14 posts categorized "Sidekick Frame"

11/13/2019

Wed 13

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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10/25/2019

Fri 25

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!

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Finished Size 4.25  x 5.5"

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10/22/2019

Tue 22

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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10/16/2019

Wed 16

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!

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09/27/2019

Fri 27

Festive Noel Christmas Blog Blitz
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello Poppy fans! The Christmas/Winter Blog Blitz is in full swing and I'm here to show you some inspiration using the gorgeous Festive Noel die.
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I wanted to use "sort-of" untraditional colors so I started by loosely ink blending a panel of watercolor cardstock with Mermaid lagoon, Blueprint sketch and Wilted violet Distress inks. Ireally wasn't careful with the blending. I spritzed the cardstock with water and dapped off the excess with a paper towel. Then I diluted a tiny drop of silver acrylic paint with water and splattered it over the panel. I even spritzed it with Sheer shimmer spritz for extra sparkle because - Christmas...

I also die cut the Festive Noel 4 times and the Pumpkin Patch Sidekick frame once. With my scissors I cut out all the pumpkins from the frame.
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The frame and the one Noel cuts I covered in silver sparkle embossing powder. I then layered the Noel cuts and adhered the frame and Noel to the card. I inlayed a single layer of the Noel negative cuts to make the word stand out more.
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I inlayed all 4 layers of the berries and topped them with white Nuvo drops and also added a little shimmer to the inlayed letters.
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And now for the part you've been waiting for! You could win this gorgeus and versatile Festive Noel die!

Here's all the details of the event....

The Holiday / Winter blog blitz runs from September 19-30. 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 October 2 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on October 4.

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 October 2. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on October 4.  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.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  Your kind words always make me SMILE! 

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09/22/2019

Sun 22

Shiny Noel
by Michele K. Henderson

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Happy Holidays! Our amazing double holiday blog blitz is sparkling along, and today, I am sharing a beautiful, easy breezy card with a traditional holiday feel. Our Holiday Blog Blitz began September 19, and just like our Fall/Halloween Blog Blitz, we are offering amazing blog candy and giveaways every day! All you need to do is leave a comment and you could win the die or stamp set featured that day! That's MY idea of a Holiday treat!

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I love all the colors of the winter holidays, but this Festive Noel die has a traditional holiday vibe for me, so I decided to use traditional holiday colors, red and green foil paper! I cut the Festive Noel twice, once in red and once in silver. I then cut the Holly Vine Sidekick Frame out of green foil, then carefully pieced everything together against a light silvery white glitter background. I must have tried a dozen different background papers until I found the one that was just right for this project. This color combination works for me, and all that shiny foil reminds me of vintage holiday ornaments and decorations. The Festive Noel fits perfectly in the frame of the Holly Vine.

Now it's your chance to win this amazing Festive Noel die to add to your holiday collection. Simply leave a comment on THIS post before midnight on October 2, and you might be selected to receive a special gift from your Poppystamps Secret Santa! Winners will be announced October 4th.

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 are open through October 2nd.

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Please leave a comment for your chance to win, and our chance to get into the holiday spirit with your kind words! Let's spread a little holiday cheer and happy crafty glitter along the way!

Thanks so much for dropping by today!

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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! 

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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!

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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!

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