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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Poppystamps ~ February

I had the pleasure of meeting in person Nancy Penir at a craft retreat in 2018 at The Whatever Craft House.  That was so fun!
I was beyond thrilled when she asked me to be her guest at Poppystamps celebrating February 
You can see all the wonderful inspiration from the Poppystamps design team HERE

Dies are all Poppystamps dies
The bling is various other companies, some I have had so long they are not labeled.
 Poppy Stamps:  Curvy Heart Side Strip and Stencil
I did not use the stencil on this card.  
I had some baby wipe background papers in my stash and I loved the colors, so I cut out the die in white and layered the baby wipe paper behind it, I had enough to die cut the word also.

This card I did use the stencil!
I backed it with some silver glitter paper I had in my stash.
I layered the die word 4 times with the top one being the same glitter paper and then added some silver bling from Pinkfresh.

I found another background paper in my file of technique papers and thought this would make a good one with this die and it happened to be the full A2 size I needed.   The background was made with a stencil and blending brushes, then I used the curvy heart die to cut it out and put it on a white card base, and added some PTI heart blings.

This last card was actually the first card I made.
I used Poppy stamps glitter paper in an aqua color for the background, thereby cutting out the curvy heart strip with white cardstock.
The sentiment I cut out in a pink cardstock.
Well, that is it for me friends. 
Please do check out the Poppystamp blog, you are sure to be wowed!
And thank you so very much Nancy for asking me to be your guest!


Heart Hugs, friends!


Loll said...

Four beautiful Valentine's cards Col! Always great to use some of those background papers we've made with techniques. Lovely cards, my friend! xx

Lisa Elton said...

Each and every card is as lovely as the next! Congrats on guesting, Colleen!

Darnell said...

Congratulations on being Guest Designer at Poppystamps, Col! Your photo is so pretty! Thank you for going over and above with all your fabulous inspiration designs for us! Each one is beautiful and well done using schtuff from your stash, too!! Miss you! Hugs, Darnell

Marcia Hill said...

I love them ALL Colleen, but I think the first one is my favorite...I just love that baby wipe background you created! Congrats on your guest designer spot and I'm sure Poppystamps was thrilled with how you made their products SHINE!! Beautiful, beautiful cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Greta said...

Hurrah for being the GD! You really went to town making so many great cards, Colleen! I love seeing what different looks you can get with a product depending on the inks & papers you use!