Thursday, September 15, 2022

Thankful Wreath for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hello and welcome!  It's time for a new Tic Tac Toe Challenge and this time Carol has given us some great inspiration with this board!

I'm also joining the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the challenge is to use die cuts.

I dallied around with several card design ideas but finally decided to go down the left column - Fall/Halloween theme, plaid, die cutting, although I did get wreath in there is well.

I love this pretty wreath and it was so fun to color with some of my favorite fall colors like purples and red violets in combination with yellows and oranges, plus a bit of green and brown thrown in for good measure.  There are several images to color but they are small and completing it wasn't as time consuming as I thought it would be.  The coordinating die was used to die it, plus I also used sentiment dies, cutting from gold and white card stock.  The sentiment was layered with two white beneath the gold then adhered to the white shadow die cut.

My original plan was to create my own plaid background with an A2 sized plaid stamp and stencil set, but I just didn't like how the wreath looked being cut down.  So, I went through my 6x6" paper pads and found The.Perfect. plaid. I was thrilled to say the least!  I used a square die to trim it down the cut a gold frame with two square dies.  I was going to add the frame on top but sadly found it was noticably uneven on one side, so it became a layer on the card base and under the plaid paper.  I die cut the wreath two more times out of white cardstock, layered them all together, then added the sentiment across the middle with a bit of foam tape it the cut out section.  Lastly, a few gold glitter crystals were added for that bit of sparkle and I was done.

Thanks for taking time to stop by, I appreciate it.  I do hope you'll check out the fabulous cards by the other DT member (link above) and also are inspired to play along with us this week!

Take care!


Stamps:  Thankful Wreath (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Matte Gold (SSS), Plaid Tidings dsp (ret. SU)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Thankful Wreath die, Thanks Dies (SSS), Gold Sparkle Crystals (Studio Katia), Layered Square dies (Pink & Main)
Copics:  YR27, 24, 23, 18, 07, 16, 14, 31, 30, Y19, 17, 15, G28, 21, YG 67, 45, 17, 25, 03 RV69, 66, 63, E89, 87, 84, 81, 49, 47, 44, 42, 19
Sketchmarker Brush Pro: V60, 61, 62, 54

1 comment:

Lisa Elton said...

I like your pretty little fall wreath and the way you pulled colors from the plaid for it! Terrific card, Stef!