#946 – Miss Your Face

Hello and welcome! Time for a new challenge at Tic Tac Toe and this time, we have a board prepared by LeAnne to play with –

I chose the mid row Blue-Circle-Floral Image to make this card –

I used the latest addition to my stamps – Altenew Calming Reverie. These gorgeous stamps are large and so easy to use – I just love them! I used inks on shades of navy blue for the flowers and leaves, varying the saturation to get a beautiful monochrome. But of course, the little bit of yellow and brown adds a spot of bright color to an otherwise dull tone.

Since I wasn’t going to use any dimension for the flowers, I thought of adding a little extra for the sentiment instead. I cut two strips of black cardstock and adhered them in parallel over the card. For the sentiment, I die cut a circle of white cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, adhered it over another piece which I had cut out of scrap cardstock. I then stamped the “i miss your face” from Ellen Hutson Totally Random Sayings Vol 1 stamp set. I adhered this over two pieces of vellum that I die cut using Spellbinders Delightful Circles. The final part came from Altenew Bold Greetings die, which I die cut from a few scrap black cardstock and once from photo paper colored in black. The last layer adds some shine to the die cut, which I totally love! 🙂

And that’s my card! Joining the following challengs with it –

Color Hues challenge #19

Altenew June Inspiration challenge

Stamplorations June Theme and Photo Prompt challenge –

Stop over the Tic Tac Toe challenge for some more amazing inspiration from the rest of the DT!

And thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#900 – Thanks with Pumpkins

Hello and welcome! Today is another day to be glad – I’ve been asked over to be the Guest Designer at the Retro Rubber challenge! This is a wonderful challenge where the main requirement is to use a stamp that is more than a year old in your creation – a great reason to get out those old stamps and put them to good use!

The theme for this challenge is a color theme – to use Black, Orange and White only, with the picture inspiration

And here’s what I made –

A fairly simple card to make! I first started with creating the pumpkins. I drew a rough outline and watercolored each of them. Once dry, I fussy cut them out. For the background, I used Concord & 9th Sketched Stripes stamp set and stamped it in Black Soot distress ink on a white card base. It didn’t stamp properly, but that ‘sketchy’ look was what I was going for, so that was perfect! 😀

Next, the sentiment came from Ranger Letter It: Thank You stamp set. I stamped this also in Black Soot and then fussy cut it. I foam mounted all the pieces on the card base. And that’s it – that’s my finished card!

I’m joining the following challenges with my card –

Global Design Project #263: Season of Thanks

CrafTangles October challenge: Masculine Projects

monthly challenges

Inkspirational Challenge #224: Picture Inspiration (Fall Photo)

Stamplorations October challenge: Stamps + Autumn colors

Thank you to the Retro Rubber team for having me over! Step over to the Retro Rubber challenge blog for more inspiration from their awesome team!

Thank you so much for stopping by as well! 🙂

#868 – Pineapples Aplenty!

Hello and welcome! We have a new challenge on Seize the Birthday blog. The challenge is to make birthday projects, and you also have the option of using a ‘Topping’ that is given in every challenge. And the ‘Topping’ this time is ‘Totally Tropical’, given to us by our fabulous teammate Shirley.

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And here’s what I made –

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To make this card, I first started with the background. I chose the Itsy Bitsy Tropical Flowers embossing folder, dabbed a bit of light mint color on it, misted a bit of water and embossed a white piece of card panel on top. Since this folder is 4″, I was forced to trim off the sides. I set this aside to dry.

I then used Reverse Confetti Pineapples Aplenty stamp set to stamp the pineapples in two different shades. I used the same stamp and the rock-and-roll technique to add another color, a lot darker than the base, on top of each image. I also did the same process to get a couple of flowers from Altenew Vintage Flowers stamp set. I then fussy cut these images out. For the frame, I used a piece that was left over from another project while using the Neat & Tangled Scalloped Frame die.

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To assemble, I first adhered the embossed panel on a white card base, then foam mounted the frame and then adhered the fruits and flowers by using both bits of foam tape and normal glue, to achieve a slanted look. The sentiment comes from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold and Party stamp set.

And I’m also joining these two challenges –

STAMPlorations May Theme and Photo Prompt Challenge

Reverse Confetti May Stock Your Stash challenge: Birthday

I hope you are inspired by this card! Check out the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from out fabulous DT and also from our awesome, talented Surprise Party Guest, Jo Avery! And don’t forget to join the party! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂