Thursday, June 8, 2017

Tic Tac Toe Challenge No: 001

Hello crafty friends,

I am super duper excited to be part of the design team for this challenge!  The playing board we are using for this week is below.



I started off with the idea that I was going to do the top row across:  stripes - circle - gold.  In the end my card turned out including all 9 elements although I can't exactly say that was my plan - ha ha.   I think I looked at the grid so many times that my brain just put together all of them without thinking about it. Don't worry though - you don't have to do all 9!!  If you are reading this for the first time here, please be sure to visit the challenge blog here.



I love using foil in my projects and have tried out a number of techniques to use it.  This is the first time I tried using a more freeform approach.  I created these gold stripes by painting them on so to speak.  Starting with an A2 sized white card base, I scored it in the center so I would have that as a reference point.   I was inspired to try this from another crafter I saw on You Tube - her name is Kristen Magee.

Gold stripes:
products used - Heidi Swapp Reactive Mist, small artist paintbrush, Champagne gold Decofoil, Minc machine

How to:
  • poured out a small amount of the mist into a little container (not much is needed and the less applied, the shorter the drying time)
  • dipped the paintbrush into the mist
  • dragged the paintbrush across the cardstock in a single stroke, repeated to create multiple lines
  • let the mist fully dry (about 1-2 hours - can be sped up by using heat tool)
  • lay deco foil (shiny side up) on top of the dried stripes
  • run the card and foil through my Minc machine (however there are alternatives available, like the less expensive Royal Sovereign laminating machine)


Black circle:
The black circle was die cut using one of the most used items in my craft room, My Favorite Things Die-namics stitched circle dies - used the 2" circle on glossy black cardstock.

Gold foiled sentiment:
The "hugs" die cut sentiment was made from a Winnie & Walter die (link to product at end of post).  I used the same deco foil for it and this is how I did this WITHOUT a laminating machine.  I took a piece of black cardstock and ran it through my Xyron sticker creator tool.  You could use any strong crafting adhesive and get a similar result. I have done this before with double sided tape like you get with common ATG's.  The Xyron ensures the adhesive is applied evenly so the foiling looks smooth, which is why I chose to use it - plus no drying time like with the other adhesive types.

 I applied the foil (shiny side up and away from the adhesive) to the now sticky cardstock.  I burnished it with my bone folder tool then pulled up the foil application sheet.  Then I die cut the foiled piece of cardstock.

Vellum/heat embossed sentiment:
I stamped the word "sending" from the coordinating Winnie & Walter stamp set (link to product below) onto vellum in Versamark, then added white detailed embossing powder and heat set.  I cut a tail at one end and later adhered with multi-matte medium.

Assembly:
Before adhering the black die cut circle I flipped it over and attached what I call a sticky dot to the back.  I coiled up the baker's twine randomly and stuck it on the dot as a way to keep it where I wanted it.  I then used Tombow multi liquid adhesive on the die cut piece and then placed it onto the card base, trapping the twine behind it.

I glued on the gold die cut sentiment next and then added the vellum strip with the other part of the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Please consider leaving me a comment if you were inspired by this post or have any questions that came up after reading this.  I do respond to comments as quickly as possible.  I look forward to seeing what you create and link up to this first challenge!

Hugs,

Teresa




14 comments:

  1. Wow, Teresa, the different techniques you've used here have produced a beautiful card! Thank you for the details on how you created it!

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    1. Thank you Peggy! I recommend playing with this as the possibilities are endless!

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  2. Teresa, Such a beautiful card and I love how you used so many different technique on your design. So happy your on the design team.

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    1. I am so happy to be part of the team! Thanks for your sweet comments!

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  3. Just beautiful! I'm going to have to get some of that foil and try out some techniques.... So glad to have you on the TTTC Design Team!

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    1. Nicole - thanks so much! Very glad to be part of the team!

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  4. I love this card. Thanks for instructions. I just got my minc so I want to try this.

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    1. Thank you Lisa! I've enjoyed mine quite a bit! Hope to see your card in the gallery!

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  5. Love this card, Teresa. I wasn't aware of this technique...thanks for explaining how you created it. Your instructions are terrific and the results are amazing.

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    1. Roseanne - thank you for stopping by! I am happy to share and glad that I shared something new!!

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  6. This is just lovely! You could achieve this same effect by using our Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive that you can brush across and then just rub the foil on. No heat required! And our Champagne Deco foil is a fave of mine!

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    1. Thank you Julie - so honored you stopped by and left a great tip!! I have that adhesive in my stash and can put it to even more use! The foil products are so much fun!!

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