15 posts categorized "Oxide Inks"

10/02/2019

Wed 02

Boo-Yah!
by Nancy Penir

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Hello Poppy Friends! Thought I'd bring you some Halloween inspiration from the new release. Hope you're well on your way with your Halloween cards. This one goes to a special grandson in the Marines. He completed basic training and is currently in the infantry. I'm so proud of this young man, and sending him cards brings me joy, and I hope he gets a big smile from them!

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A shaker is always fun to receive, and is really very easy. Here's how I did this one.

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To create my spooky night sky, I covered my A2 sized card with Oxide Inks.

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I'm sure you all know what happens when water hits the oxide inks. Just be sure to let it dry before the next step.

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I used my metallic watercolor paints to flick drops of copper onto the panel.

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I repeated the entire technique with a panel of yellow, orange and pink oxide inks. I die cut Surprise Skeleton 3 times. (Note: the die was cut 3 times before inking and adding droplets. I masked the 3 circles and added my sentiment, first stamped in black, then clear versa mark) The sequin mix will be confined to the 3 windows.

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Surprise Skeleton is just too cute to be scary, don't you think? Hope you have a crafty week ahead, always the best kind!

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09/16/2019

Mon 16

Halloween / Fall Blog Blitz - Haunt it
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello Everyone! We are showcasing the halloween/fall release in this Blog Blitz and have I got a fun spooktacular card for you today! You may want to get a warm cuppa and get cozy, because this has lots of details!

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I had this scene in my head and so I planned out where I wanted everything. This finished card is 5x7 inches to fit everything in. I die cut the Magical cauldron, because I wanted the steam parts to show. I placed the cauldron back in, securing it on the back, and also added a tiny piece of gold cardstock behind the holes. I ink blended the panel with Twisted citron, Spiced marmelade, Seedless preserved and Black soot Distress oxide inks. I also diluted a drop of gold acrylic paint with a little water and splattered it over the cauldron.
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I had watched a video of a pull tab technique and decided it could be done without the dies. So I created the pull tab out of black cardstock and cut a narrow strip out of the panel. Make sure you first place your elements and test placement before cutting.
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Pulling the pull tab "arms" through the slot and - again - testing placement, I could mark the pull tab with a pencil to cut off the excess so it wont show on the finished card. Pull the arms back out, cut with your scissors and reposition arms and surprise element. I was placing the Happy Jack O Lantern over the Scary ghost. Since the ghost wasn't quite covered I cut it to size. When placing the Jack o lantern I popped it up with foam squares, making sure they wouldn't be in the way of the ghost going up and down. With a strip of cardstock I secured the pull tab on the back. Also, when adding craft foam to the back I made sure it didn't colide with the pull tab.
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I colored all the die cut elements with Copics, giving them the look of a glow on the one side. This is the Spellcaster witch, how cool is she!
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Here I've used the Friendly cat and the smaller pumpkins are from the Pumpkin Patch Sidekick frame. I also wanted the cat to have a little cauldron-glow and the eyes are made with a gold pen. The sentiment from the Halloween Fun stamp set is heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

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So here's the card showing the surprise ghost. I let the pull tab stick out from the top of card, looking like a tombstone that rises when the ghost appeares. On the top of the tab I wrote PULL with a gold pen.
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And guess what! I couldn't help myself from throwing in a little extra fun, so I heat embossed the ghost with a glow-in-the-dark embossing powder. I think it looks so cool!
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So much fun right? 

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Ok now to what you've been waiting for!  The prize! On this post you can win the Spellcaster Witch.

The Fall / Halloween blog blitz runs from September 6-17. 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 September 23 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on September 26.

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 September 23. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on September 26.  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 LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

 

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09/07/2019

Sat 07

Holiday Blog Blitz: Hello Autumn
by Nancy Penir

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It's Halloween/Fall Release time at Poppystamps, and I'm showcasing the beautiful Autumn Leaves Sidekick Frame and Stencil. This sidekick frame can give your seasonal cards instant 'oohs and aahs'. It's so easy to add my sentiment to the framed area. And the stencil allows for color placement on the leaves.

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Do you live in a place where the seasons stage a show of color? Time to bring out the sweaters. And to reflect the season on our cards too. Here's what I did to my card.

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I started by inking my watercolor Cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks: Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves.

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Then sprayed the inked panel with water droplets. And then added a coppery spray and white to the inked panel, letting each layer dry before adding the next. If you ink a larger panel you can cut selectively to your A2 sized card. 

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With the same inks I used on the watercolor panel, I carefully applied ink to just the edges of the leaves. Remember to tape down your stencil. It really helps to keep the ink where you want it.

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There are a couple of new Autumn Leaf die sets new this release that I love with the Sidekick frame. I cut them first in vellum then in white cardstock. After die cutting them, I added a bit of Rose Gold Embossing Powder to the edges of the vellum die cuts. I glued only the middle of the leaf to the white die cut base, and bent up the edges as if fluttering in the breeze.

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Autumn is the perfect time to play with our embossing powders and sequins, isn't it? It's time to add the bling! 

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Would you like to win the Autumn Leaves Sidekick Frame and Stencil? All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post. The Blog Blitz is 20 days of  inspiration. Check back each day to see how the designers use the new holiday stamps and dies. First for Halloween/Fall and then for Christmas/Winter. Lots to see, and you could win! And, now there's a second chance to win. Visit our instagram, like, and tag a friend. You and a friend could win! Remember, comment for a chance to win. Last day to comment is Sept. 23. Winners will be announced on the 26th, so check back to see you're one of the winners!

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08/29/2019

Thu 29

With Sympathy
by Pam Simpson

Hello Everyone, sharing a Sympathy Card today, I have used a mix of New Poppystamp dies and old.. "Double Scallop Oval & Border" from our New Summer 2019 Collection.

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White card coloured with distress Ink..Oxide Shabby Lilac. 

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To Create my frame, I have used Poppystamp dies..Double Scallop cut 2.. one I have reduced the perssure on die cutting, to leave the detail in the die, this I coloured with Oxide Shabby Lilac Ink..Pointed Rectangle frames, use the largest size....I then adhered the two frames gather, you get a delicate show through of Lilac.

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My card... 5"x 6.1/4" ready to decorate ..

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Decorated using ..Dandelion Stems..Stitched Fluttering Butterflies.."With Sympathy" from Peony Stems & Blossoms stamp set. white ribbon bow &  gems.

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08/23/2019

Fri 23

Summer Release Blog Blitz!!!! Hello Card
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

This new release is wonderful!!!!!!!! We're sharing projects made with the new release and I'm in love!!!! Look my card!!!!!

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I created a very colorful background!!!!!! I transformed a little my Sidekick Frame jiji I remove all the flowers!!!!

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And on top I placed my elements!!!!! Whittle Clouds with sparkles!!!!

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This card is a friendship card jiji First, I love my Witttle Sleepy Fox!!!!!

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The Hello Outline is super fab!!!!!

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And here the crazy little friends jiji Who is your favorite???

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I love their faces jiji They make me smile :)

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You can see all the new release dies HERE in the store. The prize on this post is Witttle Sleepy Fox!!!!! SO SO PRETTY!!!!!

REMEMBER:

The blog blitz runs from August 13-23. 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 August 26 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on August 29.

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 August 26, 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on August 29.  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.

COMMENT MY DEAR FRIENDS AND GOOD LUCK!!!!

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08/12/2019

Mon 12

Love Card!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hello amigas!!!!

Today my card is super pretty!!!!

I hope you like a lot!!!! Look!!!!!

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Awwww, full of tenderness!!!!!!!!! I'm loving the little elephant!!!!! Really I love all about my card!!!! jiji Did you see background??? Did you see colors??? Did you see golden roses??? Oh my gosh, I'm in love!!!! jiji

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I painted to my handsome elephant flirty eyelashes jajaja I like this!!!!

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Gold paper is so inspiring jiji Glitter is my delirium!!!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

I love Poppy diecuts and Stamps!!!!

Besos amigas!!!!

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07/26/2019

Fri 26

Distress Oxide Inks Emboss Resist
by Nancy Penir

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Hey there! I haven't done emboss resist in a while and thought it would be fun to create a bright background with Poppystamps Picnic Plaid.

Let's start with the finished card.

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The Cardstock with the plaid was originally white. Take a look.

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To begin I inked the white cardstock with 3 shades of Distress Oxide Inks; Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, and Picked Pistachio. You don't have to do a perfect job, just make sure to ink it down well.

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Next the dried inked surface is stamped with Versamark. I used my misti, and gave it 2 stamps for better coverage. Then sprinkled all over with clear embossing powder, and heat set it. 

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Finally, a darker ink is applied, and the colors used originally show through. Isn't that neat? This is a great stamp to use, as there's plenty of solid, nearly solid and open areas to show lots of color.

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Speaking of great things to use, Poppy's Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame & Stencil, frames my Picnic Plaid, and gives me a chance to stencil on ink colors that blend with my background.

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I did 2 cards using this technique, and added the Blooming Poppy die inked the same as the frame poppies. Look closely to see the sentiment is white embossed on a vellum window. I thought it needed a bit of muting so the message would standout better. Sentiments from Picnic Plaid and Flower Garden.

I hope you give this technique a try, whether you've done it before or not, it really gives a great colorful dimension to a card.

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Have a great weekend and happy crafting!

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06/27/2019

Thu 27

Hello Card
by Patty Tanúz

HOLA (a BIG Hello) amigas!!!!!

Today I share a pretty card  full of little mouses and cupcakes!!!! Look!!!!!

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I use several diecuts, all beautiful from Poppy!!!!! I love background too with our stamps! 

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What is for you, the cutest thing on my card?

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Everything, as always, has beautiful and funny glitters!!!!

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I also put a lot of relief, I love 3 D, and you?

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Thanks for your sweet comments amigas!!!!

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05/27/2019

Mon 27

Whittle Mouse Thank You
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Thanks so much for joining us today! Today I am sharing a sweet little Thank You card I put together with the cute little Whittle Mouse and the Dandelion Stem! Take a look!

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I started out by creating a card panel background with a few shades of blue and green Distress Oxide Inks sponged onto cardstock and splashed with water from a paintbrush. Then I cut a white Dandelion Stem, a white Simple Thank You, and two of the Whittle Mouse, one grey and one white. To add a pink nose, I just glued a tiny piece of pink paper to the back, then glued the mice and the Dandelion Stem onto my dry panel, framed with the Pointed Rectangle Frame.

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I love the sweet, simple message and the colorful imagery. It's perfect for a little note to a special friend too!

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We're thrilled you could drop by today and take a peek at the Whittle Mouse Thank You!

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04/13/2019

Sat 13

Easter is coming!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Arrive, with this card, all color to the blog jiji 

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To make this card, I use the new clear stamps sets, first Picnic Plaid and I did a beautiful background....

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I love the size of the letters, Luscious Script Hello is spectacular!!!!

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I used too Butterfly Wings Clear Stamp set...  I stamped butterflies and I painted with a lot of colors!!!! After I add glitter!

Pick a Boo Bunny is so tender :)

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Really, I use several beautiful Poppy diecuts!!!!! 

What is the favorite part of my card for you???

Hope you a great day!!!!!

Kisses amigas!!!!

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