Gorgeously Made Masked Friendship Card TTT 220

by Joanne James3. August 2023 17:00

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at TicTacToe! It's the turn of Team X to host this week and the lovely Vicky is our featured designer this week. This is the fun board that we are playing along with: 


I went down the final column with ink blending/blues and greens/gems and had a go at creating a masked and blended background to highlight the foliage stamps in the Gorgeously Made bundle - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I've been working a lot with the Gorgeously Made bundle lately as I've been working through ideas to include in this month's Gorgeously Made Create With Joanne and Jan Tutorial Bundle and this is one the ideas that I was experimenting with that didn't make it into the tutorial itself. I was inspired by the sketch over at Sunday Stamps and whilst ordinarily I would have gone with a large diecut sentiment, I decided to turn the sketch on its head and go for something vertical that used one of the small sentiments in the set, but in a way that highlighted it in an unusual way. When using a bundle for the first time, I like to consider less obvious ways to use it and this card includes one of those. Instead of adding the sentiment to my card by stamping it onto white cardstock, diecutting and adding with dimensionals, I created four label pieces from diecut masking paper and positioned these down the middle of my white panel. I then blended my trio of blue and green inks and stamped my foliage on top of my blended background, going off the edge and over the masked areas - I recommend you use your Stamparatus for this so that you get a good strong black image. When complete, I removed the masking paper labels to leave four white apertures that I could then stamp my sentiment into:

I added a sprinkling of coloured gems that picked up the colours of my blended background, but if you don't have coloured gems that match you chosen background colours, you can custom colour clear rhinestones with Stampin' Blends in corresponding colours. So what do you think of today's card? This is a good way of minimising layers and a neat way to use label dies in a creative way and this style of card would work in other colourways too.


Remember if you would like more ideas of ways to use the Gorgeously Made bundle, if you purchase the bundle from either myself if you're in the UK and Europe (or Jan if you're based in New Zealand) during either August or September, you will receive a copy of our tutorial bundle with instructions for four projects and access to our exclusive customer Facebook Group - for more details read about it in yesterday's post here.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

A tictactoe board offers so many creative possibilities - how does this week's board inspire you? Why not have a go? We would love to see you in the gallery and who knows - you might be selected for Designer's Choice and be eligible to be a guest designer on a future challenge. 

Enjoy your day; I'll be back tomorrow with another two projects; in addition to my fortnightly Festive Friday post, I am also the Guest Designer over at CAS On Friday. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

Julia Aston
Julia AstonUnited States
8/3/2023 7:59:15 PM #

Beautifully blended background for your pretty silhouette stems Joanne - and fun masking technique for the sentiment!  Thanks for having me as Guest DT again this time!  Julia xx

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
8/4/2023 3:28:02 AM #

Wow, Joanne, love this beautiful background - those blues and greens are gorgeous over the stems!  And what a fun sentiment feature, too!  Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Deb Horst
Deb HorstUnited States
8/4/2023 6:18:05 PM #

Great take on our “Be Bold” sketch over at Sunday Stamps. What a great idea to mask you sentiment...creative way of keeping it as the focal point!!  Beautiful blending of your background!!   Thanks for playing long with our sketch challenge!!
-Deb Horst, DT #SSC314

Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
8/4/2023 9:23:58 PM #

How clever are you, Joanne?  So very clever, in my opinion, creating the column of white spaces for your vertical sentiment!  Love the color combo (I think I "need" that Azure color lol!) and the pretty stems!  I'm so glad you joined us this week at Sunday Stamps!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
8/4/2023 10:32:23 PM #

Joanne, this is so creative!  I love the fun sentiment and your amazing background and color combo!  SO happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps!

Heidi Baks
Heidi BaksUnited States
8/5/2023 1:28:26 PM #

What a fun way to add a sentiment!  I love this - so creative!!  Thanks for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
8/7/2023 10:10:48 PM #

What a great way to use the set - you've gone right outside the box with this one. Great job.

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