Hi from one of my favorite places to be — the forest. Can you smell the sweet fragrance of pine? I can, even as I write this! The Poppystamps “‘Iced Pine Trees” craft dies are beautiful. Let’s make a card with a grove of snow-covered trees.
Following are the steps to create this card. 1. Using the Poppystamps “Leaf and Tendril” foil plate, hot foil the backfround on white cardstock with silver foil. 2. Blend red distress ink over the entire background 3. Cut out an oval from heavy vellum.
4. Using white cardstock, blend two green distress inks unevenly over an area large enough to die cut three sets of the “Iced Pine Trees” craft die. 5. Next die cut the “Iced Pine Trees” three times from this paper. 6. Repeat die cutting the “Iced Pine Trees” three times on white cardstock for the layered snow pieces.
7. Adhere the snow to the trees. Some of the layers can be left without the snow. This gives the trees some variation.
8. On black card stock, stamp the sentiment from the Poppystamps “Christmas Sparkle” clear stamp set with embossing ink. 9. Heat emboss with white powder.
10. Trim the background to fit an A2 card leaving room for a thin border around the card base. 11. Arrange the card–lay the bellum down, but do not glue yet. Group the trees in a desired arrangement. (tape on the back of the trees help) 12. Take a photo of the display to refer back to. Glue trees and sentiment on the vellum. 13. Turn the vellulm over and add glue only on the areas covered by the trees and sentiment. The glue will not be visible 14. Adhere card front on the card base.
The silver foil is gorgeous. One more step might be to add glitter to the snow pieces.
How about white and silver acrylic paint splatters?!
I hope you enjoyed the adventure in the forest! Thanks for joining me and please take a look at the “Iced Pine Trees” craft die, the “Leaf and Tendril” foil plate, and the “Christmas Sparkle” stamp set at http://www.Poppystamps.com. Creating holiday/winter scenes with these Poppystamps are so much fun, have a wonderful day!
Hi there! I am sharing a few cards using the “Whittle Fish Trio” craft die. These are a splash to create!
I die cut the fish on heavy watercolor paper. Next I choose three colors and just splotch on paint! On a white card base, I stamped the greeting in the center. With an embossing dauber, I ran it across the middle of the card similar to brush strokes. I sprinkled distress embossing glaze over the sentiment and brush strokes. I heated the powder with the heat gun! I glued the fish on surrounding the sentiment. Finally I splattered specks of the mossy green color for an extra touch.
The glossy shine from the embossing glaze mimics water and maybe gives the card a “wow” factor!
The fish can be arranged in so many ways. Adhering some at an angle, creates motion and interest. Have fun deciding how you want the fish to swim!
On this card, I used a few different colors of embossing glaze. On the fish I added beautiful gold embossed powder to give the fish a little richness! I loved how they turned out.
For this card, I painted the fish in a different, brighter color palette. Oranges, yellow greens and rust.
This card has a fun, grungy feel. More intense color to pack a punch with splatters of gold embossed patches. The fish are painted in bright orange, red and moss. A fine red sentiment in red finishes the card.
On all the cards, I doubled and tripled the thickness of the fish by gluing layers together.
It is so much fun to use one die and create completely different moods by choice of color intensity.
A small sampling of cards I made with the Poppystamps “Whittle Fish Trio” craft die! Poppystamps.com ~ click to see the many “Whittle ” dies available! I just love them all! Have a great day…Fish on!
Joy in the morning is a hot cup of coffee! Add a little bit of “Whittle Cocoa with Whip” Poppystamps dies and the day is off to a great start. I am an avid coffee drinker who cannot go a day without a few cups. I am super excited to share this fun, dimensional card created with real coffee!
Step by step instructions. 1. Begin with a watercolor card front measuring approximately 4×5.25. 2. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and spill a small bit on your crafting space. No cream or sugar, thanks! 3. Set your mug on the coffee spill and then place it on your card front. Repeat as many times as you like. 4. Using a paintbrush, splatter coffee on the card front.
5. Die cut the Poppystamps “Whittle Cocoa with Whip” mug using a sheet from the Memory Box “Jolly Christmas” plaid paper stack. 6. Die cut two whip cream pieces with creamy white colored paper. 7. Die cut the Poppystamps “Flowing Curves” using a light gray 8. Die cut the “Joy Freestyle Script” using the darkest shade from the “Berry Red Collection” paper stack. 9. Die cut the outline with the same watercolor paper to be used for the background.
10. Cut the swirls to fit the look you desire. Adhere the pieces to the card front. 11. Paint the whip with coffee. 12. Glue the card front to a light gray card base. 13. Adhere an Open Studio “Autumn Fairy Crystal” in red to the card front for an extra touch. Finished? Not necessarily, scroll down for a fun addition to the card!
How about giving the whip some texture?! 1. Apply Texture Paste on the die cut with a toothpick. 2. Paint coffee on the lower portions of the swirls for depth. 3. Allow to dry and adhere to the card.
A close-up view of the finished cup of coziness!
Options for this card might be to ink blend around the edges to give it a distressed look. A sentiment strip could fill in the empty space below the “joy” script. Perhaps more splatters too. This time I chose to keep it just like it is, I love it!
These Poppystamps dies are incredible and will be used all year round at my home. I hope you enjoyed this card. May the joy of the season surround you ~ see you again very soon! Check out these products at http://www.poppystamps.com
I am excited to link up to the 2022 Fall/Winter /Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Here is the link: Link to CLC Hop #fallwinter2022clh I am on Instagram and TikTok @cardartbyrachel. I post short videos of how I make my cards.
Hello Friends! It’s November and this month is all about watercolor! I have to say when I think of watercoloring my first palette of colors that come to mind are dreamy, flowing, soft images…. so I created a few until I came to realize it’s Fall and the holidays are upon us! I changed up my hues and I am sharing holiday cards too. Sometimes creating just takes me away to another place. Does it do that for you too?
When I discovered the theme for this month, I immediately thought of watercoloring this image. Tucked away were Staedtler watercolor crayons, never to be thought of until something jogged my memory. How perfect to use them now for the hop! These crayons took me back in time to memories of coloring for hours as a child.
Steps to create this card 1. I began with heat embossing the image with winter white embossing powder on a white card base. 2. Next I scribbled color along the edges of the blossom. I dipped a brush in water and blended the color around. 3. I hot foiled the negative piece of a Poppystamps sentiment using a Pinkfresh solid hot foil plate. The worn look gave it a distressed feel. 4. I stamped the “be” and “extraordinary” sentiments separately by inking directly on the stamp one word at a time. I did this to avoid stamping over the stem. 5. Then I coiled up fishing line and taped it under the area where the sentiment would go. 6. I popped up the “Happy Birthday” sentiment and adhered it to the card front. 7. After that I placed Nuvo glue dots on the card to frame the blossom. 8. Finally I adhered the card front to a light gray card base.
There is something so sweet about these characters. I love the even, thin lines and the tiny close-set eyes. Adorable!
Steps to create this card 1. First I stamped the images in Versafine black ink somewhat evenly spaced and running off the page. I also wanted the reindeer near the center to be a focal point. 2. I chose a holiday color palette and mixtures of these colors to create variations for the clothing, accessories, etc. I painted the images loosely with layers of color, leaving bits of white patches for character. I had fun creating printed dress for Mrs. Kringle! 3. Next I die cut the card front using a Gina Marie die and glued it to a white card base. 4. Then I covered a strip of card stock with washi tape and cut the end at an angle. 5. I stamped the sentiment in Versafine ink and fussy-cut it out along the border. 6. After that I glued the sentiment on the Washi strip and adhered to card front. 7. Finally, I added Stickles on Santa’s hat, the little girl’s barrette, and the nose for “Rudolph”. I also used a gold pen on Santa’s buckle.
These butterflies are beautiful and carry a multitude of emotions. To capture the sparkle of the embossing glitter, I snapped this photo at an angle. This image takes me away to another place…
Steps to create this card 1. I stamped this image with black Versafine ink and heat embossed it with Tim Holtz’s Ranger black embossing glitter. Tip: Do not overheat as the glitter may lose its sparkle. 2. Next I chose a color palette of distress inks and began painting the butterflies. A spot of every color on each image emphasizing lights and darks for contrast. 3. I loosely washed color randomly over the background. I tried to keep it looking natural. A lot of water helps to achieve this. Tip: Dark and light areas add depth. 4. Then I adhered the card front to a light blue card base. 5. I stamped the “Miss You” sentiment on a scrap from the watercolor background. I used two inks in brown and orange to give it a two-tone look. I adhered it to the card. 6. I die cut a Gina Marie scalloped border and glued it onto the card front. 7. Finally I adhered iridescent sequins to finish the card.
Fruit, pinecones and berries are such a welcoming, timeless holiday sight! I can picture this as a centerpiece on a dining room table. Fresh, hot apple cider is brewing in the kitchen….
Following are the steps to create this card 1. First I stamped this image with Versafine ink on watercolor paper. 2. Next I painted the apples using red and green Tim Holtz distress inks. I continued on with the pinecones, leaves and berries. The blossoms, I added a little bit of color for the shadow to enhance the overall white color. 3. I die cut the image with a fancy stitched square die. I love a square card! 4. Then I stamped the sentiment slightly off center. I used “happy holidays” because I thought it encompassed so many holidays during the fall/winter months. 5. I glued the card front on a light gray card base. 6. Finally I double wrapped red string along the fold to finish the card.
Here are the friends in the hop. I can’t wait for you to see their amazing watercolor cards. Please don’t forget to comment for a chance to win a “thank you” gift. I will announce the winner in the next month’s hop. And now for the winner of October……Glennis F.! Congratulations! Please message me your address and I will get the prize in the mail, thank you so much for your comment. We appreciate you!
Watercoloring offers so many ways to color an image. Light and fluid, dark and intense, even a mix of both. It is forgiving and not exact. I find watercoloring makes setting a mood so much easier than other mediums! Hope you enjoyed the hop.
Until December, have a wonderful month of crafting and cozy days.
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Hi! I am here to bring you sparkle and glitter for the upcoming Holiday season! I used lots and lots of Poppystamps goodness to create layers of rich, warm Autumn decadence.
Capturing the beauty of this card, I angled it toward the natural light.
Here are the steps to create this card. 1. Die cut the Poppystamps “Evangeline Pinpoint Frame” from the Memory Box “Earth Neutral Collection”. 2. Die cut the ” Fanciful Fall Leaves ” from the shimmering cardstock by Memory Box “Festive Glitter Pad” and the acorns with kraft cardstock.
3. Color the top half of the acorns with the Distress embossing pen and heat emboss with Vintage Photo glaze. 4. Color the lower portion of the acorn with the pen to give it a wet look.
5. Hot foil and die cut the “Hello” sentiment with the Poppystamps “Birthday Wishes Poe Script” set in Spellbinders Glimmer Rose Gold Foil. Use cardstock from the Memory Box “Lush Green Collection”. 6. Hof foil and die cut the “You are the Best” sentiment with the “Modest Greetings 2” set in gold foil. Use a medium to heavy weight cardstock in white.
These are the dies and now it’s almost time to start gluing the pieces together!
7. Cut a strip of kraft cardstock large enough to leave a fine border of kraft at the top and orange glitter at the bottom. Glue together as pictured. 8. Cut a strip of gold glitter cardstock and cut it at an angle on the left side for interest. Glue “Hello” on the gold strip. 9. Cut a 4.25 x 5.5 panel in green. Glue the panel on a kraft card base. 10. Arrange the pieces as you like. A few things before gluing together–The orange oak leaf on the gold strip has an extra piece where it is on the grey background to keep it level. The adjacent acorns are three layers thick for dimension. 11. Affix an orange jewel from the Open Studio “Autumn Fairy Jewels” on the sentiment to finish the card!
Make sure to wear sunglasses when viewing this card, it is a brilliant display of sparkle and glitter outside!
When I look at this card, I feel tons of energy and excitement anticipating the approaching festivities! I can’t wait to create more projects with these amazing Poppystamps dies and glitter paper. I hope you get chance to check out the website – http://www.poppystamps.com They are so awesome! Until next time, hop you have a day that sparkles and shines!
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Thinking ahead about the long winter months, I couldn’t wait to take out my Poppystamps “Melted Snowman” die. I envision this as a “thank you” for presents received over the Holidays and also an “I can’t wait for Spring” card as well! A clean and simple style that can be made in multiples and very little coloring is involved.
This is the “Melting Snowman” Poppystamps die. It has few pieces and oh, so adorable! Below are the steps to create this fun card. 1. Die cut the snowman three times in medium weight white cardstock.
2. Using watercolor paints, lightly paint random areas of pale blue on the snowman for shadow 3. Paint the arms brown, the scarf reds/oranges and the nose orange. Let dry. 4. Die cut the “thank you” sentiment from the Poppystamps “Thank You Stitched Tag”. Cut two sentiments depending on how high you would like it to lay on the card. 5. Adhere the pieces to a kraft cardbase. One layer for the body directly on the cardbase. Two layers for the head, the arms, and the scarf. Three layers for the nose. This keeps the nose at the highest point and gives it dimension.
6. Glue two layers of the sentiment to the cardbase above the melting snowman. 7. Embellish the sentiment with embossing glitter or Stickles, etc. to finish the card!
Create an all-white card and no coloring for another option. A sentiment in a colored ink would look wonderful too!
Have a cozy day and see you very soon! Check out the Poppystamps.com site for these products and so many more! Thanks for stopping by before Frosty goes…thumpity thump thump…over the hills of snow!
Rachel I am on Instagram and TikTok @cardartbyrachel for more inspiration and short, fun videos!
Hi there! I am here to share a quick and easy Holiday gift tag I made. It’s not too early to start getting ready for the festivities! And this tag is simple, but has two parts to make it especially fun. And who doesn’t love plaid?! I do!
These are the Poppystamps dies I used.
I also cut plaid options from the Memory Box “Jolly Christmas” paper pad
Steps to create this tag. 1. Die cut the Poppystamps “Thank You Stitched Tag” three times, once in plaid and twice in kraft. 2. Die cut the “Whittle Gnome” in white, red, and peach. 3. Die cut the “joy Freestyle Script” in black.
4. Glue pieces together. The nose has three layers. The plaid tag has the 2nd kraft tag glued to the back. The hat has two layers. 5. Trim the ends of the joy sentiment. 6. Glue clear sparkles on the end of the hat. Mine are not visible, but they look great!
Thanks so much for stopping by! The products I used are on the http://www.poppystamps.com site. There are so many amazing Poppystamps papercraft dies to choose from, have fun shopping!
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Hello, let’s welcome Fall, the season of crisp air, leaves turning color and days getting shorter with an “Old World”card! What is “Old World”?! It’s a style that is worn, slightly tattered, yet familiar and nostalgic. Finishings are distressed and faded. I love this look! To create this card I am using the Poppystamps “Pondering Layered Deer” and the “Leafy Branch Oval”. The dies are from the Fall and Christmas 2022 releases. I hope you like it!
Here are the steps to create this card. 1. Die cut the Poppystamps “Pondering Layered Deer” out of kraft cardstock. Die cut the scarf in burgundy. 2. Lightly blend brown ink on the deer to create shadow and interest. 3. Adhere the pieces together.
4. Using a fine tipped black marker, dot in the eye. 5. Using a snow marker, add highlights and spots on the deer. It does not need to be exact or realistic.
6. Die cut the Poppystamps “Leafy Branch Oval” in brown and yellow. Use small scraps for green, lime, yellow, orange and burgundy. They will be used for the leaves. 7. Take the yellow die cut and trim off the branches of the oval frame. Distress the frame unevenly with brown ink. 8. Take the brown die cut and paint it in a wash of darker brown. 9. Trim green, lime, yellow, orange and burgundy leaves off the die cuts. Glue leaves onto the brown branches of the die cut.
10. Using a neutral cardfront, blend brown and green distress oxide inks mimicking an oval shape. Spritz water on each color and dry between applications for this effect. 11. Glue the finished “Leafy Branch Oval”on the card front. 12. Blend distress oxides and inks around the corners and edges. Trim down the cardfront to slightly smaller than an A2 size. 13. Glue the deer on the cardfront. Add a few leaves for embellishments and balance in the lower right corner. 14. Tie 1 mm burlap twine on the fold to complete the card.
I hope my card finds you well. I love the heartwarming charm of this adorable deer. It has a timeless feel and I can see this deer in the forest, munching on leaves. Both dies are great for so many occasions and events throughout the year. Have a wonderful day! Rachel I am on Instagram and TikTok @cardartbyrachel
Happy October 1st! Are you ready for Fall and all that nature has to offer this month?! As the leaves turn their brilliant colors, the days get shorter and the air is crisp. I welcome the idea of more time for papercrafting. “Anything But a Card” is October’s theme. I love this, it reminds me how far and wide these Unity stamps can go in the world of crafting. The projects I am sharing are quick, easy and fun to make, I hope you like them!
Blender brush holder
2.Memory Dex file
4. Travertine Drink Coaster
That’s it for this time, I am excited to see your projects. Thank you for visiting and please continue on the hop with my friends listed below. Don’t forget to comment on each blog for a chance to win a “thank you” prize. One commenter will be randomly selected to win.
Greetings! It’s not an ordinary-kind-of-day card, it’s Frankenstein and Corpse bride celebrating their wedding anniversary. This is a mix of many fabulous Poppystamps dies, paper and embellishments.
Please keep reading for directions on how I made this card…if you dare!
1. Die cut the “Whittle Witch” and the “Whittle Creatures” die sets onto watercolor paper or heavy cardstock. Additionally you can die cut an extra forehead for Frankenstein if you want it to stick out!
2. Die cut Frankenstein’s clothes and hair with black, shiny metallic paper from the “Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad”. Then die cut the Corpse Bride’s dress and shoes with glitter paper from the “Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad”. 3. Color the faces and foreheads of both figures and don’t forget the legs and bangs of the bride. I used markers but watercolor would work just as well. 4. Cut sections from a pale blue organza ribbon for the Corpse Bride’s dress and veil. Witchy tip: cut the dress’ ribbon a little longer to leave room for glue. 5. Cut two shades of pale blue embroidery thread for the Corpse Bride’s hair.
6. Hot foil and die cut the “Best Wishes” sentiment from “Modest Greetings 1” in gold and frame it with a slightly larger piece of cardstock. 7. Die cut the smaller piece of the two “Layer Cake Drip Icing” die set with glitter paper and the spiderweb from “Halloween Assemblage” in cardstock. 8. Cut a rectangle piece of gray cardstock from the Earth Neutral Collection slightly smaller than an A2 card and adhere to a white base. 9. Glue the figures and the coordinating pieces down. 10. Place a “Fairy Jewel” on the sentiment piece to finish the card.
This card was enchanting to craft. It will be perfect for the couple who welcomes a Halloween or Fall themed wedding. I love that it is clean and simple, yet silly and fun. Thank you for visiting and now I am off to another festivity!
Check out Poppystamps.com for all the supplies I used. I am also on Instagramand TikTok @cardartbyrachel with short videos of how I made this card and many others.