Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #21

Happy Tuesday!! I hope everyone has recovered from their sugar high last night. I don't care if I see another piece of candy for a while. Well, except for maybe the Blow Pops. I am a bit addicted to them!!

It is the first of the month so the that means another challenge at Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.

I chose to use the last row down-CAS, Builder Stamps, and Pearls/Gemstones.

Let me start by saying I have a love/hate relationship with the builder stamps I own. I LOVE how others use them but I am just not that great at it. First, you have to get the right color combination for the stamps to look good. I have a TON of ink, but I rarely have time to "experiment" with the colors. Second, some stamps are harder to use then others. The first stamp set that I did some playing with I just kept messing up. It was infuriating!!

So I wound up pulling my PaperTrey Ink "The Sweet Life" stamp set out and using that for my CAS card.

I started off using my MISTI and stamping my roses in three ink colors-Hero Arts "Red Royal," My Favorite Things "Wild Cherry," and Hero Arts "Pale Tomato." I then stamped the leaves using the same PaperTrey Ink set with Simon Says Stamps "Jelly Bean" and My Favorite Things "Sour Apple" ink.

I then die cut the stamped images with the matching dies. I mounted the images over a white panel that I had cut using the Mama Elephant "Peek-a-Frame" die, that was stamped with the sentiment using the PaperTrey Ink "Words of Comfort" stamp set and a strip of Lawn Fawn patterned paper.

I used a bit of "Clear" Wink of Stella over the roses and then added some gems around the central image.

Since these roses came out so well, I did a few more to make some other cards later.

I hope this inspires you to come on over an play with us this time for Challenge #21. I cannot wait to see what you come up with!!



Hannelie said...

Crisp and fresh stamping!
So beautiful

Lisa said...

This is fresh and lovely!!

Isabelle Siry said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Nora ! Your roses are just wonderful in those different tones of pink ! I love the design of your card ! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring !
Izzy Scrap

Anita in France said...

So crisp and fresh and lovely, Nora ... the ink layering is gorgeous on those fabulous flowers! Hugs, Anita :)