Wed 05

Challenge Reminder...Summer Holiday ..
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, Pam here today with a challenge reminder and my project for our Poppystamps challenge 57# "Summer Holiday"..Travel/Seaside/camping.

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I had a lot of fun create my background for this scene!

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Poppystamp Dies I used for the main image.

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I cut away the crosses as I just wanted to use the frame and bottom.

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I have torn copy paper to create a wavy edge..the sun rays I used the stencil from the crosses die, gold mouse or any gold coloured product can be used., then using my torn paper I random inked to create waves and sky.

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Next I adhered the Poppystamp 3 crosses outline, I coloured the bottom in yellow (for sand.

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gave more depth with my inks for this smaller rectangle.

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I have trimmed the outer edge away.

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I mattered my frame onto a tent style card (top opener)..boats and lighthouse I coloured with pro markers, lighthouse I used glossy accents for shine.Poppystamps Doodle "Happy Valentine Day, just used Happy day!.. Flags are Memory Box..Banner Parade (Open Studio) finished with very old buttons from my stash..

Had fun making something different for a change.lol

Thank you for stopping by and hope you`ll join us over on the challenge blog. Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy

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Tue 04

You Are Too Kind
by Nancy Penir

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Wow! Can you believe we are entering a month that heralds summer? There are flowers everywhere in my valley. They inspired this summery card with a floral background.

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With Altenew's Snapdragon ink, and my Misti, I stamped Poppy's Flower Garden, and made sure I had a good print. (Whatever did we do without our Mistis?) Then I picked a copic in a grey lavender to ink in the background, so my flowers would pop even more.

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I added my sentiment on Poppy's Art Deco Frame, and inked the sentiment panel a bit on the edges.

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A little bit of foam pops up the rose and top panel of the sentiment

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Hope this gives you some inspiration to add some summer to your cards. 

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Nancy Floral Signature copy

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Sun 02

Rainbow Distress Peaceful Dove
By Jeanne Jachna

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I'm sharing three cards today that all feature a rainbow distress background that would look great with  just about any dies in your collection.
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I recently purchased some Yoseng make up brushes from Amazon.  They are very reasonably priced (compared to stencil brushes) so I thought I'd give them a try.  They are amazing!  The ink goes on in less than half the time and the results are soft and line free.   The brushes come in many different sizes and I wasn't sure what would be best so I bought a variety pack.   The large are great for distressing large areas (half or entire card front)  but if you want to work with stencils or ink smaller spaces you'll want to use a smaller brush.   The one I used for this panel is the 1 3/8" head.   You will have to experiment to see what size works best for you.  I have one brush for each color family (red, yellow, orange etc.) and haven't had to wash them yet.  When I want to switch to a lighter color I simply brush on a piece of scrap paper until all the ink is off the brush.    When your panel is to your liking you can splatter it with water if you like.
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This card was made with the Peaceful Dove Collage cut from a piece of white card stock and then layered over a rainbow distress ink panel.   I trimmed the edges so the rainbow colors peek out around the edges of the panel too! 
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For my second card I cut the Peaceful Dove die from a distress inked panel to create a shaker.   I adhered acetate to the back of the die cut window, placed adhesive foam tape around the opening, filled it with sequins and then topped it with some card stock before adhering the panel to the card base.   The die cut dove is fixed in place with glue over the acetate.
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After I cut out that beautiful dove I couldn't throw it away!  So I made one more!
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I painted stripes of distress ink on a watercolor panel and then topped it with the Peaceful Dove I cut to create the shaker card above. 
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These came together easy and their packed with rainbow color!  What a great way to surprise someone "just because" and say "hello"!
Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Cards Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Sat 01

PSC#57 Summer Holiday

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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 last month's challenge Wishi Washi is Lucie G.

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Super Stick Chick!

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#57 Summer Holiday!   It's June, and for lots of us, that means a summer holiday!  The kiddos are out of school, the schedule is out the window, and the living is good!  Maybe you're planning a road trip across the country, a visit to the beach, or a camping trip in the woods.   We want you to make something to reflect your favorite way to spend the summer.     Show us what makes you happy, just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) 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 June 27 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  July 1.   

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

Fri 31

Love Lives On
by Donna Peachey

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I'm combining die and stamp sets today with a mix of selective inking and colour techniques.

Here's a 'how to' guide...  just in case you want to have a go, too!

 

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Start by inking up the Whittle Birds as shown.  (I used Finger Daubers for this).

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Using the stencil that comes with the Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame, add red splodges of watercolour as shown.  I've used my Gansai Tambi watercolour set to add a lighter shade first, then (once dry) gone back in with a darker colour.

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Then add the green.  Three colour tones this time - again lightest first.

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Once completely dry, cut out a second Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame and glue it from behind to add a little definition to the finished design...

...  and then add some random stitching as shown.  

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Cut and add a length of thread to the Deco Shining Heart.

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Then stamp the sentiment.  (I've added one layer of scrap card glued from behind for this one).

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Stamp and cut out three leaves from the Little Kindness clear stamp set and put those to one side for the moment.

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Using the frame as a template, draw around the inner rectangle on to the base layer of your card and then mask it off so that you can add distress inks as shown.

I've added water droplets between my layers of ink drying to build up pattern and strength of colour, and once happy one final ink daubed darkest spot was also added.  (This dark spot will peek out from the Deco Shining Heart).

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One final stage to do before assembling the card...  Add black watercolour splatters as shown!

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Wrap the thread around the top of the frame before gluing in to position, then assemble the rest as shown.

Note...  you may want to add some extra layers to your Whittle Birds as I have.  Two behind the smaller bird and three full (plus two top half only) for the bigger bird.  

(As the bigger bird rests on the propped up sentiment you'll need those two half layers to keep everything looking straight)!

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This is such a beautiful sentiment, don't you agree?

Have a fabulous day.

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Thu 30

Time to Celebrate
by Robin Tharaldson

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Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by the Poppystamps blog! This card is one of many I try to keep in my "any occasion" stash! With the addition of a simple sentiment this card could be used for weddings, birthdays, promotions, etc!

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I used the Finial Circle die and cut it out two times with coordinating cardstock. I then "wove" them together and attached to my card panel!

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My sentiment is from the Birthday Blowout stamp set. I heat embossed it with a copper embossing powder onto a piece of vellum that I wrapped around a light grey cardstock.

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I really like the wreath encircling the sentiment. I purposefully did not adhere the entire wreath to the panel; I wanted a bit of dimension with the sprigs.

All products used are listed at the bottom of my post and I hope you will give this "generic" card a try! 

Thanks for stopping by...

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Wed 29

How to Create a DIY Ethnic Background
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi everyone!

Today I'd like to suggest a way to create your own unique background pattern with the dies that you might already have. 

Having a large card size die/stamp/embossing folder is great but building up a pattern yourself makes you a true artist! Besides, it's a great way to add a bit more depth and a bit of color to it! And - it's just a lot of fun to do!

Watch the video below for a step by step guide! Thanks for visiting today!

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Tue 28

FRIEND CARD!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!!

Today I show you a vibrant and beautiful card!!!! 

First, I cut dies for my background and I use distress oxide...  Lookkkk!!!!

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Awesome, really???? I love Butterflies and that pretty Bunny!!! Aw!!!!!

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Do you see glitter?

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More details!!!!

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Full of joy and colours!! 

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Comment please!!!!!

Hope you a great day!!!!!

Kisses amigas!!!!

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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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Sat 25

Breakfast Card
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi, hope you are doing great!

The card I've made today was inspired by the picture of my breakfast (you can find the original picture in the video below). Don't be surprised it's just the eggs and not something breathtaking, big or "important". I actually find small everyday things like these much more inspiring because this is what life is made from.

I have re-purposed donut dies to make the eggs, circle border die was used to create peas and the dish is made with simple circles. Find a step by step video guide at the end of this post! 

Thank you for visiting today, have a lovely weekend!

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Olga Floral Signature copy

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