{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes a Festive “Fourth” Inspired Calendar

Here’s the mini calendar page that I made.
I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it and look forward to reading your comments at the STAMP blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
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Stencil Sunday – May 14, 2017 – Butterfly Hugs Tag

 Hi! I’m here with a quick post for today’s STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday.

This is also a reminder that you have a few days to play along with this month’s Mixed Media Challenge.

I have a tag to share with you today.

To make this tag, I used an ARTplorations stencil, 2 STAMPlorations stamps, 2 CUTplorations dies, silver, blue and turquoise ink, Zig markers, twine, and vellum.

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Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop over and check out my Design Teammates’ super creations!

Grace & Peace,

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slide1_edited-1This post is also a reminder for you. 🙂 Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. THEME = always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The linky closes at the end of the month.

In order to be eligible for prizes at our Mixed Media Challenge, please use this Mixed Media CHALLENGE graphic (not the Stencil Sunday graphic at the top of this post) in your blog post (see below) when you are entering our Mixed Media Challenge.

Use this graphic in your post (above) to be eligible for prizes at the Mixed Media Challenge. 🙂

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choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

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STAMPlorations Takes TIME OUT for a Birthday

Hi! I’m here with a special post for STAMPlorations to celebrate Time Out Challenges’ 3rd birthday.

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I used my STAMPlorations Happy Sunflower stamp to make 2 cards.img_7388_edited-1

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I stamped the sunflower in brown ink on 2 panels with my Misti and then die cut the rectangles. preview-CrazyDoubleRunningStitches-RectangleI used the CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. img_7383_edited-1Then I colored in the frame of 1 panel and the center of the other and reassembled the panels.

The sentiment is from the lovely stamp set, Faith Expressions – Shery Russ Designs.

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Grace & Peace,

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Think Happy Thoughts – Glistening Sunflower in February

Hi! I’m very glad you stopped by. Today I have a Sunflower card to share with you.slide01slide02

slide03I used my NBUS STAMPlorations Happy Sunflower stamp.

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I stamped the sunflower in embossing ink and then heat embossed with Hero Arts (my new favorite) gold embossing powder.

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I painted the flower with my pink and orange Zigs.

    slide02I fussy cut the sunflower. The large bloom, set in the upper left corner of this card, was is inspired by Yulianna’s submission for “Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin”.slide05 I stamped the “stem” with the sentiment and heat embossed in gold.slide06I added a shimmery-pink gel pen line along the edge of two sides.

slide04I narrowly matted the white panel with another panel of orange cardstock.

slide03Finally, I added a white card base. slide07Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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slide1_edited-1This card was chosen by Deidre for an HM at CASology!

Deidre said, “Melissa’s sunflower glistens in gold and the sentiment stem is genius! Great card.”

Thanks, Deidre!

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