Sunday, March 18, 2018

AAA Cards | CAS Game #111 - Use Only One Third

Happy Sunday lovelies!

It's Shay here joining in on a very fun challenge over at AAA Cards we are sponsoring called CAS Game #111 - Use Only One Third.


So as the image shows, your challenge is to create a clean and simple card using only a third of the real estate on your card.  I loved this challenge and tried it myself!

Here is the card I came up with:


I think this challenge was a perfect one to use my thick stash of backgrounds (a productive and happy crafting weekend produced nearly 50 backgrounds!) I recently created.  I had used white embossing paste with the Scenery: Spotty Creative Screenings and then blended inks over it using my handing ink blending tool to create a rainbow look.  I decided to cut off about a third of the A2 panel for this card like so:


Which still leaves me quite a bit for another project (or 2!).  I then adhered the strip with really thick dimensional foam adhesive to an A2 white card base.  Next I cut out In a Word: Celebrate Cutaway 3 times from white cardstock and glued them all together and adhered them to the strip.  I go for "celebrate" a lot because I like that you don't really need a supporting sentiment with it.


Last, I added enamel dots in colors that corresponded with the strip.


Easy peasy!  Now it is your turn to try just using only a third to create a card (GO HERE to find how to play along with the challenge).  Can't wait to see what marvels you make.

Happy creating,



  1. I love how the enamel dots seem to be the white dots that have escaped from your pretty panel..might be just me seeing things. Thank you for being a guestdesinger and our sponsor over at AAA cards this fortnight

  2. Absolutely super card, loving tose colours together. And the tip about celebrate is so right, think that die has just jumped onto my wish list. Thanks so much for joining us at AAA cards with this fabulous card and also for being such an amazing and generous sponsor. x

  3. Ha ha 1/3 if the real estate , nicely put ! Loved the colourful bg you have created.

  4. Shay, I am very happy that you have joined us as a Guest Designer. This is a wonderful and cheerful take on our challenge. Love enamel dots repeating the embossed dots. Thank you so much for guest designing and sponsoring our game at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

  5. What a striking card.. and that's a lovely background. I must also try making backgrounds and use them whenever I want.. That'll be such a time saver.

  6. Love the bright colors you used on your card, Shay! I agree with Ishani, I am going to need to start making backgrounds ahead of time too :) Thanks for being a guest designer with us.

  7. LOVE your card, Shay! How cool you had just the right color enamel dots, too! Great challenge & how sweet of W&W to sponsor it this time! I'll be entering, for sure!

  8. Beautiful card Shay!!I liked this quick background creation idea of definitely looks super cool!!

  9. Lovely CAS card, Shay. Thanks so much for joining and sponsoring our challenge.

  10. Such a BEAUTIFUL CAS Card!! I LOVE the Design and the Color combo you used!! <3

  11. Beautiful and CASlicious card, Shay! Thank you for the excellent lesson! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Hello Shay! Thank you for sponsoring this challenge at AAA Cards. I also thought it was very sweet of you to play along with us. Love your ink blending background and the polka dots. =) Tracie


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