AAA Cards Challenge #126 – Moonlight

I’m here for AAA Cards Game #117.- Geometrics.

 

Special tips for competing (and being eligible to win) in this game:

  1. As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) greeting cards (very minimal layers and embellishments, not textured cardstock), BUT for this game please make sure to use the theme of “moonlight” as the focal point of your card.
  2. As always and for all of our games our definition of Clean and Simple means that white space should not be patterned, embossed or textured.

Our sponsor for this game is:Uniko

Here’s my card using a favorite, Uniko’s Background Builders: Squared.

For this CAS card,  I kept it CAS by:

1. Minimized Layers: made it a mostly 1-layer card – I added a second layer with the sentiment.

2. Consolidated my images. Clustering images together keeps the card clean.

3. White space. Left at least 1/2 of the card unaltered – plain, smooth card stock (even though colored) keeps my card CAS.

4. Mostly monochromatic. I used white, silver and blue as color palette.

I used a home made circle stencil and sponged on the “moon” in white/craft ink. I used a Uniko stamp to add a textured-like pattern to the moon and “moonlight” to the card front. Did you know that the top left and most of the bottom parts of my blue card front, because it is not textured and left unaltered, is considered “white space?”

Check out AAA Cards definition of “WHITE SPACE.” Colored card stock is great, but not patterned, embossed or textured.

Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of my design teammates’ blogs.

I hope that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for stopping by!

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AAA Cards Challenge #125 – Inspired by a TV Show

Hi! I’m back with a fun Clean and Simple Card today for AAA Cards Game #125.

Did you know that AAA Cards Challenge’s CAS guidelines are among the strictly CLEANEST of the Clean and Simple Cards challenges on the web?

Special tips for competing (and being eligible to win) in this game:

  1. As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) cards (minimal layers and embellishments, keep it simple, focused and clean looking with a fair amount of unaltered space) BUT for this game please show us and tell how your card has been influenced by our theme of “Inspired by a TV Show” as the focal point of your card.

  2. As always and for all of  the games at AAA Cards the definition of Clean and Simple (CAS) means that white space should not be patterned, embossed (heat or dry) or textured in any way at all.

Our super sponsor:

My card which was inspired by the the BBC TV mini series Pride and Prejudice.

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 I used STAMPlorations Today is Perfect – Typografia Motivate, CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies, and the ARTplorations Stencil A Bloom and Three Buds.

The opening credits of the version of the TV series that I own shows the hand of a woman working on this embroidery.

 I’m happy with how the STAMPlorations products that I used fit nicely with this challenge.

See my 20% OFF STAMPlorations discount code at the bottom of this post.

I hope that you enjoyed visiting today. I am always happy to have visitors and to read your comments. I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along.

Be sure to stop by the AAA Cards challenge blog my teammate’s lovely Clean and Simple Cards.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

 

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AAA Cards Game #124 – Imagine

Hi! I’m back with a fun new challenge for AAA Cards.

 

Special tips for competing (and being eligible to win) in this game:

  1. As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) greeting cards, BUT for this game please make sure to use the theme of “imagination” of your card front.
  2. As always and for all of our games our definition of Clean and Simple means that white space should not be patterned, embossed or textured.

Our super sponsor:

Winnie & Walter, LLC

Here’s my card. I was inspired by this game’s graphic and the theme “imagine.”

 

I’ve also been inspired by the flowers in my garden.

  I’ll miss my garden and look forward to the blooms next spring. For now I’ll enjoy my garden until the first frost and will have to imagine what it will look like next year.

I hope that you enjoyed visiting today and I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

 

AAA Cards Game #123 – Sketch

Hi! I’m back with a fun Clean and Simple Card today for AAA Cards Game #123.

 

Special tips for competing (and being eligible to win) in this game:

  1. As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) cards, BUT for this game please feature the  as the main and focal point.
  2. As always and for all of our games our definition of  Clean and Simple means that white space should not be patterned, embossed or textured.

Our sponsor for this game is Happy Little Stampers.

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Kylie of HLS is offering a $20 gift certificate to the winner of this challenge.

Here’s my card using HLS’ Mix Mash.

I am always happy to have visitors and love reading your comments. I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along.

Be sure to stop by the AAA Cards challenge blog my teammate’s Clean and Simple Greeting Cards.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. I’d love to have you follow my card blog on Instagram, Flickr and/or Pinterest.

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AAA Cards Game #121 – Friendship

Hi! I’m back with a fun new challenge for AAA Cards Game #121.

 

Special tips for competing (and being eligible to win) in this game:

  1. As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) cards, BUT for this game please feature a friendship theme. AAA Cards is a SUPER CAS challenge. If you’d like to play for a prize make sure to follow our CAS guidelines.
  2. As always and for all of our games our definition of Clean and Simple means that white space should not be patterned, embossed or textured! This includes pre-patterned, pre-embossed and pre-textured cardstock and papers.

Our sponsor with a $25 gift certificate:

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Here’s my super CAS, one-layer card.

I changed a plain heart stamp into a balloon image with some creative stamping. I also used a simple masking technique and a little water coloring.

I hope that you enjoyed visiting today and I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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