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.

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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

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Fusion: Going with the photo: rainbow + encouragement.

 

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Typografia in Faith – March 2018

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Hi! I’m happy to be here to feature 2 new Typografia in Faith stamps from STAMPlorations.

Here are my two cards.

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I also used the new Bloomtangled Cover Plate die #1 to make both of these cards.

I made a stencil using the die and used it for this next card.

Be sure to check out the super projects that some of the other STAMPgirl DT members made over at the STAMP blog.

Remember that we are having one big challenge this month. You can join in here.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,

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And if you want a chance at winning a prize, link up any project you have with a spring or faith theme to the March Challenge – All about Spring and Faith.

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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.

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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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You are beautiful – with rainbow & dragonfly

Hi! I’m here today with a quick “just for fun” post.

 

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Updated Tuesday, February 6: I am very happy to share that I had 2 cards chosen for HMs at CASology.  This card was Joyce’s choice for an honorable mention at CASology’s SWOON challenge.

Joyce said, “Melissa L’s card is so stunning, with its rainbow stripes and white die cuts.”

Thanks, Joyce!