Thursday, July 28, 2022

TTTC172 Warm Wishes

Hi everyone!  It's Thursday and that means it's time for a new Tic Tac Toe challenge!  Here's our grid from Betty and Team X for today:

I chose the bottom row across of Watercolor, Bright Colors and Floral.  And here we go, with another Christmas card for the year:

I chose the retired Poinsettia Petals for my florals; I heat embossed them with Versamark, Real Red and Garden Green ink, then watercolored them in before diecutting. 

I used the diecuts to create a Diamond Flip fun fold that I first saw on my creative friend Cindy's blog.  You can see her directions here.  Here is the card partially open:

I used some Boughs of Holly and Garden Green DSPs for my layers, and I also embossed the Real Red panel with the Greenery EF, but it's hard to see.  And here's the inside: 

I stamped a few holly leaves directly on the DSP, and I will warn you: even though I blotted the ink before closing my card, I still got a little on the sentiment when I closed it.  I added a few more "sprinkles" by flicking my aquapainter with some watered-down GG ink on the rest of the sentiment!  My final addition was some sequins from my stash and a diecut sentiment banner!

I am also entering this at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, where they're looking for watercoloring!

I hope you'll find a fun Tic Tac Toe "recipe" on our grid with which to create something this week!  We can't wait to see what you create!  Share it with us at the TTT blog!  Thanks for visiting today!

We saw my great-nephew Cole yesterday for the first time!  Cassidy was in heaven:

Once she got the hang of how to hold him close and snuggly, he went right to sleep!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Poinsettia Petals (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Real Red, Garden Green, Garden Green DSP, Boughs of Holly DSP
 Ink Garden Green, Real Red, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Versamark
Accessories Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder, Sequins from my stash
Tools     Big Shot, Poinsettia Dies (ret), Stylish Shapes Dies, Aquapainter, Heat Tool, Greenery Embossing Folder (ret)


Kampin' Karen said...

The expression on Cole's face in the first photo is priceless! Fantastic card!

Tracy Grauer said...

Such a nice card. You're so good with doing Christmas cards all year long!
Cole is a cutie and Cassidy looks very happy!

I Card Everyone said...

Such a gorgeous Poinsettia card, LeAnne! With the bonus of that fun flip!
Another adorable baby to snuggle - lucky Cassidy!

Lisa Elton said...

Marvelous card, LeAnne, but that sweet baby and his snuggler steal the spotlight!

Lucinda said...

What a great card, so festive, and a fun design for added interest. Congratulations on your new great-nephew. Thanks for playing along with us at 52CCT this week.

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful fancy fold, LeAnne! The poinsettia is showcased beautifully! Cole looks like he's talking to Cassidy! What a great picture. She will surely be his favorite cousin!

Valérie said...

What a beautiful card! I love the flower and the shape of your card! Beautiful watercolor. Thanks for sharing at 52CCT! Take care and keep crafting!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a great card is traditional festive colours - the fold showcases the poinsettia beautifully! Gorgeous baby photos - Cassidy does appear to be in her element!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful watercolour Poinsettia! Thanks for sharing at 52CCT:)