Popcorn

Hi! I’m popping in with a quick card for CASology’s Challenge #153: Pop!
IMG_7186editedI used a digital image and fussy cut it out.Popcorn Clip Art

IMG_7188editedI added some white embossing powder to the popcorn and some clear to the top of the bag. I also added some SU! Daffodil Delight ink as “butter.”

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I used the above image as a guide for my coloring and then added some stamps from PTI’s Southwestern Style stamp set.

IMG_7190editedJust I was about to post this my youngest daughter said that I should color the triangles in red. So I did.

Here’s the result:

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Which way do you like it better? Without the red?

IMG_7191editedOr with the red? I’m not really sure, myself. I’m also going to play this at WAW’s Challenge #190 and SSS Monday Challenge: Summer because we tend to go to the movies more during the summer. IMG_7293edited

 Also, popcorn can be an easy summer meal, along with some fruit and cheese. That’s about all I’m up to with the temps we’re having here! Besides, I can probably pop it outside! Notice the “Feels Like 118 °F?”
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 Tomorrow is forecast to be Cooler than today though…..by 3 degrees. I’m praying for cooler temperatures than that though.
 

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XO

Melissa

Edited Tue July 7: This card was selected, by Jen, as an HM at CASology’s: Pop challenge! Thanks so much Jen! I love playing at CASolgy. You ladies rock CAS!

P.S. Besides this fun news of receiving the HM at CASology for this card, I also have some other exciting news this week. I’m Guest Designing for 2 challenges over at Stamplorations. Check out my cards here and here. Go on over to the Stamplorations blog to play along at the Sketch and/or the Monthly Challenge. 🙂

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Make It Monday #216: Adding Color to Cover Plates

In this week’s MIM #216 Laura showed her tips for adding color to Cover Plate die cuts.  I really do love this technique.  I could barely wait to make a card for this challenge.

Here’s my card:

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Here’s one of Laura’s beauties:

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Since I don’t have any Copic Markers OR Ziggy-Ziggy-Ziggies, I opted for my Gelatos. here’s a slide show of the process which I used to make my card:

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I’m going to play this over at Little Tangles Challenge #58 Die-cutting and  SSS Monday’s: Summer. IMG_7203editedI added some Glossy Accents “dew” and a sentiment from PTI’s Southwestern Style stamp set to my card.

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Melissa

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Big Butterflies – Stamping

Hi! I’m stopping in with a quick post on this hot hot hot 4th of July day in Germany!

I have 2 card to share with you in the post.

IMG_7192editedI used my new giant Swallowtail butterfly stamp from SU!! I have been wanting this stamp since I first saw it. I like it just as much as I thought I would. I wanted to try a CAS layout for Leigh’s sketch at this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch #130 and for HLS’s July CAS Challenge: Stamping.

IMG_7193editedI stamped with VersaMark onto SU vellum and then heat embossed in black. Then I colored in the butterfly with my SU markers, Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Tempting Turquoise. I let it dry, then I fussy cut it out.

This next one is pretty similar, but this time I I left off a sentiment and added the large die cut from PTI’s Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild Kit. I’m going to play this second card over at Same but Different’s Challenge #10 and Virginia’s View Challenge #16: Stamping.IMG_7218editedI’m going to have a lot of fun with Garden Gild.

IMG_7217editedI’ve got another post with more of the beauties, you can check it out here.

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Melissa

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Big Butterflies – Stamping & Smooshing (no butterflies were harmed in the making)

Hi! I’m stopping in with a quick post on this hot hot hot 4th of July day in Germany!

I have 4 cards to share with you in the post. I used my new giant Swallowtail butterfly stamp from SU!! I have been wanting this stamp since I first saw it. I like it just as much as I thought I would.

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I made a smooshed water-color bg paper first. Then for each of these cards I stamped with VersaMark onto the purple bg and then heat embossed in black,

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silver

IMG_7256editedand turquoise, respectively.

IMG_7283edited I’m going to play the white version card over at HLS’s July CAS: Stamping, Same but Different’s Challenge #10 and Virginia’s View Challenge #16: Stamping. I’m going to play the turquoise version at WAW’s #190.

I’ve got another post with more of the beauties, you can check it out here. IMG_7289editedThanks for stopping by!
xo
Melissa

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