Casually Crafting - Tic Tac Toe Challenge

I'm back with another casual card for the Casually Crafting Blog Hop. We're a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that love to stamp and love to share.  We share card and projects that are simple and easy to create with a few products and are perfect for the beginner and casual stamper.  Our blog hop goes live on the third Saturday of each month.  I hope you'll join us and "hop" around our group to be inspired!

This month the them is based on a Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  We were challenged to choose a row from the Tic Tac Toe board - either horizontal, vertical or diagonal - and then make a card that incorporates those things.

For my card, I chose the top horizontal line - a punch, Very Vanilla card and Linen Thread.  I used my Blending Brushes to create an amazing background from Gorgeous Grape, Crushed Curry and Pale Papaya, then added Linen Thread and a sentiment punched out using the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch.

  1. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half to form card base.
  2. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  3. Use your Blending Brushes to colour the background.  Start with Pale Papaya and apply ink across the top of the cardstock.  Continue applying ink until you have the colour you want.  Next use Crushed Curry and repeat until you have the colour you want.  You will overlap the colours and blend to remove any distinct lines of colour.  Repeat with Crushed Curry.
  4. Cut the piece to 4" x 5 1/4"
  5. Stamp 2 clouds on the top of your piece using Pale Papaya ink (stamped off)
  6. Stamp lines from the After the Storm stamp set on the left hand side about 1 1/2" from bottom using Gorgeous Grape ink.
  7. Wrap Linen Thread around piece 3 times and adhere on the back.
  8. Stamp sentiment on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Gorgeous Grape ink.  Stamp a cloud over the sentiment using Pale Papaya  Punch out using Postage Stamp punch.
  9. Punch out a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock using the Rectangular Postage Stamp punch.  Cut the punched out piece in half lengthwise.  Adhere one piece to the top of the sentiment piece using Dimensionals.  Repeat with the other piece on the bottom.
  10. Adhere to the bottom left of your card base using Dimensionals.
  11. Add Pastel Pearls

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