For my Tic-Tac-Toe Card, I picked Birthday, Punch or Die Cut, and Ribbon or Twine to make a fun birthday card for a my son. I tend to use a lot of black, white, and gray when making masculine cards but I thought it would be nice to throw a little color into this one.
I started with a 11" x 4 1/4" piece of Basic Black cardstock that was scored at 5 1/2". On a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Soft Sky cardstock, I sponged with Island Indigo Ink on the edges and a bit more into the upper part of the sky for some dimension and then adhered it over the Basic Black card base. I punched out two clouds from my Tree Builder Punch and smonged them with just a little of the Island Indigo ink on the edges. The bottom cloud I glued down and the upper cloud was attached with Stampin' Dimensionals. For one of the die cut balloons I adhered some washi tape to white cardstock and cut it out with the balloon die. For the second balloon I stamped it in Island Indigo Ink onto White cardstock. I stamped "birthday" with versamark onto Smoky Slate Cardstock and embossed with White embossing powder. I cut banner ends and then used my score blade on my Stampin' Trimmer to score it twice so the sentiment part of the banner stood up. The balloons were attached with Stampin' Dimensionals after Smoky Slate thick baker's twine was tied to the bottom of the balloon and knotted in the back. the ends of the ballons were joined and knotted at the bottom of the card and a glue dot was placed under the knot. That was it! A really simple card but I think it turned out really cute!
For the inside, I used a layer of Smoky Slate cut 4" x 5 1/4" and adhered a piece of Washi Tape on the bottom. I stamped a banner from the Celebrate today set in Island Indigo in the upper left corner.
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