Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #4

Hello everyone!! It is that time again for the Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #4. Are you excited? I know I am!!

I created my card using the diagonal from the top left to the bottom right. My elements were: thank you, distress inks and plants.

Here is the challenge card for #4:

I started off by using Distress Inks in Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord for the the flowers, which are the "Layered Lily" stamp set by Altenew. These are layer stamps where each layer is a different color.

I stamped the first layer in Milled Lavender and then used a brush with water to "blend" it into the water color paper. I did the same with each of the layers of color in both the leaves and the lilies.

I let the panel dry naturally and then used a My Favorite Things die to die cut the panel. I then mounted it on some Stampin Up! Marvelous Magenta card stock.

Next I used some gold thread to make a "nest" and adhered it to the card with glue dots placed in strategic places. I adhered the "thank you" sentiment, also from Altenew, on top of the nest using foam adhesive.

My last step was to adhere sequins in gold and purple (they match the lilies EXACTLY but did not photograph well!) onto the front of the card. I LOVE how this card came out and will be making a few more with other sentiments and other colors.

So please hop on over to the Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge and play along with us. I cannot wait to see what you create!!

Stampin Up! Marvelous Magenta Card Stock (retired)