After the holiday break, it’s nice to see Tic Tac Toe and CAS(E) this sketch challenges back in action. They are a wonderful source of inspiration. I look forward to seeing the designer’s samples, and then coming up with new ideas of my own. 

 

 

For today’s project, I combined the two challenges, and used three new SALE-A-BRATION stamp sets.

By Su Mohr for cts253 and tttc029; Click visit to go to my blof for details! Featuring: Beautiful Peacock, Amazing You, Celebrate You Dies; #saleabration #stampinup #tttc029 #cts253 #amazingyou #celebrateyou #birthdaycards

Beautiful Peacock Says You Are Simply Amazing

 

I began with a Thick Whisper White card base, checking off the “white” box of Tic Tac Toe. I used the Garden Trellis folder to emboss the bottom portion of the card, and designed the rest of the space above the embossing to be somewhat like the sketch.

I’m not sure why, but Beautiful Peacock wanted to participate in this challenge. I stamped her body in Tranquil Tide, and her feathers in Lemon Lime Twist. For her tail feathers, I added Berry Burst, and colored the polymer stamp with Stampin’ Writes before stamping the image. Those two, cute little flowers above the peacock are in the Beautiful Peacock stamp set. Do you see them in the sketch?

With all of this stamping, I could check off the “Stamping” box in Tic Tac Toe. 

The Beautiful Peacock was looking pretty amazing, so I decided to use the word “amazing” from the Sale-A-Bration, Celebrate You Thinlits Dies. For extra “amazingness” I die cut the word from Glimmer Paper, which is on page 37 of the Occasions Catalog, in case you missed it. Some people (Brian King) think it’s a bit messy, but what’s a little misplaced sparkle among friends?

 

I didn’t think the card was complete without adding three more words, which I found in the third Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Amazing You. I stamped the word “you” in Tranquil Tide ink, and “are simply” in Berry Burst ink, punching it out, and popping it up.

I forgot to take a photo of the inside, but I stamped, “happiest of birthdays to you,” from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.

 

The final detail was adding four, clear Epoxy Shapes to the peacock, which look great in person. You can find them on page 33 of the new Occasions catalog.

Welcome back Tic Tac Toe and CAS(E) this sketch designers!