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29 posts categorized "Masculine"

Shake It Up!
by Sue McRae

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Hello everyone, Sue here with a Christmas shaker card!

Who doesn't love getting a fun shaker card, I know I do, but it's also fun to make them! I used the new Snowglobe Kit which makes it so easy to put together.

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I started off my die cutting all my pieces. I used some patterned paper from Memory Box for the trees, wood grain card stock for the snow drifts, wood paper for the moose and base of the snow globe.

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The background piece is navy card stock but I wanted to make the edges darker and used Distress Ink to achieve this.

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After adhering all my pieces down I added small star sequins to the night sky and I have my acetate piece ready with the double layer of foam adhesive. A little tip, when you're adding foam adhesive to a curved item peel the paper backing off both sides of the foam, it will be so much easier to bend it around the circle.

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Now I've added my iridescent mica flakes on top of the snow globe piece and will place the acetate window piece over this. I find it much easier to do it this way than adding the shaker elements inside the window and trying to centre the snow globe piece on top.

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For the card background I used a piece of patterned paper with Twas the Night Before Christmas text and added a Double Stitch Rectangle Frame along with the the snow globe and base.

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Have you made a shaker card before? Let me know in the comments.

Happy crafting!

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Hugs!! It's Your Birthday!
by Robin Tharaldson

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Nothing like a BIG hug on your birthday! These large word dies from Poppystamps have taken me by storm!! Hope you aren't getting too bored with me designing with them BUT they are so versatile!

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I think this design is gender neutral, but with the grey/brown tones it's more masculine. With a simple switch of palate it could be more feminine or with bright colors suitable for children.

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By cutting the Delicate Branch Collage die twice, then turning it around and stacking, I created more of the background element I was needing for this card. I'm sure if you look at your dies you will find a few that would work with this technique.

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Even though I resisted making a shaker card, this would be a great frame for one!!  My video will show you just how easy this card was to create! And at times we all need something easy and fast!

Thanks for stopping by...

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DIY: BEST WISHES CARD, VIDEO TUTORIAL
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

I'm so happy because I had time and I make a beautiful card with a video tutorial!!!!!

I could not go to the sea (in live jiji) but with my card I have been there enjoying the beach and sun !!! Look!!!!!

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Would you like to learn how to make this card ???? If you still do not acquire these beautiful diecuts, go to the online store and buy them now!

See my video tutorial, if you like, I invite you to subscribe to my channel!

I love close ups, look!!!!!! Too beautiful eh??? jiji

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The details make a nice project!!!!!

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I really love this!!!!! Earthhhhhh, swallow me and spit me inside my card jijiji 

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Kisses dear amigas!!!!!!! Hope you like all (Card & Video)...

I hope your sweet comments!!!!! Thanks!!!!!

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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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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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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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