Sunday, September 21, 2014

A fun new AAA Cards Challenge

You need to watch closely because the theme of the challenges at AAA Cards changes each week and that is part of the fun of taking part. 
This week we are focusing on fussy cutting.  I have to admit that I really like fussy cutting so I was so on board for this one.  One thing I have discovered that sitting down and cutting out an image really doesn't take that long and the result is pretty cool. 
 I feel in love with this adorable Printworks snow lady when I saw her at our stamp convention and I have had so much fun using her. Most of the other elements were cut with my Cricut.  This was a quick little card to assemble because the Cricut pieces had been cut out previously.  I had saved them for a future use and this card seemed like the perfect fit.   
After I stamped the snow lady with black ink, I embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I really like my black lines on an image to be a little more intense with embossing and I like using that technique when I am going to add coloring with Copic markers.  You can see where where I added some chunky glitter on the red heart and on the golden wings.
Make sure you stop on over on the AAA Cards blog so you can play along.
And, can you stand a few more Maui photos...
 We stopped at this little Coconuts stand mostly because I saw that red truck and just had to get a photo of it.
 One of my most favorite photos from our trip!  We found this old hotel with these colorful surfboards along the front. I had a feeling it was abandoned but sure made a great photo op. 
I couldn't even get enough beach photos. Mostly because each beach we stopped at seemed different from the last.  I loved the shadow of the palm tree across the sand.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

10 comments:

Victoria Lavender said...

Goodness, you had such a beautiful trip, thanks for sharing a few more photos. Neato- Christmas cards! I love this time of year (leading into the holidays).

Great job on your fussy cuts, she's adorable. Really cool too that you saved and used scraps. I save...and save..and save and forget (dah!).
Big hugs, Victoria

Angela said...

Linda, this card is fun and so wonderfully designed with the fussy cut snow lady!

Hannelie said...

Love the look on the snowman's face!
Great detail too!

Jane said...

Wonderful photos - so envious! Wondering what's making your snowlady look so surprised - great image!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card and awesome pics!!

SmilynStef said...

Fabulous fussy cutting ... thanks for letting me travel vicariously through you.

Julia said...

Love all the fun in your card. Super cute with the "snow lady"! So jealous of your wonderful trip. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures. They look just wonderful.

JD/ Jill said...

Really cute card...sweet snowlady image!

Monika Reeck said...

oh lovely trip picture you have Linda it reminds me of Bali in Indonesia my hometown and makes me feel blue I miss my country ..there in Bali always summer always sunshine and no winter and many coconuts too...

your card is sooo cuuteee lovely fussy cut of the snowman too cute Linda...love this....I wish you like to visiting my fussy card post too..its the last post and its number 36 on AAA challenges galery :) hugs, Monika

Rosemary said...

your card is just soo sweet... love that snowman! and the photos... wow!