AAA Cards Game #88 – Stencil

I’m happy to be here today with a post for AAA Cards Game #88 – Stencil.

Our sponsor for this game:

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I also have a discount code for you!

Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

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Here are my two cards,

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made with ARTplorations Some Birds.

preview-web-stencil-037-somebirdsThe sentiment on the first card is from Trendy Butterflies.

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img_4962_edited-1I used Bold Sentiments: Explore for the sentiment on this second card.

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I hope that you are inspired to play along. 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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How To Play

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.

We’d like you to……………………………………….

Play…. Play around with your interpretation of the theme each challenge
Enjoy… trying new things and experimenting
Be Inspired … by the DT’s examples of CAS cards
Create… something that makes you happy!

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Stencil Sunday – November 13 – Shaker Easel

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

I have a fun birthday shaker easel to share with you.slide03slide01

To make this, I used a variety of ARTplorations stencils and a wide variety of techniques and mediums too.slide06slide03

I used the ARTplorations Stencils Vintage Dresses, Flourishes, Hearts in Bubbles and Dots All Over. slide04I also used the CUTplorations Hugs Word Die.slide05

slide01Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop over and check out my Design Teammates’ super creations!

Grace & Peace,

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Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. The theme is 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.

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

 

STAMPlorations/ARTplorations/CUTplorations products used in this project:

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Stencil Sunday – Friendship Canvas – October 23, 2016

Hi! I’m here with a post for today’s STAMPlorations’ Stencil Sunday for October 23.

I have my first ever mixed media canvas to share with you today. slide2   To make this canvas, I used a variety of ARTplorations stencils and a wide variety of techniques and mediums too.  This is a photo of my friend, Cindy, and I last Spring when she came to visit me.

I started working on this canvas months ago and set it aside because I just could not get it to work out the way I wanted it too. I don’t seem to have a good photo of the original try, but you can see it in the top left corner of the photo below:

slide3Originally, I had used blues and greens and lots of white and had stamped a sentiment and some butterflies and stenciled some hearts too. The cool colors did not make me happy. Also, I had used a smaller version of the photo and had adhered it directly onto the canvas. I had stamped a sentiment over the edge of the photo and, anyhow, I did not like the results. So I picked it up again recently and reworked the colors to compliment the tulips in the photograph. slide5I added some more texture with heat embossing and embossing paste.slide3The ARTplorations stencils,  Retro Circles, Dots All Over, which I used on this are all beautiful and fun to play with. I also used some STAMPlorations stamps (Framed Tea Cups and Big Bloom Factory(fussy cut the flowers)) and the CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

Cindy and I love tea and have enjoyed having tea together at our houses. Can you see the Framed tea Cups? I stamped them on either side of the framed photo.

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Now, I’m quite pleased with the results.

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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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Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. The theme is 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.

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

ARTplorations/CUTplorations/STAMPlorations Products used in this project: Retro Circles Stencil, Framed Tea Cups,

Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies, Big Bloom Factory,

Dots All Over

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Stencil Sunday – September 25

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

I have a bunch of ATCs to share with you today. They are in various stages of completion.

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To make these, I used a variety of ARTplorations stencils and a wide variety of techniques and mediums too. I am an ATC newbie and am just now discovering how fun these can be to make! The ARTplorations stencils, Some Birds, Retro Circles, Happy Flowers and Hearts All Over which I used on these all are beautiful and fun to play with.

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Here’s a look at the reverse side of some of my ATCs.

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You can see some of these ATCs stored in this holder that I made:

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

Grace & Peace,

melissastamplorationsdtbadge

Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. The theme is 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.

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

P.S. If you’d like to know more about how I made the ATC holder itself, please head over here.

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 ARTplorations Products used in this project: Some Birds, Retro Circles Stencil,  Happy Flowers Stencil andHearts All Over

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Stencil Sunday – August 14

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

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I made a tag, attached an ATC and another small sentiment tag. The base of the tag, the part with the circles, is made out of left overs from a previous product. I added some color with my Zig Markers and I had a lovely base to start off my tag. I love using left overs from my stash to create beautiful things!

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The ARTplorations stencils, Retro Circles, Happy Flowers and Hearts in Bubbles which I used on this project all are beautiful and fun to play with.

If you’d like to know more about how I made the base for this tag, please head over here to this post.

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

Grace & Peace,

melissastamplorationsdtbadge

Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. The theme is 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.

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

 ARTplorations Products used in this project: Retro Circles Stencil,  Hearts in BubblesHappy Flowers Stencil

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STAMPlorations Products used in this project: Trendy Butterflies Stamps – Sentiment

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Have you seen my Mixed Media Tutorial over at Stamplorations? Click on the photo below to see all of the instructions of how to make this super Artist Trading Card (ATC) holder.

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Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge Weeks #242-#243

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