Monday Montage 27


Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop! I'm just going to apologize now for not having a project from the Holiday catalog.  My daughter has requested a Memaid-theme for her 8th birthday and I'm in "under the sea" mode.  Yesterday, I spent 5 hours working on her invitations…..this isn't the invite.  I'll share it once the party is over.


I used this week's sketch from CAS(E) this sketch so that I wouldn't have to think too much.  There is a lot of white space, but I think it really makes the focal point pop even more.


For the background, I used the Night of Navy Blendabilities markers to simply color from darkest(bottom) to lightest(top).  I then stamped the coral image in White Craft ink over the background.


  A small component of Bella's birthday invitation is some glittery bubbles made with the new Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and Blendabilities.  This paper is AMAZING and the effects you can create are just WOW! 

I didn't really want to cut out the fish and seahorse, so I used my Silhouette Cameo to do all the hard work.  I've got a tutorial on how to do this here.

Be sure to check out all 10 stops on the hop!  I know my friends have some amazing projects to share this week.


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  1. Amy O'Neill | 31st Aug 14

    Wow, Melissa, the details on this are just beautiful! Can’t wait to see the invitations.

  2. Cathy Casey | 31st Aug 14

    Oh I love white space and this card! One of my fave sets and I love how you made this pop right off the card 🙂

  3. Julie Warnick | 31st Aug 14

    Love the Ombre background with the Blendabilities! The glimmer paper bubbles are perfect for this card! Glimmer Paper rocks!

  4. Leigh Penner | 4th Sep 14

    Oh, so fun! Great take on the sketch!

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