Wed 14

Blooming Poppy Thanks
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there! I'm excited to show you a card today, with one of the new dies called, 'Blooming Poppy'.

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I live in California, and poppies are our state flower. They bloom in abundance in the spring, filling hills and valleys with their bright orange hues. But poppies come in many colors. My card features pinks and coral.

Here's how I made it.

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The die set features the petals, stem and poppy bud. I knew I wanted to make a bouquet so I cut all my images out of cart stock.

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For a bit of dimension I gave a shadow to each petal before assembling my bloom.

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A quick and easy couple of swipes with a copic of a near shade to my card stock.

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I cut a piece of scrap card stock to glue my petals onto. Also die cut the bud in the color of the poppy to add to the stem.

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Once I liked the layout of my card, I added my sentiment die, together with a couple of fern from Garden Sprig,

onto a strip of vellum.

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A few drops of rainstones, and my thank you card is done!

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Hope you enjoyed my post today. The dies I used are listed below. This die is so easy to use and assemble, and would be fun watercolored, sponge inked or shaded with pencil.

Have a great week!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

Sat 10

Ragged Daisy
by Marybeth Lopez

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Good morning to you and happy weekend! I have a clean and simple looking card here today. I used the Ragged Daisy die that can be used in many different ways, I chose to have one row of petals but you could also make this a full bloom if you wanted.

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This was the original color I was going to use then changed it to more of a soft yellow. All I did was stamp some ink on a clear block ,  spritzed it with water , then placed my panel on top . 

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I did this with the stem and center of the flower as well, just using different colors.  You can always add more ink straight from the ink pad as well, to shade the edges. Each part of the flower is layered three times.

I used this fun little stamp set : Fairy Greetings from Poppystamps . My panel is watercolor card stock to add some texture to my card.

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When I was finished I added a bit of Glossy Accents for a water drop look.

I hope you enjoy your weekend and I hope you find some time to craft! I also wanted to thank you for your kind comments!Marybeth Floral Signature copy-1

 

Fri 09

Excited Jellyfish
by Lezlye Lauterbach

Good Morning Poppystamps Fans! Today I have a Stamped and die cut card for you.

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A watercolored distressed background paint sets the stage for the multi color jellyfish scene. The Jellyfish are colored with comic alcohol markers.

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I love to layer each with foam sues, this simple design works well and just add your embossed vellum strip and sequins for and adorable card to share some news.

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Thu 08

Best Fishes
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here, on this beautiful, summer morning, to share a playful, under-the-sea, watercolor card.  It was inspired by the new I'm a Narwhal stamp set and coordinating dies from our May 2017 Release.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by adding blue and green watercolor puddles to a watercolor paper, card base and splattering it with those same shades of watercolor, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  Once it was dry, I stamped, from top to bottom, a gradient of Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, and Not Quite Navy waves across the background.

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I then watercolored a blue gradient onto a watercolor paper, Festival Tag die cut; stamped it, in Jet Black ink, with bubbles which would later be filled in with Glossy Accents for texture and shine; and popped it up, with foam tape, in the center of the card face.  A few, Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paint splatters set the stage for those darling narwhals, which were die-cut from watercolor paper; watercolored; and popped up, in their respective positions, with foam tape.

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The "best fishes" sentiment was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a hand-cut, vellum banner and tucked behind the lower narwhal.

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Finally, I added a little, die-cut, Brilliant Blue cardstock ring to the top center of the tag and laced it with white string, tied in a bow, to complete the look.

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Thanks so much for humbling us with a visit!  Have a wonderful rest of your week, Poppystamps friends!

Jinny Floral Signature copy

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Wed 07

Happy Birthday Tag Card
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone Pam here today, sharing a birthday tag card.

 

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Feminine Card using delicate colours for my friend.

I had an idea of the layout for this card! I have used it a few times, I just vary it.

I started by die cutting these new Poppystamps "Tender Tulips", top picture shows a bit of shaping to these petals one white and one peach colour, next using distress ink  Tattered Rose, Next using a finger dauber I inked along the edges, then adhered together as shown bottom photo.

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I have made my card base 6.1/2" square using white and peach card.. I have cut the "Happy Birthday Tag in peach,  next using the same size from Memory Box..Open Studio.. "Stitched Main Street Tags" this I cut in white, shaded  with green ink.. I have adhered this together, then adhered to the card as shown with a bow. Next I have added a border using these "Pretty Stitched" boarder dies along one edge. this I placed as shown. 
 

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Below I have shown how I work!! I cut most of what I am going to use in two colours!! what I do not use will get used some other time.. I used the peach Happy Birthday Tag,.. White Tulip flowers.. White Chiffon ribbon, not peach.. 

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Close up of the layout for these flowers, I have used a distress marker on these Tulips and random dots on the tag.

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Finished card with sequins and white chiffon bow.

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Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

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Tue 06

Night Faeries
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

I'm so glad you could join us today!  Have you caught the faerie buzz yet? Faeries are so trendy right now, and lucky for us, Poppystamps has a beautiful collection of faeries to add to your summer crafty fun. Today I'm sharing a card I created with the Magnificent Mini Faeries! Take a look!

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To create the colorful background, I used Distress Oxide inks and blended a few colors to create an evening sky. There's no right or wrong, just grab a sponge and have some fun! I wanted to take more tutorial photos, but the battery on my camera was dead! I had to make the card while the camera was charging, so I only have finished photos today. I guess that's part of the mystery of faeries - -  only the very, very lucky get a chance to see their magical dance.

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I cut all of the images in black and glued them flat to my inked sky card panel. I wanted the scene to look like you had secretly come across this dancing duo on a midnight walk. I used a few tiny stars and dots from the Snowflake Oval Collage, Mushrooms and Toadstools, Preppy Flowers, and the ends of the Twisted Oak Branch. Just like magic, the faeries appear!

Thank you so much for joining us today!

Michele Floral Signature copy

 

 

Sun 04

Magical Birthday
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello to you all!  Thanks for stopping by today!

I have this sweet little Princesses Faerie die that I am using and I have to say I think she adorable!

I have a few granddaughters that will love this card not to mention, quite a few grand nieces.

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On the wings I used a combination of chunky and fine white glitter .

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I ran some white card stock through my Xyron tape runner  so I wouldn't  have to use any glue for the glitter or the layers. 

Since it's a delicate piece I layered it twice, the Xyron makes that so easy ! The top layer has  a sticky top so the glitter 

worked perfectly and covered nicley!

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I adhered the body to some watercolor card stock , used fun foam behind the panel, then stamped my image.

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I decided last minute to tilt my panel just a bit, making sure it would still stand on its own and also fit in the envelop.

I stamped my sentiment soft stone ink, I wanted the Faerie to be front and center!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

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Sat 03

Floral Dancer
by Nancy Penir

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Hi everyone. Hope you all enjoyed the blitz. So many wonderful new dies and stamp sets.

 I've been playing a bit with the new Floral Dancer,

and have a card to show you.

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I created a background with Memory Box Stencil: Garden Peony Blossoms, inking it 

with Ranger's New Oxide Inks.

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I always ink a few card fronts at one time, love having them handy for future cards.

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Next, I die cut Floral Dancer 3 times, stacking & gluing them together for depth.

Next comes the fun of painting and embossing my dancer!

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I first painted the image with Finetec Pearls, and finished by selectively embossing

with Stampendous Shabby Blue and Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel.

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I also embossed some paper flowers with the pink enamel to match the garland.

I cut and embossed extra end pieces of the garland to add onto and hang over, the ends.

Before Gluing her down, the sentiment die, Make a Wish (Poppy) was added.

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This Floral Dancer die is so versatile, imagining what could be done with color and background is endless!

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Hope you enjoyed what I've shared today!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

Thu 01

PSC#33 - Rainbow Wishes

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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 last month's challenge "Flower Power " is Super Stick Chick! June created a pretty layout about her friends birthday!

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

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 on line 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 side bar!
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PSC#33  Rainbow Wishes!    Summer is in the air and bright and bold colors are everywhere!  We're looking for cards with a rainbow of color!    You can add color in lots of ways.. pretty paper, inky backgrounds, or by creating a colorful scene!  The choice is yours just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (die or stamp) on your project!

Need a little inspiration?  Here's some amazing projects from our design team!  Want a closer look?  Just click on their name to jump to their blog! 

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Sue McRae

 

 

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Patty Tanuz

 

 

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Michele K.  Henderson

 

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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 June 28 to link up your design here!   We'll start a new challenge and announce the winner on July 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

 

Wed 31

Wedding anniversary
by Irena Kowalczyk

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Hello Poppystamps friends.
Today I have a card prepared for friends. Very soon they will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. I hope they will like my minimalism.

How to make that card? I put pictures as a tutorial.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today.

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