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.