Poppystamps Valentine Blog Blitz: Love You Always

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Afternoon, friends!  Poppystamps' Valentine Blog Blitz, to show off all the fabulous, new products from the January 2017 Release, began yesterday morning on the Poppystamps blog.  I hope you've already stopped by to check it out!  I've got a "love"ly, little number, boasting not one, but five, new craft dies, along with one stamp set, up on the Poppystamps blog this afternoon.  Enjoy!
I started this card by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper in shades of blue and green and speckling it with those same watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  I then die-cut various layers of that watercolored piece with the Stitched Cloudline craft die to create the sky background.  Its bottom edge was then decked out with a strip of Always Artichoke cardstock, die-cut with our new, Freida Curve craft die.  The heart was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a watercolor paper die-cut, which had been watercolored and splattered using the same technique as the background; given a little shine with Clear Wink of Stella; and tucked in behind the Freida Curve branches with foam tape.  The Young Fox Pair were die-cut from Cajun Craze cardstock, ink distressed, and tucked into the scene with foam tape.
The Swaying Birch was die-cut from Crumb Cake cardstock.  I used a little, Titanium White acrylic paint to give its edges texture, before tucking it in behind the far left edge of the heart and overhanging the top edge of the scene.  The "love you always" sentiment, from Grateful Heart, was white-embossed on a hand-cut, Basic Black, cardstock pennant and adhered, with foam tape, flush against the right edge of the design.
The entire prepped piece was then framed with both white cardstock and black-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  Before popping it off the surface of the white, cardstock, card face with foam tape, I wrapped the top of it with a length of Baker's Twine, tied, in a bow, near its left edge, to complete the look.
Be sure to stop by the Poppystamps blog every day, TWICE a day, through Monday, October 23, 2017, to see what my talented teammies have cooked up, using all the new goodies, just for your viewing pleasure.  AND don't forget to leave lots of love as you visit; because a new, January Release product is being randomly given away on EACH AND EVERY Poppystamps' blog post.  You have until Wednesday, January 25, 2017, to do so.  Winners will be announced, on the Poppystamps blog, the following Saturday, January 28, 2017.  I've got the darling, Young Fox Pair craft die, that you see in action above, to giveaway today.
I'll be back with more from this release next week.  Until then, I've got plenty more inspiration coming your way.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Grateful Heart (Poppystamps) Paper: white (Recollections); Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, & Basic Black (SU!); watercolor (Master's Touch) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); watermark (VersaMark) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); Clear Wink of Stella (Zig); white embossing powder (Zing!); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); Big Shot (Sizzix); Grateful Heart, Freida Curve, Swaying Birch, Stitched Cloudline, & Young Fox Pair craft dies (Poppystamps)


Lisa Elton said...

Saw this on the Poppystamps blog Jinny, incredible!!!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh what a gorgeous design... I would never have thought to put that heart right there in the background behind the sweet foxes. Beautiful card!

Tracy said...

LOVE the foxes. They are quite popular right now. Lots of fun die cuts on your card and your backgrounds never fail to be inventive and look amazing. Hugs!
P.S. Sorry been MIA for a while. Fighting ickies that don't want to go away.

Miriam Prantner said...

What cute little foxes and I love that splattered background!