Sunday 6 August 2017

AAA cards challenge #96, with video

This fortnight the AAA cards challenge is: summer fun.
Our sponsor this time is Happy Little Stampers and you could win a $20 gift card if you play along.

I thought my die (from China) with boat and seagulls was very summery :-D

I die cut the die from 300grams/140lbs card stock and ,yes, I used the other side of a messed up one...waste not want

I then placed it back in the opening and stuck it down with Scotch tape.
Traced the opening onto the card base and applied Distress inks: Peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch and faded jeans, as per one of my recipes.

The sentiment is from Joy! Crafts, and I think it's one or two years old, maybe three. but please use whatever sea like sentiments you have. I wish the seagulls from My Favorite Things or the Mermaids were in at the time of filming. I've used Versafine Onyx black ink.

As an embellishment I used a metal seastar/starfish and I stuck it down with Aleene's fast grab tacky glue.

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  1. Hey Maaike, I enjoyed watching your video. Super impressed by your colour combo file, how organised is that! And you picked a super selection of colours for this card, they really shine out from behind that intricate die cut. Awesome post.

  2. What a gorgeous card.. I enjoyed your video.. duh the anchor, the professional blending combination.. I will do it too.. Once I have all the colours! Now I want a die cutting machine and that kind of a die too!

  3. Such a beautiful card! Love that die! Hugs Åsa

  4. Beautiful blending, Maaike! And I love your sentiment, yes, it is similar to one from MFT Mermaizing set. - Sweet Kobylkin

  5. Beautiful card Maaike! I love that die and you made a really good video showing how all your steps. If you haven't already, you should show more of your swatch binder in a video :)

    1. thanks, I don't have a video, but two blog posts about it ;-)
      the link is in the blog above

  6. Such pretty ink blending, Maaike. I love the colors you selected. The sailboat made me smile. We take walks along Lake Michigan and watch the boats. Smiles, Tracie

  7. Lovely! I love that die and your colours are wonderful! :)