Sunday, June 21, 2020

Karate Green Belt Card (AAA Cards Game #168 GDT)

Hi everyone! :o)

I was delighted to be asked to be a Guest Designer at AAA Cards for a Game #168, after I won 1st place in their Game #164 One Image. I love playing AAA Cards challenges, as their challenges are all about CAS (clean and simple) cards, my favorite card design. :o)

The Game #168 theme is One Corner + optional twist Use Masking.

Card design needs to be CAS. Here is a CAS definition from AAA Cards blog:

Note: there are various CAS cards definitions on various blogs.

And here is my take on the challenge: CAS (clean and simple), one layer, Karate Green Belt Card. :o)

I made this card for my niece Tea (9), who trains Karate for six years. This Monday, June 15th, 2020, she had her fourth Karate exam to earn a Green Belt. She earned it!! :o)

Tea earned Green Karate Belt
Photo credit: GKV

Tea loved the card!! :o)

If you like, you can see cards I made for her when she earned previous Karate Belts (Yellow here, Orange here, Red here). :o)

How I made this card...

To make this card I used a super cute Mama Elephant 'Tiny Ninjas' stamp set. LOVE!!! :o)

I wanted to create movement on my card. Amazing technique shared by Christine Drogt of Create a Smile stamps was my inspiration (here).

I stamped the adorable ninja directly on a white top folded card base. I made a mask from a post-it paper and glued it over the stamped ninja. Then I stamped same image 5 more times, without inking the stamp.

After the ink dried completely, I colored stamped images with colored pencils. I added extra shades with markers (fiber tip pens) and my card was finished. Super easy and fun!!! :o)

Card measurements: 89 mm x 127 mm (3 1/2" x 5")

List of supplies:
  • Mama Elephant 'Tiny Ninjas' stamp set
  • white cardstock paper
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • TOZ Artist Color colored pencil, light green
  • TOZ Fantasy colored pencil, skin color
  • TOZ Hlapić colored pencil, pink
  • Stabilo colored pencil, dark grey
  • Caran D'Ache Prismalo Aquarelle colored pencils
    • dark pink
    • oker
    • light green
    • mid green
    • black
    • Stabilo Fiber Tip Pens (markers)
      • Pink 68/26
      • Light Green 68/43
      • Dark Green 68/36
    • round acrylic block (d = 70 mm)
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • bone folder
    • scissors
    • post-it papers (for masking)

    This is my first try on this technique: create movement with stamps. I'm satisfied how my card turned out and will surely make more cards in the future using this technique. :o)

    I hope you'll like my take on the challenge and get inspired. :o) Stop by the AAA Cards and see amazing creations from the Design Team made for this challenge. The challenge ends on July 4th, 2020, so there is plenty time to share your CAS cards with us. :o) For more information about the challenge rules and prizes, jump over to challenge post at AAA Cards. :o)

    I'm linking my card to following challenges:
    Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

    1) Addicted to CAS, Challenge #187 - One Layer
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    2) Penny Black and More, June Challenge - Favourite Stamps
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.
    My favorite stamps are cute images, size: small. :o)

    3) STAMPlorations, CAS Card Challenge, June 2020, Anything CAS Goes
    This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



    1. Awesome CAS card! Love how you've used the twist of masking to get so much movement. Thanks for being such an inspiring Guest Designer at AAA Cards.

    2. Fabulous cas card, congrats to your daughter for reaching the green belt. Thank you for being our Guestdesigner at AAA Cards.

      1. Thank you. Not my daughter, it's my niece. I don't have kids...

    3. Great card for your niece, how sweet of you to make a card everytime she earns a belt. She would cherish these memories and your cards.
      I had a look at other three cards and love how different they are, perfect use of that stamp set.

    4. Fabulous card Milka, I love the moron depicted in your card just by masking.. Thanks for sharing this technique.. And congratulations to Tea for earning the green belt.. Wishing her the black belt soon.. 😊 😊

    5. Fabulous CAS card. How wonderful that you were able to customize this to celebrate her green belt! So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week

    6. A brilliant CAS card and your masking made it come alive. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.

    7. Oh, I really LOVE how you stamped the ninja to create movement on your card, Milka! Fabulous coloring with your pencils and perfect one layer design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!
      Thank you for the link to the video tutorial...I can't wait to try this technique :) Congrats to your niece on her green belt!

    8. What a perfect card for your niece and a super design! So creative!
      Thanks so much for sharing at Penny Black and More challenge where it's all about favorite stamps!
      Ellibelle's Corner

    9. WOW Milka, great card! Thanks for being our guest designer at AAA Cards.

    10. Congrats on your well-deserved win at Addicted to CAS, Milka! Please check your email for a message from me...I would like to send you a small prize for your win!!! Barb G.



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