AAA Cards Game #121 – Friendship

Hi! I’m back with a fun new challenge for AAA Cards Game #121.

 

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 a friendship theme. AAA Cards is a SUPER CAS challenge. If you’d like to play for a prize make sure to follow our CAS guidelines.
  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! This includes pre-patterned, pre-embossed and pre-textured cardstock and papers.

Our sponsor with a $25 gift certificate:

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Here’s my super CAS, one-layer card.

I changed a plain heart stamp into a balloon image with some creative stamping. I also used a simple masking technique and a little water coloring.

I hope that you enjoyed visiting today and I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

Products used:

LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs

 

 

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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.

Our super sponsor:

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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Melissa Frames a Flying Rainbow -May 2018 Mixed Media Tutorial for STAMPlorations

Hi!  Are you a lover of butterflies, rainbows and flowers? I have a project that may interest you.

Check out the full tutorial over at the STAMP blog.

I hope that you enjoy seeing the process I used to create this fun flying floating flowery rainbow and are inspired to do a little crafting of your own. If you like this projects and want to purchase the supplies please remember to use my discount code, STAMPGIRLMELISSA, and receive 20% off at the shop.

I used the following STAMPlorations products for this tutorial:

ARTplorations Stencil: Big Bloom Factory (Large)

 I hope that you enjoy the tutorial over at the STAMP blog and look forward to reading your comments.

I hope that you have a great day.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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AAA Cards Game #112 – Favorite Technique

Hi! I’m back with a 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 tell us about your favorite technique that you used on the card front.
  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.

Sponsor: Sugar Pea Designs – $25 gift certificate

My one-layer, CAS stenciled card.

  I combined some of my most favorite techniques and things all together on the CAS card. Namely, I used all of the colors of the rainbow, did some sponging/ink-blending, included flowers, did some masking and used a stencil.

I hope that you enjoyed visiting today and I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

Places I’m Playing:

TCC #89: Clean and Simple Card, inspired by: the yellow bird, all the white space, the sunshiny look, the flowers on the chair and the the stripey carpet.

Mod Squad Challenge: Ready For Spring

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AAA Cards Game #111 – Use only one third

Hi! I’m back with a 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 use ONLY 1/3 of your card front. The remaining 2/3 of the front of your greeting card should remain totally unaltered.
  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 super sponsor:

Winnie & Walter, LLC

https://www.winniewalter.com

Our guest designer for this challenge is Guest Designer – Ishani from Quillish.

Here’s my rainbow card using Winnie & Walter’s LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs.

I chose some small stamps from the set.

I’ve used the super cute birds in this set a number of times before.

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This time though, I resisted the little cuties and put some of the other stamps to use.

I wanted to make a super Clean and Simple (CAS) 1-layer card. This card would be perfect for encouragement or a birthday.

Here’s how I made it:

  1. I set my top-fold card in my MISTI.
  2. I lined up the stamps on the card and then closed the MISTI to pick up the stamps.
  3. I inked up my line of stamps. I like to start with yellow first and then add the darker colors so as to not mess up the yellow ink pad. I use the edge of the ink pad and add all of the colors, one after the other, and then stamp all of the colors at the same time. (I used a red marker to color the heart.)
  4. I repeated the process several times until the colors were nice and opaque.

Be sure to stop by the AAA Cards challenge blog to enjoy Ishani’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.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

Products used:

LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs

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Fusion: Going with the photo: rainbow + encouragement.