Tuesday Ideas: Framed

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with more Tuesday Ideas inspiration!

The Oh Christmas set is in the spotlight again this week and I created yet another clean and simple design for you!  This time, I used one of the pretty pine bough images to create a frame for the sentiment.

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I stamped the pine boughs around the edge of the card, varying the height and double stamping each one to achieve richer color.  I then used a white glitter Wink of Stella brush to apply a layer of sparkly frost to the stamped images.  The sentiment was stamped in black inside the frame.  The main panel is popped up with foam dots for dimension.

If you’re looking for some quick holiday cards to make this year, this may be the design you need!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: Grounded

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with more clean and simple inspiration for Tuesday Ideas!

As I’m looking toward September, I’m adding coffee to my grocery list, knowing my consumption might soon be increasing ever so slightly as days turn cooler!  That said, I chose a coffee theme for today’s card using stamps from the fabulously versatile Totally stamp set as well as the coffee cup image from the Coffee Love stamp set.

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Am I the only one that feels like this with a cup of liquid magic in hand?  Life just seems a bit more manageable with a little coffee consumption!  Know what I mean?!

The background is an image from the Totally stamp set, stamped three times to ground the main image.  I stamped and fussy cut the coffee cup, paper piecing the middle with kraft cardstock & popping up the assembled image with foam dots for dimension.  The “whatever” sentiment is also from the Totally stamp set.  So fun!

Here’s to cooler days, warmer drinks and a slower pace (hopefully)!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: One Layer Encouragement

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with another installment of Tuesday Ideas!  This week, I decided to make a one layer encouragement card.  Rainbows are a favorite of mine, so I went for a multi-colored look!

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I used the brush stroke image stamp from the wonderful Totally stamp set, inking it in five different colors, stamping it five separate times.  I stamped the large sentiment from the same set at a diagonal and then added the smaller sentiment from the Blossom stamp set.  I added a little sparkle to the rainbow rays using a clear Wink of Stella brush marker.  One layer simplicity!

I hope your summer is coming to a smooth close.  It’s so hard to believe three months can go so quickly, isn’t it?!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: Fill in the Blank!

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with another installment of Tuesday Ideas!  Using the newest stamp set, Totally, I created a fun, clean & simple card design.

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I’m so in love with the larger sentiments in the Precious Remembrance Shop store and the ones in the Totally stamp set are no exception!  I chose to showcase this big, bold word from the set!  I cut apart the “you’re” and the line so I could insert the “totally” in between the two.  It’s so fun to think up words to fill in the blank!

With school days soon arriving, I can see this being used as a teacher card.  Black, white and red color combinations work well for school themed cards!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: Washi Tape

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa here today!  It feels like it’s been awhile since I’ve posted here, but that’s given me some time to build up some creativity!  This week, I’m sharing a clean & simple card using the newest stamp set, Totally!

I’ve been wanting to use a little copper on my designs lately and did so on today’s card!  I even found some washi tape with copper accents!

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I stamped the bold sentiment first in copper ink and then added the subtitle in black ink.  The “us” was simply circled with a black, fine tip marker.  This is where I stopped and stared at the card.  An idea finally struck and I dug out some pretty washi tape with matching copper accents, adhering it to the bottom of the card base.  Then, things felt complete!  So simple and trendy!

I hope you’ll give this new set a try!  It’s got endless possibilities and you can find more inspiration on its very own Pinterest board!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: One Layer Happy Art

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with more Tuesday Ideas inspiration using the wonderful Happy Art set!  This week, I went for a one layer CAS design.

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I used red, turquoise and yellow inks for this design.  Each color was stamped off before being stamped on the card base and each was overlapped a bit for a fun color mix.  The sentiment was stamped in black and then I applied a touch of sparkle to it with a clear Wink of Stella brush marker.  Celebrations can always use a little shimmer and shine, right?!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: Happy Art Background

Hello, Everyone!  It’s Melissa back with another Tuesday Ideas post!  This week, I thought I’d share a background I created using the wonderful Happy Art stamp set that was released last month!

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I inked up the scribble image in three different inks (gray, blue & green), stamping each color individually and layering one on top of the other.  The sentiment was stamped in black on top of the finished background and blue & clear sequins added as embellishments.  The main panel was matted on black and popped up with foam dots.  Such a simple design!

This set has so many possibilities!  I hope this simple background idea inspires you to create your own!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: Clean & Simple Happy Art

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with Tuesday Ideas inspiration using the fun Happy Art set!  March is coming to an end and warmer weather is coming!  With warmer days comes a busier calendar and I’m always a fan of clean & simple design!

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I inked the scribble image in two different colors before stamping it.  Next, the fun sentiment & hearts trio were stamped in black.  Black sequins and little pink flower sequins were added for embellishments.  Then, tiny clear rhinestones were added to the centers of the black sequins.  Crystal Effects was applied to the hearts for a little shine.  The main panel was popped up with foam dots.  Sometimes a simple color scheme goes a long way on a card design!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: Two Peas in a Pod

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with more Tuesday Ideas inspiration using the wonderful Sweet Pea stamp set!

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I used a stitched circle die cut to frame a fussy cut pea pod and stamped the sentiment below it.  The pea pod was colored with Copic markers.  The two peas were stamped again, fussy cut & colored with Copics.  The two peas were layered on top of the pea pod with foam dots to add a little more dimension.  The little red heart was added in red ink.  I’m thinking this will be a great anniversary or engagement card!

I hope you’re having a great February!  March is just around the corner and that means…spring!!!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: A Sweet Pea Valentine

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with another round of Tuesday Ideas!  With Valentine’s Day coming up this weekend, I created a love themed card using the oh-so-sweet Sweet Pea stamp set!

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I simply die cut a scalloped heart to create a little heart shaped card!  I stamped the beautiful sentiment in black, using it to draw the eye into the design.  The flower image and three mini hearts were stamped next.  I colored the sweet flower with Copic markers and then added a touch of glitter with a Wink of Stella brush marker.  The main white panel is popped up with foam dots for dimension.

I am just loving this sweet stamp set!  It’s perfect for those last minute valentines and for all kinds of love themed projects!

Until next time,

Happy Stamping!

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