Saturday, March 12, 2016

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #5

Today I am playing over on the Tic Tac Toe Challenge #5. So you select your row and then you need to incorporate everything from that row into your card. My row is upper left to bottom right and includes having an inspiration photo to base your card on. I went searching on Pinterest for some Green & Gold inspiration and settled on these cups with a very art deco feel to them. I found gorgeous photos from home decor, stationary, invitations, fine china, front doors, wedding color schemes and just about anything else you can think of right down to green and gold wedding cakes and fancy wedding shoes. It is a beautiful combination and I happen to really like gold. I always prefer it over silver.
I die cut the Cover Plate: Twist from gold foiled cardstock to go over the top of my Vintage Jadeite Cardstock from Papertrey Ink.  This is a "new to me" color and I love it.   One of the things I really like about Papertrey Ink's Perfect Match Cardstock is that it is available in packs of 12, 24, or 50 sheets. So if it's a color I don't use as often, I can buy a smaller pack. This is so important to me because of the smaller amount of storage space required.  I cut a piece of the Vintage Jadeite to 4 3/16ths x 5 7/16ths, ran it through my die cut machine with the same die and the embossing mat to give it that inlaid look, then attached the die cut using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

Cover Plate Dies are a fantastic way to make gorgeous cards with a whole lot of impact in a short period of time. Papertrey Ink carries a good selection and they are very reasonably priced. Once I had that adhered, I carefully laid the whole piece back into the die and ran it through with the embossing mat again to deepen the impression and make it look even more inlaid.  Fair warning - you can mess the whole panel up by doing this.  Trust me when I tell you this because I am the voice of experience.  Ahem....

I also used a My Favorite Things Oval Stax in two sizes and the Leaf Filled Flourish Die to go with my Peony. The peony is from Papertrey Ink's Peonies on Parade and I watercolored it using Worn Lipstick Distress Marker. The sentiment is from Graceful Greetings and I used the Graceful Greetings Coordinating Dies to cut it out after I stamped and heat embossed it with Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder.

I'll also be entering this card over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog for their "A Bit O Green" theme.

After my initial post I found "The Card Concept" Challenge #50 and this card is just the perfect thing for the Classy and Elegant Style Category. This is my first time playing over there, so I hope they like my entry. I also found another new challenge blog called Double D Challenges!  So excited to participate in more challenges.

Have a great weekend everyone and don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour.  It's time to "Spring Forward".


  1. Very special look!! Inspiring colors--

  2. What an elegant take on the photo inspiration, Vicki! And such a lovely shade of green for our "bit o' green" challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - so glad you're playing along with us!

  3. Beautiful creation, Vicki! I too love PTI Vintage Jadeite and it looks amazing with the gold cover plate and gorgeous flower. Thank you for playing with us at Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge =)
    Tracie Pond
    Stamping Smiles Designs
    Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
    Design Team Member

  4. The gold is so stunning with the green,and that bloom just pops! Thanks for sharing at The Card Concept!

  5. Hi there ... so glad you've found us and came to play along. Could you please add a link back to our challenge blog in your write up ... thanks! Your card is beautiful! Love your design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Feeling GREEN’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

    1. I forgot in my excitement of finding you I guess. I added a link and label to this post. Thanks so much!

  6. WOW, what a stunning card, the gold is so dramatic and the bloom is gorgeous!

  7. Beautiful! Love the gold accents and elegant design! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept!

  8. So beautiful with the gold cover and green background! So happy you linked to my St. Pat's Day/Green Challenge!

  9. Wow! This is GORGEOUS!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Card Concept.

  10. Simply gorgeous!! Thank you so much for joining us at SSD Tic-Tac-Toe challenge blog!
    Olesya, DT


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