AAA Cards Game #120 – Somewhere over the rainbow

 

Hi! I’m back with a fun Clean and Simple Card today for AAA Cards Game #120.

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 rainbow colors or a rainbow 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.

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Our guest designer for this challenge is Noga Shefer.

Here’s my card using the CUTplorations Tag O’Coffee and “Beautiful” Word Die.

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 to enjoy my teammate’s lovely Clean and Simple Cards.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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AAA Cards Game #113 – Perfect Day

Hi! I’m back with another 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 tell us how your card depicts a perfect day to you.
  2. White Space………..As always and for all of our games our definition of Clean and Simple means that white space should be not be patterned, not embossed and not textured in any way at all. (This last part is KEY to us at AAA Cards. Although we love all types of styles of cards, sticking with the AAA Cards definition of “white space” is a requirement in order for your card to be eligible for us to vote for it.)

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Sponsor : Precious Remembrance shop
prize: this very cool stamp set below

Dyane from Precious Remembrance Shop is joining in with us. Our guest designer for this challenge is Guest Designer – Sharon – frommycraftdesk.

Here’s my “Perfect Day” card.

Although there is still SNOW here as of April 15th, I am thinking of a warm Maine day, perhaps in late July, with blue skies and daisies blowing in the breeze. The lake is there, ready for a refreshing dip after I’ve picked some vegetables from my garden and a bouquet for the supper table.

For now though, I will have to simply choose to BELIEVE it is truly coming because we’re just now beginning to see signs of Spring and today it is not supposed to get much above 35° F.

I’m playing along at MUSE where I’m inspired by Tracey’s CAS floral card with the colors blue, yellow and green and lots of white space and a prominent, die-cut, sentiment.

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

I hope that you enjoyed visiting today and I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along and share your Clean and Simple, ‘perfect day’ card with us.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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The Cross – Beautiful

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UPDATED Tuesday April 3, 2018: Thanks Rachel for choosing my card for an HM!

Rachel said,”Melissa’s gorgeous coloring and clever design were simply eye-catching this week!”

 

Beautifully Abstract

Hi! I here with a quick post and a CAS card just for fun.

I’ve been having a lot of fun with my new CUTplorations Bloomtangled Cover Plate #1.

I colored with red, yellow and blue Zigs on the back side of a butterfly stamp. Then I added a bit of water to the stamp and stamped with it. I die cut at an angle and added the rainbow beautiful die cut word.

 

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AAA Cards Game #109 – Die Cuts Only

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Hi! I’m back with a fun Clean and Simple Card today for AAA Cards Game #109.

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 die cuts as the main and focal point.
  2. For this specific challenge, we will make one exception for the addition of a stamped sentiment only, but not stamped images that have been die cut.
  3. 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:

Our guest designer for this challenge is Noga Shefer.

Here’s my card using the CUTplorations Lowercase Alphabet Plate Die and “Beautiful” Word Die.

To make this card I used 3 basic techniques:

  1. Paper piecing – putting pieces of paper together to create a larger image or a new background paper.
  2.  Die cutting – using thin metal dies to cut out shapes, words or even holes (negative die cutting).
  3. Dry embossing – using an embossing folding, or in this case the die cut word “beautiful”, and an embossing machine to leave an imprint on the card stock.

To make the rainbow part of the sentiment, I adhered narrow strips of card stock together to sticky label and then die cut the word “beautiful.” Please see the card below for a better idea of how I did this and also how I used the negative part of the die cut.

I die cut another “beautiful” and used that die cut to dry emboss the white panel two times. I die cut 2 more “beautifuls” and adhered them in a stack under the rainbow one. I also die cut the letters for the words “you” and “are” twice each and stacked and glued those together.

I left space in between the two embossed “beautifuls” for the die cut words to fit.

So, my sentiment actually says “beautiful you beautiful are beautiful.” 🙂

 I mounted the white panel on a dark gray, top-fold card.

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 to enjoy Noga’s and my teammate’s lovely Clean and Simple Cards.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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