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.
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.
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?
Hi everyone! It's Rachel and I am so excited to join the Poppystamps Design Team! Today I am sharing with you a sweet birthday card where The Grand Whittle Ice Cream Cone takes center stage. It looks delicious, can you taste it?! I am also using letters from the Happy Birthday Background.
To create this card, I watercolored the ice cream cone combining distress inks and watercolor paints. I placed random blocks of color on the ice cream scoop to give it a textured feel. Next I glued the cone directly on the kraft card base. For the scoop, I glued two layers together, then trimmed off the scalloped portion that meets the cone to keep the image level on the card.
Now the fun is continuing because the letters are making their appearance! With quite a few sizes and fonts to choose from, I had a blast arranging the letters on the card. Finally I came up with a satisfying display. I began by gluing the letter "T" at the bottom of the cone and "P" at the top making sure they fit and were centered on the card. The funny part is when I got to the end, the "Y" in birthday didn't fit... but instead of panicking, I was able to fix it. I found another "Y" that was a bit more narrow. Thank goodness!
Using a fan-shaped brush, I splattered watered-down white acrylic paint mixed with a hint of green. (Green to tone down the brightness.) I lightly tapped the top of the brush, holding it close to the card to control the amount of paint and placement of the splatters.
A one mm thin burlap string tied close to the fold finishes the card!
Here is another card I made, this time using the background part of the Poppystamps Happy Birthday Background. What I love about this most is that every piece of it can be used on more than one card! If you don't have this die, you have to check it out. It has so many possibilities!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you like this sweet card. The Grand Whittle Ice Cream Cone is one of my favorite dies. I can't wait to make so many more ice cream flavors. Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful weekend!
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 Challenge #94 Over The Rainbow is Pat J.
The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Meghan Kennihan.
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!
PSC#95 Word Art! When sending smiles through the mail, we rely on words to express our sentiments. This time we want the Words to say it all by taking center stage on your design. Your project can be for any occasion, just be sure to include 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.
Meet our August guest Jen Mathis who was selected by Candice! Jen Mathis is a very talented card marker who has been crafting for a very long time. Jen has a very artistic style of combining colors and textures together for a very unique look to her cards.
Blog: Jen Mathis Crafts
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 August 29 to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on September 1!!
Thanks for joining us! We can't wait to see what you make!
Hey Poppy friends and happy Saturday! I have another holiday card to share that was pretty easy to make. I think it would be easy to make multiples of this design in different color combos for your whole holiday card recipient list.
Using the Postage Rectangle Layers, die cut two layers - one from the Woodgrain paper pack kraft and the other from patterned paper from the Woodsy Plaid paper pack. Adhere the layers together on an A2 card base.
Next, die cut the Double Joy die multiple times from white cardstock and glue the layers together. Die cut the outline layer from gold cardstock from the Vintage Mirror paper pack. Adhere the sentiment to the center of the card front. Next, die cut the Small Blooming Poinsettia die from red and white cardstock. Adhere the layers together, alternating. I think it looks like a peppermint which fits in with the holiday theme. Adhere with a piece of double foam tape to the center of the 'O' and add white pen details to the flower.
Finally, embellish the card with gold jewels all around the card front. I almost did not add any jewels because I was afraid it would be too busy, but I like the added hint of sparkle. It adds a little more whimsy to this holiday card. Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Until next time, happy crafting!
Did you know we have a monthly challenge? It's a great way to play along with fellow crafters, show off your style and get ideas for different ways to use your Poppystamps craft dies and stamps.
This month's challenge is all about the boys! We're looking for projects made for the special guy in your life. Maybe it's your hubby, son or best friend! You can make whatever you like.. a card, page layout or even a tag. Just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps craft die or stamp. Linking to your design automatically enters you into our drawing for a $20 gift card to Poppystamps.com. You can always find the latest challenge by clicking on the badge on the top right of the blog .
My card starts with a Distress Ink Panel. It's got Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron blended left to right. Next I cut the Soaring Tree Frame from two shades of blue cardstock, and the Tall Skyline Tree Frame from two shades of green cardstock.
I stacked the tree frames so each has a green and a blue panel, and alternated which die went on top. I love how they both have a pretty pierced border so they both are beautiful cover dies. Assembling the two frames together makes a perfect background for an A2 size card.
I love the depth the stacked trees create giving you the feeling of being in a forest. I took the "You" from the Thank You Poe Script to create a sentiment. Paired with a gold foil Modest Greetings 2 sentiment strip the message is clear.
You have until the end of the month to join us! I can't wait to see what you make!
Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"