46 posts categorized "Snow"

01/09/2019

Wed 09

Starry Night with Poppystamps
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so happy you could join us today! We have got SO MUCH going on at Poppystamps this month, you won't want to miss a thing! But first, are you playing along with our January challenge, Starry Night? All you have to do is create a card or project using at least one Poppystamps die or stamp, and link it up over on our challenge blog! You might be selected as this month's winner!

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Take a look at how I was inspired by a Starry Night!

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I created a cozy home, right after Christmas, nestled in the snowy north woods! I even created a background using a brand new technique (at least for me)!

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I have been creating cards using alcohol inks for a while, which is so much fun, and would work nicely with this Starry Night card too. The background panel on the left was created with alcohol inks dripped and then blended on YUPO paper. The panel on the right was created with copic markers! Just select your favorite shades and scribble them across the YUPO, then blend with a little alcohol blending solution and a sponge in a swirly motion. I used the darker blue panel as the night sky for my Starry Night card.

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We'd love to see what you'll create, and how you will be inspired by a Starry Night!

Thanks so much for dropping by today, and be sure to come back again tomorrow! 

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01/01/2019

Tue 01

PSC#52 Starry Night

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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 Merry & Bright is Ionabunny!

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Bonnie Klass!

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 on line 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 side bar!

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PSC#52 - Starry Night.  The theme words can bring to mind the calm and quiet of a winter's night or the bold bright energy of a shining star.  We're looking for projects that include a star this month.   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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Thinking Of You Card by Nadine Carlier using Poppystamps

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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 January 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  February 1.   

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

 

12/21/2018

Fri 21

Whittle Winter Owl
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so glad you could drop by today and take a look at this cute little Whittle Owl! All of the little characters in our Whittle collection are so much fun to mix and match to create beautiful winer scenes. Today, our little grey Whittle owl sits high on the Swaying Birch, way up on the mountainside of the Mountain Hills Plate.

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This card was so much fun to make too! I had a few alcohol inks on hand, but I didn't have any shades of blue, until just the other day! I was so excited to create this card, with the evening sky, and the last bit of the sun dipping down behind the mountain.

To begin, I used YUPO paper and only 3 inks, a shade of pink, a shade of purple, and a shade of blue. I dripped the inks across the paper, then took a cotton ball with just a little bit of blending solution, and gently "wiped" the paper left to right until I achieved the results I wanted. The fun part about using alcohol inks on YUPO paper is the way you can control this chaotic burst of color. You can create swirls, stripes, loops, waves, puddles, just by blending and pushing the ink in different patterns.

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While my YUPO panel was drying, I cut out the Mountain Hills Plate in white and green, then layered them to give just little bits of green peeking out under the white to look like snow. I then cut the Swaying Birch and the Whittle Owl in dark and light grey, then put it all together!

 

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The alcohol inks and YUPO give the background a beautiful, saturated burst of color against crispy white snow, but this design would work in so many different backgrounds too. You could use oxide inks to create a galaxy or northern lights background, or watercolors, or even solid color card stock to create a night sky.

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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12/11/2018

Tue 11

Northern Holiday
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so happy you could drop by for a visit! Snowy December is certainly here, so today I am sharing a snowy winter scene! Take a look at this Northern Holiday!

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I started by creating a background of blended distress oxide inks spritzed with water for a soft, fuzzy look. I have fallen in love with our collection of whittle animals, so I used this adorable Whittle Fox against the soft white of thicker watercolor paper. I think he really stands out. Add a few stars from the All Star Collage and you have a sweet winter scene.

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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11/19/2018

Mon 19

White&Gold Card
by Tanya Palamarchuk


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Hello everyone!

Tanya here  and today I am sharing White&Gold Winter Card.

I like white background and gold accents.

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I made volume snowflake and covered it with glitter shimmers paints. It looks so beauty!

 

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I prepaired tutorial for you!

Enjoy!

 

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting! 

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10/05/2018

Fri 05

Pinpoint Angel and Snowflake Collage
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there ! Marybeth Lopez here today with a non traditional color Christmas card. I used one of the brand new sentiments called Art Deco Celebrate Christmas. Blog Blitz coming soon!

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I stamped some ink on my glass mat then spritzed with water and placed my card on top, after it was dry I cut out the Angel.

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I dipped the angel in Versa Mark ink, then clear powder with a bit of glitter .

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I cut two layers one for the top panel and one of fun foam to give a bit of depth to the beautiful snowflake Collage ( can be used any time of year).

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I added the glue to the front of the fun foam and placed the top panel on top. I couldn't resist adding some glitter.

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I did the background for the snowflake the same way I did my angel.

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Thanks so much for the visit! I have been so busy painting our master bedroom I haven't had much time in my craft room. This is the only time I wish my bedroom was not so large. I think I'm  getting too old to paint 😊

Hope you have a great weekend!

God Bless!

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09/26/2018

Wed 26

Joy To The World
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and happy fall to you all! Marybeth here today with a Christmas shaker card, that could pop off and be used for an ornament . I used the Poppystamps Pinpoint Shaker ornament along with  Bubble Spiral and Santa's Sleigh. All linked below.

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I  glued a few layers of die -cut fun foam and one layer of acetate then filled with a mix of sequins and beads, all white. If you look closely  you can see I added glue around the main piece with the sleigh and placed on top of the filled ornament.

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I always thought the Bubble Spiral would be good to hang something on or maybe add a large balloon to the top and let it be the string.

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It's a clean and simple card with Joy to the World stamped using the CL467 Tidings of Joy clear stamp set from Poppystamps .

 

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Thanks for the visit today. 

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09/22/2018

Sat 22

Merry Tags Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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My project for today is featuring more products from Poppystamps 2018 Holiday release! If you haven't checked out the new dies and stamps just click HERE! For my tags I used the stencil that comes with Pinpoint Snowflake Sidekick Frame die set! What a great addition and so many uses!! My tags are framed using the smallest die from Stitchwork Rectangle Frames die set. 

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I have once again created a card that uses an A-10 (business) format; just a different look and still uses a first class stamp! As long as it isn't too heavy or exceeds 1/4" thick, lol! This size lets you be really creative with composition and design!

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To finish my card I used Liquid Pearls to create the look of falling snow; I would much rather have just flicked some white paint, but we are still in the middle of a remodel and I can't find my white paint...along with a few other crafting necessities!

The following video will show you how this card goes together! 


Thanks for stopping by!

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09/12/2018

Wed 12

Anything Goes Challenge Reminder
By Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here today! I am sharing  my card for the "Anything Goes Challenge"

I used Mistletoe and Holly stamp and die set from Poppystamps along with Playful Deer Stitched Frame

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I stamped my image using lightly  colored ink on watercolor cardstock. I colored with Zigbrush pens and water, after dried I cut the berries out.

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 I cut the deer and masked off the hill , to paint the deer.

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You can see the fine and chunky glitter on this closeup , also... last minute I added Glossy Accents.

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 I used some adhesive paper then added chunky  and fine white glitter. I cut the frame in kraft cardstock then added fun foam to the back. I never measure, just cut and fit scraps or you can recut a whole piece out of fun foam, it's  up to you.

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Thank you so much for the visit, don't forget to play along for a chance to win! Anything goes.

 

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09/07/2018

Fri 07

Majestic Mountains
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

I am so glad you could join us today! Today I am sharing this peaceful winter scene featuring the adorable Wilderness Moose Duo! Take a look!

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One of the things I often say is just how amazing it is that so many Poppystamps dies work so well together! Today I cut the Mountain Background in purple and white, the Wooded Glen Landscape in green and white, and the Wilderness Moose Duo in brown and matched them all together perfectly! When you create pretty winter scenes of your own, you can always experiment to use the dies in new ways. I love creating cards that have images extend outside of the frame, so I brought the tiny branches of the pine trees on top of the Pointed Rectangle Frame instead of tucking them behind the frame. It gives the card an expansive look.

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One all of your images have been cut out, take a moment to arrange the scene before you begin gluing. I fooled with this scene for a while until I had positioned the moose and snow in just the right place. Sometimes a scene looks better with more foreground, or more sky, for example, to get the perspective just right.

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Pretty winter scenes can work for so many occasions, so I hope you'll give it a try and share what you create too!

Thanks for joining us today!

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