Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Tic Tac Toe Christmas

     Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week, Wendy has given us a super fun tic tac toe board to work with:
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     Maybe it is the hot and humid weather we have been having, or maybe it is because I love to make Christmas cards, but either way, I have a simple Christmas card for you this week.  And I have a matching envelope, too.
      A while back, I created these strips of paper scraps.  I used one to go across the center of my card and adhered another to the edges of the envelope flap, trimming to fit.  I used the same poinsettia image on both card and envelope and hand drew the black frame on both to add some interest.

      For my card, I used the first column on the board: Use dimension, off the edge, and shimmer or sparkle.  I cute my focal panel so the poinsettia is hanging off the edge and I created dimension by stamping the poinsettia twice, cutting out only the inner petals of the second image and adhering them over the whole image using a tiny piece of cardboard to pop them up a bit.  I really like doing this when I don't want the full height created by using foam tape or pop dots.  I also added two strips of cardboard to the back of my main panel, so it it would stand off the card just a little bit.
      It's hard to see, but for my shimmer I used a clear wink of stella pen over the entire image after coloring it.  You can see it just a bit in the photo above and in real life is so pretty!  In the photo below you can see the dimension on the flower:
 And one last picture of both card and envelope together:
Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you check out the challenge on the House blog and see what the rest of the Rock Stars have created.  You will NOT be disappointed!!  And if you need either of the stamps I used today, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over on my left sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Poinsettia" and "Christmas"

Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #404--anything goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #87--anything goes
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #332--anything goes with snippets (the strips of patterned paper were both created by adhering scraps of paper in a row and trimming to size)
Cardz TV #59--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #397--anything goes with optional twist: embossing (I did not use the twist)
Crimbo #164--anything goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #1--anything goes
Creative Inspirations--holidays
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round--hot/warm colors (red is definitely a hot color)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Art Impressions #238--card and envelope
CAS(E) This #283--sketch

The Merry Christmas Challenge--anything goes


Glittered Paws said...

Christmas cards ahead - I just can't get in the mood until about November to start Christmas cards, this is so pretty and the little strip of paper just adds that special pop. Love how you decorated the envie as well.

Donna said...

Darling card, like how you did the poinsettia of the edge of the square, and added a patterned strip. I like making Christmas cards all year too, more fun than stressful that way!

Esther Asbury said...

What a pretty Christmas card, Heather! I must confess I have a hard time getting in the spirit when it's hot outside - so my hat's off to you! Love that you created a matching envelope as well! So lovely!

Leigh Penner said...

What a pretty Christmas card! Great take on the sketch!

Sandy Palmer said...

Lovely Christmas card! Great design! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
Sandy DT

Laurie Unger said...

Wonderful coloring on that poinsettia!

Gina's Cards said...

Such a beautiful card! The design is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx

Janis Lewis said...

Wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

Darlene said...

Great job ... so, so pretty! Thanks so much for playing in our Merry Little Christmas Challenge! Good Luck and I look forward to seeing you again next month!

Merry Little Christmas DT
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Julie said...

Lovely Christmas card
Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas challenge
Julie T

Helen said...

A great card - love the layout you've used.

Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x

Rene said...

This is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck!

Chris said...

Fabulous layout and a beautiful card, the poinsettia stamp is gorgeous, love the matching envelope too! Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ this month.

Jil Lebel said...

Your card is beautiful! I love your choice of bold, vibrant colors. Thank you for playing along with the card & envelope challenge on the Art Impressions blog. Jil

Marsha Reed said...

Very pretty, Heather! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge. Marsha DT

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Heather..Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]


Cheri said...

I love this card, Heather. I'm not ready to create Christmas cards yet, but this is getting me a little more inspired. I like your tip of using the cardboard to boost the image off the edge. The matching envelop makes for a very special Christmas greeting for someone special.

BrendaB said...

I love the design of your card and that poinsettia is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas Challenges

Deanne Saunders said...

Lovely card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Leslie said...

Thanks so much for entering the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog's August "Anything Christmas Goes" challenge with your amazing entry! We hope to see you again for our new September challenge! ;)
Leslie, MLC DT
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