Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cup Runneth Over

Welcome friends - thanks for joining me today as we launch the newest Tic Tac Toe Challenge and I'm thrilled to be the featured designer! Seriously, this week's challenge "blends" some of my favorite things -- coffee (natch!) & autumn. The inspiration board is filled with elements that make you go hmmmmm...


There were so many possibilities that I was all over the place this week, yet managed to land squarely on two lines. However, I'm going to claim the far right: autumn colors (persimmon), dimension, and rounded corners. I think I can also say I hit the right-to-left diagonal: autumn colors, paper piece, and Free (interactive card). OK, here it is...


The photo above shows the interactive tag pulled up using the heart-shaped splash stick. Below shows the tag hidden under the lid.


Here's how I made that little pull tab:


This is the back side of the paper pieced coffee cup. I made "bumpers" with thin strips of foam tape - the bottom piece keeps the tag from falling too far down, and the two side strips keep the tag in place. The foam tape also gives the cup dimension on the already popped watercolor "notebook page" that's color washed with Stampin' Up! ink in Tangerine Tango and Cajun Craze -- blended to create a persimmon colored glaze.


This card will also be entered into the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop over on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog. I hope everyone will go check out the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and see if you can create a card using some of these challenging elements -- can't wait to see what you make!!


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17 comments:

  1. Absolutely wonderful! Especially love the cute heart shaped splash stick and love the coffee cup with perfect match of coffee sleeve!

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  2. I love the fabulous background, Shannon. Everything came together so beautifully. Thanks for sharing. If you're interested, we have a FUN challenge at Word Art Wednesday...always Anything Goes, and our sponsor right now is ($25) Simon Says Stamp. I'd love to have you come join the fun.
    Blessings,
    Karen L
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Karen -- perhaps I'll see you on the Word Art Wednesday challenge sometime soon!

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  3. What a fun card! And pretty as well as creative. I love a tic tac toe challenge; they're always alot of fun.

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! The Tic Tac Toe Challenge is loads of fun and the weekly inspiration boards always take you "out of your box". Hope to see you there!

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  4. This is absolutely GORGEOUS Shannon! Love the red splash stick lol

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    1. Much appreciated, Lori! I had fun with this stamp and die set, for sure!

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  5. LOVE this Shannon. Such a fun design! Thanks for sharing the photo...I'm such a visual person.

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    1. Thank you, Amy! I just thought that little splash stick begged to be a pull tab :-)

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  7. OMG totally awesome card and great gift idea too.

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  8. Awesome! So pretty and great design too!

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  9. Fabulous layers and dimension!! Great design :)

    Thanks for sharing!!
    ~Shanna
    www.caffeinatedcraftines.wordpress.com

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