Welcome to a new year…2021…and a new round of monthly challenges.
Congratulations to our guest designer this month – Melanie. Pop over to the AAA Birthday blog to see what Melanie has designed for her guest spot for this months challenge and be inspired by the rest of the Design Team cards. We also welcome our new design team members, Bhavya, Maaike, Nonni & Valerie. So exciting to have you join us.
First up we would like you to stencil a background. There are so many different ways to use a stencil; dry emboss, texture paste, ink, paints, glitters, embossing ink and powders – the list goes on and on… I’ve used a very cool turnabout stencil by Concord and 9th and I love how it turned out.
Over at The Library Challenge the current challenge is to pick any book cover from the last three years and using the cover, title or story of a selected book as inspiration. I used the colour scheme (red, white, blue and gold) and the stars as my inspiration.
And there we go…another month gone by already. So many stamp sets to choose from made this months theme hard for me, but I finally decided to go for simple. This stamp set from Concord and 9th made it easy and then the next decision was colour! You can’t go wrong with a rainbow colour scheme.
I am entering this card in the current Inspired by Challenge – Fruity Sentiments. I have a few fruit based stamp sets but chose this one by Concord & 9th as it had a great sentiment I wanted to use. I ended up making a couple of cards (2nd one further down) but am entering this one as it is also based on the sketch.
Another new month has snuck up on us and it’s time for the June challenge at AAA Birthday. This month we want to see cards using vellum. Hop on over to the AAA Birthday blog and see what the Design Team have created and a special welcome toIzzy Scrapas this months guest designer…she has created a STUNNING card this month to inspire you.
Hi again everyone. This month AAA Birthday has another great challenge to get your juices flowing. Get creative with Balloons & Banners – you can use both on your card of just one. Come along to the AAA Birthday blog and see what the Design Team has created and a special welcome to Maaike.
Hi everyone, time for another challenge at AAA Birthday. This month it’s a colour palette theme. Come along to the AAA Birthday blog and see what the Design Team has created and a special welcome to Trina as this months Guest Designer.
I wasn’t sure where I was going initially with the colour scheme and you only have to include at least two of the colours but I ended up using all the of them.
I’m thrilled to be a guest designer for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers latest Challenge #130 – Ombre. How many Ombre elements can I fit on one card? At least four as it turns out.
Stamped AltenewLayered Cupcake images onto Neenah Solar White cardstock. As there are 2-3 layers for each part of the image I used AltenewGreen Meadows,Cherry Blossom and Coffee Break mini ink cubes – Ombre element 1.
Diecut with matching die.
Ink blend the three lightest Cherry Blossom inks over three pieces of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock (super easy to blend on) – Ombre element 2.
Using Concord & 9thBags and Tags die set, diecut edge of each of the pieces of cardstock.
Cut down to size for your card base.
Stamp out the banner and sentiment using Concord & 9thHere’s the Scoop stamp set.
The pole for the banners is the straw stamp in the same set and watercoloured using the same Altenew Inks listed in Image section. Perfect to add Ombre element – Ombre element 3.