7 posts categorized "Nordic"

Peace on Earth
by Tricia Barber


Hello!  Tricia here with you today to share my card for this month's Poppystamps Challenge for the Cool Yule.  I use the Wide Pine Needle Shoots Craft die along with the Nordic Doves die.   I love the Nordic dies with all the layers and the tiny details like in the dove wings.  I die cut the doves from white, green and red cardstock and layered with liquid adhesive.  I used a Copic marker to color in the white doves beak. 


For the Wide Pine Needle Shoots die, I created an ombre tree with a variety of green card scraps.  I added a tree topper using the star from the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn kit with silver cardstock from the Vintage Pastel Mirror card pack.  I saved all my extra Wide Pine Needle Shoots die cuts to make matching tags for Christmas.  I always save my extra die cuts and this helps when you need to make a quick card or tag for a gift.   


My main card panel is a layer of light blue vellum cardstock and underneath I have the Nordic Flourish Background die for a look of lace underneath the panel.   The sentiment is from the Christmas Banners clear stamp and die set.   Here is a close up of the layered card panel.   I hope you will join along with this month's challenge and share your Cool Yule inspiration! 

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Clean and Simple, Nordic Deer
by Birgit Norton

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As the deadline draws near for creating and mailing out Christmas cards, I thought I'd inspire you with a quick and easy Clean and Simple card, featuring the beautiful Nordic Deer.

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I started by cutting the Scandinavian Snowflake Plate out of white cardstock and laying it over piece of blue Vintage Pastel Mirror Cardstock.

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I then cut the Nordic Deer out of Kraft cardstock and cutting the detail dies out of soft blue and gold mirror cardstock.  I colored the deer's body using a brown Copic Marker and colored the back legs a shade darker, and then glued the deer together as shown, using the gold detail behind his pretty blue sweater.  

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I used the Lavish Merry Christmas die to create the sentiment, using the same soft blue cardstock  for the sentiment and white cardstock for the background.

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To soften the background and provide a focal point for the deer and sentiment, I added a vellum panel cut using a Scalloped Stitched Frame die and mounted it to the center of the snowflake background.  I popped the deer up using foam tape to add a bit of dimension.

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I hope you'll find today's card inspiring, and hopefully setting a peacefulness in your heart for the beauty of the season that is upon us.

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A Nordic Polar Bear Christmas
by Rachel Duong


Hi, it's Rachel here with an adorable, frosty Christmas card.  The Poppystamps "Nordic Bears" and "Heavy Branching Trees"  dies displayed over a watercolor background with a silver embossed sentiment is all it takes to make this!


I began with Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Ink dripped on watercolor paper. I watered down the ink many times until I thought it looked just right. After it was dry, I cut a cardfront slightly smaller than an A2 size. (4" x 5.25")


I stamped a few sentiments from the "Christmas Sparkle" stamp set on two panels and embossed them in silver. I made two because I couldn't decide which one I liked better!

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Next I die cut the "Nordic Bears" from heavy white cardstock.  I die cut the shadow outline in icy blue from the Memory Box "Ocean Blue" pack. I also cut the lavender sweater underlayers from the same paper pack. The fancy top layers are from the Memory Box "Glitzy Glitter Pad". I chose rich blue and purple hues. Then I cut the "Heavy Branching Trees" in two shades of purple from the same paper pack.


I assembled and adhered the pieces onto a white cardbase. Finally, I dotted the sky with liquid glue and sprinkled fine, iridescent glitter over the top. Fantastic!


I just love the glittery sweaters and trees, the silver embossed sentiment and the sparkling iridescent snow!


Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you love this refreshingly chilly creation and find something in my card that inspires you to get crafty. Please check out the Poppystamps Christmas release. It is absolutely full of gorgeous, coordinating dies. 

Have a beautiful day, stay warm and cozy!

Rachel Floral Signature



Winter Greetings Snowglobe
by Birgit Norton


The winter season is closing in on us and the time for sending out Christmas greetings is right around the corner.  Are you ready?  Birgit here with you today with a cute Christmas snowglobe card featuring some dies from the winter 2023 release.  


I started by creating the snowglobe scene, by cutting the Simple Rings Craft die out of white cardstock.  I added color to the inside circle using Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Inks, and then splattered on some white snowflakes using Picket Fence Paint, flicking it on with a water brush.  I cut the Snowglobe Base out of a soft finish tan cardstock, distressing the edges with a bit of Walnut Stain DOX ink and layering the detailed pieces together with liquid glue.  I also stamped and cut two banners using a sentiment from the Christmas Banners Clear Stamp and Die Set.  I heat embossed one in gold and the other stamped in black, simply because I didn't know which one I wanted to use.  


I die cut the Whittle Field and Trees from white cardstock and then cut it again using the circle die.  I glued the tree line to the snowglobe circle.


I die cut the Sweet Nordic Snowman out of white cardstock, coloring his hat and scarf with Copic markers and then I assembled the snowglobe.   Next, die cut the Scandinavian Snowflake Plate out of white cardstock and adhere it to the front of a white A2 sized card base. 


Poppystamps sent these beautiful Floral Poinsettia Rub-ons by Memory Box when they shipped the winter die collection and I just had to use one!  I cut one of the smaller floral sprays from the sheet and rubbed it onto a scrap of white cardstock and then fussy cut it.  


I assembled the card front, attaching the floral spray for a finishing touch.


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A Clean and Simple, Quick and Easy, Die-Cuts Only Card
by Sphoorti



Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti, and I have a very clean and very simple, quick and easy card for you today - all made with just die cuts, and no stamping whatsoever!




I started off by cutting a plain white card stock using the 2588 Nordic Flourish Background Craft Die. I took some perfect pearls in the gold and perfect pearl color and made a solution out of them with water and sprinkled it all over the panel for some extra shimmer.




I took one of the glitter papers from the GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad and cut it to 4.25 x 5.5". I glued the Nordic Flourish Background die cut to the glitter card stock.




I had a leftover from my foiling spree last year from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies. I used the Thinking of You one. I used distress inks to ink blend over the sentiment in blue. The colors I chose did not quite match the glitter paper color, but I still liked it. What do you think?




I guess I wasn't happy with the amount of glitter, so I decided to add additional sparkle using clear jewels, but you can't really see them. Either way, 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!


Thank you for visiting!




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Woodland Wonder Challenge Reminder
by Birgit Norton

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Hello Poppystamps friends!  I'm here today to remind you about our current challenge, with the theme "Woodland Wonder".  I've paired the old with the new this month, to show you how Poppystamps dies coordinate so well together.  

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I started by cutting the Nordic Foxes out of white and terra cotta colored cardstock.  I darkened some of the detailed terra cotta pieces by coloring them using Copic markers.  I assembled the fox and mounted it to the center of an A2 sized cream colored card base.  I stamped the sentiment from Christmas Fun below the fox.

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I cut two of the Adriana Tall Curve Border pieces out of white cardstock and colored the leaves, stems and berries using Copic Markers.  I added white gel pen details to the berries and glued them to both side edges of the card, finishing my design.

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