Butterfly in the Flower Garden – Thank You

Hi! Quick post with a “just for fun” card for some of my favorite CAS challenges.

I used the new Bloomtangled die (#1) to die cut a panel and then used the die cut paper as a stencil. I also created a couple of die-cut stencil/masks and did some masking to make this one-layer card.

 I applied the solid butterfly mask to the card front and stenciled over it with the large cover plate stencil. Then I removed the stencil and the mask. Next, I masked off the butterfly several times, using the negative and positive butterfly die cuts to stencil the butterfly.

I used the butterfly mask and butterfly stencil to make 2 other cards.

I think that it is a lot of fun to get 3 cards for 1!

I’d better get out of my warm bed now!

Lots of things going on here today.

There’s very cold, windy, wintry weather, a special birthday and planning for our week.

There’s longer term planning to do for the coming gardening season too.

To look out of my window, you’d think that would be far away, but it’ll be here soon.

It was 10° Fahrenheit when my husband checked the temperature before we went to bed last night. He’s bringing in lots more firewood now because we’re going to be having some abnormally low temperatures this week.

Pretty soon there will be butterflies, but for now there is snow.

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Never Hide Your Wings – Butterfly with Flowers

Hi! Quick post with a “just for fun” card.

I used the new Bloomtangled die (#1) to die cut a panel and then used the die cut paper panel to partially dry emboss my card front.

I used my scoring board to add 3 dry embossed lines.

The butterfly is a mask that I recycled from another card here. 

I also used another mask from the above card for this card here.

It’s a Threefer!

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Thy Mercy, O LORD – B & W with Dragonfly

Hi! Quick post with a “just for fun” card.

Lots of things going on here. There’s very cold, windy, wintry weather, a special birthday and there’ll also be planning for our week and the coming gardening season included in our day too.

It was 10° Fahrenheit when my husband checked the temperature before we went to bed last night.

Pretty soon there will be dragonflies, but for now there is snow!

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Updated Wednesday, March 21: Anna chose this card for an Honorable Mention at CASology.

She said,”  Anna’s choice:Melissa’s card is justCAS perfection. Love the texture and the sentiment is beautiful. 

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Hearty Gift Card Holder – February 18, 2018 Stencil Sunday

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Hi! I’m here with a quick post and a slide show of a project I made for STAMPlorations.

Here’s my gift card holder.

I used the emboss-resist technique and ink blending.

Here’s a slideshow of the process that I used.

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I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create this gift card holder.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,

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AAA Cards Game #109 – Die Cuts Only

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Hi! I’m back with a fun Clean and Simple Card today for AAA Cards Game #109.

Special tips for competing (and being eligible to win) in this game:

  1. As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) cards, BUT for this game please feature die cuts as the main and focal point.
  2. For this specific challenge, we will make one exception for the addition of a stamped sentiment only, but not stamped images that have been die cut.
  3. As always and for all of our games our definition of  Clean and Simple means that white space should not be patterned, embossed or textured.

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Our guest designer for this challenge is Noga Shefer.

Here’s my card using the CUTplorations Lowercase Alphabet Plate Die and “Beautiful” Word Die.

To make this card I used 3 basic techniques:

  1. Paper piecing – putting pieces of paper together to create a larger image or a new background paper.
  2.  Die cutting – using thin metal dies to cut out shapes, words or even holes (negative die cutting).
  3. Dry embossing – using an embossing folding, or in this case the die cut word “beautiful”, and an embossing machine to leave an imprint on the card stock.

To make the rainbow part of the sentiment, I adhered narrow strips of card stock together to sticky label and then die cut the word “beautiful.” Please see the card below for a better idea of how I did this and also how I used the negative part of the die cut.

I die cut another “beautiful” and used that die cut to dry emboss the white panel two times. I die cut 2 more “beautifuls” and adhered them in a stack under the rainbow one. I also die cut the letters for the words “you” and “are” twice each and stacked and glued those together.

I left space in between the two embossed “beautifuls” for the die cut words to fit.

So, my sentiment actually says “beautiful you beautiful are beautiful.” 🙂

 I mounted the white panel on a dark gray, top-fold card.

I hope that you enjoyed visiting today. I am always happy to have visitors and to read your comments. I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along.

Be sure to stop by the AAA Cards challenge blog to enjoy Noga’s and my teammate’s lovely Clean and Simple Cards.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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