AAA Cards Game #95 – Rainbow

Hi! I’m happy to be here today with a post for AAA Cards Game #95 – Rainbow.

AAA Cards is a bi-weekly 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.

Our sponsor for this game:

We’ll pick a top winner and some runners-up.

It could be you!

Here’s my card using STAMPlorations Big Greetings and Trendy Birds 2 stamp sets.

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

Use COUPON code

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and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

Simple stamping + coloring with Derwent Inktense pencils = a bright, rainbow birdie CAS card.

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

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Thanks for stopping by!
Grace, Peace & Happy New Year,
Melissa

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CASEing Kim for Time Out

Hi! I’m here with a  post of a card that I made by CASEing this terrific one by Kim.

Here’s Kim’s beautifully designed CAS card:

Here’s my definitely not CAS CASE of Kim’s card!slide001 slide002    I used the ARTplorations Stencil Big Bloom Factory on this card.

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First, I reverse stenciled by inking up the stencil with a black ink pad. slide001Then I printed with the inked-up stencil. Then, I sponged on the red, blue, yellow and green inks. slide003Next, I traced over the printed outlines with a black alcohol marker to darken the printed image. slide003I added white highlights by doing some more tracing and drawing with a gel pen.

The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Big Greetings set.

preview-SheryRussDesigns-BigGreetingsslide002Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

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P.S. I’d like to remind you that the ARTplorations Stencil Hop starts today!

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The hop starts and my post will go live at 7 a.m. Pacific (GMT-8) on 14 December, 2016.

Please click on the photo below to go to my Day 1 post for the hop.

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{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes Brusho Tags – Tutorial for November 11, 2016

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Hi! I here to share that I have a new Mixed Media Tutorial up over at the STAMPlorations Blog today. In keeping with the back-to-school time of year, I’ve made a small, and reversible, chalkboard. Please go on over and visit the STAMPlorations blog to see all of the details. blog I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to make them.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I hope you enjoy the tutorial and look forward to reading your comments over at the blog!

Grace & Peace,

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The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Framed – Sunflower

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Hi! I’m very happy to have you visiting my blog today. I know your time is precious and hope that you enjoy your visit.

I’m not a coffee fan myself, but my husband likes it a lot. So, I have grown to think of coffee with a warm feeling because the smell of it means that he’s probably home. 🙂

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Today I have another card to share with you that I designed with STAMPlorations products for the Fall CLBH.

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    STAMPlorations is one of the FAll CLBH sponsors and Shery has a bunch Coffee & Tea lover themed products in her store.

 I love this new STAMPlorations set – Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set by Shery.

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This was a pretty simple card to make.

  1. I stamped with the cup onto a page from the Color Blooms Coloring Book.colorbloomscover
  2.  Fussy cut the cup.
  3. Colored it with oil pastels.

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  4. Made a frame with the CUTplorations stitched rectangle die.
  5. Matted with a larger.
  6. Stamped the sentiment (Big Greetings)  and colored with a red Copic.
    Here’s another look at my card:

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I really enjoyed making this card and I hope that you enjoyed seeing it.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your visit.

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. I have a new STAMPlorations Mixed Media (two-sided mini chalkboard) tutorial up for September. 🙂

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You can take a peek over at my post here and/or  head over to the blog to see the entire tutorial.

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