AAA Cards Game #115 – Inspired by Nature

Hi! I’m back with a fun Clean and Simple Card today for AAA Cards Game #115.

 

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 an nature theme 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.

Our sponsor for this game is the fabulous Kylie of Happy Little Stampers.

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Kylie is offering a $20 gift certificate to the winner of this challenge.

Here’s my nearly one-layer card using HLS’ Doodled Flowers, Butterfly Birthday and a coordinating die.

 I am always happy to have visitors and love reading your comments. I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along.

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

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. I’d love to have you follow my card blog on Instagram, Flickr and/or Pinterest.

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Happy Little Stampers Watercolor October – Gold

I’m very happy to be back with you for this month’s HLS Watercolor challenge.

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

I have 2 cards to share with you today.

Here’s my first card using multiple HLS products, Brusho Watercolor Crystals and a gold glass pen.

To make this card:

  1. I made a stencil with a butterfly die and stamped in butterflies in the negative spaces of the stencil.
  2. Removed the stencil and masked off the stamped images.
  3. Sprinkled on red Brusho crystals.
  4. Spritzed with water.
  5. Allowed to the water dry and fussy cut the panel.
  6. Added some gold accents with the glass pen.
  7. Stamped, cut and added the sentiment.
  8. Assembled the card with foam tape and snail adhesive.Here’s card#2. Comparatively, it’s a very CAS (Clean and Simple) card. I used stamps from Doodled Flowers.

I hope that you enjoyed your visit.

Thanks for stopping by!

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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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Happy Little Stamper Watercolor Challenge – June 2017 – Mask

Hello! I’m very excited to be here with you for our  HLS Watercolor Challenge.

As always at Happy Little Stampers’ challenges……..we have a prize for you!

Here’s my card, using Happy Little Stampers Butterfly Birthday, Doodled Flowers and Butterfly Dies.

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   img_4037_edited-1I smooshed my watercolor panel onto a craft mat that I had sprinkled with Brushos Crystal Color and spritzed/wetted. Then, to add some large, impressionistic bold flowers, I added more Brushos through a stencil. I did some stamping, masking and heat embossing with the butterfly and flower stamps. img_1984_edited-2Then, I did a combination partial die-cutting with a HLS Butterfly Die and also some fussy cutting to cut out the butterflies and flowers. I attached all of the pieces of the panel, including the cut-out pieces, in puzzle-like fashion, onto the front of a card base. I added foam tape to the flower/butterfly puzzle pieces. img_1978_edited-1I added white details with a gel pen. I stamped the Sending Hugs (Doodle Flowers) sentiment on black cardstock. I heat embossed and fussy cut that. img_1986_edited-1I hope that you are inspired and that you going to enjoy joining in too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge – May 2017 – Red

 Welcome back to Happy Little Stampers’ Watercolor Challenge.

All of our Happy Little Stampers’ Watercolor Challenges are Anything Goes with an optional twist. The only rule is that you use water coloring or a watercolor technique on your entry. You may enter as many times as you like and you do NOT have to use HLS products to enter.

This month’s challenge:

As always at Happy Little Stampers’ challenges……..we have a prize for you!

We would like to welcome our Guest Designer, Helen, for this challenge!

Here’s my (I ❤ RED and butterflies 🙂 ) card using Happy Little Stampers Butterfly Dies and HLS Doodled Flowers for the sentiment.
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First, I stamped some hearts and then die cut the butterfly.  img_6446_edited-1

I added some swipes of red to the die cut, hearty panel.

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I heat embossed the sentiment in white on another panel and then watercolored various shades of red on top.

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I allowed the panels to dry and adhered the red panel to a white card base. Then I added the die cut panel with foam tape.  img_6452_edited-1

My teammates and I are excited about this monthly watercolor challenge and we sure do hope that you are going to enjoy joining in too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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