PPC357 Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Welcome to this week’s challenge with the Paper Craft Crew! This week you’ll have to put on your thinking cap, for our PCC357 Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  All the pieces are there; you just have to choose them, and pull them together. First, let’s look at the board.


PCC357 Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Just choose any 3 items in a row – whether horizontal, diagonal or vertical. Include all 3 items in your row in your project, however you like. The items are perfect for fall or winter cards! I’m looking forward to seeing  what you create.


I’ve had this stamp from Penny Black called Snow Trails for over a year – and it’s starting to show how much I love it! I just love Penny Black scenic stamps (which you can probably tell, if you’ve been following my posts for any length of time).

PPC357 Tic Tac Toe Challenge

You can probably tell that I chose the top left diagonal line – Found in the Forest, Rustic and Sponging.


This image stamp is a large one piece stamp, so it’s best to use it in a stamp platform. Set up the stamp and cardstock, and ink up the image in a dark brown ink. I chose my Stampin’ Up! Soft Suede ink, because I like to soft warmth of this brown. Next, add Gina K. Fresh Asparagus green to the trees in the distance, and at the front of the fence line.  Now, here’s the trick to keep your colours from messing up when you add your blended background. Clean the ink from your stamp, and the cover it with Versamark ink. Stamp over your image. Now, cover it with clear embossing powder, and heat set. Doing this ‘seals’ in your coloured inks, which means they won’t get smudged or muddied when you add your background inks.

To add the shading to the snow along the fence and tree line, smudge some Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink onto your craft mat, or other slick surface. Mix in some clear water to lighten the colour. Next, pick up the ink with a fine paint brush, and apply it to the panel.  For the glow of the sunrise, apply Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide just above the tree line. Use one of the small detail Life Changing Blender Brushes for this, to avoid putting down too much ink.

Create the sky with Broken China and a bit of Faded Jeans Distress Oxide blended at the very top of the panel. Lightly add some Broken China at the bottom. Finally, stamp the sentiment from the Concord & 9th Mistletoe Messages stamp set in Nocturne ink at the bottom of the panel.

PPC357 Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Finish the card by layering a strip of light blue cardstock to the left side of a dark blue card base. Attach your image panel using foam tape, for dimension. By adding the shaded areas, plus the blended colours, you can give this image a lot of dimension, without any more layers. I did tell you how much I love Penny Black scenic stamps, right?!


I’m looking forward to seeing what you create! For more inspiration, head over to our Paper Craft Crew challenge blog, and see what the rest of the Design Team have created. That’s also where you’ll find the link, to add your card.

If you’re looking to order some supplies, I’ve included links below, for your convenience. Have fun creating!

PPC357 Tic Tac Toe Challenge

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to stamp and create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a 3D item, or a card, or scrapbook page - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you stamp and create with me! :)

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