Sunday, February 18, 2018

AAA Cards #109 - Die cuts only

Hello, I hope you are having a great weekend!












It is time for a new challenge at AAA Cards and die cuts are the focus. We're looking for CAS cards that feature die cuts as their main and focal point. We will accept the addition of a stamped sentiment, but not stamped images that have been die cut. As always our definiton of CAS means that white space should not be patterned, embossed or textured. Here is my card for this challenge.




I will be honest, this was a hard challenge for me. I like die cuts but really using stamps and getting inky is my go-to happy place :) However, this challenge forced me to get out of my comfort zone which is a good thing. I had this sentiment die for awhile and hadn't used it yet. It is a very intricate die and my cutting plates are a bit worn so I had to run it through my machine a couple of time and used a scrap piece of cardstock as part of the layers to add some extra pressure. After that, it came out perfectly.

I adhered the sentiment to a piece of white cardstock. I have several small butterfly dies so I knew I wanted to add them around the sentiment. I couldn't decide on the colors though and I have a whole folder of scrap paper so I just started cutting out butterflies of all different colors. To frame the sentiment, I trimmed down the white cardstock on the sides and added it to a pink A2 card. Then I chose a few butterflies to use and put them around the words.


Here is a picture of all the butterflies that didn't make it onto the card. I am sure they will show up in future cards :)

Supplies:
Dies: Hero Arts - A bit of Kindness; Cuttlebug - Up in the Sky

Now it's your turn to show your creativity. Our sponsor is STAMPlorations and we have a talented guest designer - Noga Shefer on instagram (@noga.shefer). Noga and the design team have come up with some great cards for the challenge.
Thanks so much for visiting.





11 comments:

  1. Well it may have challenged you, but the result is a definite winner! Love that sentiment die and the finishing touches of the brightly coloured butterflies is just perfect.

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  2. That's why we have challenges ;-) I also love coloring images on my cards, but I think the card is very happy with all those butterflies, well done

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  3. I would never have thought this was outside your comfort zone, Cheryl! It is an absolutely stunning card! Thought little butterflies are perfect (and I love all the spare ones that you used stage the photo!)

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  4. So very delicate card, Cheryl! And a perfect choice of the colours for accents. Have a beautiful day, darling! - Sweet Kobylkin

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  5. Oooooo, lovely. Great CAS card, Cheryl. It looks like this was totally natural for you. Beautifully done.

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  6. This is gorgeous! CAS perfection!!

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  7. Beautiful CAS card, love this design. xx

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  8. Lovely card, Cheryl. I love the bold sentiment. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Friday. Luv, Wilma

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  9. such a bright and cheery card :) Thank you so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Add a Die Cut” Challenge! :)

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  10. Oh those butterflies. So cute, Cheryl =)

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  11. Love this CAS card..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge . Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

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