Thursday, February 18, 2021

Guest Designing for TTTC100

 Hello!  This is my second post of the day, and I am excited to share that I am guesting over on the Tic Tac Toe Challenge blog this week for their fun 101 challenge board.

What a fun board! I was instantly drawn to the top left diagonal row down: cute critter, dots, hugs/miss you.

Hug Me card

I die cut, stenciled and ink blended 
a lot on this card today.
To create the ink-blended blue brick wall, 
I blended my Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow ink over heavy white cardstock. Once it had a good coat of the ink, I blended my blue over the top of the white.  After I achieved my desired shade, I heat dried the panel.  It is silky smooth to the touch and the blue is so beautiful.

I have blended the blue, that I used on this card, on a piece of cardstock below to share the difference.  On the left I blended just the blue ink and on the right, the cardstock had a layer of fresh snow and then the blue over the top. (I heat set it for a minute, but you could always leave it while you work other parts of your card)

(click picture to see it larger) 

I cut and blended my heart using the same technique and Distressed Ink Picked Rasberry.  I die cut my bear, masked off his top half so I could ink blend some pants on him.  I used a dot stencil to create his scarf.

I stamped the beautiful The Greetery flower and die cut it using the coordinating dies. I can't get enough of this set, there are so many uses for those "Lovely Blossoms".

I then adhered the top of my bear with some mounting circles and the bottom directly to the brick panel, so it feels like the bear is coming away from the card to hug someone. 

This was sure a fun challenge and I look forward to seeing what others create for the challenge and how the board inspires them.

Thank you for stopping by today!  


  1. Congrats on being the GD! Your card is so cute & thanks for the tip about using white under the blue!

  2. Oh my stars, Danni, your card is just too, too cute! The bear with his open arms just invites a hug, for sure. Great ink blending hack, I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for being a wonderful Guest Designer for the tttc this week!

  3. WOW, Danni! Glad you are guest designer, you rocked this challenge! I love the vibrant colors and textures you achieved with your ink blending. Your card is adorable!


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