Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tic-Tac-Toe x2

Hi there! I'm working on a few challenges this weekend, and the current Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe challenge jumped to the top of the pile:

Here's my card, then I'll explain:

I have The Heaplet to thank for this one.You see, as I was putting away things from my last card, I walked past The Heaplet (well, one of them, this one is next to the paper cutter) and I spied this piece of pretty textured purple card stock. When I looked at the challenge grid, I saw the diagonal of Purple-Embossing-Birthday, but I also looked at the bottom row of Patterned Paper-Ribbon-Purple. What you see here is Purple Patterned Paper with an Embossed Birthday sentiment, held to the card with Ribbon. Two, two, two rows in one card! Whoot! *ahem*

I pulled a piece of black patterned paper from the same Heaplet and put it under the purple layer for some contrast before I stuck it to the white card base.

That ribbon is some of the oldest ribbon in my collection, and yes, I'm quite proud I used a bit of it.

Once I got the idea in my head, this took about 15 minutes to execute. I think the most time I spent on any one part was warming up the heat tool for the embossing. Seriously.

Okay, I'm going back in for more. Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: vat/pint of clear embossing powder purchased many, many years ago from Viva Las Vegas Stamps, misc ribbon, misc purple card stock, mist black patterned paper, hole punch, and the following:


  1. Gorgeous card! That patterned paper is perfect. Great use of the Tic Tac Toe elements (two rows!). Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

  2. You double rocked that challenge !

  3. YOWZA! so beautiful and so dramatic!!!

  4. Wow, this is beautiful! I love the font on that sentiment...just gorgeous! Thanks for playing Tic-Tac-Toe with the Players this week!

  5. I love the textured cardstock you've used on your card - it makes your card look really luxurious! Congratulations on getting 2 for 2 - thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  6. Love the rich, textured background - it has a very regal feel. I also love the sentiment surrounded by all that white - it really let's it sing. Love that you were able to use something from your "heaplet"
    so glad you joined the Paper Players this week


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