SAF 2015: Patterns Challenge

Hi! I’m here with a post for PTI’s Stamp-a-faire. This is my first year participating in SAF and I’ve been having a lot of fun.

I used Ashley’s pattern:

AshleyHere’s my card for the Patterns Challenge:IMG_0804editedA very literal take, but that’s the kind of gal I am! IMG_0823editedStamping, masking, ink-blending, the emboss-resist technique, Smooch-Spritz and sequins all went into the center greeting panel on this card. I used a stamp from Center Style: Feminine Stamp Set and some flower stamps and paper from the Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild Kit. The sentiment is from Graceful Greetings. I really like how this card turned out.

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I’d also like to play this card over at SSS’s Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #198 – Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

PTI Supplies:

Center Style: Feminine Mini Stamp SetGraceful Greetings Stamp SetMake It Market Mini: Garden Gild Kit

Other Supplies:
Tsukineko Full-Size VersaMark Pigment Inkpad, ClearClassic Crest Super Smooth Solar White 80# Cover 8.5Vellum 8-1/2

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SAF 2015: Bridal Challenge

Hi! I’m here with a post for PTI’s Stamp-a-faire. This is my first year participating in SAF and I’ve been having a lot of fun.

Here’s my card for the Bridal Challenge:

IMG_0812editedI used PTI’s Heart Cover Plate Die the Cover Plate from the Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild Kit

and the sentiment is from the Book Cover Details Mini Stamp Set.

IMG_0814editedI’d like to play this card over at SSS’s Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #198 – Anything Goes.

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XO
Melissa

PTI Supplies:

Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild KitBook Cover Details Mini Stamp SetPapertrey Ink - Cover Plate: Hearts Die

 

 

 

 

Other Supplies:
Tsukineko Full-Size VersaMark Pigment Inkpad, ClearClassic Crest Super Smooth Solar White 80# Cover 8.5Vellum 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock by Stampin' Up!

 

 

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2 Freshly Made

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! Today a have a couple of cards that were inspired by Freshly Made Sketches 200th challenge along with a second card that was also inspired by the gorgeous colors from ColourQ’s #304.

Here’s my first card:IMG_0436editedI used my new I’m also going to play this card at WAW’s challenge #197: Anything Goes. I used my ZIG markers to watercolor on the heat embossed bg.

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And here’s the second card also inspired by FMS’s Sketch; the colors were inspired by this week’s ColourQ cQc #304:

IMG_0510editedI used my new ZIG markers to color some of the embossed flowers and leaves on this card too.

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XO

Melissa

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Supplies:

Tsukineko Full-Size VersaMark Pigment Inkpad, ClearScripted Stamp Set

Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild Kit

Hero Arts Looped Circle Pattern Woodblock Decorative Stamp

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PTI June 2015 Blog Hop

  This fun photo for PTI’s June Blog Hop made me smile.

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Aren’t they cute? I ended up making 5 cards to go with this challenge!

Here’s one of my cards.IMG_6657editedOn all of my cards I used PTI’s Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild Kit, designed by Betsy Veldman.

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Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild Kit

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For this first card, I made my own white embossed/striped bg paper with a stamp from PTI’s Background Basics-Super StripesIMG_6665edited

I used the negative of the die cut for the card above and the positive for this next card.

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Next, I used an embossing folder, inked up with SU! craft/white ink to make this next card.

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I tried a differnet technique for this next card. This time I used strips of white and gray paper, adhered to sticky label, to make a striped bg paper. IMG_6685edited

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Once again, I used the negative of the die cut for the card above and the positive for this next card.

IMG_6666editedI had fun making my own tag by doing some partial die cutting for this card.

IMG_6669editedHere’s the entire collection!

Thanks for “hopping” by!
XO
Melissa

P.S. Speaking of shoes, like in the inspiration photo? Have you ever noticed how 1 shoe, or 1 sock or your keys seem to go missing at just the exact wrong time!?? Here’s a fun music video about just that. I hope that it makes you smile. It always does me.

This is the Stuff (Official Music Video) from Autumn Johnson on Vimeo.

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P.S. If you aren’t too tired from your “hopping” and you have the time please check out this post for a couple of my fun announcements from today!