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#JOSTTT015 Design Team Inspirations - March 2020

By Angie McKenzie for JOSTTT015 Design Team Inspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set from Sale-A-Bration and Magnolia Blooms from the 2019 Beginner Stampers Brochure; #cardchallenges #handmadecards #josdesignteaminspiration #josttt015 #marchcardchallenge #magnolias #birthdaycake #birthdaycard #happybirthdaytoyoustampset #magnoliabloomsstampset #naturesthoughtsdies #braidedborderpunch #stampinup #saleabration2020 #coordinationproductrelease #beginnersbrochure #cardtechniques #fussycutting #craftwithpurpose

It's time for the March 2020 Challenge over at The Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge!  For this month's challenge designed by Laura Awsom Geffert, you can select any three of the design elements in a row on the board going in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal direction.  I have chosen the vertical row of Birthday | Punch | Food.
By Angie McKenzie for JOSTTT015 Design Team Inspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set from Sale-A-Bration and Magnolia Blooms from the 2019 Beginner Stampers Brochure; #cardchallenges #handmadecards #josdesignteaminspiration #josttt015 #marchcardchallenge #magnolias #birthdaycake #birthdaycard #happybirthdaytoyoustampset #magnoliabloomsstampset #naturesthoughtsdies #braidedborderpunch #stampinup #saleabration2020 #coordinationproductrelease #beginnersbrochure #cardtechniques #fussycutting #craftwithpurpose

My mom's birthday was this past week so this card was designed especially for her!  The color scheme is one of her favorites.  Being a Southern Belle like me, this stamp set was a must because of the floral blooms atop the tiered cake!  The glass cake stand just shines thanks to the Shimmery Crystal Effects.  Shimmery White cardstock was a must as it was the closest choice to the natural blooms of the Gardenia along with Southern Magnolia so prevalent in my native Georgia.  The leaves were artistically colored with a fine tip Aqua Painter and Old Olive ink (actually close in color to the Evergreen Magnolia Hybrid leaves).  The Pretty Peacock wash was added after the cake plate was completely dry.  In the meantime, the blooms and leaves were stamped a second time and fussy cut.  The stamen (or carpel for magnolias) was dabbed with a gold calligraphy marker from my hand lettering pen stash.  The edging around the larger Shimmery White layer was created with the Braided Border Punch by cutting the strip straight down the middle.  The watercolored background was edged with a die from the Nature's Thoughts Dies (extended a bit to fit the stamped area).  The fussy cut blooms were fluffed up around the edges before being adhered directly over the initial blooms with Dimensionals.  The sentiment was stamped in Gray Granite, fussy cut and adhered with liquid glue.


For the inside, the Magnolia Bloom was off stamped in Gray Granite and the splatters likewise in Pretty Peacock.  The sentiment was stamped in Gray Granite.  And, yes, the envelope was also stamped for the celebration!

I hope that today's project has inspired you to participate in The Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge, #JOSTTT015.  Please be sure to pop over to receive more inspiration from the other design team members and I look forward to seeing your entry (entries) on the blog!


Have a blessed day!


By Angie McKenzie for JOSTTT015 Design Team Inspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set from Sale-A-Bration and Magnolia Blooms from the 2019 Beginner Stampers Brochure; #cardchallenges #handmadecards #josdesignteaminspiration #josttt015 #marchcardchallenge #magnolias #birthdaycake #birthdaycard #happybirthdaytoyoustampset #magnoliabloomsstampset #naturesthoughtsdies #braidedborderpunch #stampinup #saleabration2020 #coordinationproductrelease #beginnersbrochure #cardtechniques #fussycutting #craftwithpurpose

YOU CAN MAKE THIS PROJECT, TOO!
Card Recipe:
STAMPS:  Happy Birthday to You (2020 SAB), Magnolia Blooms (Beginners Brochure)
INKS:  Gray Granite, Pretty Peacock, Old Olive
PAPERS:  Shimmery White, Pretty Peacock cardstocks; Whisper White Medium Envelopes
OTHER:  Shimmery Crystal Effects, Aqua Painter, Nature's Thoughts Dies (Coordination Product Release), Braided Border Punch (Jan-Jun 2020 Mini Catalog), Paper Snips, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals; Metallic Gold Calligraphy Marker (American Crafts)
#cardchallenges #handmadecards #josdesignteaminspiration #josttt015 #marchcardchallenge #magnolias #birthdaycake #birthdaycard #happybirthdaytoyoustampset #magnoliabloomsstampset #naturesthoughtsdies #braidedborderpunch #stampinup #saleabration2020 #coordinationproductrelease #beginnersbrochure #cardtechniques #fussycutting #craftwithpurpose  

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