Hi friends! Another week has rolled around and I keep saying it’ll sure be Christmas before we know it! I just can’t believe how fast the time is flying by! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! A new Tic Tac Toe challenge has started today over at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge and our sponsor is Free Pretty Things For You so be sure to come on over and play! This is my last post for The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge, and I’d like to thank Laurian, Jacqui and the crew for having me along these last five months – I’ve had a blast but unfortunately I have so much on my plate right now that I really need to trim back. So I thought it only fitting to create a set of four thank you cards using the absolutely gorgeous Girl Boss Black and White Floral Digital Delilght Papers that were gifted to me for the two challenges this month. These cards feature what I always call the ‘phantom die cutting’ technique which is actually a raised inlaid die cut where typically a foam die cut is adhered into the negative space, then a second foam die cut (if desired) is adhered on top of that one, and then the background die cut is adhered on top of the second layer of foam. I’ve done it with one layer of foam, two layers of foam and multiple layers of cardstock, and it looks great any way it’s done. I used several layers of 110# cardstock for these and I love how they turned out!
For the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this fortnight, we are to choose a column, row or diagonal, and use something from each image on our project. I chose the diagonal from top left down to bottom right, and used hearts, flowers and colors orange and yellow.
I cut standard A2 size landscape top-folding card bases from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock. along with layers for each card cut from CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Orange Fizz cardstock and the Girl Boss Black and White Floral Digital Delilght Papers printed on 60# Hammermill copy paper. Using the Waffle Flower Bold Alpha Die Set, I washi-taped the THANKS letters together and die cut them into the bottom of each digital paper background. I die cut four more sets of letters from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock for each card. I adhered the digital paper backgrounds to the orange layers and then adhered the panels to the card bases.
I began adhering the white die cut letters into the negative spaces on each background. After the first layer, I adhered the tiny triangular piece from the A (cut from the digital paper) into the negative space, and then proceeded with three more layers for some nice subtle dimension. Using the Waffle Flower Sentiment Additions Stamp Set, I stamped the second portion of the sentiment in Catherine Pooler Orange Peel ink, cut it with the coordinating Waffle Flower Sentiment Additions Die Set and adhered it over the raised letters. For each card, I punched one heart from the orange cardstock and three more from the 110# white cardstock, layered them together, and adhered it to the left of the sentiment.
I cut the inside panels from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, embellished them with matching strips of the digital paper and a narrow orange cardstock strip, and layered the panels on orange cardstock. Since these are note cards, I left the inside panels blank to write a custom message in each.
And one more peek at the set… so loving the ‘phantom die cutting’ technique, especially when using such gorgeous digital papers! OMGosh! These turned out so great!
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Orange Fizz cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Sweet Tooth cardstock, Free Pretty Things For You Girl Boss Black and White Floral Digital Delilght Papers, 60# Hammermill copy paper
Stamps: Waffle Flower Sentiment Additions Stamp Set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Orange Peel ink
Dies/Punches: Waffle Flower Bold Alpha Die Set, Waffle Flower Sentiment Additions Die Set, Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Heart Punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! I hope you’ll link up a project this fortnight – we’d love to see what you do with this color challenge! And be sure to check out all the fun digital goodies over at Free Pretty Things For You! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)
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