Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tic Tac Toe card

I really like this new A Game stamp set from Close to my Heart. It's simple and sweet and I always love any set with lots of little stamps in it because you know I am a big random stamping fan! No random stamping on this card though, just a simple card with some dry embossing added. Cut out your paper as follows:

Cotton candy cardstock: 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches
White cardstock: 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches, folded in half for card base
White cardstock: 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
Hollyhock cardstock: 3 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches
Pear cardstock: Cut 3 of them, 3/4 by 3/4 inches
Pear cardstock: 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches

Distress all pieces with hollyhock ink.

Take your dry embossing tool and your trimmer and make linese on your cotton candy cardstock 1/2 inch apart then sand with sandpaper to reveal the white core.

Dry emboss the hollyhock piece but this time do it more randomly, don't go all the way to the end of the cardstock on every groove, also no measuring on this one, keep it random. Sand and blue about 1 1/2 inches from bottom of card front.

Add pear cardstock strip just below the hollyhock piece.

Stamp the tic tac toe lines in pear ink on the white cardstock square. Stamp the hearts as shown using cotton candy ink and the tic tac toe words in hollyhock ink. Cross those hearts with pear ink and the line stamp. Glue to card about 1 inch from bottom and 1/2 inch from left side.

Add two buttons which you have threaded with waxy flax to the upper left of the card about a 1/2 inch from the left, one inch from the top. Use glue dots to hold them securely. Take the three squares you cut and add two to the upper right of the card about an inch down from the top, 1/4 inch from the right hand side and the last one centered and just slightly overlapping the tic tac toe image. That's it, easy and pretty!!!


  1. I do love your dry embossing look Barbra, I just never remember to do it!

  2. And I just can't stop doing it, lol.