Technique – stencilling

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AAA Fifth Birthday

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and we are celebrating our fifth birthday with a blog hop and a treasure hunt this fortnight!

Five of the design team members have a picture hidden somewhere in their blog post. Simply find all the pictures and work out the one word that connects them all (hint: it begins with the same letter as the name of our blog!). Then email your answer to our lovely team admininstrator, Jane, at aaacardchallenge at gmail.com.

Our sponsors have been very generous and we have lots of prizes which can be won in a number of ways:

  • Create a card – make a CAS birthday card and link it over at our challenge post in the usual way
  • Enter our treasure hunt
  • Like, comment and follow us on social media (Facebook and Instagram)
  • Visit each of the 8 design team members’ blogs and leave a comment

Here are the blog hop links:

Lucie – you are here!
Maaike
Tracie
Åsa
Bharati
Ceal
Ishani
Jane

For my card, I used the Brilliant Presents die from Simon Says Stamp which I cut from black glitter cardstock. I cut the image a second time from an old panel that I’d created with Color Bursts and Cosmic shimmer powders. It is so sparkly in real life! I lightly stencilled a background using a Simon Says Stamp stencil and adhered the black out line and inlaid the pieces cut from the bright panel. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

And for those of you looking… here is the treasure hunt picture!

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog – I do hope you can join in with all the fun this fortnight!

I’m also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge (anything goes) and the Seize The Birthday challenge where the theme is ‘anything goes’ and the optional topping is ‘presents’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Stencilled flowers

Happy Saturday friends!

I’m playing along with the current CAS stencil challenge. This month the challenge is to stencil over a coloured background.

I love this challenge as it helps me practice/learn some techniques but have rarely entered a card because I find it quite difficult to incorporate the technique in a CAS card. Take my creation today for instance… it’s definitely simple but the ‘white’ (or in this case black!) space is limited. CAS is definitely my preferred style and I don’t usually struggle with other CAS challenges, but to be honest I’d probably prefer a wider frame if I was making it again…

Still, I looked back at the DT inspiration and also their past winners and decided to give it a whirl as the amount of ‘white’ space is comparable to some of those showcased cards…. it’ll be interesting to hear what the DT members think.

To create my card, I used an old blended background created with regular distress inks plus a Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stencil. The frame was cut with a Studio Katia stencil and the sentiment was created using part of a Waffle Flower Crafts die.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Layered spring flowers

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with one of my favourite challenges – the Color Throwdown, which has another beautiful palette for us this week – blue, coral pink, green and kraft.

My new Memory Box dies arrived this morning so I leapt at the opportunity to play with them immediately! I blended some Distress Oxide (Tumbled Glass, Tattered Rose, Bundled Sage and Frayed Burlap) onto white cardstock which I then cut multiple times using the Layered Poppy, Layered Rose and Layered Tulip dies.

I used glitter paste and a stencil to create a soft but sparkly background and adhered the flowers. I die cut a second piece of cardstock for the bottom section of my card, sponging a little Bundled Sage along the curved edge before adhering it to the base using foam tape.

The sentiment is also by Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to share one of the cards I gave to my lovely mum today!

I stamped the Pretty Pink Posh Spring Wreath in Antique Linen Distress Oxide and embossed it with clear powder.

I coloured it in and then die cut the wreath.  I used an Echo Park stencil to apply a few subtle hearts to the background before adhering the wreath.

Finally I added an Avery Elle sentiment… and a few small gems (AFTER I had taken these photos).

I’m entering this into the current CAS Colours and Sketches challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Best wishes to you

Hello everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with the current colour challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I started by stencilling some Pumice Stone distress ink to my base card using a Tim Holtz stencil. Then I stamped an older Penny Black cling stamp (All you need…) and added a Penny Black sentiment. I still wanted to add a bit more blue to my card so I used a Penny Black butterfly die and added a few of the tiny hearts from the butterfly to embellish my card. And I couldn’t resist adding a few dots of Stickles for a bit of sparkle!

I’m also entering this into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the theme is ‘anything goes’ with an optional twist of CAS. I think this card covers both of those!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.