LOVE TAGplorations – Day 1 – February 8, Wednesday

Hi! I’m here for the first day of the LOVE TAGplorations event.  The event will last for 7 days, with the final day being Valentine’s Day. The STAMPlorations Girls will be showcasing love-themed or Valentine’s Day tags. You can play along too!

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Here’s my tagged card.

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I started by stamping the bird from STAMPlorations Trendy Birds 2, carefully inking up the stamp with a variety of colors, onto some white cardstock.

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I masked off the bird and branch with some removable sticky label. Next, I sponged yellow and light green ink through the ARTplorations stencil Leaf Prints.

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Then, I used the another ARTplorations stencil and added some tinted embossing paste with Retro Circles.

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I made a tag using the CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting Dies.

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I added pink embossing paste to the tag with the Dots All Over ARTplorations Stencil.

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After the tag dried, I sponged on some deep pink ink onto the card front and the tag, using the Zen Hearts ARTplorations stencil.

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img_7197_edited-1Then, I die cut the “XOXO” sentiment with the CUTplorations XOXO Word Die out of the tag and inlaid another white die cut into the tag.

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I rounded all of the corners of my mixed media bird panel, the yellow mat, and the card base.   Lastly, I assembled the panels to the card and attached the tag sentiment and a bit of turquoise twine. img_7141_edited-1

I had a lot of fun making this tagged card! Make sure you stop by and check out the STAMPlorations Girls’ superb creations!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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AAA Cards Game #66 – Watercolour

I’m happy to be here for AAA Cards Game #66 – Watercolour.

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For 2016, we have PRIZES for 1st Place Winners! Just another reason to play along! Thank you to Happy Little Stampers for being our sponsor!
We have a Guest Designer this week, please welcome Tracey from inmycreative opinion.
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 The sentiment of from Happy Little Stampers’ Thinking of You stamp set and the bird is from Stampin’ Up’s Simply Sketched. For this card, I used a small embossing Sizzix (for Stampin’ Up) folder, Fun Frames, to set the image apart.
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I enjoy using this little bird and water coloring it in various ways. If you’d like please to, please check out another, similar card here.
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I hope that you are inspired to play along. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members blogs.
Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa
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Sunset Bird

Today I have a quick post with a CAS 1-layer card to share with you.

IMG_9947editedI used Less is More’s Week #236 One-layer: The Eyes Have it and Colour Me’s CMCC#84 – Colour Me…. Striking! colors as inspiration for this card.

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 Today, I enjoyed making this card and two others that are similar to it. For this card, I used a small embossing Sizzix folder, Fun Frames, to set the image apart. Then I embossed the top half with Sizzix Decorative Dots Embossing folder. IMG_9948edited

Thanks for stopping by!

Melissa

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Water Bird

Today I have a quick post with a CAS card to share with you.

IMG_9928edited  I used CASology’s cue word: Aquatic, LIM’s One-layer, The Eyes Have it and ColourQ’s colors as inspiration for this card. Lots of nice white white space on this one! 🙂IMG_9932edited

Today, I enjoyed making this card and two others that are similar to it. I used a small  Sizzix embossing folder, Fun Frames, to set the image apart.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Melissa

OX

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