Monday, May 19, 2014

AAA Cards Guest!

How much fun, recently I was asked to be a guest designer on a brand new challenge blog, AAA Cards.  
 To make this even better, Victoria had noticed one of my cards on my blog and wanted that to be the inspiration piece for this week.  Above is my original card.
I created another card using the original card for the inspiration.  In the first card, I had used a stsencil to create colorful dots.  I took that same stencil and created a reverse of the dots.  I embossed the dots with white embossing powder and then added color with Distress Stamp pads to the background.  The white embossed dots acted as a resist to the stamp pad inks.  I thought the bright colors looked like a party waiting to happen.
That great word "happy" and the word "birthday" that I used to create a background are stamps from Winnie and Walter. 
 Next I just had to play along with this super cool color combination from Color Throwdown.  I just loved that silver was one of the colors. 
 I created a very simple background with a dot stencil and two colors of  Distress Ink.  
To add the silver, I cut the "Hello" that is a die from PaperTrey, Inc from silver cardstock.  The little doily piece is a die cut from My Favorite Things.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. Love the abstract images you used and silver die cut sentiment!! Thxs for playing at CTD!

  2. Super cool cards, Linda! I especially love the Color Throwdown one though. Love the collage look of it and the metallic sentiment! Awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

  3. COOOOOL what you did with the Throwdown colors! Thanks for joining us.

  4. Your cards are really amazing, Linda! I love how you add texture and dimension with your inks and beautiful elements! Thanks so much for providing inspiration for us at AAA Card Challenge!

  5. You are Absolutely Inspiring! I just love the way you use color and texture.

  6. Congrats on being featured ! Your cards are beautiful !

  7. Neat! I knew I loved the CASE card...but the graphics on this second one are super cool! Thanks for guest designing for us at AAA Cards! How 'bout joining the full team? Hugs, Victoria

  8. Your cards are amazing! I popped over from Less is More to look at one card and ended up stopping to have a look around all your blog. I love your cards, they are full of interest, texture, colour and inspiration. I leave inspired but will be back for more.

  9. Dear Linda I see your name speeling LINDA BEESOM at AAA challenge (I think they should be corrected it LOL) and I think I know you are Linda Beeson..I have seen many of your cards in Magazin and I was ever visiting you and now I am happy to visit you again...I love the card inspiration and love the much dots on it and lovely colors too...and the second card with pink and green whoaaa its like in a dream...the colors are totally awesome...I will visiting you again I have to run to my fitness studio...happy Tuesday dear Linda...Hugs...