#925 – With Sympathy

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Tic-Tac-Toe! The board this time is designed by JoAnne, and the theme is Spring/Easter/Sympathy –

I chose the mid column – Die-cut – Flower – Colouring and here’s what I made –

I started with the flower, stem and leaves, which are from My Favorite Things Fancy Flowers stamp set, and stamped the images with VersaFine black ink and colored them with Zig Brush Markers, along with the blender to blend and dilute the colors. I also used a white marker to add a few details to the flowers and leaves. Finally, I cut the images close to the outline of each image, and used the black marker to color the side of the paper – giving the cut out pieces a more ‘finished’ look.

For the background, I used a mix of Black Soot and Hickory Smoke distress inks over Hero Arts Graph stamp. Distress inks are the best to get that messily stamped look! I then trimmed the panel a bit and foam mounted it on a white card base. I also foam mounted my floral image on top.

The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti Tall Blooms. I then die cut this using Slanted Sentiment Strips and also used Stitched Snowdrifts on one edge to get the stitching. This too, I foam mounted on the card.

And that finishes my card! Step over to the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge blog to see more inspiration from the rest of the DT!

#922 – Rose Stenciling

Hello and welcome! Its for the new challenge we have up a the Tic Tac Toe challenge. Continuing with our February theme of ‘Congrats/Thinking of You‘, we have a new board, created by Betty, for you to work with –

I am trying out a card which in which I am using a few things that I am wanting to use lately – nothing new, more like trying to use what I have. I used the diagonal from top right, including the cells Stencil – Word Die-cut – Flowers. Here’s what I made –

I started with the roses. I’ve used the stencils from CrafTreat called Roses 2 and Roses 3. These stencils help you make a rose using the layered coloring approach. The stencil set also has masks for the roses.

I used the stencils and the masks on striped texture cardstock and then fussy cut it. I then die cut a frame using white cardstock and some scrap cardstocks, which I adhered together. I then adhered the flowers and frame over a mango yellow cardstock. For the sentiment, I first cut out a few pieces of My Favorite Things Congrats die cuts, adhered them together and adhered it over the card. The stamped sentiment comes from Waffle Flower Congrats stamp set. For embellishing, I used a few half pearls.

I’m joining the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #399: Any Occasion

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Watercooler Wednesday challenge #310: All About Occasions

Timeout challenge #182: Anniversary challenge: Birthday themed or any Celebration

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

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#920 – Plaid Thanks

Hello and welcome! Its for the new challenge we have up a the Tic Tac Toe challenge. Starting with a new theme for February ‘Congrats/Thinking of You‘, we have a new board, created by me, for you to work with –

My card today is relatively simple. I chose the last row – Thanks/Congrats – Foxie – Gingham to make my card –

Well, the card is relatively simple to make, nothing much to explain there, except the products I used! Though I have to admit that the foxie turned out a bit darker than I would have liked..

Here’s the list of products that I used –
Impression Obsession Gingham
My Favorite Things Friendly Foxes
My Favorite Things Grassy Fields
My Favorite Things Simply Thanks
My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery
Distress inks for stamping & watercoloring

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#915 – Hugs & Kisses

Hello and welcome to a new challenge up at the Tic Tac Toe challenge! Continuing the theme for January, being ‘Winter/Birthday/Thank You’, and we have a new challenge board for you –

And here’s what I made –

I started by painting the acrylic red and silver colors on some cardstock. The silver paint is almost a champagne-silver color and also very sparkly, so the color in the image looks a bit off…almost gold like.

Well, after the paints dried, I die cut the two panels using the Pink Fresh Studio Fancy Floral die. I adhered them on my white card base.

For the sentiment, I die cut the Concord & 9th Cuddles & Hugs from vellum and a few pieces of scrap cardstock. The thinner piece, I again painted using the same champagne-silver paint. I adhered them together and then on the card. The sentiment also comes from the same company and had the same name. I trimmed the strip of cardstock after I stamped on it and foam mounted it on my card.

And that finished my card! I’m joining the following challenges –

CrafTangles January challenge: Trash to Treasure (I reused the painted cardstock)

monthly challenge

Watercooler Wednesday challenge #306: All About Occasions

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

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#913 – Rosy Love

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Hello and welcome to yet another challenge we have up at the Tic Tac Toe challenge! We have a new theme for January – ‘Love/Wedding’ and the board this time is created by LeAnne –

I chose the mid row – Red/Dry Embossing/Designer Paper – and here’s what I made –

Over my card base, I first added a white card panel embossed with Altenew Flowers & Leaves embossing folder. I then added a layer of designer paper from Best of American Crafts paper pad. Wow! Its been so long since I used designer paper!! 😀

Then over, another piece of designer paper, from CrafTangles The Wanderer Collection, I stamped the rose from Concord & 9th Painted Rose and die cut it. I die cut an additional layer using scrap cardstock and adhered it below the die cut pattern paper for support. I then adhered it to my card.

The sentiment, from Altenew Label Love, I stamped in green and then trimmed it and matted it over a black card stock strip. I then adhered it over my card. I also added a couple of sequins for embellishing.

And that’s it! That finished my card. And I’m joining the following challenges –

Shopping Our Stash challenge #436: What’s New with You

Watercooler Wednesday challenge #304: All About Occasions

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Layer It Up

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Paper Craft challenge #409: Romance

The Flower challenge #52: Embossing Heat/Dry

Stamplorations January CAS challenge: Anything Goes + optional Pink + Red + Orange

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