This card was inspired by the Paper Players challenge #297.
I was so excited to do this challenge that I ran down to make a card immediately without stopping to double check ALL the details. The result was that my first card didn’t actually use three of the tic tac toe elements that actually lined up in a row. Oops! I guess the point of a challenge is to inspire, so it definitely worked! With a few slight modifications, such as tracking down a paper clip, I completed the challenge.
Let’s talk about crooked panels for a second. I really wanted a crooked panel as the background for this card, with a nice 90 degree angle at the top. My first instinct was to turn my paper at an angle, glue it on, and cut off the excess. I had the glue poised and ready… and then I realized I was about to waste a whole sheet of 6″ by 6″ paper for a card that isn’t even 4 inches wide.
Don’t make the same mistake I almost made!
It is more economical (and easier, too) to cut the paper the correct width to match the bottom of the card and then create a nice 90 degree angle at the top.
I’m a picture person. I have to see it for it to really have an impact, so in case you are like me, here is a graphic to demonstrate what I’m talking about:
Once I got that figured out, the rest was all pretty simple. Some rectangles, some Botanical Builder dies, some dimensionals to hold it all together.
I did have a lot of fun with Stampin’ Write markers on this project. I drew details, like stripes and dot patterns on my flowers and leaves to add some texture and a little bit of fun. You can see some close ups below. I also colored my designer series paper; it is normally Very Vanilla hexagon patterned and I colored it with Daffodil Delight to coordinate with my flowers.
Thanks for visiting and happy stamping everyone!
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, Whisper White (c) Stampin’ Up!
Paper: Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper(c) Stampin’ Up!
Dies: Botanical Builder Dies(c) Stampin’ Up!
Stamps: What I Love stamp set (c) Stampin’ Up!
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers (c) Stampin’ Up!
Other: Dimensionals, Paper Clip