AAA Cards Game #102 – Ink Blending

I’m very happy to be back with you for Game #102.

AAA Cards is a challenge blog for Clean and Simple (CAS) Cards.

Unless otherwise stated in the blog post for a particular challenge only players who submit CLEAN and SIMPLE cards will be eligible to be a winner.

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Here’s my card using an ink blended background, some stenciling, die cutting and an ombré sentiment.

I used 4 STAMPlorations products.

First, I used a CUTplorations For the Birds die and

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 a Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die. preview-CrazyDoubleRunningStitches-RectangleI ink blended red, orange and yellow on another die cut rectangular small piece of white card stock. Then I used the ARTplorations Plaid Maker stencil to blend green over the other colors.

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The wonderful, and hope inspiring, sentiment is from a coordinating stamp set, “For the Birds.”

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I hope that you are inspired to play along* and remember our rules if you’d like to play to win the prize for this challenge. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

See below for the coupon and more information.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Cherish. I need to cherish things that are truly precious, like my faith, for example. I am reminded of the following.

1 Peter 1:6-9 New King James Version (NKJV)

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

 

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AAA Cards Game #101 – Inspired by a Film

I’m very happy to be back with you for Game #101.

Thank you to our sponsor, Winnie & Walter.
Prize: $25 gift certificate
Winnie & Walter, LLCAAA Cards is a challenge blog for
Clean and Simple (CAS) Cards.
Unless otherwise stated in the challenge blog post for a specific challenge only players who submit
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will be eligible to be a winner.

Here is my card, using W & W’s “So Tweet.”

Before you scroll down and look to see the answer, want to take a guess at what film inspired my card?

I’ll give you a little help. I have 2 hints for you.

  1. Scroll back up, count the birds. The number of birds represents the number of the very important main characters in the film.

2. Okay, now what is one of the things that birds are best known for doing?

Here’s a photo hint:

Okay, now scroll past the next photo (showing the inside of the card).My card was inspired by The Sound of Music. Image result for sound of music movie

Can you see how I identified the various children?Why does the first child have a letter?

Now, for you big “Sound of Music” fans, what is the name of child/bird to which the balloon belongs? Do you remember their introduction scene and the following conversation with Maria?

Why would I give one particular child a balloon and why would I choose to make it pink in particular?

I really like how this card turned out. I hope that you are inspired to play along.

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

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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AAA Cards Game #99 – Autumn Colors

I’m very happy to be back with you for Game #99.

I’d like to welcome our guest for this challenge is Hannelie of desertdiva.

AAA Cards is a 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.

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prize of the winner’s choice of any in stock stamp set!

Here’s my autumnal colored card using Uniko’s English Country Garden and I LOVE Coffee (sentiment).

Do the butterflies remind you of falling leaves?

To make this card:

  1. I stamped with the small, solid butterfly stamp in fall-inspired colors.
  2. Then, I stamped over the images in gold pigment ink with the coordinating detailed butterfly stamp.
  3. Spritzed with Smooch Spritz.4. Stamped the sentiment.I hope that you are inspired to play along. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Grace & Peace,
    Melissa

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MMCC October 2015 Challenge #16 – Black & Orange

I am very happy to be here today as a member of the MMCC Design Team.

This is my second post for today. If you are looking for my HLS Sketch challenge post please click on the photo below:

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Here’ the October Challenge Graphic:

I have to say that Orange is not one of my favorite colors, but I did get into it once I got started. I liked it enough to make 2 fairly different cards to share with you in this post. Maybe orange is growing on me?!

Here’s my first one:

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I did some ink-blending and cut the peony out with my PTI Peony Cover Plate Die. Then I cut out 2 more, one in black and one in the spotted vellum. For extra dimension I also partially cut 3 more peonies and added 2 or 3 extra layers to some different petals. I’m going to play this first card at DL. ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #165 THEME:  FALL, Virginia’s View #19: All Things Colored, SSS Monday’s Challenge- Ombre, SSS Wednesday’s Anything Goes and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #203: Anything Goes.

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I made a second card and this time used the positive part of the orange ink-blended peony from the first one.  I’m going to play this second card at Uniko’s Challenge #25 AUTUMN / FALL with an optional twist of THANKS

IMG_8109editedI added some orange tinted embossing paste to the background. Have you ever made your own embossing paste? It’s easy! Baby Powder/talc & glue/Mod Podge & some acrylic paint and then a bit of water. Tint it however you like.

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I also added a butterfly, stamped with Uniko’s English Country Garden – Butterflies stamp.

The vellum is from SU’s Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack.

UPDATED SATURDAY OCTOBER 10. Please click on the photo below to go to my reminder post and see 3 more cards that I made for this challenge.

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So! I hope that I have inspired you to play along with this month’s challenge. Please stop over at the MMCC blog for some inspiration from the rest of the design team and to link up your entry! 🙂

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by October 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7).

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

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