The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Silver Leaves & Framed Coffee Cup

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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. slide04

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

slide025I love this new STAMPloration stamp Framed Coffee Cup.slide019
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 Besides the stamp  I also used the ARTplorations Leaf Prints Stencil.

How I made this card:

  1. I made the background with some Brusho color crystals on water color paper.slide03
  2. After allowing the panel to dry, I sponged the leaves in embossing ink. slide022
  3. I heat embossed the leaves in silver. (I double heat embossed.)slide023
  4. I stamped the Framed Coffee Cup in embossing ink onto water color paper.slide024
  5. I heat embossed the cup in silver embossing powder. slide07
  6. I colored the cup panel with Zig markers.slide020
  7. I cut the leaf panel on a diagonal.slide06
  8. Matted the leaf panel.slide10
  9. Matted the cup panel.slide021
  10. I attached the cup with foam tape.slide12
  11. Attached the panel to the card base.slide05

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

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

Products used on the card in this post:

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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

Products used on the card in this post:CUTplorations-coffeecup-preview

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The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Leaves & Hearts

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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. img_2369edited

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

 I love this new STAMPlorations set – Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set by Shery.

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 Besides the stamps from Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set,  I also used the ARTplorations Leaf Prints Stencil and  the ARTplorations stencil Hearts in Bubbles.

How I made this card:

  1. I made the background with some Brusho color crystals on water color paper.
  2. After allowing the panel to dry, I sponged on a variety of colored leaves. The colors were inspired by The Card Concept’s inspiration photo. (Mixed Media)img_2384edited
  3. I stenciled hearts onto another piece of water color paper.
  4. I stamped the cup onto the heart panel.img_2383edited
  5. I fussy cut travel coffee cup. SheryRuss_AnywhereTheresCoffee-preview
  6. I sponged some pink onto the cup.
  7. I added white accents on the cup.
  8. I stamped the sentiment.img_2371edited
  9. I die cut the leaf panel with the CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.
  10. I attached the cup with foam tape.
  11. Attached the panel to the card base.img_2372edited

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

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

Products used on the card in this post:

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The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Circles

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Hi! I’m very happy to have you visiting my blog today. I know your time is precious and hope that you enjoy your visit.

I’m not a coffee fan myself, but my husband likes it a lot. So, I have grown to think of coffee with a warm feeling because the smell of it means that he’s probably home. 🙂

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Today I have a 3rd card to share with you that I designed with STAMPlorations products for the Fall CLBH.

img_2302edited    STAMPlorations is one of the FAll CLBH sponsors and Shery has a bunch Coffee & Tea lover themed products in her store.

Here’s a closer look at my card:img_2308edited

 I love this new STAMPlorations set – Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set by Shery.

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 Besides the stamps from Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set,  I also used the ARTplorations stencil Flourishes and STAMPlorations Big Greetings.

How I made this card:img_2304_edited-1

  1. I made the background by sponging on parts of circles through a homemade stencil.
  2. I did some reverse stenciling by inking up the flourishes stencil and stamping onto water color paper.img_2309_edited-1
  3. I then sponged orange ink through the stencil into the negative spaces.
  4. I stamped the travel coffee cup on top off the stenciled watercolor paper. SheryRuss_AnywhereTheresCoffee-preview
  5. I fussy cut the cup.
  6. I added black circles with Sharpie around the colored circles.
  7. I stamped the sentiment.img_2309edited
  8. Attached the cup with foam tape.
  9. Matted the panel.
  10. Attached the panel to the card base.img_2304_edited-1

 I really enjoyed making this card and I hope that you enjoyed seeing it.

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

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. I have a new STAMPlorations Mixed Media (two-sided mini chalkboard) tutorial up for September. 🙂

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You can take a peek over at my post here and/or  head over to the blog to see the entire tutorial.

STAMPlorations/ARTplorations/CUTplorations Products used on the chalkboard card in this post:

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AAA #48 Autumn Colors

 Hi! Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I’m glad you’re here. I’m excited to be joining you today with my second post as a member of the AAA Cards Design Team!

This week’s Challenge: #48 Autumn Colors

I really like this photo, don’t you?!

I made two slightly different cards for this challenge post. Here’s the first.

IMG_0743square For both of the cards in this post I used with my NBUS SU Vintage Leaf Stamp on some fabric with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I’m going to play this first card along over at Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #5 (Yay Darnell!!), SSS’s Monday Challenge: Stamp And Punch/Die Cut, Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #200 – LET’S CELEBRATE!!!

ATCAS’s Challenge #72: Leaves and SSS Wednesday’s Simon Says STAMPtember® Use A Stamp Challenge And Blog Hop.

I love Autumn! Especially in Maine.

IMG_0747squareYou can see the unfinished bg paper in the photos below. I also added some Smooch Spritz in order to even out the background and to add a little bit of shimmer.

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Here’s the second card:

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I used the photo below as a guide when I colored in the leaves with my new ZIG Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers. The sentiments are from the Penny Black Creative Dies, Words of Gratitude die set.

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Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

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Supplies:

Vintage Leaves Photopolymer Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!Penny Black Creative Dies, Words of Gratitude

P.S. Have you ever heard the song “Amazed”? Part of the lyrics say, “You dance over me, while I am unaware. You sing all around, but I never hear the sound.” That line reminds me of Autumn in Maine, the leaves falling all around on a sunshiny and breezy day. https://i0.wp.com/www.maineartinspired.com/new_images/images/PassadumkeagAutumn.jpgI miss Maine in the Autumn. Here are a couple of my father’s paintings of Fall in Maine.https://i0.wp.com/www.maineartinspired.com/2011images/GoldenRoadMarsh1.jpg

And here’s a lyrics slideshow of the song “Amazed” sung by Lincoln Brewster. I hope you enjoy it and have a beautiful Fall day.