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.

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Bharati (you are here!)

 

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

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Bharati

 

AAACards #117 Geometric

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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!!

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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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Bharati (you are here!)

 

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

AAA Cards #109 Die cuts only

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We have a very interesting challenge this time at AAA Cards . It’s Die cuts only! Here’s my take on the challenge.

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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. Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team and our guest designer Noga Shefer who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.

AAA Cards #108 All You Need Is Love

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It’s the month of valentine’s day and all you need is love. That’s exactly the challenge at AAA Cards this fortnight. Here’s my take on the challenge.

Bharati nayudu AAA Cards CAS love.pngSince the badge graphic says its all about love, I was inspired to have a cluster of hearts and for the sentiment – just the word love.

SXES4219For this card, I first cut the cluster of hearts using the ‘clipping hearts’ die by Simon Says Stamp from a deep red card stock and then from my white card front. I then in laid the red hearts into the white card front, that fit right into the gap.

For the sentiment I die cut 3 times the word love using the ‘hey love’ word die by Simon Says Stamp.

Then all that was left was to adhere the finished card front to a card base that matched the color of hearts. I really resisted adding clear sequin to this card to keep it really simple.

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 the two guest designers Bev and Sue who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.

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The challenge is to make CAS style cards, so do check out the definition of CAS from our website by clicking HERE.

Also don’t forget that the lovely Sponsor for this challenge is Uniko  and the winner will be presented with an in stock stamp set. Yey!

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.

Keep it cool!

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Bharati

 

AAA Cards Challenge #107 – Chilled

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I am very excited to share an awesome news. I have joined the wonderful Design Team at AAA Cards challenge and feel greatly honored to be working with the super talented team of card makers. Many thanks to the lovely ladies at AAA Cards for having me and for the warm welcome they have extended me.

So without further ado, let’s see what the CAS Game #107 is :

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The theme – Chilled has many possibilities and hope it gets your creative juices flowing. The moment i read the word chilled, pictures of polar bears and icy glaciers started popping in my head and I was inspired by the blue and white of the challenge photo to make a card.Here’s my card for the game.

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For this one I first stamped the images of the ice block and the adorable bear with skates on from the stampset called Beary special holidays by Lawn Fawn stamps, with  Memento black ink on Neenah solar white paper and colored it with Copic makers before fussy cutting them. I then masked the card front with just a circular gap and also masked the area inside the circle that i wanted to keep white. I then blended in few blues using distress inks. I peeled off the mask and adhered the fussy cut images after i stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set.

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I hope my card inspires you to play along AAA Cards challenge and gets you crafting. Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team and the two guest designers who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.

The challenge is to make CAS style cards, so do check out the definition of CAS from our website by clicking HERE.

Also don’t forget that the lovely Sponsor for this challenge are CAS-ual Fridays and the winner will be presented with a  gift certificate of $25.

I am also linking this card to few other challenges :

Calling All Sistahs Challenge – The colors of the challenge matches with my card

Addicted to Stamps Challenge – Baby its cold outside theme matches with the cute polar bear ice skating out in the cold

Very excited to play along with them as well.

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.

Keep it cool!

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Bharati