186 posts categorized "Poppystamps"

09/09/2023

Sat 09

Gracious Floral Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I needed a birthday card and created this simple card using all three products from the June 2023 Gracious Floral collection. 

The floral image was stamped with Fade Out ink on white cardstock for a no-line coloring look.  Used the coordinating stencils and a couple of gradient dye ink colors in blue, green and gray to color the image.  Die cut the image out with the coordinating die next, then ran it through the die cutting machine in the coordinating embossing folder.

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Cut the image apart into two, adhered on opposite corners on a white woodgrain panel, and trimmed off the overhangs.  The sentiment from Poppy Stamps Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate & Die was hot foiled with gold foil.  Die cut it out with the rectangle strip die included in the set and matte it to gold Vintage Pastel mirror cardstock.  Assembled the card to finish.

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That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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09/08/2023

Fri 08

Bubble, Bubble…Boiling Cauldron by Jean Okimoto

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Bubbles on the Deepwater Collage create a great backdrop for a Boiling Cauldron Halloween card.  A smiley pumpkin and pair of ghosts - from the Poppystamps Whittle Scary Guys - completes the design.  Hi, Jean here with a fun fall mix of favorite dies from my stash, the new Boiling Cauldron, and a popular new Poppystamps set of Halloween icons.

Cut light gray cardstock with the 3" wide Nested Globes die.  Cut it with Deepwater Collage.  Trim and save the bubbly stalk on the right side. Attach the outer edges of the diecut to a dark gray A2 card.  Attach the saved bubbly stalk on the left half of the diecut, under the inner edge of the collage.

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Cut the Boiling Cauldron pot from the black Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Cut the drippy rim from the orange Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Cut the rising bubbles from the orange Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.  Assemble the cauldron and bubbles.  

Cut the Poppystamps Scary Guys ghosts and pumpkin from white and orange cardstock.  Attach scraps of black cardstock behind their faces.  

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Attach the diecuts to the card - use foam tape for the cauldron and top of the ghosts.

Cut 2 sets of the 4 extra bubbles from the turquoise Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Attach 7 of them over the stalks for a bright colorful  contrast.

Use your nautical designs for fall cards - it's too early to stash the dies for the winter!  They're great for Halloween - when "anything goes" - so mix, match and layer them with traditional fall icons.

Thanks for visiting - see you next week!

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09/03/2023

Sun 03

Shadowy Fanciful Gilded Frame by Jean Okimoto

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Add a shadowy, dimensional effect - like itallic curliques - to a Fanciful Gilded Frame background.  The Large Layered Witch Hat and Poppystamps Scary Guys ghosts complete this Halloween scene.  Hi, Jean here with another design featuring the great new frame from our Fall '23 Collection.

Prep Fanciful Gilded Frame by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the swirls and curls.  Cut the frame from black cardstock and a Sunny Orange Collection 6x6 sheet.  Trim half of the borders from the bottom and right sides of the black frame diecut so they won't show when the frames are offset   Attach the orange and black frames  to a top-folded orange A2 card - don't attach the two curliques that  will overlap the Curved Cap Pinpoint Layer diecut.

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Cut the 2-¼" Curved Cap Pinpoint Layer from a "slightly yellow-er" Sunny Orange Collection sheet.  Attach it to background.

Cut Large Layered Witch Hat from black cardstock.  Cut the vertical trim from the black Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.  Cut the hatband from the chartreuse Rainbow Reflections 6x6.

Cut the sweet ghosts - from the Poppystamps Scary Guys die - from heavy white cardstock.  Attach black cardstock behind the eyes.

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Attach the diecuts to the card - use foam tape for the tops of the hat and ghosts.  Add the yellow-orange Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Memory Box frame and coverplate dies are great for quick cards.  Use them for pressure-embossing, stenciling and inlaid designs too.  Trim them into different shapes too. 

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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09/02/2023

Sat 02

Witches Hat Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have another Halloween card featuring the new Large Layered Witch Hat die.  This die is the perfect size to create a large focal image for easy card designs.  Pair with an embossing folder or background die and a sentiment and you are done.  I used an embossing folder and the Starry Collage die to create my background.

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Background:

Ink the raised side of the Geometric Crystal 3D folder with a dark purple ink.  I used Clare VersaFine.  Emboss using a mid tone purple paper from  the Ocean Blue pad.  Trim down to 4" x 5 1/4".  Lightly rub a white ink pad on the raised surfaces.

Focal Point:

Die cut the Large Layered With Hat from 2 different toned purple paper from the Ocean Blue pad.  Ink blend the top layer with Distress Villainous Potion.  Use the later color paper for the bottom layer then the small side die cut in the dark paper.  Adhere with glue.  I wanted to had some sparkle to my hat and added Drewdrop Fairy Sugar to the band of the hat.  Let dry.

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Stars and sentiment:

Spray Open Studio Watercolor paper with Distress Mica Stain Harvest Moon.  Let dry.  Die cut the Starry Collage and the top of Poppy Stamps Boo Outline die from sprayed watercolor paper.  Save the stars for the back ground. Die cut the bottom of the Boo Outline die from the back paper in the Rainbow Reflection Mirror pad.  Adhere the top letters to the bottom die cut.

Assembly:

Trim the  back paper in the Rainbow Reflection Mirror pad to A2 size.  Adhere the embossed background to the card base.  Adhere the stars around the back ground.  Adhere the sentiment to the bottom portion of the card.  Adhere the hate with foam tape.  Adhere to a A2 white note card.

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08/12/2023

Sat 12

Casting a Spell Halloween Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a Halloween scene card featuring the Boiling Cauldron.  I use a nautical die, Kelp Collage, to create a cave.  I just love creating scenes and one of my favorite is Halloween scenes.

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Cauldron:

Die cut the Boiling Cauldron from black card stock.  Use just the cauldron and add some Distress Crayon Brushed Pewter to the center and blend out with your finger.   Add the Brushed Pewter to the top of the handles and blend downward.  Die cut the brew from a light and dark green Graceful Garden paper pad.  Adhere the lighter bubbling brew to the inside of the edge brew from the darker green.  Adhere to the top of the cauldron.

Cave Frame:

Trim the black Glitzy Glitter paper to A2.  Die cut the Kelp Collage in the center.  Trim off the kelp.  Add black foam tape around to the back of the frame.

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Witch:

Die cut the Poppy Stamps Spellcaster Witch from black card stock.  Use the Distress Crayon Bubbling Cauldron to the face and arm.  Blending with your finger.  Die cut the Spellcaster Witch from purple Glitzy Glitter paper.  Trim off the hat, shoes, and dress and adhere to the black card die cut.

Sentiment:

Die cut the bottom of the Boo Posh Script from the matching green glitter paper.  Die cut the top die from black paper.  Adhere the die cut together.  Rub on little the Distress Crayon Bubbling Cauldron to the black sentiment and blend with your finger.

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Background:

Ink blend a white A2 size card base starting with Distress Oxide Twisted Citron apply heavy ink in the center.  Then bland the outside edge with Distress Oxide Seedless Preserves.  

Assembly:

Adhere the background to a white A2 size card base.  Adhere the cave frame.  Then adhere the cauldron to the bottom center and the sentiment to the upper left of the inside of the cave.  Adhere the witch to the bottom left side and trim off the excess.  Add the light green Bright Fairy Jewels and Christmas Fairy Crystals to the top bubbles of the brew.  Add the purple and green from both packs in the holes around the cave walls.

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07/26/2023

Wed 26

Pumpkin Carriage Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  A limited fall release is here!!!  It is an exciting day.  I took the new Autumn Pumpkin and Fanciful Gilded Frame dies and created a pumpkin carriage.  I also used the Majestic Achievements stamp set for the sentiment.  I have so many more ideas with the pumpkin carriage and this stamp set and the castle collage dies.  I wish there was more time in the day.  

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Die but the leaves and vine portion of Autumn Pumpkin die from orange paper from the Rainbow Reflections Mirror pad. Die cut the Autumn Pumpkin from light orange card stock. Use a darker alcohol marker on the cut outlines and bottom and top of pumpkin.  Then lightly blend in.  I used Copic YR02.  To create the door opening, die cut the center of the pumpkin using the smallest die from Nested Globe dies.  Potion the top plate of your die cutting machine so it only cuts half way down then use a craft knife and ruler to cut the door out.    Die cut the smaller die from the nested Globe die set from the same orange mirror paper.  Reposition the die to cut cut out the bottom to look like the door.  Add tape to the bottom half of the door opening on the backside, sticky part forward, then add in the mirror door.  Die cut half of the Fanciful Gilded Fram from the same orange mirror paper.  Trim off the largest flourishes.  Adhere them to lower sides of the pumpkin to make it look like wheels.  Adhere the leaves and vine to the top of the pumpkin.

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Background:

Die cut an oval from cream card stock using the 2nd to largest die from the Poppy Stamp Basic Ovals Set. Stamp the Mercer Rose Background stamp over all the oval using a gold ink pad.  Heat set dry.  Then rub the gold in pad around the outside edge of the die cut.

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Sentiment:

Heat emboss May all your DREAMS come true sentiment from the Majestic Achievements using a copper embossing powder.  I have one from many, many years ago and don't think the company is in business any more.  But any copper or orange embossing powder will work.  Cut to size and edge with the same alcohol marker as used to shade the pumpkin.

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Assembly:

Adhere the oval background to a A2 sized cream card base.  Adhere the pumpkin carriage to the center and the sentiment with foam tope under the pumpkin.

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07/22/2023

Sat 22

Stencilled Gracious Floral Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  This was a birthday card I made for a crafty friend whose birthday was last Sunday.  I used the Gracious Floral stamp with the focus on the coordinating layering stencil set from the Gracious Floral collection.  As Laura mentioned in a previous post, there is a guide to help with coloring the floral image using these stencils, but unfortunately, I lost/misplaced mine.  Luckily, it was easy enough to figure out. 
 
The image was stamped with Fadeout ink onto white cardstock because I wanted a no-line coloring look.  A light neutral dye ink, such as Antique Linen distress ink, could be used instead.  Gradient colors of dye inks in purple, yellow and green were then applied with blending brushes through the stencils.  After the stencilling was complete, Polychromos pencils were then used to shade and/or color it further to give it more/better definition and dimension.  I did take creative licence, skipping the top stencil layer on the large leaves, so I can add in my own details. 😉

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The image was die cut out next using the coordinating die, then cut apart to “stretch” diagonally across the card front.  Heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder onto a scrap of black cardstock before die cutting it out with a Poppy Stamps Basic Oval die.  Assembled the card onto a white card base, then added clear shimmer on the flowers and some clear jewels for a bit of sparkle to finish.  

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That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful weekend.  

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06/28/2023

Wed 28

Just Because Gracious Floral
by Trina Pham

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Hello there.  I have a simple card to share today featuring the new gorgeous Gracious Floral stamp and die.  There are coordinating stencils and embossing folder (EF), but since I love to color, especially florals, I simply stamped the image with a gray alcohol marker friendly ink on alcohol marker friendly cardstock, colored with Copic Sketch markers, then die cut out with the matching die.

Copic markers used:
yellows - Y11/13/15/17/19
greens - G40/12,YG07/09, G09
whites - W3
brown center - E25/35 + white gel pen 

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The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder on black card stock, then die cut out with its matching die.  Bristol paper was then die cut with the Penelope Pinpoint Frame die from Poppy Stamps for a white-on-white background.  Assembled the card onto a white card base, and added clear shimmer to the yellow flowers for some sparkle to finish.

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My card was straight forward, but as you may have noticed from previous posts, there are so many possibilities when incorporating the stencils and/or EF.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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06/18/2023

Sun 18

Toolbox
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Happy Father’s Day to all the fabulous fathers / father figures celebrating today.  Since losing my dad a couple years ago, I have stopped making Father’s Day specific cards, but masculine cards are always handy to have.  I am using the Toolbox 3D embossing folder (EF) with coordinating dies from the 2023 Spring collection to create a simple masculine card good for many occasions.  

The toolbox was created from Kraft woodgrain paper.  The back base layer is 3”x1.5” and the two boards are 3”x0.75”.  Inked and shaded them with Kraft dye ink and/or Gathered Twigs distress ink.  For the handle, started with a 3”x1” piece and die cut with the smallest A2 Rectangle Frames die.  When assembling it, left a small space in between the boards.  Used a circle hole punch to punch from brown cardstock for the nails.

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The tools were die cut from silver Pastel Mirror paper and various color cardstock using the coordinating EF dies.  Ran all the pieces through the die cutting machine in the EF to give them details and dimension.  I think next time instead of die cutting fromin different color cardstock, I would just die cut from white and color the necessary parts in with Copic markers.  The background panel is white woodgrain paper dry embossed with the Toolshed 3D EF.  White heat embossed the sentiment from Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout on black cardstock, then assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.  

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That does it for my card today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful week.

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05/21/2023

Sun 21

Blue Magnolias Just For You
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I’m still working my way through the gorgeous April 2023 Magnolia collection and couldn’t resist creating a blue monochromatic card!

The Backyard Wren, magnolia flowers and foliage were all die cut from white cardstck.  The foliage (leaves and stems) were colored with B32/34/37/39 Copic Sketch markers.  Ink blending with finger brushes was done to color the wren and magnolias.  Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink was used for the magnolias while Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Lost Shadow and Black Soot distress inks were used for the wren.

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Stretched the Curved Cap Pinpoint die and partial die cut it to get the curve shape on both ends.  Heat embossed the sentiment from Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout with gold embossing powder.  Assembled the card onto a white woodgrain A2 size panel, then added highlights with a white gel pen and clear shimmer on the magnolias for some sparkle to finish.

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This card was inspired by this month’s For the Birds challenge ending at 11:59 pm EST on May 30… so there is still time to get your entry in.  That concludes my post.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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