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.


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

  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.

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

  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 :)

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

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

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

  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

  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.

  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.

  11. Anita very nice CAS card,simple but beautiful

  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

  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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