I won’t say anything about the weekend seeming short, I will just wish you a happy Monday! My weekend was very low key. I haven’t had a weekend like that in I can’t tell you how long. I didn’t do much yesterday, for breakfast I did make myself some waffles with my new waffle maker and they were delicious! After that I played around in the craft room and took a ride to the mall to go to the Apple Store and get a new band for my Watch. It was really just too nice out to not put the top down in the car and take a ride. Last night we had rain just like they promised, but we need that too right?!
Today, since it’s Monday, I have my cards, yes cards, for this week’s Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe from Laurie challenge…
Before I get to today’s cards I want to thank Karen for choosing me as her headliner for last week’s challenge. You can see the winner’s post HERE and my original post HERE. Now on to this week! I do love their Tic-Tac-Toe challenges! I went diagonal from lower left to upper right; die cut, embossing and sequins. Clever Jennifer McGuire did a neat technique the other day where she embossed with a die cut, well, I had to give that a try! I liked it so much I did it twice! The first card uses some Neenah Solar White 110b Card Stock for the base. My piece of paper is from the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Flea Market 6×6 Pad and is cut to 3 1/2″ wide and adhered to the card with SNAIL. Next up is a piece of Kraft Card Stock that is adhered to the card with Fun Foam and SNAIL. Here comes the part on how I created the tag!
For my tag I used the Simon Says Stamp Large Tags Dies to cut out a piece of Canson 140lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper. I then took the Simon Says Stamp Devonshire Butterfly Die and inked it up with some Simon Says Stamp Teal Ink (I used the Simon ink because it’s a felt pad and therefore easier to ink up the Die). Remember the Impression Pads that Stampin’ Up! used to cary along with the Embossing Plates? That is what I used on my sandwich in the Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform-No Tabs, Cutting Plate, Inked Die, Watercolor Paper, Impression Pad and Plate. The pressure from the Pad presses the die into the Watercolor Paper and gives you that Letterpress look!
My tag then has a piece of Hemptique Natural Hemp Twine tied through the top and left extra long and some Fun Foam and SNAIL adheres it to the card. The greeting is from the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Sayings Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on some Bermuda Bay. A little Foam Tape holds that in place. And last but not least some Hazel & Ruby The Makery Green with Envy and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins are adhered to the tag with Crystal Effects. So I sort of killed two birds by embossing with the die! Like I said I liked it so much I made another one!
The second card I used the same base but covered the entire front with a piece of Wisteria Wonder. The Butterfly Thinlits Die is inked with Simon Says Stamp Hydrangea Ink and impressed into the Watercolor Paper the same way. I adhered the paper to a piece of Fun Foam and then to the card with SNAIL. The hello is cut from Gold Foil Sheet with the Hello You Thinlits and adhered to the card with Multi-Purpose Glue. Some Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins are adhered to the card with Crystal Effects give it a little sparkle!
I really hope that you enjoyed the cards that I made for this week’s Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe challenge from Laurie and that you will give the embossing with a die a try! Thank you so much for sticking with me thorough today’s lengthy post! Have a magnificent Monday my friends! 🙂
Stamp Set: Birthday Greetings (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Teal Dye Ink (Simon Says Stamp)
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)
Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Bermuda Bay (Stampin’ Up!)
Specialty Paper: Watercolor 140lb (Canson)
Designer Series Paper: Maggie Holmes Flea Market 6×6 Pad (Crate Paper)
Dies: Devonshire Butterfly and Large Tags (Simon Says Stamp)
Embellishments: Natural Hemp Twine (Hemptique) and Green With Envy Sequins (Hazel & Ruby) and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Adhesives: SNAIL, 3M Foam Tape and Crystal Effects
Tools: Big Shot, Impression Pad, Heat Tool and Fun Foam
Ink: Hydrangea (Simon Says Stamp)
Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Wisteria Wonder (Stampin’ Up!)
Specialty Paper: Gold Foil Sheet (Stampin’ Up!) and Watercolor 140lb (Canson)
Dies: Butterfly and Hello You Thinlits (Stampin’ Up!)
Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Adhesives: SNAIL and Crystal Effects
Tools: Big Shot, Impression Plate and Fun Foam
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