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Gilded Plate Thank You
by Jeanne Jachna

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I'm loving the new cover plates you'll find in the Summer Theatre section of the Poppystamps on line store.  The deco look is elegant and artsy!  

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The cover panels are sized to cover an entire A2 card.  For this card I used the Gilded Plate Cover Panel.   I cut it from white card stock and layered it over a panel I inked with Distress Oxide ink in Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean,  Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron.  The creamy pigment inks blend beautifully and when used with cosmetic brushes look flawless.  And if you do have a few hard lines, don't worry!  A splash of water and some watered down ink cover any imperfections.

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I topped the assembled panel with a the large Brilliant Ring from the three die set.  The solid die creates a focal point, breaking up the busy intricate background, for an image or simple sentiment .

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To add a little more interest I inked the Thank You Poe Sentiment with Distress Oxide ink to coordinate with the inky background.    A few gold glitter enamel dots add some sparkle and shine. 

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I hope you'll try experimenting with different shades of distress ink to slide behind your pretty cover panels.   It just doesn't get better than this! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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One of a Kind
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hi Poppy friends! I recently took a crafting class on cardstock (from Online Card Classes)  and thought I'd share what I learned with all of you. This card is a little different from what I usually make because I normally die cut or stamp and color an image, but this focuses on the sentiment and background technique. What a fun and simple way to stretch your supplies and creativity! You could do this technique with different colors and create a great masculine card - the possibilities are only limited to your imagination.

To start,  I choose 3 colors of cardstock- blue, green and glitter. I cut each piece of cardstock into half inch strips using my paper trimmer. I then glued these strips to a piece of copy paper using my tape runner. I trimmed any excess hanging over the edges.

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Next, with the stripes laying horizontally, I cut my striped panel into half inch strips. This will leave you with strips made of tiny squares of each color of your cardstock.

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Next, I glued the strips together being mindful to offset colors to get that checkered pattern. In hindsight, I should have flipped every other strip around so to avoid the solid blue stripes in the final card background. But I'm still happy with the result. I trimmed the checkered panel down to about 3.5 x 4.5. I matted it with some cream cardstock.

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To create the custom sentiment, I die cut the letters from the Marzipan Alphabet die set. I die cut each letter 3 times for dimension. Next, I stamped and clear heat embossed the sub sentiment from the Whittle Everyday stamp set. I created my own banners by cutting small notches at the end of each sentiment strip. I adhered both the letters and the sentiment strip with foam tape. In a clean and simple design like this, I think the added dimension adds some polish to the finished card. I wish I could capture that pretty glittery cardstock here, but trust me, the sparkle is gorgeous! 

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Hope you liked the card and enjoyed the step-by-step walkthrough. If you use this technique with your Poppystamps projects, please don't forget to tag us on social media so we can see. Until next time, happy crafting!

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Tiffany Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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Challenge Badge

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 the Poppystamps Challenge #75 ABC - Anything But A Card is Darlene!

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

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 online 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 sidebar!

2021-01PSC#76 - Monochrome - Yes you're seeing that image right.. no need to adjust your screen colors!  LOL!  This month we're looking for monochrome themed projects. 
Monochrome is defined as a project created in shades of black and white or in varying tones of one color.  To keep it simple you can create in shades of black white and grey or in ombre shades of any color you like (with the addition of black and white).   You can choose any occasion or event - all types of projects welcome including but not limited to cards, page layouts, tags, gifts, home decor and more!   It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) 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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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 27 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!

Holiday Joy
By Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  Today I'm sending you a little holiday joy with some beautiful Poppystamps poinsettia die cuts!  The bold bright florals are sure to make you smile!  

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I started by cutting the Delicate Poinsettias.  This is a three die set that includes three flowers in three different sizes.  I cut each of the three layers from three different shades of red card stock and adhered them together. 

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I added foliage using the Mod Poinsettias die cut.  I used the largest flower and cut the petals apart to create leaves.   I tucked in some leafy fronds using the Garden Leaves and Berries die.   The different shades of green add some depth and dimension to the images. 

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I arranged the flowers on a piece of clear plastic the same size as my card base.  This made it easy to pick up the entire arrangement to help me decide what color the background should be.   I decided on blue for lots of contrast. 

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The holidays demand a little bling - it's like a sprinkle of magic that just makes things a little extra special.  I added some gold jewels to the poinsettia centers and die cut the Joy Outline letters with gold glitter paper.

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I hope you're smiling and feeling the joy of the holiday season!   Hugs!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Ghostly Boo
by Marybeth Lopez

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Boo to you! Hello, Marybeth here today, sharing this simply fun Halloween Boo card.

I use Poppystamps Boo Outline , Squeaker Ghost and memory box Frosted Glitter Pad.

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I cut out these cute little guys a few times, as I wanted a bit of a shadow and thicker texture so they would stand out on the white panel.

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Again I kept this clean and simple with only two colors, that way star of this card would be the word die and the sweet little Ghost.

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I keep some of my dies together, much easier to keep in one place .

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Thank you for visiting us here at Poppystamps today, I hope you find some inspiration to shop and create . I know this craft we all share has been a great blessing during these difficult times. 

We are still very smoky with active fires to the east and west of where I live. I miss the blue sky and pray for so many including the firefighters! Did you know many firefighters sleep on the ground or top of the firetruck when fighting the fires. They are awesome!

Take care and God bless!

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Holly Background
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  Thanks for stopping by!  Today I'm sharing a Christmas card made with dies from the new release.

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I love bold colors and clean graphic designs and this card contains both.  I started out with a white card base topped with a slightly smaller panel of aqua card stock. 

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Next I cut the Holly Background die from white card stock and adhered it to the assembled panel.   I cut the panel a few more times from shades of green, red and pink card stock and inlaid all the pieces.   The die cut pieces all fit together and the end result is smooth and flat. 

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When I originally tried to add the Snowy Merry Christmas sentiment it was difficult to read over the busy background.  To help bring out the sentiment I add a second die cut from gold glitter card stock, and a strip of vellum to soften and blur the background. 

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I'm happy with this clean inlay card with just the right amount of sparkle and shine. 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"