Saturday, July 16, 2016

Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #14

It is the middle of the month and that means it is time for a new Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge! Are you ready?

I think that this is the most fun board EVER! I had a hard time choosing a row because I wanted to to do all of them! 

I finally settled on the middle row down-Doodling, Chalkboard and Laurels.

I have NEVER done a chalkboard card so I thought it was time I tried. I have admired many designers cards in this style for some reason, felt I would never be able to pull it off. Now that I have done it once, I know I will be able to replicate this fun technique.

I started by die cutting a piece of black paper with the My Favorite Things Blueprints Die #13. Then I drew some laurels in with a white colored pencil. To get the shape I wanted, I traced a circle on each side and drew the leaves freehand from there. 

I mounted the black card stock to a white, A2 top folding card. I then took Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink and randomly smeared it on the edge using a Fantastix blending tool.

Next I stamped the "hugs" sentiment from WPlus9's "That is All" stamp set onto black card stock with Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink and then heat embossed it with Ranger Ink's White embossing powder. I then die cut the sentiment using the matching die.

I took WPlus9's "Bountiful Blooms" dies and die cut some shapes out of black card stock. I wanted the flowers to look "chalky" so I colored them in with Prismacolor pencils.

I then took the die cuts and layered them over the hand drawn laurels. I used foam adhesive to pop up the sentiment and the blue flower. I added a bit of yellow gel pen for the stamens in the pink flowers and a yellow rhinestone for the middle of the blue flower. 

To finish the card off, I added some dots of Nuvo Crystal Gloss Drops in "Sweet Lilac" to the card front. 

Now I challenge you to hop on over to Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge and join us for Challenge #14. I cannot wait to see what you create!!

Have a FABULOUS day!!