Saturday, 2 June 2018

AAA is 4!

Hi and welcome to a post to announce the start of a brand new challenge over at HLS CAS.
Here's my card, can you guess the inspiration word?

It's -

Lots to get your Clean and Simple teeth into here, but please remember to keep it CAS. Here are a few pointers if you aren't sure.

For my card I kept the design centered on my off white panel, using some left over Altenew Rose Flurries die cut blooms, a die cut SMILE using MFT little letters and a Uniko stamped sentiment.
My jumping off point was this video by Therese Calvird but I chose not to inlay the flowers as they were too detailed, though I did try! I liked the cut away word and dark background with the inner panel. When the finished panel was laid over a scrap of grey card, I decided that I liked the look so found a larger piece to cover the front of my base card and showing through the open space.
The off white panel was cut using a Sizzix die I got in a set at the Swindon HLS retreat a couple of years ago. I'd forgotten all about it 'til I saw Therese's card. The majority of the blooms were already on my desk after an earlier card here,so it was easy to make up another of the small blooms and a leaf sprig, colouring white cut outs with Copics instead of coloured card. Think this works best as the colours are softer and you don't have to buy loads more card stock!
The SMILE was cut by lining up the letters from MFT on some low tack tape and die cutting and my sentiment was stamped in a grey to match the background paper.

That's about it really, but please pop along and check out the rest of the team for even more inspiration.

I'm joining in over at:-

As You Like It Challenge
Flora or Fauna
I chose flora over fauna as I just love  bright cheerful blooms, so pretty.


  1. Fabulous and oh so pretty. Love your card. Thanks for linking up and joining in with AAA Cards birthday celebrations!

  2. So pretty Julie, love the soft colours of those flowers against the grey. Thank you for bringing it along to AYLI xx

  3. Pretty card and lovely smile. Hugz

  4. Very pretty card Julie and thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays for our 8th birthday.

  5. Love your colour combination, a fabulous card. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It x

  6. Fabulous and pretty. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards

  7. WOW! I love your beautiful layered flowers. That's how beautifully you used the colors for each layer. An excellent card that brings a smile to the recipient.

  8. Beautiful purple and gray color combo. Great card. Thank you for playing with AAA Cards for our 4th birthday challenge. =) Tracie

  9. Pretty colour combination, love the layered flowers too xx

  10. Sorry I'm late, Julie! Loving this design, and the grey with the lilac tones is so pretty xx

  11. So pretty! Love the design with the gray framing everything!


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