August 16, 2016


After my monthly Stamp-In Workshop yesterday, I was left with two extra kits that were not used. So, I sat down today to use up some of these already prepared supplies.

When this happens, I rarely come back and do identical cards. I usually switch something around to make it unique.

One of the workshop cards featured the wonderful two-step starfish stamp that comes in the Picture Perfect set on page 140 of the big catalog. 

After seeing the criteria for the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge 16, I decided to change up the card so it would qualify for the Challenge. 

I chose the diagonal choices on the chart that included Banners, Misting and Patterned Paper. My original card used a label for the sentiment, and the background layer was embossed Tempting Turquoise cardstock. 

So, I kept the sea-like backdrop for the starfish because it was MISTED. Yes. 

I replaced the solid cardstock with a wavy Designer Series Paper. Because the colors in this DSP were different than my original card though, this new model needed to be a bit more subtle in its color choices. So, Tempting Turquoise was OUT!

Finally, I switched the sentiment from being on a label for a different one living on a banner.

And this is what I came up with:

I think you can see in the following photo that, even though the DSP had a design of its own, I decided to further the wavy feel of it by also embossing the paper in the Seaside Embossing Folder. I like how the embossing emphasizes the feel of moving water.

This is the challenge upon which my card is based. Thanks so much for letting me play along!

Watch for an upcoming post on Paper Seedlings where I will give you a step-by-step tutorial on how to create the original workshop card.



  1. That patterned paper was the perfect choice for this card. All of the elements came together beautifully! Thanks for playing along with the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!

  2. I love how beachy it all feels! So pretty! Pinned.

  3. This is lovely! Very beach! #FridayFrivolity

  4. Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party-and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

  5. This lovely card reminds me of great times at the beach. Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

  6. how adorable! you cards are just amazing!

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  7. I love how the starfish jumps out at you and looks real!! reminds me of my hometown in California!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Pinned!!

  8. Another wonderful card! Gorgeous!

  9. I love this card. It's so pretty!! Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight

  10. What a beautiful card!!

  11. Oh wow!! This is beautiful!! I LOVE the background and the way you mounted the sentiment over the jute!! Thanks for playing with Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!!!

    Nora Noll