Bursting with Joy

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is ‘ombre’ and our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers.

For my card, I covered cardstock with double-sided adhesive and cut it with the Poppystamps Tree Triptych die before removing the protective top sheet and applying some gilding flakes. Yes, I suppose they can be messy, but I LOVE them! And I find creating inky backgrounds far more messy!! Anyway, I love the textured effect from the flakes, perfect for this die!

I used Dusty Concord distress ink to create an ombre background which I then cut using the same die. I inlaid the gilded die cut and adhered the three images to my card base. To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from Ellen Hutson.

I’m also entering this into the current Poppystamps challenge (clean and simple) and the current Time Out challenge (bold).

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by two Guest Designers – Kylie from Addicted to Stamps and Wei from Handmade Card by Wei. They both have some amazing creations on their blogs, so please drop by their sites!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!




  1. Oh this is beautiful! I love the purple ombre you achieved and the gilding flakes….love them! Yes they are messy, but oh so fun to play with! Thanks for playing our Time Out challenge!


  2. Ooooh I have this die and this makes me want to get it out right now!! That purple ombre is delicious, especially against the silver and it really pops with that crisp, white background. Thank you so much for joining us at TIME OUT!!


  3. This card is stunning! I bet the gilding flakes look amazing IRL -I’ve never tried them but this card sure makes me want to purchase some! Beautiful ombre look too. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!


  4. I know the challenge is ombre’, but I love your silver embossed tree, Lucie. Purple and silver is dreamy. Simply beautiful! =) Tracie


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