Thursday, July 30, 2020

Seize the Birthday Guest Designer Part 3



I'm back for my third challenge as Surprise Party Guest at Seize the Birthday!


As usual you can make any kind of birthday card and join the Anything Goes portion of the challenge or you can play along with our Topping which this week is a Tic Tac Toe challenge. 






I was a little panicked when I saw a Tic Tac Toe challenge because for some reason I really struggle with them.  However I put on my big girl pants and sat down to figure it out.  I ended up going with a diagonal line - One image/Flowers/Large Sentiment - and it was so much easier than I expected!  I dug out my trusty PTI In Bloom flower and stamped it onto coloured cardstock.  I used my Copics to do a little bit of outlining and highlighting around the edges of the flower and leaves and then paired it with a gorgeous scripty Simon Says Stamp birthday sentiment die.  I dithered forever about what colour Nuvo drops to use - purple? green? purple? green? - and finally went for green just so I wouldn't end up sitting there forever!

I hope you'll join in the fun!  You have until 9am (PST) on Tuesday, 11 August to play along.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Pear Pizazz, Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flower & leaves from In Bloom) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Happy Birthday) Simon Says Stamp
Markers:  (YG03, BV23) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops) Tonic

12 comments:

Lindsey said...

Such a beautiful flower! And I think you made the right choice opting for the green. :D

JoAnn said...

Very pretty card Jen. Love your colored flower. I agree with Lindsey, I think the green enamel dots are perfect.

lostinpaper said...

Beautiful Jen!

Unknown said...

IT turned out so pretty, Jen! Love the placement of the flower and the sentiment! The touch of Copic coloring gives the image an awesome dimensional effect!

Barbara said...

You did a fabulous job with the challenge. Glad you pulled up your big girls pants and just did it. I love the green dots too.

Nancy said...

Well, you rose to the occasion and pulled off a great card! Green worked well too! I just love Nuvo drops...I wish I had them in every color!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty card. I like the Focal flower on this CAS card

shirley-bee said...

Well, the big girl pants worked! 😄
And green was a great choice for the Nuvo drops.

Cathy said...

I get nervous about tic tac toe themes too but your card is fabulous! Cathy x

Bobby said...

Congrats on your guesting, Jen. The purple flower is wonderful and good choice with the green embellishments.

Ashwini Rao said...

Sorry for making you panic with the challenge - but looking at the outcome, I wonder if I should be - because its just so wonderful! Love that large flower and the little green dots of Nuvo.I totally love it! Thank you for another lovely inspiration!

Glenda J said...

This is gorgeous! Bold and beautiful! You rocked this challenge.