Guest Designer for AAA Cards

Hi there.  Today I am excited to be guest designing for Game #87 Shiny Spring at AAA Cards.  It is a spring theme CAS card challenge with the optional twist of adding a shiny element.

Although I don’t send Easter cards, Easter did inspire this hoppy bunny birthday card.

Stamped the bunny, flower, bee and bee trail with Intense Black ink on a X-press It paper Stitched Rectangle and coloured with Copics.  Masked the bunny, flower and the upper half of the panel then blended a patch of grass beneath the bunny with Mowed Lawn distress ink.

Leaving the masks on the bunny and flower, removed the upper half mask and crested the cloud background with a DIY diecut cloud stencil, a mini blending tool and Tumbled Glass distress ink.  Removed the remaining masks.

For some shiny elements, added clear Wink of Stella to the flower and bee’s wings (was a little difficult to capture in a photo).  Heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine black ink and clear glitter embossing powder.  Used gray Copics to add the shadow under the bunny. Mounted the stitched panel to a white top folding card base and added three Crystal Clear sequins to finish.



I am playing in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge – B is for Bunnies
Addicted to CAS – Smile
Sugar Pea Designs – 3rd Birthday Bash Celebration
Just Add Ink – #353 Just Add Critters
Naughty or Nice#38 Three of Something optional Easter twist


Puppy Kisses

Hi there.  A really quick and simple Christmas card where the image speaks for itself.  Who doesn’t love Santa and a puppy?   All I had to do was colour it.

I stamped this adorable image with Memento black ink onto a white 5-1/2″x4″ panel, then coloured with red and cool gray Copic markers.

For sparkle and shine, I added clear Wink of Stella to Santa’s suit and mittens.  The diagonal stripe strips down the sides are leftover resist pattern paper that I just sponged with Real Red ink and then wiped off the ink from the resist areas.

The sentiment was stamped wth Versafine ink and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  Merry Christmas was stamped on the inside.  The panel was adhered to a top folding white card base and a few white sequins were added to finish



I am playing in the following challenges:

Merry Monday – Gray, White, Red
Addicted to Stamps and More –  #220 Photo Inspiration
Simon Says Stamps – Wednesday Challenge Christmas Critters
Send a Smile 4 Kids – Anything Goes 4 Kids