This is an exciting day for me in my craft room! I was honored to be chosen as a guest designer for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. This challenge involves designing a project from nine elements on a Tic Tac Toe board, selecting just three in a row, going in any direction. In my excitement, I got carried away, and turned it into Blackout Bingo by using every square!
After looking over the board with all of its elements, I began with Wildflower. I used two dies from the Sweet Cake set in the Occasions catalog, cutting three wild roses. I cut the “frame” of the flower from Whisper White cardstock, and the “inside” from printed vellum.
Some of you may remember, this is the vellum that coordinated with Botanical Gardens. I still have some, which brings me to the problem I encounter when using it. And, that is, it’s difficult to hide the adhesive. I solved that problem here, by coloring the dimensionals with my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend, and then Popped Up my three wild roses. White wild roses have yellow touches. Yay!
My wild roses needed Green Foliage, and the same Sweet Cake die set had perfect greenery to go with them. I cut four of one branch from Always Artichoke cardstock, and three from Pear Pizzazz cardstock.
I thought my wildflowers would enjoy having a trellis for climbing, and used Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and a die from Eclectic Layers for building this structure. For added dimension, I placed it on Adhesive Strips. These give it twice the height of regular dimensionals.
I added a Fancy Border along the bottom with the diamond, cut-out shapes. You must look closely to see them. Sometimes, little pieces are just too cute to throw away. 😉
My little, yellow Butterfly (Hold on to Hope stamp set and Cross of Hope die set) was attracted to the yellow centered wildflowers.
I chose “enjoy” from the Tabs for Everything stamp set. It’s a great set for finding a tiny One-Word Sentiment. I used White Embossing Powder to heat emboss “enjoy” on Wood Textures DSP, and cut it with a die from the At Home die set. I Punched a hole, and tied it to the trellis with White Baker’s Twine.
And, for the ninth square, I’m pretty sure there are some white, fluffy Clouds on this Soft Sky card base. As a final touch, I embossed the envelope flap with a Petal Pair embossing folder.
Thank you to the design team for allowing me to be your guest. I’ll continue to play along in your weekly challenges, enjoying the inspiration.
Other than the vellum (if you really like it, I can send you some) everything is available at my online store. Just click on the “shop” button.