Monday, 6 May 2019

AAA Birthday

There's a new challenge in blog land: AAA Birthday. A sister challenge to the AAA Cards Challenge. Also CAS. Looking forward to play along.

The first challenge is: Anything Birthday goes.

On oldie but goodie is the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: this week it's add something metallic and showcase Brutus Monroe...I would if Ihave any BM things.

For my card I used an Alcohol ink,background I made in the video below, I experimented with watercolor techniques on alcohol inks. And this one's my favorite outcome. So I thought I should put it to use finally ;-)

I then used the powder tool to remove any static and stamped the sentiment from Woodware (aged to perfection) with Versamark ink and sprinkled Wow rich gold embossing powder on it and heat set it.
Adhered the panel to a cardbase.

No embellishments as I thought the colours were masculine and they might not like glittery enamel dots....not that I care too much haha, but I don't think the card needed them.

For more information or to play along the AAA Birthday Challenge, see this.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.


  1. This is stunning! The color and movement you achieved is gorgeous!

  2. What a cool birthday card!! I love the background!

  3. Stunning colours on this favourites, so I'm bound to like them, but it has turned out simply beautifully. The gold embossing is a perfect addition :-)
    Cath x

  4. You're so clever at these alcohol ink backgrounds and this one is a stunner Maaike. Thanks so much for being our first ever player at AAA Birthday!

  5. Absolutely Fabulous color blend and color choice. And the Gold embossed sentiment is a perfect touch to the whole card!

    Thanks much for your love at my blog :) Much appreciated!!

  6. Oh MAN! I love your background!! Beautiful!

  7. OOOOH! Love the clean simplicity of your card and all those swirls of rich color.

  8. So gorgeous Maaike! I love your beautiful birthday card! Thank you so much for joining us at AAA Birthday! Looking forward to seeing your creations in our future galleries!