ARTplorations Stencil Hop – December 16, 2016

Hi! I’m excited to be here with you for another day of the ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop.

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Here’s my card: img_4914_edited-1First, I created the background by sponging green ink through a paper doily onto white cardstock.

img_4917_edited-1I did some strategic masking and used the ARTplorations Stencils Coffee Cup,img_4909_edited-1 Dots All Over,img_4910_edited-1and Flourishes to create my pretty red cup and saucer.img_4919_edited-1 I also used the CUTplorations die “thanks”.

img_4908_edited-1Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

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Winter 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Sketched Green Cup of Hot Chocolate

Hi! I’m here with a card for the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

First, I drew the cup.
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I created the background by sponging green ink through a paper doily.

slide10I added some cream (acrylic paint) to the top of my hot chocolate. (I’m not a coffee drinker. πŸ˜‰ )

I added some silver ink to the rim and handle of the cup.

slide09Β I traced the cup image onto some copy/printer paper, created a mask and then sponged on the silvery-gray shadow to the left of the cup onto the white background. slide11 slide12Β  Thanks for stopping by!

Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

Melissa

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I was inspired by the green and white and the cozy feeling evoked by both Fusion and The Card Concept’s inspiration photos.

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STAMPlorations – Holiday TAGplorations – Reminder 2

Hi! I’m excited to be here forΒ  STAMPlorations with another reminder post for the first ever Holiday TAGplorations event.

I made a bunch of tags for the kick-off day and as a reminder the day before yesterday. You can see those here or here if you’d like. Remember to comment and link up over at the 4 November post. πŸ™‚

Get ready for our 1st Holiday TAGplorations event!

I have 3 tags to share with you today.

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I heat embossed the framed coffee cup, masked off the mug, sponged on the red stripes and sponged on the brown around the edges.

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This next tag os a long one! I used the smallest die in the luggage tags die set and did some partial die cutting to make the tag base. The mugs are from the Anywhere There’s Coffee set. I fussy cut those. The rainbow cord is from Really Reasonable Ribbon, but I’m not sure if they carry it anymore.

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The next tag is another long one and could also be used as a bookmark. img_3561_edited-1I used the smallest rectangle in the Rectangle Nesting Dies and did some partial die cutting again. I also did some masking and elongated the Framed Tea Cups stamp.

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After heat embossing in white, I added Brusho Color Crystals and spray starch. I can’t decide if I’ll use this as a tag or put it in someone’s stocking as a bookmark. πŸ™‚ I love rainbows. It would be fun to get one in my stocking on Christmas morning!

I hope that you enjoyed seeing these tags today. Thanks for stopping by!

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Event details:

*When: Beginning November 4, Friday, 8 a.m. Pacific/Los Angeles Time (GMT-7)

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*Commenting and linking up is from November 4 to November 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (3 weeks)

*Winners will be announced on December 9 in the November Challenges & Hops winners post

*Prizes:
10 prizes (with a value of $178+) will be distributed among randomly drawn winners:
– (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the store
– (3) randomly drawn participants to the TAGplorations linky party will each receive the Luggage Tag Dies
– (3) randomly drawn participants to the TAGplorations linky party will each receive the ATC Tag Builder Dies
– (1) randomly drawn participant to the TAGplorations linky party will receive a $25 gift certificate to the store

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AAA Cards Game #53 Anything Goes

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Hi! I’m happy to be here with you today with a post for AAA Cards Game #53 Anything Goes.

I made two cards which were inspired by this game’s image. I really like it!

Here’s my first and more CAS one:

Slide2I’d like to play this card at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says : Christmas and CAS on Sunday’s Challenge #72: Christmas.

Instructions for making this 1-layer card:

  1. Mask off top & bottom of the Kraft CS base.
  2. Stamp in VersaMark and heat emboss a (PTI) flourish & sentiment (mine are from the Silent Night stamp set) with white embossing powder.
  3. Remove masking tape from top and bottom & place it over the embossed strip.
  4. Sponge on Craft/white pigment ink onto the top & bottom of the card front.

The 2nd, less CAS card (using a sentiment from Happy Little Stampers’ Thinking of You stamp set):

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Instructions for the 2nd card:

  1. Cut out fancy/intricate die cut (I used a trimmed down version of PTI’s Garden Gild Cover Plate die) in white/off-white CS.
  2. Adhere the die cut to the Kraft card base.
  3. Stamp sentiment in VersaMark & heat emboss in white.
  4. Dry emboss the card front

I hope that you are inspired to play along with this game. It’s Anything Goes, but we’d like it if you’d please keep it CAS please. πŸ™‚ Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

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