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7 posts categorized "Mixed Media"

Stenciling with Embossing Paste
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Peeps! Have you seen all the new stencils in the Poppystamps store? I'm here to show you a favorite way to use stencils. Maybe new to you, maybe a refresher. Hope it inspires you to use your stencils more. 

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Poppystamps Leafy Jumble Stencil is a fun all over leaf pattern. I did 3 panels with this stencil using metallic silver embossing paste. 

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I chose this panel and made 2 cards. First covering the card with Distress Inks, then laying down the stencil and sweeping on the paste with a craft knife. Now comes the hard part... waiting for it to dry! 

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I picked the spot which showed the most overall blend of color and cut my circle. 

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2 cards with one panel, this one will be a standard A2 card.

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The circle was used inside this 5 x 5 square card.

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All product will be listed below. Because this is a square, I love to create my own envelopes to go with it.

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So easy with a 1 2 3 Punchboard. And a great way to use up extra 2 sided paper from your stash! If you're like me, that stash is endless!

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My A2 shaker card all set to send hugs to someone special.

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And 2 hugs cards with one panel!

Hope you take a good long look at the stencils available now in the Poppystamps shop. And hope you were inspired to try a little paste with them! So many fun ways to enjoy crafting, aren't there? Have a great week!

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Pumpkin Moon
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are thrilled you have dropped by today! Today, I am sharing a delightfully spooky little card perfect for Halloween! I love the brand new Village Houses, and I thought they would look a little bit spooky under a big, bright, pumpkin moon, created with the Smiling Jack o Lantern. Take a look!

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I used a few of my favorite tips and tricks to create this colorful card. I love the idea of the great pumpkin visible in the glitzy moon, rising above the tiny village. To create this card, you will need the Double Stitch Square Frames, Smiling Jack o Lantern, Autumn Leaf Set, and Village Houses. You will also need your favorite Halloween yardstick, and your alcohol inks. I used shades of green, blue, yellow, red, and a touch of purple.

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I'm not sure what I was thinking when I made this background panel out of alcohol inks and YUPO paper. This large scrap was actually tucked away in a little box where I keep the YUPO paper and pieces, and when I saw that shiny blend of greens and blues, I thought it would make a weirdly wonderful Halloween sky. I cut a piece large enough to fit behind a black cardstock Double Stitch Square Frame.

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On a project with a lot of tiny cuts, I usually cut everything out before I start gluing. Sometimes, I may even cut two or three versions in different colors, just to make sure I have the right color combination. If you look closely, you'll see I originally planned on a shiny Bazzil cardstock for the Smiling Jack o Lantern, then changed it to orange glitter paper for the finished look.

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To create the look of lights in the Village Houses, I cut tiny squares of yellow big enough to cover the window openings, yet small enough not to extend beyond the edges of the houses. Be careful not to get any glue in the window!

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The Smiling Jack o Lantern is a unique die. It cuts out the moon and the facial features from the pumpkin, but the pumpkin is still attached in two points, creating a cool effect. So I made the cut directly onto my YUPO paper background panel. Then I cut the Jack o Lantern again in glitter yellow paper, then a third time in glitter orange paper. I adhered the YUPO paper onto my card base, then added the yellow moon. Once they were in place, I added the glitter orange pumpkin directly on top of the alcohol inked pumpkin with tiny pieces of foam pop dots. The result is a shiny Jack o Lantern face floating in front of a glittery moon.

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Add your tiny village underneath the moon, along with a few leaves from the Autumn leaf Set, cut in shades of purple and maroon. A few purple sequins and Hocus Pocus! Let the spooky fun begin!

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 Thanks so much for joining us today! Keep it spooky!

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Blog Blitz Window Christmas Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello! Nadine here with a window Christmas card I created for the Poppystamps Winter/Holiday Blog Blitz.  I used several of the new 2019 Holiday release dies on my card.  Make sure to scroll to the bottom of my post to see how you can WIN the Cottage Window die that I used on my card.

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To create the background, I ran a brown ink over a woodgrain embossing folder and then embossed a tan piece of cardstock. Then I die cut out the Cottage Window in brown cardstock, added some foam tape to the back of the window frame and attached a piece of white cardstock and then more foam tape to the back and adhered it to the front of my card. The shutters of the window I added some foam tape and slide them behind the frame of the window. 

I die cut out the dove from the Dove and Olive Branch and two of Holiday Mistletoes from white cardstock. Then colored the mistletoes with some Copic markers and airbrushed some light grey Copic onto the dove. The olive branch from the Dove and Olive Branch, I cut several times using green cardstock.  The Christmas Tree in the window, I cut out using the Whittle Trees die that is from the 2018 Holiday release.

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And now the part you've been waiting for.  The prize for today is the Cottage Window Die.

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And here are all the details of the event....

The Holiday / Winter blog blitz runs from September 19-30. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST October 2 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on October 4.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post, you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through October 2. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on October 4.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

Good Luck! And don't forget to LEAVE A COMMENT!! (You have to comment to win!!!) :)
Nadine   

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Bright and Beautiful Halloween
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so glad that you have stopped by today to participate in our Fall/Halloween Poppystamps Blog Blitz! Today, my card features the brand new Friendly Cat! I love her adorable feline face and the soft, closed eyes. Isn't she darling?

You might win the Friendly Cat simply by leaving a comment on today's blog post! One winner will be randomly selected from every blog post to win the featured die, so be sure to leave a comment on every blog post with a prize that you'd like to win! Take a look at Friendly Cat!

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I cut Friendly Cat out of black cardstock, and cut the Magical Cauldron out of shiny black foil paper, which gives it a great look and feel, like a shiny new cauldron. I wanted the Cat and the Cauldron to stand out against my bright, saturated background. Can you take a magical guess on how it was created? Alcohol Ink on YUPO paper!

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I used shades of orange, purple, and green to create a dizzying, bubbling look, and inserted bright lime green paper behind the bubble holes from Magical Cauldron. I inserted black paper behind the Cauldron, then added the shiny cauldron on top with a round pop dot, and placed Friendly Cat right where I wanted her, adhered with foam pop dots as well. I finished the look with clear "sprinkles," which are acrylic beads with flat bottoms that are perfect for card making. Easy Breezy and unique! No two cards will ever look exactly alike!

The fun doesn't stop with just ONE chance at a giveaway! For a SECOND chance to win Friendly Cat AND ONE FOR A FRIEND . . .

1) Visit our instagram account and FOLLOW US!

2) Like each post you want to enter

3) LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter. Comments open through September 23!

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Thanks so much for joining us today, and don't forget to leave a comment!

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Sending You Love
by Donna Peachey

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Die cutting, heat embossed stamping, graphite blocks, Brusho Colours, distress markers, distress crayons and gilding wax...  this is my idea of Mixed Media fun!

I may have taken some artistic license with my 'higgledy-piggledy' shed inspired design, though...  After all, in my garden the field mouse runs and hides any time a bird gets near.  But it's nice to think that somewhere they are coexisting peacefully.

Want to know how this was made?

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You'll need two die cuts from the Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame And Stencil set.

Use Brusho Colours just for the pots on the first one.  Whilst that is drying, cut off the pots from the second and use Graphite blocks to colour.  Then seal using Varnish spray.

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Using either die cut frame as a guide, stamp and heat emboss the words 'you' and 'love' as shown.

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Then add some ink.  I've used the stencil from the Ribbon Heart Sidekick frame and a Memory Box stencil called 'Tiny Dots'.

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Just like a real gardener, we are going to do some pruning!

I've cut and coloured these pieces from the Spring Pots Shelves die...

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...  added some more colour to the card base ...

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...  cut out a mouse, cut and partially coloured two birds and cut and glued together the word 'sending'...

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...  before finally gluing the two frames together as shown!

Just a touch of gilding wax.

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And then we can finally pot our flowers !

 

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Add the finishing touches as shown and you'll have your own slightly ramshackled yet oh so pretty little garden scene.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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Just A Note Cards
by Nadine Carlier

Thinking Of You Card by Nadine Carlier using Poppystamps

Hello, Nadine here again with a some Just A Note cards with a fun and easy background technique overlayed with Poppystamps Diamond Background die. I created the background in several different colors. These cards would be great to give as a gift of a set of cards for someone.

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Thinking Of You Card by Nadine Carlier using Poppystamps 2

Thinking Of You Card by Nadine Carlier using Poppystamps 2

Want to know how I created these cards? Below is my video tutorial showing exactly how.
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So which color card is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting! 

Nadine

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