AAA Cards Game #110 – Ombre

Hi! I’m back with a fun Clean and Simple Card today for AAA Cards Game #110.

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

  1. As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) cards, BUT for this game please feature an Ombre theme as the main and focal point.
  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, and one of our Guest Designer’s, for this game is the fabulous Kylie of Happy Little Stampers.

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Kylie is offering a $20 gift certificate to the winner of this challenge.

Our other super Guest Designer is Wei of craftworldofwei.

Here’s my one-layer card using HLS’ Doodled Flowers and Whimsical Friends.

Don’t the 3 birds fit nicely on that fun elephant’s back?

 I am always happy to have visitors and love reading your comments. I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along.

Be sure to stop by the AAA Cards challenge blog to enjoy Kylie’s, Wei’s and my teammate’s Clean and Simple Greeting Cards.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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For the Birds – Faith Sings – Geometric Bird 3 with Heart

Hello from snowy Maine!

I have a bright, bold and cheerful almost one-layer card to share with you.

I did some ink-blending, stamping, fussy cutting, die cutting and masking to create this card. Besides the red heart die cut negative, the rest of the card is one-layer. I used only ink-blending and stamping on the white card base.

This card was partially inspired by the following card that I made in February of 2016. Slide002

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace, Peace, and Happy New Year,

Melissa

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For the Birds – Faith Sings – Geometric Bird 2

Hello from snowy Maine!

I have a bright, bold, super CAS card to share with you.

I did some ink-blending, stamping and fussy cutting to create this card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace, Peace, and Happy New Year,

I’d be happy to have you follow me on Instagram.

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Edited Wednesday January 10, 2017: I am honored that Melissa chose the card above as an honorable mention at for Week 281.

Here’s what Melissa had to say,”Melissa used color & pattern so strikingly on her perfectly CAS design!”

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For the Birds – Faith Sings – Geometric Bird 1

Hello from snowy Maine!

I have a bright, bold, one-layer card to share with you.

I did some ink-blending, stamping, fussy cutting and masking to create this card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace, Peace, and Happy New Year,

I’d be happy to have you follow me on Instagram.

Here’s a coupon code for you:

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{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes a Cool Autumn Inspired Calendar – Mixed Media Tutorial for October 23, 2017

Hi! I’m here to share another mixed media calendar with you today.  The tutorial is up! Please stop in over at the STAMPlorations blog to get all of the details. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it.
 Here’s the mini calendar page that I made.

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I look forward to reading your comments over at the STAMP blog.

 Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
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