Wednesday, September 11, 2019

You Make Me Smile

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a fun Tic Tac Toe board for you:
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  I used the left hand column: Winged Things, gems or pearls, die cut and I also used piercing.
Here is what I created for your inspiration:
First, let me say, I LOVE how this card turned out, but boy did I have some issues creating it!!  But before I get to that, a lot of the elements of this card came together quickly as they were still on my desk from a card I made last week.  (You can see it here, if you so desire)  The white circle, die cut word, pink card base, dark gray card stock and sequins (lots and lots of sequins as I accidently spilled the bag trying to look for something else!) were all just laying there and were the inspiration for the card.  I used a piercing tool to pierce around the edge of the circle and stamped the postcard text in a light gray to add some subtle interest.  I used two nesting rectangle dies to create the frame and a scrap of patterned paper fit behind it just perfectly.  The flowers and leaves were stamped on scrap white card stock and fussy cut out.  The butterflies were punched from scrap card stock and I die cut two more layers of the "smile" sentiment out of white scraps to create some dimension.

If you want to read about the mishaps, keep reading.  Otherwise, thanks for stopping by!  So, it started with the card base: when I made the card the other day, I die cut the "smile" but I didn't have any small pieces of the card stock, so I cut it out of a piece that was already cut for a card base.  When I saw it, I just couldn't waste the base, so I used the frame and patterned paper to cover it up.  I will add a panel on the inside to cover it up in there.  So, that wasn't really a mistake but something that had to be covered up.  #2: As often happens, I got creating without thinking about the tic tac board and realized I didn't have any elements to create a line, so realized I would have to add butterflies to make it work.  Which was ok as it leads to #3: After I stamped my sentiment on my stamp-a-ma-jig, so I could place it where I wanted, I decided I wanted the stamp in a different place on my block.  But I didn't realign it with the stamp-a-ma-jig so when I stamped it on my circle, it was completely in the wrong place!!  Butterflies and a white gel pen to the rescue!  I used the two lower butterflies to cover up what I couldn't 'erase' with the white gel pen.  Also, you'll notice #4: the text on my circle isn't exactly straight but when I placed the circle on the layout, I wasn't planning to add a sentiment directly to it.  And last but not least, #5: As I was adhering the frame to the patterned paper, the adhesive stuck on my finger and tore the frame!  So the top butterfly is strategically place to cover that little tear!  Phew!  Glad it's finished!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this photo.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Smile" (I masked it and didn't use the word 'smile'), "Postcard", "Daisy Outline large", "Daisy Outline small", "Leaf Outline large"
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangles and "Standard Circles, large"; Stamplorations "Smile"; MFT "Fancy Flourish", Martha Stewart Butterfly punch

Crafty Sentiments--dies and/or punches
Tuesday Throwdown #440--pile it on
Atlantic Hearts #333--sketch

Simon Says Stamp Monday--stamp it
Creative Fingers #170--anything goes
Crafty Catz #413--anything goes: with optional twist "Hi/welcome"
Cute Card Thursday #598--anything goes
Creative Moments #176--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Brown Sugar #293--anything goes
Sheepski Designs #30--die cuts/punches
Dies R Us #128--nature
Crafty Calendar--add lots of layers
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes
Pattie's Creations #162--things that fly (butterflies)
Cardz TV #97--anything goes
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #360--anything goes with snippets (used lots of leftovers on this one)
Incy Wincy--things with wings
Make My Monday #104--use shapes (rectangles and circle)
STAMPlorations CUTplorations--anything goes with a die


Esther Asbury said...

I love all the pretty elements you pulled together on this gorgeous card, Heather! The subtle text stamping adds so much, and I love those pretty pink flowers! Beautiful work!

Di said...

Hi Heather! I'm exhausted, as you must have been. But what a fabulous result. It's such a pretty card and anyone would be delighted to receive it.


Di xx

Laura's Craft Closet said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card! Your design is well put together and lovely elements and colors. Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs!

Alyson Mayo said...

This is very cute and I love the sentiment! I think we have all had creative experiences like yours... regardless, your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts :)

Karen C said...

Heather, this card totally makes me smile! :) Thanks for playing with us at Incy Wincy Designs!
Karen C

cass said...

Pretty card and paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

Aunty Sue said...

great use of the sketch and lovely end result and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty catz this week and good luck

Laurie Unger said...

Wow - wonderful take on the TTT challenge this week. Love all your fantastic elements!

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful card despite all of your mishaps, it was fun reading about everything that happen including spilling your sequins. What is important is the end result and it turned out perfect.

Patti J said...

Sounds like a lesson in patience! Yikes! Your card turned out so beautifully, Laurie! Great job!

Patti J said...

Ugh... I glanced at Lauries comment, and typed Laurie! So sorry Heather!!! Forgive me?

Darlene said...

Just BEAUTIFUL! Lovely overall design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Donna said...

Great card for the TTT, like the numerous layers and your fun narrative!

Dena J said...

No mistakes...just opportunities for creativity! :-)
You combined a lot of requirements into that one very pretty card.
Thank you for working with the sketch at Atlantic Hearts this week.

Brandi said...

very pretty. I love all of the layers and your sentiment is so pretty! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

Golden Goddess Designs said...

Heather you have such consistently beautiful work, you have excelled with this
sketch as usual. Love those flowers! Thank you for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


Helma said...

Lovely card . Thanks for joining the challenge. Greetings Helma DT Member Creative Moments

pssmitty papercrafts said...

Outstanding card! It really does make me smile! Didn't read about your mishaps but I'd say you overcame them! Thanks for joining AHSC this week.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Love this card so much - sorry you had issues, totally understand the need to confess them, with me sometimes it's like utter amazement my card even looks presentable! hahaha Congrats on making top 3 - gorgeous card. xoxo

Betta said...

It's a super fantastic and fabulous card!!!!
Thank you so much for participating in our Brown Sugar challenge.
Hope you participate in our next!!
Bettascrap DT