Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge – February 2017 – Dies

Hello! I’m very excited to be here with you for our second HLS Watercolor Challenge.

As always at Happy Little Stampers’ challenges……..we have a prize for you!

We would like to extend a huge welcome to our Guest Designer, Ingrid!

Here’s my card:

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I used the emboss-resist technique to create a panel with heart stamps, clear embossing powder and….

Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 24-Color Painting Set

Then, I did some die-cutting with a heart die and then inlaid some CUTplorations ‘hugs’ word dies. I matted the hearty, huggy heart by attaching it with foam tape to a white square of cardstock. The white embossed hearts make me think of the “Os” in “XOXO”. So this is a “hugs & kisses” hearty card. Don’t you think?

img_4015_edited-1Next, I made another rainbow panel to frame the white panel and attached the entire thing to a white square card base.

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the finished card with it!

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What do you think? Is this a Cleaned and Layered card? I’d like to play along at The Card Concept #66: Love & Romance.

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Lots of white…… hugs, hearts, the card and a rainbow heart and panel peeking out?! Oooo. I like it!

img_4013_edited-1My teammates and I are excited to begin this new year with a fun new monthly challenge and by the number of you who played along last month, we think that you will enjoy it too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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I am inspired by the hearts and all of the white at TCC 66:

My card is Layered, Clean, Mixed Media?

Simon Says: The Color Of Love

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Stencil Sunday – January 29 – Memory Verse Cards

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

img_4145_edited-1To make these memory verse cards, I used the ARTplorations stencil Retro Circles and CUTplorations Nesting Luggage Tag Dies and a wide variety of techniques and mediums too.img_4126_edited-1

I have a fun discount code for you! Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

Use COUPON code STAMPGIRLMELISSA and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

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To make these cards, first I sponged a rainbow of colors onto a full page of white cardstock. img_4117_edited-1

I printed my verses onto the inked-up page. I cut the page so that it would fit through my Big Shot and then die cut the tags/cards.

img_4120_edited-1I added some Glossy Accents, gold glass pen, and sequins to the front card and yellow cardstock to the back.

img_4122_edited-1Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop over and check out my Design Teammates’ super creations!img_4136_edited-1

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.

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P.S. Here’s the coupon code again. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.

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ARTplorations/CUTplorations products used in this project:

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For with God……

Hi! I’m happy that you have stopped by! Today I have a CAS shimmery flower card to share with you.slide01  slide01 I used my NBUS STAMPlorations Faith Expressions stamp set.

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I stamped the flower in embossing ink and then heat embossed with Hero Arts (my new favorite) gold embossing powder.slide02

I painted the flower with my pink and orange Zigs.

I added Glossy Accents to the flower centers.slide04

I added the sentiment, inking up the stamp with pink and orange inks.

slide05I have a discount code to share with you! Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share.

Use COUPON code

STAMPGIRLMELISSA

and receive 20% OFF  all regular and sale priced stamps, dies and stencils in the STAMPlorations store. slide02I added some pink and gold vellum to the white card base and attached the little flower panel with some foam tape.slide06Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. Here’s the coupon code again.

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Think Happy Thoughts – Glistening Sunflower in February

Hi! I’m very glad you stopped by. Today I have a Sunflower card to share with you.slide01slide02

slide03I used my NBUS STAMPlorations Happy Sunflower stamp.

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I stamped the sunflower in embossing ink and then heat embossed with Hero Arts (my new favorite) gold embossing powder.

I have a fun discount code for you! Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

Use COUPON code

STAMPGIRLMELISSA

and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

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I painted the flower with my pink and orange Zigs.

    slide02I fussy cut the sunflower. The large bloom, set in the upper left corner of this card, was is inspired by Yulianna’s submission for “Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin”.slide05 I stamped the “stem” with the sentiment and heat embossed in gold.slide06I added a shimmery-pink gel pen line along the edge of two sides.

slide04I narrowly matted the white panel with another panel of orange cardstock.

slide03Finally, I added a white card base. slide07Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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slide1_edited-1This card was chosen by Deidre for an HM at CASology!

Deidre said, “Melissa’s sunflower glistens in gold and the sentiment stem is genius! Great card.”

Thanks, Deidre!

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers: January Guest Designer – January 27, 2017

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Hi! I’m very happy to be with you today with a 4th, and final, post as the January Guest Designer for Coffee Loving Cardmakers! I have two paper-pieced die cut cards to share with you today.

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I used the CUTplorations Anywhere There’s Coffee Die.

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I also used the CUTplorations word die, “thanks”.

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I have a discount code for you! Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

Use COUPON code STAMPGIRLMELISSA and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

I also used these lovely snowflake dies.

Here’s a quick slideshow of how I pieced together the travel mugs.

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slide007I continued to piece together the mugs (and then pieced in the snowflake and “thanks’ into the popped up mug) and dry embossed the group on the card front.

slide006  slide002I had a lot of fun using this technique. I love paper piecing and bold, bright, graphic designs.

Thank you, Amy and all of you coffee-lovers, I’ve been so glad to be with you as the Guest Designer for January at Coffee Loving Cardmakers.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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