Today’s a pretty exciting day. The Tic Tac Toe Challenge debuts today and I am so honored to be on the Design Team with an amazing group of designers. I hope you will check out the challenge blog to see the other talented designers and their wonderful projects. This is going to be a fun and inspiring challenge!
Let’s get started…just pick a vertical, horizontal or diagonal row and incorporate each element in the chosen row to create a project with. Use any kind of products you’d like. This is not limited to any particular stamp company…the choice is yours. The design possibilities are endless and will surely spark your creativity. Here’s Week #1 challenge board:
I chose the right vertical column: gold, black & baker’s twine. Although I could also have chosen the middle horizontal row and the right diagonal row. See what I mean about the possibilities…endless!
I kept this card very clean and simple but tried to add a little sophistication.
- The card base is Very Vanilla thick card stock which is a new product in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. It really makes a difference in the quality of the card.
- The next Very Vanilla layer is cut 1/4″ smaller.
- I cut the oval window and the black frame using the Layering Ovals framelits.
- How about those pens! I love writing instruments and these pens instantly grabbed me.
- They’re stamped in Versa-Mark ink and heat embossed on vellum with gold embossing powder. They remind me of the gold Cross Pens I always had to have. I know I just really dated myself here!!
- These are from the Crafting Forever stamp set. All the images in this set are terrific!
- The vellum layer is attached to the card base with some SNAIL adhesive on the edges so you can’t see if from the front of the card. Adhering vellum can be tricky sometimes. Just make sure you cut the vellum layer large enough. I cut mine in a square so it was easy to hide the adhesive.
- The sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases stamp set and is stamped in Black Archival ink.
- Gold Baker’s Twine (retired) is wrapped twice around and tied with a bow for a more polished look.
- I adhered this panel onto the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals which gives it a pretty dimensional look with very little effort.
- To finish this card off, I stamped the same image onto the envelope flap and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder also. Remember, I was going for a little sophistication here…LOL!
This card reminded me of traditional stationery back in the day. I hope you enjoyed this project and will check out the other designs on the Tic Tac Toe Challenge today. And I really hope you will play along with us…it’s going to be FUN!
Thanks for stopping by today.