AAA Cards – Along the edge

Hello There!
Welcome to a new challenge at AAA Cards. The CAS game #138 at AAACards challenge is one of the easiest recipes for making a CAS card. Contain the design along the edge. Simple!
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The optional twist this time is sewing. We’d like to see your CAS cards have a focal element along the edge and if you opt to play with the twist add a bit of thread work.
Just a gentle reminder – we love empty white space that is smooth unpatterned and untextured
Here’s My take :
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To make this card I first stamped in black the beautiful design from the tin roof stamp set by  cas-ualfridaysstamps. I then heat embossed the design in clear embossing powder.
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Then i added the sentiment from the stamp set called Supercalifragilistic . This one is by cas-ualfridaysstamps as well.  Then i took my nuvo drops and just went crazy with them as you can see. LOL!
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The process of filling in each petal and dot in the design with the drops was so calming!! I enjoyed every moment of it. I must admit the thought that i will mess up the whole thing by accidentally smudging the wet part with my fingers lingered in my head through out the process.

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Finally i matted the panel with a back card and adhered it on a white card base.

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.

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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.

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)
Guest Designer :  Michelle W from seashellcreates
Our sponsor this fortnight is STAMPlorations for a $15 gift code to their store. Check out their amazing collection of products that inclues stamps, dies, stencils etc…
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Thank you so much Shery for being our kind sponsor and for joining us with your beautiful card as well.
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In addition to 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.

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

Playing along with a couple of challenges :

avenue613 Challenge #220 – April 2019 – Anything Goes

 

 

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Bharati

AAA Cards – Made in minutes

Hello There!
Welcome to a new challenge at AAA Cards. The CAS game #137 at AAACards challenge is going to be super fun and exciting.  A CAS card can be made very quickly once you have worked out the the card design and have the supplies on your desk, Isn’t It?
Our DT Member Lucie has come up with this challenge to make a CAS card in minutes. She is an extremely talented Card maker and do check out her blog www.luciegcards.com for some amazing inspiration.
Coming to the challenge, its very simple. First plan your card and gather your supplies. Then see if you can create it in minutes – under 15 would be great, but no more than 30.
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The optional twist is dry emboss on the card. Dry embossing is both quick and subtle which is perfect for CAS cards. The idea is that with time at a premium your card should be simple enough to create quickly.
Remember the S in CAS means SIMPLE!
Here’s My take :
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I played along with the optional twist as well got my embossing folder out. Embossing folders are very easy to use, quick in results, effective for adding texture and  come at a good price point.
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To make this card i first got the supplies out on my table, which are – a white card panel, embossing folder, die machine and plates, stamp set by Heffy Doodle, black ink, acrylic block, distress ink, make-up brush, Strip of black & white pattern paper, card base, corner punch and tacky tape.
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I first dry embossed the card panel and then inked the raised areas softly with dress ink using an old makeup brush. I also added the black and white strip on the side and rounded the corners with a punch.

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I then stamped the sentiment and the image with a black ink and adhered the panel to a card base. I think i took around 10 to 12 mins to make this card.

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.

CAS def 2017

 

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!)
Guest Designer :   Kateryna

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Our sponsor this fortnight are Heffy Doodle who are giving a  £25.00 voucher to their shop to the winner of this challenge. Thank you Heffy Doodle! They have wide variety and a beautiful collection of stamps. I just love their cute and adorable creations. Do check them out. 
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In addition to 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.

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

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Bharati

AAA Cards Challenge – 1 image + Spring

Hello There!
Welcome to a new challenge at AAA Cards. The CAS game #136 encourages you to use just one image. Such a simple and superb way to go CAS.
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Here’s My take :
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I played along with the optional twist as well which is spring. So I selected this lovely image of beautiful flowers. The stamp is by Crafty scrappers and it is called “Magnificent Champaka” . To make this card I first Stamped this single image in black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
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I then colored the image with zig real brush markers. They really work wonderfully on strathmore card stock. After coloring the image i also added a gray shadow around it to make is pop a little. Then I added a simple sentiment under one of the leaves and in a corner to maximize the whit space. I finally added a orange matted layer and adhered the card front to a black card base.

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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.

CAS def 2017

 

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!)
Guest Designer :  Aleksa

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Our sponsor this fortnight is crafty scrappers who are giving a $20 gift certificate (to be spent on stamps from their shop). They have wide variety and a beautiful collection of stamps. Do check them out.

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.

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

Hugs

Bharati

AAA Cards Challenge – Sentiment + 3

Hello There!
Welcome to a new challenge at AAA Cards. This one is going to be very interesting. Lots of ingredients with a perfect CAS recipe.
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We’re trying something new for this challenge and we hope it will help you to stay CAS.
Here’s how it’s done:
  • choose a sentiment – that’s the ONE part of the challenge
  • now for the PLUS THREE – choose just three more things from the pie chart below – e.g. a stamped image, a die cut, colouring pens or a die cut, a trio of small embellishments enamel drops would work, an inked stencil pattern
  • if you want to twist with us make sure your sentiment or image is about FRIENDS
  • create your CAS card

Just Take Three

Here’s My take : sentiment + one matted layer, a die cut, a trio of small embellishments
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I played along with the optional twist as well and made a cards with the focal point as “friends”. To make this card I first Stamped the “Are Fantastic” sentiment on the card front in Black. I then die cut the word “friends” a couple of times and adhere them in a stack to form a solid embellishment. I then die cut the final layer from a pattern paper to add some color.
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I then adhered the die cut element over the stamped sentiment and then added three sequins. I finally added a deep red matted layer and adhered the card front to a base.

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We’ll pick a top winner and some runners up! It could be you!

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Our sponsor this fortnight is Pink and Main and their prize is a $20 store credit. They have just had a fabulous new release with a cute Easter set and some gorgeous florals, so you’ll be spoilt for choice!
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.
CAS def 2017

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!)
Guest Designer : Janet, aka Swanlady.
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I am playing along with a couple of challenges

Inkspirational challenge  – use your stash

2sisters on the blog – CAS card

creatalicious challenges – Anything goes + CAS card

creative with stamps challenge – Friends

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

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Bharati

AAACards – Musical CAS Card

Hello There!

Happy Sunday and have musical weekend. The twist at AAAcards challenge this time has musical theme. To make the cards CAS we challenge you to use only one corner of the card. That should be very simple and easy right!

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Here’s my card

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I used alcohol inks for creating a colorful background in  a corner of the card.

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I then added the die cuts of the musical notes on the colored area. The die cuts are by Casual Friday & My Favorite Things. I chose to keep the die cuts in white to enhance the CAS look and to have a strong contrast against the dark background. I then adhered the die cuts and the sentiment and the card is ready.

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I had this card ready but i had not taken any photos and i was traveling at that time. Fun story, i took these photos at he airport.

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.
CAS def 2017

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!)
Ksenija
Lucie
Maaike

Guest Designer – Mac Mable

 

Uniko is our kind & generous sponsor for this challenge. Thank you .

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Do let me know how you like these cards by leaving me comments. I love to read them and I appreciate your time on my blog a lot. All the very  best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!

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Bharati

AAACARDS #132 – One Layer + Love

Hello There!

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.

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Here’s my card

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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.

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I began with coloring this cute and adorable image by Penny Black Stamps. I think the set is called critters in love.

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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.

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After inking, i then peeled the masking and stamped the sentiment. Voila! the card is ready.

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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.
CAS def 2017

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!)
Ksenija
Lucie
Maaike

Guest Designer – Mac Mable
 STAMPlorations is our sponsor for this challenge and Shery is offered a $25 gift code to the shop to the winner. Thank you Shery for being so kind and generous.
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All the very  best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!

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Bharati

AAA Cards – Game #132

Hello There !

Welcome to the another amazing challenge at AAACards. The challenge format now has a twist and is made more interesting for you to create wonderful Clean And Simple cards.

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Here’s My Card with the theme and the twist

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Masking is one of the best techniques to create a CAS card and to cluster images on a card. To make this card i used masking tape as well as masking paper, inks by tubby craft and stampset by CAS-ual Fridays.

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I first stamped the image in shades of pink using inks by Tubby craft and then masked it completely before stamping the image in shades of blue inks by Tubby Craft. I then masked both the images and used a masking tape before i inked the lower part of the card front.

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I finally stamped the sentiment from the stampset and adhered the card front to a soft pink card base.

We have CAS-ual Fridays sponsoring this challenge and you have a chance to win $25 gift certificate by CAS-ual Fridays. Do visit their lovely store with amazing creations.

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.
CAS def 2017

Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team who have beautiful cards to dazzle you.

We have with us Julie B who is our Guest Designer for the forthnight

Design Team

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)
I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.

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

Hugs

Bharati