4 posts categorized "stencil"

Queen of the Night Tulips
by Rachel Duong


Hi, it's Rachel here to share a dramatic, yet clean and simple card. Have you ever seen velvety, deep black purple tulips?! They are called "Queen of the Night" and most spectacular! Absolutely intrigued by them, I decided to recreate them on paper. I love the outcome.

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Steps to create this card.

1. Die cut the blossoms from the Poppystamps "Layered Tulips" die in shades of purple cardstock from the "Twilight Purple Collection" by Memory Box.
2. Beginning with the lower portion of the blossoms, blend black distress ink moving upward. Leave the tops untouched.
3. Using white ink, blend over the blossoms for highlights.
4. Die cut the stems from the "Layered Tulips" die in dark green from the "Lush Green Collection" by Memory Box.


5. Hot foil the sentiment of choice from the "Modest Banner Greetings" Foil and Cut Die Set in gold foil on black cardstock, then die cut.
6. Cut a light green card front approximately 4" x 5.25". 


7. Die cut the Poppystamps "Pointy Lattice Plate" die from a scrap piece of medium weight paper. This will be a stencil.
8. Lay ithe stencil over the card front and lightly blend green or grey distress ink over the center.


9. Glue the card front onto a white card base.
10. Arrange the tulips and sentiment on the card and glue in place. Stunning!!


I hope you get a chance to try making this clean and simple tulip card. There are many flowers that are being grown in this midnight shade. I absolutely love it!  You can make all types of flowers in this color once you have made one. 


Here is another Queen of the Night tulip card, this time on kraft. The products I used are listed below with a direct link back to the Poppystamps site. The "Layered Tulips" are timeless and modern depending on the colors used. 

Have a sensational day, see you soon!


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Hello Sunshine!
by Rachel Duong


Hello and welcome to a sun-shiny day! The Poppystamps "Whittle Snails and Whittle Bird" are awake and ready to start their daily activities. These critters are everywhere in my neck of the woods! Do they inhabit your home? 

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This card makes me happy.  I created it to depict my love of spring and spending time out in the backyard. I watercolored the Whittle die cuts, stamped a sentiment, and created a stencil with a background die. Creating a stencil is a great way to get extra use out of a die.


Steps to create this card.
1. Die cut the large frame from the "Whittle Wood Picture Frames", "Whittle Snails", and the small bird from the "Whittle Birds" dies in medium white cardstock.

2. Watercolor the pieces with colors in browns, yellow and red. For the shells, dip a fan shaped brush in watered down brown and lightly apply paint from the center and stroke out.
3. Cut a piece of medium white cardstock to 4.25" x 4.5" and using a scissor's edge, rough up the edges.
4. Die cut the Poppystamps "Sunbeam Frame". This will act as a stencil.
5. Place the stencil with the sun in the upper left corner. Blend yellow ink over the stencil allowing the ink to fade out.

6. Paint a wash of teal in the lower third of where the frame will be placed. Add subtle brown tones in the background.

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7. Adhere the cardfront to a creme cardbase. 
8. Adhere the frame, snails and bird to the cardfront.
9. Stamp "Hello Sunshine" from the "Whittle Sealife Sentiments" in charcoal grey.
10. Splatter watered down brown ink in random areas of the card for character and interest!



I had the best time creating this scene. I hope you enjoyed the fun! Make sure you take a look at all the Poppystamps "Whittles" dies, they are the best! Thanks for stopping in and see you next time.

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Art Deco Meets Spring
by Lisa Elton

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Who says you can't soften up a little art deco with a good dose of spring? That's just what I've done on today's card!

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The new Deco Diamond foil plate looks great with foiling alone. But when you add the Deco Diamond Stencil set to it... JAZZZY!

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I thought the fancy flourishes on the Birthday Wishes Poe Script Foil and Die set gave it an art deco look and was the perfect cover for a small foiling boo boo... wink!

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Next came lots of springtime in the form of flowers and leaves! The Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel set had just what was needed to pull it off. The dies pictured reminded me of boas and feathers you often see on the ladies of that era. 

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Champagne glitter, geometric shapes, crystals, flowers... I think it all plays well together, how about you?

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Butterflies With Love
by Rachel Duong


Hi crafty friends! It's Rachel here hoping to bring a little spring to you. My card today is full of lovely butterflies in shades of teal. I am using the Poppystamps "Pointy Lattice Plate" and the "Deco Diamond Stencil Set" from the latest incredible release. These pieces coordinate together but can also be used alone. Hot foil and glitter lend its hand to the soft, yet energetic movement this card projects.

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Steps to create this card.
1. Die cut the Poppystamps "Pointy Lattice Plate" in white card stock.
2. Using the "Deco Diamond Stencil Set" blend Distress Oxide Ink Shabby Shutters over the stencil panel with the largest squares onto a white A2 size card front. Vary the intensity of the inks.
3. Match up the next panel with the medium size squares to the card front. Tape will keep it from moving. Blend Cracked Pistachio Oxide Ink over the stencil.
4. This time match up the panel with the smallest squares and blend Mermaid Lagoon Oxide Ink over it. 


5. Hot foil and then die cut the Happy Birthday sentiment in silver from the Poppystamps "Birthday Wishes Poe Script" foil and cut die set. 
6. Hot foil and die cut the With Love sentiment in rainbow foil from the Poppystamps "Modest Greetings 2" foil and cut die set.
7. Die cut the "Teardrop Butterflies" two times using the Memory Box "Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad" in pale blue and white.
8. Blend Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink unevenly over an area of white cardstock large enough to cover the "Teardrop Butterflies" die, then die cut.
9. Adhere the lattice frame onto the stenciled panel and onto a white card base. 


10. Arrange the sentiments and the butterflies on the card front. 
11. Adhere the pieces down. Leave the wings unglued on the tips. Turn up the edges for a fun effect.
12. Use Stickles Crystal glitter glue on the darkest butterfly.
12. Adhere Open Studio "Fairy Drops" in choice places for the finishing touch!

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Another close-up -- I love the rainbow hot foil and the beautiful glitter. The fairy drops are gorgeous too. 


This color palette of teals and lime are one of my favorite combinations.  I can't wait to try many color groups and flowers in place of butterflies. There are so many possibilities!


May you have a dreamy and relaxing day today. Please be sure to let me know if you have any questions. I love to talk about cardmaking.

Until next post, wishing you butterflies with love!

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