Sunday, July 10, 2016


Hello friends!
I am popping in with a quick post about ANOTHER challenge (Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ) that I am guest designing for. You can find out about me and the details here. 
Since I did a color-layering card for this guest design, I thought I would share it here with you. Remember, color-layering is also part of the theme in our current challenge.

 For the Tic-Tac Toe, I chose the following 3 elements.
Happy 22 (close-up)

Shimmer: The sentiment was embossed in Silver Platinum (Hero Arts). I used DCWV Glitter paper to add to the stamped border and punched out small circles as the “confetti”. I also added shimmer with Wink of Stella (Clear) to the stamped balloons.
Border Stamp: The Basic Stripes Stamp provides the subtle and detailed feature for this design.
Balloons: I used two sets of balloon stamps that I have and do not seem to use enough of. Avery Elle (Numbered Balloons) and Mama Elephant (Clear Stamp Party Kit Set) are perfect solid stamps for the color-laying. With the help of MISTI, I was able to stamp the balloons in multiple colors. Stamping the balloons took some planning with masking, color-layering and positioning. However, it was totally worth the effort.
Happy 22nd birthday
 I love that the card is completely flat yet is has depth and interest.
happy birthday (close-up)
Please keep your entries coming. We still have 20 days till the deadline.

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Gerrina said...

So good to see your work at the TicTacToe challenge! A great and super cheerfull card!

Cindy C. said...

Very fun and happy! I love how ink up the balloons!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Really neat card! Love the multiple colors on the balloons. Tfs! :)
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Greta said...

Festive & beautiful with amazing depth, Virginia!