Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Just because

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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Here is what I created for your inspiration:
I chose the middle row: Stitching, black and white +1 other color, and ribbon/twine.  My whole color scheme was influenced by a bit of bright orange ribbon I had in my bits and pieces stash.  I planned to use it for the band across the center of the card.  But I adhered it with sticky tape and I didn't quite get it on right, so I tried to peel it off to re-align and it created all sorts of pulls in the ribbon.  So, I trashed that and went on creating my card using a strip of card stock instead.  After I got all finished, I realized that the row I chose had to include ribbon and I hadn't used any and didn't really have any place to use it!  Uggghhh . . . Luckily, I had a tiny piece of the ribbon left, so I used it to create a little ribbon pull along the side of the image panel.  Phew . . . disaster averted!  I used a black nuvo glitter pen on all the black elements of the image and clear Wink of Stella on the colored portions.  You can see the sparkle (mostly on the black) in the photo below.  The patterned paper also has some sparkle in the black lines, so this is quite sparkly in real life.
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 "Flower Power Background" and "Because"
Dies: Spellbinders "Radiant Rectangles"; Verve "Classy Labels"; PTI border die; MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

30 Day Coloring Challenge--anything hand colored
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #127--anything goes
Unicorn Challenge #52--flower power
Pattie's Challenge #168--anything goes
Power Poppy Creative Spark--just color
Penny Black--spring flowers
Creative Craft Cottage #127--for the girls
CRAFT Rockets #68--flowers
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2--sketch (it's a little bit of a stretch but it was the basis for my card)

Incy Wincy--hand colored image
Crafter's Cafe #237--anything goes
Penny's Challenge--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #246--feminine


Glittered Paws said...

How very pretty - love the black and white with your various oranges, makes a really striking card. And oh I see that little piece of orange ribbon that you got tucked in there. Stampers are so creatie.

Esther Asbury said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Heather! I love the elegant swirls in the background and the pop of orange! The glitter and rhinestones add the perfect finishing touch!

Patti J said...

Gosh, we all have days like this! And your card turned out beautifully - we'd never have known you were having a crisis!!! Great job, Heather!!!

Laurie Unger said...

Very pretty - like all the added bling and how you added the ribbon as a pull along on the side.

brenda said...

A super bright and bold floral creation, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our 'Spring' theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Elaine Stark said...

I love thid style of card. Lovely rich colours. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Kathie said...

This is a beautiful card Heather, orange is my new favourite colour recently I just adore it. This is such a great image and well. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2~DT

MeSi said...

I love the colours you used in this awesome card. Thank you for sharing your creation at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge.

Donna said...

Such a striking, cheery card with the orange pops of color, and enjoyed reading your post, sounds like something I have done before!

Leanne Harris said...

Wow, love your colour scheme here and the fact that it all started from that piece of orange ribbon that proved a problem! - I think it's fascinating how our minds work and one thing just leads to another in crafting - this happens to me quite a lot! Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More Challenges xxx

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
Anneke DT

jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts said...

Gorgeous, I love the bright colours with the black and white and the added touch of sparkle from the gems, Thanks for entering the Aud Sentiments Challenge. Love Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts) xx

Saphron said...

Exquisite! I love that bright orange! It stands out so well against the black and white. Gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's, and good luck with your entry! :)

~ DT Saphron
Lemon Biscuit

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Wow. Love everything about this card you have created. From the pop of colour to the little details to make this extra special. Wonderful take on our sketch this month. Thanks for playing along with us @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and @ Pattie's Creations. AJ DT SSW2// PC

cass said...

Very striking, love the design and colours. Thanks for joining us at The Unicorn Challenge Blog for our "Flower Power" challenge.

anne said...

This is so striking, it really pops!
Thank you for playing along with us at SSW2
Anne SSW2-DT