June 29, 2014

AAA Cards The MacGiver Challenge and Blog Hop Event!

 I've made a card with Stampendous stamp "Pen Patterns Mermaid and Sentiments". Making her into an "enameled" embellishment.

I decided to do a tutorial on Stampendous embossing powders used to create an enamel like finish on an embellishment. You'll need: Heat gun, stamped image, embossing powder and Versa Mark to re-create this craft idea.

Sharing at:
 Jellypark Challenges,  Oh we do like to be by the Sea (J3)
Sentimental Sunday's Summer
Sketchy Colors primarly blue/turq, yellow
Allsorts Summer Girls
Crazy 4 Challenges Summer/Winter

(Stampendous Embossing Powder "Star Dust" and Clear, Stampendous Stamps Pen Pattern Mermaid and matching sentiment, Heat Gun, Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, H2o's, Color Box Grey, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, Versa Mark, pop tape)

How cute, can you imagine all the different ways you could interpret this in your craftroom?  

Welcome to AAA CAS Cards Challenge and the Stampendous Spectacular Blog Hop. Come play along with The MacGyver Card Challenge too!

We have 3 games and 8 prizes! Our sponsor for this big event is STAMPENDOUS. Our blogs will either be highlighting a MacGiver card or a Stampendous Tutorial. Go over to AAA Cards to see the full details!

The 3 games are- The MacGiver Card Challenge,  
Victoria's 5 Image Search and the DT Comments Contest.

AAA Cards Blog Hop 
The other AAA Cards DT's are waiting for a visit from you. Their blogs will have a comments contest. The DT you are visiting has a question to be answered in comments, she will select her favorite answer and that crafter will win a Stampendous Stamp!

 I'm hosting Victoria's "5 Image Search". Blog hop each of the DT's and look for the images of the 5 things needed for the MacGiver cards. Create a post at your blog, add in those 5 images and a quick word or two on your visits. Link your post to the AAA Cards Linky.
My prize is a Stampendous Frantage Encrusted Jewel Set Embossing Powders and Elements.

Meanwhile, the challenge game will run as "The MacGiver Challenge" this week. Five items are needed for this card- SOME STRING, CORRUGATED PAPER,  PLASTIC, A STAMP AND A HOLE

 Start Hopping Here

Angela Maine "from the tool shed"

Jane Taylor "Purplejet Loves Crafts"

Julia Sager "Julia Sue's Stamping"

Hannelie Bester "Desert Diva"

Linda Beeson "PaperCutting Kind of Day"

Vicki Dutcher "All I do is Stamp"

I hope you have fun today with our first blog hop. 
Changes are good to win a prize, maybe it will be you!


  1. Absolutely stunning and I love the zesty aqua colouring.
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  2. The shine and sparkle on your mermaid makes her look so real... I might start believe they do exist Victoria!

  3. Great post! Thanks for sharing this information. I gained quite a lot of knowledge after reading your blog thank you.

    1. Thank you Laura. I suggest a tongue depressor to hold the work while you heat it. I forgot to write that down. Have a great day, hugs

  4. Great tutorial Victoria and I love the enamelled mermaid!

  5. Your enameled mermaid is gorgeous, and your tutorial is a welcome bonus! The background is perfect for this lovely beauty! Receiving this in the mail is a guaranteed of a mega watt smile in response!! Happy Sunday...off to see what the others have created on this absolutely brilliant hop+challenge combination!

  6. What a jewel you have created with the mermaid, Victoria! I must give your wonderful tutorial a try!

  7. Thanks for the tut, Victoria!!! Your mermaid looks beautiful!! Will be trying this myself shortly!!! Love the idea of your '5 Image search'!! Surely going to take part!!!

    Greetings from Africa!!!

  8. Great tutorial! The card is so beautifully colorful! Love it.

  9. Well, MacGyver at least made it LOOK easy! Getting all 5 of those elements onto one card and still keeping it CAS was no easy thing to do. But ever so much fun! :-D Love the tutorial and will be doing more of that. Sometimes I have to be reminded of things I love doing but have forgotten for far too long.

  10. Fun tutorial and even prettier Mermaid!

  11. The mermaid is just adorable and so colorful, as all mermaids should be. What a fun technique with stunning results. I like the background, too.

  12. Love your mermaid. I must try this, could see little girls being dazzled with a card like this.

  13. Oh my this mermaid is such a beauty, I love the sparkle and shimmer ur created on this one :)

  14. Victoria this is gorgeous! I actually CAN think of so other ways to reinterpret this technique, with watercolored florals perhaps... Thanks for the inspiration and for a chance to win. Off to the next stop...

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  15. Shes stunning - thanks for sharing how this was done too, I must give this a go! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

  16. Stunning sparkles, lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts "summer girls" Challenge, welcome again;-))m

  17. Dear Victoria thanks for sharing this trick and I love your card she is really a sweet Image and you did it very well...I am visiting all the DT Member and found the Picture of the things that Mac Gyver wrote...now I should make a card...wait for me please LOL...nice Blog hop with much tutorial and great cards all...hugs, Monika

  18. Lovely card and a great technique too.
    thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Summer Girls' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  19. Ooh love how sparkly she is, great card. Thank you for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends for our Seaside themed challenge. Mel :o)

  20. Hi Victoria, just wanted to let you know that I have uploaded those 5 images on the blog entry where I also have posted a card for the challenge. http://fun-stamping.blogspot.com/2014/07/paper-smooches-combined-with-aaa-cards.html
    Hugs, Cornelia

  21. This a great technique! Can't wait to try it. I was going to say she looks like stained glass!

  22. Gorgeous outcome. I think I need some clear embossing powder and then I am off to try this fab technique (thanks for the little tutorial).


  23. Wow well I think the lovely technique you showed would be fun to try on images for scrapbook layouts and just to add extra sparkle to a card for a certain special person in your life!!! Thank you for the pics and the how-tos. Your mermaid looks lovely and almost real!!