Sunday, 5 March 2017

AAA Cards #85

Hi All

We have a new challenge at AAA Cards.

Did you see the Oscars? We have a very timely and fun challenge for you:

We'd like to see a card inspired by the fashions on the Oscar red carpet. 
This could be male or female and from any year

I had so much fun looking through the Oscar dresses over many years and this is the card I made inspired by the dress below:

I had to make it a star focused card as if you are on the red carpet-a star you are!

I love the colours in this dress but the gold confetti design on the bottom half of the dress reminded me of my star stamp from The Ton Stamps. So I used Delicata gold ink to stamp the star off the edge and then just heat embossed the 'star' in pink and popped this up. I felt the card needed a little more balance so added a sentiment from Happy Little Stampers at the top

Here is the dress I have hanging in my wardrobe!!

Oscar De La Renta dress worn at Oscars 2016

Beautiful,  beautiful dresses and gowns from Oscar de la Renta resort 2016:

This challenge is sponsored by Happy Little Stampers-the winner will get a $15 gift voucher to use in their store. My 'Happy Birthday' sentiment is their store.

Our DT have all chosen stunning outfits to draw inspiration from-check them out here and then why not pick out an outfit and join us

I am entering this into:

The Ton March Challenge-Luck-stars have for thousands of years been seen as lucky-shooting stars, 'thank your lucky starts'-if you want to know more on this, check out this link here


  1. Brilliant, Sandie! Love the scattered dots in gold. - Sweet Kobylkin

  2. Gorgeous dress and I love how you've been inspired by it. Superb and classy and an absolute star!

  3. Ahhh! That dress is gorgeous and your inspiration is so beautiful!!

  4. Wonderful choice of Red Carpet inspiration. The star stamp in Delicata gold was the perfect choice. I love the pink embossing on the black and the placement of the Happy Birthday sentiment. Sending many hugs your way.

  5. CAS to the max as ever Sandie and love that pop of pink on the black sentiment panel against a fabulous star. Brilliant inspiration for the challenge. Take care and big hugs x

  6. Sweet your star, amazing!

  7. Oh, WOW, Sandie - love that dress and LOVE your card, my friend!!!! Such a clever idea to use a star theme and you had the perfect star stamp to use - great to stamp it over the edge!!!!! The pink embossed 'star' is fabulous and you achieved perfect balance with the sentiment at the top!!!!! Such a gorgeous card!!!!!
    Enjoy your Tuesday!!!!

  8. Love your card, trendy, not so sure about the dress. But it's a brilliant photo for kicking off ideas for cards!

  9. Did not see the oscars...they just have to do their work and that's all I think; if you have a friend who is so good in his or her work they won't get an oscar...But it is fun to see what the dt made of the dresses! Again a different card with your star; it is really your favorite stamp I think? But than again it is a beauty again! And great take on the challenge. Hugs, Gerrina

  10. Oooo - what a stunner! Nice little number to have hanging in your wardrobe, Sandie! ;-) Such a clever interpretation of this gorgeous piece, and your sentiment could not be more perfect! Thanks so much for having me join you at AAA Cards this month!

  11. Ahhh!! What a cool card inspired by the dress! Loved it totally!! :)
    Suchi xx

  12. What a cool and fabulous take on your inspiration, Sandie ... that confetti star in gold is so delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

  13. I love the card you made inspired by that beautiful dress. I'm sure you look great in the dress, too.

  14. Sandie, I just love this confetti-design around the star!

    Greetings from Wiebke (KomMa-designed)

  15. I love the card you created from the inspiration picture. The gold star is fabulous and I love how you added the pop of black.