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February 26, 2016


Celeste Goff

Wow Melissa, these cards just blow me away! So very beautiful!


Wow. I love the cards. They are amazing. I have to go and try this technique.


Beautiful card! Thanks.



Holly Saveur

LOVE IT ALL!!! so gorgeous..such a fun way to make these cards!
Thank for the inspiration Melis!

Sandy S.

Just lovely, Melissa! Perfect for Spring and Easter cards.

Donna M.

Thanks for sharing! Your cards are so beautiful, & I appreciate the tips. I plan to try this using some of my new stamps. I love everything you create!


Very pretty!! TFS


You are so gifted! I LOVE the butterfly card. So very beautiful!!!

jan metcalf

Amazingly beautiful cards Melis!

Cindy H.

This looks like a fun technique, Melissa. Your cards are so soft and lovely and really just so gorgeous!


Love them all. I am leaving this in my inbox until I get a chance to play.


Once again, beautiful cards and a fun technique. I love the look of the script on the butterfly and heart.

Shelly Sweigart

What a fabulous technique and no watercolors involved! I love the colors you used on all your cards too! Hmm...does PTI sell watercolor paper? Seems a shame to waste a coloring sheet! Gasp! What you did on the back of the coloring sheet is a work of art though! Can't wait to try this! Gotta buy a generic toothbrush as I have just been flicking water with a paint brush!

Jennifer Schmidt

Such gorgeous cards and a fun technique! Thanks for sharing the how-to ;)

Nancy Ward

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing this great technique!


You made the technique seem easy enough for me to try. Hopefully my creations are as lovely as yours.


What a pretty look, Melissa! I haven't had much time for stamping but this makes me want to CREATE some time to CREATE! And it looks like little water is involved so, I'm warped panel??? It would be worth a lot to me to have the soft pretty look of watercolor without the warping! Thanks for the inspiration! (This would be a great MIM challenge!) Have a wonderful weekend! I AM itchin for Spring and we're supposed to get a taste of it here in Indiana this weekend!

Patsy Stinson

You never cease to amaze me. I can't wait to dig out my dies! What a wonderful technique!

Patty J

Completely lovely, very inspiring - thank you!


oh melissa, your cards are beautiful! and, i must say, thank you so much for a good 'old-fashioned' words and photos tutorial. i cannot tell you how much, in this world of 'let's-video-everything', i love to find a tutorial written just exactly like this! you did my heart some good this morning. thank you for spreading some sunshine and i hope you enjoy your day!

Becky Green

I LOOOOVE this technique, Melissa!!!! ;) EACH CARD IS FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I WILL be trying this technique SOON; probably, TODAY! LOL QUITE FABULOUS!!!! ;)

Gay Ferland

Melissa, you are so talented!! It's not the stamps or dyes it's you!!! Thank you for sharing!!!


Oh, Melissa! I just love, love, love your cards! Thank you for the truly wonderful tutorial. You have given me the confidence to try this technique! I'm going to try it today! Sending warm hugs for all of your inspiration! ♡

Maureen Chandler

Your cards are just gorgeous - I love all of them!!! Thanks so much for explaining the process!

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