February is the month of love and we too are celebrating Love at AAACards Challenge. The challenge format has a twist and is made more interesting for you to create wonderful Clean And Simple cards.
Here’s my card
I have to be honest, i am a bit scared of one layer cards. I guess, that’s because i feel i have very less scope for error. So this is completely out of my comfort zone.
I began with coloring this cute and adorable image by Penny Black Stamps. I think the set is called critters in love.
After coloring, the image, i masked it with liquid masking fluid and inked the background with a bit of blue and green.
Tip: Please be patient for the masking fluid to dry. You may use a masking paper or masking tape as well.
After inking, i then peeled the masking and stamped the sentiment. Voila! the card is ready.
I hope my cards inspires you to play along AAA Cards challenge
and gets you crafting to make some handmade happiness for your loved ones. Just remember to keep is Clean and Simple – CAS.
Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.
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is offered a $25 gift code to the shop to the winner. Thank you Shery
for being so kind and generous.
All the very best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!
I am super thrilled and greatly honored to have joined the awesome Design Team at CASology Challenge. It is indeed a privilege to be working with the very talented card makers I adore. Very grateful to the lovely ladies at CASology for having me and for the warm welcome they have extended me.
The Cue word at for the Week # 285 is “SWOON” and here’s my first card as the Design Team member of CASology. It’s a one layer CAS card, perfect for Valentine’s Day.
I really adore the way these two little mice are looking into each other’s eyes, holding each other’s paws, with overwhelming love… I especially find the knotted tails very cute. I wanted to make a romantic scene on the card and hence opted for a moonlit sky as the background.
To make this card, after stamping the images of the mice & hearts, I covered them with masking fluid. I let the masking fluid dry completely before covering the card front with a masking paper that had a circular window to frame the mice. I then blended distress inks to form a moonlit night sky. Once the inking was done I peeled off the masking, added stars with white gel pen and white heat embossed the sentiment. To maintain the CAS look, I didn’t color the mice much.
I hope my card inspires you to play along with us at CASology Challenge and gets you creating cards for those who make you swoon. Can’t wait to see your wonderful cards in our gallery. Do visit CASology Challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team and the guest designer who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit their blogs and leave them more love.
The challenge is to make CAS style cards, so do check out the CAS guidelines.
I am entering this card into a few challenges :
- Less is More # 363 One Layer card – Cute : One Layer CAS card with and cute scene
- Penny Black Saturday Challenge # January – Anything Goes : ‘Critters in Love’ stamp set by Penny Black Stamps
Hope you liked my card. Do let me know by leaving me comments. I really love reading them and appreciate the time you spend on my blog.
Hello There !
Today I am sharing a one layer clean and simple style card that is very easy to make and can be used for Valentine’s day as well as for all other occasions.
I have mentioned earlier that i like to craft / color on the go, its mostly because I am hard pressed for crafting time and more so because I would rather craft than do anything else. So I carry a small pouch with my zig real brush markers, water brushes, pre-stamped card fronts, a few tissues, a white & a black pen and I am all good to go. I stamp and emboss some of my card panels and that makes it coloring more fun and easy.
The best thing about this way is that, it helps me focus and make best out of the limited supplies in hand and enjoying the coloring process.
Coloring on the go has also made me more patient in handling any kinda waiting time or service delays. After all everyone is trying to do their best.
This adorable hedgehog by Penny Black Stamps was colored on the go and later turned into an one layer card that are postal friendly. I love how the sentiment lots of love goes so well with the many hearts in the cart.
I am entering this card into a few challenges :
- Less is More # 363 One Layer card – Cute : This adorable and cute hedgehog on a one layer CAS card fits the bill
- Penny Black Saturday Challenge # January – Anything Goes : This adorable hedgehog is by Penny Black Stamps from the stamp set ‘Critters in Love’
Hope you like this card. I really appreciate your valuable comments and the time you take out to visit my blog. Thank you.
Lots of love to you!
When we think of Christmas the colors that pop into our minds are Red , Green and Gold – perfect complementary colors. Wouldn’t we love if we could achieve completely different styles and looks of cards with a single stamp set using these colors.
Today i am sharing Christmas cards using Ferns & Leaves stamp set by Mudra Stamps.
Card # 1
This one is for those who love inky fingers and burst of vibrant colors.
I inked the card base with shades of green distress oxide inks after masking the edges and sprinkled little water to lift a bit of the color. I then gold heat embossed images of Fern & Leaves stamp set by Mudra Stamps. I peeled the masking tape to reveal the crisp white border.
For the tag I took a smaller card stock and rounded off the corners before heat embossing the edges with silver. I then inked the tag with shades of red using distress oxide inks. The beautiful sentiment that i heat embossed with black is from penny black stamps. For added interest I fixed an eyelet before threading the twine through it and adhered gold sequins.
To finish the card i added the tag on the card with foam tape.
Card # 2
This clean and simple card is made with a dash of same Red , Green and Gold colors but in a completely different look.
I started out by stamping the leaf stamp from the same stampset in a circle with green distress oxide ink to form the Christmas wreath. to finish the wreath, i added enamel dots and a tiny bow made of twine. The sentiment in center of the circle is from penny black stamps and is heat embossed in gold. Before i adhered the panel to a gold card base, i added golden twine under the wreath.
hope you liked both the cards and would give it a try!
Here ‘s some exciting news to crafters all over the world
What do you do when you get asked to guest design at one of your favorite challenges – you jump with joy and accept the lovely opportunity. Well that’s exactly what i did.
I am very excited and greatly honored to play along with AAA Cards challenge as Guest Designer for the Game #105 with the theme – Sparkle. The challenge is to make CAS style cards, so do check out the definition of CAS from their website by clicking HERE.
I love CAS style cards because its made with a few striking elements to compliment the contrasting white space for achieving a stunning look and there is nothing better than adding sparkle to a CAS Card. So here’s my card for the game.
For this challenge I made a CAS Christmas card and the theme – Sparkle was just perfect to play with all the shiny goodies in my craft stash. To make this card I used red Glimmer paste for the strip on the left, gold heat embossing powder for the sentiment as well as for completely covering the elegant snowflake die cut, a golden thread to hang the embossed snowflake, some clear sparkling sequins and green metallic card stock as card base.
I hope my card inspires you to play along AAA Cards challenge and get crafting to spread some sparkle around. Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the super talented Design Team. Many thanks to the lovely ladies at AAA Cards for having me.
Hope you liked my card. Do let me know by leaving me comments. I really love reading them.
Entering this card to
Challenge at addicted to CAS for the theme sparkle
149 Challenge at inkspirational inspired by the golden embossing n sparkle in the photo
HLS anything goes with dies challenge as the snowflake die cut is the focal point of the card
House of cards Challenge – inspired by the sparkly ornaments on the Christmas tree in the photo inspiration
Today I am sharing this card that I made for my husband.
When I saw the cue card word “Cherish” at CASology challenge, all I could think about was how i really cherish my relationship with him.
I also love the fact that ever since I have started cardmaking, I am able to express my love and feelings through cards to all the people in my life.
Hope you liked the card
Hi, Today i am sharing a card that i made on the go. I have always loved to craft/ color on the go. Helps me crave less for crafting time and the challenge to color or craft with limited supplies is fun! I especially like to color in a cafe. There is something about the combination of coloring and fresh brewed coffee that is wonderfully refreshing.. Also there are so many treats around to instantly reward myself for finishing a card or maybe even an image…. Lol
This one layer card was created on the go, in a cafe. I stamped the penny black ” Cupcake for you” stamp on water color card stock with versafine onyx black ink and colored it using Zig Real Brush Markers. I only colored the image and left the rest of the card very simple to achieve a CAS – One lay Card.
I am done with my card and as a reward – It’s time for Cake!
Entering this card into :
CAS on Sunday – # 116 Color me pretty use