AAA Cards Game #116 – 4th Birthday

Hello and welcome! I’m here with a birthday celebration for AAA Cards.

If you are participating in our blog hop then should have landed here from Maaike’s blog.

 

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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.
  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.

Here’s my birthday card using some of one of sponsor’s, STAMPlorations, products.

 

I recycled a bird mask for this card. I used it on 2 other cards that you have seen here before.

I love finding interesting ways to recycle masks. I wanted to increase the number of male-friendly cards in my stash and the bird seemed to fit the bill.

I simply added a die cut panel to the card base and adhered the ombré die cut ‘birthday’ for the bird to perch on. I stamped ‘happy’ and was finished.

I hope that you enjoyed visiting today and hope that you’ve been inspired to join in the birthday bash.

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Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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AAA Cards Game #112 – Favorite Technique

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 tell us about your favorite technique that you used on the 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.

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My one-layer, CAS stenciled card.

  I combined some of my most favorite techniques and things all together on the CAS card. Namely, I used all of the colors of the rainbow, did some sponging/ink-blending, included flowers, did some masking and used a stencil.

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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TCC #89: Clean and Simple Card, inspired by: the yellow bird, all the white space, the sunshiny look, the flowers on the chair and the the stripey carpet.

Mod Squad Challenge: Ready For Spring

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STAMPlorations Mixed Media Tutorial – Melissa Marks Thyme – March 2018

Hi! Are you headed towards Spring in your part of the world? Or would you like to grow some fresh herbs indoors? I may have a project that will interest you. I’ve made some herb garden markers to share with you.
Head on over to the STAMPlorations blog to check the process. I hope that you enjoy seeing the process I used to create these cute little garden markers and are inspired to do a little crafting of your own.
 
I hope that you have a great day.
Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
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Butterfly Aperture – Seeing Sunshine and Flowers

Hi!  I have another Spring-feeling card to share with you today.

 

 

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STAMPlorations Mixed Media Tutorial – With all Thine Heart Calendar

Hi! I’m here with a quick post to share that I have a new mixed media tutorial up at the STAMPlorations blog.

Please head on over there to see the process (double masking, lots of stenciling and messy fun!) that I used to make the calendar page below.

 

STAMPlorations™ BlogI used the following STAMPlorations products for this tutorial:

STAMPlorations: Trust in the Lord (Typografia In Faith)

I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it and find it an to be an encouragement.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,

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