Holiday Sneak Peek and a Mashup, too!

Wow!  What a busy week…..I'm so glad the weekend is here.  I woke up this morning to find that my Back-to-School Project Life card (see it here) was being featured on the TAMS Facebook page as their pick of the week AND that I Rocked the Friday Mashup.  How cool is that?!  I can't think of a better way to kick off the weekend.

The Friday Mashup posts a new challenge every Friday and I am so excited about this week's challenge featuring a technique called Bokeh.  I had never heard of it, but it looked beautiful and I couldn't wait to try it.


I followed all of the steps in Dawn's video tutorial, but substituted with Stampin' Up! products.  I used an aquapainter to get the watercolor paper very wet before adding colors.  My "paint" was classic reinkers.  I just grabbed the following colors:  Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo, and Tempting Turquoise.


When my paper was completely dry, I added Whisper White craft ink with a sponge dauber and a stencil that I had created with a window sheet and the Circles Framelits.  As a final step, I used the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge and the Silver Encore ink pad to add some silver speckles.


Since part of the challenge was to use die-cuts, I cut the "Joy" with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits die and the Big Shot.  I cut one from Silver Foil paper and another from Basic Black cardstock, then layered them together to give it some dimension.

The Frosted Sequins are another new product that will be available in the Holiday catalog.  You'll be able to start ordering Holiday catalog products on Thursday, August 28th.   It won't be long before you can get your hands on some of these amazing new stamps, paper & accessories.

Have a wonderful weekend!




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  1. LisaJ | 23rd Aug 14

    Great job mashing up the challenge! The background came out perfect and the silver die cut looks perfect against those colors!
    Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  2. Avery | 24th Aug 14

    Wow! Great job Lisa. The colors you chose are stunning and you did an amazing job with the technique and mashing up the challenge.
    Thank you for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!
    PS. Congratulations on being the rock star last week!

  3. Chris Hnatiuk | 25th Aug 14

    Wow! I love everything about this card–quite the stunner! Fantastic job on the Challenge!

  4. Lynda Day | 28th Aug 14

    Melissa, such a beautiful card. I love the colors you put together. Thanks for playing with the Friday Mashup!

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