Happy Little Stampers April 2017 Mixed Media Challenge – Sprays

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

Our  challenge:

Here’s my card. Thinking Spring!
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I started this card by creating a smooshed blue and yellow Brusho Crystal Color background panel.  Next, I used a butterfly die cut as a stencil and sponged on blue ink through the negative spaces. I stamped with the large script background stamp from Thinking of You stamp and the Happy Birthday in blue ink. I traced the large sentiment with white gel pen. img_5887_edited-1I started the panel with the Brushos last summer at the first HLS retreat in Swindon. I finished the card back at my house in Germany. I sprayed the panel with homemade blue alcohol ink and added blue gel pen around the stenciled butterfly.img_5888_edited-1

So!  Are you excited to join in with our Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge?! I hope so. Make sure that you check out my teammates’ super creations at the challenge blog.

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Grace & Peace,

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AAA Cards Game #80 – Silver

I’m happy to be here today for AAA Cards Game #80 – Silver.

Notice that our challenge is running for 3 weeks this time!

Thank you to our sponsor, Stampendous.

I love our lovely inspiration photo. Here are is my super CAS card:img_2586crop_edited-2

img_2584_edited-1  img_2611_edited-1 I hope that you have been inspired to play along with us this game. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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AAA Cards Game #75 – Photo Inspiration

I’m happy to be here today for AAA Cards Game #75 – Photo Inspiration.

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I love this fun inspiration photo! Here are 2 CAS cards that I made:

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I colored these cards with alcohol markers (Copic and Spectrum Noir) and using:

Doodled Flowers

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I hope that you have been inspired to play along with us this game. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Edited Tuesday, October 11, 2016:
I am very happy to share that this card was chosen as an Honorable Mention at CASology’s Week 218 Challenge by Sherrie.
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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?!

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Grace & Peace,

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Happy Little Stampers October CASE the Designer – Birgit

Hi! Thanks for spending some of your valuable time visiting me here. 🙂

I’m happy to be with you today for Happy Little Stampers’ CASE the Designer Challenge for October.

I’ve been CASEing my sweet friend Birgit of “Crafting While I Wait.”

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Here’s Birgit’s lovely card:

Soooo pretty! I was inspired by Birgit’s layout, elements and the overall sweet design.

Here’s the card I came up with, using Happy Little Stampers Doodle Flowers and Thinking of You stamp sets.

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How I made this card:

  1. First, I created my background panel with Brushos Crystals (spritzing with some water to activate). img_1890_edited-12. Then I stamped the entire panel with the large block script sentiment from Thinking of You. img_1865_edited-1    

3. I randomly added some flowers and leaves from Doodled Flowers.

4. I die cut the panel.

5. Then I added white gel pen to the flower centers. img_1867_edited-1

6. Then I stamped the largest flower from Doodled Flowers in embossing ink onto a white panel of cardstock from my stash. (I had previously sponged some overlapping red, orange and yellow circles onto the white paper and liked the combination of colors.)

7. I heat embossed the flower with red and yellow embossing powder.

img_1864_edited-28. Then I colored in the flower with alcohol markers.

9. I die cut the panel and reassembled the die cuts, turning some of them 180° to produce a balanced color pattern. img_1890_edited-210. I added foam tape to every other die cut and adhered the rest with adhesive.

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12. I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto black card stock (fussy cut) and added the sentiment. (Doodled Flowers)img_1891_edited-1

I loved CASEing Birgit’s card and I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along.
Please stop over at the challenge blog to see the super CASEs by my teammates on the HLS CASE the Designer Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace

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