Today’s the last day for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #7. If you haven’t played, you have until 12 Central to link up! There are some amazing projects from the Design Team, AND in the gallery from fellow players. If you don’t have time to play, at least do stop by and see all the amazing projects!
In a way, I was glad that this was DT X’s challenge, as I really had a hard time putting together a project. I think I just didn’t want to do another flower card. I thought about acetate, but just didn’t have a creative idea…. so, in the end, I decided on the right diagonal – diecut, distress ink, embossing folder.
Let’s take a closer look at the showstopper technique – the distressed wood background. In just a few easy steps, you’ll have the same results!
How about that? Here’s some more tips to make this card a success!
- Don’t go overboard with the sentiment element – let the distressed wood shine as the focal point!
- To soften the banner sentiment, use a Blender Pen to add some shadowing to the edges of the banner stamp.
- Don’t be afraid to cut open your copper trim. I like to loosen an end then stick my finger all the way through to get a large opening that can be cut completely so you end up with a flat piece of copper mesh.
- Always apply embellishments in odd numbers. Today, I used 5 pearls!
Wrap-up & Chat
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