AAA Cards Game #86 – Die Cuts

I’m happy to be here today for AAA Cards Game #86 – Die Cuts.

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Here’s my card:

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I ended up making 4 of these for a private card challenge that I belong to.

I used CUTplorations word dies “happy” and “BIRTHDAY” to die cut the words out of a panel I’d watercolored.

Here’s the card I made with the watercolored panel:

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Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

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 I hope that you have been inspired to play along with us this game. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members blogs.

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Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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ARTplorations Stencil Hop – December 20, 2016

Hi! I’m excited to be here with you for the last day of the ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop.

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Here’s my card using ARTplorations Retro Circles:

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I also used CUTplorations word dies “happy” and “BIRTHDAY”.

I have a fun discount code for you! Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

Starting on January 1, 2017…………

Use COUPON code STAMPGIRLMELISSA and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

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Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

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Starry Birthday

Hi! I’m here with a quick post and a card inspired by this week’s cue card at CASology.

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I used an ARTplorations stencil, Stars Align.

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Grace & Peace,

Melissa

Places I’m Playing:

Week 227: SPACE

CAS(E) this Sketch #201

WAW Challenge Weeks #260-#261 – Anything Goes

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Mermaid for CTS #140

Hi! I’m here with a card inspired by CAS(E) This Sketch #140.

Here’s my card.

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I used a NBUS mermaid stamp set that my parents sent to me. Isn’t she cute?!

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I also used another NBUS stamp, from PTI’s Ahoy stamp set.

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I masked off the mermaid and sponged ink on for the sky. I also used my NBUS Kuretake watercolor paints to color the mermaid. I also used some Glossy Accents and a white gel pen to do make the “splash” and a gold one to add some sparkle to the mermaid’s hair. I added silver to her tail and the water with a gel pen and more Glossy Accents to her shells too. 🙂

IMG_1528edited   I’m going to play along this at CAS(E) This Sketch, Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #200 Let’s Celebrate, Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #5 and SSS Wednesday’s Simon Says STAMPtember® Use A Stamp Challenge And Blog Hop.

IMG_1538editedI’m pretty happy with how this card turned out.

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XO
Melissa

Places I’m Playing:

CAS(E) this SketchGrab our badge:Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Supplies:

Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White 80# Cover 8.5

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Guest Designer – JUGS Challenge #310 Trend Week – Balloons

Hi! I’m excited to be here with you today with a card for Just Us Girls Challenge #310 Trend Week – Balloons.

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I’m very happy to be Guest Designing for Just Us Girls for the month of September! This is my second post  as JUGS’ GD this month. I hope that you enjoy the DT cards, along with mine, and are inspired to play along. 🙂

IMG_0275editedI used PTI’s Polka Dot basics II and my NBUS SU Celebrate Today stamp sets to make this card. I also used an Avery Elles’ Pinked rectangle die and the balloon die is from SU. I’m going to play along at Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #200 Let’s Celebrate, Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #5, SSS Monday’s Stamp And Punch/Die Cut and SSS Wednesday’s Simon Says STAMPtember® Use A Stamp Challenge And Blog Hop.

IMG_0278editedI did some ink-blending on the balloon on this fun and bright birthday card.  All paper and ink are Stampin’ Up, with the exception on the black ink which is VersaFine. I also used a Uni-ball Signo white gel pen to do some tracing and highlighting and a gold one to add some sparkle to the stamped confetti image on the balloon. I finished it off with a little gold enamel dot from PTI’s Make it Market : Garden Gild Set and some SU! gold thread.

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My Card from Just Us Girls Challenge #309:

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Supplies:

Polka Dot Basics II Stamp Set

Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!Balloon Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White 80# Cover 8.5Gold Metallic Thread by Stampin' Up!Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild Kit