16 posts categorized "Metal"

Butterfly Wishes
by Rachel Duong


Hi it's Rachel here with a kind of grungy, slightly vintage and a little bit artsy, butterfly card! I love this Poppystamps "Nordic Floral Butterfly" die. It is one of three Nordic butterflies dies available at Poppystamps.com.



To create this card I die cut the butterfly from white watercolor paper. I used many layers of paint until I got the rustic effect I was after. Metallic paint on the top layer gives the butterfly a beautiful finish. I painted the body in black and then went back over it in metallic white so that it could be more visible against the black background.

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Next I splattered white and blue metallic paint on a black cardbase. After it dried, I glued the center of the butterfly on the base leaving the outer part of the wings curved out. The wings naturally curved due to all the water and paint I applied on them. You might notice I adhered the butterfly a bit askew to give it an artsy, true to life, imperfect vibe.

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I stamped the sentiment from the "Birthday "Banners" clear stamp set in black Versafine ink on black cardstock and embossed it with silver embossing powder. I die cut it out with the coordinating dies that come with the set.

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Supplies I used to create the card.

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Finally I added Fairy Jewels around the image. 


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What a fun and free butterfly card! I had an absolute fantastic time creating and sharing this. Hope you find this somewhat unique and adventurous. Until next time, have an extraordinary day!

Rachel Floral Signature




Nordic Happy Vibes
by Rachel Duong

Hi everyone! It's Rachel here to share a light-hearted card with subdued hues. The Poppystamps "Nordic Spectacular Butterfly", the focal point, is nothing short of pure beauty. The detail on this die is just like it's name-Spectacular!

To create this card I began with a gorgeous floral patterned paper from the Memory Box "Anemone Grove" pack.  I die cut a border using the "Double Scalloped Stitched Frames" using the outer piece of the largest frame. 

Next I chose colors I saw present in the border from Memory box paper packs "Ocean Blue", "Stormy Blue" and "Lush Green". I die cut the butterfly and mushrooms and glued the pieces together. Many were cut to come up with just the right color combinations! For a whimsical feel, I added an extra layer of mushroom tops at varying angles. 


Next up was a hot foiled sentiment in gold on black cardstock from the "Modest Banner Greetings" foil and cut die set. I love the elegant feel it gives to the card!


I adhered all the pieces to a steel grey cardfront and then a black cardbase.  The cardfront was slightly smaller than an A2 size card, leaving a narrow black border. Notice I was able to fit the butterfly right over the sentiment without it covering up the words?!  Finally I added Fairy Jewels for the finishing touch.


I hope you love this card as much as I do! Please take a look at the awesome Poppystamps Nordic dies. There are so many to choose from and they all work so beautifully together. Have a wonderful day and I will see you very soon!

Rachel Floral Signature





Slimline Adelaide Snowflakes Card
by Sphoorti



Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti, and I only have one card for you today, and it's such an easy one to make - you can whip it up in 30 minutes, tops!


I started off with the 2531 Adelaide Snowflakes craft die and cut some silver mirror, copper mirror, silver glitter, and gold glitter card stocks from the Glitter and Mirror pad assortments Poppystamps has.




I took a card base long enough to fit the five snowflakes and adhered the gorgeous snowflakes in a staggered fashion along the x-axis.




I hot foiled PSF808 Modest Greetings 2 on some white card stock with copper colored foil and chose the "You are the best" sentiment from it. I matted the sentiment with some silver glitter card stock.





I had some glitter washi tape that slightly matched one of the snowflakes, so I lined the card base with it along the top and bottom edges.




And you know what? That was it! So easy, yet so elegant and festive!


Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? I'd love to hear from you! Thank you for visiting! See you soon!




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A Box of Chocolates
by Rachel Duong


Happy New Year!  I hope you are looking forward to good things in 2023.  This is me, Rachel, here to share with you a box of chocolates! I was absolutely thrilled when I saw the Poppystamps "Vintage Scalloped Heart" die. Immediately, a heart-shaped tin full of decadent chocolates came to mind.  I imagined rich, vibrant papers complete with sparkle and shine to create a delicious card.  Valentine's Day is just around the corner, here is my Valentine's Day card for you!

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Steps to create this card.
1. Die cut the scalloped heart from the Poppystamps "Vintage Scalloped Heart" die from the Memory Box "Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad". The paper I chose is a pearl gold. It is gorgeous!
2. Die cut the heart with the sunburst accents using metallic red cardstock from the Memory Box "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad".
3. Die cut the Poppystamps "Sending Love Poe Script" sentiment in antique gold glitter paper from the Memory Box "Festive Glitter Pad". (Save the heart)


4. Using dark brown, die cut the Poppystamps "Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame" background die. (Save the little hearts for another card!)
5. Using a medium brown, cut an A2 size card front.
6. Finally, glue the pieces together. Don't forget the glitter heart!
7. Adhere to a black card base or any color of your choice!


Pictured are the amazing Poppystamps dies I used from the Valentine's release. 


I hope you love this Valentine as much as I do. It reminds me so much of sweet memories involving chocolate surprises! Fabulous glitter and beautiful shiny red paired with two shades of rich chocolate brown are just enough to add a warm sentimental glow.


May you have a beautiful day today. See you very soon. Until then, sending much love your way! 



You are the Sweetest
by Janet Katz

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Today's your lucky day! Even though it's Friday, the 13th, I'm serving up this colorful, glittery Valentine's card. I started with the new Vintage Scalloped Heart die set. I love that this comes with 2 dies: the heart with the 'sunburst' slits in it, and the bigger scalloped heart background. I cut the heart from fine, red glitter paper, and contrasted that with a brushed gold cardstock for the scalloped shadow.
I wanted something different for the background so I turned to my trusty spray stains and created a background on watercolor paper with two blue-green colors and a brown. I heat dried the paper between color layers. For a final touch, and to tie in the brushed gold look, I spritzed my paper with gold metallic spray. I cut that piece down just a bit and matted it on the piece of brushed gold cardstock I used to cut the scalloped heart from - yay for no waste. I glued this onto an 80lb vanilla card base.
I also wanted a unique way to attach a sentiment. I decided on some metal embellishments - heart charms and tiny safety pins. I stamped the You are the Sweetest from the Colorful Life stamp set on a piece of vanilla cardstock with Versafine black ink, cut it out, and then rounded all four corners. I punched a tiny hole in the top left corner and ran the safety pin with the dangling heart on it through the hole. To tie in the red, I added 3 gems from the Christmas Fairy Jewels pack. I decided to use my trusty foam adhesive to give dimension both under the heart and under the sentiment. I did not glue down the little dangling heart, but I could because it has a flat back.
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I like to send about a dozen cards for Valentine's Day. Do you send out Valentine's Day cards?
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Rinea Paper-Foil Spring Card
by Sue McRae


Hello and welcome to another day of showcasing Rinea products with Poppystamps dies and stamps! Rinea makes pretty paper-foil that comes in solid colour packs, double-sided colour packs and embossed colour packs. You can find all their foil products here.


For my card I used the Grand Watering Can as the focal image and die cut it from blue embossed paper-foil. I wanted to age the watering can so I distressed it a bit with sandpaper to take off some of the blue colour and let the silver colour underneath come through.


I took a bunch of Poppystamps flower, leaf and berry dies, cutting them from a variety of embossed and solid colour paper-foil and made a little arrangement in the watering can. The foil is sturdy enough to die cut easily but it can be molded and shaped to give added dimension.


I added the picket fence behind the watering can, die cut green paper-foil for the grassy hill and added a sentiment.


Stop by the Rinea blog here to see what their designers are creating during this collaboration!

Wishing everyone a happy day!

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