Sunday, April 1, 2018

AAA Cards #112 - Favorite Technique

Hi everyone and Happy Easter :) I am back and want to invite you to join us for the AAA Cards challenges showcasing your favorite technique.

I had the absolute hardest time coming up with one single favorite technique so I picked a combo; coloring, masking and ink blending. Here is what I came up with using it.

To start, I stamped the little froggy on a piece of white cardstock and then again on a 'post it' note. I colored him with zig clean color markers and a water brush. Then I laid the mask on top and used a stencil and distress ink to add the abstract raindrops. After the stencil was lifted but before I took the mask off, I stamped the little raindrop coming off of the lily pad so it looked like it was hanging there. I took the mask off, colored the droplet and then used a white gel pen to make the polka dots on his boots brighter and add a couple of highlights. I also used a black felt pen to darken the outline of the frog again.

I have a lot of colored cardstock but I didn't have the right shade of blue to use as a backdrop for my panel. To fix that, I took a top folding A2 white card and used the same color distress ink as my 'raindrops' to blend color on the top and left edge. Then I added my stamped panel to the front.

Stamps: Create a Smile - Unfrogettable
Inks: Distress oxide - Salty Ocean; Zig Clean Color - 041,047,051,091,099,303; Signo white gel pen
Stencil: Penny Black - dotlets 

So.... what is your favorite technique? If you need some more ideas, go check our guest designer Anita from Neet & Crafty and the rest of the AAA design team. We all have our own unique favorites :) Our sponsor this challenge is Sugar Pea Stamps and they are offering a $25 gift certificate to the winner.

I am also sharing this in:
Little Red Wagon - #439 hippoty hoppity
Addicted to CAS - #133 Rain
Thanks for visiting :)


  1. that's a cut elittle forg and he's colored wonderfully

  2. Super selection of techniques, so difficult to choose just one I know. Love your colouring on the cheeky frog, he's so fun!

  3. Such a sweet card Cheryl - love all the little details from your chosen techniques!

  4. So cute, Cheryl. Ink-blending might be at the top of the list for AAA DT's favorite technique. Lots of seem to have picked that.

  5. Cheryl, you are right, there is no single favourite technique and of course every day it can be a different one. Your card is so lovely and kind. I can't wait for the season when frogs are hopping in the grass ;) Happy Easter to you! - Sweet Kobylkin

  6. I'm so happy to see another frog! Love your CAS design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Little Red Wagon Challenge!

  7. Very cute and adorable card Cheryl! I too love masking and ink blending technique. My fav part is when we peel off the mask. Hugs - Bharati

  8. That little frog is adorable, Cheryl, and adding the rain drop to his lily pad umbrella was a terrific idea. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to CAS.


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