Little Luxe Love with Poppystamps

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I’m over on the Poppystamps blog today with a little salute to summer! You can see my card over at the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/

While you’re there, check out our June challenge, Rainbow Wishes!  Leave a little love too!

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Night Faeries with Poppystamps

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Today I am over on the Poppystamps blog with this colorful card I created using the Magnificent Mini Faeries! You can take a closer look over at the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/

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Poppystamps June Challenge: Rainbow Wishes

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Welcome to the Poppystamps June Challenge, Rainbow Wishes! June is all about beautiful rainbow color, and you are going to see some amazing ideas from our design team over at the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/

What’s a better time for good wishes than on your birthday?! I created a bright and colorful birthday card using a few of my new favorite inks, Distress Oxide Inks. I just picked up this set while traveling recently, and this is the first chance I’ve had to give them a go. Take a look!

Have you seen this new trend, and have you tried Distress Oxide Inks yet? Distress Oxide Inks blend color, layers, and water to create beautiful unique patterns and add a fun new dimension to your cardmaking. There are so many ways to use them, you’ll be amazed. I started with a simple technique and achieved great results.

I started by stamping the ink pad directly onto a flat craft mat a few times, then giving it a little spritz of water. Then I smooshed a small square of watercolor paper right into the inky puddle, added a few drops of water to my paper and dried it with a heat gun. From there, you can add as many layers of ink and water as you like. I only used one color on each square, and made one square for each set of balloons I would cut.

The ink dries in these colorful, swirly patterns, thanks to the swirling and moving water droplets. They work perfectly for blending into a rainbow too, creating bright, pure color without muddling. Once my squares were dry, I cut out the Pinpoint Balloons and the Happy Birthday Bold.

Trying to figure out how to arrange the balloons was the hardest part! Omar Kitty came up to give me a hand!

Eventually I decided on a single row of different sized balloons, creating a rainbow. I’ll be using the rest of balloons in another project!

Now it’s your turn! We’d love to see your Rainbow Wishes! Create a Rainbow Wishes themed card using at least one Poppystamps stamp or die and link it up over at the Poppystamps blog for your chance to win an amazing prize!

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Morning Has Broken

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Today I am over on the Poppystamps blog with this card created by dies from our brand new May release! You can find more great inspiration and ideas, leave a comment for a chance to win, and enter our May challenge, Flower Power, all on the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/

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Magical Faerie at Poppystamps

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Today I’m over on the Poppystamps blog with this glittery magical faerie! We’d love it if you popped on over to take a look right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/

While you’re there, check out our brand new May challenge, Flower Power! There’s so much going on this month, you won’t want to miss a thing!

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Poppystamps Sneak Peek

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Today I am over on the Poppystamps blog with a spring cutie! You can take a look over at the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2017/04/spring-cleaning-by-michele-k-henderson.html

While you’re there, check out this month’s challenge, Gift It! We’d love to see what you create!

 

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Poppystamps Spring Celebration

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Today I’m over on the Poppystamps blog with this spring celebration card! What are we celebrating? Head on over to the Poppystamps blog right here, join the celebration, and leave a little love: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2017/04/spring-celebration-by-michele-k-henderson.html

While you’re there, check out our newest challenge, Gift It! You can get all the details by clicking on the Poppystamps Challenge badge on the right, over at the Poppystamps blog!

Thanks so much for joining us today!