68 posts categorized "Nancy Penir "

04/16/2019

Tue 16

Happy Easter
by Nancy Penir

DSC_0012

Hi and Happy Spring Break, and to all who celebrate... Happy Easter! My garden has begun to bloom, and we're enjoying fields of green and pops of color in my valley.

I have a card duo for you today, using the 2 new stamp sets from Poppystamps, one plaid, and the other floral. 

DSC_0015_wm

The top is stamped with Flower Garden, and the bottom with Picnic Plaid.

DSC_0013

2 wonderful all over stamps, that cover a large area. 

DSC_0012 2

I used the outer area frame of Memory Box: Egg Basket Frame, and created my own grass with a set of scissors that cut several 'blades' of grass at once.

DSC_0008 2_wm

One card is stamped and assembled on white card stock, the other on lavender.

DSC_0010_wm

I always find it easy to do 2 cards at one time, with just a little changeup. I left the sweet egg die attached so I could cut many eggs at once, each with different textures. How fun is that! Nuvo Crystal Drops for tulip centers.

Hope you found some inspiration today. And hope your week is full of crafty goodness! 

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

Supplies

 

04/06/2019

Sat 06

Happy Easter
by Nancy Penir

DSC_0022 2

Greetings and Happy Spring to all! I have a trio of Spring/Easter cards for you today, with background designer paper I made with Poppystamps new Picnic Plaid. 

DSC_0002

Once I got this generously sized plaid stamp into my Misti, it was hard to stop! As you can see, I used pastels and knew I wanted to create Easter cards.

DSC_0005

I used 2 main dies, coloring only one main image and mixing colors with my Distress Oxides.

DSC_0019 2

My tip for the day: use Q-tips for small spaces, and mix colors for a marbled look. It works great! Notice how I added pink to the bunny's cheeks and ears.

Easy breezy to get a soft pastel pink just where you want it with a Q-tip.

DSC_0021_wm

DSC_0028_wm

DSC_0023_wm

DSC_0032

3 cards, easily done with a fun plaid stamp, and plenty of papers left over to do more!

Have a great weekend!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies

 

03/16/2019

Sat 16

Hello Sweet Friend
by Nancy Penir

DSC_0030

Hello, sweet friends! I have a friendship card for you today, with Poppy's new die, 'Spring Pots Frame'.

DSC_0026_wm

I watercolored all the elements, as well as the background and frame, with Arteza pens. Here's how I did it:

DSC_0017

I wanted to use the outside frame from the Garden Party Sidekick Frame for my card, so I simply cut out the inside and colored the frame with my pens.

The frame was cut from watercolor card stock, spritzed with water, and then colored.

DSC_0022

The same was done with the Spring Pots frame, spritzed with water, then colored with pens.

DSC_0024

I also used the same coloring technique for the basket. And snipped some blooms from a 2nd Spring Pots die cut.

DSC_0029

Once filled with blooms the basket was added to the corner of the frame. And I added some Nuvo drops to finish. 

What's your favorite form of watercolor? Do you like the pens or pans? Have you tried watercolor pencils? Such a fun way to color your die cuts!

DSC_0014

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies

 

03/05/2019

Tue 05

Blog Blitz Alcohol Inked Greenhouse
by Nancy Penir

DSC_0035

Hi everyone! Are you ready for a Spring Blog Blitz? Lots of new stamps and dies, and plenty of fun techniques from the designers.

Today I have the Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame & Stencil to show you. And I've done a card with all alcohol inks die cuts. 

DSC_0022

Alcohol Inks are a fantastic way to add pizzaz to your project. They react with Yupo paper, a shiny surfaced paper, and blending solution to get a wildly colorful, rather agate like pattern, fun result. Here's one way to play with them. First I squirted my blending solution on my yupo paper. Notice it gets messy so protect your surface. Gloves are optional. 

DSC_0023

Next up I added my colors. No rhyme or reason, for this technique just go for it. 

DSC_0025

I then sandwiched a clean piece of yupo paper over my saturated sheet, in a schmooched way, pressing without moving either sheet. The result is a magical blend of wild color!

DSC_0027

Ok, friends, this was way too much fun! As you can see, I played with all color combos. And here's what I did with them:

DSC_0005_wm

A birthday card for someone who loves potted and potting plants! Now there's a stencil that is included with this die. I can't wait to use it too.

DSC_0007

This fabulous die and stencil set is the giveaway to one lucky person. Don't forget to leave a comment today and on each of the blog blitz days for a chance to win. Best of luck to you, and thanks for sticking with me through my little tutorial on alcohol inking. By the way, there are fabulous you tube videos to entice you to trying these inks. 

DSC_0043

The new release is in the store, and the blog blitz runs from Mar. 2nd - the 14th. You have until the 17th to comment. The winners will be announced on the 19th. AND here's a 2nd way for you and a friend you choose to win... Visit us on Instagram, follow us, like the post you want to win, leave a comment and tag a friend. It's that easy!

Other dies I've included are listed below. Have a great week, and hope you enjoy the blitz!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

Supplies

 

 

02/09/2019

Sat 09

Love Love Love
by Nancy Penir

DSC_0035

With Valentines right around the corner, it's crunch time for valentine cards. I'm on the Poppy blog today with 2 quick and easy cards made with the Seed Love Collage die. 

DSC_0024

I die cut the Love image 3 times on a 4 1/4 x 4 3/4" white cardstock. With 3 pieces of of glitter card stock cut: top and bottom 2 x 4 1/4" and middle: 4 1/2 x 1 1/2". I used up some scrap glitter paper I had, but you could use all one color. 

DSC_0033 2

With a couple of gemstones placed in the middle of the heart, the card's complete. 

Loved this look with the triple cut seed die so much, I quickly did another card.

DSC_0026

This one, with Valentine colors, super simple, with a Big Bang! Each love strip cut 1 7/8" wide.

DSC_0029

And I added the Doodle Happy Valentines cut from white cardstock. 

Love it when a card comes together easily! And don't you just love, love, LOVE the sweet seed heart? 

Happy Valentines Day Poppy Peeps!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

02/02/2019

Sat 02

Thank You Card Set
by Nancy Penir

DSC_0005_wm

February brings the hope of Spring, and I'm here today with some ideas for easy, fun stamping.

DSC_0026

I love doing cards in multiples, especially for giving gifts. A set of thank you cards (A1 size) is the perfect appreciation to give a friend. Or a neighbor who fed the cats while you were away?

DSC_0014

I selected one of my favorite Poppy stamp sets, Little Kindnesses, and a Poppy tag die, marking off the die, lightly with a pencil. Here's where the fun starts. Using my Misti, each card is placed and stamped one after another, in an assembly line. 

DSC_0013

Here's a look at all the elements before the card is assembled. Each tag is inked a different color, 6 total.

DSC_0015

I placed my tag in the Misti for placement of the bee trail as well.

DSC_0018 2

The large die cut flower is copic colored, coordinated with the tag, and adhered to the tag. If you look closely, you can see I glued only the center of the flower so I could curl up the petals slightly. Finishing touches include the script die cut and some Nuvo drops.

DSC_0019

Don't forget the envelopes! So easy to decorate them with the Misti too!

DSC_0032

Packaged together with a ribbon, a sweet way to say, 'thank you'. And great therapy for a cold winter's afternoon. How nice to have several of these sets on hand, ready to go.

DSC_0025

I hope this post today brought you a bit of Spring sunshine. And I hope you're feeling crafty, no matter the temp outside!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

01/26/2019

Sat 26

Valentine Card
by Nancy Penir

DSC_0071

Hello, Poppy Peeps! Didn't you just love all the new Valentine Stamps and dies showcased these past two weeks? I have a Valentine card for you using some of the new release. Come along and take a look.

DSC_0068_wm

Hearts are the image of love and Valentines. And Poppy has a new die called Wavy Heart I'm lovin'!

You'll be happy to know Wavy Heart fits perfectly inside the new Pinpoint Hearts dies.

DSC_0001

Like I said, a perfect fit!

DSC_0070

I gave my background some glam with the heart stencil that comes with Sidekick frame. Not too much, just some subtle heart texture. And sponge inked the wavy heart with Oxide pinks, keeping all the die cut pieces in place.

DSC_0076

My die cut sentiment, from Doodle Happy Valentines Day is cut twice, once from silver and then backed with black. Love to back my die cut sentiments, really makes them stand out.

DSC_0007

Hope you're inspired today, and hope I got some creative juices flowing! Happy Crafting, all!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

Supplies

 

01/13/2019

Sun 13

Valentine Release Blog Blitz
by Nancy Penir

DSC_0050

Hi! Are you loving the blog blitz so far? I'm here with another chance for you to win a new die, Whittle Cupcake. I had so much fun with this new die, and I know you're going to love it too. It's part of the Whittle series, which plays so well with the other Whittles. 

DSC_0049_wm

Here's a peek at how I made my Valentine card.

DSC_0008 2

The cupcake die cuts in two pieces, the top and bottom, and gives you the option of coloring or decorating your cupcake in so many ways. I used copics in bright pink and blue. Then blended with my colorless blender.

DSC_0052

My trio of cupcakes were 'sprinkled' with Nuvo drops, and decorated with a heart embellished with glossy accents. All the supplies I used are listed below, and are in the shop.

Now here's the good news. There are a few ways for you to win this cupcake die. Leave a comment on my blog. And visit us on Instagram, like all the posts during the blitz that you'd like to win, and leave a comment and tag a friend. You and your friend could win! It's a win win! Now don't forget, visit us on Instagram too. Visit each and every day, here on Poppy's blog too, January 10 -21 and leave a comment

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

Supplies

 

12/13/2018

Thu 13

Tags and More Tags
by Nancy Penir

DSC_0010_wm

Hi everyone! It's crunch time at the Penir household. Plenty of goings on and shopping and wrapping, and cards are on their way. One thing I never have enough of is tags! So I put together some simple but festive tags for you today using the new Deco Star Frame. 

DSC_0013

I gathered all my supplies, especially some glitter paper and gold foil paper. I picked the Pinpoint Main Street Tags set and found it was the perfect size for my Deco Frame.

DSC_0023

I stuck to jewel tones on black glitter paper, but you could use anything glittery, also adding a second tag with an embossed sentiment in gold. If you keep scrolling down, you'll see I didn't waste a cut! I used most every die cut in different color combos.

DSC_0015_wm

3 tags with left over frames in blue, red & green. This time dressed up with jewels and bells!

DSC_0016

One last tag with the white glitter frame on a bright pink glitter card stock. 

DSC_0017_wm

And a last wish for all of you, Merry Christmas from me, and Poppystamps!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

Supplies

 

12/06/2018

Thu 06

It's That Time of Year
by Nancy Penir

DSC_0047

Hi and Happy Holidays everyone! Nancy here today with a card made some of the new dies from Poppy.

DSC_0042

I'm absolutely in love with the new Whittles, and LOVE how they all work together.

DSC_0033

I created my own textured background by using the smaller Whittle Wood Frame die, and cutting it several times from stamping masking paper. (You can find it on Amazon, I used Inkadinkado.)

DSC_0038
The masking paper allows for effortless inking with a sponge tool. I then added some white opaque droplets onto my card front. When all was dry, I cut out a window for my Whittle Rudolph, inking it around the edges in light blue. My frame is cut several times and inked as well.

DSC_0044

If you look closely at Rudolph, you can see that I inked him a bit around the edges to give him depth, and lightened his mane with a white pencil. Can't forget to mention the cute little red rhinestone nose!

Hope you're inspired to try something new, (if this is new to you), with your backgrounds and dies.

Happy Crafting! 

Nancy Floral Signature copy