AAA Cards Game #100 – Sketch

I’m very happy to be back with you for Game #100.

AAA Cards is a challenge blog for Clean and Simple (CAS) Cards. Unless otherwise stated in the blog post for a particular challenge only players who submit cards will be eligible to be a winner.

I’d like to welcome our guest designer, Sue of suescardcraft.

Our wonderful sponsor for this game:

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with a $20 gift certificate.

Here are my 2, one-layer cards using Happy Little Stampers’ Mix Mash.

I made two, slightly different versions, of this card.

I hope that you are inspired to play along. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards to visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers: January Guest Designer – January 27, 2017

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Hi! I’m very happy to be with you today with a 4th, and final, post as the January Guest Designer for Coffee Loving Cardmakers! I have two paper-pieced die cut cards to share with you today.

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I used the CUTplorations Anywhere There’s Coffee Die.

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I also used the CUTplorations word die, “thanks”.

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I have a discount code for you! Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

Use COUPON code STAMPGIRLMELISSA and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

I also used these lovely snowflake dies.

Here’s a quick slideshow of how I pieced together the travel mugs.

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slide007I continued to piece together the mugs (and then pieced in the snowflake and “thanks’ into the popped up mug) and dry embossed the group on the card front.

slide006  slide002I had a lot of fun using this technique. I love paper piecing and bold, bright, graphic designs.

Thank you, Amy and all of you coffee-lovers, I’ve been so glad to be with you as the Guest Designer for January at Coffee Loving Cardmakers.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Winter Birthday with Love

Hi! I’m here with a quick post of a 1-layer, ombré, Winter birthday card.slide001slide002slide001

I sponged on the woodgrain with a variety of blues and purples. I masked off half the card and sponged a medium blue onto the left side.

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I stamped the dark purple tree in the foreground and then masked it off.

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Then I stamped the bright blue tree and the dark blue tree.

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I added the sentiment, the shadowy snow, the swing, and the heart.

slide002That’s about all I have for this post. 🙂 Please check out below for some other news and a coupon. Also, I’d be very happy if you’d like to……

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

P.S. I’m the Guest Designer at Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for January please go here to see my post.

slide004P.P.S. I used the ARTplorations stencil “Weathered Wood” to make this card and I have a STAMPlorations discount code for you.  Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

Use COUPON code STAMPGIRLMELISSA and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers: January Guest Designer – January 13, 2017

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Hi! I’m very happy to be back with you today with a post as the January Guest Designer for Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

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I’d be very happy if you’d like to……

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I have 2 cards to share with you today.

For this 1srt card, I stamped the ‘cup with steam’ image (see here for how I made this stamp)

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in my favorite Hero Hues blue dye ink onto white linen cardstock.

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Then, I sponged teal ink onto the entire linen panel, over the stamped image.  Next, I die cut the ‘thanks’, matted the panel in blue and attached the teal card base.slide005For this next card, I repeatedly stamped the image onto watercolor paper.

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Then, I sponged the same teal ink onto the entire watercolor panel, over the stamped images.  Next, I die cut the ‘thanks’, from blue cardstock twice, stacked the ‘thanks’ and attached a blue card base.

slide004slide002As I mentioned last week, I needed to increase the number of masculine cards in my stash, so I took this opportunity to make 2 more. To make both of these cards, first, I created a homemade foam stamp, using a die, and stamped the cup with steam.

I used the CUTplorations die to make my stamp.CUTplorations-coffeecup-preview

I have a fun discount code for you! Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

Use COUPON code STAMPGIRLMELISSA and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

slide006This technique was inspired by Jennifer McGuire in one of her recent videos on how to stretch your supplies.

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I’d like to play this multi-cup card at  WAW Anything Goes – Challenge Weeks #264-265.

I am also offering this card up for CASEing at Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin:

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I had a lot of fun using this technique. I loved how the homemade stamp printed the images. I hope you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you next week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

P.S. Here’s the coupon code again. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.

slide1_edited-1P.P.S. Here’s a fun video for your encouragement.

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Some products used:

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers: January Guest Designer – January 6, 2017

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Hi! I’m very happy to be with you today with a post as the January Guest Designer for Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

Want to warm up with some tea? I love me a BIG cup of tea, especially on a day like today. It was 16°F (that’s about -9°C, right?)  when I checked the temperature this morning! BRRRRR! You’d never know that I grew up in Maine!

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I’ve become a WEATHER WIMP! I’d better toughen up because my family and I are moving back to Maine this Spring!

Anyway, nothing like warm tea on a COLD day!

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slide001I’d like to play this red version along at FUSION. I flipped the sketch and used the photo for inspiration too. Happy 3rd Anniversary!

I decided that I needed to increase the number of masculine cards in my stash, so I took this opportunity to do so.

I used the CUTplorations die to make my stamp.CUTplorations-coffeecup-preview

I have a fun discount code for you! Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

Use COUPON code STAMPGIRLMELISSA and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!slide001To make these cards, first, I created a homemade foam stamp, using the die, and stamped the cup with steam. This is a new technique to me and was inspired by Jennifer McGuire in one of her recent videos on how to stretch your supplies. I stamped 3 blue cups and 1 black one and 1 red one.slide006

Here’s a quick slideshow of the process that I used to make the red stamped card.

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For this blue card, I used a CUTplorations ‘thanks’ word die, sponged with Hero Arts blue dye ink.

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Then, I triple-stacked for the sentiment on this first card. I’d like to play this card at CASology. The blue is a cool/cold color and I love to drink tea when it is cold outside. slide006Using the negative from the die cut on the first card, I made a ‘thanks’ stencil and sponged the thanks onto this next card.slide009I fussy cut my stencil out and added that as the sentiment on this third card.slide008

I kept this next card very basic and B&W. slide010

I cut around the negative space that remained from one of the white ‘thanks’  die cuts from the first card (above – the card with the blue ‘thanks’ stacked on top of several white ones) and attached the white outline as the sentiment on this card.      slide001slide008

slide012I had a lot of fun using this technique. I loved how the homemade stamp printed the image. I enjoyed it so much that I have 2 more cards to share with you next week. Those two are less CAS and I’m excited to share those with you too. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. Here’s a fun video for your encouragement. Happy New Year!

P.P.S. Here’s the coupon code again. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.

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Does warm tea for a COLD day count for CASology? 🙂

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SSS Wednesday’s: Simon Says: New Something: Making a foam stamp with a die is a new technique to me.

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WAW: Anything Goes – Challenge Weeks #264-265

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