Friday, June 13, 2014

19 to go (AAA, CFC)

Three more invites for our "161" party...

The first two are brought to you courtesy of the, hmm hmm, weekly, challenge over at AAA. I'm squeakin' in under the wire.



Inspired by the DT over there, I pulled out my STAMPlorations Chevron and Arrows and stamped the arrows (not well, but I'm thinkin' my non-cardmaking friends who will be receiving this may forgive me). Added some frosted embossing paste through a Studio Calico stencil. Die cut the sentiment from a panel I masked, stamped with the chevron from Lawnscaping Interlocked Backgrounds and inked.


As for this bugger, don't look too closely. The star sequins... trying to hide the spots I mangled. Maybe cuz it was midnight. Maybe cuz I adhered the color blocked CS strips with double sided adhesive. Maybe cuz this poor die is just getting tired of all the work it's doing lately...

It wouldn't cut through the color blocked panel! What I wanted, was to use the negative parts to fill in the white space of the largest circle. What happened, was that after I ruined the first die cut when realizing it wasn't cut through and running it (incorrectly aligned) through the Big Shot again, even five passes on the new one wouldn't get that bugger to cut all the layers.

Plan B. Die cut a white one and adhere it over the embossed-but-not-fully-cut circle and put that whole package back into the largest circle. Could have saved myself 20 minutes and a battered front panel by just die cutting a white sentiment and adhering it over the color blocked panel in the first place! But I had wanted the negative die cut look... (still whining)...

One more for you, by no means original, for the current CASual Fridays challenge.




Got the masculine going. No kraft. Ribbon's there. For one of our single, male friends. Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your weekend.


21 comments:

  1. Maria this is 2 fabulous designs! For sure they will brighten up our gallery at AAA cards this week!
    I especially love the color blocking on the second. It makes my bold and bright card making heart so happy!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. Jep!! Farbe ist was Feines :-)
    LG und ein schönes Wochenende,
    Mel

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  3. Loving your two cards for AAA Cards this week. Also love how you persevered & turned your mistakes into great outcomes - me I just bin things & should learn from you.

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  4. Maria what fun designs love the circles Chevron, Arrows and bright colors.

    Hugs Diane

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  5. I am loving ur party cards, so unique yet they all have a unifying element the focal party diecut :)

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  6. Liebe Maria deine karte sind TOLLLL

    Love your card for AAA cards challenge dear...so fresh especially the first card with that vocal point in 4 coulours oooh so lovely...gefaelt mir seeehr...so beautifully done..hugs, Monika aus Muenchen

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  7. Love the bright and bold colours Maria, that die cut gets me every time you use it--LOVE. Thank you so much for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  8. My goodness Maria, where is the party? If it were closer to me I would certainly come. Great party cards.

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  9. WTG using the STAMPloration images on the sketch! Thanks for joining in at AAA!

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  10. Don't you just hate when they won't cooperate? They all turned out beautiful though no worries! I love those bright colors :)

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  11. Oh good, more invites! Love the colours, Maria, especially love the colour blocks with the inset white die cut (so worth it!)! Anita :)

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  12. Your takes on the sketch are so clever! Both cards are super "neato"! Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

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  13. Gorgeous cards!
    Your creativity knows NO limits Maria!
    (I would love to meet you in August, please shoot me an email ;)
    Thank You!

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  14. Terrific cards, especially LOVE the second one!!! Very COOL design!

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  15. Love the bold colors on your masculine card--so cool!
    Thanks for linking this up to CASual Fridays Challenge!

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  16. Isn't it annoying when your toys won't play nicely? Great save, though!

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  17. Vibrant delights, every one! As for the 'mistakes' on the second one, well, maybe they were 'meant to be' because the results of the 'fixes' are dazzling! These are amazing...again...
    ~c

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  18. I love seeing the same die used to make different cards - it reminds me that supplies are really very versatile! So glad you joined us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  19. These are all so bright and fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  20. great job on the invites!

    Thanks for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

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