Thursday, September 15, 2016

Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #18

Happy Thursday!! It is the 15th of September and I am here with you with another Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.

There are a TON of fun things on this card and I had a hard time choosing. I chose to do the diagonal from the top left to the bottom right with stencil, blues and greens and texture.

I decided that I was going to dig out a stencil from Heidi Swapp and do a plastic wrap technique to get a faux textured look.

I began this card by using painters tape and masking off a piece of white card stock that was cut to 4 1/4" by 5 1/2."

Next I crumpled up a piece of plastic wrap, dipped it in "Cracked Pistachio" Distress Ink (green) and blotted it over the stencil.

I then used "Mermaid Lagoon" Distress Ink (blue) and repeated the process.

Hint-if there is too much white around your stenciled image, just go over it a second time with your colors until you get it the way you would like.

 I took the stencil off and trimmed my card stock on each side so the panel measured 3 3/4" by 5 1/2."

I wanted the heart and the sentiment to pop a little off the card but since it was only one layer, I needed to figure out how I was going to emphasize it. I decided to use a dry embossing technique and outlined the heart and the "happy" with a stylus.

I flipped the paper over and went over the opposite areas on the back. This popped the edges of the heart out just enough to give it a bit of dimension.

I then embossed (texture) a piece of Paper Trey Ink "Hawaiian Shores" card stock with a We R Memory Keepers Embossing folder. I adhered the folder to a top folding, white, A2 sized card base.

I then adhered the white stenciled panel over the embossed card stock with adhesive foam.

I used foam adhesive to adhere the "birthday" sentiment that I had stamped with Simon Says Stamps "Island Blue" dye ink from Mama Elephants "Happy Everything" set.

To complete the card, I used "Mermaid Green" and "Varsity Sequin Mix"  from SpiegelMom Scraps for a little extra oomph to the front of the card.

This card was so easy and a lot of fun to make. I urge you to give the plastic wrap technique a try!! For more fun inspiration, please go to Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge Blog #18.

I thank you for stopping by today.


Happy Dance said...

I can't believe you created all that dimension with a stylus, Nora! That is just brilliant, and sooooo beyond my shaky capabilities! Gorgeous colors, and the embossed panel is a great touch. This is such a pretty, pretty card. Absolutely love it! Bev

Patti said...

Oh the sweetest! masking Nora. This card is beyond pretty!! it also makes me happy! : )


Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this, Nora! It's fabulous!

Lisa said...

Your stenciled heart is wonderful, this is lovely Nora!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Awesome technique with that plastic wrap! Looks great! Another thing to remember for future use.....

Squirrel said...

It has just hit me that the transparency that came in a kit and which I haven't used yet is actually a stencil - THANK YOU! (Duh)

Your card is beautiful!

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