Saturday, September 9, 2023

Stamping Inkspirations September Blog Hop Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

 Welcome everyone to the Stamping Inkspirations September Blog Hop as we explore this month's Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. With so many wonderful possibilities to choose from, I am excited to see what our Design Team has come up with to inspire you to get creative.
When I looked at this Tic-Tac-Toe board, it definitely put me in the mood for Fall. I chose to use the middle vertical row with Red, Leaves and Emboss but I must admit, I did add some of the other elements that were mentioned in other rows because I was having so much fun. My Fall themed card is a combination of beautiful colors and wonderful textures with a hint of Gold embossing to add an elegant touch.
Products Used:
Perched In A Tree stamp set (item #159791)
Aspen Tree Dies (item #159798)
Nested Essentials Dies (item #161597)
Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks (item #162331)*
Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder (item #162189)*
Early Espresso Cardstock (item #119686)
Crumb Cake Cardstock (item #120953)
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (item #119685)
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock (item #105117)
Crushed Curry Cardstock (item #131199)
Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad (item #119686)
Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pad (item #147116)
Crushed Curry Classic Ink Pad (item #147087)
Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad (item #147086)
Old Olive Classic Ink Pad (item #147090)
Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad (item #147083)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Blending Brushes (item #153611)
Sponge Daubers (item #133773)
Linen Thread (item #104199)
Brushed Metallic Dots (item #156506)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Mini Glue Dots (item #103683)
*New Products in the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog
Early Espresso Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Sentiment Label die cut with the Nested Essentials Dies
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4" Embossed with the Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
Large Leaf die cut with the Aspen Trees Dies
Crushed Curry Cardstock 
2 Small Leaves die cut with the Aspen Trees Dies
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
2 Small Leaves die cut with the Aspen Trees Dies
I don't know about you, but I am ready for Fall. I love the beautiful colors associated with this season and I decided to go all out for this card design and have some fun. My color palette includes Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. For the card front, I started by using the leaves mask from the Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks and created a subtle background design using Crumb Cake Classic ink with a Blending Brush. I then randomly stamped over the background using the detailed dots image from the Perched In A Tree stamp set with Old Olive Classic ink, stamped off once. Next, I embossed this layer with the new Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder to add some wonderful texture. To bring out some of the embossed detail, I used a Sponge Dauber to apply some Early Espresso Classic ink over the raised embossing and around the edges. I love how this gives the background a vintage, distressed look. 
To create the focal design, I die cut the leaves and then used Sponge Daubers to add color around the edges and to help bring out the detail in the die cuts. I used Cherry Cobbler Classic ink on the large Cherry Cobbler leaf to deepen the color around the top and edges of the leaf. For the Crushed Curry leaves, I added Crushed Curry Classic ink to one of the leaves and Old Olive to the other leaf to create that wonderful variation of color you get as the leaves change in the Fall. For the Pumpkin Pie leaves, I sponged Pumpkin Pie Classic ink around the edge of one leaf and Cherry Cobbler around the edge of the other leaf to continue the variations in colors. The sentiment label was heat embossed using Gold embossing powder and I added it to the center of the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. The leaves have been arranged to appear like they are falling off a tree and I layered the large Cherry Cobbler leaf over the bottom of the sentiment label and the Crushed Curry leaf slightly over the top edge to tie everything together. For embellishments, I wanted to keep it very simple, so I added a double bow tied with Linen Thread to the stems of the top leaves and Gold Brushed Metallic Dots to the sentiment label to finish off the design. I am so happy with how this card design turned out and can't wait to create more Fall projects with these beautiful colors and products. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you try this Tic-Tac-Toe challenge and get excited about creating for Fall. There are so many wonderful options to choose from to help spark your creativity. 
Now it's time to visit Aurelie's wonderful blog and see what she has created with this month's challenge. Just click the Next button below or use the Roll Call List to find your way. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know how our projects inspired you. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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  1. Lovely card Tricia, love all the textures x

  2. Beautiful card, Tricia! Aspen leaves are so much fun to play with. Thank you for sharing this!💕

  3. Love love love your card! The dark embossed sentiment is my favorite element of all!

  4. The leaves are just. wow.
    And the texture... I want to touch this card so bad! bravo!

  5. Wow, this is seriously gorgeous! I love the colors and how you used the embossing folder! Perfectly autumn and perfectly beautiful!