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Wednesday 1 November 2023

AAA Birthday challenge - DT card

Hello friends and happy 1st of November.  I hope you had a great October (although not too sure where it went) and are ready for a brand new AAA Birthday challenge.  We have two hostesses this month and they will each pick a winner - Helen and Kati - and their theme this month is 'large sentiment'; but remember it has to be birthday themed.  Our guest designer this month is Deborah Wheeler so please pop over and show her some love.  
I made two cards this month but was really struggling with lack of mojo so they ended up being very clean and simple.   Here are my cards:
a close up of card one:
I also decorated the inside:
a close up of card two:
I also decorated the inside:
For card one, I began by ink blending a panel using 3 warm colours of ink, added some water droplets and stamped the sentiment over top in black ink.  I used the matching die to cut it out.  I used a dashed rhombus panel die for my background and I did try partial ink blending but didn't like it so in the end I stuck with white.  I cut a black mat layer and adhered them together with double sided tape.  The large sentiment was added with foam squares.  I decided to add a sub sentiment from the same stamp set and stamped it onto black card with white embossing powder.  I then die cut it with a strip sentiment die and added it below the large sentiment with liquid glue.  The panel was added to an A2 card base with foam tape.  I finished off with some black sequins.

For card two, as I had a spare die cut left over I thought I would try and stamp directly onto the die cut and if I messed up it wouldn't matter.  I wanted something different to my first card so I stamped it in versa mark and heat embossed it in gold.  I surprised myself by stamping it perfectly (although I did a test stamp first onto acetate to double check my placement - a tip I learned from Gina K).  I used an embossing folder for this background and matted it onto gold mirror card with double sided tape.  I added the large sentiment with foam squares and finished off with some gold sequins.  The panel was adhered onto the card base with double sided tape.  

Please pop over to the challenge blog and check out the wonderful creations from the rest of the DT; you will not be disappointed.  

I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges:

Allsorts challenge - embossing heat or dry (I've used both on my gold/white card)
Can You Handle the Pressure challenge - embossing option vines/greenery
Cut it Up challenge - add a sentiment (must include a die cut)
Just Us Girls challenge - CAS week - just use the centre of your card
Seize the Birthday challenge - ATG birthday - no topping this time
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - emboss it (heat and dry embossing on my gold card)
The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge - get inky (I ink blended on my red/pink/purple card)

I hope you will be able to find the time to enter our challenge this month and I cannot wait to see your birthday creations in our linky.  

Enjoy the rest of your day and thank you so much for stopping by. 

Love and hugs, 

card ingredients:

Waffle Flower - dashed rhombus panel die
Spellbinders - essentials sequins in black smooth and gold smooth discs
Gina K Designs - sentiment strips dies
Gina K Designs - birthday cheer (for inside sentiments)
Gina K Designs - inks for blending red velvet, passionate pink and wild lilac
Gina K Designs - blending brushes
Limetree Crafts - 250gsm white smooth card
gold mirror card from stash


Cardsbymaaike said...

Great cards I love the gradient of colors on the one card, makes it fabulous

Ellibelle said...

They both are so beautifully done in a CAS style!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Allsorts challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

Larelyn said...

Fabulous sentiments and I love the backgrounds. Thank you for joining our Cut it Up "Add a Sentiment" challenge.
Larelyn (CIU owner)

Nancy said...

Love both of your cards, Denise! The blending background on your first card looks great and I love how you added the background to the inside. As for your other card, love the white on white and the pops of gold. Thanks for playing at both Just Us Girls and Seize the Birthday!

brenda said...

Such elegant creations, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week and using the embossing optional theme.

B x

Diane said...

Those are fabulous birthday cards and love the candle EB folder, perfect for your card!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure!
Diane CYHTP Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Can You Handle The Pressure}

Darlene said...

I hear ya on the lack of mojo lately!!
But, these are both just BEAUTIFUL (inside & out)! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters & Can You Handle the Pressure challenges! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Sisterhood of Crafters
Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth, Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B

Dena J said...

Both such effective designs, Denise! Love the bold colorful sentiment. Thank you so much for joining the challenge at Allsorts and using the embossing theme option.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Great cards in a clean and simple design, the embossing works so well with the large sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

Judy Woodland said...

Both cards are just so pretty. I love the candle embossing folder, have never seen that one. Gorgeous pieces, my dear.

Cathy said...

Love the big bold sentiment on these cards, both are gorgeous, TFS the acetate tip too for lining things up! Thankyou for joining in at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Such beautiful cards I love them x

Jane.D said...

Beautiful cards, Denise! I love that you have decorated the inside of the cards aswell as the outside, such a lovely touch! I love them both! xx