Monday, August 15, 2016

Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #16

It is the 15th of August and you know what that means-another Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!! It is Challenge #16 and I have a treat for you-Charlotte, my 15 year old daughter did the challenge along with me for a bonus card.

We both used the middle column down-hexagons, misting and birthday to create our cards.

On my card, I started off by using a PaperTrey Ink "Hexagon Cover plate" die to create a mask from copy paper. I taped the mask over a piece of Strathmore Bristol Board and blended "Abandoned Coral" distress ink through the stencil. I then used a MFT "Blueprints #13" die to cut the card front out.

I used Heidi Swapp "Gold Lame" Colorshine, "Abandoned Coral" and "Twisted Citron" Distress Spray Stain to mist the front of the card. While that was drying, I used MFT's "Celebrate with Cake" stamp set to stamp the cake, the flowers, the leaves and the cake stand. I then used the matching die set to cut them out. I stamped and heat embossed the birthday sentiment onto a scrap of coral card stock in gold.

When the card front was dry, I adhered it to a piece of Stampin Up! "Green Galore" card stock (retired.) Next I used PaperTrey Ink's "Smokey Shadow" ink to stamp the string and embossed the banner in gold for the top of the cake. I used foam tape to adhere the cake and the flowers, as well as the sentiment.

My last step was to use Stickles in "Fruit Punch" to make some pink cake decorations and "Gold" for the middle of the flowers.

This was such a fun card to create and I stepped out of my comfort zone creating my own stencil. I will have to try this more often now!!

Charlotte was in my room as I was creating this card so she decided to make a card too using the same challenge elements-hexagon, misting and birthday.

She used the same hexagon stencil that I had created but used Distress Ink in "Wilted Violet" for her blending. Like my card, the white panel was then die cut using "Blueprints #13" die and then misted with "Twisted Citron" and "Picked Raspberry" Distress Spray Stain, as well as Bo Bunny's "Frost" Glimmer Spray.

Once the panel was dry, it was adhered to a pink, top folding A2 sized card. Next Charlotte stamped the sentiment using Ranger's "Archival Black" ink and a stamp from Paper Smooches "Party Posse" onto a "Raspberry Fizz" banner. She adhered the banner to the card at the top.

The Avery Elle snail (from the "I'm Late" set) was colored in wth Copic markers and on my desk ready to go. Charlotte use foam adhesive to adhere the snail to the card front and decorated the balloon and the shell with "Clear" Wink of Stella. She then used "Diamond" and "Yellow" Stickles on his hat.

This was the first time that Charlotte has shown any interest in stamping and it was really fun to show her how to do some of these techniques. I look forward to doing this with her another time.

I hope you have as much fun creating with this challenge as I did. Please go to Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge Blog for more detail. I cannot wait to see what you create!!

Have a fabulous day!!

Card #1
Paper-Strathmore Bristol Board, Stampin Up! "Green Galore" Card stock (retired), Coral
Stamps-My Favorite Things "Celebrate with Cake"
Dies-My Favorite Things "Celebrate With Cake," "Blueprints #13," PaperTrey Ink "Hexagon Cover Plate"
Ink-Ranger Distress Ink-"Abandoned Coral," Simon Says Stamp "Jellybean" and "Sunkissed," Hero Arts "Soft Green," WPlus9 "FairyDust," PaperTrey Ink "Smokey Shadow," and Tsuinko "Versamark" ink
Spray Mist-Heidi Swapp "Gold Lame" Colorshine, Distress Spray Stain in "Abandoned Coral" and "Twisted Citron"
Other- Big Shot, Ranger "Gold Tinsel" embossing powder, Stickles in "Gold" and "Fruit Punch," foam adhesive, Ink Blending tool

Card #2
Paper-White Card stock-"Paper Studio", Pink Card stock
Stamps-Avery Elle "I' m Late" and Paper Smooches "Party Posse"
Dies-MFT "Blueprints #13," Avery Elle "I'm Late," and PTI "Hexagon Cover Plate"
Ink-Ranger "Wilted Violet, Memento "Tuxedo Black," Ranger "Archival Black"
Spray Mist-"Twisted Citron," "Picked Raspberry," and "Frost" Glimmer Mist
Other-Stickles "Diamond" and "Yellow," Big Shot, "Clear" Wink of Stella, Copic Markers, Ranger Ink Blender