Watercooler Wednesday – Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

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My gosh – I was so excited to look at all of the cards that were submitted for last week’s ‘Anything Goes’ challenge!  Congratulations to everyone who entered; they were all fabulous, and it was difficult to choose the top 3.

I hope that you will join in again this week, for WWC62 – Leanne’s Tic Tac Toe challenge – such fun!

WWC62 Leanne Tic Tac Toe Challenge

The most difficult part was choosing which line I wanted to do; I decided to go on the diagonal, choosing Flower, Butterfly, and Any Shade of Purple.

WWC62 garden in bloom

I saw this layout in a few different places – Pinterest, Facebook, etc., and thought I’d like to give it a try.  I like turning the squares into diamond shapes, and I really like spotlighting these flowers from the Garden in Bloom stamp set.  This set is in the Annual catalogue (pg. 119, photopolymer).

I love purple, so this wasn’t a difficult card to make!  First I started by cutting the squares of Whisper White cardstock at 1 1/4″, then the Elegant Eggplant cardstock for layering behind them at 1 1/2″.  I stamped the flower outlines in Elegant Eggplant, then used Wisteria Wonder for the petal colour.  I love how this set makes you look like a great watercolour artist, without even bringing out the Aqua Painters!  The middle of the flowers was stamped in So Saffron ink.

After layering the flower image pieces, I set them aside to prep my So Saffron layer.  I brought out my new favourite Timeless Textures, and stamped the flourish (I think it kind of resembles a loose fleur-de-lis) in the bottom left and top right corners, in So Saffron ink.  I then randomly stamped the small dots across the panel, again in So Saffron ink, for that tone on tone look.

I then used my Bitty Butterfly Punch and Elegant Eggplant cardstock to punch out 3 butterflies; to add some texture to them, I stamped the small dots on them, in Elegant Eggplant ink.

I chose the sentiment from the Birthday Blooms set, and stamped it on Whisper White in Elegant Eggplant ink.  It and  the layer behind it were die cut using the Tags & Labels Framelits; I just love these for layering!

Finally, I assembled all the pieces with Tombow Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals, and added it to the So Saffron panel.  The butterflies were attached using Glue Dots – they’re just the right size.  The front panel was then attached to my Elegant Eggplant cardstock base, and I was done!

I think I know who this card will be going to; a certain BFF who loves purple! 😉

Please take a minute and check out the fabulous cards that the rest of the Watercooler Artists have created for your inspiration; then you can get your own card ready to join the challenge!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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  1. Great card – I like this technique – I’ve been playing with mosaic cards lately which is a bit similar. Great challenge this week. I’ve been inspired.

    • Deborah Smart says:

      I’m so glad to read that you’ve been inspired, Fiona! I can’t wait to see your card linked in for the Watercooler Wednesday challenge 🙂 Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment – I appreciate it!

  2. Deb – Your card is simply stunning! I love the Timeless Textures in the background. Thank you for your inspiration for my Tic Tac Toe challenge this week. -Leanne

    • Deborah Smart says:

      Leanne, thanks so much for your lovely comment! I’m really enjoying using the Timeless Textures stamp set; it’s almost taking over for Gorgeous Grunge! 🙂

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