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33 posts categorized "Mixed Media"

Butterfly Wishes
by Rachel Duong

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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.

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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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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!

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Challenge Reminder: Mixed Media Max Up: Happy Birthday Card!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!

PSC#114 Mixed Media Mash Up! - This month's challenge we want you to choose your favorite media - is it paper? or maybe ink?  And then add another and another! 

This is a technique that I love and I loved making my card!

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I think we should propose this challenge more often because I got a lot of inspiration! I am launching our "Greeting Tabs", a beautiful and very practical launch!!!!

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For this card I made an artistic background with acrylic paints and watercolors!!!

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And on top,  I added all my diecuts  that I cut with  shiny papers, I put a lot of 3D!!!!

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Here you can see mix media details...

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And here the little rabbit, he seems to be talking to the beautiful butterflies!

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We welcome all your crafty projects including home décor, page layouts, tags, cards and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project! 

The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

Kisses!

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Happy Easter! "Mixed Media Mash-Up" Challenge Reminder
by Rachel Duong

 

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Hi It's Rachel here with a Happy Easter card in Mixed Media Mash-Up style! I used the Poppystamps "Thoughtful Bunny Duo" die. I hope you will join the Poppystamps Challenge. Just scroll down to the Challenge on the blog and click for all the details. 

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To create this card, I die cut the "Thoughtful Bunny Duo" using the "Delicate Glitter" and "Glitzy Glitter" pads. Next I die cut the "Proper Happy Easter" sentiment die from the "Rainbow Reflections Mirror" pad and the "Vibrant Violet" paper pad. (These paper pads by Memory Box are listed below.) I glued the pieces together and set them aside. 

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For the background, I used Open Studio Watercolor Paper, delicate finish. I layered distress inks mixed with generous amounts of water. Next I stamped "Banner Greetings" stamps over the lower portion of the cardfront. I used "Salty Ocean" distress ink and misted the sentiments with water to create a subtle, worn look. Then I ran embossing ink over the border and heat embossed silver powder to create a beautiful metallic frame. I roughed up the edges and wrapped teal jute string around the lower portion. 

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 I adhered the bunnies and sentiment to the cardfront and cardbase. Finally, I chose Open Studio "Fairy Jewels" to embellish the card in similar colors present on the background! 

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I hope you love this card, especially the layers of color. So much goodness!

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Thanks for stopping by and please join the challenge, it will be lots of fun!

I would also like to thank my talented friend, Alison Heikkila, for being my guest designer this month. She made the most stunning card in true Mixed Media form. Please check out her awesome card featured on the Challenge post!

Have a wonderful day!

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PSC#114 Challenge Reminder - Mixed Media Mash-Up
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti with a gentle reminder of this month's challenge - PSC#114 - Mixed Media Mash-Up! This month's challenge we want you to choose your favorite media - is it paper? or maybe ink? or foil? And then add another and another! Mixed media is defined as artwork in which more than one medium or material has been employed. A good example would be collage technique. You can do a simple mixed media by adding some stenciling with texture paste to your design, and that's it!

 

Projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project! You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win. For more details, check out the main post here.

 

This was my take on the challenge. I made this for a bestie who was visiting and we got a chance to celebrate her birthday together!

 

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I started off by taking a slimline panel of white card stock and die cutting her name out of it using the 2464 Marzipan Alphabet craft die. That was my first medium - Paper! Then I took some foliage die cuts from the 2552 Floral Vase Pop Up Easel Set craft die and distress inked them. And there's the second medium. That's all you need to qualify for this challenge - we have 2 types of media and we're using at least one PoppyStamps item!

 


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I started placing the inked die cuts from the floral vase die set between, behind and in front of the die cut letters on the card panel.

 

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At first I thought I'd leave the card panel white, but later decided that I wanted some more color, so I ink blended with similar inks all around the perimeter.

 

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Now for the third type of media - Perfect Pearls! I didn't plan to use this one, honestly. But I messed up and had a splotch of glue on the panel which I tried to rub away and the ink on my fingers was caught in it and it looked really bad. So, to cover it up, I decided to splatter the heck out of the card. I guess it worked, because I don't see it anymore and can't even remember where it was! <I may have gotten a bit carried away with the splattering, though!)

 



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Then, I took some Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Ink and ran a brush of gold ink along the perimeter of the card. It looks very similar to perfect pearls, actually! But technically it's not the same, so I'm going to count that as medium # 4.

 

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Finally, I took the hot foiled sentiment that I foiled and die cut from the PSF808 Modest Greetings 2 Hot Foil Plate and Die and adhered it below her name. Boom! 5th medium! Foil!

 

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Thought I'd go one step further and scattered a bunch of clear jewels all over the card. Juuuust for another medium. Good thing they were clear, otherwise I think it would have made the card look too busy. What do you think?

 

 

 

 

Now it's your turn to take on the Mixed Media Mash-Up challenge! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner of this challenge (chosen at random) will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store! Remember - projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. Remember - we welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!

 

Have a great rest of the week, and good luck, Peeps!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

 

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PSC#114 Mixed Media Mash Up!

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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 the Poppystamps Challenge Challenge PSC#113 Heart Eyes is 

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

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] 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 online 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 sidebar!

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PSC#114 Mixed Media Mash Up! - This month's challenge we want you to choose your favorite media - is it paper? or maybe ink?  And then add another and another!  Mixed media is defined as artwork in which more than one medium or material has been employed.  A good example would be collage technique.  You can do a simple mixed media by adding some stenciling with texture paste to your design.   We welcome all your crafty projects including home décor, page layouts, tags, cards and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!  You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are 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.

Meet our  March Guest Alison Heikkila selected by Design Team Member  Rachel.  A few years ago they met at a cardmaking retreat in Washington state. Alison is a wonderful, encouraging instructor and talented card maker.

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Instagram:  @alisonheikkila

Hello! My name is Alison Heikkila and I have been a crafter my entire life. I have an art degree with a specialization in jewelry and sculpture, but I currently do papercrafts more than anything else. I just love working with lots mediums and styles. Getting inky is absolutely one of my favorite things!
I have an amazing husband who loves to see what I make each day and two very creative kids. Sometimes the four of us craft together, which is so much fun. We’ve got two dogs, and we reside in New York. I love to create, as it truly feeds my soul. Getting a little “playtime” in my craft room each day is really important to me. I'm honored to be a Guest Designer with Poppystamps!
 
 
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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 March 28  to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on April 1!!    

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

Using a Die Cut as a Stencil
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

The 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die has quickly become my favorite from the Poppystamps 2023 Christmas release — I just can't get enough of it! I've featured it in posts where I've used it as originally intended, such as for the Cool Yule Challenge. Additionally, there have been posts where I've taken a more unconventional approach, like using it for the Sparkling New Year Challenge. Now, I'm excited to share a post where I demonstrate a completely different use for this stunning die – as a stencil!

 

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I started by adhering some washi tape to some thick card stock. Then, I cut a few die cuts from the 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die. The reason I used the washi tape was to get a slick surface off of which I could easily wipe off any ink or texture paste. 

 

 

I used the washied-diecut to stencil some backgrounds using my favorite Distress Inks. Subsequently, I applied clear texture paste from Ranger, coating the stenciled area with it. Another stenciled area received the same treatment with glitter paste, though I've yet to finalize it into a card. I'll be sure to share it with you when I finish them up.

 

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Upon discovering a section with accidental ink, I opted for a square card instead of the standard A2 size.

 

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Considering I lacked a tag for a gift intended for our thoughtful neighbors, I decided to repurpose it into a tag-card. I punched a hole through the card and threaded some elastic gold thread.

 

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To finish, I cut out multiple joy sentiments, layering them for a chipboard-like texture, topped it off with one using some silver foiled card stock from the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad and affixed it to the card. The joy sentiment isn't available anymore, so I've provided a link to a similar sentiment in the supplies list. 

 

And that was it!

 

 

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Would you want to remake this card? Would you do anything differently? Let us know in the comments below! We love to hear from you!

Thank you for visiting!

Love,

Sphoorti

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