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:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

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

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

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

Miriam Prantner said...

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

Beverly Perdue said...

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

Lynn Noe said...

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

Heather said...

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.

JoAnn said...

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

Julie S. said...

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

Kris B said...

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

Mary-Anne V said...

Very nice monochromatic look and the sparkle on the heart.

Sue D said...

Lovely idea!

Kari V. said...

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

Sharon said...

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

CathyL said...

Beautiful stitching and bling!

Moosisk said...

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

Christine said...

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

loulou said...

Absolutely monochrome magnificence! I love that hand stitching.

D- said...

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

dj said...

Gorgeous!! I love the cross stitch idea!!

cm said...

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

Darlene Gabriel said...

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

Ravengirl said...

Mmmmm, beautiful work with the x's!!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Wow!! This is stunning and so beautiful!!

Marsha said...

Beautiful stitching and distressing.

Janet G said...

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

Sabrina said...

Beautiful card love the soft browns!

RachelV said...

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

Nancy said...

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