Sunday, 24 April 2016

AAA Cards Challenge - Clean and Simple Shaker

Hi everyone!

We have an exciting challenge at AAA Cards this week - CAS Shaker!  That's Clean and Simple AND a shaker.  Quite a tough one in my opinion.  As well as the 1st place $20 prize from our sponsor Stampendous, we're also offering the winner the chance to be a Guest Designer for a future AAA Cards Challenge!!!

For my card I used the My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Interactive Window Trio.  This cuts three little squares with subtle stitching, but the windows remain a flap to lift up.  I used my knife to trim them out, leaving three little windows for my shaker instead!


I then stamped my sentiment (Altenew Birthday Greetings) using my MISTI and Memento Dye Ink in Elderberry (stamped twice for a clear sharp image). I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles (the largest) to cut out the shaker front, and then some purple paper from my stash.

I added acetate to the back of the windows, and foam tape all around the inside, separating each of the windows with tape. I then added sequins in three different shades into each 'compartment' and placed the purple die cut piece over the top.  Back it all onto a 110lb white card base et voila!

We hope you will join in with us all at the AAA Cards Challenge.


Remember to keep your cards CAS - that's clean and simple - and have fun!!

Jenny

Sunday, 10 April 2016

AAA Cards Challenge - Anything Goes!!

Hi Everyone!!

This week at AAA Cards Challenge we have an 'Anything Goes' theme sponsored by Happy Little Stampers.  There is a $20 up for grabs to the winner to spend at their store.

My card this week uses Altenew's Peony Bouquet - a wonderful layering stamp set.  I used Hero Arts Shadow inks in Ultrapink, Bubblegum and Soft Pink (and my MISTI) to stamp the largest flower on 110b Neenah Solar White cardstock.  I then masked it off and used the splatters from My Favorite Things Distressed Patterns to surround the stamp with splats, stamped in Delicata Golden Glitz. Unfortunately my masking paper (actually card with temporary adhesive) was too thick resulting in a white halo around the image. Next time use masking paper Jenny !!

Finally I finished off the card with a sentiment from Altenew's Birthday Greetings, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink, and a few gold sequins from Lucy's Little Things.  Finally I used my clear Wink of Stella to give the flower some shimmer.

We do hope you'll join in the fun over at the AAA Cards Challenge blog, don't forget $20 to win!!


  Until next time,

Jenny
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