Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Here were are a week into the new year and it's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a fun tic-tac-toe challenge for you:
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I love tic-tac-toe challenges because you can basically pick your own challenge.  And with this one, I managed to run the entire board!  Usually there is one element that I just can't fit in, but this time they all seemed to work together.
Let's start with the background, which turned out nothing like I intended but is really fun anyway.  I started with about 4 different shades of blue and purple gelatos.  I scribbled them on my plastic craft mat and spritzed with some water to create my water colors.  I cut a piece of water color paper and spritzed it with water and then used a brush to brush on my gelatos.  It really didn't bleed as much as I wanted to I get watering and adding colors until it was "ok". Then I watered down some silver paint to create splatters.  Unfortunately, it turned more into blobs, so I ended up using the brush to lightly smear the blobs across the paper. As it dried (with a little help from my heat tool) it created a really shimmery look.  I then cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and embossed it with a snowflake embossing folder.  Then, I stamped my snowflake with blue ink, fussy cut it out and covered it with micro glitter.  The whole card is so shimmery and glittery in real life.
I finished the card with the sentiment on the inside:

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Snowflake Solid, lg", "Snowflake Solid, sm" and "Thanks Cling Set" for, your, thoughtfulness
Dies: Simon Says Stamp "Painted Thanks"; MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle
Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

Creative Craft Cottage #103--January Blues
Tuesday Throwdown #374--layer it up
Simon Says Stamp Monday--winter blues
Power Poppy--sketch

Cardz TV #29--anything goes
CAS-ual Fridays #190--all that glitters
Crafty Catz #398--add sparkle after Christmas
Time Out Challenge #100--thankful
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Creative with Stamps #22--snowflake


Donna said...

Wow, like how you covered the entire board and that background is stunning, like the silver sparkles and that snowflake is stunning!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous colours & design, fabulous background.
Wendy xx

Glittered Paws said...

Absolutely stunning. Love the background you created with your gelatos. You did run the board on this one dear team mate.

sandie said...

Your background might not have turned out as you wanted but it is gorgeous, a lovely subtle look but with a touch a glamour. Goes perfectly with the shiny sentiment and die. Thanks for joining Time Out

Anita in France said...

Your unintentional background turned out beautifully, Heather ... it's soft, shimmery and deliciously texture-y ... fabulous with the glittery snowflake and shiny die cut! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

tilly said...

a beautiful background and lovely card, thanks for joining us at crafty catz

tilly said...

lovely background and card, thanks for joining us at crafty catz

Esther Asbury said...

Love, love, love all the shimmer and shine on your gorgeous card! So pretty!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Simply gorgeous card. Love the details and die cut. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown! Happy Crafting!

Sarah said...

Oh! This is just fabulous! I love the simple elegance! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Stacy Morgan said...

Sparkly and pretty. Great thank you card.

Macarena said...

Pretty and elegant. Lovely embossing. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cheri said...

Bam, done!!!! Wow, truly nailed this challenge. Love how you used the Gelatos...the results are fantastic.

Carol L said...

What a fabulous creation! I am amazed that you used the entire tic-tac-toe grid for this too! The subtle embossing looks fantastic, and you sure put a lot of work into this one! Well worth it too :)

Lisa Mensing said...

Very pretty! The shimmer along with that glittery snowflake is stunning. Thanks for playing along at Casual Fridays All That Glitters. DTM Lisa

Helen F. said...

Heather your snowflake card is beautiful both inside and out! I just bought my firstset of Gelatos and can't wait to try this technique.
Thanks for joining the fun at Creative With Stamps this month :-)

joy said...

Love the background and how the inside sentiment was stamped over the snowflakes - great job!

Dorlene Durham said...

I love both the outside and the inside of this card. Very nice. Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

Marcia said...

So soft and pretty! It is amazing where card making leads us like with your background. I love the shimmer in it and I really love that you embossed it. Thanks for playing along at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

Monika Reeck said...

inside also beautiful
and outside I really love the glittery snowflake and the embossed cardstock
so beautiful and looks elegant with that half pearl
many thanks for joining with us at Creative with Stamps this month

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Creative Craft Cottage
Lyn - DT