It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge. This week’s board, created by Felicita at lisaluvs2stamp.com, provided a bit of a challenge for me. I guess that’s the whole idea!
There were a lot of elements that I felt were out of my wheelhouse so I took the safest route I could on this one to stay true to my style and the kind of cards I like to make.
Second Row Across: Watercolor, Any Type of Accent, Monogrammed
These are created using the Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes which happen to be one of the best values in the catalog..IMHO! A set of 20 are only $6.00 and are available in Very Vanilla or Whisper White. I like to give these as extra incentives for ordering or just as special thank you’s to my customers because they’re so versatile and useful. They also offer the same great quality card stock and envelopes that Stampin’ Up! is so noted for. To me, they’re just one of those staple products that I seem to throw in my cart each time I place an order because I like to keep a good supply on hand.
The colors I chose were dictated by the 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon I had in Calypso Coral and Island Indigo. This ribbon also comes in Lemon Lime Twist but I chose not to use that one.
The flowers, from the Touches of Textures stamp set, are stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink and colored using the coordinating ink color and an Aqua Painter, thus the watercoloring. I don’t use this coloring technique too often but I do like it and it’s very easy. The leaves are colored in Pear Pizzazz ink. For a little more detail, I added tiny pearls to the flower centers. I also used Clear Wink of Stella on the flowers but we all know that it doesn’t photograph well but it does give them a pretty sparkle.
The stamped panel is glued directly to a color coordinated piece of card stock. Before adhering the two panels to the note card, I wrapped them with a piece of 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon. Then glued them to the note card.
Using the Label Me Pretty stamp set and coordinating Pretty Label Punch, I stamped and punched the label in Pear Pizzazz card stock. The monogram is stamped in Basic Black ink using a stamp from the Brushwork Alphabet stamp set and cut with a circle framelit from the Layering Circles framelits. I glued it to a circle cut from the Stitched Shapes framelits and popped them onto the label.
The inside is simply stamped with the same floral image and colored.
I dug into my retired Designer Series Paper to find a color coordinated pattern to embellish the envelope flap. I’m so glad that I saved these retired papers and really miss that they’re no longer in the catalog. I’m hoping they may return sometime.
I purchased some clear boxes that are just the perfect size for these notecards. I thought about embellishing the box but though the cards made a pretty presentation by themselves. These would make a perfect little hostess gift. Here’s the link for the boxes
I hope you’ll head over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to see the rest of the Design Teams creations and enter one of your own.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day…it’s almost Friday!