Friday, June 10, 2022

Rollback Card / Color Dare #500 Tic Tac Toe

It's our ever popular Tic Tac Toe Challenge! The way it works is that you choose a row, column or diagonal of colors from our grid below. After that you can use any of the other colors in the grid. Black White and Gold are free. DO NOT add any additional colors to your project. 

We reference Close To My Heart colors but you can use any brand you have as long as you can make a very close match. Kind of close doesn't count. Make any paper craft you like. When you're ready to join the challenge use the link in the post on our home page

I've been seeing this Rollback technique lately and just had to give it a try! Now I adapted it to my way of card making rather than what the original method was. In the original way you use a photo for the background and print out the top layer with the rolled back paper. The top layer is flat and there is an acetate layer over the photo part. 

For MY method and way of card making I went a different route. I stamped my images and colored them on one layer. Then on a layer of the same size I tore back the paper myself, putting some glue at the end with the roll to hold it in place. That's basically how I adapted this technique to my way of being a stamper. I did press down on the roll a bit to flatten it for mailing. It's still an obvious roll and doesn't spoil the effect. If you don't want to press it down you could insert some pieces of cotton balls to support the roll.

For coloring the images I used a water brush and ink from the lid of the stamp pad. My colors are from the right column: Evergreen, Sundance, Mocha + Glacier and Lagoon. The images were stamped in Intense Black Exclusive Ink because I knew I'd be doing a "wet" form of coloring and didn't want the ink to bleed. The other ink colors I used are Evergreen, Lagoon. Glacier, Sundance, Mocha.

Once I was finished with the above steps and had the layers all on the card front.... by the way.... you NEED our White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack! You get 50 cards and envelopes so you always have those items on hand! 

Ok.... once it was all put together I thought the torn edges didn't stand out very much between the white layers. I got my Clear Shimmer Brush and painted the edges and it really made a big difference! Adding some Sparkles (Clear, Bitty) finished the look.

The cardstock I used is White Daisy and Glacier. 

Inside of card

D2077 Succa For You

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Now it's your turn to pick your colors and create something to share. We can't wait to see what you make!


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  1. Wow, I really love your technique for the torn rolling of paper to show off your pretty cacti garden... love it.

  2. The succulents are adorable for this technique. Cute card-

  3. I’ve been seeing this technique a lot too. Your card looks great and I really like the stamping rather than a photo peeping from behind the rollback. X

  4. Such a beautiful card. The water-colour look painting of the succulents is beautiful and I really love the ripped peek-a-boo look.


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