Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September Diva Dare-Day 4


Good morning!!  It's Charmaine and it's my turn to share my take on this month's Diva Dare entitled "Tic-Tac-Toe". What we're daring you to create this month is a card or project using inspiration from a tic-tac-toe board.  For example:  x’s and o’s, hugs & kisses, squares, circles, grids, you get the idea.

When I started thinking about my card, I looked through some of my Verve stamps trying to decide which set to use.  I came across an old one that I can't even remember the last time I used. . .Artful Elegance.   I thought the background stamp from the set would make a neat "grid" and that circle/medallion stamp would work well for some "Os".

So, I started by stamping and embossing the background image three times on red cardstock to give me my "grid" base.  Next I stamped and embossed the circle image three times and punched them out using a circle punch.  After aligning the circles in different formations on the card, I decided on the simple, straight across placement and then used the sentiment to "cross" my consecutive Os!  LOL  I laugh because when my kids play TicTacToe, they take such joy in crossing their consecutive Xs or Os.  You would think the race of the game was to cross the consecutive Xs or Os regardless of which are yours!  :)

I used a white gel pen to add some interest to the sentiment panel and then finished the card with some ribbon from the Black Beauty Collection.  Now it's your turn!!

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.

31 comments:

  1. What a great design. I love this colour combination

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  2. I love the Artful Elegance set. That makes a beautiful background. Love how you used it on your card for this challenge. Very pretty!

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  3. What a great take on the challenge! A row of three with the line through it! Wonderful! Your colors and design are striking!

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  4. Beautiful! Love the rich color combo and elegant design!

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  5. Great take on the challenge with a card that is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous!!
    c

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  6. A beautiful card Charmaine! It has a bit of an Asian feel to it!

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  7. What an elegant card! I love the pattern in the background and all the black!

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  8. Wow this is so elegant. Beautiful rich combo.Love the seam binding bow. What a wonderful way to tackle this challenge using Artful Elegance.

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  9. love the red and black combo and the trio of circles.

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  10. Clever design. I like how you did the background and the O's. The red and black is a great color combo also.

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  11. Clever design. I like how you did the background and the O's. The red and black is a great color combo also.

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  12. Clever design. I like how you did the background and the O's. The red and black is a great color combo also.

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  13. So pretty!! Red and black is so elegant and so are the stamps in this set! Though, I have to say that the first thing I thought of when I saw those circles was "oreos!"

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  14. Clever take on the challenge! Lovely card, very elegant! I do have to agree with Heather, at first glance, I too thought about Oreos! My mind is always on food!! TFS

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  15. Such an elegant design! Love the colors.

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  16. This is a clever and beautiful card! Love it.

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  17. Very creative on using the set for the grid and than the 3 circles up front and sentiment across!! Love the elegance of the embossing and contrast of color.

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  18. Beautiful interpretation of tic, tac, toe.

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  19. Wow! What an elegant look! Love the black and red and appreciate the introduction to this set.

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  20. What a beautiful card! I love the black and red color scheme. It is so elegant. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  21. Beautiful card! That's a great take on the challenge, a row of circles. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  22. I love your card. What a great idea for this challenge. TFS.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  23. very elegant card, love the black and red.

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  24. Very elegant take on the tic tac toe theme.

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  25. Ohhhh this is so elegant!! Love the sharp color combo!!

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  26. Gorgeous card! Love the red and black!

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  27. Love your inerpretation of the challenge...great background and so elegant!

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