Sunday 29 March 2015

AAA Cards Challenge #36

Morning blog buddies - did you remember to alter the clocks?
(If you are in the UK that is) Not sure about losing that hour in bed!
BUT it means more daylight so I guess we should smile.
I'm here with another new challenge from AAA Cards today
and we'd like to see lots of Easter colours but keep it CAS.
Here's some photo inspiration for you followed by my card

In the UK daffodils are probably the most common springtime flower
so I couldn't resist including one in my card.

I picked up a sneaky technique on You Tube by Kristina Werner;
 it's pretty old so I don't have a link sorry.
The trick was to colour a sheet of vellum in different colours using Copics;
alternating which side of the vellum you colour between the different colours.
I used this technique to create the backdrop using spring-like colours and Promarkers.

The floral image is heat embossed in Hero Arts white EP 
then coloured on the reverse, this time with Stabilo pens
(Thanks to Julia at for introducing me to them)
Image is from Clearly Besotted Spring Blooms along with the sentiment
and I've used a Darice hexagon embossing folder with 
MFT Die-Namics: rectangle Stax & Blueprints 15

Please pop across to the main AAA Cards blog HERE to check out 
the fantastic cards created by my wonderful Teamies and
I can't wait to see your creations.


I'm also heading across to Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge
 with my card as it's Anything Goes this week so it would be wrong not to - eh?

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks as always for stopping by and I'll see you soon.



  1. Wow! I love this card. The colours are amazing and I love the white embossed image - simply beautiful.

  2. Beautiful !!!!!! Those bright colors, love it and the daffodil, wow !!!!!!

  3. The background is so beautiful Sarah!

    Love and hugs

  4. Ahem! Did you say 'Springtime'??? My poor daffs have been bashed to death in the klast 24 hours with the lashing rain and howling winds!
    Lovely colours here Sarah and a beautiful background - reminds me of Spring even if the weather has forgotten!

    1. Hahahahaha! Yes mine too! In my defence I'd 'scheduled' my card before the howling winds! xx

  5. Another truly stunning card Sarah!! I have to admit that I had been looking at it for a while trying to figure out how you did it so I'm really glad that you shared the Copic technique - I might have gone crazy otherwise :) This really is the perfect Springtime card - great take on the challenge! Jill

  6. So that's how you created that superb background - very impressed! Mmm - the weather - seems to have decided not to bother about Spring after all! So pleased to have an UK teamie at AAA Cards.

    1. Thanks Jane .... yes Spring may have bypassed us! We live in hope eh!

  7. Beautiful!What a striking card Sarah-love the Daffodil against that colourful background and the combination of the lovely crisp embossing and lime green card stock is fabulous!
    Nessa xxx

  8. Love the hex embossing and the wonderful fantastic colorful rainbow !!!

  9. I love the technique you used to create that colorful background and the daffodil is so beautiful! Such a lovely card! I think the light in the evenings is worth the hour lost, bring on spring!

  10. Sarah, your card is so bright and beautiful and the flower is so pretty stamped and heat embossed in white! What a perfect Easter card!

  11. I so love daffodils but wow on your great background!

  12. Love your beautiful card, especially like the rainbow colours you've used.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  13. Sarah, what a beautiful and springy creation! The background is striking - I need to try that. I love the recessed frame, the dry embossing... so many wonderful elements. I just love it!

  14. What a perfect easter card!! Love the springy colors, gorgeous card!!

  15. oh the background is absolutely beautiful!

  16. Oh my this is so pretty :)


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