Tic Tac Toe “Stamp Off!” Friday Challenge
It’s another BS&J Friday Challenge! This one is a Tic Tac Toe challenge.
This was a fun board! I do a lot of girly and watercolor cards, so I decided to go another route this time. I had just participated in an online convention when I decided on my project for this challenge. It’s a CASE from one of the projects Erica Cerwin presented at the convention. I changed it a teeny tiny bit (not much, though). She used the new clear mini treat boxes (so cute!) and some faux grass around the bottom of the cactus. Oh – you should probably see it before I start explaining.
I didn’t have faux moss/grass. Well, I do, but it’s all at the office and I didn’t have it with me. So I used my Fringe Scissors to cut some Old Olive cardstock into grass. Not the best, but the star here is the cactus.
How adorable is that cactus? It’s eight die-cut Emerald Envy ovals (love the new Layering Ovals dies!) scored lengthwise, folded, and glued together to make an accordion. Then I punched three Petite Petals flowers from Watermelon Wonder cardstock and glued them together to form a cactus flower. (This is all from Erica Cerwin. So far the ugly fringed desert grass is my only contribution.)
Since I had already used the framelit/thinlit and In Color boxes from the board, I decided to finish out the left vertical row with White Perfect Accents. I added one to the top of the flower and colored it with one of the defunct Daffodil Delight Blendabilities. (A moment of silence for all our coloring tools! And, yes, my Blendabilities are still quite usable. At least, the ones I’ve used lately are. So are my Watercolor Crayons and Watercolor Pencils. You may see them more often in the near future.)
The final touch is the banner – again from Erica C. The sentiment is from Birthday Fiesta. I love that set! Everyone please leave a comment on Susan’s post and tell her she needs to buy it. The crazy woman thinks she doesn’t need it. Jackie and I are on a mission to change her mind. By the way, this is a photopolymer set, and they don’t take as well to Stampin’ Write Markers as rubber. But it’s super easy to stamp each line of words in a different color with the Stampin’ Up! firm foam pads.
I created the banner by notching the end with Paper Snips. Then I added it to a wrapped floral wire (from the bouquet kit that was in a Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog several years ago) with some Gold Sequin Trim and Solid Black Baker’s Twine. I think Erica used linen thread, so there’s another change for you.
I don’t have any of the Tiny Treat Boxes, so I used another thinlit and created a Curvy Keepsake Box from Sahara Sand (what else would you use for a desert flower box?) stamped with Timeless Textures. I was in a hurry, so it’s not only curvy, it’s a little off kilter. But, hey – again, the star is the cactus, right? I mean, the cactus has all the Tic Tac Toe elements I needed, so the rest of the project is just filler.
I just realized that this could be a masculine project, so I actually completed two rows – the left vertical and center horizontal. Woot! Such an overachiever, right? (HA! If that were true, the grass would look better and the box wouldn’t be off kilter.)
Stephanie’s birthday is this weekend, and we’re having her birthday dinner tomorrow night. I’m thinking if I can get seven of these made by dinner, we’re going to have a llama celebration!
Now – go see what Jackie & Susan created for this challenge. And feel free to participate and send any of us photos of your project. I’d love to post it on my blog so others can see what you designed!
Be sure to check in tomorrow. I usually take the weekends off, but tomorrow is my July project for Craft Project Central! Not to give anything away or anything, but, speaking of llamas…
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful weekend!