STAMPlorations Mixed Media Tutorial – October 2018

Hi! Melissa here with a fun twist on a way to use a cover plate die. I used the CUTplorations Dragonfly Cover Plate Die as a sort of stencil for today’s tutorial. I have used the Bloomtangled #1 Cover plate die in the same way previously.

When I used this technique in the past, I promised to explain it in a tutorial. See the above photo of a card that I made with Bloomtangled cover plate die and a similar stamp press/printing technique.

Go on over to the STAMP blog to check out the full tutorial.

Here’s a coupon for 20% off at the STAMPlorations shop.slide1_edited-1I hope that you have a great day.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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STAMPlorations 5th Birthday

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Hi! Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I’m very happy to be here as today’s featured designer for STAMPlorations 5th Birthday celebration.

Up for your CASEing enjoyment, I have 3 old projects and several new projects for you.

 

Check out all of the fun!

On top of all of that…….use my coupon code, STAMPGIRLMELISSA, and get an EXTRA 20% off.

Shery asked me to showcase 3 of my favorite projects.

But, wow! Picking only three was tough. So tough that I decided to add a new page to my blog.

When you are finished here please check out my STAMPlorations Products Projects.

Melissa’s Favorite STAMPlorations Project #1 – Card for Bloomtangled Cover Plate Die Release – March 2018

(You can click on the project photos to be taken to the original post for project #1 or to the tutorials for projects #2 & #3.)

 Melissa’s Favorite STAMPlorations Project #2 – Gift Card Holder

Melissa’s Favorite STAMPlorations Project #3 – Artist Trading Card Holder

I also have some new projects to share with you. I have been enjoying the new Bloomtangled cover plate dies and have made some cards with Bloomtangled Cover Plate #1.

   For this first set of cards above I used a paper die cut and also the die itself as a stencil/template for two different water-coloring techniques. I’ll share more information about those techniques in a tutorial at a later date.

For now, here’s a closer look at the cards.

For this second set of cards, I made a homemade stamp by die cutting fun foam with the cover plate die.

I glued the die-cut foam to a block of wood. See the stamp above in the middle row on the right? The foam was originally white, but as you can see, it was stained red by the last color of ink that I stamped.

Here’s a closer look at the home made stamp.

 When I started stamping I knew that I wanted to stamp in clear embossing ink and colored ink too. Since I could not easily wash my “stamp”, I stamped in embossing ink first and then moved on to the colored inks. For the finished card, above and in the center of the photo below, I stamped with embossing ink on water-color paper and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder and then water-colored with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.

I water colored this and the 2 cards below.

I was reluctant to cover any of the card fronts at all because the entire image is so pretty. I am happy with the “Happy Birthday” on the card above though. I may add sentiments to the front of the 2 below. I am not sure.

I stamped a bunch of colors so that I can try alcohol inks, water color pencils and other mediums. I water colored the 2 above, the red one with Zigs and the pink one with the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. In the photo below (in the top right corner), you can just see a peek of the a water color pencil colored card.

As you can see, the cover plate dies are incredibly versatile. I have used the die cuts themselves in a variety of ways, including to dry emboss with. The die can be as a template for water coloring and used to die cut a stamp as I did for the above projects. I am looking forward to lots of creative time with this die. I hope that you’ve been inspired to try something new and CASE one of my projects.

Remember to link up your wishlist – FIVE crafters will win products (up to $25 MSRP) in their wishlist!

CASE 1 of my projects and link up for a chance to win a $50 GC.

Check out the FLASH sales every Monday in June. Select products will be placed in the FLASH SALE category, where they will be 50% off automatically…no coupon code needed. Sale ends every Tuesday night 11:59 pm Pacific.

Also, every Wednesday to Sunday, all orders (no minimum) qualify for a free item (any in-stock 3×5 stamp or any word/phrase die (up to $10 value))

Thanks for stopping by!
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Products used on new projects:

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P. S. In addition to all of the great sales and prizes, don’t forget to use my coupon code to receive 20% off at the shop.

P.P.S. Click here to go to my STAMPlorations Products Projects page to see my slideshow. Although I don’t usually make Clean and Simple Projects for STAMPlorations, I have used STAMPlorations to make a lot of CAS cards. Please do check those out, along with lots of other fun cards, tags and mixed media projects.

Freebie Days

  • Every Wednesday to Sunday, all orders (no minimum) qualify for a free item (any in-stock 3×5 stamp or any word/phrase die (up to $10 value))

$5 Birthday Bash Surprise Bags (while supplies last)

  • Each bag contains the Handmade with Love stamp ($3 value) + 2 or 3 randomly picked previously released products (combination of dies, stencils, and/or 3×5/2×6/4×4/4×6 stamps) – total MSRP value of each bag is at least $20

50% Off Flash Sale

  • Every Monday: select products will be placed in the FLASH SALE category, where they will be 50% off automatically…no coupon code needed. Sale ends every Tuesday night 11:59 pm Pacific.

{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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P.S. Here’s a coupon code for you. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.
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STAMPlorations/ARTplorations Products:
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{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes an In the Garden Calendar – Mixed Media Tutorial for June 19, 2017

  Hi! I’m here to share a fun mixed media calendar tutorial with you today. Please head over to the STAMPlorations blog to see how I made it. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it. 
Here’s the finished mini calendar page which I made using the ARTplorations stencils Dragonfly Waltz and Ethnic Organic One andSTAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2.
 

I have a discount code for you.

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

Use COUPON code

STAMPGIRLMELISSA

and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

 That’s all I have for today. I hope that you enjoy this tutorial and look forward to reading your comments over at the STAMPlorations blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
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P.S. Here’s the coupon code again. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.

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ARTplorations Products:
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{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Creates an Over the Rainbow Calendar – May 12, 2017

  Hi! I’m here to share a fun mixed media calendar with you today. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it.
Here’s the finished mini calendar page that I made using the ARTplorations stencils/masks Retro Circles, Just Flow, and Where Trouble Melts.

I also have a discount code for you!

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

Use COUPON code

STAMPGIRLMELISSA

at checkout and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

Please go on over and visit the STAMPlorations blog to see all of the details. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to make it.

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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ARTplorations Products:

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P.S. Here’s the coupon code again. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.

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