Happy Sunday everyone!
It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight we want to see moonlight in your CAS creations. Uniko is our sponsor.
Last year, the talented Vicky Papaioannou demonstrated the super-cool ‘glowing moon’ technique and it quickly became one of my favourite techniques for this season.
However, I must confess it took me a few attempts and colour combos before I created a background I was happy with this week! In the end, I used purple regular distress inks, together with a little Antique Linen to create that glow. The witch stamp is by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.
And then I tore my card when I was removing the masking tape! Argh!! I certainly wasn’t going to abandon this little scene so I added a raised black frame. The sentiment is from an older set by Krumspring stamps.
My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by one of my favourite CAS card makers, the talented Trina from Phamtastic Design as our Guest Designer. She’s a regular player in our challenges – she has some beautiful CAS creations and is a kind-hearted and encouraging member of our community. You must pay her a visit!
Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!
I’m popping in quickly with a late entry into a new-to-me challenge – the Male Craft Room challenge.
The theme of the challenge was paper piecing – something I haven’t done in YEARS! So when I saw it this evening, I ran into my craft room and got to work!
To begin with, I lightly blended some distress ink onto the base of my card to ‘ground’ the image. The large stamp is actually from a Christmas set by Krumspring Stamps and I used some of My Mind’s Eye paper mountain for the paper piecing.
To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from a My Sentiments Exactly set.
Thanks for stopping by!
So what do you do when you create a blended background that you can’t bear to cut up?
Me? I make a BIG card with it! This card is 20cms x 20cms. But how could I cover up/cut up this:
When I saw this week’s Less is More challenge (take flight), I decided to use my fabulous Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous flying witch stamp. I know I wanted to create a night sky/moon background but hadn’t attempted one before. Then, as luck would have it, the talented Vicky Papaioannou did a You Tube video using distress oxide inks to create the very background I wanted yesterday! Perfect timing! Thanks Vicky!
Anyway, I LOVED creating this background. You will see more of them in future, I think!
I made a very large frame for the panel and luckily I have a couple of base cards that were just a tiny bit smaller! Finally I added a sentiment from Krumspring stamps.
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For today’s card, I used Krumspring’s ‘Shine bright like a Diamond’ set. I really like that phrase and was planning to use it, until I saw another sentiment on the set: ‘Diamonds are created under pressure’. Isn’t that wonderful to use on an encouragement card?
As the font is pretty small, I added a section of the larger phrase to create my sentiment strip.
I stamped the diamonds onto some holographic cardstock. I LOVE how they change colour in the differing light – just like real gems!
Anyway, I’m entering this card in the current Casology challenge – ‘diamond’.
Thanks for stopping by – and Happy Friyay!
The current AAA Cards challenge is embossing – could be dry embossing, heat embossing or both! I chose to do both!
I covered a Cuttlebug embossing folder with ink to create the embossed white star background which I then cut using a start Lawn Fawn die. I then covered the stars with some Nuvo Aqua Glimmer Gloss for a bit of shimmer.
I added a sentiment from Krumspring stamps which I had heat embossed using sliver embossing powder.
Thanks for looking!