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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Welcome Home Card

Created this card with a Navy/Welcome Home theme.

Used a sketch which I rotated to the left 90 degrees. Used Paper Smooches picture for inspiration.

Used BugABoo digi, Boat Duckie. Colored digi with Crayola pencil colors & some on computer. Cut out digi with Simon Says Stamp Stitched die. Added a wobble to back of digi.

Used a Sizzix Pocket die turned upside down to be a house for PS picture inspiration. Stamped PS banners, Eagle, pier, sentiment & StarFish. Trimmed the banners to use as part of sketch.

Added Tim Holtz texture paste to PS stamped StarFish to give it realistic bumpy texture. After allowing StarFish to dry I used Wink of Stella gold pen to give it sparkle.

On PS Eagle I used Enamel accents black for Eagles's eye, GellyRoll white pen for Bald Eagle features & Wink of Stella gold pen for Eagle's beak.

Fussy cut out with scissors: banners, Eagle, pier & StarFish.

Supplies List 

adhesive: foam, Scotch ATG 
Crayola: pencil colors - color digi
digi: BugABoo Boat Duckie
enamel accents: black - Eagle's eye
ink: Memento Rich Cocoa  Memento Luxe Nautical Blue  VersaFine Onyx Black
papers: the Paper Studio Blue Chevron scrapbook
   cardstocks - blues, red, white  core'dinations - browns, white
Paper Smooches: stamps - Surf & Turf - pier, starfish  
   Circle of Honor - banner, Eagle, sentiment
pen: GellyRoll white  Wink of Stella - clear, gold
Simon Says Stamp: dies - Stitched Rectangle
Sizzix: die - Pocket - turned upside down to be a house
Tim Holtz:  texture paste - on Starfish before adding Wink of Stella gold
wobble: added to back of digi

Entering this into the following challenges:   

6/19 Catch the Bug - Travel  3E(#3) 6/13  

6/19 Sketch Sat Wk#365 3E(#3) 6/13 

6/20 Paper Smooches Jun 14-20 Picture Perfect Insp Photo UE 6/14


6/20 Pile It On Ch#73 Houses/Homes UE 6/14
6/20 Suzy Bee's Ch#80 Anything Goes w/ Twist ...  Make it Male    UE 6/13

6/21 Craftin Desert Diva Link It Up & Craft It Up Linky Party Ch#57 Father's Day or Masculine  UE 6/8
6/21 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch:  Don't cut, just paste!  5E(#4) 6/15

6/22 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch#156 Masculine Theme UE  6/16

6/23 Simon Says Stamp Wed Ch: Use Your Fav Technique and/or Product    5E(#3)  6/17
   Fav Techn - repurposing dies like the Sizzix Pocket to be a House & 
   using TH texture paste on StarFish for realistic texture 
6/30 Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Jun 2015 Ch UE 6/1
6/30 Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Ch UE 6/1


  1. Hi again, wow a card with a special effect..looks fun!
    Thanks again for joining Loves Rubberstamps, ciao Blankina

  2. Very creative, Melissa! Thanks for joining us again this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Loving the wobbles you've been using...a great effect on your cards. Great LO and I'm sucker for everything chevron. Such a pretty card, thanks for sharing it with us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  4. Cute - thanks so much for entering our travel challenge theme at Catch The Bug.

  5. How fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas Fathers Day Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  6. How sweet is this tag? I love it! Thanks for joining us for the Bugaboo Stamps' TRAVEL challenge this week. Good luck in the draw, and please join us again soon.
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

  7. Well that's pretty cool! I havent tried something like that yet. Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this past week!

  8. Great card! I really like how you've used the paste. That starfish is adorable. Thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  9. So cool! Love your fun creation! Thanks so much for playing with us at PaperSmooches Sparks!

  10. This is so CUTE and cool I love the wiggle on the tag! Thanks for sharing it with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week, hope to see you again soon!
    Jennifer, DT