ARTplorations Stencil Hop – December 14, 2016

Hi! I’m excited to be here with you for the 1rst day of the ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop.

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Here’s my card:

img_4555_edited-1     img_4637_edited-1I used this photo as inspiration.

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Photo Credit

img_4637_edited-1I used the ARTplorations Stencils Perched Bird,img_4635_edited-1 Bubble Dance,

img_4561_edited-1and Dots All Over. (Do the dots look like falling snow?)

Here’s a quick slideshow of part of the process I used to make this card:

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I also designed my own sentiment and printed it onto vellum.

You are welcome to print some of these for your own use. 🙂slide1

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Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

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P.S. I also have another post that went live today with a card using another ARTplorations stencil. Check it out here:

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ARTplorations Stencils:

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Winter 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Sketched Poinsettia Cup with Cookies

Hi! I’m here with a second card today for the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! 🙂

Here it is!

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slide002Here’s a short slideshow of the process I used:

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I matted the panel in red, added some die cut snowflakes, and mounted it to a watercolor panel.
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Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

Melissa

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CASEing Kim for Time Out

Hi! I’m here with a  post of a card that I made by CASEing this terrific one by Kim.

Here’s Kim’s beautifully designed CAS card:

Here’s my definitely not CAS CASE of Kim’s card!slide001 slide002    I used the ARTplorations Stencil Big Bloom Factory on this card.

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First, I reverse stenciled by inking up the stencil with a black ink pad. slide001Then I printed with the inked-up stencil. Then, I sponged on the red, blue, yellow and green inks. slide003Next, I traced over the printed outlines with a black alcohol marker to darken the printed image. slide003I added white highlights by doing some more tracing and drawing with a gel pen.

The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Big Greetings set.

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Grace & Peace,

Melissa

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P.S. I’d like to remind you that the ARTplorations Stencil Hop starts today!

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The hop starts and my post will go live at 7 a.m. Pacific (GMT-8) on 14 December, 2016.

Please click on the photo below to go to my Day 1 post for the hop.

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Winter 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Stacked Cups 4

Hi! I’m here with another card for the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

To start this card, I printed this free stacked cups image from here at Beyond the Fringes Crafts. 🙂

Thanks for the free digi, Carmen!

Here’s my card. slide01I fussy cut the image and then masked off every other cup and stenciled a chevron pattern on some and dots on others. I used a couple of ARTplorations stencils, Chevron Crazy and Dots All Over.

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slide01I decided to cut the cups apart and stack them individually with foam tape. slide03slide02 I created the background by sponging red ink through a paper doily onto white cardstock. img_4937edited_edited-1

I die cut the sentiment using CUTplorations word die “hugs”. 

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slide01Thanks for stopping by!

Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

Melissa

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