Make It Monday #211: Using Gelatos With Stamps

Today I have a card to share for MIM #211:

IMG_4434editedMelissa’s tag is as sweet as can be and I wanted to try this technique.Mimgelatos1

I don’t have Gelatos however, so I improvised and used a green, blue and yellow from my daughters Window Crayons, using the same method that Melissa used to blend them into my water-color paper. I think that they worked pretty well, but now I would like to add Gelatos to my craft supplies. 🙂 All stamps are PTI.

I stamped the “fence” in a coral-ish orange and will play this card over at SSS’s Monday Challenge: Don’t abandon the coral.

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XO
Melissa

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Ooo, Ooo Ombre – Hearts (A Stencil Re-purpose)

Here’s my square, heart-covered card.

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For the above card I re-purposed the stencil that I made for the XOXO heart card to the right.IMG_3770edited

I made the stencil with my PTI Heart Cover Plate die and then sponged the ombre red/pinky coral inks through it. The result was a lovely ombre panel that I used to make this card. I adhered the heart panel to the square card base with some foam tape. Then I added a partial scalloped circle stamped with a PTI sentiment from the Enclosed: Flower stamp set.

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May’s CAS challenge at HLS is Die Cuts/Punches and this week’s cue word at CASology is shape. I think this card is pretty and fun. I’m also going to play it over at SSS’s Monday Challenge: Don’t Abandon the Coral and at Seize the Birthday’s Topping’s Challenge: Use the Negative.

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I also added some PTI Birthday Sentiments and hearts to the inside.

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Melissa

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Flower in the Middle – A Butterfly Dance

Today I have a pretty purple and yellow card to share with you.

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Lots of shapes, some punching, a little die-cutting and only 2 colors went into the making of this CAS butterfly dance. I used a SU flower stamp, flower punch, some PTI stamps and a several ink brands.

IMG_4478editedI started by stamping several flowers in Elegant Eggplant and then added clear embossing powder and heat set them. Then I used an emboss resist technique to sponge on the Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade over the stamped/embossed flowers. Then I punched out a flower and set it aside.

For the card front, I created a circle mask with Scotch Masking Tape, adhered the circle to the front panel and then stamped the butterflies around the circle. I added some detail to the yellow butterflies with a SU marker.

I used a circle die to cut the center out and then punched a flower in the middle of the die cut white circle. I added a thin line of eggplant ink around the edge of the white circle by running the edge on the eggplant ink pad. Next, I popped up the circle and the panel with foam tape and adhered the flower with Tombow Mono adhesive to the card base.

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I stamped the sentiment on a piece of the left over lemonade blended paper and then trimmed it and added the sentiment strip with more foam tape. The butterfly stamp is from PTI/Betsy Veldman’s Make It Market Mini: Clipsters Kit.

I was inspired by LIM’s: Opposite Colors on the Color Wheel, Casology’s Cue Word: Shape and HLS’s CAS Challenge:Die Cuts and Punches.

Thanks for stopping by!
xo
Melissa

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xo
Melissa

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