It’s time for WWC71 – Heidi’s Tic-Tac-Toe challenge! These type of challenges can be such fun, when you’re in a creative mood, and just need a little direction. Even if you’re not in a creative mood, by choosing the 3 items to use for your card, you’re well on your way.
Here’s the board for you to choose from:
You choose any line – vertical, horizontal or diagonal, and create your card based on the 3 things in your row. I decided to go straight across the bottom, using Blue, Shaker Card and Die Cut or Punch. Here’s what I created:
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that my youngest son’s high school graduation has been very much on my mind, and in my calendar! So, I needed to make him a card – and here it is! (Don’t worry – he doesn’t follow my blog!)
I started by stamping the easel from the Painter’s Palette set in Dapper Denim, directly onto the Whisper White cardstock. I then used the Squares Framelits to cut out the centre of the frame. I attached a piece of Window Sheet over the opening, and added strips of our wonderful new Foam Adhesive Strips (finally – we’ve been wanting these for-ever!) around the frame. After stamping the sentiment – from a very old, retired SU! stamp set – in Emerald Envy on a backing piece of Whisper White, I added the silver star sequins from our Metallic Sequins, and some round green sequins left over from a kit, last Christmas. I then placed the stamped piece with the Window Sheet over the sentiment piece (with the sequins on top of the stamping), so that I could place my sentiment in the centre, and it was done! That’s the fastest shaker card I have ever made!
On the front, I added some stars, using the Perpetual Calendar stamp set. I first inked my stamp with Versamark ink, the inked it with Dapper Denim ink, added Clear Embossing Powder, and heat set it. I then added more of the silver star sequins onto the front. Notice the little grad cap, perched on the edge of the easel?
I stamped just the cap onto a scrap of Whisper White, cut it out using my Snips, and attached it with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Here’s a picture of the inside of the card – you can see where the cap came from:
More inked stars, more sequins – well, it’s a big accomplishment, right?! I hope my son will like it; I had fun making it!
You do need to head over to the Watercooler Challenges page, so that you can get inspiration from the rest of the team! Then of course, choose which ‘line’ from the Tic Tac Toe board you’ll use, and link up your card with us for the challenge.
Until next time – have fun stamping!