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!!

Hugs

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!!

Hugs

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!!

Hugs

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

AAACards #131 – Sketch + Pastel

Hello There and Happy New Year !

Welcome to the first challenge on 2019 at AAACards. The challenge format this year has a twist and is made more interesting for you to create wonderful Clean And Simple cards.

Please note that the Sketch can be rotated or flipped as per your choice.

Here’s My Card

I think this sketch is the best recipe for CAS cards and to highlight the sentiments of the card. I made a couple of these for my office. I was easy and simple.

We have Happy Little Stampers sponsoring this challenge and this amazing stampset is up for grabs

Sponsor : HLS Smile stamp set

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!)
 
 

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

Hugs

Bharati

AAACards #130 Three of Something

Hi There!

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Here’s My Card

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For this card i tried out some coloring with pencils . I must say, i really enjoyed playing with prisma color pencils.

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Once the coloring was done I first used a rectangular die with a wonky border to create a card front. Then i heat embossed the  sentiment onto it in black.

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I then adhered the fussy cut colored image of the birdies with foam squares for some dimension. I finally adhered the card panel to a black card base to finish the card.

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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!)

 

I am playing along with the following challenges with this card:

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

Hugs

Bharati