Monday, September 1, 2014

Blissful Birthday

It's Monday evening and I have one more card to share before heading back to work tomorrow.  The challenge at Paper Players this week is one of my favorites - Tic Tac Toe!  Lots of choices and fun.  You'll see I ended up with a couple of lines and nearly completed a third.  I used the wonderful sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge as a basis for my layout.

Originally I was going to make a get well card (Purple, Get Well, Buttons), and I wanted it to be bright and cheerful.  After I put the card together, the diagonal lines of the designer paper just seemed a bit too bold so I changed it to a birthday card, which still met two of the Tic Tac Toe lines.

The white showing on the shiny buttons is a reflection of my desk light.  I didn't notice it until doing photo editing, and I thought perhaps I had gotten some Crystal Effects on the top of the buttons when using it to secure the buttons to the card.  However, as I edited the next photo I realized what was the cause of the mystery white!  While the card uses Blackberry Bliss, the retired Rich Razzleberry buttons match wonderfully - love that!

The flower from Gifts of Kindness was inked in Hello Honey then stamped off once before stamping onto the Whisper White circle.  I wanted to layer it on top of Blackberry Bliss, but the next size up circle framelit was too big for the sketch, so I pulled out my old Coluzzle and cut a circle that was just slightly bigger than the white circle.  Although Stampin' Up! retired that tool in favor of dies and eventually framelits, I held onto it for just such situations.

That's it, a pretty easy card I hope the recipient will enjoy.  As always, I'd love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment.  Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!



Product details:
Stamps:  Gifts of Kindness
Paper:  Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Sahara Sand, Moonlight dsp
Ink:  Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss
Other:  Circles Collection framelit, Coluzzle, Brights Button, Baker's Twine, Lattice Square embossing folder


LeAnne said...

I love the shiny buttons....and this sketch! What a great layout and I love all the elements combined together..very pretty! Thanks for playing Tic-Tac-Toe with the Players this week!

Yapha said...

What a bright and happy card! The stripes look fabulous with those dots. Great use of the Tic-Tac-Toe elements. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Claire Creates Cards said...

I love the layers and the buttons on your card, Stef! Such a bright, cheerful card! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Joanne James said...

I love your mix of patterned papers and those shiny buttons are the perfect finishing touch! Great interpretation of this week's Tic Tac Toe challenge - thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Jaydee said...

Fabulous, Stef. I love all the texture from the embossing, DSP and buttons. Fabulous card. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week