146 posts categorized "Watercolor"

03/16/2019

Sat 16

Hello Sweet Friend
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, sweet friends! I have a friendship card for you today, with Poppy's new die, 'Spring Pots Frame'.

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I watercolored all the elements, as well as the background and frame, with Arteza pens. Here's how I did it:

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I wanted to use the outside frame from the Garden Party Sidekick Frame for my card, so I simply cut out the inside and colored the frame with my pens.

The frame was cut from watercolor card stock, spritzed with water, and then colored.

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The same was done with the Spring Pots frame, spritzed with water, then colored with pens.

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I also used the same coloring technique for the basket. And snipped some blooms from a 2nd Spring Pots die cut.

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Once filled with blooms the basket was added to the corner of the frame. And I added some Nuvo drops to finish. 

What's your favorite form of watercolor? Do you like the pens or pans? Have you tried watercolor pencils? Such a fun way to color your die cuts!

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03/04/2019

Mon 04

California Poppy
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there and welcome to the Spring Line Poppystamps Blog Blitz. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post to win this beautiful Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame and Stencil from Poppystamps 

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This past Friday I went to visit the nearby hills on fire with blooms of wild California Poppies!  It was amazing , so glad I went as it only last a bit. This was in the Hills near Temecula.

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I left everything in tact then placed my stencil on top and began to use my watercolor Zeg pens to color the poppies.

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After I was done I added a bit of shimmer. Then stamped the sentiment using Poppystamps : Picnic Plaid clear stamp set.

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The die and stencil are both included with the die and could be your prize.

Thought I would share a few more of the wild Golden Poppies that are also the California state flower. 

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The blog blitz runs from March 2-14. 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 March 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on March 19.

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 by 12am US EST March 17

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on March 19.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!

 

Thanks for the visit today!

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01/17/2019

Thu 17

Little Donut Love
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

Welcome to our amazing Poppystamps Blog Blitz! We are so happy you could join us today for a little love and a little inspiration! Today I am sharing a card I created with the adorable Little Donut! Take a look!

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I started with a simple watercolor splash and splatter on my card base, then stamped "Sprinkled With Love," from the Donut What I'd Do clear stamp set. Of course, what is a donut without sprinkles?

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To top off my sweet little donuts, I added teeny tiny little pink seed bead "sprinkles." They are super cute but a little challenging to work with! The tiny beads add a fun texture to the little donuts too!

You could win this this darling Little Donut die just by leaving a comment!

The blog blitz runs from January 9-21. Poppystamps will 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 ON THE POPPYSTAMPS BLOG. 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 January 26 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on the Poppystamps Blog on January 28.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1. ) Visit the POPPYSTAMPS Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.) Like each post you want to enter
3.) LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND by 12am US EST January 26

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator. The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 28. The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT ON THE POPPYSTAMPS BLOG AND INSTAGRAM !! :)

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Thanks so much for joining us today! Stop back tomorrow for another chance to win something sweet!

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01/04/2019

Fri 04

Night Sky
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and Happy New Year to all of you! I made this card with a few dies from Poppystamps . I used Winter Cabin ,Whittle Trees and Pointed Circle Frames.

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I love watercoloring with Peerless  Watercolor sheets from Birch Press Design. The color is so vibrant and can easily be toned down with water .

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This is how my night sky started out. I dried it with my heat gun then added more watercolor until I was happy with the results.

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I loaded my brush with white shimmer paint then made splatters by rubbing my fingernail over the tip of the brush.

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This card could be for anyone but I also think its a great masculine card! 

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I hope you enjoy the rest of your week and many blessings to you and your families in 2019!

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11/12/2018

Mon 12

Sending Christmas Cheer
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Poppy Friends! It's countdown 'till Christmas card' sending, and I'm bringing some inspiration with Poppystamps Deco Tree Frame, a charming die with many fun possibilities.

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I love to watercolor, and thought of a way to incorporate this technique with the Deco frame. First I die impressed the image onto watercolor cardstock. Then with Artesa pens colored the tree, and negative spaces.

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The pens were one of those impulse buys, but let me tell you... I LOVE them! Rich colors that blend seamlessly, and allow for first laying down a water wash, which is what I did here. 

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Cut my die from gold foil paper and glued it over another die cut, giving the frame body and dimension. 

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Stamping on watercolor cardstock doesn't always give crisp clear images, so I decided to use acetate. Did you know you can emboss on acetate? Just be sure to use Heat Resistant Acetate.

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I bought mine on Amazon. Here's a shot of the acetate I used along with the sentiment from Deco Celebrate Christmas.

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I used very traditional colors with my watercolor, and the gold foil really adds to the richness of the Deco style.

Hope you're moving right along with your Christmas card making. Stay tuned for more inspiration from the Poppystamps blog!

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11/07/2018

Wed 07

Challenge Reminder
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hi there! Marybeth here today to share how I made my Challenge Inspiration , fall thank you card.

I used so many of the new Poppystamps darling dies,: Doodle Thank You,Whittle Oak Leaf,

Whittle Owl and Whittle Wood Frames. 

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After cut the leaves out I added a bit more water and used many other colors. ( this is the only picture I took)

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I cut this Whittle Owl out twice once for the body ( darker) and then again ( lighter ) for the face.

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I love the deep purple for the fall! The envelope is from Brich Press Design.

 

 

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This is the back side showing how I add my fun foam. I add the tape then the strips of fun foam and cut where needed.

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 Thanks so much for the visit today! Don't forget to play along in the Poppystamps Challenge for a chance to win!

 

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10/31/2018

Wed 31

Happy Halloween
by Nancy Penir

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Happy Halloween Poppy Peeps! Nancy here, and I'm bringing Halloween greetings to you on the last day of October.

That's right, it's holiday rush beginning tomorrow. So for today, what's better than one Halloween pumpkin? 3 Halloween pumpkins!

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I began by giving 2 A2 sized watercolor cardstock a wash with purple and lime green. Nothing fancy here. Just wet the cardstock and apply color. If you want to speed drying time up a bit, use your heat gun.

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When dry, I marked the half way point of my cardstock, and cut my pumpkin window once. I knew I was going to have a trio of pumpkin windows on my card front. Measuring first saves a lot of grief!

I die cut the image again in the top left corner, and a third time on the bottom right corner. Then watercolored the pumpkin orange. Watercoloring takes a bit of time, applying paint, letting it dry, and going over those spots you want darker.

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I covered my pumpkins before adding the splatters of paint to the card, then when dry, foam taped the top card for dimension.

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Here's a closeup of how I watercolored one of the pumpkins

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Notice how I followed the stitching lines of the pumpkin, and applied my color darker on the lines and on the bottom. 

I glossy A-ed the center pumpkin and added a stem (product listed below). 

Too late to give this card away, but it'll keep till next year!

Have a Happy safe Halloween!

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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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10/02/2018

Tue 02

Heartfelt Christmas Joy
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! It's my turn to bring you some Poppystamps inspiration, and I have a Christmas card with some of the fun new holiday dies.

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There are 3 frame dies that fit perfectly together. Here's what I did with them.

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1st from watercolor cardstock, I cut all 3 frame die cuts.

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I used my Zig Clean Color Pens to color the images inside the frames, but not coloring the frames themselves. Wetting the images with water first allows the colors to blend and bleed into each other, which is the effect I was going for.

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Once dry, the 3 frames were glued together and added to my watercolored background, that was flicked with white and aqua paint.

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I added some sheer shimmer spray and a few rainstones. It is a holiday card after all, and the more shimmer the better!

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Enjoy the rest of your week. Hope it's full of crafty goodness!

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09/28/2018

Fri 28

Hello card
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Today I I break a little with the festive airs and I show you this card so beautiful and vibrant jijiji 

Do you remember my layout?  it's almost the same but on card, look!!!!!

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Do you like background??? Daisy Frame is wonderful!!!!!! Before, I painted with watercolors!!!!

This gorgeous hello, I love it, I cut it in several layers of paper and last, with glitter black paper!!!!! so I achieve a perfect 3D!!!!

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To decorate my beautiful card, I use acrylic dots and sequins!!!! Easy???? jijiji

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In my next post, I will bring for you other card with a video tutorial!!!! 

Keep in touch :)

Leave me a pretty message, please!!! :)

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