International Highlights Blog Hop - August 2022

I'm excited to participate again in Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights for August. I created this card for a recent Watercolor Class held for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  I was excited to share this technique and card during the class.  I call the technique "Abstract Watercolouring".  I'm not sure if there is an official name.  I spritzed Watercolor Paper with water and then stamped on it and let the water move the ink around.  You never know what you are going to get, but I love the finished product. You can vote for my card and 4 others!


  1. Cut Garden Green cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold on score line to form card base.
  2. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card base.
  3. Cut Designer Series Paper 2" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card base about 1/2" from left edge of card base.
  4. Cut rectangle from Garden Green card stock using 2nd largest Deckled Rectangle.
  5. Cut Fluid 100 paper 3 1/2" x 5".
  6. Spritz with water
  7. Stamp leaf image using Garden Green ink
  8. Stamp Pomegranate using Real Red Ink
  9. Let dry or dry using Heat Tool.
  10. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  11. Cut out using 3rd largest Deckled Rectangle Die
  12. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  13. Adhere to Garden Green Rectangle
  14. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  15. Cut 2 pieces of Linen Thread 6" long and tie a bow.  Adhere to top of leaves using a Glue Dot
  16. Adhere sequins
  17. Colour pomegranate using Wink of Stella
  18. Cut Very Vanilla card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  19. Stamp flower in bottom right corner using Real Red Ink
  20. Adhere to the inside of the card

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel! 

You are able to VOTE for my card!!  The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop at the end of February so I would really appreciate you taking the time to Vote for me!!   

Scroll down below, there is a button where you can click on and see all the participants and you get to vote for 5 projects! So 4 plus mine!!  Hint, hint.......

Now is the time to vote for my card.  Click on the picture below, it will take you to the highlights.  Check out all of the beautiful cards from around the world.  You can vote for up to 5 cards!

Thank you for taking the time to do this. Don't forget to go out to the Blog Hop and check out the amazing creations and vote for your favourites!  Hopefully mine will be one of them :)

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You can also purchase this tutorial with 13 Hues of Happiness Themed tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store

Here's my card that is included in the tutorial.

Christmas Card Buffet Virtual Class

Register now for our upcoming Christmas Card Buffet Class on September 10th featuring the Decorated With Happiness Stamp Set.  

Class includes Decorated with Happiness Stamp Set plus make and take kit with 10 cards (2 of 5 designs) plus PDF and Zoom Class (will be recorded so you can view later).

Add on the Dies for $52 extra and you will get a FREE Sale-a-Bration Level 1 Reward of your choice!

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Your Creativity Awaits

August Kit features Perched in a Tree from the July to December Mini Catalogue

Do you love to craft and are you looking for a kit that ships directly to you each month with special perks each month? Then you will LOVE “YOUR CREATIVITY AWAITS”!  

With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (2 cards of 4 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $60 per month shipped directly to you or $57 local pick up.
Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have.  

  • Featured stamp set
  • 8 Cards (2 each of 4 different designs) - designed by Your Creativity Awaits Team
  • Exclusive Project tutorials you can follow along with to create your cards
  • Extra product (value will depend on the price of the stamp set)

After 6 consecutive months of membership, you will receive a thank you of $25 product credit (before shipping and taxes) to spend on whatever you choose! 

Your Creativity Awaits Kit Timelines

The upcoming kit information including supplies needed will be announced by the 15th of the previous month

Sign up must be done by the 2nd Sunday of the month

Kits will be shipped and tutorials emailed out by the 4th Tuesday of the month (subject to unforeseen delays in the shipment of product from Stampin’ Up!)

  • Shipped: $60 monthly
  • Porch Pick-up: $57 monthly 
  • Add-on dies $53 and you will get a Level 1 Sale-a-Bration Reward for free - it could be the coordinating Designer Series Paper!

Available to Canadian Residents Only

The August kit features the Stampin' Up!® Perched in a Tree

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