Friday, January 1, 2016

Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #1

Happy New Year!! The first Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge goes live today. Yippee!!

I actually created TWO projects for this challenge, using the middle column from top to bottom.

I chose to use sparkles, embossing and new on my cards.

For my first card, I chose to emboss the Soft Stone card stock with a new embossing folder from Kaisercraft and added sparkle to the card with some glitter tape and silver hearts.

The gray card stock was cut to 4" by 5 1/2" and popped up over the card base with foam adhesive.

I then adhered stamped "envelopes" from Simon Says Stamp!'s "Happy Thoughts" set over the embossed paper. These "envelopes" were stamped onto patterned paper scraps and fussy cut by hand. I actually have to admit that I sat down one night to do the stamping and then another night to do the cutting so that I could have these images on hand to eventually make a card set.

The sentiment is from Hero Art's "Act of Kindness" set (also new) and stamped in PTI Smokey Shadow ink onto a piece of white, scrap card stock. I popped it off the envelope cluster using a piece of foam adhesive. My last step was to randomly adhere the little hearts using Ranger Multi-Matte adhesive.

I was so excited with how easy this card was to put together using the Tic-Tac-Toe board that I decided to create another card with a similar design.

For this card, I embossed a white background using a heart embossing folder, which I adhered to a 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" card base.

I then adhered the "envelopes" that I had stamped on scraps in the same general area. However, I decided to tuck the sentiment into one of the envelopes. I love how it looks!!

The last step was to adhere a variety of shiny, different shaped sequins randomly around the envelopes.

For someone who takes a long time to make a card, I created two cards in no time using the challenge card. I know that I will be making at least one more card using a different row because I had so much fun!!

I thank you for stopping by!! Have a wonderful day!!