Melissa’s Fab Friday Feature

By April 3, 2020 April 10th, 2020 Design Team Tips, General

Hello, Everyone! Welcome to Melissa’s Fab Friday Feature


“We are living in a historic time, with monumental changes happening daily that are impacting our daily lives and routines.  I find myself wishing for “normal” to return.  One very comforting part of my life that has taken on more meaning is that of creating.  I love the peace and happiness that comes over me as I create.  My desire to reach out and connect with others using my creativity has grown and sharing a special card letting them know they’re not forgotten and that they’re on my mind, brings me a sense of connection…I hope it does for you as well.”


STEP 1: Stamp the brick background stamp on white cardstock using watermark ink.  Using a heat tool, emboss powder to set.  Use Lemon Tart and Sweet Blush ink to create a soft, emboss resist background.

STEP 2: Spritz background with water to create a soft, watercolor feel.

STEP 3: Stamp with step 2 of the Rustic Brick background stamp using Classic Kraft ink.  Die cut using Nesting Basics:  Pierced Rectangles die.

STEP 4: Create card base from Sweet Blush cardstock and adhere patterned paper to card front..

STEP 5: Adhere brick background rectangle to card front.  Wrap baker’s twine around card and tie on the left.

STEP 6: Die cut oval from white cardstock and stamp wreath from A Mother’s Love stamp set using Classic Kraft ink.  Begin stamping flowers around wreath using flowers from Blossoming Branches stamp set.

STEP 7: Stamp sentiment from Essential Sentiments to center of wreath using Pale Peony ink.  Stamp second sentiment below the first using Olive Twist ink and the Frame It Out:  Wishes stamp set.

Step 8:  Finish building wreath by adhering die cut and stamped florals.  Adhere to card front and embellish with enamel dots or sequins.






STAMPS:  A Mother’s Love, Blossoming Branches, Essential Sentiments, Frame it Out:  Wishes, Rustic Brick Background
INK:  Lemon Tart, Classic Kraft, Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Olive Twist, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado  
PAPER:  Sweet Blush, Stamper’s Select White
DIES:  Nesting Basics:  Ovals, Blossoming Branches, Nesting Basics:  Pierced Rectangles
OTHER:  white embossing powder, baker’s twine, enamel dots


This week we are making Melissa’s feature part of our Project: Reach Out Challenge, so please send your project out to someone you are thinking of during this time!


One winner will be chosen at random to receive a $25 gift certificate.


To enter, participants are required to create a Thinking of You project, send it to someone special and share it via the link below. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Only one entry per person and the deadline is April 10th at 6am. This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner.



Congratulations, Chris Lawlor! Please send an email to customer service and provide them with your full name and the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to.. Thanks so much to everyone for playing along!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


  • 1
    Sallie C says:

    SO pretty, Melissa!! I wouldn’t have thought to use the pastels with Rustic Brick. You’ve opened my eyes to many possibilities.

  • 2
    Helen says:

    Beautiful soft coloring for this brick background. It works so well with the overall card design, especially the setting for your sentiment. tfs

  • 3
    Sue says:

    Melissa, you have made a beautiful card! Any friend would welcome such a delightful card with subtle hues of pink and yellow. You are so talented – thank you for this tutorial. LOVE IT!

  • 4
    Annette Gordon says:

    Melissa, your card is stunning! I just love all the layers and texture you have added, and the colours you pick go so well together. I also love all these challenges that PTI is putting together during this time. I am extra busy due to COVID-19 but I am hope I can play along with at least one of them.

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