Sunday 29 March 2020

AAA Cards Challenge #162: Made in Minutes + Use a Stencil, with video and 2 cards in under 30 minutes, with video

This fortnight the AAA Cards Challenge is : made in minutes and the option to use a stencil.

Our Sponsor is Funky Fossil Designs and you could win a GBP15 store credit.

I made two cards in about 25 minutes. I sped up the video 200% and it's now under 13 minutes :-D.

At AAA  HQ we thought a time restriction will make you more CAS as you can't keep adding stuff. The gathering of your supplies is not included, neither is the time you might spend on a design, I usually do this in my head, could take a day or more, but then I know what I want and it's easy to put to
paper. The watering can turned out bigger than the one in my head though lol.
If you're worried about leaving enough white space, consider using smaller images, but if that's not possible consider a bigger cardbase. I could have done that on video, but I didn't think of that just there and then, so off camera I've used up the  other watering can on a bigger cardbase.

That really took only 3 minutes to make as I already had the image, the stencils and such pulled out, just assembly essentially

For the embossing I've used Wow Fairy Tales, Atlantic Sea spray and Verdigris embossing powders.
The unicorn and watering can are from Action, a dollar or pound store like shop, but
you might have something similar or better in your stash.

The sentiments  and snail are stamped in Versafine Onyx black ink and I've used the Funky Fossil Designs To Plant a Garden set and the Simon Says Stamp  Secret Garden set for the unicorn card.

 For the stencil part I've used the Marianne Designs PS8024 for the clouds and Tumbled Glass Distress oxides. for the garden background a generic brand stencil and Cracked Pistachio and Wilted Violet Distress Oxides.

Mounted both images with foamtape and adhered them to the card.

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


  1. Oh fab! Love the sparkly watering can. And some fantastic tips about increasing white space too.

  2. Both super cards and a joy to be GD with you x

  3. Love how you created that watering can! Super cards Maaike!

  4. I know you do your cards ahead like me but this sentiment is so perfect for this time! Great card.