172 posts categorized "Watercolor"

Wild Rose
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello and good day to you. I hope you are all doing ok and taking some time to enjoy this craft we all love. I find even when I don't feel much like crafting, if just get in the craft room (or wherever you create) I start to play with my stamps and dies , before you know it I feel better.


I used this Bold Striped Stencil along with my blender brushes to create as soft background for my floral birthday card. I love any stripes pared with blooms.


I heat embossed the Wild Rose Stem with white embossing powder for a softer look then I watercolored my image. You will see below that I ended up cutting the leaves and tucked them in the corners of the card. 



I used regular cardstock this time, I added some water to each petal then little bit of paint and let the water move most of it. I didn't worry about it being perfect, just added color.


 When laying out my flower on the front panel, I decided to cut apart the leaves so that I could place them in the corners of the card. Simply sniped and glued. 

After completing the card I stamped the sentiment from Poppystamps Peony Bouquet. There are many beautiful sentiment from the Wild Rose stamp set but I needed one I could tuck in the center left of the blooms.




I hope you get to spend some happy time crafting, stay safe sweet crafty friends. 






April Challenge Reminder: Puddle Jumping
by Sue McRae


68374894_2655434414682903_8677810099617529856_nWe have a spring themed challenge going on right now at Poppystamps, Puddle Jumping!


For my card I die cut the Garden Poppy Stitched Frame 3 times from white card stock and layered them. I coloured the flowers with Copic marker and I did a water colour wash over the flower background piece.


I added raindrops to the blue panel using a homemade stencil and silver glitter embossing paste. 


To continue with the silver theme I die cut the Whittle Cloud Border from silver glitter card stock.


Now it's your turn to make a spring themed card for the challenge. All you have to do is create a project using at least one Poppystamps product and link it up! A random winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to spend at the Poppystamps online store.


I can't wait to see your projects!

Sue Floral Signature copy



Blog Blitz Spring Giveaway
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, my Poppy friends! How are you all doing? Staying well and safe I pray! Nancy here, and bringing some joy your way with our Spring Blog Blitz and giveaway! I'm showcasing a new die called, Adriana Tall Curved Border. Let's take a look...


This lovely border die is as long as your A2 card, and can be used as an edge, but I'm going to show you something a bit different. I die cut it twice, and turned the pieces toward each other. You'll notice I cut the bottom leaves off the two die cuts. Read on to see why.


I gave my card the look of an arbor above a fence. Keeping with the spring theme, I kept the colors soft and pastel. And the bottom leaves just reach the bottom of the fence. The sentiment in the center is smoky blue rather than black, adding to the softness.


The leaves are first wet with my paintbrush before adding color. I love how deeply impressed the leaves are, allowing the color to puddle a bit in the crevices. 


Detailing my card with a few more sprigs, some twine and some of the new glitter glue, and my cheery spring card is ready to send! 

Now for the fun part... comment to win!

The Spring release blog blitz runs from March 20 - March 31 . 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 April 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on April 3.

For a SECOND chance to win this die .....
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 April 1. 

One comment per post will be selected by a random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on April 3.   Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!) I love hearing what you think of this die!

Nancy Floral Signature copy




March Challenge Reminder: Floral Fantasy
By Nancy Penir


It's a Floral Fantasy this month for the Poppystamps Challenge! Hi! Are you playing along this month with our challenge? Did someone say, 'floral?' I love a card with flowers. It just says happy. Here's my inspiration card for you.



I used a Sidekick Frame as my starting point, cutting it from a deep green shimmer card stock.


Don't know if you're aware, but MemoryBox has washi tape! and wow! Look at that Spring pattern goodness.

This spool is 4 1/2" wide, and covers the entire face of your A2 card, and then some.


Another new product in the store is watercolor paper, generously sized at 4.5 x 5.75. I was anxious to give this product a try. LOVE it! It moves the paint around with ease, and cuts perfect images.


I added a floral corner from the painted pieces, staying with the colors in the washi. 


I'll add a greeting when I want to use the card for an occasion. One last note, I added drops of the new glitter fairy sugar to some of the flower centers. Hope you're playing along. We love seeing you're creations. Poppystamps has so many gorgeous florals to choose from. Happy Crafting!

Nancy Floral Signature copy




Split Birthday Wishes
by Marybeth Lopez



Hi there! Marybeth Lopez here, with a Flower Challenge Reminder! All you need to do is make a card with a flower , one random winner will win a $20 certificate to the Poppystamps store. I used this beautiful Peony Bouquet clear stamp from Poppystamps .



I could have stamped my flower then split it, I think next time that's what I will do so I don't lose any of the flower. I did it the way its pictured above then removed the tape . I forgot to take the picture, so this one is stamped already.



I split the stamped image and added foam tape to the back .


I heat embossed my image and watercolored it in with Zig pens. After stamping the Birthday wish I then adhered the two cut panels to my card base.


Because the panels are raised you can add embellishments  without causing a bump to you card . Easy mailing with the bump flush within the card.



Hope to see you play along for a chance to win!  Had a hard time with pictures due to the very cloudy day when I took these, sorry!

Hope you have a great week!






Stencil techniques
by Tina Wilstrup


Hello everyone! Spring is getting closer by the minute and I'm loving the new stencils from the spring release, so once I got started I just couldn't stop myself. I absolutely LOVE stencils, they can be used in so many different ways and today I'm sharing a couple of different techniques. 

Let's start easy, however a bit untraditionally. Here I'm using the Chrysanthemum stencil with just one ink on patterned paper. 

The Whittle cutie rabbit is also cut from patterned paper, and to add a little sparkle I also cut it from glitter paper and offset it behind the patterned paper.


For the next card I switched to white cardstock and 5 colors of ink with the Romantic Blooms stencil.

I first masked off the leaves. Then, starting from the centre of the flower, using a soft yellow, light and dark pink to create depth. I did the same for the leaves while masking off the flowers. I'm not fancy so I simply use Post It's that I tear to fit the needed area.

I just love the soft blended look of this, so all I did was add a sentiment courtesy of Birch Press Designs. And I love the tiny cuts in these label sets that allow for a small ribbon to go through. So romantic. I backed the panel and label with pink glitter paper. Just look at all that sparkle. LOVE! 


This card features my favorite stencil technique. It's really easy to do and if you use a glitter embossing powder, like I did here, all you really need to add is a sentiment. I cut the Friend folksy script die from black cardstock 3 times and layered it. The white heat embossed sentiment is from Birch Press Designs.

I'm using the Bright Blossoms stencil. I go over the stencil with a nice thick coat of texture paste. Once the stencil is removed (and cleaned) I add my embossing powder. You then want to set it aside and let it dry completely before heat setting it. Depending on the amount of glitter in your powder you may want to let it dry before removing any excess powder as well. You'll be left with a beautiful textured, and in my case very glittery, impression of your stencil. 


On this card I'm using the gorgeous Birch Press Designs Midnight Mandala stencil with texture paste and watercolor powders.


I recommend spraying your stencil with temporary adhesive. And even then I still get a little bleeding. But I love the shiny textured look.
I die cut the border and hugs heart from white cardstock and the heart from glitter paper as well. The white heart was used to back the glitter paper and then I popped it up with craft foam for dimension.

For my final card I'm using the Memory Box Leafy Jumble stencil for partial stenciling with gold glimmer paste on patterned paper.

I wanted to use a dark paper and white cardstock for die cutting, and I felt this whimsical glittery textured surface would just break the pattern.

I cut out the wheelbarrow 3 times and layered them for sturdiness before popping it up with craft foam. I cut 2 branches of the floral cluster and placed them on the patterned paper. I also cut out the tiny flowers from soft pink and orange glitter paper and added them to the branches. I finished off the flowers with a drop of Fairy Sugar in matching colors. Sentiment label is also popped up.


So there you have them. Thank you for sticking around 'til the end, I really hope I've inspired you. Let me know which technique is your favorite and if there's a technique you'd like me to give more details to in the future. Have a great day, and happy crafting!

Tina Floral Signature copy