STAMPlorations Mixed Media Tutorial – October 2018

Hi! Melissa here with a fun twist on a way to use a cover plate die. I used the CUTplorations Dragonfly Cover Plate Die as a sort of stencil for today’s tutorial. I have used the Bloomtangled #1 Cover plate die in the same way previously.

When I used this technique in the past, I promised to explain it in a tutorial. See the above photo of a card that I made with Bloomtangled cover plate die and a similar stamp press/printing technique.

Go on over to the STAMP blog to check out the full tutorial.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge – October 2018 – Reminder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi!  I’m very happy to be here with as a member of the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design team with a reminder post for our October Mixed Media Challenge.

Mixed Media Challenge FYI:
  • Players can link up as many projects as they want (1 project per blog post)
  • Projects can be anything — new starting October 2018 – including cards — but stencils must be used
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic (SEE BELOW) and link back to the challenge post (blogs only)
  • Prizes: $15 GC for the winner (voted by the team); $5 GC to three (3) randomly picked players
USE THIS CHALLENGE GRAPHIC IN YOUR BLOG POST:
Here’s a card that I made as a reminder for the October Challenge.
You’ll see that I used both the positive & negative die cuts to create 2 cards. One for the original challenge post &  this one for the reminder for this month.
For this card today, I used the ARTplorations stencil Rows of Hearts with Brusho Colour Crystals.
After adhering the rainbow of teapots, I applied Smooch Spritz over the entire card front.  I also used the CUTplorations Hello Word Die.
Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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AAA Cards Challenge #126 – Moonlight

I’m here for AAA Cards Game #117.- Geometrics.

 

Special tips for competing (and being eligible to win) in this game:

  1. As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) greeting cards (very minimal layers and embellishments, not textured cardstock), BUT for this game please make sure to use the theme of “moonlight” as the focal point of your card.
  2. As always and for all of our games our definition of Clean and Simple means that white space should not be patterned, embossed or textured.

Our sponsor for this game is:Uniko

Here’s my card using a favorite, Uniko’s Background Builders: Squared.

For this CAS card,  I kept it CAS by:

1. Minimized Layers: made it a mostly 1-layer card – I added a second layer with the sentiment.

2. Consolidated my images. Clustering images together keeps the card clean.

3. White space. Left at least 1/2 of the card unaltered – plain, smooth card stock (even though colored) keeps my card CAS.

4. Mostly monochromatic. I used white, silver and blue as color palette.

I used a home made circle stencil and sponged on the “moon” in white/craft ink. I used a Uniko stamp to add a textured-like pattern to the moon and “moonlight” to the card front. Did you know that the top left and most of the bottom parts of my blue card front, because it is not textured and left unaltered, is considered “white space?”

Check out AAA Cards definition of “WHITE SPACE.” Colored card stock is great, but not patterned, embossed or textured.

Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of my design teammates’ blogs.

I hope that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for stopping by!

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STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge – October 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi!  I’m very happy to be here with as a member of the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design team with a project for our October Mixed Media Challenge.

Mixed Media Challenge FYI:
  • Players can link up as many projects as they want (1 project per blog post)
  • Projects can be anything — new starting October 2018 – including cardsbut stencils must be used
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic (SEE BELOW) and link back to the challenge post (blogs only)
  • Prizes: $15 GC for the winner (voted by the team); $5 GC to three (3) randomly picked players
Here’s a card that I made for the October Challenge.
I used the ARTplorations stencil Rows of Hearts with Brusho Colour Crystals. I applied Glossy Accents over the entire card front.  I also used the CUTplorations Hello Word Die and Tag O’ Coffee Dies and Pierced Curly Frames/Tags Nesting Dies – CUTplorations.
   
Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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

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TAGplorations Challenge – All About Fall – October 2018

I am happy to be here with you for STAMPlorations as part of the TAGplorations Design Team for our October 2018 TAGplorations Challenge.

TAGplorations Challenge Information FYI:

  • Players can link up as many projects as you’d like (1 project per blog post)
  • Projects can be anything but it must feature a TAG
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display this month’s challenge graphic (see below) and link back to the challenge post (blogs only)
  • Prizes: $15 GC for the winner (voted by the team); $5 GC to three (3) randomly picked players
Theme:
All About Fall
optional twist of red, gold, and orange

For this month’s challenge please create a fall-themed project that includes a tag (or tags) in it.

Here’s my tag:

To make this tag I used CUTplorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies.

I also used STAMPlorations Be Thankful Stamps and Coordinating Die, CUTplorations Celebrate Word Die and ARTplorations Flourishes Stencil.

I hope you’ll join us for our fun tag challenge at TAGplorations.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace and Peace,

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