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20 posts categorized "Mixed Media"

Rainbow Cat Collage Card!
by Sphoorti

 

Hello there, Poppy Peeps!

 

Sphoorti here with a mixed medium card using the stunning Cat Collage die from the 2022 Fall release! Let's jump right in!

 

For this card, I took a card base sized 4.25 x 5.5 and used the Cat Collage die on the top flap and cut right through it. So, this card actually "sees through" to the inside. On the inside, I took a circle mask I made (took a piece of card stock and cut a circle out of it) and ink blended using some Concord and 9th inks that I had on my desk at the time. Then, I took some Nuvo Dream Drops in the Cloud 9 color and squirted it all over and evenly spread a thin layer before removing the mask.

 

 

I wanted my kitty to stand out more, so I took some silver foil card stock from the FP1002 Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6 pack and cut out the kitten from it and adhered it to my card base on top of the white kitty.

 

The front of the card looked a little bare to me, so I took the stitched rectangle frame from the 2478 Scalloped Stitch Frames craft die and cut a few layers and stacked them up and adhered the chip-board like frame to the card base.

 

For the sentiment, I used the Playful Hugs die and stacked a bunch of die cuts together to get the chipboard look and feel and adhered it below the kitty. I scattered some clear rhinestones for some shine too. This card was quite fun to make and I really liked the see-through effect with the texture paste in the back. 

 

Here are some additional pictures that show the see through / cutout effect, and the effect of the Nuvo Drops on the ink blending.

 

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Let me know if you liked it! I have a variation of this card coming up very soon! Hint: It's Halloween themed, and it'll make you shake! See you soon!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

Sphoorti Floral Signature copy

 

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Stenciled Baby Kittens! - 3 Cards, 1 Die Set
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

I'm back with more kitty cards! For the last three posts that I had (Hello Kitties, Kittens All Around, and Baby Kittens), I cut out SO. MANY. KITTENS. For the most part, I kept using little scraps of paper I had to die cut the kittens because I wanted to use up the scraps (and feel like I'm doing my best to protect the planet). But when I ran out of scraps, I used a piece of card stock and I realized I could use that piece as a stencil! And let me tell ya, once I had that now-a-stencil piece, it got the creative juices flowing and I made three cards total with it.

 

Card # 1:

 

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The first card I made was pretty straightforward - I just ink-blended through the stencil with some distress oxide inks (Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Blueprint Sketch, and Wilted Violet). Then, I used the stencil again to cover it with some Versamark ink and heat embossed it with some clear embossing powder. This was so that the color-blended kitties were "protected" against further inking that was upcoming.

 

 

 

Then, I took a Black Soot distress ink pad and ran it all over the card panel - direct to paper. I wanted everything to be stark black so that the kitties stand out. Since the kitties have a coat of clear embossing, they resist the black ink and we end up with the really cool glow-in-the-dark effect like so:

 

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I hot foiled the "You are amazing" sentiment from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies and adhered it to the middle of the card.

 

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I felt like something was missing, so I asked my friend, Judy, what else I could do. She suggested putting gems as collars for the kitties. I didn't have tiny gems, so I used a glue pen and drew in some dots and then used deco foil for that shiny effect. It was hard because the glue kept coming off of the glossy kittens, but I kept at it. I was much happier after the collars were dotted in. What do you think? I loved it! This woman is brilliant, I tell ya! Funnily, at first glance, she thought the dots were eyes! I guess I could have gone that way too, I would have just needed to use fewer dots. Not sure how I feel about four-eyed mutant kittens.

 

Card # 2

 

This one was my favorite of these three! I used the same stencil I used on the previous card with the Baby Kittens cut out of it, but instead of distress ink blending, I used some Transfer Gel Duo paste and applied it through the stencil to a plain piece of card stock. After it dried (I gave it four days because I did not want the paste to smear while going through heat and pressure), I used some deco-foil and ran the panel through my laminator.

 

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It was absolutely magical! I couldn't stop staring at it! It also has a bit of 3-D effect because I used a thick layer of the Duo Gel so, if you run your fingers over the kitties, you get some major ASMR! I recorded a video of the card to show how gorgeous the shine is. Check it out here: https://youtube.com/shorts/0Mht6LO0PeU

 


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I used the PSF807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies to hot foil the "Hello" sentiment and applied it to the middle of the card panel that had the foiled kitties.

 

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I still felt like something was missing, so I pulled out my favorite tool in the craft room which makes everything better - Diamond Dust! I took some dry adhesive and applied it to the card base and sprinkled the diamond dust all over it and burnished it in. 

 


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I really liked how this card turned out and sent it to someone who is a kitty lover, and follows the PoppyStamps blog and posts really sweet comments on all of our posts. (Shout out to Patricia Howarth! Thank you SO much for all your engagement and encouragement!)

 


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Card # 3:

 

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I'll be honest, this was my least favorite of these three cards. I had the leftover stencil with texture paste from the previous card I made and I didn't want it to go to waste. So, I foiled it using some deco foil and ran it through my laminator.

 

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I decided to make it a shaker card, so I used the frame from the 2474 Double Scalloped Stitched Frames craft die with some foam tape and filled the shaker well with some confetti and seed beads.

 

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I used the PSF807 Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies to hot foil the "Hello" sentiment and applied it to the middle of the card panel and mounted the panel to the card base and called it done.

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which card did you like best? Please do let me know! I love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this very long post! Be back soon!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

Sphoorti Floral Signature copy

 

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Old World Deer
by Rachel Duong

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Hello, it's Rachel! Let's welcome Fall, the season of crisp air, leaves turning color and days getting shorter with an "Old World" card! What is "Old World"?! It's a style that is worn, slightly tattered, yet familiar and nostalgic. Finishings are distressed and faded. I love this look!
To create this card I am using the Poppystamps "Pondering Layered Deer" and the "Leafy Branch Oval". The dies are from the Fall and Christmas 2022 releases.  I hope you like it!

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Here are the steps to create this card. 
1. Die cut the Poppystamps "Pondering Layered Deer" out of kraft cardstock. Die cut the scarf in burgundy.
2. Lightly blend brown ink on the deer to create shadow and interest.
3. Adhere the pieces together. 

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4. Using a fine tipped black marker, dot in the eye.
5. Using a snow marker, add highlights and spots on the deer. It does not need to be exact or realistic. 

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6. Die cut the Poppystamps "Leafy Branch Oval" in brown and yellow. Use small scraps for green, lime, yellow, orange and burgundy. They will be used for the leaves. 
7. Take the yellow die cut and trim off the branches of the oval frame. Distress the frame unevenly with brown ink.
8. Take the brown die cut and paint it in a wash of darker brown.
9. Trim green, lime, yellow, orange and burgundy leaves off the die cuts. Glue leaves onto the brown branches of the die cut. 

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10. Using a neutral cardfront, blend brown and green distress oxide inks mimicking an oval shape. Spritz water on each color and dry between applications for this effect.
11. Glue the finished "Leafy Branch Oval" on the card front.
12. Blend distress oxides and inks around the corners and edges. Trim down the cardfront to slightly smaller than an A2 size. 
13. Glue the deer on the cardfront. Add a few leaves for embellishments and balance in the lower right corner. 
14. Tie 1 mm burlap twine on the fold to complete the card.

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Supplies I used. The dies are linked to Poppystamps below.

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I hope my card finds you well. I love the heartwarming charm of this adorable deer. It has a timeless feel and I can see this deer in the forest, munching on leaves. 
Both dies are great for so many occasions and events throughout the year. Have a wonderful day!

Rachel Floral Signature

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Gold Tipped Fall Leaves
by Janet Katz

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Check out Poppystamps' Instagram reel or Facebook post today to see a video of how this card was made.
 
I'm utterly smitten with the Fanciful Fall Leaves die set. Today, I decided to show them off against a background of Distress ink.
 
To make the background, I used Distress inkpads and sprays with the ink smooshing technique on 140lb watercolor paper. I started with a 6" x 7" piece and cut it down to the 4" x 5.25" portion I liked the most.
 
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Since the die cuts themselves have such great etched detail, I began by cutting them from the same watercolor paper.
 
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I took each die cut and rubbed it across an embossing ink pad to coat the tips. For the acorns, I used an embossing ink pen. Then, I dipped the leaves and acorns into gold embossing powder and heat embossed each.
 
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I used a circle punch to cut out a 2.5" circle from a soft blue-green cardstock. Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Gilded Christmas Wishes Stamp set onto brown cardstock with black ink. I used the label die cut that comes with the stamp set to cut out the sentiment.
 
I made a thread nest using some light brown thread. Finally, I layered it all together beginning with the inky background on top of blue-green cardstock. I placed 3 leaves under my circle and then glued my thread nest on top. I glued together 7 gold-tipped leaves and adhered them to the circle. Next, I adhered the sentiment down over the leaves with foam adhesive. Finally, I added two little acorns onto the sentiment.
 
Try showing off some of our great etched die shapes with plain light cardstock over an exciting background. Happy crafting!
 
Janet Floral Signature copy
 

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Boo
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hey Poppy friends! Tiffany here with another fall inspired card to share. I'm mixing new Poppystamps dies with previously released dies to create a fun Halloween card. Do you prefer sweet and cute Halloween or spooky Halloween? I enjoy both. This card is more on the sweet and pretty side with the addition of flowers. Let's dive into the details.

First, I created the card base and adhered pink cardstock from the Berry Red paper pad, trimmed to 4 x 5.25 inches. Next, I created a gel print background with a variety of dye inks. I used pink/orange, orange, and a dark orange color to create a gradient. After adding the ink to my gel plate, I used a brayer to mix the color and then pulled it with plain white paper. I found that the ink did not bead up as much if I added a layer of sticky embossing ink down first. I splattered gold watercolor on the background for a final touch of sparkle.

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After the background was complete, I die cut all of my card front elements. I did direct to paper with the same colors of dye inks and die cut all of the elements - Layered Fringe Flowers, Lovely Layered Flowers, and Halloween Assemblage. To the flowers, I added ink blending to the center and on the tops of the flowers for some variation. I also added shading to the bottom of the pumpkin. I die cut the spider web from gold mirror paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror paper pad. I adhered all of the elements down and finally added gemstones to the flower centers.

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Finally, I die cut the sentiment from gold glitter cardstock. I inked a panel with brown dye ink and die cut the sentiment again, stacking and offsetting the layers slightly. I adhered the card front on at an angle for a little more fun. :) 

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I hope you enjoyed the card and are inspired to try out the new release. I just love the juxtaposition of spider webs and fall colored florals for some reason. Hope you have a great weekend and that you get to do something crafty!

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Tiffany Floral Signature copy

 

 

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Baby Kittens!
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

I'm back with another kitty card! This one has the cutest, tiniest kittens that'll just melt your heart! My inspiration for this card? Chittles, my boyfriend's (and now my) kitty. She's our little girl and our world.

 

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Originally, I thought I'd try the partial die cutting technique and make the kittens float from the top of the card base, but I made the mistake of choosing really thick cardstock (130#) and the kitties were so tiny and intricate, I had a hard time cutting through the base to form a clean line. See what I mean? 

 


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So, I decided to take a shortcut and tried to achieve the same effect without killing the card stock or bits of the kitties, so I did it the following way. It was so much easier, and quicker! Let me talk you through it...

 

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First I started off by cutting a whole bunch of kitties with the Baby Kittens craft die. (Just a note for you, by the way - this is a steal! Great price point!) I cut a bunch with the same black card stock (130#) and also with some black fun foam. I adhered the card stock kittens to the foam kittens and set them aside.

 

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I took some 2" double sided tape and adhered it to my card base at the top and poured the Diamond Dust glitter (that's right, it's back!) on it and burnished it in.

 


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I took a card panel that measured about 3.5" in height and foam mounted it on the card base at the bottom so that the strip of glitter shows up at the top.



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Then I took the kittens and arranged them along the horizontal line at the top of the card panel so that they look like they're floating.

 


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I took the stamp set from the Whittle Adorable Kitty Kit and stamped the "I miss mew" sentiment in black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

 

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There's a little paw print in the stamp set in the Whittle Adorable Kitty Kit. I used some light gray ink (This one's called Grout Gray by MFT Stamps and it's the best cool-light-gray ink ever!) to stamp the paw prints all over the card panel.

 

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Then, I used a Spectrum Noir shimmer pen on top of the kittens to make them sparkly and then added glossy accents on top for that glossy finish. And because you can never have enough kitties in the world, I cut up some more using some Glitzy Glitter card stock and adhered them to the inside of the card. 

 


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I may not have hit Crazy-Cat-Lady status in real life, but I certainly did in my crafty life.

 

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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let us know! We love to hear from you! Stay tuned for even more little kitty cards now that I have this set out!

Love,

Sphoorti

Sphoorti Floral Signature copy

 

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