Monday, August 1, 2016

Stampin Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #15

It is August 1st so that means a new Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!! It is Challenge #15 and this badge is fantastic. I don't know how Ka does it but each badge gets better and better!!

I decided to chose the middle row across for my project-word dies, sparkle and color blocking.

I went for a very simple design for my card this time. I also decided that I was only going to use minimal stamping. Rarely do I do this so this, in itself, just added to the challenge.

I started off by die cutting Pretty Pink Posh's "Storybook #1" die out of scraps of Black Bazzill, "Terracotta Tile," "Raspberry Fizz," and Aqua card stock. I trimmed the black panel, inlaid the different color die cuts inside like a puzzle and taped it on back so all the pieces would stay together.

I then adhered my color blocked rectangle to the center of a gray, A2 sized, top folding card. I used Mama Elephant's "Happy Script" die to die cut the word sentiment out of Die Cuts With a View silver sparkle paper.

I adhered the "happy" to the card. The last step was to add a strip of white card stock that I had stamped a sentiment from Mama Elephant's "Happy Everything" set in black over the die cut using foam adhesive.

I toyed with adding sequins but decided to just stop. Sometimes I can get carried away when a CAS is best.

I hope you hop on over to Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge Blog to play with us. I cannot wait to see what you create!!

Thank you for stopping by. Have a fabulous day!!

Paper-Stamping Up! Gray, PaperTrey Ink "Raspberry Fizz" and "Terracotta Tile," Bazzill Black and Aqua, Hobby Lobby White Card stock, Die Cuts With a View-" "Glitzy Glitter" stack
Dies-Pretty Pink Posh "Storybook #1," Mama Elephant "Happy"
Other-Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink, Big Shot, Foam Adhesive, ATG Adhesive, Ranger Multi Matte


Susanne Vargas said...

This card looks spectacular! Love it!

Patti said...

Oh Nora! I love this!! It is so "Mod" does anyone use that word anymore giggles!! Great card in EVERY way!!


Happy Dance said...

Crisp, clean, and a very cool card, Nora!! LOVE this color combination, and the sparkly 'happy' you've used here. What a sweet card!! Bev

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, I love this card, Nora! Your color blocking looks amazing and your color combo is beautiful...especially with the gray card base! Love your sparkly die cut sentiment, too!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this, Nora!

Jean said...

A fantastic use of that die - love this! Love the colors!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic Color blocking Nora! Love this!

Tracey McNeely said...

Nora not sure if my comment published or not. Fantastic colour blocking! Love this one.

Marybeth said...

Nora ,I love this color blocked card! Sush an awesome design one that could be used over and over! Love the shimmer too! Hope you have a great week!

Inkyfingers said...

Nora this design is so striking and stylish. The whole design is so well thought out and gorgeous!

Diane said...

What great color panels and design Nora.

Hugs Diane