Sunday, 1 April 2018

AAA Cards Game #112 - Guest Designer!

Hi guys

I was super excited to win Challenge #109 at AAA Cards and today I'm thrilled to be once again joining the lovely team for their new challenge, you can find the main post here.


The challenge is...



I decided to combine two of my favourite techniques when creating my card, ink blending and the watercolour lifting technique.



On a small piece of cardstock I stamped and heat embossed the leaves in white.  There's actually a third technique here too that I love, emboss resist, where the image is revealed when ink blending over the top.  Here I used three green shades of Distress Ink.  I then 'painted' the leaves with water and lifted away the colour using a paper towel.  I filled in the berries using a white pigment pen before die cutting the image out with a pierced square die.  Using a larger die from the same set I embossed a larger square into the card base and adhered the blended panel on 3D foam.  The sentiment was then stamped with co-ordinating ink.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Lovely Leaves
  • Ink: VersaMark; Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive; Versa Color - Green Tea
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Pierced Square Stax

Challenge entry:

Just Us Girls - Challenge #434 - CAS




The challenge is running for two weeks so plenty of time to play along using your favourite techniques.

Thanks so much for visiting today.

13 comments:

  1. Very nice techniques Anita, and gorgeous card. Thank you for being our guestdesigner this time

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  2. Beautiful card and such a clean looking technique. I always love how neat and precise and totally gorgeous your cards are. Thanks for being such an amazing Guest Designer with us at AAA Cards.

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  3. Great card, Anita. Very eye-catching. Thanks for being our GD at AAA Cards!

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  4. This is so gorgeous, Anita! You have lifted the colour from the leaves perfectly and those greens looks beautiful and vibrant against the white space :)

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  5. Lovely, Anita. Thanks so much for joining us as a Guest Designer with this CAS beauty. I love the techniques that you used.

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  6. Fabulous and beautiful! It's great to have you join the AAA Cards team as guest designer ... well deserved.
    Elaine

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  7. Your cards always inspire me! Love this one so much! Thanks so much for linking up with JUGS this week!

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  8. Congratulations on Guest Designing at AAA, Anita! Your card is so bright and fresh for a spring birthday! A wonderful display of your favorite techniques!! Hugs, Darnell

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  9. Wow Anita this is just beautiful. Love the shades of green and how you have a hint of yellow from the lifting of colour. Thanks for sharing with us at JUGS this week.

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  10. Anita, I am very glad that you have joined us as a GD for this game. Your card is beautiful and neat. I am curious to try this technique with Oxides. Happy Easter to you! - Sweet Kobylkin
    Click through to see now a new Clean and Simple card with Die Cutting on The Edge Technique.

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  11. Anita very nice CAS card,simple but beautiful

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  12. hi Anita, I love you CAS creations and this one is no different. Love the combination of ink blending, water colour lifting and emboss resist techniques. Thanks so much for joining us as a Guest Designer at AAACards. Hugs - Bharati

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  13. This is beautiful, Neets! I love the rich green with the ghosting! Love the embossed square with the die cut square too! Congratulations on being Guest Designer for this challenge!

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