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 Stampers Products used:
Doodled FlowersButterfly Dies

 

 

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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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The Mixed Media Card Challenge #22 – April – Sunshine – Reminder 2

The Mixed Media Card Challenge

Hi! Thank you for spending some of your time to visit me. 🙂 I’m very happy to be here today with a reminder for The Mixed Media Card Challenge’s Challenge #22 – April – Sunshine.

Here’s our challenge graphic:

Here’s my card:

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I smooshed yellow ink, stencilled with an ARTplorations stencil and a yellow Gelatos stick, sponged a darker yellow through a chevron stencil

and then stamped with some of the large Trendy Butterflies stamps. I’d like to play this along at Double D Challenges:’YELLOW’ A Happy Place To Be.stmp1082.jpeg

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IMG_6705editedNext, I inked up a large sentiment stamp with more a rainbow of Gelatos. IMG_6707editedHowever, when I stamped the sentiment, it did not come off as clearly as I would have liked, so I re-stamped, slightly off the color, with black. This card makes me a bit uncomfortable, as it is not as “clean” as I like my mixed media to be….I went with it anyway. 🙂

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Next, I added some small black Trendy Butterflies. I’d like to play this along at ARTplorations Flash Stencil Project Linky Party.

IMG_6715edited  Finally I added the yellow cs sun which I had colored with some more Gelatos and added a white & black mat and a dark yellow card base.

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I had a lot of fun making this card! Make sure you stop by The MMCC blog and check out my teammates superb creations!

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace
Melissa

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by April 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on April 31.

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The Mixed Media Card Challenge #22 – April – Sunshine

The Mixed Media Card Challenge

Hi! Thank you for spending some of your time to visit me. 🙂 I’m very happy to be here today with a post for The Mixed Media Card Challenge’s Challenge #22 – April – Sunshine.

Here’s our challenge graphic:

Here’s my card:

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I used red, orange, yellow and turquoise Gelatos, did some stenciling with my ARTplorations Chevron stencil (the closest I had to bricks) and did some stamping and die cutting.

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I had a lot of fun making this card!IMG_5981editedI would like to play this card at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge#23 – Dimension, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog and Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #224-#225 – Anything Goes.  IMG_5997edited

Make sure you stop by The Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog to check out my team mates beautiful creations!

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace
Melissa

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by April 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on April 31.

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AAA Cards Challenge #47: Spectacular Embossing & an Exciting Announcement

Well Hello! Thanks for visiting today. I’m so excited to have you here because I have a fun announcement to share with you. With this post, I have the honor & privilege of joining the ladies at AAA Cards as one of 3 new members of the AAA Cards Design Team!

AAA new DTThis week’s Challenge#47 is Spectacular Embossing.

Here’s my card:

IMG_0714cropsquare  I am truly “Giving Thanks” to the ladies at AAA Cards for inviting me to be part of their team! I had fun with this card and used a couple of my favorite techniques, sponging/ink-blending and emboss resist. I learned these techniques from Laura Bassen in her “Craftsy” class.

After stamping my image in VersaMark and heat embossing with clear embossing powder, I did some ink blending on top of the butterfly. I really enjoy using this stamp! The sentiment if from PTI’s Scripted stamp set. I highly recommend this set.

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I’d like to play this card over at SSS’s Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #198 – Anything Goes.

Please head over to AAA Cards and check out all of the superb creations by my new teammates. Thanks for stopping by for my debut post with the AAA Cards Design Team! I’m very happy that you did. 🙂 I hope that I helped to inspire you to play along with challenge #47.

XO
Melissa

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Simon Wednesday Challenge BlogGrab our badge:IMG_0465editedSupplies:

Paper: SU Real Red

Stampin’ Up! inks: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight

Other:

Product DetailsScripted Stamp SetTsukineko Full-Size VersaMark Pigment Inkpad, ClearClassic Crest Super Smooth Solar White 80# Cover 8.5Product Details