Twelve Days of Christmas Cards Challenge with Kylie and Friends

Hi! I very excited to be here with you today. My friend, Kylie, invited me to join her for her Twelve Days of Christmas Cards Challenge. I am honored to be participating over at her blog!! Woohoo! Thanks for including me in on the fun, Kylie!

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Here’s my card, designed with stamps from Happy Little Stampers’ Everyday Sentiments.img_3737_edited-1

Everyday Sentimentsimg_3630edited_edited-2I repeat stamped the Christmas sentiment in green on watercolor paper.img_3624edited_edited-2I die cut a circle and then heat embossed the “Merry” in silver onto shiny green cardstock.img_3629edited_edited-2I punched a small banner from silver cardstock and punched a small hole in the top.img_3623edited_edited-2I attached the watercolor panel to a white card base.

img_3628edited_edited-2I added silver thread, tucked it between the watercolor paper and the card base at the top and then assembled the ornament by attaching the pieces to the card front with foam tape.

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Make sure you stop by Kylie’s blog and check out all of the fun.

Thanks for stopping by & Merry Christmas! (Christmas, Christmas, Christmas, Christmas, Christmas, Christmas, Christmas 🙂 )

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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My card is sort of a combination of the circle in the sketch and the balls & green and white colors from the photo.

P.S. Here’s a fun song by Steven Curtis Chapman (one of my favorite singers) called “Christmas Time Again” for you to enjoy.

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Happy Little Stampers October 2016 Mixed Media Challenge – Nature

Hi! I’m very happy to be here with you today with a card for Happy Little Stampers October Mixed Media Challenge.

Our  challenge:

Here’s my card using Happy Little Stampers Thinking of You, Everyday Sentiments, Butterfly Birthday:

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Although this is a mixed media card, I wanted to keep it on the clean side and allow the beauty of the fern shine. So, I made the white space left behind by the embossing be my focal point. While the warm colors may be vibrant, I think the fern remains the star and are complimented by the HLS products.

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How I made this card:

  1. I created my background by stamping in embossing ink with a live fern.
  2. I then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.img_1380_edited-1 3. I then added Brushos (in brilliant red, scarlet and yellow) and used spray starch and plastic/cling wrap to add some bright color to the panel.img_1395_edited-1

4. After the panel dried, I stamped with the script block stamp from HLS’ Thinking of You. img_1898_edited-1

5. Then I framed the panel with black card stock.

6. I created the card base and before attaching the panel I randomly stamped a butterfly from Butterfly Birthday  around the edges of the card base with light yellow ink.

img_1874_edited-17. I also stamped and heat embossed a butterfly onto gold vellum. img_1897_edited-18. I fussy cut the butterfly, but I could have used my HLS Butterfly Dies.

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  9. I stamped the sentiment, using the “Happy” and “Anniversary” stamps from Everyday Sentiments. img_1875_edited-110. I heated embossed the “Happy” in gold embossing powder on black card stock.img_1896_edited-111. I fussy cut the ‘Happy’.

12. I assembled the different pieces onto my card base.

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I enjoyed making this card very much and hope you enjoyed this post.

So?! Are you excited to join in with our Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge?!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Places I’m Playing:

Just Us Girls #363 – Word Week

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Virginia’s View Challenge #24

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Happy Little Stampers August 2016 Mixed Media Challenge – Metal

Hi! I’m very happy to be here with you today with a card for Happy Little Stampers August Mixed Media Challenge.

Our  challenge:

Here’s my tag using Happy Little Stampers Butterfly Birthday :

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 So! Are you excited to join in with our Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge?!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Happy Little Stampers June Mixed Media Challenge – Texture

Hi! I’m very excited to be here with you today with a card for Happy Little Stampers May Mixed Media Challenge!

Our  challenge:

This challenge is sponsored by

Our Guest Designer this month is Sarah Emily from Sara’s Closet. Please go and see the wonderful art which she created and welcome her. 🙂
Here’s my card:
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Bits and pieces from multiple projects. Papers, all with different media – acrylic paint, water color paint, sponged ink, smooshed reinkers, wrinkled and ink smooshed tissue-paper, Zig water color brush tip markers….. pieces I just could throw away.IMG_7548edited_edited-1 I adhered them onto removable sticky label, trimmed the edges, added the HLS sentiment and dry embossed the panel. I added a thin frame and an embossed Happy Little Stampers butterfly die cut. Finally I adhered the panel to an embossed card base.
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 So! Are you excited to join in with our Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge?!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog’s Challenge Summer Garden:

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Happy Little Stampers May Mixed Media Challenge – Shine

Hi! I’m very excited to be here with you today with a card for Happy Little Stampers May Mixed Media Challenge!

Our  challenge:

This challenge is sponsored by

The winner will receive a $15 (Australian) gift certificate from Happy Little Stampers.
Our Guest Designer this month is KalySto. Go and see the wonderful ATC’s which she created. 🙂
Here’s my card:
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Inlaid die cutting, glitter paper, dry embossing,
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 Glossy Accents, Frosted Lace Stickles, silver gel pen IMG_4303 copy  and sequins all went into this shiny creation!
 So! Are you excited to join in with our Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge?!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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