Sunday, March 17, 2019

AAA #136 - One Image

Hello! There is a new challenge at AAA Cards.

My card uses the image of a little girl from MFT.

I stamped and colored the little girl with copics. For the background matting, I colored the edges with a pink copic and used a white gel pen to add a pattern.

This challenge is being sponsored by Craftyscrappers. Hope you can play along :) Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

AAA Cards #134 - One corner + Music

Hi everyone. It is a new challenge at AAA Cards and this challenge is sponsored by Uniko.


For my card, I used cute little chicks playing instruments.

To start my card, I stamped and colored the chicks with copics. Then I used the matching dies to cut them out. After stamping the sentiment in the corner, I place the chicks around them using some foam tape to prop up the one in the middle. I stamped little music notes in light gray around the chicks.

Hope you can join us for this challenge :)

Sunday, February 3, 2019

AAA #133 One Layer + Love

Hello! Today is the beginning of another challenge at AAA Cards. This is a one layer card challenge with an option of using the theme of love.


Here is my take for the challenge.

My husband and I don't really celebrate Valentine's day but I still like to make a card for him and for my kids. For this one, I stamped the fishies on a top folding A2 card and colored it in with colored pencils. Then I stamped the sentiment above in a gray ink. Do you like doing one layer cards? I find when all I want to do is color, they work really well :)

Stamps: Whipper Snapper - Tropical love; Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Inks: Lawn Fawn - Manatee; Prismacolor pencils

 The challenge this week is sponsored by STAMPlorations. Hope to see what you create!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

AAA Cards #132 - Up to One Third

Hello! It is time for a new challenge at AAA Cards - Use up to One Third of the card. This challenge is one of my favorites because it makes it really easy to keep to a CAS design.

For my card, I used both the challenge and the optional twist of masking.

I love to read so when I saw this stamp set I knew I wanted it. To start my card, I stamped the bunny in the top corner and the pile of books in the lower corner and colored them in with copics. Then I stamped the sentiment in the middle. In retrospect, I should have waited to stamp the sentiment until after I added my diagonal strip to make sure it was centered. To mask my stamped areas, I fussy cut post it notes to cover my images.

I measured out the sides of my panel into thirds and used masking tape to cover the outer corners so I could blend distress inks over the inside.  Once I finished that, I realized my sentiment was a little off center. There is a really cute little heart stamp in the set so I added a few around the words to fill in some of the empty space. I trimmed down the sides slightly and added it to brown cardstock and then added the whole to a A2 card.

Our sponsor for this challenge is CAS-ual Fridays and they are offering a $25 gift certificate to the winner. I hope you can join us :)

I would like to share this card in:

a2z scrapbooking anything goes January challenge 

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

AAA Cards #131 - Sketch

Hi everyone. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are enjoying the start of the new year :)

It is time for a new challenge at AAA Cards and starting with this challenge the themes will have an optional twist. This challenge is a sketch with an optional twist of pastel colors.


 Here is my card using the below sketch and pastel colors.

This is a great CAS sketch! I started by taking a top folding A2 white card and using my misti I stamped the paint swipe in the three colors. On the middle stripe I switched the direction of the paint swipe. Then I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in the middle.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Sweet Sentiments Plus; Simon Says Stamp - Brush Stroke Message
Inks: Hero Arts - Soft Canteloupe; Lawn Fawn - Celery Stick, Mermaid 

I hope you get inspired by the design team's cards and join us for this challenge. Thanks for stopping by!