ARTplorations Stencil Hop – December 14, 2016

Hi! I’m excited to be here with you for the 1rst day of the ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop.

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Here’s my card:

img_4555_edited-1     img_4637_edited-1I used this photo as inspiration.

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Photo Credit

img_4637_edited-1I used the ARTplorations Stencils Perched Bird,img_4635_edited-1 Bubble Dance,

img_4561_edited-1and Dots All Over. (Do the dots look like falling snow?)

Here’s a quick slideshow of part of the process I used to make this card:

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I also designed my own sentiment and printed it onto vellum.

You are welcome to print some of these for your own use. 🙂slide1

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Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

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P.S. I also have another post that went live today with a card using another ARTplorations stencil. Check it out here:

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ARTplorations Stencils:

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Winter 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Stacked Cups 2

Hi! I’m here with another card for the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

To start this card, I printed this free stacked cups image from here at Beyond the Fringes Crafts. 🙂

Thanks for the free digi, Carmen!

These particular cups are recycled masks from a couple of other cards I made. 🙂
slide04   I printed Carmen’s free digi image onto removable mailing label and cardstock, then I fussy cut the image out.

Like I said, I recycled the cups on this card. I had originally used them for masks on 2 other cards that I will share later on in the week.

I loved how the masks looked after I was finished using them, so I could not throw them in the trash. 🙂

slide02I made the white curls in the background by stamping and heat embossing with a prize stamp from the Fall CLBH. 🙂 slide03edited_edited-1 I love this gorgeous background STAMP!

Curls Background Builder Cling Rubber Stamp

I used this stamp to make 3 different cards for the Winter CLBH.

slide01editedClick on the photos below to go to the posts about the other two stamped curly-swirly cups-o-creaminess cards that I made with this fabulous background rubber cling mount stamp.

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Thanks, Jillian!

I love Carmen’s digital image and have designed 2 more cards (for a total of 5 different cards with this particular digi) for the Winter CLBH.

Here’s a peek at the 2 others that I will post later this week.

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I also designed my own sentiment and printed it onto vellum.

You are welcome to print some of these for your own use. 🙂slide1slide03If you closely look at the cups, you can see that I also used another Jillian Vance Design stamp on the cups/masks on today’s card. slide01_edited-1

I also used a couple of ARTplorations stencils,

Chevron Crazy and Dots All Over.

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Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

Melissa

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Winter 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Stacked Cups

Hi! I’m here with a card for the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!!

To start, I printed a free stacked cups image from Beyond the Fringes Crafts. 🙂 Thanks for the free digi, Carmen!

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I also printed the image onto removable mailing label and cardstock, then I fussy cut the images out. I also created a mask and then sponged on the silvery-gray shadow of the cups onto the background, to the left of the cups.slide02

Here’s a closer look at the “shadow” that I sponged on:slide03

I  fussy cut the sticky cups apart and then sponged on different Christmassy colors. Then, to add some rigidity, I restacked the sticker cups onto the cardstock stack of cups. I made the curls by stamping and heat embossing with my prize stamp from the Fall CLBH!

I love this gorgeous background STAMP!

Curls Background Builder Cling Rubber Stamp

I added gold to some of the swirls with a glass pen. I stamped the curly-swirly, steamy background with the JVD Curls background stamp too.

Thanks, Jillian! I love this stamp and have designed 2 more cards for the Winter CLBH with it. slide01

I designed my own “stacked” sentiment (see the bottom right below) and printed it onto vellum.

You are welcome to print some of these for your own use. 🙂slide1slide02Thanks for stopping by!

Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

Melissa

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