Showing posts with label Poppy Stamps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Poppy Stamps. Show all posts

Thursday, December 6, 2018

A Vintage Journey December Challenge - Star Light, Star Bright

I'm the hostess for this month's A Vintage Journey Challenge - and my challenge is called Star Light, Star Bright.

This month we are asking you to to create with stars. Fill up the dark winter sky with them or use one really big one as your central focus. Stencil them, stamp them, emboss them or die cut them. Make a card, make a star box, make a canvas, create a journal page - remembering to create in the vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial or steam punk styles.

I made a Christmas Card of a starry winters night.  I have a few photos of my card here and will be posting a tutorial over at A Vintage Journey in two weeks. 
I'm pretty sure you will be inspired by what the Creative Guides have to share today and that you, in turn, will be inspired to create your own Star Light Star Bright project to share with us!
You have until January 3, 2019 at 6 pm Greenwich time to add your link!  
You'll find the challenge, the inspiration and the link here!

Paper:  White - PTI,  Silver and Gold Kraft Stock Metallic Paper - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, Blue Kraft Core-dinations.
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Winter Wonderland Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Stitched Landscape dies - Poppy Stamps, 3D Star - Savvy Dies, heat tool, Dirty Baked Texture Embossing Powder - Emerald Creek, Shabby white Frantage Embossing Powder - Stampendous, Metallic Stickers/Holiday Talk - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, thick foam dots. 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Mid Month Reminder - CAS Mix Up Card Challenge - Faux Metal

Today I'm have a card to share as a mid-month reminder about the October CAS Mix Up Card Challenge!  Our hostess Mac would like us to use faux metal techniques - there are several links to technique videos posted over at the challenge blog to inspire you!

For my reminder card I was inspired by this video by Jennifer McQuire:  Faux Metal Embellishments by Jennifer McGuire (16:03) 
I used faux metal technique (multiple layers of embossing), stamping, stenciling and rhinestones.
I die cut my Small Gothic Window and Hampstead Bloom (both from Poppy Stamps - may be retired) out of watercolor paper 3 times.  I glued the layers together to make the die cuts thick.  I embossed the Gothic Window 3 times using Patina Oxide Baked Texture Embossing powder from Emerald Creek.  I embossed the Hampstead Bloom 3 times with Ranger Gold Embossing powder.
They come out so wonderfully thick!  I sponged over a portion of a Tim Holtz Mini Stencil with Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass Ink and adhered the die cuts over it with Tombow Glue.  I added 2 blue rhinestones to the centers of the flowers and stamped a sentiment from Ways to Say: Thinking of You from PTI.  I placed a heavy object over the die cuts for an hour to be sure they adhered to the panel.
The challenge is open until 10/24 and we hope you'll join us!  
Please link up your faux metal CAS cards over at CAS Mix up - where you will find lots of inspiration from the Design Team and our Guest Designer -  Pat (Colourful Card Creations). 

I'm also linking my card to:

The Flower Challenge

Stamps:  Ways to Say: Thinking of You - PTI
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, Hawaiian Shores, White - PTI
Ink: Versamark, Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass, Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Hampstead Bloom and Small Gothic Arch Dies - Poppy Stamps, Gold Embossing Powder - Ranger, Patina Oxide Baked Texture Embossing Powder - Seth Apter/Emerald Creek, Mini Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, blue rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, Tombow Glue, Heat Tool.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Kentucky Derby Florals

I have a birthday card to share today - and I'm SO happy with how it came out!
I had made the background piece for a card I made last week - I had taken a panel of water color paper and pounced it on my craft mat where I had rubbed Carved Pumpkin Distress ink spritzed with water. After drying the panel I pounced it into Mermaid Lagoon on the craft mat also spritzed with water and then dried that.  

I laid the Happy Flowers Stencil from Stamplorations over the panel and sponged over it with Ripe Persimmon Distress ink.

I die cut the BIRTHDAY, layered it onto the panel and stamped HAPPY.

My card design was inspired by the following challenges:
Splitcoaststampers Free 4 All Challenge
Be inspired by the Kentucky Derby - I was inspired by the flowers all the ladies wear on their hats!

Splitcoaststampers Mix Ability Challenge
Keep It Simple -  use 2 layers and at least 2 Mixed Media 
(I smooshed ink and used a stencil and a die cut)

Bold Bloom - Mixed Media Style

Stamps: Never Enough Birthday - PTI
Paper: Tropical Teal, white - PTI, watercolor paper - Canson
Ink:  Ranger Distress Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin and Mermaid Lagoon; Tropical Teal - PTI
Accessories:  Happy Flowers Stencil - Stamplorations, Happy Birthday Combo Die - Poppy Stamps, craft mat, water mister.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

February Twofer Challenge!

So excited to see the Twofer Challenge for February was posted today!
And here are my two cards.
So what did I use that was the same?   The Heart Confetti Collage die from Poppy Stamps and the metallic gold paper.
My first card is a wedding card - I silver embossed the sentiment on the bottom corner (two hearts become one) - it's hard to see it in the photo above with all the shine of the gold paper but you can see it better in the photo below, and I adhered 3 crystal hearts on the card.  The die cut gold panel is layered over a silver panel that shows through the hearts and it's all adhered to a white card base.
Inside my wedding card I stamped:  "May your life together be full of love and your love be full of life" from Technique Junkies.
My second card is an Anniversary card and I used the positive pieces from the die cut used above (the hearts), layering them over the heart DP with foam dots.  I stamped the sentiment on a die cut sentiment strip and adhered it next to the hearts.  The DP is layered to a gold panel and it's all adhered to a white card base.
Inside I stamped:  "Happy Anniversary - May you enjoy many more happy years" from Papertrey Ink.
So are you joining in with the Twofer Challenge?   You'll find all the instructions for the challenge here and we have until Feb 24th to link up our cards!
Wedding Card
Stamps:  Love and Marriage - PTI (retired),  inside Life Full of Love - Technique Junkies.
Paper:  white - PTI, Gold and Silver from Kraft Stock Metallic - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology. 
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:   Heart Confetti Collage die - Poppy Stamps, heart rhinestones, foam dots.

Anniversary Card
Stamps:  Mona Lisa Moments - Cornish Heritage Farms (retired), inside Think Big Favorites #24 Mini Stamp Set - PTI.
Paper:  hearts on black from Modern Metallic Paper Pad - DCWV, white - PTI, Gold from Kraft Stock Metallic - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.
Ink:  Hero Arts Black
Accessories:  Heart Confetti Collage die - Poppy Stamps, Sentiment Strip Die - MFT, foam dots.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A Tag for Christmas

I have a tag to share today that I made for 3 challenges!
The Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers is Balsam Hill this week and I was inspired by  this lovely table top tree.
  I created a Christmas tag with a wrinkled seam tape ribbon looped through the top that is long enough to tie around a bottle of bubbly if that's the gift I decide to put it on!
I stamped the tree (this set is on sale now!) in two greens (two stamps), then I silver embossed the garland and cranberry embossed the berry/ornaments. I embossed the urn in Ranger Pumice Stone Emb Powder and it really feels like stone when you touch it - Distress Emb Powder leaves a texture. 
I die cut my tag out of white card and patterned paper and adhered them together. I layered the Arch die cut over the tag and then layered the tree over the arch with foam dots. The sentiment is stamped on a piece left from the arch die cut that I cut the tip off of!
I'm also linking my tag to Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge going on now through Nov 17th.  She's got prizes to be won so check it out and link up your mixed media tag soon!

And linking just under the wire to:

Stamps:Water Color Trees - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:white - PTI, Mixed Media Paper - Ranger, DP Tidings Paper Stash - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology
Ink:Ranger Distress Pine Needles, Mowed Lawn, Frayed Burlap, Hickory Smoke, Versamark, Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Small Gothic Arch Die - Poppy Stamps, Tag Sale #2 die - PTI, silver embossing powder - PTI, Cranberry Emb Powder - Adirondack, Pumice Stone Distress Emb Powder - Ranger, foam dots, wrinkled seam tape

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Two for Christmas

I have a couple of Christmas cards to share today that I made for two different challenges over at Splitcoaststampers.
My first card was for the Inspiration Challenge -  Audrie had us look at the Moleskine Journal website for inspiration.  I was inspired by this Harry Potter journal photo:
And here is the card I created - layering grey die cuts over kraft card.
My second card was for the SCS Featured Stamper Challenge where Chris (Inkpad on SCS) was the Featured Stamper and we were to choose a card of hers to CASE. (copy and share everything)
This is Chris's card that I CASED.
 And here is my card.  We are supposed to change several things on our cards.
I had smaller cat dies and since my two cats are grey I made my die cut cats gray, used a die to make the snow in the sky, used different DP and different sentiment. I also added a silver star to the snowy sky. I brushed over the little wooden star with a silver glitter Wink of Stella Brush.  I used Kraft Core Cordinations on frame, sky and cats and sanded them all a bit to expose the kraft core.

I hope everyone on the US is having a great Labor Day long weekend!
Mountain Christmas
Stamps: Alpine Christmas - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper: Kraft, Soft Stone, Ocean Tides, White - PTI
Ink: True Black, Ocean Tides - PTI 
Accessories: houses die - Ali Epress, mountains - Alpine Christmas Die Set - Waltzingmouse (retired)

Silent Cats
Stamps: Silent Night - PTI 
Paper: Vintage Cream, white - PTI, Kraft Core Coredinations, DP Brioche/Memory Box
Ink: True Black - PTI 
Accessories: Grand Madison Window Die, Cozy Kitties Die, Sitting Cat Die - Poppy Stamps, Snow Fall Die - Memory Box, Silver glitter Wink of Stella Brush, wooden star - Hobby Lobby, foam dots, mini sander - Ranger.      

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Die Cut Winter Wonderland

One final Christmas card!
I found a package of wooden deer that I bought last year from Michael's in my Christmas drawer and thought he'd look sweet on this die cut stitched edge snowy landscape.  I added two red Tiny Twinkles to his antlers and stamped the sentiment along the bottom.
I'm linking my card to:

I made three of this card - needed one to send out - so I have two in my box for Christmas mailing next year!  whoo hoo!!
I can't believe Christmas is just 3 days away.   It comes so fast when you are a grown up - and takes forever when you are a child!
I hope everyone celebrating has a Blessed Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah this weekend!
Stamps:  In the Meadow - PTI
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Landscape Die - Poppy Stamps, wooden deer - Michaels, foam dots, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Dashing Snowman

I sent out all my Christmas cards and even sold some at a sale at my church - and I sold a few more at work -  and then I had none......  so, of course, I found I needed a few more!

I knew I could find some great inspiration from the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge.
 My winter fun -  dashing through the snow -  was created using several dies
The tree and one horse open sleigh are both from PTI and the snowy fields were created with Stitched Landscape dies by Poppy Stamps.  I layered the sleigh over the white scene with foam dots and stamped the sentiment from PTI along the bottom.
I made a second card to send to my 6 year old grand nephew, Landon, whose kindergarten class has been making snowmen crafts this month.  
Here he is with two of his snowman crafts
This one is painted bottle caps.
and a foam ornament (love the hat on his friend!)
They also have a program where the student sends you a note and you send one back to him at school.  
So the winter fun on this card is building a snowman and will go to Landon!
Again, I used a lot of dies - the landscape dies again, a window die from Poppy Stamps, and the snowman, garland and wreath are from PTI.  I used another sentiment from the same PTI set as the sleigh card.  I removed the panes from the window die and added the garland along the top - popping the window up on foam dots.

I think I'd better make a few more Christmas cards - just in case!  They are predicting snow here tomorrow -  3" - 6" so I can stay inside nice and cozy and do some stamping!  What better way to spend a day??!!
Sleigh Card
Stamps:  In the Meadow - PTI
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Dies - In the Meadow, Tiny Town Holiday Yard - PTI, Stitched Landscape - Poppy Stamps, foam dots.
Snowman Card
Stamps:  In the Meadow, Winter Snow Globe - PTI
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Dies - Winter Snow Globe, Tiny Town Holiday Yard - PTI, Stitched Landscape, Small Madison Window - Poppy Stamps, foam dots.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Ghosting Trick or Treat

Today I'm playing along with the CAS Mix Up challenge highlighting the Ghosting technique.
For my ghosting, I first sponged a panel of white card stock with Ranger Distress Blue Print Ink.  Than I spritzed water onto my Owl Tree Tag stamp and pressed it onto the panel pressing down and holding it there for 10 seconds or so.  I lifted the stamp off and dried the panel with my heat tool and the 'ghosting' appeared!
I also flicked some drops of water onto the panel and dried it again.  I die cut the Small Gothic Window and layered it over the stamping with foam dots. 
I stamped 3 black bats and white embossed the sentiment on a punched strip of black.  I added orange Tiny Twinkles to the eyes of the owl and pumpkins for a little glitter.

Loll and Bonnie show other ways to do 'ghosting' over on the challenge blog - check it all out here.
I'm also linking to the following challenges:
(I flipped the shape and sentiment to opposite sides) 
Stamps:  Owl Tree Tag - Rubbernecker, Midnight Feast - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white, true black - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Blue Print, True Black - PTI, Versamark
Accessories:  Modern Label Punch - SU, Small Gothic Window Die - Poppy Stamps, foam dots, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Watercolored Terraced Lane

Today I'm joining in the new CAS Watercolor Challenge - I have just started getting into doing various styles of water coloring and want to hone my skills with this monthly challenge!  This month's theme is Autumn.
 I used a beautiful Terraced Lane stamp by Penny Black - stamping it in WV Archival Potting Soil ink over a panel of white card stock.  I used my heat tool to dry the stamping.  Then I brushed water over the image and brushed water colors over the areas - oranges, reds and yellows on the trees, a little green and yellow along the ground cover and some gray along the stone pathway. 
 I cut the image down so there would be white space around it and popped a die cut window frame over the scene with foam dots.  I stamped the Happy Thanksgiving along the bottom and adhered the panel to my white card base.  I love how this came out - it almost looks like a photograph IRL!

Here's the link to this fun new challenge, where you will find all the challenge instructions and samples by Loll and Bonnie - the challenge hosts!  They're also looking for people who would like to be on the design team for this new challenge!
 Also linking my card to:
Just Us Girls - Leaves

Stamps:  Terraced Lane - Penny Black, Peace and Plenty - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Potting Soil, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Small Madison Window Die - Poppy Stamps, foam dots, watercolor paints, brush, water.