Susan Simpson - UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Wonderful Romance - Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge #JOSTTT002

Welcome to another Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  Here is our grid for this month chosen by Andrea.


I chose to use the white, pearls and heart line.

I've had a stamp set called Wonderful Romance on my shelf for a while now and not had the chance to use it so, this seemed the perfect opportunity.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Wonderful Romance, Sunshine Wishes Thinlets, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I was delighted to see the 'white' element on the grid - I do love white on white cards!  So, with this in mind I decided to use a simple colour palette.



The 'white' was my card base and another layer adhered with Dimensionals that was 5mm smaller.

For the 'heart' element I used a die from Sunshine Wishes.  The intricate open design was perfect for what I had in mind.

To add some colour behind the heart I used an Aqua Painter and squeezed some Petal Pink ink into the lid to use as a palette.

I smooshed it across the front taking care not to over wet the card stock.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Wonderful Romance, Sunshine Wishes Thinlets, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I cut out lots of different leaves and flowers using the coordinating thinlits. I then arranged them around the heart; this part always takes me ages!

I am not a fan of adding flat elements to my projects so I added some dimension to the tiny flowers.

Top Tip
Place the flower in the palm of your hand and 'poke' with the end of the handle on the paper piercing tool.  These tiny flowers curl up beautifully.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Wonderful Romance, Sunshine Wishes Thinlets, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I adhered the leaves with a tiny bit of Tombow on the ends of the stems, tucking then under other elements where I could.  The pearls in the centre of these tiny flowers look so pretty don't you think?

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Wonderful Romance, Sunshine Wishes Thinlets, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I stamped this lovely sentiment in Sahara Sand and adhered across the card front with Dimensionals.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Wonderful Romance, Sunshine Wishes Thinlets, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Here is the finished card.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Wonderful Romance, Sunshine Wishes Thinlets, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I also added some die cut pieces to the envelope (and more pearls).  Not something I would do if the card was going to be at the mercy of the Post Office but I have recipients in mind for this card and it will be hand delivered.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Wonderful Romance, Sunshine Wishes Thinlets, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

The 'pearls' element provided the perfect finishing touch - I might have got a bit carried away scattering them around!

Here is the completed card and envelope.

Craftyduckydoodah!, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Wonderful Romance, Sunshine Wishes Thinlets, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store, #stampinupuk,

The Wonderful Romance stamps and Wonderful Floral Framelits are available as a bundle = 10% saving.  If you purchase them between now and the end of March you will also be able to choose a free Sale-A-Bration item too!

Thanks to Andrea for organising us with this great challenge - I really enjoyed this grid!  We will be back next month with another Tic Tac Toe Challenge for you.

I hope you have enjoyed my project; I always enjoy reading what you think of my projects and I would love you to leave a comment below.

Head over the the Joy of Sets Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have made of this fun challenge HERE.

If you haven't tried a Tic Tac Toe challenge before why not give it a go; if you are stuck in a rut or suffering from crafter's block you might just find it useful!

Happy crafting.

Susan xx

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12 comments:

  1. Susan this is stunning - I absolutely love it - from the swoosh behind the heart to those gorgeous flowers! x

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  2. Beautiful Susan. I love the detail you go into with your blog posts about how you constructed your card.

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  3. Thank you for the tip on how to make the flowers curl! Yours really added flair to your already pretty card!

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  4. Love, love. love everything about this card, especially the pearl centered flowers, Susan! Can’t wait to see what else you might come up with for this wonderful bundle.

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    1. Thank you Angie - the pearls were a bit fiddly but worth it! I'm using this bundle for my Coffee & Cards projects next week too ... xx

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  5. Such a stunning card, all of the elements work beautifully together x

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