AAA Cards Game #102 – Ink Blending

I’m very happy to be back with you for Game #102.

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 CLEAN and SIMPLE cards will be eligible to be a winner.

Please include the following game image in your post to be eligible for this week’s prize.

Instagram users please use #aaacardchallenge.

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Our sponsor for this game:

Here’s my card using an ink blended background, some stenciling, die cutting and an ombré sentiment.

I used 4 STAMPlorations products.

First, I used a CUTplorations For the Birds die and

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 a Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die. preview-CrazyDoubleRunningStitches-RectangleI ink blended red, orange and yellow on another die cut rectangular small piece of white card stock. Then I used the ARTplorations Plaid Maker stencil to blend green over the other colors.

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The wonderful, and hope inspiring, sentiment is from a coordinating stamp set, “For the Birds.”

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I hope that you are inspired to play along* and remember our rules if you’d like to play to win the prize for this challenge. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

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

See below for the coupon and more information.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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STAMPlorations Products:

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* To play along and be eligible to win the prize for this week’s challenge:

Some things to remember…. 

We are looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) cards. Look here or see the above graphic for AAA Cards definition of CAS.

We’d like you to mention and link to us within your post and include the game image. Instagram users please use #aaacardchallenge.

Places I’m sharing:

Cherish. I need to cherish things that are truly precious, like my faith, for example. I am reminded of the following.

1 Peter 1:6-9 New King James Version (NKJV)

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

 

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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 #90 – Embossing

Hi! I’m happy to be here today for AAA Cards Game #90 – Embossing.

Our sponsor for this game:

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$15 gift certificate

We’ll pick a top winner and some runners-up.
It could be you!

I have 2 cards to share with you today.

 Here’s card #1: This is the type of Clean and Simple (CAS) card that meets of AAA Cards CAS definition.
Lots of “white space” space (any color) WITHOUT ANY texture or pattern.
I did some stenciling, creative stamping, fussy cutting, heat embossing and dry embossing to make the card.
Here’s card #2. This card is Clean and Simple, BUT it does not meet AAA Cards’ requirements for “white space” because of the all over embossing.

img_5943_edited-1If I had dry embossed only part of the card, maybe the edges of the card or simply the center panel, it would meet the AAA Cards’ CAS defintion.

img_5944_edited-1I made the center panel of this card I used some liquid masking medium through a stencil
and then did some ink blending over the masked flowers.img_5949_edited-1
 I did some fussy cutting, attached the panel to the middle of the card front and then stamped the sentiment. img_5947_edited-1
Then, I dry embossed the front of the card. I love this card, BUT it DOES NOT meet AAA’s Clean and Simple requirements.
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Here, once again, is my embossed card which meets AAA’s CAS definition.

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

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 it Clean And Simple
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AAA Cards Challenge #89 – Bright & Beautiful

I’m happy to be here today for AAA Cards Game #89 – Bright & Beautiful.

Our Sponsor: So Suzy Stamps – $25 gift certificate

We’ve also got four of the So Suzy DT guesting with us for this challenge!

Here’s my card:img_5899_edited-1

I love using stencils and I love butterflies. img_5904_edited-1

So, this week, I combined a favorite stencil and a favorite butterfly stamp to make a bright and beautiful card.

img_5910_edited-1I stamped the sentiment, did some fussy cutting and added the chevron butterfly panel to the card front with foam tape.

img_5907_edited-1Thanks 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,
Melissa

Places I’m Playing:

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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 it Clean And Simple
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P.S. This week’s challenge theme reminds me of this hymn:

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AAA Cards Game #87 – Shiny Spring

I’m happy to be here today for AAA Cards Game #87 – Shiny Spring.

I love this inspiration photo! Ahhhh, SPRING!

Our sponsor for this game:

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We’ll pick a top winner and some runners-up.
It could be you!

Here’s my card for this game:img_5245_edited-1
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I used a stamp set from our sponsor, Happy Little Stampers, called Doodled Flowers:
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img_5184_edited-1I 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.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

How to enter our challenge:
Mention us in your post
Display our challenge image
Have fun and leave a comment on other participants’ blogs.

Remember to keep it Clean And Simple

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