Grateful – Vellum Leaf with Plaid

   Hi! I’m here with a card inspired by several fun Fall Challenges.img_3724_edited-1

I created the plaid background by first masking off the center third.img_3742_edited-1 Then, I repeatedly masked off the top and bottom third (taping over the masked-off center as well) and sponging on ink.img_3747_edited-1 I love using this technique.

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I used ColourQ’s colors, but missed the link up! UGH.

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img_3746_edited-1Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

Challenge #25 (Stripes & Plaid)

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A Plaid Leaf

Hi! I’m here with a card inspired by several fun Fall Challenges.

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I created the plaid leaf by first sponging an ombre background (red to yellow from the stem to the leaf tip). Then I repeatedly masked off portions of the leaf and sponged on ink. I love using this technique.

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I used a “Thankful” die from CUTplorations.

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I sponged on a red band and attached the white panel to the orange cardstock.

img_3729_edited-1I attached the leaf and the die cut with foam tape.

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I really like this card. A plaid leaf!? Sponging, ink blending, lots of red (my favorite color to use when making cards), ombre Autumn colors? I don’t normally make the same card twice, but I may have to repeat this one. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

Challenge #25 (Stripes & Plaid)

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UPDATED Thursday, December 1, 2016: I so very happy to share that Virginia chose this card as one of her TOP 10 favorites at Virginia’s View Challenge #25. (Sadly, her last challenge.)

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Falling Leaves – This is the Day

Hi! I’m happy to be here today with an Autumn themed card to share with you. 🙂

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img_1792editedI used Stampin’ Up’s Vintage Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set, heat embossed with a variety of colored embossing powders and did some water-coloring.

Vintage Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set

I trimmed my panel and did some fussy cutting too. I added some Smooch Spritz and a some splatters of some more watercolors the panel.

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I stamped the sentiment with PTI’s Phrase and Praises.

Phrases & Praises Stamp Set

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I stamped the leaves on the card base. Matted the panel and adhered it to the base with foam tape.

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

Grace and Peace,

Melissa

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“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” 

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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.

img_1761editedI scooted the small panel up a bit from the original position to give room for the sentiment panel and also to achieve a more pleasing design.img_1761-copy

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

Grace and Peace,

Melissa

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Edited Sun Sep 18:

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

Edited Sunday September 25:

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Edited Sun Sep 18:

I am incredibly pleased to share that…….

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for this card by Cathie!

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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