Sunday, July 8, 2018

AAA Cards | Game #119

Hello Everyone and welcome to our Game #119 at AAA Cards Challenge!
Colour Blocking Naïve Style Christmas Card
Our Game for the next two weeks is dedicated to Christmas.
Today I am sharing a card inspired by Debby Hughes colour blocking card.

For my card I used Festive Wreath set of stamps and dies.
Colour Blocking Naïve Style
I started with masking off the upper right corner and stamping a wreath with alcohol friendly black ink ( SSS | AMZUK ) down onto a white card stock panel.

Then I die cut a mask from a sticky paper using a matching wreath steel die and masked off the impression.

From an acetate sheet I made my own mask with rectangular opening with rounded corners and covered the card panel with it.

I blended evenly Stormy Sky ink and removed all masks. The impression was coloured with Copics in a very simple way without shading. I used muted Copic markers shades - G82, R22-24, and Y19.
Colour Blocking Christmas Card
I die cut, stamped and coloured with Y19 Copic marker three stars from the same stamps set, then glued them to the card panel. I recently ordered a jewel picker, which has two ends of different sizes and is very handy for picking also small die cuts, such as these stars.

I foam mounted the card panel to a soft stone card note and adhered the black sentiment card with white heat embossing using a super thick double sided tape.
Colour Blocking Naïve Style Christmas Card
When my card was assembled I added a few Nuvo drops.

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I am also sharing this card to the following challenges:
HLS July Christmas Challenge (without optional twist)
HIMCR #360 - Christmas Colors
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Christmas in July
Crafter's Castle Challenge #7 - Anything Goes
Craftyhalzelnut's Christmas Challenge #393- Anything Goes (without optional twist)
The Merry Christmas Challenge #26 - Anything Christmas

Please be sure to hop over to AAA Cards to see beautiful creations of other Design Team members, find out about the prize and share your creation with us.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great Sunday!
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  1. oooh when I saw the small thumbnail I thought the blue was painted and the wreath was placed on top, not masked, what a fab way to make you card a one layer

    1. Thank you Maaike, yes, it is enough with popped up sentiment card, and a white border from the mask makes the wreath stand out well :)

  2. Such a fabulous technique, love the colourful result without layers. Inspired me once again Ksenija!

    1. Thank you, Jane! I enjoy the result, even a simple flat colouring can look good with some stamps :)

  3. Such a perfect CAS Christmas card! I haven't participated in a card challenge in a while, but I'll definitely try. ^_^ Hugs Laura

  4. This is one of my favourite Christmas images that I don't use for Christmas cards near enough. Love your colouring!

    1. Thank you, Tracey. I love this set, but last year I received it rather late and almost had no chance to use, I think only once.

  5. This is cheerful and pretty, Ksenija! Using the matching die to make a mask and making DIY stencil with an acetate sheet are great ideas! Cool design with the Christmas wreath off the edge. Hideko xx

  6. Great card Kesnija! I also thought the background was stamped after you masked off the wreath - didn't realise it was blended until I read your post!!

  7. What a great technique! Good idea to make a mask out of acetate; you can use it again and again!

    Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog!


  8. Sweet Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

  9. Lovely bright Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

  10. Hi Kseniga, what a wonderfully bright card you've created! I love that happy assortment of colours and the way you've used the masking technique to put your design together. Thanks so much for joining our HLS July Christmas Challenge.

  11. Beautiful and creative!!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle