Friday 1 December 2023

Guest Designer - AAA Birthday Challenge

Today I'm sharing some projects I made for a Guest Designer spot at this month's AAA Birthday Challenge!

The theme this month is to 'Add a Tag'...either feature a tag on your project, or make a matching tag.

I chose to make a matching Birthday card and tag for my Aunt's birthday. 

For the card, I used a mixture of butterfly stamps (Indigo Blu 'Big Butterfly' and the 'Butterflies' set from the Urban Stamps range by Papermania), stamping them on to watercolour paper using Versamark ink, then heat embossing them using gold embossing glitter from WOW. I then watercoloured the butterflies using Distress Inks (Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, Broken China & Gathered Twigs), and added a heat embossed sentiment (in matallic gold this time), using a stamp from the 'Go To Words' set by Visible Image. I distressed the edges a little, then added it to card blank.

For the tag, I picked just the large butterfly, and again heat embossed in in gold glitter on watercolour paper, and coloured it using Distress Inks. I trimmed it down, distressed the edges, then added it to a kraft tag along with some coordinating twine.

For more inspiration from the fabulous Design Team, please pop over the AAA Birthday Challenge.


  1. super card and take Helen, love the shine you've added. Thank you for being our Guest Designer at the AAA Birthday Card Challenges this month

  2. Wow what a beautiful card and tag Helen. I love the butterflies and the gold embossing is really gorgeous. Thanks for guesting with us at AAA Birthday this month. Hugs, Denise x

  3. Thank you so much for guesting with us this month. Just love all the sparkle and texture on your beautiful butterflies.

  4. Love the fantastic colouring in these gorgeous butterflies, which look stunning in embossed gold
    Pauline xx

  5. Such a beautiful birthday card and tag, Helen! Love them both! Thank you for guest designing for us at AAA Birthday this month! Take care, keep crafting and have fun!


Thanks for taking the time to look and comment on my cards! Helen x