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56 posts categorized "Vellum"

Fun Little Ghost Town
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello Marybeth Lopez  here today, with a fun Halloween card. This middle ghost moves a bit , kinda springs up but it easy to mail.

Oh no where did the month of August go! It's been very warm here and the price of air conditioning here in Ca is reduclious ..... maybe everywhere. Well I can't wait for fall.

I jumped right ahead with a Halloween card made with Poppystamps brand new Fall Collection. I used Twisted Houses ,Halloween Assemblage, Modest Greetings and Glossy Black Paper.

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The houses are layered twice and on the back I used a thin vellum paper to put behind the windows. I wanted them to show up a bit more so I very lightly dabbed some orange ink on the back , for a soft glow, in the windows.

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For the hill I just cut a curve and added it to the card panel. I added two ghost made out of vellum.

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I cut two piece's acetate and added score tape to front and back (strong hold) Oh.... before I added the tape I folded the paper with a bone folder.

I recut some of the dies with  the glossy black paper for the : eyes and doors. I wanted them to stand out from the black card stock.

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I used Modest Greetings Hot Foil set from Poppystamps . I know this is a Halloween card but I also needed to send a big congratulations card as well.

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This was another fun card to create with the new Poppystamps dies and papers.

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I hope you have a great day and I will see you in September. As a card maker I love making, fall, Halloween and all holiday cards. Let the fun begin.

Take care and God bless you all.

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Word Art Watercolor Card
by Janet Katz

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Using words and phrases as an integral part of a card design is something I love to do. I love text, fonts, big words, titles, you name it. If it involves the alphabet more than numbers, I'm there. I was in heaven when Poppystamps chose Word Art as this month's challenge topic. This card features the Freestyle Hello die and the matching shadow. To create the blurry, watercolor floral image, I took a background stamp of little flowers and colored the rubber with four Zig Clean Color Markers. Next, I spritzed the stamp a couple of times with water. Then, I stamped it on the flat side of watercolor paper. The sharp lines of the image blurred and moved and made it look amazing.

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I used the mid-size die from the Scalloped Stitch Frames die set and cut a white frame. I trimmed the top of the frame off and glued this to a kraft card front that was 4" x 5 1/4". Next, I trimmed the watercolor image to slightly larger than the frame opening and mounted it with foam adhesive to the card, just to where the scalloped frame peeks out from underneath. I matted the kraft onto a coral card. 

I cut the Freestyle Hello from 110lb white cardstock. Next, I cut the matching shadow from heavyweight vellum. I hid drops of clear glue behind the hello die cut and adhered it to the vellum shadow, and then to the watercolor piece. 

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I finished the card with tiny adhesive pearls on the watercolor paper. Now, what are you gonna make with a great big word for this month's challenge?

Janet Floral Signature copy

 

 

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Butterfly Wishes
Rachel Duong

 

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Hello! It's a beautiful day to share a whimsical butterfly card with you. I love the Poppystamps Stained Glass Butterfly collage and the Large and Small Stained Glass Butterfly and Background. They can be used together or individually. 

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I chose a soft watercolor background of blue, green and purple swooshes to die cut the Stained Glass Butterfly collage from.  

 

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Next I die cut the Large and Small Stained Glass Butterfly and Background dies from heavy vellum. I glued the wings and antennae over the two butterflies with a glue dot adhering only the center. I also glued a small antenna on the butterfly without wings. 

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A closeup view showing the dimension created with the wing layers. The vellum gives the butterflies a fluid, dreamy feel. 

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I chose the "Best Wishes" sentiment from the Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate and Die. I rolled the plate through the die machine for a letterpress look. Then I mounted the sentiment on a thin frame of the watercolor paper and mounted it again on white cardstock. 

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 I glued two tiny butterflies from the Stained Glass Butterfly collage on the background. Finally I placed Autumn Fairy Jewels around the image for extra sparkle.

I love how this card turned out.  It can be used for many occasions. I can't wait to try more washes of color.  Until next post, have a fantastic day!

 

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Bring on the Cake (Cards)!
by Sphoorti

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Greetings, Poppy Peeps!

I have two cards for you today! My cousin is getting married in June and a bestie is getting married in September, so I thought the timing of the May 2022 Release was just MEANT TO BE for me! And this was the release in which Poppystamps introduced hot foil plates, so it was a dream come true for this girl who's been foiling all the things lately! Let's get right into it!

 

Card # 1 (and my favorite of the two!):

 

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This card combines 2 of my favorite things: Cakes and Flowers/Leaves. I used the Floral Cake Pop Up Easel craft die which was the highlight of this release for me (outside of the Hot Foil plates, of course), and MY! What an awesome product! It comes with a ridiculous number of dies (which cut out 40 designs)! Isn't that wonderful?! And those florals can be used anytime, anywhere! I went crazy and ended up with a plethora of die cuts (not just for these cards but for future ones), so you'll see these resurface multiple times. I hope you don't get bored of me using the same stuff over and over. They're just so cute!

 

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I started off by die-cutting the various parts of the cake. For the two cake layers, after I cut them out, I ran them through the die cutting machine using the Stunning Mandala 3D Embossing Folder for that dry embossed effect. Don't you just love it? I've been meaning to use this for a while now, and thought it'd be perfect for the cake, and wow, I was not disappointed one bit. It was more beautiful than I imagined! (My pictures don't do it justice)

 

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Another product in this release was the Layer Cake Drip Icing craft die and I used it to cut out silver glitter card stock with it to form the icing on the cake.

 

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For the bouquet / florals - I had a few scraps of alcohol ink backgrounds I created the last time I had those supplies out (which was more than 2 years ago) and I found these green ones that I thought would go perfectly with the idea I had in mind. So, I cut up multiple leaves with these. I needed some leaves that were wider and took up more space to fill the bouquet, as well as some longer sprigs, so I decided to pull out some of the older dies that Poppystamps had (like the Leafy Garden Border craft die and the Maple Symphony craft die) and some leftovers from the last time I used the Slim Leafy Collage craft die. I arranged the leaves and decided to top them off with some flowers. I used the same glitter card stock for the flowers as I did for the icing, and put some pearls at the centers.

 

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I hot foiled in gold the Congratulations sentiment from the Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate and Die set (I absolutely love this font!) and cut it out and positioned it on the bottom layer of the cake.

 

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Do y'all remember the Cabin Snow Globe Pop Up Easel craft die from the 2021 Holiday release? It had a thin base bottom die that I used to help the card stand upright. I pulled it out to see if it would fit around the cake and it totally did! I cut up multiples and layered them on top of each other to form a chipboard like piece and placed it inside to use it as a stopper.

 

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And that was it! What do you think? I'm absolutely in love with this card, so much so that I want to keep it for myself (shame on me, feel free to judge!), but I'll be a good girl and share the love. I hope my cousin and his wife love it too!

 

Card # 2 (The wedding-turned-birthday card):

 

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I envisioned this as a wedding card and started with those intentions, but it ended up becoming a birthday card. Here's what happened. 

 

Do y'all remember the Penelope Pinpoint Frame craft die? I thought it would be perfect for the cake layers (with the quilted look), so I cut up a layer with the frame. Then, I cut that piece up with the cake layers dies and assembled the layers together. I couldn't help but use icing, and I was going for a pure, clean, simple, monochromatic card, so I pulled out the diamond dust and applied it to the icing layers. I put pearls at the intersections, and I JUST realized as I'm typing this that one of the pearls moved! I'm going to have to retake the pictures before uploading them to Instagram because it's killing me (stay calm, my OCD). I guess I was so focused on taking the pictures that I didn't notice that the pearl moved. I don't remember where I got these pearls, but they had adhesive on the back already. I should have used liquid adhesive anyway for security. Lesson learned! For now, pretend I didn't bring this up and all is right with the card and the world. (Note: I just fixed it on the actual card, so I can sleep tonight).

 

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Anyway, back to the making of the card - after assembling the cake, the top part looked a little empty, and I didn't want to use more florals on this card (the whole monochromatic thing was going well for me), but I needed some way to cover up the emptiness on top. I also wanted to use one of the foiled sentiments I made with the Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies (there weren't any that said congrats in either set). I put it on top of the cake layer (like in the forefront) and it was covering up the icing and too much of the top layer, so I asked one of my besties for help - Judy Thai. She usually breaks ties for me when I can't make up my mind about where to place a sentiment. She's very creative and she suggested that I use it as a cake topper! Isn't that brilliant? I did just that and I think it looks great! I just wish I had a sentiment that was more wedding related because this looks more like a wedding cake, in my opinion. Maybe in a future release there'll be another hot foil plate with wedding sentiments and I can replace the Happy Birthday with that? What do you think? Do you think this can pass off as a regular Birthday cake and not a fancy wedding cake?

 

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Everything else was the same as Card #1 (i.e. I used the thin base bottom die from the Cabin Snow Globe Pop Up Easel craft die from the 2021 Holiday release as the stopper for the easel as well as the base) and called it done!



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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let us know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this very long post! Hope you liked the cards!

Love,

Sphoorti

Sphoorti Floral Signature copy

 

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2 Easy, CAS Happy Mail cards
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppystampers!

 

I'm back with 2 very easy, very clean and simple (CAS) cards for you today! I actually had 4, but one of the products I used on 2 of the cards was discontinued (my bad, I didn't realize it), so I'm just going to talk about the 2 other cards, which surprisingly were off-shoots of the original cards. By that, I mean - I planned the other two cards, I had a vision and implemented it. And I had some extras remaining with which I made the two you see here. Funny, huh?

 

So, let's get into it!

 

I fell in love with this little Stitched Envelope die and cut up a number of envelopes with various types of card stock (like Neenah Solar White / Vellum / Glitter / Foil) etc. Just a tip, though - choose thin card stock for this because it'll be easier to score it and get it to stick. (Don't do what I did and use Neenah Solar White 110 pound)

 

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I scored and sealed the envelopes with glue (and where they refused to stick due to thickness of the Neenah card stock, I ended up using superglue and it worked like a charm). I put little puffy heart stickers where the top and bottom flaps meet and set them aside.

 

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My original idea was to have the envelopes floating in the clouds (I'll post a picture of this on Instagram eventually), but for these two cards, I happened to see a spare frame from the Double Scalloped Stitched Frame Die on my desk and played around with the envelopes on the frame like so:

 

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I liked how the frame looked with the little envelopes on it, so I moved forward with the idea, and adhered the frame with the envelopes on a top folding portrait card base.

 

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I cut up a bunch of layers of the Playful Hugs sentiment die and stacked them up to make a chipboard like die-cut. I applied it to the bottom of the frame horizontally. After I glued it down, I didn't like it very much (I felt that the envelopes were clouding the sentiment and it felt cramped down there), so I decided to make another one with a vertical orientation of the same sentiment. That's how I ended up with card # 2. Which one do you like better?

 

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I absolutely adore these puffy heart stickers, so I couldn't help but put them on the frame too. I did that for both, but with different orientations.

 

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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which card did you like better? Please do let me know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this post!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

Sphoorti Floral Signature copy

 

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Wishing You Happiness
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hey friends! Tiffany here with some Mother's Day inspiration for you. I combined several Poppystamps products to create this card so let's dive into the details.

First, I trimmed patterned paper from the Garden Folly paper pack to 4 x 5.25 in. Before adhering the panel to an A2 card base, I ink blended yellow dye ink on one corner for a little pop of color.

Next, I die cut several pieces from white cardstock. I die cut the Flower Field Tall Curve Border 4 times - to stack two on each side on of the panel. I die cut the Grand Madison Window die twice. Before adhering the window with foam tape for even more dimension, I backed the window with vellum and adhered the window on top of the border dies. Next, I die cut the Flower Field Corner die twice and adhered to opposite corners of the window.


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Next, I die cut several yellow flowers using the Potpourri Flower Set and the Sunny Orange paper pack. I embellished each flower with Christmas Fairy Crystals in green.


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For the sentiment, I die cut the word 'mom' twice - once from white cardstock and once from dark teal cardstock from the Fresh Aqua paper pack - with the Marzipan Alphabet dies.

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Finally, I stamped a sentiment on the inside of the card to finish the card. The sentiment is from the Colorful Life clear stamps set. I hope you enjoyed the card and are inspired to pull out a bunch of your Poppystamps supplies to create a special card for your mom, mother figure, or any other special woman in your life. Happy crafting!

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Tiffany Floral Signature copy

 

 

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