Friday, September 13, 2013

September Diva Dare ~ Day 6

Tic-Tac-Toe, September Diva Dare

Morning Verve fans! Andrea coming to you here on this Friday the 13th with this month's Diva Dare entitled "Tic-Tac-Toe".

So 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.   
  
Here is my card using this month's dare:



I wanted to incorporate the 'X's and 'O's without making them blatantly obvious. My first trip was to Pinterest...typing in 'tic tac toe' as my search parameter. I'm scrolling along when I spot a picture with a cross stitch design. Eureka! That's the subtlety I was looking for! So what I did was to hand-stitch a cross pattern around the outside perimeter of the card. I then filled in the middle with some Verve goodies...namely two wonderfully vintage stamps from Verve's Wings of Love set. I kept the theme neutral...adding gingham ribbon, distressed/shabbed up papers and some coarse crystal glitter. And some Zva bling to finish it off.


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.


Winners will be announced on September 26, 2013.

- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! - 


28 comments:

  1. I love your cross stitch card! What a great idea for the tic tac toe challenge. Quintessentially Andrea.... gorgeous!!

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  2. Gorgeous! Love the cross stitching and all the fabulous bling!

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  3. So pretty! I love the cross stitching and that gorgeous sparkly heart!

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  4. Your card is amazing! I love how you did the hand stitching. I wish I could do that. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Very pretty, love the cross stitch border and the bg paper with the circles. Love the glittered heart with wings too!

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  6. Gorgeous!!! Your stitching is perfect! (Did you freehand or use a template? No wait don't tell . . .) Such a great idea for this tic tac toe challenge and it reminds me of the "x"s stamp in Verve's "Borderlin" set which I just got. Thanks for the inspiration, now my brain is whirling.

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  7. Gorgeous card. Love the neutral tones and how you incorporated the x's and o's with the stitching and embellies.

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  8. Gorgeous card! I really like the neutral color tone and that ribbon!

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  9. Beautiful! Love the soft neutral colors and the cross stitching is lovely! Pretty sparkly heart! TFS

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  10. Very nice monochromatic look and the sparkle on the heart.

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  11. I LOVE those cross-stiched x's! Great way to incorporate the theme. And this card is just Beautiful!!

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  12. What a gorgeous card! Love the colors and all the detail.

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  13. What a fabulous card! I love how you added the glitter to the heart and wings. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  14. Love the soft look of this card! The distressing and cross=stitching are wonderful.

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  15. Absolutely monochrome magnificence! I love that hand stitching.

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  16. Your card is GORGEOUS. I really need to try stitching on my cards sometime. TFS.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  17. Gorgeous!! I love the cross stitch idea!!

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  18. Stunning card! Cross-stitch...swoon!!!
    c

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  19. Wow, beautiful soft vintage card. Love the stitches and all the bling and sparkle.

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  20. Mmmmm, beautiful work with the x's!!

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  21. Wow!! This is stunning and so beautiful!!

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  22. Beautiful stitching and distressing.

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  23. Gorgeous card! Love the stitching...can't believe you hand stitched this to perfection. Beautiful glittery heart and wing too.

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  24. Beautiful card love the soft browns!

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  25. What a great idea to use a cross stitch as your "x's"! Beautiful card!

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  26. WOW...the colors and the cross stitch are amazing!!!

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