Thursday, September 19, 2013

September Diva Dare ~ Day 10

Hi, Janelle here, with Day 10 of the Diva Dare Challenge "Tic, Tac, Toe". 

We are challenging you to create a card or project using inspiration from a tic-tac-toe board. For example: x’s and o’s, hugs and kisses, squares, circles, grids, you get the idea. 

The gallery samples have been so awesome that I was wondering how I could bring a fresh take on this challenge. Back on Day 1, Diva Marisa mentioned that her family uses the saying "smakies and squashes" for hugs and kisses, so that gave me the idea to search on variations to tic-tac-toe.

I found the UK naming, "Nought and Crosses", and that was enough to get a fresh take on the dare.

My "nought" is nothing extravagant (or CAS) and my "crosses" is the dainty and wonderful little cross to pair with a sentiment, both from the Peace on Earth set. I used one of the banner dies from the Banner Bundle Die Set for the sentiment layer.

The banner is longer than the die and here's a little trick I use to do that. When cutting the die, I leave the top plate away from the top flat edge of the die so it doesn't cut it. I finish cutting it down to the right length with a paper trimmer.
For even more cross images from Verve take a look here.

Here's some info on how you can play along:

Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, September 25th.  Entries must be new (posted 9/6 or later), include at least one Verve product, include inspiration from a tic-tac-toe board, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 9/25/13.

During this month's Diva Dare, there are 2 prizes up for grabs!

Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Tic-Tac-Toe" Dare and link up your card (created September 6th or later) to the linky widget below to be eligible to win.  One participant will be randomly selected to win the gift voucher.  You can enter as many times as you like, but each card needs to be in a separate post.

Win a set of your choice! For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's "Tic-Tac-Toe" Diva Dare posts!  One lucky commenter will win a Verve stamp set of his or her choice, so be sure to tune in each day!  Comment deadline to be entered in our prize drawing is September 25, 2013.

You can link up your take on the dare here.

Winners will be announced on September 26, 2013.