Sunday, February 15, 2015

Orange You Glad - AAA Cards

When I read the theme for this AAA Card Challenge,
 I could hardly wait to begin my card making!  I'm so ready for 
fun and bright colors - enough of this winter stuff for me ...
The colors are so fun and bright!
What a wonderful relief ~ I've been seeing too much cold white stuff 
lately with all the snow we're having here.

I was teaching a stamping class on Friday; one of the students 
is just beginning her fun exploration of stamping and card making.  She 
wanted to know about all the supplies needed, and, you know, 
one-layer cards work just fine - especially to start.  This card is a 
perfect example of that one-layer style.
Stamping Tips -
  • Masking with giant Post-It notes using grid paper or a surface with "ruled" lines under your project makes it easy to be sure your lines are straight.  I used a sponge in a circular motion when sponging on the color and began with a yellow in the middle with tangerine on the outsides of the unmasked space being inked.
  • Stazon is the perfect ink when stamping on an embossed card stock.  That ink can truly be stamped on anything.  The Jet Black Stazon is great for a true black, too. 
So show us what you've got - I can't wait to see and
 comment on your fabulous creations!
Thanks for stopping by ~ take some time to get inky today!!

And on advice of my wonderful blogging friend and fellow 
creations here), I have decided to enter this fun card in the
 One-Layer Simplicity Challenge where the idea is to blend 
colors.  Thanks, Vicki, for the heads-up!  You're the creative best!!
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  1. This is so neat! I was wondering how you made your card- it's a great look! Hugs, Victoria

  2. Amazing one layer card it qualifies for the one layer simplicity challenge too ... just say in :)

  3. I would have ink everywhere except where I wanted it. You have created a simply handsome design, Julia!

  4. i LOVE your card and have put it in my fav list.
    i also love the AAA challenges and was thrilled to see they have a DT call. i haven't wanted to be on a DT in quite some time, but this one i really like (even if i don't get picked). i am, however, the sponsorship coordinator for THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE and if you need a sponsor, please let me know.

    thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, too.

    stay warm!

  5. I was so convinced this was a vellum overlay, so thanks for putting me straight! I love this idea and think I'm going to case it in blues for a male birthday coming up.

  6. Thought this was absolutely stunning - it caught my eye immediately on clever!

  7. What a great card! The orange really pops on those stripes! Gotta try that myself!

  8. VERY clever use of masking on the embossed cs, Julia! And you placed the sequins perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing with us at One-Layer Simplicity!


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