8 posts categorized "Sidekick Frame"

09/11/2019

Wed 11

Challenge Reminder
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I'm interrupting the Fall / Halloween blog blitz to bring you this important message :P   HAHA!  I want to remind you that if you love to craft you should be playing along with our monthly challenge! 
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I'm playing along with this clean and simple card featuring the FUN FLORAL SIDEKICK Frame! 

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The challenge this month is ANYTHING GOES so there is no excuse for not playing along.  If you've never played before it couldn't be easier.  All you need to do is make a project... it could be a card, tag, home decor project etc. take a photo of it and upload it to a gallery like Splitcoaststampers, Flickr, or Instagram.  Just copy the url link where your photo is located and add it to the challenge links.  We select two winners every month.  The project we like best receives our blog badge, and one random winner chosen by random number generator receives a gift certificate for $20 to our on line store.

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My card starts with a distress ink panel in Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron.  I topped the panel with the FUN FLORAL SIDEKICK frame cut from white card stock.  

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The sentiment is from the Blooming Greetings stamp set, and is stamped on the window cut out.   I embellished the frame with die cut flowers and leaves that are included in the set.  I inked scraps of white paper with distress ink and used that instead of card stock.  The flowers have gem centers for a little bit of bling!

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Now it's your turn!  I sure hope you'll play along!  We love to see what you make!   And YES!  Our blog blitz will be back in full swing tomorrow! We've got lots more projects to share featuring the new release!  

Have a great day! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy



 

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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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09/03/2019

Tue 03

Peony Bouquet
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! Nancy here, and I'm bringing you some inspiration using the new Peony Bouquet stamp set, and a few of the new dies just released.

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If you love adding your favorite coloring medium to stamped images, this set is for you! I used copics, for this card, and below I explain my steps.

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Stamped first in Memento Tuxedo Black, then colored with copics, I also stamped the bouquet's 2 outside blooms, and fussy cut them.

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The die cut Double Scallop Oval frame seemed a perfect match for my colored bouquet. I added the outside of the Beautiful Butterflies Sidekick Frame before adding the foam tape. The detail of the pinpoint adds a finished edge to the composition.

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The closeup shows how I added the 2 fussy cut buds through 2 of the scallops. 

Hope you have a wonderful week! And I hope it's full of crafty goodness!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

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08/28/2019

Wed 28

Jungle party
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone, and welcome! Today I'm showing you just how much of a jungle party you can have with the gorgeous summer release products!
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First I cut an A2 panel from watercolor cardstock, spritzed it with water and added Nuvo shimmer powder in Green parade. I kept adding more water and powder until I was happy with the look. It's hard to show on a photo but I love the shimmery look these powders give in real life.
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I then used the Fun floral sidekick frame die to cut 4 frames. I wanted my top layer light and "floating", so I cut off all the fern leaves with my scissors.
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For my top layer I used yupo paper and Ranger alcohol ink in Limeade, Patina and Gold mixative. Again i kept adding color until I liked it. I was going for a dense dark jungle in the back with a lighter front. 

You'll notice that I didn't add my sentiment before attaching the frames. The sentiment from Whittle everyday stamp set I stamped fine with my stamping tool, but be aware that the yupo paper does not handle heat very well. I had to heat set the WOW! Gold pearl embossing powder very carefully. 
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I cut a bunch of the cute Whittles - monkey, koala, lion, tiger and turtle, all part of the summer release! I colored them with my Copics and popped them up with foam squares. Now, I know they don't naturally live together, so let's just pretend they came from near and far to celebrate. 
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The finishing touch was Nuvo drops in pale gold.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you to create!

Tina Floral Signature copy (1)

 

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08/19/2019

Mon 19

Blog Blitz Beautiful Butterflies
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! I'm Tina and new to the Poppystamps design team. I'm so excited to be here and to share with you my first blog blitz post for the summer release. There are some goegeous dies and stamps and you can shop them here.

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I started by covering a panel of white cardstock with double sided tape and cut this with the Beautiful Butterflies sidekick frame. I left all the pieces in and adhered the whole panel to my card base. I then pealed off the tape backing ONLY from all the pieces in between all the butterflies. Placing the panel on a piece of computer paper I covered it with WOW! Jade sparkles. A fair warning, you will have glitter everywhere!

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I folded the paper over the panel and burnished the glitter with my bonefolder. Just look at all that sparkle! Isn't it gorgeous?!

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I die cut the frame 4 more times and layered them on top (remembering to remove the rest of the tape backing). Before placing the final rectangle inlay I stamped a sentiment from the Butterfly Greetings stamp set.

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The finishing touch was adding butterflies for dimension. I cut them with the die that comes with the frame. I bent them just a tiny bit and adhered them to the frame, matching the size to the butterflies on the frame. I also heat embossed 3 butterflies with WOW! Emerald Green embossing powder, which matches the sparkle. Can you tell I love this color?  

And now the part you've been waiting for.. the giveaway!  The prize on this post is the BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES SIDEKICK FRAME AND STENCIL!  Yes, you can win this, just follow directions below.  

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 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 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.

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

Tina Floral Signature copy

 

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08/15/2019

Thu 15

Blog Blitz
by Nancy Penir

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Poppy fans, welcome to the Summer Blog Blitz! And welcome to my post today featuring the Fun Floral Sidekick Frame and Stencil set. Talk about getting a bang for your buck, the sidekick dies and stencils are one of those 'must haves' in your collection.

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I packed my card with all the options in this frame die and stencil set. Let's take a look at some of it's possibilities.

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The background was inked onto watercolor paper. Notice I put most of the color on the corners, and left the left center mostly white. 

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You can see the faint pencil marks where I indicated the area for my sentiment within the frame's window. Also added some shadow with the stencil. The  new Blooming Greetings stamp set has some florals and leaves and I added the flower, and loosely watercolored the petals and leaf.

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I wanted you to see how I applied the inking onto the leaves, through the stencil. 1st off, use Washi to tape down the stencil. You won't be sorry you protected the frame, and anchored the stencil! 

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I cut the frame twice for a bit of depth. Then added the die cut blooms, gathered together in a sort of swag. A closeup shows how each bloom is doubled. Nuvo pearl drops scattered in the flower centers, and around the sentiment. The flowers are included in this die and stencil set. And here's where the fun begins. YOU have 2 chances to win this set! 1st comment on this blog. In fact, comment on every post during the blog blitz for a chance to win the dies you want. Chance 2, follow us on Instagram, comment on the Poppystamps Instagram posts, and tag a friend! You and your friend could win this die and stencil set. One comment per post, please, and GOOD LUCK! It's a 2 week Blog Blitz through the 23rd. Leave a comment through the 26th. Check back on the 29th to see if you won! Thanks so much for joining in fun!

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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!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

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05/31/2019

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.

Donna Floral Signature copy

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