The Mixed Media Card Challenge #19 Reminder 2 – January – Beginnings

The Mixed Media Card Challenge

Hi! Thank you for spending some of your time to visit me. 🙂 I’m very happy to be here today with a reminder for The Mixed Media Card Challenge’s Challenge #19 – January – Beginnings.

Here’s our January Challenge Graphic:

The card I have to share with you today makes me happy. I salvaged a panel that I thought I had ruined and it turned into one of my favorite mixed media cards! Yay!IMG_3279edited

I have added this card to my new Mixed Media Gallery page. If you have time, I’d like to invite you to please visit it here.

 How I made the card in this post:

  1. I used a embossing-paste-slathered stencil to stamp/create a print on water color paper. Here’s the card that I originally stenciled.

    IMG_3141editedI used the left over embossing paste from the above card to create the beginnings of the panel in today’s post.

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2. I set the panel aside and let it dry for a few days. The embossing paste was very thick.IMG_3293edited

2. I replaced the stencil onto the panel, sponged embossing ink through the stencil and added white embossing powder.

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3. Here’s where I almost ruined the panel. I sponged black ink through the stencil and hated it!

4. So, I wiped it off with a paper towel and then heated embossed with more white ep on top of the black ink.IMG_3300edited

5. Not quite satisfied, I got out my acrylic paints and repainted a rainbow on top of the now muddied embossing paste.IMG_3301edited

6. I dabbed the paint off of the white embossed areas and reapplied the heat tool to brighten the white.IMG_3310edited

7. I die cute a square for my sentiment. That resulted in my embossing paste getting a bit squished, which was disappointing, but quite a bit of texture did remain.

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What about you? Do you try to fix your mixed media boo-boos? Or do you do what I normally do with big messy mistakes? Chuck ’em?! 🙂 I am glad that I didn’t do that this time! I’m very happy with my result.

         I’d like to play along at at STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog’s: Best friends (Doesn’t this verse describe the kind of best friend you want to have and be?), Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #217 Anything Goes and CASEplorations January Challenge: CASEing the incredibly talented and fun Laura Bassen.

Please stop by the challenge blog and checkout my teammate’s wonderful creations. We have quite a variety of cards for you to enjoy this month. I had a lot of messy fun making these cards.  I hope that you are inspired to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace
Melissa

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by January 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on January 31.

Places I’m Playing:

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

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The Mixed Media Card Challenge #19 Reminder – January – Beginnings

The Mixed Media Card Challenge

Hi! Thank you for spending some of your time to visit me. 🙂 I’m very happy to be here today with a reminder for The Mixed Media Card Challenge’s Challenge #19 – January – Beginnings.

Here’s our January Challenge Graphic:

I have 3 cards to share with you today.

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Card #1 (I’d like to play this at CASEplorations.)

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How I made cards #1 & #2:

  1. Made homemade embossing pasteIMG_3125edited
  2. Tinted the embossing pasteIMG_3124edited
  3. Masked off center of card with a rectangle
  4. Applied embossing paste through stencil

5. Removed stencil & mask, allowed EP to dry

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6. Stamped sentiment

7. Added sequins

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Card #2 (I’d like to play this at SSS Monday.)

IMG_3138edited  IMG_3165edited Card #3 (I’d like to play this card at Word Art Wednesday.)IMG_3145edited

I used a similar technique to make this card, but made a partially die cut heart door. It opens to reveal an ink blended background and a Scripture sentiment.

I’ve been working on organizing my blog and have added some new pages at the top. I’d like to invite you to visit my Mixed Media and CAS/Nearly CAS galleries. 🙂IMG_3151edited

I’d like to play along at STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog’s: Stencil It, Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #217 Anything Goes and CASEplorations January Challenge: CASEing the incredibly talented and fun Laura Bassen.

Please stop by the challenge blog and checkout my teammate’s wonderful creations. We have quite a variety of cards for you to enjoy this month. I had a lot of messy fun making these cards.  I hope that you are inspired to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace
Melissa

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by January 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on January 31.IMG_3178edited

Places I’m Playing:

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Grab our badge:

AAA Cards Challenge #47: Spectacular Embossing & an Exciting Announcement

Well Hello! Thanks for visiting today. I’m so excited to have you here because I have a fun announcement to share with you. With this post, I have the honor & privilege of joining the ladies at AAA Cards as one of 3 new members of the AAA Cards Design Team!

AAA new DTThis week’s Challenge#47 is Spectacular Embossing.

Here’s my card:

IMG_0714cropsquare  I am truly “Giving Thanks” to the ladies at AAA Cards for inviting me to be part of their team! I had fun with this card and used a couple of my favorite techniques, sponging/ink-blending and emboss resist. I learned these techniques from Laura Bassen in her “Craftsy” class.

After stamping my image in VersaMark and heat embossing with clear embossing powder, I did some ink blending on top of the butterfly. I really enjoy using this stamp! The sentiment if from PTI’s Scripted stamp set. I highly recommend this set.

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I’d like to play this card over at SSS’s Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #198 – Anything Goes.

Please head over to AAA Cards and check out all of the superb creations by my new teammates. Thanks for stopping by for my debut post with the AAA Cards Design Team! I’m very happy that you did. 🙂 I hope that I helped to inspire you to play along with challenge #47.

XO
Melissa

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.Places I’m playing:

Simon Wednesday Challenge BlogGrab our badge:IMG_0465editedSupplies:

Paper: SU Real Red

Stampin’ Up! inks: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight

Other:

Product DetailsScripted Stamp SetTsukineko Full-Size VersaMark Pigment Inkpad, ClearClassic Crest Super Smooth Solar White 80# Cover 8.5Product Details

Rainbow Birthday

Here’s a card that I’m playing this over at CASology’s Week 131: BIRTHDAY challenge

and Seize the Birthday’s: Anything Goes.

Rainbowbday2edited The I did some ink blending. Have you seen Laura Bassen’s class over at Craftsy? She’s a super teacher!Rainbowbdayedited

I’ve still got quite a few more cards to post, so I’d better go now.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

Melissa

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Tartan Inky Background, A Masking Technique

Today I have a masculine tartan card to share with you.

It’s a pretty CAS card and I’m very happy with how it turned out.

CraftsyeditedtartanI used a masking technique that I learned in a class by Laura Bassen over at Craftsy. It’s a super class and I highly recommend it. This is a new technique for me and I think that I will be using it quite often. Laura is a super teacher. I would gladly take more classes from Laura. My daughters, ages 18, 12 and 10 give the class two thumbs up too. 🙂

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The sentiment is from PTI’s “A Cheerful Heart” stamp sent. This is the first time that I’ve used this particular stamp from the set. So, I’ll be entering this into CAS-ology’s and Darnell’s NBUS challenges. I really like this stamp set. Like all of the PTI stamps I have, they are beautiful and wonderfully easy to use.

The design for this card was inspired by Michele’s sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch – #106. I’m having a lot of fun with this sketch! I am also playing along over at SSS’s Monday (Inky Background) and Wednesday (It’s a Guy Thing) Challenges.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge BlogSimon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge BlogNever-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

Here’s another look at my card.

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Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

P.S. I was so happy to be chosen for an Honorable Mention for this card!

 

Ardyth’s Choice: Melissa’s card is a great CAS example of keeping a busy pattern in a small area! 

Supplies:

Stamps: PTI A Cheerful Heart

Ink: SU Night of Navy, Garden Green, Tim Holtz Barn Door

Paper: Bazzill Marshmallow

Tools: Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool, Post-It Label Roll

Other: Foam tape