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16 posts categorized "Sidekick Frame"

March Challenge Reminder: Floral Fantasy
By Nancy Penir

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It's a Floral Fantasy this month for the Poppystamps Challenge! Hi! Are you playing along this month with our challenge? Did someone say, 'floral?' I love a card with flowers. It just says happy. Here's my inspiration card for you.

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I used a Sidekick Frame as my starting point, cutting it from a deep green shimmer card stock.

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Don't know if you're aware, but MemoryBox has washi tape! and wow! Look at that Spring pattern goodness.

This spool is 4 1/2" wide, and covers the entire face of your A2 card, and then some.

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Another new product in the store is watercolor paper, generously sized at 4.5 x 5.75. I was anxious to give this product a try. LOVE it! It moves the paint around with ease, and cuts perfect images.

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I added a floral corner from the painted pieces, staying with the colors in the washi. 

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I'll add a greeting when I want to use the card for an occasion. One last note, I added drops of the new glitter fairy sugar to some of the flower centers. Hope you're playing along. We love seeing you're creations. Poppystamps has so many gorgeous florals to choose from. Happy Crafting!

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Easter Basket
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! Welcome to a post featuring a spring card full of pastel greetings!

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Poppystamps' Sidekick Frames are a favorite choice for quick and easy 'pow'. Wanted to get my Easter stash going, and die cut the Decorated Egg frame from white. So many ways to go from white with this die. One is to use enclosed stencil to color the eggs. Another is to simply cut colored eggs from the Folk Decorated Eggs die set. I started with the new 6 x 6 double sided paper from Memory Box. Once cut, it left me with the opposites of each color. I glued down both so it would be ready for another card.

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The colored eggs, the basket of goodies... and a glitter easter greeting... and done!

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A closeup of the basket. Don't you just love the emboss the die cutting reveals? The charm of each detailed egg, basket, and even the grosgrain bow are defined.

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Hope you're inspired to use the lovely Sidekick frames with the new dies in the store now. And hope the season is bringing sunshine your way! 

Happy Crafting!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

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Challenge Reminder: Fall Frolic
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Friends! It is Dana here today with a reminder that you still have time to enter this month's Poppy Challenge: Fall Frolic!

For my card today I started by creating my background. I used Yupo paper and Alcohol Pearl Ink in: Splendor, Deception, Alchemy and a little Gold Mixative. I just kept adding the inks with a little blending solution until I created my desired background.

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Once my background was dry I ran it through my die cutting machine with the Autumn Leaves Sidekick Frame Die. 

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Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Autumn Leaves stamp set onto a rectangle that I die cut from the Autumn Leaves Sidekick Frame. I then die cut a few leaves from the Autumn Leaf Set to add as an accent to my sentiment.

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I mounted my Autumn Leaves frame onto a piece of kraft cardstock. The alcohol ink had enough color and design that I wanted to keep my background fairly simple. 

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Lastly, I inlaid my sentiment back into my frame and then mounted my card panel onto a top folding A2 card base.

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I hope I inspired you to play along with the challenge this month! You can find all of the details about the challenge Here. I can't wait to see what you create!

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Dana Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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Magic In The Night
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  It's Jeanne here today and I'm sharing a sparkly Halloween card.  Halloween really is my favorite holiday.  As a child there was no other night that was as magical and mysterious!   I got to roam the neighborhood in disguise... AT NIGHT!!!  and get treats from every house I visited!   Now that I'm grown it still captures my imagination!  The neighborhood comes alive and  I love seeing the kids dressed as superheros, storm troopers, princesses and more. 
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My card captures a visit to the pumpkin patch on a chill night.. the sky is dark (and sparkly with stars).. .. did you hear that?   Are the spirits haunting  or is it just a black cat hunting field mice in the night?   
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This card starts with the Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Fame cut from white cardstock.   I colored the pumpkins and vines with Copic markers.  You can use any brand you like.. the reason I favor Copics is because I color ALOT.  Copic markers are easy to refill  so I never have to buy a new marker.   
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I wanted LOTS of CONTRAST so I decided to layer the colored die cut over a panel of ombre blue distress ink.    Orange and blue are opposite each other on the color wheel making them COMPLIMENTARY.  This means that together they have the strongest contrast.   The panel is inked in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.  It's splattered with water to add some depth.  Next I adhered double sided adhesive to the distress panel and topped it with the colored Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame. 
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I stamped the sentiment from the Pumpkin Patch Clear Stamp Set on the panel and inserted it into the frame.  A sprinkle of clear crystal fine glitter pressed into the remaining exposed adhesive adds lots of sparkle and shine! 
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The Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame also includes a few extra pumpkin die cuts.  I colored a few and adhered them with adhesive foam tape over the pumpkins on the frame.  A Whittle Ghost and Black Whittle Cat make this scene more fun!
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I hope this Halloween brings back some magical memories for you, and that you create some new ones to reflect on  in coming years!  Hugs to you!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy
  
Finished Size 4.25  x 5.5"

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There is Magic in the Night
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Friends! It is Dana here today and I am happy to be back sharing a Fall card with all of you.

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I started my card by die cutting the Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame from moss green cardstock. Isn't this frame Gorgeous? I love all the details!

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I then used the coordinating stencil and ink blended Distress Oxide Ink in Spiced Marmalade over the pumpkins. I love how the Sidekick Frames include a stencil, it really adds to the possibilities of the die and makes it super easy to add another color or layer to your frame. 

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While the Distress Oxide Ink was still tacky I added clear embossing powder to the pumpkins. I then heat set the clear embossing powder. This gives the pumpkins a little extra shine and added detail. Although it is hard to photograph the shine on the pumpkins, this extra step is really worth it in my opinion.

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Next, I began creating my background (night sky). I used Distress Oxide Ink in Faded Jeans and Seedless Preserves and Distress Ink in Black Soot. I used a blending sponge and ink blend the colors onto Bristol smooth cardstock. Once I was finished I spritzed my background with water and let it dry.

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I decided I wanted my frames to be kraft on my final card design. So I die cut the Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame from kraft cardstock. I then trimmed away all of the pumpkins and vines. Next, I laid the kraft frame over the moss green die cut and attached the two frames with a little liquid glue to my ink blended background.

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To finish my card I stamped my sentiment from the Pumpkin Patch Stamp Set onto my rectangle. I ink blended a little Orange Marmalade ink around the edges and inlaid it back into my frame to finish my card.

I hope you enjoyed my card today!

Have a Wonderful week and I will be back soon to share another project with you all.

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Challenge Reminder: Enchanted
by Nancy Penir

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Hello and Happy Halloween! I have a challenge reminder for you, one I hope will be enchanting. Our challenge this month has a Halloween theme, but instead of spooky or scary, how about Enchanted?

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The beautiful Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame and Stencil was my starting point. I watercolored the whole Frame, pumpkins and leaves with my metallics.

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They go on like watercolors, but the mica in the paint gives a glow to your images.

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The frame and enchanting fairies were glued onto a sponged inked base. Then a bit of Nuvo Glimmer Moonstone added to the fairies. How would you create an enchanting Halloween card? We'd love to see! 

There's a 20.00 gift card for the winner of our challenge, that runs through the 29th. 

Hope you have a great and creative week!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

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