Sunday 6 January 2019

AAA Cards ... Sketch challenge

Good morning ... time for the first challenge of the year at AAA Cards.  This year we are still looking for CAS cards (see below for the definition that we work to) but we have added an optional twist for each challenge ... for the first challenge the details are:

For this challenge you need to use this sketch (flipped, rotated or as it appears above) and you have the additional option of using pastel colours.  I've used the sketch as it is and have used pastel colours.

I failed to create enough Christmas cards so am now trying to catch up by sending New Year cards to friends!  This a simple design using dies, some coloured card (created using the shaving cream method) and a stamped sentiment.  I die cut the stripes out of a panel of card and mounted it on to the card base using foam tape for dimension and to lift it off the coloured panel.  I finished by die cutting 2019 multiple times in black car, adhering the stack together to add shadow to the numbers and stamping the sentiment.

I used:
Dienamics High Rise Numbers
Sizzix Border dies 662672
UNIKO Simply Said sentiment
Versafine Onyx Black

I hope you will be inspired to get out your crafty supplies and join in with the challenge.  I look forward to seeing all of your creations.



  1. Very cool way to add those stripes to your card. Soclever and original! love it

  2. Aaah! Your card is fantastical, Elaine! I love pastels and yours are so pretty and look so great with the sharp edges of the die cuts!! Have a sensational Sunday!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. some years, I have done the same thing, send out New Years since I didn't send out enough Christmas. I love the die you used for the sketch! It looks so cool! Happy 2019!

  4. Elaine, I love your card! This is a great combination of various techniques and still you kept it perfectly CAS. - Sweet Kobylkin

  5. Hi Elaine! An amazing card. Great combination of technique and colors. Love your card.
    Happy crafting. Love n hugs - Bharati

  6. Great card! Love all of the detail you packed into a CAS card. =) Tracie


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