AAA Cards Game #91 – 3rd Birthday Blog Hop

Hi! I’m happy to be here today with a post for AAA Cards’ big blog hop and Game #91 – 3rd Birthday.

We have a treasure hunt going on! The idea is that each of the design team members and guest designers have placed a given number somewhere within our individual birthday blog posts. The players (you) will need to find all six DT numbers, total them up and then email your answer to aaacardchallenge@gmail.com.

We’ve got lots of great sponsors for our celebration.

AAA Cards is a bi-weekly challenge blog for Clean and Simple (CAS) Cards. Unless otherwise stated in the blog post for a particular challenge only players who submit cards will be eligible to be a winner.

Here’s my card using Happy Little Stampers Mix Mash. I stamped in embossing ink, heat embossed in white and colored with watercolor pencils.

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I made six of these cards, in a variety of colors.

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My question:

There are lots of different perspectives on CAS (Clean and Simple) cards and what “white space” means. AAA Cards has our own very specific definition! 🙂  For a prize package of the ARTplorations “Some Birds” and the Happy Little Stampers’ Big Bold Numbers stamp set, please can you
tell me what AAA Cards’ definition of “White Space” is?

I hope that you are inspired to play along.

Here’s the order of the blog hop:

Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. Do you use Instagram? I’d love to have you as a follower there! 🙂

Find me at honeybeelanecards.

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P.S. Today is my and my husband’s 23rd Wedding Anniversary! I’d like to dedicate this song to my beloved.

 

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58 thoughts on “AAA Cards Game #91 – 3rd Birthday Blog Hop

  1. amazing design, so clever, I love it!
    The definition of ‘White Space’ on the AAA challenge blog – ‘White’ space means an area of your card with nothing on it at all. It doesn’t have to be ‘white’. It could be brown or pink or red, but NOT patterned, embossed or textured. Any colour as long as there is EMPTY SPACE.
    hugs

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  2. Happy belated wedding anniversary Melissa, that is such a lovely song to dedicate to your husband, I listened to it while writing this and my eyes went a little blurry…
    Back to your card, love all the colour variations of your circles which just pops on the black card, which is also considered as “white space” in AAA’s definition, which could be any colour, as long as there is nothing else on it.

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  3. Really great cards – I love how the colours pop against the dark background. AAA challenge blog defines ‘white space’ as empty space, regardless of colour. Just a plain, unadorned area. A great way to make the focal part of the card pop by not having the card be too busy 🙂
    This was a great question – a good way to remind us all of the rules 😉

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  4. Your cards are so fun — love the variation of the theme! “White” space doesn’t have to be “white”, but just a very simple design with lots of space around it 🙂

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  5. Fabulous set of cards and the embossed colours look super against the black background which is a great example of your definition. White space is an area of card of any colour with ‘nothing’ on it at all xx

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  6. Love your cards, especially the blue and green ones. They look very striking. Here is the definition of ‘White Space’ as per the AAA challenge blog – ‘White’ space means an area of your card with nothing on it at all. It doesn’t have to be ‘white’. It could be brown or pink or red, but NOT patterned, embossed or textured. Any colour as long as there is EMPTY SPACE.

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  7. CAS perfection. Love that you’ve done the stamping onto black card, so classy and so eye catching. White space as defined by the blog is…..White space means an area of your card with nothing on it at all. It doesn’t have to be ‘white’. It could be brown or red but NOT patterned embossed or textured. Any colour as long as there is EMPTY SPACE. Thank you for the inspiration x

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  8. My husband and I just celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary!! Congrats!! I love circles!! Seriously it is almost a problem!!! So your card is wonderfully circular and calm… Thank you for the eye candy… And yes I do use Instagram and I will make sure to follow you… You should also follow me if you so desire…

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  9. I love it when a card design can be done in multiples with different colors for different moods. Yours are wonderful, Melissa. CAS according to AAA (and me) is empty space, no matter the color.

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  10. wow! this is a brilliant design Melissa. I LOVE how you have used Mix Mash elements on the dark background. The colours are so vibrant! xx

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  11. Brilliant use of that stamp set Melissa! I have that one but have got stuck in a bokeh technique rut, so seeing your cards has been a great inspiration. Love the vibrancy of the colours and the super-crisp embossing. Congrats on the AAA Cards birthday too. Ok. AAA Cards definition of ‘white space’ is: and area on a card with absolutely nothing on it – completely empty space ( I would underline those 3 words if I could) with no pattern, embossing or texture. The ‘white space’ can be any colour; it doesn’t have to be white.

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  12. Stunning cards, Melissa ! They are so great in black and so masculine ! I have to try this !
    AAA cards defines a “white space” as an blank space, that is to say a space with nothing on it (no stamping, no embellishment, nothing at all) and it doesn’t have to be white as long as there is nothing on it at all = empty space !
    Thanks for the lovely challenge and for the chance to win !

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  13. Terrific cards. I love the pop of colour against the black background.
    Proving that white space, doesn’t have to be white. It can be any colour as long as it’s plain, and free from patterns, embossing or texture.

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  14. Firstly happy anniversary to you and hubby and happy birthday AAA cards too. Love these cards my kinda cards as they would be for males , older teens upwards in my book and great how the colours change the look.
    AAA cards white space definition is empty space any colour but not patterned or embossed just plain empty space.

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  15. First of all, Happy Anniversary!!! I love how striking your cards are with the black, white and bold pops of colors!! AAA defines white space as empty space, nothing on it….no patterns or textures…doesn’t have to be white, but it has to be empty 🙂
    Susan

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  16. Your card is very eye catching! Great job!! Congratulations on the 3rd birthday! White space does not have to be white, it can be a color, but it means a great share of the card is “empty ” space.

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  17. Happy Anniversary! May
    you have many more.
    White Space is having an
    area with nothing on it,
    but it doesn’t have to
    be white! Love all the
    colorful cards.
    Carla from Utah

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  18. Great cards Melissa! AAA defines white space as: an area of your card with nothing on it at all. It doesn’t have to be “white”. … Any color as long as there is empty space. Thanks for the chance to win! Blessings ~

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  19. wowza
    nice song and Happy Anniversary to you both…
    lovely black cards and you made so much sweety wooooww
    love the idea and the clever idea
    you are a clever card maker and can make many cards in a day two thumbs up to you Melissa
    and I think AAA Cards told White Space means area of my card with nothing on it at all..it doesnt have to be WHITE maybe black (like your card) red pink brown yellow blue green but NOT Patterned embossed or textured (I always love giving texture to my card ooh yeah …because I have own now many of Embossing folder sigh, I must used it before it getting old and old Hehe LOL) and Any color as long as there is EMPTY SPACEi s WHITE mean from AAA Cards…
    wish I am the lucky winner..you should not send to out of Germany sweety LOL 🙂

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  20. Wow! What beautiful cards, love the variations. to answer your question, I think “White space” is any empty area on your project. It can be white, colored, black like yours, or even pattered, in a subtle way. Thanks for sharing and happy anniversary!!!

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  21. Happy 23rd Anniversary!! We had our 23rd last month. 🙂 Beautiful song!
    Great set of cards to have on hand. Or to give as a gift!
    White space on a CAS card is simply blank space; no embellishment.

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  22. Congratulations on your anniversary! That’s certainly an achievement worth celebrating. Your card is stunning too. I like the bold colors and the layout design. White space, to me, means ’empty’… sort of like breathing room on the card. White space allows the eye to focus on the image.

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  23. Wishing you a very Happy 23rd Anniversary ! Hope you had wonderful time with family 🙂 You cards are Awesome,black n bold and yet fun 🙂 White space means clean space with no stamping or design on it can be colored ,as in your cards 🙂

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  24. I always love using black as a card base and these designs are so fun and vibrant! White space is areas of the card with nothing on it…no stamping, pattern or texture.

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  25. I love the way those colorful circles pop against the black card background. White space is considered any area of the card with nothing on it, it doesn’t have to be white but it needs to be plain.

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  26. Happy Anniversary, dear Melissa! I am always amazed how many versions of one card you can make. This set of cards is just great! My answer to your question: frankly, I do not care about the white space for CAS cards. I would say that a strong focal element is more important. If I could go for hard CAS as I call it, I would always stop with just one-two impressions on my card, but it does not appeal to majority. So I am trying to find a balance between my taste and what people like 😉 Have a great day!

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  27. Happy 23rd anniversary to you and your lucky husband! Great collection of cards. Love the variety of colours. The black background is so impactful. White space as defined by AAA is empty space and it doesn’t have to be white as you’ve beautifully demonstrated.

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  28. beautiful cards 🙂 love the circles, geometric designs are so appealing. Happy wedding anniversary! wow 23 years is a long time, heres wishing you the best in the coming years too. According to AAA cards Challenge, white space is space on the card which has nothing on it at all, it doesn’t have to be white, it could be pink or red but NOT patterned, embossed or textured. Any color as long as it is empty space.

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  29. AAA cards definition of white space is an area on your card that has nothing on it, empty space that doesn’t have to be white. Love your card with all that dark space! Fun hop!

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  30. Gorgeous card and I love the different colours you used. The black is so striking. White space is an area of card with nothing on it at all. It doesn’t have to be white, it can be any colour, but not patterned, embossed or textured. Empty space. Hugz

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  31. Happy Anniversary!
    The “white space” is defined as an area of the card with empty space (no stamping, no embellishments, no texture). It can be of any colour, although it’s most common the white colour.
    Regards from Slovenia, Maja

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  32. Happy Anniversary to you.. And many more! I loved your cards and when I saw your card.. I actually was reminded of what Jane had explained to me what a CAS card was.. that’ll also answer your question! Empty unpatterned space, without many layers and lots of open space! But black is doing magic.. So uncommon too!

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  33. Vibrant, bold and oozing CAS with all that ‘black’ “white-space”. A superb design for mass production and great for loads of occasions. Happy Anniversary and have a fun day. x

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  34. Really striking cards, love how you used a black background. ‘White space’ is defined by AAA Cards as an area of the card with nothing on it or ’empty space’. It can be any colour not just white but must have no pattern, texture or embossing. Thanks for the chance at winning (c:

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