9 squares

I’m back with a card for another challenge at PTI 9th Anniversary.


Create a new card that features nine 1-1/2″ squares, each altered in a different way. Mount them all onto a 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ square card base.

This one certainly was a challenge because I’m away from home with limited supplies. I won’t bore you with the more obvious details, but have included descriptions of the basic techniques that I used. Please see below.

My card:


I’d like to play this at SSS Monday Challenge Blog’s Spritz & Spray at The Card Concept’s #48 Sweethearts as a Mixed Media Card and at Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #219 : Anything Goes.


#1 Painted on ❤ stamp w/ Windsor & Newton Rose Madder watercolor paint & stamped. Painted around ❤ w/ more of the same, added splatters.

#2 Stamped off Quinacridone Magenta acrylic (from #6), painted around ❤ w/ more of the same.

#3 Stamped w/ SU Real Red, water-colored w/ more of the same.


#4 Resist Technique – Dotted on Tombow Mono Liquid Glue, allowed to dry, painted stamp with Zig marker, stamped, added Zig paint splatters

#5 Traced around stamp with Zig marker & water-colored with paint brush


#5 after tracing w/ Zig, but before adding water

#6 Wax seal technique?IMG_4488edited_edited-1IMG_4549edited

I have not seen this done anywhere before. I added a blob of Quinacridone Magenta acrylic to the square of wc paper and squashed the stamp into it.


#7 Smooshed background with Real Red, stamped with Titanium White Acrylic

#8 Painted ❤ stamp with Quinacridone Magenta, added splatters of the same

#9 Sponged on Real Red ink, stamped ❤ with water to remove some ink



Laura chose my card as a winner for the Card Concept’s Sweet Hearts Challenge! Thanks so much, Laura and The Card Concept! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!
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Water color paper
White cs
Black cs
Foam Tape
Hero Arts Black Ink Pad
Tombow Mono Adhesive
PTI XOXO Stamps – Heart
PTI Fresh Flower Wrap ups – sentiment
Windsor & Newton – Rose Madder watercolor paint
Golden Heavy Body Acrylic- Quinacridone Magenta
Zig marker
SU Real Red Ink Pad
Ranger round mini ink blending tool
Tombow Liquid Glue
Golden Heavy Body Acrylic – Titanium White Acrylic
White Gel Pen
Red/Pink Gel Pen
Black Journaling Pen
Black Ball Point Pen

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