Thank you

WAFFLE FLOWER & TIC TAC TOE CHALLENGES

Hello every one.

I sat down to write this post around mid-night and had decided to keep it short and sweet, but had just gotten around to the heading when I found out that a friend has been in a serious accident and is in a coma. 3 hours went by in a whirl… Thought it would be better I get back to writing this to keep my mind occupied for a bit.

I had made a card keeping the Waffle Flower’s April challenge and Tic Tac Toe’s challenge 8 in mind.

Here is the Photo Inspiration from Waffle Flower,
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and the Tic Tac Toe board,
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of which I chose the center row down; Enamel Accents, Color and Labels;

and here is the card I came up with,
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Loved the feel of the inspiration photo from Waffle Flower this month, the bow tied umbrella-bouquet of flowers placed on a door, such a rustic yet fresh and clean look. I didnt have any waffle flower stamps or dies, till my wonderful crafty friend Amina shared some and one of them was the Potted Plant stamp and I knew I had to play along.

I colored it in using distress inks: Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Mermaid Lagoon, Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo, sticking basically to greens and adding a bit of brown and amber as in the inspiration photo and covering the ‘color’ part of the tictactoe board.

I wanted to somewhat try to recreate a similar feel to the photo as that was what attracted me in the first place. Using the color swatches from the photo as a guide, I picked out a sheet of a soft vintage pink vertical striped paper from My Minds Eye’s Nostalgia Paper pad and trimmed it to 3.5 inches and cut 4 pieces of the off-white cardstock I planned to use as the cardbase and arranged on it to make it look like the door in the picture. I adhered it to the left of the card base using double sided tape, leaving a 1/8″ to the left, top and bottom.

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Then I added the potted plant to the bottom right, using foam tape, in line and along with the corner of my ‘door’ to ‘rest’ it. When I had the pot in place I glued down two of my diy enamel accent dots in a pink color (that turned out to match perfectly) as the door handle, just so they showed enough from behind the top of the succulents. I wanted to add in the soft blue color but didnt want the sentiment to be so soft so decided to add a few blue enamel accents on the bottom right corner to represent pebbles and to visually ‘ground’ the pot. Covered the enamel accents part of the board here.

I finished off with a label sentiment from Altenew ‘Thank you’ stamped out in black and foam mounted on top of the plant, completing the tictactoe board row center down.

I thought the finished card went well conceptually too, of giving a potted plant as a present to a friend, thanking her for a wonderful stay at her home perhaps.

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Hope you all liked the card.

For my friend, we’re all praying for a speedy recovery and this is a humble request to anyone and everyone who is reading this to please say a prayer, every single prayer counts and right now prayers are especially needed in abundance.

Thank you!
xx Amna

Graphic designer, Paper Crafter, avid Photographer and a Foodie.
Loves all things handmade and things with clean, bold, graphic & minimalist styles. Lives in a beautiful valley north of Islamabad, Pakistan.

12 thoughts on “Thank you

  1. Shannon McComb says:

    Love how you have the plant out side the door!
    Beautiful!!
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Smile Designs Tic-Tac-Toe challenge!

  2. Ayesha Imran says:

    Hello..
    Sweet and simple :) … i find such cards the most difficult actually.

    Pray that your friend recovers soon thoughts and prayers for the family and friends in such difficult timex
    best regards

  3. Nora says:

    The layering on this card is amazing!! I love the colors that you used!! Thank you for playing at Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!!
    Nora

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