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Here’s an example of an automatic sale that goes through the May 31.
Hi! I’m back with a fun new challenge for AAA Cards.
Special tips for competing (and being eligible to win) in this game:
As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) greeting cards, BUT for this game please make sure to complete one line of the Tic Tac Toe board above.
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 in any way at all.
Here’s my one-layer card. I used GOLD, ONE-LAYER and MASKING. (I also used a colored cardbase and blue.) Anyhow, besides “flowers” and “watercolors” I think that I filled every other square. Which, of course, was not the challenge, but it was fun to see how many of the boxes I could tic!
I’ve been trying to NOT use flowers on ALL of my cards. I seem to use flowers and butterflies a lot.I’d like to have some masculine cards in my stash. What do you think? I really wanted to fit some water-colored flowers on in the background before stenciling, but I resisted. 🙂
I used STAMPlorations Chevron Crazy – ARTplorations Stencil and a die from the For the Birds die set.
I also used the “Be Strong” stamp from the Typografia in Faith collection.
I stamped the sentiment, did some fussy cutting and added the chevron butterfly panel to the card front with foam tape.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope that you have been inspired to play along with us this game. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members blogs.
Grace & Peace,
Places I’m Playing:
Would you like to be part of the AAA Cards Design Team? Well we’re looking to add a few new team mates at the moment. If you’d like to be considered simply make a card for this new challenge and add DT after your name when you link up. Want to know more about what being on the AAA Cards DT involves? Scroll on down to the bottom of this post.
DT Call Info
1. You will need to have a blog.
2. You will need to have time to create a CAS card and submit it on time for each fortnightly challenge.
3. Your card will need to match both the challenge theme and the AAA Cards definition of CAS.
4. You will be assigned a column from the link ups and need to have the time to leave positive comments about player’s cards.
5. You will be involved in voting to help pick the winner and runners up for each challenge.
6. It would be good if you have a facebook account as we have a DT facebook group where we chat about ideas etc.
The DT Call will remain open for the duration of this challenge and all successful applicants will be notified by 28th May at the latest. We’re aiming to introduce the new DT on the challenge that starts 11th June.
How to Enter:
Link up your CAS card
Mention us in your post
Display our challenge image
Leave a comment on three other blogs – let’s spread the love!
Remember to keep itClean And Simple
P.S. This week’s challenge theme reminds me of this hymn:
6. I decorated the calendar by sponging a variety of inks through the Chevron Crazy stencil once again.
7. I inked the edges of the calendar by swiping it across a turquoise ink pad and then attached it with foam tape.
I really had a lot of fun creating this bright calendar page and I hope that you have been inspired to create your own mixed media projects! I’d be very glad to have you join us for the mixed media challenge this month. I’m so excited to be here with you and I can’t wait to see what you make!
Please remember that this is not a card challenge…it’s anything BUT a card. 🙂
P.S. Here’s the coupon code again. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.
For your convenience here our challenge rules:
Your project(s) can be anything mixed media except a card (so no cards, please!).
You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s).
You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts.
You must display our STAMPlorations/ARTplorationsmixed media challenge graphic in your post and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
Link up by March 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time (GMT-7).