Sunday, August 14, 2016

AAA Card Challenge #71 - Blending

Hello everyone,

We are back with a new challenge at AAA Cards and it's one of my favourite techniques - BLENDING!


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Guest Designer

Michelle Bala from Passionate Crafter

I was playing around with my background/coverup dies the other day and I made a few cards with similar styles and I used the positive and negative pieces. 

For this one I used the positive (at least I think it's positive!) part of this Chicken Wire coverup die.  I have a little confession to make.  When I purchased this die, I was looking for just the hexagons and that one wasn't in stock so I thought I would get this one as it was the same thing just a different brand.  Well when I got it in the mail I took it out and realized that it has little bumps on the sides of the hexagons that does look like chicken wire.  Now one would think the name itself would tell me this, but noooooo!  LoL!!  Oh well, I still enjoy the die. 

I used white card stock to cut out the die and added Glad press & seal to the back in order to keep all the pieces together.  I then used three colours of blue ink to blend it out to white.  I then used some navy colour shine spray to add the little splatters for interest.

I have little baggies of die cut words and images that I start and sometimes colour but don't end up using on a card so I went through and found this Happy die and the birthday and added them to the card.  I almost added some sequins and enamel dots but I am really trying to not add all the little embellishments all the time.

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Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn  :)



  1. Well I think the chicken wire bumps add something a bit different to the hexagons and I love your fabulous blended ombre effect.

  2. It may not have been what you wanted but it looks fab and the die is perfect for the blending you have used here x

  3. Simply stunning Coralynn and love the chicken wire look even if the chickens don't! Great blending and a brilliant design for loads of occasions. X

  4. Lovely card. Love the die cut and the beautiful blending.

  5. Coralynn, this is amazing card! The blending looks shimmery! Today I saw the card you made with the negative die cut, it also looks wonderful ;) - Sweet Kobylkin

  6. There is something awesome about chicken wire...sometimes it's all you need! Thanks for the tip on sticky saran wrap! Glad to be joining you as guest designer!