26 posts categorized "Masculine"

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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11/22/2018

Thu 22

Saying Hello (and Goodbye) to Autumn
by Donna Peachey

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Brrr...  it's getting cold outside!

The last of the leaves are falling and there's barely a bee to be found.  That's certainly the way it is for us in the UK anyway.

And as I'm not ready to face Winter just yet I've made a card that celebrates the colours of Autumn instead.  With all of the richness of the warm browns, oranges and reds...  A stark contrast to the icy white blanket of Winter.

Want to see how it was made?

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I've started off by using the Forest Stag left over from my previous post.  

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To get that speckled, textured look I've added Crackle Accents.  Simply dot on, leave for a few minutes to react with the Distress Stain and then use a paint brush to smooth all over.  If you didn't add enough Crackle Accents, don't worry.   You can add more.  Just be quick with that paint brush unless you are wanting more speckles.

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I've used Brusho's to colour my leaves.  You'll only need two, but I've made extra so I can choose which I prefer. 

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The card base has the subtlest of designs on it.  Here I've used the Dot Grid stencil by Memory Box, with just a touch of Stormy Sky and Hickory Smoke ink.

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To add more visual interest without adding more colour I've used one of the frames from the Art Deco Frames and Phrases die set to cut out an aperture.  Don't discard that inner piece as you'll be putting it back in shortly.  But first, add a layer behind it by gluing on the same shape again.

You'll also need a black frame from the Stitchwork Rectangle Frames craft die set. 

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Here's a view of the finished card from below.

To assemble, start by putting the aperture piece back.  I've simply cut a piece of scrap card to size and glued it behind the card base to hold everything in place.

Next add the Forest Stag, gluing two strips of scrap card behind it first.

You'll need to add that frame now.  I've spot glued it in the middle, just along the left and right hand sides. 

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Then add the Brusho leaves, a stamped Hello and bee...  and two more leaves cut from the Ragged Daisy.  Did you notice that I added Silver Gilding Wax to my Brusho leaves?

Thanks for stopping by...

And if you are celebrating today, a very Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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11/11/2018

Sun 11

Silhouette of the Forest Stag
by Donna Peachey

Hello, my name's Donna and I'm the newest addition to the Poppystamps team.

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With Christmas fast approaching, I thought it might be nice to share a card design that is fairly easy to mass produce and suits more than one occasion.

And what's more, as I've chosen to use the strong, bold silhouette of the Forest Stag I've been able to introduce a grunge element, too!

Want to know how it's made?

Here's a quick 'how to' guide...

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Start by applying ink to a scrap of card that is roughly this size and shape.

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Here are the colours you will be using.  I went back in with a finger dauber to add a little more shadow once I had the stag cut out.

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Cut out the Wooded Glen Landscape and trim it to size to fit your card front.

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Then, cut out the Simple Holly Vine Frame and a piece of black card that is a little taller and wider all 'round.

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Add the grunge element!  I'm using stamps from the Studio Blotter set.  Stamp first in Hickory Smoke, then add Delicata 'Brown Shimmer' just around the edges.

Assemble the card and add a few sequins.

It's as easy as that!

Whether you see this as a Christmas, Birthday or some other Winter occasion card is entirely up to you.

Which will it be, I wonder? 

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06/20/2018

Wed 20

Poppystamps Challenge: For the Boys
by Jennifer Svare


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Hello!  Are you playing along with the challenge this month?  One random winner will be chosen from all entries, and entering is easy!  The theme is Masculine, and more details can be found here!  

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For my card, I chose three shades of blue for the base colors.  I made small strips of the medium and light, and glued them to lightweight cardstock.  Next, I die cut the large sailboat from the Marina Sailboats set, and that created a perfectly striped sailboat.  

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I die cut the Scribble Circle Collage out of the dark blue background, and used distress oxides to create a sunset (or sunrise) onto a white background that is glued behind it.   

 

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This is going to be my brother's birthday card, so I used the Scribble Happy Birthday for the greeting inside.  

Super simple card, and really fast to make!  I could see this same overall design being used with the flamingo, or any other die used as a silhouette.  So many colors and designs could be used...   Be sure to check out the video below for more details on how this card was created.

 

I can't wait to see all the challenge cards this month - lots of great ideas out there, and we would love to see yours next!

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06/13/2018

Wed 13

Poppystamps Challenge: For the Boys
by Robin Tharaldson

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Here's my inspiration, for Poppystamps "For the Boys" Challenge, using a more masculine palette and a CAS design! I created my background using Memory Box Texture Dots stencil, Distress Oxide ink and a die from the Postage Rectangle Layers die set!

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For my sentiment I cut three "hello", from the Big Halo Hello die set, using a chocolate colored cardstock and adhered together for more dimension. My "halo" was cut from vellum which I like to use when you need to soften the background but not block it completely!

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I hope you play along with us! There are two ways for you to win, all the details can be found here!

Thanks for stopping by...

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06/07/2018

Thu 07

Sparkle
by Nancy Penir

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Greeting Poppy Peeps! I have a fun card to show you today, using Poppy's Swirly Loop.

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Birthdays seem to sneak up on me, and I love having a stash ready just in case. This fun little die is a handy swirl that could be a sun, a wreath or just a contemporary image as I've used it.

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One of my favorite background techniques is to create a stencil from vellum, with my die, and sponge ink it onto my main surface. It gives a subtle 'just enough' texture.

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The word sentiment was cut twice from glitter paper.

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Hope this gave you incentive to increase the uses for your dies, and of course to increase on hand birthday cards!

Hope your week is super crafty!

 

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06/06/2018

Wed 06

Poppystamps Challenge: For the Boys
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

We are so happy you have joined us here on the Poppystamps blog today! We have a great challenge going on this month, For the Boys! Are you playing along?

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This month, the theme is For the Boys! Show us your favorite masculine themed card and you might win some amazing Poppystamps blog candy! You have TWO chances to win a $20 gift card to use in the Poppystamps store! What are you waiting for?

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I created this colorful card for an adventurous boy in my life! It's an interactive slider card, made with the Straight Slider Grooves from Memory Box! The Tall Ship slides across the Seven Seas, accompanied by a school of colorful Bubble Fish! The ship moves back and forth across the card, and even turns bobs up and down in the waves! The adventurous little little man will love playing with this fun card!

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Now it's your turn! Join us every Wednesday, all month long, for more great inspiration and ideas For the Boys!

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06/01/2018

Fri 01

PSC#45 For The Boys!

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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 Patterned Paper Please! is 

#10 Nonni

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We love Nonni's pretty CAS card, and we love the way the patterned paper is such an integral part of her beautifully stamped design! The Poppystamps Little Kindness stamps fit perfectly!

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

#15 Jacquie Southas

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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!

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PSC#45 For The Boys   This month we want to honor the men in our lives - boys of all ages!  Whether your guy loves sports, trains, cars or camping; maybe his perfect day is boating, fishing or chasing a little white ball on the golf course!   Whatever his passion, we want to celebrate him!   Your project can be for any occasion,  just be sure to include 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 June 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on July 1.   

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

 

04/10/2018

Tue 10

Love Card
by Patty Tanúz

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When I have inspiration to infinity and beyond jiji I do beautiful projects, and like usually the diecuts and stamps of Poppy are so wonderful, I share for you pretty projects like this card that I really really love!!!! Look!!!!

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I use beautiful ink colors for the background, the Tall Ship is so cute!!!!!!

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With Poppy all is perfect! Did you visit our online store????? 

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I put in my "Love" white asterisks!!!! I like a lot this!!!!

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Several pics, but I really fall in love of my card!!!! These colors are strong and bright!!!!

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Who would you give this card? Mhhh to someone absolutly special!!!! jiji

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04/06/2018

Fri 06

A New Arrival
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so happy you could join us today! Today I am sharing a card I created that features this pair of sweet Little Rabbits! This could be a great Easter card idea, but it was actually created to welcome a brand new baby boy into our extended family! He's not here yet, but everyone is awaiting his arrival soon!

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This card was so easy to make! I started by cutting out the Little Rabbits in teal, then cut the squares from the Double Stitch Square Frames in shades of blue and white. Can you imagine how cute this would look in pink or yellow too? Everything from the DoubleStitch Square Frames fits together so perfectly too!

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These Little Rabbits would look great with our April challenge too, Spring Fever! A new arrival is on the way!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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