Well, we certainly have an interesting new challenge at AAA Cards! This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using two quarters of your card. Our optional twist this time is ‘Rainbow’.
Now, as a predominantly CAS cardmaker, I found this pretty difficult as I generally prefer to leave more than half my card base as ‘white’ space on my CAS cards… Luckily for us DT members, Jane came up with some great ideas for us and I decided to use a design which reminded me of this card I made last year.
As this challenge starts on Easter Sunday, I really wanted to make an Easter card…. but I found it quite difficult to think of a way of using the optional twist… At first, I planned to use patterned paper but that felt a little heavy. In the end, I embossed the Taylored Expressions Eggceptional Background stamp and then randomly coloured a few in rainbow colours using distress inks. I then cut up my panel and adhered it to the card base.
To complete my card, I added a Sugar Pea Designs sentiment. I played around with various positions for the small sentiment. I liked the centred positioning best…. but this really overlaps into two other quarters, so I suppose technically I used all four quarters of the card! However, the AAA DT is going to allow sentiments to straddle/go outside of the two used quarters for this challenge.
So, what do you think? Did I manage to use two quarters AND create the illusion of having more white space than ‘used’ space?
My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Katrina, who has some great cards on her blog.
Hope you can play along with us!
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