Coffee Loving Cardmakers: January Guest Designer – January 13, 2017

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Hi! I’m very happy to be back with you today with a post as the January Guest Designer for Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

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I’d be very happy if you’d like to……

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I have 2 cards to share with you today.

For this 1srt card, I stamped the ‘cup with steam’ image (see here for how I made this stamp)

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in my favorite Hero Hues blue dye ink onto white linen cardstock.

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Then, I sponged teal ink onto the entire linen panel, over the stamped image.  Next, I die cut the ‘thanks’, matted the panel in blue and attached the teal card base.slide005For this next card, I repeatedly stamped the image onto watercolor paper.

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Then, I sponged the same teal ink onto the entire watercolor panel, over the stamped images.  Next, I die cut the ‘thanks’, from blue cardstock twice, stacked the ‘thanks’ and attached a blue card base.

slide004slide002As I mentioned last week, I needed to increase the number of masculine cards in my stash, so I took this opportunity to make 2 more. To make both of these cards, first, I created a homemade foam stamp, using a die, and stamped the cup with steam.

I used the CUTplorations die to make my stamp.CUTplorations-coffeecup-preview

I have a fun 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!

slide006This technique was inspired by Jennifer McGuire in one of her recent videos on how to stretch your supplies.

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I’d like to play this multi-cup card at  WAW Anything Goes – Challenge Weeks #264-265.

I am also offering this card up for CASEing at Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin:

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I had a lot of fun using this technique. I loved how the homemade stamp printed the images. I hope you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you next week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

P.S. Here’s the coupon code again. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.

slide1_edited-1P.P.S. Here’s a fun video for your encouragement.

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers: January Guest Designer – January 6, 2017

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Hi! I’m very happy to be with you today with a post as the January Guest Designer for Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

Want to warm up with some tea? I love me a BIG cup of tea, especially on a day like today. It was 16°F (that’s about -9°C, right?)  when I checked the temperature this morning! BRRRRR! You’d never know that I grew up in Maine!

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I’ve become a WEATHER WIMP! I’d better toughen up because my family and I are moving back to Maine this Spring!

Anyway, nothing like warm tea on a COLD day!

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I have 4 (+ 1 = 5) CAS cards to share with you today. slide011

I’d be very happy if you’d like to……

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slide001I’d like to play this red version along at FUSION. I flipped the sketch and used the photo for inspiration too. Happy 3rd Anniversary!

I decided that I needed to increase the number of masculine cards in my stash, so I took this opportunity to do so.

I used the CUTplorations die to make my stamp.CUTplorations-coffeecup-preview

I have a fun 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!slide001To make these cards, first, I created a homemade foam stamp, using the die, and stamped the cup with steam. This is a new technique to me and was inspired by Jennifer McGuire in one of her recent videos on how to stretch your supplies. I stamped 3 blue cups and 1 black one and 1 red one.slide006

Here’s a quick slideshow of the process that I used to make the red stamped card.

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For this blue card, I used a CUTplorations ‘thanks’ word die, sponged with Hero Arts blue dye ink.

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Then, I triple-stacked for the sentiment on this first card. I’d like to play this card at CASology. The blue is a cool/cold color and I love to drink tea when it is cold outside. slide006Using the negative from the die cut on the first card, I made a ‘thanks’ stencil and sponged the thanks onto this next card.slide009I fussy cut my stencil out and added that as the sentiment on this third card.slide008

I kept this next card very basic and B&W. slide010

I cut around the negative space that remained from one of the white ‘thanks’  die cuts from the first card (above – the card with the blue ‘thanks’ stacked on top of several white ones) and attached the white outline as the sentiment on this card.      slide001slide008

slide012I had a lot of fun using this technique. I loved how the homemade stamp printed the image. I enjoyed it so much that I have 2 more cards to share with you next week. Those two are less CAS and I’m excited to share those with you too. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. Here’s a fun video for your encouragement. Happy New Year!

P.P.S. Here’s the coupon code again. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.

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FUSION – 3rd Anniversary

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Does warm tea for a COLD day count for CASology? 🙂

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SSS Wednesday’s: Simon Says: New Something: Making a foam stamp with a die is a new technique to me.

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WAW: Anything Goes – Challenge Weeks #264-265

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{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Gets Shakin’ with Coffee – Tutorial for December 19, 2016

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Hi! I here to share that I have a new Mixed Media Tutorial up over at the STAMPlorations Blog today. Just in time for those last-minute gifts, I’ve made a Coffee Shaker Gift Tag & Gift Card Holder. Please go on over and visit the STAMPlorations blog to see all of the details. blog I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it.img_2804_edited-1

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

I hope you enjoy the tutorial and look forward to reading your comments over at the blog!

Grace & Peace,

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ARTplorations:

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CUTplorations:

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P.S. Have you seen my other STAMplorations Mixed Media tutorials?

You can check them out here:

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The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Red Leaf Tea

Hi! I’m very happy to have you visiting my blog today.

Today I have another card to share with you that I designed with STAMPlorations products for the Fall CLBH.

    STAMPlorations is one of the FAll CLBH sponsors and Shery has a bunch Coffee & Tea lover themed products in her store.

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  I used the ARTplorations Leaf Prints Stencil and the brand new Coffee Cup Silhouette Die – CUTplorations.

CUTplorations-coffeecup-preview How I made this card:

  1. I sponged red leaves onto the card base.
  2. I die cut the coffee cup in red and black.slide018
  3. Pieced the die cuts together.
  4. I stamped the sentiment onto the card base.slide02

Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your visit.

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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