I have been invited to be the guest designer for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#116). So exciting! Thanks to the Design Team for giving me this opportunity. Tic Tac Toe is always fun…eight different ways to inspire your creativity.
You may remember that I have mentioned GREEN is my very most favorite color, so the top right was a no-brainer. I am totally in love with the Bloom Where You’re Planted Suite and thought I could make it work for the FLORAL image. So that left me with only a RIBBON to choose. I needed a Birthday Card but if I had wanted to, this card would work equally well with the top row by choosing a Friendship Sentiment instead as I used the Plentiful Plants Dies to die-cut the focal image.
And this is the result:
- I stamped the Greenery and the Pot with a variety of green inks. Left Leaf (Garden Green), Right Leaf (Soft Succulent), Hanging Blooms (2nd Generation Just Jade) and the Pot (2nd Generation Evening Evergreen). All of these stamped images from the Plentiful Plants stamp set were die-cut with the coordinating Perfect Plants Dies.
- Tag: (2” x 3½”) The corners were snipped to create the tag shape. The sentiment, Happy Birthday, from the Enjoy The Moment stamp set was stamped in Versamark ink and heat-set with Silver Embossing Powder. I decided to sponge the edges of the Tag with Soft Succulent ink and a Sponge Dauber to define the shape against the white-on-white clean and simple design.
- Cross Strip: (1¼” x 4⅛”) Leafy pattern from the Bloom Where You Are Planted Designer Series Paper to introduce more of the green color.
- Background Panel: (4⅛” x 5⅜”) Introducing another element to the card, I added the Medallion from the Treasured Medallion stamp set also stamped in Versamark and heat-set with Silver Embossing Powder. This is a little nod to a Macrame element picking up some of the gray tones in the patterned paper. I chose to add texture to the panel. The lower part was dry-embossed with the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder and the top part with the retired (but oh so loved) Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
I opted for a Basic White card base (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) to let the green focal image pop. For the last element in the Tic Tac Toe row, I created a little bow with the retired Smoky Slate (1/8”) Stitched Ribbon and added to the top of the Tag.
Do you count a plant lover among your family or friends? This is an ideal card for them!
Thanks for spending some of your time with me today. I had a lot of fun creating this card as a guest designer. I hope you like it! Cheers, Jolanda!
I also drew inspiration from the following challenges:
Last weeks sketch just because I liked the layout: The Spot Challenge (#163) and these three current challenges: CAS on Friday (#206) for the color, As You See It (#251) for the materials and theme and Just Add Ink (#557) for the neutral palette, metals and plants.
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