Friday, May 4, 2018

AAA Cards CAS Game #114 - Tic Tac Toe

Today I have a card for AAA Cards CAS Game #114 - Tic Tac Toe.  I chose the left vertical row, gold, water colors and flowers from the board of design choices to make a spotlight coloring friendship card.

I used Versmark and Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, on Canson Cold Press watercolor paper, to heat emboss both the flower and the sentiment.  It's a soft gold that I think is really pretty.

The flower is from the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Peony set. A MFT heart shaped die and pencil were used to lightly trace the heart on the heat embossed flower.  Just two Zig markers, a pink and a yellow, and lots of water were used to water color the heart.  The pencil marks were easily erased after the paper was completely dry.  The sentiment stamp is from the Essentials by Ellen Fancy Thanks set.

The finished panel was mounted on a Lux White fold over note card from Paper Source.  It matches the water color paper perfectly in texture and color.  A strip of washi tape finished the card.

The Instagram Crafty Crew easy challenge for May is spotlight coloring, so I made this card for both.  I didn't find the spotlight coloring difficult, but I had a hard time coming up with a card using that method that I liked.  I finally decided to move away from a circle spotlight and came up with this, my fourth attempt to create a card I liked!

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look at my card.


Paper:     Canson Cold Press, 140 lb water color paper
Ink:         Versamark and Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder
Stamps:   Essentials By Ellen Mondo Peony and Fancy Thanks
Die:         MFT Stitched Hearts STAX (for tracing)
Zigs:        Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers 025 Pink and 050 Yellow
Other:      Paper Source fold over note card and envelope, washi tape from my stash


  1. Oh, what a pretty card. The heart shaped spotlight is a lovely idea. Hugz

    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Gail. I appreciate it!

  2. Lovely card, Nancy. Beautifully designed and sweetly CAS. Such a pretty watercolored hearty flower. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards for our Tic Tac Toe Challenge with your unique and beautiful spotlight technique card.

    1. Thanks so much Melissa. The Tic Tac Toe board offered lots of fun design options!

  3. Oh I love that heart shaped partial colour, so stylish. Thanks for joining in with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge at AAA Cards.

  4. Thank you Jane. After a few attempts, I was happy with the results. The Mondo Peony is one of my favorite floral stamps.

  5. Oooh wow.. So classy.. love it! I can't take my eyes off it!!

  6. Love your spotlight water coloring! Such soft colors with the gold embossing. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards challenges.