I'm so excited about this week's challenge! Why? Because I really enjoy Tic-Tac-Toe Challenges. They allow so much freedom of choice but there are still guidelines.
For me, the hardest part of doing the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge is making the choice. Just like in the game, one has to choose three across OR three vertically OR three diagonally. After a lot of deciding and changing my mind, I finally cried "halt!" and stopped the madness. My final choice was the first diagonal row or, in other words, Flower, Watercolor, and Fun Fold. It was easy after that. Can you tell I'm lousy at decision-making?
For my fun fold I decided to use a design which I had found back in 2012, made by Vrena Heukske.
I discovered today, however, that the page for the card doesn't work any longer. But I kept the measurements and template which I had adapted to fold into a 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" square card. (The original was a much larger European card.
What I love about this fold is that it has a pleat on each end, one in the outside frame and one in the inside frame. The result is that the card stands up beautifully. For writing, there is the whole of the centre back which is enough for a good length of note if that's what you want.
This is the closed card.
This is the watercoloured panel inside.
And this is the open, standing card.
I've used Soft Suede as my base cardstock and then added a frame of the Botanical Gardens Designer Series paper. My main colours are Soft Suede, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Watermelon Wonder and Hello Honey. The centre panel is watercoloured using my Aquapainter on Whisper White cardstock.
I've used several stamp sets for this card: Beautiful Ride, Pedal Pusher, In the \Meadow and Botanical Blooms.
I hope you'll check out the cards created by the other Watercooler Artists at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Better still, find the direction you want to go in the Tic-Tac-Toe choices and link up your own card.