Heart shaped floral card for Tic Tac Toe challenge #33

Hello crafty friends,

Welcome for another round of the Tic Tac Toe challenge!  This week's board inspired me to create a love themed card with the main idea being creating cards for family or friends who might be far away.  I have a very special person in mind to receive this card - my mom.  I used a variety of different products which ended up working very well together in the end result.

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I am using a digital design for the main focal point of this card - a lovely heart shaped posy of flowers by Gracielle Design.  I really wanted to use watercolor on this and it took awhile before I determined how I would get this onto a paper that would be both compatible with my inkjet printer and of course, be compatible with a watercoloring technique.  I used Canson XL Mixed Media paper, which is a lighter weight than most watercolor papers and it worked great.  Best of all, the printer ink did not smear at all as I colored with my Zig Real clean color brush markers.

I went for all 9 board elements for this week's challenge - it actually wasn't too difficult with this one at all!

I used 4 shades of red to color the petals, a yellow green on the outer edge of the flower center and bright yellow in the center.

To bring the flowers a more realistic look I also used Prismacolor pencils to add more depth and detail in 2 shades of red.

After coloring the "heart" I die cut using my Brother Scan N Cut.  This could be fussy cut as it is not too challenging of a shape, I just chose to try the machine to see how it would handle this paper and it worked like a charm!

This layered card has a base layer of kraft paper (65 lb), which I also matted with a lovely red textured paper before gluing down to a kraft (110 lb) A2 sized card base.

The sentiment (from Ellen Hutson) was embossed onto vellum with gold embossing powder and die cut with an Avery Elle die banner shape.

I tied a small piece of red satin ribbon into a bow and glued to the top center of the "heart".

I added foam adhesive tape to the back of the heart and glued down to the kraft layer.  The sentiment was glued on with Ranger multi matte adhesive to ensure it did not show through the front.

Last I glued on some various sized sequins from a muted gold collection from Honeybee Stamps so they would add sparkle without drawing a lot of attention away from the focal point.

On the inside of the card I used sentiments from two other stamp sets to show Mom (Avery Elle) and on the second line "You are loved" (Reverse Confetti).

Thank you so much for stopping by today - Please check out the rest of the design team inspiration and/or play along with the challenge here.  Hope you have a wonderful day!



  1. From coloring to the final project. . . .your card turned out beautiful!!

    1. Thank you very much Marcia - you made my day!! Hugs

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