Winter Birthday with Love

Hi! I’m here with a quick post of a 1-layer, ombrĂ©, Winter birthday card.slide001slide002slide001

I sponged on the woodgrain with a variety of blues and purples. I masked off half the card and sponged a medium blue onto the left side.

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I stamped the dark purple tree in the foreground and then masked it off.

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Then I stamped the bright blue tree and the dark blue tree.

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I added the sentiment, the shadowy snow, the swing, and the heart.

slide002That’s about all I have for this post. 🙂 Please check out below for some other news and a coupon. Also, I’d be very happy if you’d like to……

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Grace & Peace,

Melissa

P.S. I’m the Guest Designer at Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for January please go here to see my post.

slide004P.P.S. I used the ARTplorations stencil “Weathered Wood” to make this card and I have a STAMPlorations 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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Happy Rainbow Teacup Stack

Hi! I’m happy to be here today with a happy rainbow teacup stack  to share with you. 🙂

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I made this panel by heat embossing the STAMPlorations clear stamp Framed Tea Cups in white embossing powder.

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Next I created the rainbow background panel using a variety of Brusho Crystal Color powders. I used the Brushos and spray starch technique that I learned from Kylie of Happy Little Stampers with a piece of watercolor paper.

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Then I used a CUTplorations Die from Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

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I stamped the sentiment with the STAMPlorations Always Tea Time.

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After that did some partial die cutting with the smallest of the stitched rectangle dies to make a sentiment panel.img_1759edited

I attached the large panel with the hole in it to a card base and added the tiny sentiment rectangle with adhesive. img_1762edited Then I added the smaller stamped and embossed Tea Cup stack panel to the card base.

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I hope that you have a beautiful day. Thanks for stopping by!

Grace and Peace,

Melissa

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I am incredibly pleased to share that…….

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for this card by Maura!

Maura said, “Melissa made a stop me in my tracks gorgeous card!! I love how she embossed the teacups in white with the stitching around the layers, so the gorgeous rich colors stand out so beautifully! She shared how she created her background, and I definitely will be trying this out myself, and I bet you will too!”

Thank you very much, Maura! I really appreciate your kind words and encouragement. I’d be very happy to see what you create with this technique.

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Vintage Flowers- Because He First Loved Us

Hi! I’m happy to be here today with a pretty rose card to share with you. 🙂 img_1776-copy  First I created a a background panel using a variety of Brushos Crystal Colors. I made this panel by picking up some left over color from another project with a piece of watercolor paper.img_1810edited

Then I used Altenew’s VINTAGE FLOWERS Clear Stamp Set, stamping and masking a variety of reds, pinks, oranges and yellows roses around the border of my panel. I added some leaves too.

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I spritzed on some Smooch Spritz.

I stamped the sentiment with the Simon Says Clear Stamp set BLESSED.

Simon Says Clear Stamps BLESSED SSS101370 Preview Imageimg_1780edited_edited-1Next I did some tracing of the largest die in Spellbinders’ Nestabilities Mega Dies, Labels 17.

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After that I did some fussy cutting. I added some more Smooch Spritz and a some splatters of water color onto the panel. I added the panel to the card base with foam tape and then fussy cut the base.

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I hope that you have a beautiful day. Thanks for stopping by!

Grace and Peace,

Melissa

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Cathie said, “Melissa’s card is gorgeous! The way she created the layers of this masterpiece is amazing. She began with a simple background and added beautiful flowers by stamping and masking them in a bright and cheerful color palette. It’s such a beautiful and elegant card!”

Thanks Cathie! I really appreciate your kind words and encouragement.

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Live in joy, laugh with abandon x 2

Hi! I’m here with 2 cards to share with you today.

The 1rst:

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I’d like to play this card at CASology’s: Week 188: LAUGH.

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I’d like to play this second card at Craft Stamper’s Take It Make It Challenge: March: Anything Goes.

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Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Rejoice & Be Glad- with butterflies

Hi! I’m here with a quick post of one card:

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I’d like to play this card at Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #221: Anything Goes,  Craft Stamper’s Take It Make It Challenge: March: Anything Goes, ColourQ’s challenge #332,  CASology’s: Week 188:Laugh and Less is More’s: Week 26: ONE LAYER challenge with the sentiment as the main focus.

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Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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