The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Circles

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Hi! I’m very happy to have you visiting my blog today. I know your time is precious and hope that you enjoy your visit.

I’m not a coffee fan myself, but my husband likes it a lot. So, I have grown to think of coffee with a warm feeling because the smell of it means that he’s probably home. 🙂

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Today I have a 3rd card to share with you that I designed with STAMPlorations products for the Fall CLBH.

img_2302edited    STAMPlorations is one of the FAll CLBH sponsors and Shery has a bunch Coffee & Tea lover themed products in her store.

Here’s a closer look at my card:img_2308edited

 I love this new STAMPlorations set – Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set by Shery.

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 Besides the stamps from Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set,  I also used the ARTplorations stencil Flourishes and STAMPlorations Big Greetings.

How I made this card:img_2304_edited-1

  1. I made the background by sponging on parts of circles through a homemade stencil.
  2. I did some reverse stenciling by inking up the flourishes stencil and stamping onto water color paper.img_2309_edited-1
  3. I then sponged orange ink through the stencil into the negative spaces.
  4. I stamped the travel coffee cup on top off the stenciled watercolor paper. SheryRuss_AnywhereTheresCoffee-preview
  5. I fussy cut the cup.
  6. I added black circles with Sharpie around the colored circles.
  7. I stamped the sentiment.img_2309edited
  8. Attached the cup with foam tape.
  9. Matted the panel.
  10. Attached the panel to the card base.img_2304_edited-1

 I really enjoyed making this card and I hope that you enjoyed seeing it.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your visit.

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. I have a new STAMPlorations Mixed Media (two-sided mini chalkboard) tutorial up for September. 🙂

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You can take a peek over at my post here and/or  head over to the blog to see the entire tutorial.

STAMPlorations/ARTplorations/CUTplorations Products used on the chalkboard card in this post:

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Stencil Sunday – September 25

Hi! I’m here with a quick post for today’s STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday.

I have a bunch of ATCs to share with you today. They are in various stages of completion.

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To make these, I used a variety of ARTplorations stencils and a wide variety of techniques and mediums too. I am an ATC newbie and am just now discovering how fun these can be to make! The ARTplorations stencils, Some Birds, Retro Circles, Happy Flowers and Hearts All Over which I used on these all are beautiful and fun to play with.

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Here’s a look at the reverse side of some of my ATCs.

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You can see some of these ATCs stored in this holder that I made:

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop over and check out my Design Teammates’ super creations!

Grace & Peace,

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Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The linky closes at the end of the month.

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

P.S. If you’d like to know more about how I made the ATC holder itself, please head over here.

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 ARTplorations Products used in this project: Some Birds, Retro Circles Stencil,  Happy Flowers Stencil andHearts All Over

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AAA Cards Game #74 – Masking

I’m happy to be here today for AAA Cards Game #74 – Masking.

A big welcome to our Guest Designer for this game, Rahmat, of cardsandcookingcorner.

Our sponsor for this game is: Stampendous!
Thank you Stampendous.
Here is my card for game #74:
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some liquid masking medium
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and some Kuretake watercolor paints

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to create this masked card.
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I hope that you are inspired to play along. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Link up your CAS card
Mention us in your post
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