Sunday 18 April 2021

AAA Cards Challenges 2021 : One inch strip + small stamps, with video


This fortnight we challenge you to make a card with  one one inch strip and the option to 
use small stamps.

As an introduction I have to say: I had to change my card as it was peeking out the one inch strip. So I tried to chop the duck's legs off to make it look like he's swimming and still didn't fit, so off with the white rim and also his quiff. Now it fits but I don't love it anymore.

So I remade it with this Ewe stamp from Marianne design I had precoloured before.

I've also inkblended the background with Distress inks Carved Pumpkin and PIcked Raspberry.

As my stuff is still mostly packed up from the move I had to make due with my " crafty survival kit" and so no stamp but a label from my label maker for the sentiment. It's clear so fits any background ;-).

So onwards to the original blogpost:

The twist small stamps was chosen by Asa.

For my card I looked through my precoloured images, the smallest I had were these April/May critters from CC Design. I went through the others too, but yeah this one's the smallest.

I masked off the one inch strip and applied Distress inks: Crakced Pistachio and Lucky Clover. I then Stamped the sentiment inside the strip, just to keep as much white space as possible. The sentiment is from Craftin Desert

Divas, Animal Antics and I stamped it with Versafine ink.

Mounted the duck with foamtape.

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


  1. Your duck went on a bit of a journey transforming into a sheep! Great lesson in sticking to a challenge theme's guidelines Maaike. Oh an I love your card in all three of its versions.

  2. That lamb is perfection!!!

  3. Perfect one inch strip!! Fantastic the "crafty survival kit" :-)

  4. Both your cards are so adorable, Maaike.