AAA Cards- Somewhere over the Rainbow

Hello There!

Happy Sunday and I am so glad your joining me today for the next AAA Cards Challenge!

“Someday, I wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney top
That’s where you’ll find me
Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
And the dreams that you dare to
Oh why, oh why can’t I?”
I am from India and we burst out into songs just like that.. Bollywood style …Lol!!

The theme this fortnight is … yup you got that right… Somewhere over the rainbow”

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There is something magical about a rainbow and i wanted to capture that in my card. Here’s my take:

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For my card I first stamped these adorable image of the rainbow with clouds and unicorn from the ‘Be a Unicorn’ stampset by Avery Elle on to nenah solar white cardstock (Copic friendly paper) with black memento ink (Copic friendly ink) and colored with copics lovely rainbow colors. I then die cut the images with the coordinating dies.

bharati nayudu Rainbow2 unicorn CAS Card with avery elle stamps for AAA Cards.jpgI then die cut two windows in a white card front and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set. I ink blended a panel with distress inks in such a way that they form the background for the window openings, which i adhered to the card front with foam tape for dimension.

I finally adhered the colored images with foam squared inside the windows. As a finishing touch I added two hearts near the sentiment. I then adhered the whole panel to a white card base.

In case of my card, using the windows helped my maximize the empty space for a CAS look. I love the burst of colors against the white. That’s, i think, is the best part of rainbow theme with a CAS design.

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 IT CAS (Clean And Simple).

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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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The rainbow theme / color scheme, i know is an all time favorite of many card makers and will get the creative juices flowing.

All the very  best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!

Hugs

Bharati

 

AAA Cards Christmas in July

Hello There!

Happy Sunday and i am so glad your joining me today for the next AAA Cards Challenge!

The theme this time is “Christmas in July”

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Here ‘s my take:

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For my card I first stamped this adorable image of owls from Happy Owlidays stampset by Winnie & Walter on to nenah solar white paper with black memento ink and colored with copics in red and green for the Christmas . I added a few highlights with the white gel pen before fussy cutting the cute couple.

ciwg3595a.jpgI then stamped the branch and the Christmas ornaments along with the punny Holiday wishes from the same set on the card front and colored with copics before i adhered the image of the owls with foam tape for dimension.

As a finishing touch i inked a stripe of cardstock with red distress ink and adhered on the left side of the card. Just a lil something to add to the design.

I really love how cute the owls look propped up on the branch and how the ornaments hang.

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 IT CAS (Clean And Simple).

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.

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)

 

All the very  best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!

Hugs

Bharati

 

AAA Cards #118 Frames

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Happy Sunday and i am so glad your joining me today for the next AAA Cards Challenge!

The theme this time is FRAMES.

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Isn’t it just perfect to inspire a Clean and Simple design. Here are a few ideas to help you start – frame your focal point using die cuts, stamping around the focal point, use the stamp of a frame, stamp your sentiment inside a frame, create a scene inside a window or frame your image with the sentiment. Whatever be the technique you use, keeping the design framed and contained will surely enhance the CAS look and maximize the white space. So join us with your creative take on the theme FRAMES.

Here’s my take on the challenge:

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Bharati Nayudu Lawn Fawn stamps Frames and seasons tweetings AAA Cards CAS CardFor my card I first stamped and colored this adorable frame from the Flirty frames stamp set by Lawn Fawn. Then I stamped the tiny branch and the cute lil birdie from the Season’s Tweetings stamp set by Lawn Fawn. This sweet lil bird reminded me of one of my favorite childhood cartoon characters – Tweety. So I colored it yellow and gave it a blue cap. I wanted to make the branch appear as if it was somewhere high and so I masked the bird and the branch to ink a few clouds in the background of the frame. I finished the card by stamping a few pretty flowers and the sentiment in scripty font from the Flirty frames stamp set by Lawn Fawn.

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 IT CAS (Clean And Simple).

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.

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)

 

All the very  best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!

Hugs

Bharati

 

AAACards #117 Geometric

Hello There!

First of all thank you to all the love AAACards received for it birthday recently. Our gallery is full is amazing cards and we were thrilled at the overwhelming response. I am sure you all enjoyed playing along with us as well.

Now, I had once read somewhere that life without geometry is just pointless !!! lol!

Well we at AAACards have a point to make so we are back with the next challenge theme which is  – GEOMETRIC

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The moment i saw this cue word the Laura Basen fan inside me got excited. So i went with iank blending using stencils.  Incidentally i was listen to this song ” I am in love with the shape of you…” while making this card and went with the same for the sentiment. Here ‘s my take

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I learnt at AAACards that one of the ways to have a good CAS design is to have a lot of empty white space and crisp clean lines.

Here is another card with the same panel and remember, white space need not be white, as long as its empty and un-patterned.

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I hope my cards inspired you to play along AAA Cards challenge and gets you crafting to make some handmade happiness for your loved ones. Just remember to KEEP IT CAS (Clean And Simple).

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.

 

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)

 

All the very  best. Have fun!!

Hugs

Bharati

AAACards – 4th Birthday!

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Happy Birthday to you… Happy Birthday to you..

Happy Birthday dear AAACardsHappy Birthday to you.

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Its our 4th birthday and we want you to join the celebration

Join the Fun Blog Hop

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candles blueHey! you found the color square. Great job already! Each DT has a colour square hidden somewhere in their blog post. Simply collect all the colours and discover which colour turns up three times. Then email your answer –  the colour that appears three times – to Jane, aaacardchallenge@gmail.com . Go find the rest. Good luck.

So many prizes and so many ways to win.. Check it out!

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Finally here ‘s my card that is inspired by the challenge graphic and how we all are joining together to celebrate :

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I hope my card 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 IT CAS (Clean And Simple).  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.

All the very  best. Have fun!!

Hugs

Bharati

AAA Cards inspired by nature

Hello there,

Welcome to yet another awesome challenge at AAA Cards. The theme this fortnight is “Inspired by Nature”

Here’s my take

The moment I saw the word nature, I knew i wanted to use flowers on my card. The adorable image of tulips has been in my stash for a while and always wanted to use it.

I am going for a super CAS design. I stamped and heat embossed the image and the sentiment . I then coloured the flowers n leaves with zig real brush markers. I added a strip of black and white on the side for added interest.

I hope my card inspires you to play along AAA Cards challenge and gets you crafting to make some handmade happiness for your loved ones. Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team and our guest designer who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.

So come along and join the crafty tic tac toe.

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Bharati

AAACards Tic Tac Toe

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I am so excited to a share the new challenge at AAACards as its one of my fav types, its a Tic Tac Toe challenge and here’s the grid for you:

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So you could make a card with any of the elements on the horizontal , vertical or diagonal lines. Interesting and challenging right?

Here ‘s my card:

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I am using the diagonal elements – Flowers, one layer & colored card base. I always wanted to try to color with pencils on a kraft card base. This was my opportunity.

ur sponsor this fortnight is STAMPlorations and the winner will receive a $15 certificate to spend in their store. As well as the 1st place prize from our sponsor we also offer the winner the chance to be a Guest Designer for a future AAA Cards Challenge. That’s an awesome opportunity to showcase your work, while you play along.

I hope my card inspires you to play along AAA Cards challenge and gets you crafting to make some handmade happiness for your loved ones. Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team and our guest designer is Tiya-B who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.

So come along and join the crafty tic tac toe.

Hugs

Bharati