Thursday, October 28, 2021

Selfie Christmas for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hello and welcome! It's time for a new Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  This week we're using a tic tac toe board that I created.  I hope you like it and will come play along this week!

I'm also joining with the Christmas challenge at both Addicted to Stamps and Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge, plus the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

For my card, I went across the middle row of the tic tac toe board - critter, green or blue, snow.  The stamp set I used has six fun images so I opted to create a slimline card to include two of those images. My card ended up being 8 3/4" x 3 3/4".

I love Stacey Yakula's illustrations and when I saw this new set from MFT it immediately went into my cart, along with that cute holiday patterned paper!  I started by stamping and Copic coloring both selfie images, using marker colors similar to those in the patterned paper.  When that was complete, I pulled out my splatter box and used white gouache to add the snow.  I was a bit too "enthusiastic" with my splatter, which resulted in too much on the face of the deer, so I did have to use a Copic multiliner pen to reemphasize the eyes.  

Next the sentiment was die cut twice from white card stock and once from red foil paper, then layered for some nice dimension.  Because the patterned paper is 6x6, which wouldn't cover length of the card, I die cut two patterns of the paper, adding one on each end of the card base, then covered the middle with a panel of light blue embossed with snowflakes.  The critter panels were die cut and layered on a slightly larger square, then added with thin foam tape.  With the sentiment glued to the center, my last step was to add a few white snowflakes around the card.

Thanks for taking time to visit, I really appreciate it!  I hope you'll use the link above to check out the fabulous cards by the other DT members.  We'd love it if you would join us this week!

Take care!


Stamps:  Selfies with Santa (MFT)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Real Red (SU), Mist (Hero Arts), Cool Colab 6x6 paper pad (MFT), Red Polished Foil (Memory Box)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Merry Christmas dies (MFT), Modern Embossed Frame Panel die (Trinity Stamps), Essential Squares dies (Ellen Hutson), Filigree Snowflake embossing folder, white gouache
Copics:  BG78, 18, 72, 70, R59, 46, 27, 14, 00, E37, 35, 33, 31, 30, 000,0000, W3, 1, 0, T8, 6, 4, 2, N4, 2,0


Diane said...

Adorably cute card and design! Love the mix of the pretty papers too! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On earth!
Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}

Darlene said...

WOW what a fun slimline card! Adorable images & great design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!

Please stop in for a visit!

Leslie Miller said...

OMGosh, Stef, this is sooooo adorable! I love it all snowy and slimline with your amazing coloring of these darling images. The sentiment stamp/die is awesome, too. Guess you can tell I love everything about it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Peace on Earth!

Lindsey said...

These selfies are adorable, your colouring is amazeballs, and this is the perfect card design to show off everything! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

Nora Noll said...

This is so sweet!! I LOVE those adorable images and I like how you paired them with the pattern paper and the embossing. FABULOUS card!!

Kathy Krug said...

What a fun slim line card, and creative use of papers. Thanks for sharing with us at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us again.