Saturday, October 1, 2016

Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Toe-Challenge #19

It is October 1st and it is time for a new Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. We are already up to challenge #19-can you believe it?

For my card, I chose the top row across-Color Inspiration, Polka Dots and Birthday. We were able to choose our own color inspiration so I chose the image below that I found on Pinterest.

I started off with a white card base and die cut a panel of orange polka dot paper. I adhered the panel to my card base at an angle.

Next I die cut a piece of white Bristol board and blended Distress Inks in "Spiced Marmalade" and "Carved Pumpkin" along the front to get the orange color from my inspiration image. I misted it with water, then blotted it. I also splattered Distress Spray in "Ripe Persimmon" to get the deep orange color at the bottom of the dress and "Picket Fence" randomly across the inked panel. After the Distress Spray dried, I adhered the panel at an angle over the patterned polka dot paper so it would peek out.

I then used the "Candles and Confetti" Stamp and die set to stamp the cake, cake stand and the flowers. The candles were from the My Favorite Things "Celebrate With Cake" set. I adhered the die cut, stamped images to the card front. The cake was adhered with foam adhesive.

The stamped the birthday sentiment in Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink onto a white card stock scrap using the Paper Trey Ink "Wishes Come True" stamp set. I adhered the sentiment at the top left to balance out the card. 

The last step was to adhere sequins randomly across the card front and use some Stickles and Nuvo Crystal drops to the candles and the flowers. I think this is one of my favorite cards that I have created in a long time!!

I hope you will join us over at Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge and give Challenge #18 a try. I cannot wait to see what you create!!

Stamps-Reverse Confetti "Candles and Confetti," My Favorite Things "Celebrate With Cake," PaperTrey Ink "Wishes Come True"
Dies-My Favorite Things "Celebrate With Cake" and "Blueprints #13," Reverse Confetti "Candles and Confetti"
Paper-Recollections white card stock, Bo Bunny polka dots, Strathmore Bristol Board
Inks-Ranger Distress Ink "Carved Pumpkin" and "Spiced Marmalade," Memento "Tuxedo Black," Hero Arts "Soft Granite" and "Bubblegum," WPlus9 "Fairy Dust," PaperTrey Ink "Orange Zest," Simon Says Stamp "Mint"
Other-Big Shot, Pretty Pink Posh "Clear" sequins, Stickles "Orange Zest," Nuvo Crystal Drops in "Ripened Pumpkin," Distress Spray in "Picket Fence" and "Ripe Persimmon," foam adhesive, Ranger Multi Matte