from the die set, one to keep whole and one to cut apart.

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The photos don't show too well but I used shimmer pen on top of all the watercoloring for a deeper color.

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This was a simple card to make. I used my zig watercolor pens to color and then shimmer pen. I layered the dies on the card using some foam tape to pop up a few of the blooms and leaves. 

God bless you in the new year!

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11/18/2018

Sun 18

Merry Christmas
by Marybeth Lopez


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Hello! Hope everyone is happy and well. Marybeth here today. I have a simpler card made with a Double Stitch Tag , Mistletoe and Holly stamp and die and Christmas Time stamp all from Poppystamps .

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Without worrying about being too perfect I lined up the largest tag die on a slant, then ran it through my big shot.

See below. Place top layer only to edge you want cut.

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I colored in the stamped holly with Copic Markers added a bit of white Nuvo Crystal Drops and some Nuvo Glitter Gloss brush pen, over the top of the green holly leaves.

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I added the white top layer onto the red card base and used some fun foam underneath . I adhered the cut dies then stamped the sentiment Merry Christmas.

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Hope you have a great week and a blessed day, today

Thank you for the visit and kind comments. 

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11/07/2018

Wed 07

Challenge Reminder
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hi there! Marybeth here today to share how I made my Challenge Inspiration , fall thank you card.

I used so many of the new Poppystamps darling dies,: Doodle Thank You,Whittle Oak Leaf,

Whittle Owl and Whittle Wood Frames. 

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After cut the leaves out I added a bit more water and used many other colors. ( this is the only picture I took)

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I cut this Whittle Owl out twice once for the body ( darker) and then again ( lighter ) for the face.

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I love the deep purple for the fall! The envelope is from Brich Press Design.

 

 

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This is the back side showing how I add my fun foam. I add the tape then the strips of fun foam and cut where needed.

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 Thanks so much for the visit today! Don't forget to play along in the Poppystamps Challenge for a chance to win!

 

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11/01/2018

Thu 01

PSC#50 Happy Harvest

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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 last month's challenge Falling Leaves and Scary Things ionabunny.

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

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 on line 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 side bar!

11-18 copyPSC#50 Happy Harvest!   Amazing fall brings with it an abundance of color and the bounty of the harvest.  This month we're looking for fall cards that celebrate the autumn season.     Think colorful leaves, bushels of apples, carts of pumpkins and the warm heart felt coming home.     Just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here's 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 November 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on December 1.   

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

10/12/2018

Fri 12

Nativity Frame: Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello , Marybeth here today!  Welcome to day two of the Poppystamps Blog Blitz! The design team sharing some of the new dies and stamps from Poppystamps . On this post I am (Dave) giving away this beautiful : Nativity Scene Sidekick 
Frame and Stencil   All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on this post.

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I used my Wink of Stella shimmer pen on dark navy card stock. I first tried embossing, ink blending and glitter, I liked this one the best for Christmas. The stencil comes with this die!n


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 I ended up using many layers because I kept changing my mind on what color I wanted on top. I like all the layers!

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I blended a light yellow on the little papers behind the town.

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The Blog Blitz will be going on from October, 11 through the 21 . Last day to comment is the 23 of October.

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10/05/2018

Fri 05

Pinpoint Angel and Snowflake Collage
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there ! Marybeth Lopez here today with a non traditional color Christmas card. I used one of the brand new sentiments called Art Deco Celebrate Christmas. Blog Blitz coming soon!

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I stamped some ink on my glass mat then spritzed with water and placed my card on top, after it was dry I cut out the Angel.

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I dipped the angel in Versa Mark ink, then clear powder with a bit of glitter .

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I cut two layers one for the top panel and one of fun foam to give a bit of depth to the beautiful snowflake Collage ( can be used any time of year).

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I added the glue to the front of the fun foam and placed the top panel on top. I couldn't resist adding some glitter.

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I did the background for the snowflake the same way I did my angel.

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Thanks so much for the visit! I have been so busy painting our master bedroom I haven't had much time in my craft room. This is the only time I wish my bedroom was not so large. I think I'm  getting too old to paint šŸ˜Š

Hope you have a great weekend!

God Bless!

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09/26/2018

Wed 26

Joy To The World
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and happy fall to you all! Marybeth here today with a Christmas shaker card, that could pop off and be used for an ornament . I used the Poppystamps Pinpoint Shaker ornament along with  Bubble Spiral and Santa's Sleigh. All linked below.

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I  glued a few layers of die -cut fun foam and one layer of acetate then filled with a mix of sequins and beads, all white. If you look closely  you can see I added glue around the main piece with the sleigh and placed on top of the filled ornament.

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I always thought the Bubble Spiral would be good to hang something on or maybe add a large balloon to the top and let it be the string.

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It's a clean and simple card with Joy to the World stamped using the CL467 Tidings of Joy clear stamp set from Poppystamps .

 

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Thanks for the visit today. 

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