AAA Cards Challenge #47: Spectacular Embossing & an Exciting Announcement

Well Hello! Thanks for visiting today. I’m so excited to have you here because I have a fun announcement to share with you. With this post, I have the honor & privilege of joining the ladies at AAA Cards as one of 3 new members of the AAA Cards Design Team!

AAA new DTThis week’s Challenge#47 is Spectacular Embossing.

Here’s my card:

IMG_0714cropsquare  I am truly “Giving Thanks” to the ladies at AAA Cards for inviting me to be part of their team! I had fun with this card and used a couple of my favorite techniques, sponging/ink-blending and emboss resist. I learned these techniques from Laura Bassen in her “Craftsy” class.

After stamping my image in VersaMark and heat embossing with clear embossing powder, I did some ink blending on top of the butterfly. I really enjoy using this stamp! The sentiment if from PTI’s Scripted stamp set. I highly recommend this set.

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I’d like to play this card over at SSS’s Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #198 – Anything Goes.

Please head over to AAA Cards and check out all of the superb creations by my new teammates. Thanks for stopping by for my debut post with the AAA Cards Design Team! I’m very happy that you did. 🙂 I hope that I helped to inspire you to play along with challenge #47.

XO
Melissa

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Simon Wednesday Challenge BlogGrab our badge:IMG_0465editedSupplies:

Paper: SU Real Red

Stampin’ Up! inks: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight

Other:

Product DetailsScripted Stamp SetTsukineko Full-Size VersaMark Pigment Inkpad, ClearClassic Crest Super Smooth Solar White 80# Cover 8.5Product Details

Big Butterflies – Stamping

Hi! I’m stopping in with a quick post on this hot hot hot 4th of July day in Germany!

I have 2 card to share with you in the post.

IMG_7192editedI used my new giant Swallowtail butterfly stamp from SU!! I have been wanting this stamp since I first saw it. I like it just as much as I thought I would. I wanted to try a CAS layout for Leigh’s sketch at this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch #130 and for HLS’s July CAS Challenge: Stamping.

IMG_7193editedI stamped with VersaMark onto SU vellum and then heat embossed in black. Then I colored in the butterfly with my SU markers, Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Tempting Turquoise. I let it dry, then I fussy cut it out.

This next one is pretty similar, but this time I I left off a sentiment and added the large die cut from PTI’s Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild Kit. I’m going to play this second card over at Same but Different’s Challenge #10 and Virginia’s View Challenge #16: Stamping.IMG_7218editedI’m going to have a lot of fun with Garden Gild.

IMG_7217editedI’ve got another post with more of the beauties, you can check it out here.

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xo
Melissa

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Big Butterflies – Stamping & Smooshing (no butterflies were harmed in the making)

Hi! I’m stopping in with a quick post on this hot hot hot 4th of July day in Germany!

I have 4 cards to share with you in the post. I used my new giant Swallowtail butterfly stamp from SU!! I have been wanting this stamp since I first saw it. I like it just as much as I thought I would.

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I made a smooshed water-color bg paper first. Then for each of these cards I stamped with VersaMark onto the purple bg and then heat embossed in black,

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IMG_7256editedand turquoise, respectively.

IMG_7283edited I’m going to play the white version card over at HLS’s July CAS: Stamping, Same but Different’s Challenge #10 and Virginia’s View Challenge #16: Stamping. I’m going to play the turquoise version at WAW’s #190.

I’ve got another post with more of the beauties, you can check it out here. IMG_7289editedThanks for stopping by!
xo
Melissa

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