“…the prospect of endless possibilities isn’t freeing, it’s paralyzing.” – Lisa Cron, Story Genius
Challenges are an awesome way to spark creativity. I decided to try the Tic Tac Toe Challenge 39. My first response when I considered the nine-item grid was “No way!” I couldn’t think of anything that would work with this week’s selection.
I set it aside. Later, after several deep breaths, I pulled out my image inventory. Yes, I stamp every stamp I have and store the images in one binder, and the sentiments in another, organized by category. But, that’s another post. I came across the Cake Soriee set in the 2018 Occasions catalog and inspiration struck. All that creative energy started flowing.
For this card, I used the line down the middle: Frame, Any Type of Accent, Sweets
The card base is Powder Pink. I stamped the Whisper White layer, also with Powder Pink using one of the ‘scribble’ flowers. Then I added a spot of Dazzling Diamonds glitter to each one. For the frame, I used Silver foil paper, die cut with the Layering Squares dies. I placed a piece of the Sweet Soiree DSP in the frame.
The sweet cake was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. Using markers in colors from the DSP I carefully inked in the floral image. To add a little frosting, I used Shimmery White embossing paste and the Sweet Soiree decorative masks. I die cut the cake. The ribbon was cut from Myths & Magic glimmer paper – it took on a pinkish hue which I loved! That was added to the card with Dimensionals.
Finally, I heat embossed the sentiment from the We Must Celebrate stamp set and added that to the card with Dimensionals. The card needed just a bit more, because “more is more”. So I popped on some of the Glitter Enamel Dots.
I’m very happy with the results. It’s even prettier in person. Most of all, I’m thankful, because this is a card I might not have imagined if it hadn’t been for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.
UPDATE: I was honored to be selected as a team pick!