Sunday, 27 September 2015

AAA Cards Challenge - Word Play

Hi Everyone,

This week at the AAA Cards Challenge we're playing with Words!  My friends recently had a baby and I wanted to send them a card, so this was a perfect opportunity.

I die cut the SSS Congratulations word die from DCWV black glitter cardstock (make sure you use a shim - it's a very detailed die!) and set it to one side.

For my background I used Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock and painted it with clean water. I then added some Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Crushed Pistachio and Peacock Feathers with a paintbrush to create the background.  I built up in two or three layers, drying between each layer.  As a final touch I added some clean drops of water to create a bleached look.

I then stamped the Hero Arts Basic Grey Tiny Star background in Versamark over the top and rubbed on some Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals (a pigment powder with shimmer) in Shabby Turbine Teal.  I misted water lightly to set.   The background was die cut with Simon Say Stamp Stitched Rectangles die and distressed with Black Soot Distress ink.  I then adhered the die cut word using my Zig glue pen and popped it all up on foam tape on  a 4.25 x 5.5 SSS Fog card base.  The sentiment is from the Altenew Baby Zoo stamp set, embossed with Hero Arts white embossing powder on black cardstock and popped up using foam tape.

A little different to a usual baby card!

I hope you'll join us over at the AAA Card Challenge this week, where my fellow DT have come up with some other awesome cards for inspiration!


P.S. 37 weeks - eek!

Sunday, 13 September 2015

AAA Cards Challenge - Autumn / Fall Colors!!

Hi All!

I'm doing a super quick post today for the AAA Cards Challenge. This week has been super hectic with baby showers, furniture deliveries, work and  I don't know what else!!  Oh yes my 2 year anniversary today too :D

My card today is for the Autumn (Fall) AAA Cards Challenge. I had to use my Tim Holtz Bigz die and cut the leaf shape from some watercolor paper i'd colored with various autumnal paints and a selection of Lindy's Stamp Gang Moonshadow mists (these are great as they all have an undertone of brown and are very shimmery).   

I coated the leaf in Distress Crackle Paint (rock candy) for a natural dried look.

I popped up the leaf on a background of the Neat and Tangled hoop die cut from brown cardstock, and backed with some real cross stitch white Aida fabric.  Over the top i added a Mama Elephant Thanks die cut from gold DCWV glitter cardstock.  Some faceted enamel dots (old stash from Michael's) finished off the design, backed on Simon Says Stamp cream card.

Please join us this week at AAA Cards for the autumnal colors challenge. We can't wait to see what you come up with - and here's hoping it finally chases away the awful humidity here in NY!!

Jenny x
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