Sunday, 12 June 2022

Guest Designer - AAA Cards Challenge!

A couple of month's ago I was picked as one of the favourites of a challenge over at AAA Cards, and asked to guest design for a future challenge which starts today. The game this week is 1/9th with optional 'Butterflies':

If you're not sure what this means...simply divide your card base into 9 rectangles/squares, and keep your entire design (including the sentmiment) within one of the rectangles/squares:

I used a white, square card blank and picked the centre 9th for my butterfly (it's from the 'Butterflies' set from the 'Urban Stamps' range by Papermania), stamping it directly on to my card blank using Versamark ink. I then heat embossed it using 'Metallic Gold' embossing powder from WOW, before adding a sentiment (also heat embossed in gold) from the 'Just for YOu' set by Penny Black. To colour my butterfly, I used Cosmic Shimmers mica pigments...mixing them with a little water to create a paint.

As always with shiny, shimmery things, it's really difficult to get it to show in a photo, but here's a close-up of the butterfly that shows it a little better:

For more inspiration from the wonderful AAA Cards design team, please pop over to their challenge - thanks for having me!


Cardsbymaaike said...

Love the purple and gold and all that shimmer, well done. Fabulous card. Thank you for Guest designing this fortnight for s at AAA Card Challenges

Pauline C said...

Very pretty Heken .. love the twinkly butterfly
Pauline x

Celeste Goff said...

Helen, I love the purple and gold embossing on your gorgeous butterfly card!