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.

Our lovely sponsor for this game is:

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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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AAA Cards Game #98 – Creatures Great or Small

Wow, it’s been a long time! International moving and home renovation sure has kept me busy! I want to extend my thanks to  my teammates at AAA Cards for extending patience to me while I’ve been away.

I’m very happy to be back with you for Game #98.

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.

I’d like to welcome our guest designer, Marge, of Marge Crafts.

Our wonderful sponsor for this game:

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with a $20 gift certificate.

Here’s my card using Happy Little Stampers’ products: (Doodled Flowers, Thinking of You)

   I hope that you are inspired to play along. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards to visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

AAA Cards Game #94 – One Layer

Hi! I’m happy to be here today with a post for AAA Cards Game #94 – One Layer.

AAA Cards is a bi-weekly 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.

Our wonderful sponsor for this game:

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We are pairing up this game with Less is More  from the 8th – 21st July.

There will be one joint winner, but AAA Cards and LIM will each have their own runners up.

Please note the theme is one layer

with a colored card base!

Here’s my card using Happy Little Stampers’ Doodled Flowers and Butterfly Dies . I made my own butterfly stencil using the HLS butterfly die.

img_6422_edited-1  Some stenciling (sponged the 3 yellow butterflies, stenciled with a die cut, homemade stencil)img_6417_edited-1+ some masking img_6433_edited-1+ repeat stamping img_6435_edited-1+ white gel pen & a sentiment =img_6424_edited-1a bright and beautiful, butterflies and blooms, 1-layer, CAS card.

I hope that you are inspired to play along. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and LIM to visit all of the design team members’ blogs. Between us we’ll pick one top winner who has linked up a card to both blogs.

It could be you!

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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STAMPlorations Things with Wings Spring Blog Hop & Linky Party – Change

Hi! I’m happy to be here with you for STAMPlorations Things with Wings Spring Blog Hop & Linky Party.

The event will have one main day (April 5), with extra posts on the following 3 Wednesdays. We will be showcasing spring-themed projects (cards, ATCs, tags, postcards, etc.) that have wings (birds, butterflies, dragonflies, etc.).

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Here’s my card for today.

I am in the midst of an international move and so this sentiment is a good reminder for me.I like the bold colors of this card.

I used STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2.

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How I made this card:

  1. Created 6 masks, stamped with the back sides of the butterfly stamps, onto removable sticky label.
  2. Fussy cut the butterfly masks.
  3. Adhered the masks to the front of the white card.
  4. Sponged black ink onto the entire card front.

I recycled the butterfly masks themselves and used them to make 3 projects in total.

Here’s one of the projects. I adhered the actual masks to the front of this card.

I also used the masks on a project for a mixed media tutorial which you will be able to see on the STAMPlorations Blog on June 19th.

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5. I removed the masks and stamped the lighter hued colors with the back of the stamps. 6. Then I inked up the fronts of the stamps and stamped with the darker colors.

7. I added the sentiment.

8. I attached the panel to a bright pink card base.

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

 I fun creating this bright and bold butterfly card and I hope that you have been inspired to create your own projects and play along at the linky party! I’d be very glad to have you join us.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Happy Little Stampers April 2017 Mixed Media Challenge – Sprays

Hi! I’m very happy to be here with you today with a card for Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge.

Our  challenge:

Here’s my card. Thinking Spring!
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I started this card by creating a smooshed blue and yellow Brusho Crystal Color background panel.  Next, I used a butterfly die cut as a stencil and sponged on blue ink through the negative spaces. I stamped with the large script background stamp from Thinking of You stamp and the Happy Birthday in blue ink. I traced the large sentiment with white gel pen. img_5887_edited-1I started the panel with the Brushos last summer at the first HLS retreat in Swindon. I finished the card back at my house in Germany. I sprayed the panel with homemade blue alcohol ink and added blue gel pen around the stenciled butterfly.img_5888_edited-1

So!  Are you excited to join in with our Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge?! I hope so. Make sure that you check out my teammates’ super creations at the challenge blog.

Do you use Instagram?

I’d love to have you follow me there!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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