Hello my stamping friends! Wow, I can’t believe it has been TWO WEEKS since my last post! I have been enjoying the last of summer with my hubby…school starts for him next week. I’m already counting the days until NEXT summer!! lol ANYWAYS…that’s not why you are here! You are here for a NEW Tic Tac Toe Challenge! Woot Woot! And without further delay…here is the newest challenge board!
I was immediately drawn to the top row of ‘thank you, sequins, and all things round’. But funny story about that last category…all things round? I tend to be quite literal so I pondered that for awhile and then I even posed that question on my FB page to get my friends to sound off on their ideas for ‘all things round’. I LOVED their suggestions and looked through every stamp set I own before finding ONE LITTLE STAMP in a Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Work of Art that sealed the deal for me. Remember how I said I tend to be quite literal??? Take a look at this!!
Ha! Can’t get much rounder than that!! TeeHee!! Okay, maybe a circle shaped card but I’m not a fan of odd shapes so that was out… Okay, on to the dets:
- The variety of choices in Stampin’ Up!’s Work of Art stamp set gives you as an artist an infinite range of possibliliities. Unless you are me, then you will only see the obvious:) But the obvious can be fun too!
- I used the tiny circle stamp, rotating it each time I stamped it so that the tiny clear spot in it would be more random looking. I based my color palette on the ribbon I wanted to use, the 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon in Peekaboo Peach. I added Daffodil Delight, Powder Pink and the retired Crisp Cantaloupe. And now I’m craving Sherbet ice cream!!
- I started stamping in the bottom right hand corner and changed colors with each circle I stamped to get some consistent spacing between the dots. It wasn’t a lot of work, I just had to remember to clean the stamp each time so I didn’t stamp Peekaboo Peach into my Daffodil Delight ink pad! Yikes!
- I love this thank you sentiment from the One Big Meaning stamp set, it’s perfect for circle die-cutting.
- The rest of my layers were a bit more tricky. I discovered that I didn’t have any circles in my Stampin’ Up! stash to do three graduated layers like this, I’m not sure why, but I couldn’t. So the white layer is the Stampin’ Up! Stitches Shapes Framelits, the Daffodil Delight layer uses a circle die from The Stamps of Life and the darling stitched scallop layer in Peekaboo Peach is made by MFT Stamps.
- This Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon is a MUST for your stash. It is seriously great to work with. I truly hope they come out with it in more colors. I will buy a full roll of each color, it’s THAT amazing!
- When I stood back and looked at my card, I decided it needed a little bit “more” so I pulled out this super darling itty-bitty butterfly stamp and die from the most recent Catherine Pooler Stamps of Approval box. I added some Wink of Stella to it and of course a sequin!
- My last sequin is covered up by ribbon in this photo but be assured, there are three sequins…because odd numbers always look better!
- I layered everything on to Crisp Cantaloupe and Daffodil Delight card stock and then added circles to the envelope flap…they are so stinkin’ cute!!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my interpretation of ‘thank you, sequins, and all things round’. Please pop on over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and see what the rest of the design team has for you this week! They are amazing!! We would love to see your art in the gallery!!