Thursday, February 6, 2020

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #050

Hello, stampers!  A second post for me today.... I was recently asked by Felicita to be on the Tic Tac Toe Challenge team!  I said yes, and there are a lot of other familiar faces on the design team too!  I am happy to be designing with them!  Our first challenge of 2020 looks like this, with Shannon as our featured designer:

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I used the bottom row across:  punch, blue and twine! 

I started with some Balmy Blue cardstock and my Timeless Label punch, punching out three labels, then stamping them with Versamark ink, using  the wooden image from Gallery Grunge.  I tried an old technique to add some light color; I used my Stampin' Pastels (anyone remember them???) and a cotton puff to dab on some color, just to make it stand out a bit!  I embossed a panel of Basic Black with the new Coastal Weave EF and layered the labels on top.

I stamped two of the birds from the May Paper Pumpkin kit and fussy-cut them out after giving them a wee bit of color with my Blends.  A sentiment from the same kit was stamped in Memento Black and diecut with a Stitched So Sweetly die and tucked under the black panel:

I finished it with some Soft Sky twine, then mounted it on a Smoky Slate mat, a white rectangle-stitched panel, and finally a Balmy Blue card base.  I stamped a sentiment from So Sentimental on the inside, along with some speckles and another couple of birds:

I can't wait to see what you create with this tic-tac-toe board!!  They're always fun, and they are a great way to get your creative juices flowing when you're stumped for ideas!  Stop over at the TTTC blog to see what the others have created and share yours too!  Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps So Sentimental, Gallery Grunge, May 2019 Paper Pumpkin (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Smoky Slate, Basic Black
 Ink Memento Black, Balmy Blue, Versmark
Accessories Soft Sky Thick Twine (ret), Dimensionals, Stampin' Pastels (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Coastal Weave EF, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Timeless Label Punch, Blends


Claire Grantham said...

WHOOP! Congrats.. I love a tic tac toe board and your card is wonderful, I love the birds. I will be joining in the fun Cx

Lisa Elton said...

Congrats on your new DT gig LeAnne!! I don't know if the pretty birds are gulls, but they remind me of them with the pretty blue and grays you've used. Maybe I just have a nice warm beach on my mind!

Colleen Begley said...

Yes, congrats on the new DT gig. Love this card too. Such great detail.

Kampin' Karen said...

Congrats...what an honor! This is a great design and colors to begin your new adventure. I hope to be able to play.

Linda said...

This is a beautiful way to use this Paper Pumpkin. Since I haven't made all of mine yet, I will be using this card design! Thanks for sharing.

Vicky Hayes said...

You are always introducing me to new challenges LeAnne and I love it! Your card is absolutely stunning! I saw another card with those birds on it and have been trying to figure out where they come from - they're perfect! I love the way you've used them fussy cut on the outside and stamped on the inside. Vicky x

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh, I also meant to say congrats on the new DT role! It's great to see your friendly face turning up on all the challenges! Vicky x

laurie said...

Love the blue...what a great design!

Shannon Jaramillo said...

Leanne, I loved your card the moment I saw it. The way that you stamped your punched pieces with Versamark and lined them up just really caught my eye. I must try something like that. The image from Gorgeous Grunge is just perfect for the card. So many detail add up to one gorgeous card! Hugs, Shannon

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

There is so much to love about this card LeAnne: I realise I don't use blue that often yet love the tranquility of this card. Those 3 punched pieces are a clever way to layout too - the texture looks great (I never know how to use these stamps lol!) I feel like this card has given me lots of food for thought. So glad to be working with you on the team!