Sunday, May 15, 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #215

Good morning to you! It is a bright, sunny Sunday morning for me. I hope your day is off to a great start and you will carve out some time in the next few weeks to join us for a No Layer, growing challenge.


My card uses a simple technique called ink layering. I start in the background by using several light to medium tone inks to create my images from a Stampin Up Good Things Grow set. Then layer over the dark ink with the splatters and greeting to create depth without layers. The greeting set is from Simon Says Stamp, Mixed Greetings 1.



Please remember our rules. Thanks so much for stopping by, Sue






 

Sunday, May 1, 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #214

 Happy 8th Birthday AAA Cards!

I hope you will join us for all of the fun for this 

birthday Celebration.



In true CAS form I created a no-layer card for the birthday celebration. I used the Stamp Market Birthday Wishes stamp set and some basic ink layering. For a bit of sparkle I added Ranger Stickles to the candle flames.





Sunday, April 17, 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #213

 Hey there. Today on the AAA Cards Challenge blog we are playing with the small and few with an Easter/Spring twist.




I had a water color panel that was laying on my desk that I thought might make some fun Easter eggs. So after die cutting the eggs and playing with the layout I decided that that some bunny ears might be in order. Stamp set is Scrambled Eggs from Papertrey Ink.



I hope you will join us for a little Easter/Spring fun!



Sunday, April 3, 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #212

 Hello. We have a great new challenge up on the AAA Cards Challenge blog today. Get ready to represent your country and stand proud!


Using a top-folding white card base I stamped the red stripes using my stamp platform. Then heat embossed the greeting from the same Concord and 9th (Hooray Stamp Set) set in gold detail powder. Then adhering a navy die cut star that I trimmed at the corner. Yea for the USA!!




Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join us for ths challenge, Sue.



Sunday, March 20, 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #211

Hey there! Today's new challenge on the AAA Cards blog is CAS plus spring animals. Lets think spring!


On 110 lbs white cardstock, I created a mask by die cutting an egg shape and ink blended the shape. Then using the Stampers Anonymous set Spring Shadows I stamped the bunnies in Versafine black ink. The greeting is from Papertrey Ink.


I trimmed the panel and mounted it to a top folding white card with foam tape.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join us for a little spring CAS inspiration.




 

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Time Out Challenge #209: Cute

 Hey there. I am thrilled to be guest designing on the Time Out Challenge. The challenge is "cute". I will honestly let you know cute is not usually in my wheelhouse but I love a great challenge and Time Out has some of the best.





This no-layer card was quick to put together. I used the Colorado Craft Company, Frankly Mini set to stamp Frank and the greeting in Gina K amalgam ink. Then colored him with alcohol markers.


I thought that it would be fun to create a "Francine" 


Thanks so much for stopping by, Sue.




Sunday, March 6, 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #210

 Hey there. We are having one of my very favorite kinds of challenges on the AAA Cards Challenge this fortnight...a sketch.




My card was created using my stamp platform. By using this tool I was able to create a seamless, three colored egg. Also a nice, dark chocolate bunny silhouette. Egg image and greeting are from Papertrey Ink, Scrambled Eggs and Bunny was from a My Monthly Hero kit, April 2021.




Thanks for stopping by, Sue.




Sunday, February 20, 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #209

 Hello. We have a new challenge up for you on the AAA Cards Challenge blog. You will visually be dividing your card in 9 rectangles and fill one of them with your favorite animal. 




I chose the bottom right to put my cat and dog. I would have probably picked a horse but this is the animal stamps I had. LOL. I used a stamp set from the My Monthly Hero kit April 21. Pretty simple stamp layering with heat embossed sentiment.  





Thanks for stopping by, Sue.





Sunday, February 6, 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #208

 Hello. We have a fun new challenge over on the AAA Cards Challenge blog. We are playing with black, white plus any color of your choice. I picked red.


I seldom use a colored card base so for this challenge I thought I would stretch myself a little. When I do use a dark card base I always add a white liner to write my personal message on. I die cut a white heart then stamping my message bubble in red and greeting in black from the Papertrey Ink Grand Ampersand set. I added a hole, bakers twine and some foam tape and placed it on my black card base.



Here is a quick reminder of the definition of CAS and thank you for stopping by, Sue.


 


Sunday, January 23, 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #207

  Hello. There is a new no-layer, big sentiment challenge up on the AAA Cards Challenge.





This no-layer card came together really quickly but I still felt it has a nice punch with the I Love You greeting. I started with the Heart Prints stamp set from Papertrey Ink, stamped red ink. Then heat embossed the "I" and "U" from the Chunky Outline Alphabet from the Stamp Market and mini hearts in gold detail powder. Filling in the outline letters with metallic gold ink.



I hope you will join us for this fun, no-layer challenge. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #206

 Hey there! I have some exciting news today. I have been asked to join the AAA Cards Challenge design team. I have always loved their challenge and played along with them for many years. The newest challenge starts today and runs till January 22. I hope you will join us for this challenge.




For this mood board challenge I used three shades of blue to create my no-layer card. I first stamped the Mixed Media Elements in two lighter shades to create a loose rectangle shape. Then using the Yuletide Deer stamp (both sets from Stamplorations) I over-stamped the deer with navy ink. Finally adding the greeting from Simon Says Stamp, Tiny Words set. This would also make a really quick Christmas card.





AAA Cards Challenge is a "Clean and Simple" card challenge. I included the definition below so you know the guidelines we follow. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.




 

AAA Cards Challenge #215

Good morning to you! It is a bright, sunny Sunday morning for me. I hope your day is off to a great start and you will carve out some time i...