Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Get well wishes

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a tic-tac-toe challenge for you:
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The best thing about tic-tac-toe challenges is that there are so many options, and you can basically create your own challenge.  I have to admit that I was a little challenged with this one, though.  It took a bit of figuring, but I finally decided to use the bottom row.  Plus, I used butterflies and off the edge.  And here is my card:
 You can see right away my bright colors!  And my fun fold is a Z-box fold that I made using this tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers.  I tweaked it a little so my connecting piece was in the middle instead of the bottom.  And did you notice how perfectly the chevrons line up between the left and right panels?  It took a little bit of figuring out, but it really gives the illusion that it opens like a regular A2 card . . . until it doesn't. : ) Don't you love that glittery butterfly?!  After coloring it and fussy cutting it out, I added some glue and SU! Dazzling Diamonds fine glitter.  LOVE that stuff; it's so pretty!
 It opens out really fun.  The way I made it doesn't leave room for much writing inside, but it did leave a perfect spot for a small sentiment.
 Here is is all the way open. 
 And you can see my sentiment.  It's a bit hard to read, so, it says "Hope you're better soon!  Now, this is where the whole card almost fell apart.  I thought I had a get well sentiment, so I just made my card with the fun fold and the bright colors and then went looking for that get well sentiment only to find I didn't actually have one!!  Oh, boy, now what?  Then I came across one that is designed to go with a cat theme: "Feline Better".  Now, it reads: "Hope you're feline better soon" and that 'feline' just didn't go with my card theme at all.  But the way the words are placed, I was able to do some creative masking and selective stamping and no one (except all of you!) will ever know.  I really like altering my sentiment stamps like this; it really stretches the usage you can get out of just one stamp.  Hop on over to The House blog for the full details as we are trying something a bit different this month, which means more chances to win!!

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Feline Better" and "Butterfly, lg"
Dies: Spellbinders "Fleur Di Lis Squares"

Creative Craft Cottage #93--butterflies
Tuesday Throwdown #353--interactive (a fun fold)
Incy Wincy--no words (none on the front of the card)
Come And Get It--time to die (use die cuts)
Stamplorations Summer Theme and Sketch--anything goes with stamping

Crazy 4 Challenges--bright and cheerful
Cardz TV #7--anything goes
Alphabet--K is for Kinetic
Creative Fingers #135--anything goes
Scor-Pal #40--3D cards
Pattie's Creations #137--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Crafting with an Attitude--anything goes
Love To Craft Challenge #13--anything goes
Cheerful Sketches--sketch

Crafter's Cafe # 178--more than 1 fold
A Bit More Time To Craft #49--anything goes


Glittered Paws said...

What a pretty fold and love how you lined up the chevrons, took some patience doing that. Love the glittered butterfly. Going to have go take a look at SCS and check out this fold.

Donna said...

This is such a fun fold, I can't believe you lined the chevrons up so perfectly! You're glittered butterfly is stunning and great idea with your saying Heather!

Patti J said...

Heather, love this! Great take on the RI challenge, and so glad that you shared it with us at Scor-Pal! Beautifully done!

Laurie Unger said...

Looks like that butterfly got a lot of use this challenge. Awesome card.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft, good luck!!! Amy DT

Maria Giselle B. said...

Good job in lining up those chevrons. It did create an illusion of a regular A2 size card. Love the selective stamping, as well. It really does help to think outside the box every now and then to stretch out our supplies. After all, the crafting supplies costs more these days! What glue did you use for your butterfly? I always love glitters! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Incy Wincy Designs No Words Challenge. Good luck!-Maria Giselle

Margreet said...

Love the butterfly matching the chevron papers. Great take on the sketch.
Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches.
xxx Margreet

cass said...

Great butterfly and papers. Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "More than one fold" challenge.

Terri Winske said...

Very clever card....I love it! You had me going with the papers matching up so well, I was sure it was just a regular A2 card.....until I saw the rest of the pictures. Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesay Throwdown Challenge"

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card!!!

Basslady said...

a wonderful butterfly card!

thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Jasmina said...

What a great combination of vivid colors and glitter.
Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It Challenge.

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “Anything Goes” at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Thanks for joining us…
Artist and Owner

flossbite said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafter's Cafe.
Fiona DT xx

cass said...

Wonderful card with great paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

cohenna said...

Very nice. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Good luck

Pippa said...

Lovely glittery butterfly and unusual folded card. Thanks for sharing at LTCCB. Pippa DT

fusiafscrapping said...

I love your card, a fabulous idea. Thank you so much for participating in our 'More than one fold' challenge at Scor-Pal!

BożenA said...

Beautiful card! Very elegant.
Thank you for joining our challenge in Crafting With An Attitude.