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139 posts categorized "Nancy Penir "

Hello Summer
by Nancy Penir

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Summer's in full swing, and Poppystamps has some new alphabet dies that will help you make bright and happy summer cards!

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I love creating a background from alphabet dies, and the new Marzipan Alphabet is bold and easy to cover the front of an A2 size card, or any size, for that matter.

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I put the letters on a piece of washi tape, and cut them out 5 times. (Don't forget the extra M!)

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There's a few ways to adhere your letters to the card, I chose to glue each one, which gives me time to eye how they're lining up.

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Hello is from another of the new alphabet dies in the store, and has a die for the back of the word, 'Hello'.

I used vellum to back my word, and partially inked the back in aqua, kind of an ombre look.

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This card's going to a grandson. I added the Whittle sea creatures because he loves anything sea related! I think the card would look cute with ice cream or popsicle dies too!

Hope your summer's full of sunshine, and of course, happy crafting!

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Challenge Reminder: Just Add Water
by Nancy Penir

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Hello! I have a challenge reminder for you. This month's inspiration is: 'Just Add Water'.

 

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I chose to do an underwater scene with Open Studio's  fabulous new embossing folder.

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I began with an aqua cardstock, embossed it, and added Perfect Pearls for a shimmer. Haven't played with my perfect pearls for a while. I just love the sheen it gives the tops of the embossing.

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Also added some copper pearling (very light handed with the copper!). 

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To finish my card, I stamped a message from Poppy's new Art Deco Stamp set, with a strip of the pattern paper at the top.

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!

Many ways to go with this challenge... watercolor? underwater? beach scene? Good Luck! Can't wait wait to see your creations!

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Art Deco Birthday Wishes
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there! Hope your 4th was a blast! And a safe one (for my American friends). Enjoyed a beautiful day with family and friends, and barbecue and swimming and more barbecue! We even barbecued s'mores for dessert! (Pinterest)

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I'm sharing a card using one of the new 2021 Theater Dies called Art Deco Curve Border. It's an intricate piece that I let shine against an inked background. I love to double my frames, first for the drama, and second for  the 'lift' it gives the die.

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The sentiment was first stamped with ink, then with versamark and clear embossing powder using a Misti to stamp over and over in the same place.

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I think this card could be for a guy or gal. It's sure handy to have a few of these in the birthday stash.

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There are several new Art Deco dies in the shop. Be sure to stop by and take a look! Have a great week!

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PSC#82 Just Add Water

Challenge Badge

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 #81 Summer Solstice is Chark!

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Greta H.

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com 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#82 Just Add Water - Summer is heating up!  It's time for a little cool down!  Our challenge this month is "Just Add Water".  We're asking you to create a design that includes water.. that could be (but is not limited to) watercolor, a splash of water over some distress ink,  maybe your favorite spritz spray!!!  Not feeling like getting messy?  How about a rainy day scene, or a seascape?  All types of projects are welcome from tags and treat wraps to cards and home decor!   It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

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.

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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 July 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on August 1.   

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

 

Tickled Pink
by Nancy Penir

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When I compose a card, it's usually with a purpose in mind, like a birthday, or get well. Hi there Poppy friends! Nancy here, and I've got a fun Whittle card for you today, with a technique using embossing folders and ink pads.

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The embossing folder is brushed with ink, either using the ink pad directly or with a brush. Direct application of the ink pad gives it a richer more vibrant color. It's your choice as to what you want the background to look like. Soft or vibrant. Then the paper is inserted in the ef, and run through the machine.

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This card was done with the ink pad. 

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I took this picture outside, which gives a better color representation. I love how the wave crests stay white.

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Indoors, lighting is always tricky. The colors seem softer.

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Poppystamps embossing folders are amazing! Deep and textured, you can see the waves and how they roll. 

Hope you try this technique, if you haven't already. Lots of embossing folders to choose from in the shop right now.

Happy Crafting!

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Challenge Reminder
by Nancy Penir

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Hello! Hope your summer's off to a great start. Are you playing along with Poppystamps' Challenge? Here's a reminder that this month's challenge is Summer Solstice.

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I love playing with bright colors, so I reached for my magicals. They start off as a powder, and when you add water, POW! They explode with color.

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Did I mention they're (the Magicals) bright, sparkly, and summery? Just perfect for a Whittle Lizard and Cactus. 

Hope you play along, we love seeing your take on the theme.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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