Friday, September 13, 2013

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.


Thanks for visiting today!


Stamps: Wings of Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Attic Treasures (Melissa Frances), White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Versafine Onyx black
Accessories: button, ribbon, coarse glitter, modge podge, paper distresser, dauber, dimensionals, doily, needle and thread, CR-03CA-111 (Clear Crystal Flourish) Zva Creative, Platinum Stickles
Size: 5 1/2" X 4 1/4"
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8 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous. Love the neutral tones and how you incorporated the x's and o's. Great job.

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  2. Love the stitched X's!! Brilliant take on the challenge and a beautiful card as always :) Have a great w/e ((hugs))

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  3. Andrea,
    what a gorgeous card! and I love the idea of the 'hidden' X's and O's. Very clever and super creative!

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  4. it's beautiful! so calm - just great.

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  5. Andrea, that's beautiful. Love the neutral colors. How in the world do you get your holes placed so evenly for the cross-stitch?

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  6. Andrea what another Beautiful card. Love all work!
    Love the inspiration and the stitch x around the border.
    Hugs...Patti

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  7. Gorgeous Andrea!! Love all the "x" stitching, warm soft colors, bling, and that heart!! One of my FAV Verve sets!!

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  8. Such a pretty glittered, winged heart, Andrea. :)

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