Shabby Chic Tic-Tac-Toe challenge


I’ve always loved a good game of Tic-Tac-Toe, and today’s challenge with the Paper Craft Crew is no different!  To take part, all you have to do is choose one row; horizontal, vertical or diagonal, and include those items in your project.

Here is the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge board:


Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge for Paper Craft Crew

My Tic-Tac-Toe Choice:

I chose the diagonal line, from top left to bottom right – Lace, Shabby Chic and Insect.  Now, I’m the first to admit that Shabby Chic is NOT in my repertoire of go-to styles!  This was indeed a challenge for me!  Let’s see what you think of my card:

Shabby Chic Tic-Tac-Toe challenge


I was going to use the beautiful Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim on my card, but instead I chose to use the Delicate Details stamp set, which I got for FREE from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  I lined up 2 of the lace images on my large block, and stamped in Versamark ink.  Immediately I covered the Versamark images in Whisper White Embossing Powder, and heat set it with my Heat Tool.

Tic Tac Toe challenge


My card base is Sahara Sand cardstock, which I  thought suited the colour theme for ‘shabby chic’.  I randomly stamped the fleur-de-lis image from the Timeless Textures stamp set over the card base in Sahara Sand ink.  Rather than add more brown tones, I decided to use Elegant Eggplant.  Still a darker colour for shading, but a bit richer than brown, or Early Espresso.

I cut 2 panels of the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack, choosing 2 different patterns.  Each of those were sponged with Elegant Eggplant ink, using a Sponge Dauber.  I also added Elegant Eggplant to the card base, heavily concentrated around the edges, and rubbing across the lace image and the panels of designer paper.

The sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  It was inked first in Versamark ink, then in Elegant Eggplant ink.  After stamping, I covered it with Clear Embossing Powder, then used the Heat Tool to set it.

Paper Craft Crew Tic Tac Toe challenge


Is a butterfly an insect?  I think it is; okay – according to the online Encyclopedia Britannica, it is!  They’re so pretty, I don’t think of them as insects – which I call bugs! Anyway – my beautiful butterfly is created by using the Butterflies Thinlits.  I used the medium sized thinlit and die cut the butterfly twice; once from Elegant Eggplant cardstock, and a second time from Vellum cardstock.  Demonstrator Tip – you’ll thank yourself if you use the Precision Plate with your Big Shot when die cutting these; the little intricate pieces practically fall out on their own!

The Elegant Eggplant butterfly is attached to the card with Mini Glue Dots, then the Vellum butterfly is attached on top of it.  I only placed the Mini Glue Dots along the body, or thorax, of the Vellum butterfly.  The glue dots were then covered up, and the butterfly decorated, by adding some small Pearl Embellishments, with 1 medium pearl for the head.

Butterflies Thinlits on Tic Tac Toe challenge


Well -you tell me!  Was I successful with my ‘shabby chic’ interpretation?  Leave me a comment, and let me know! 🙂

Next, I want to see YOUR success – go to the Paper Craft Crew Challenge blog page, and see what the rest of the Design Team have created.  Then link up your own card for the challenge – you just may be our next Top Pick!

Best of luck with this Tic-Tac-Toe challenge, PCC233.  I’ll be watching for your card!


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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 create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - 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 create with me! :)

6 thoughts on “Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge – Which Row Will You Choose?

  1. This is a beautiful card! I love the layout and colors you used. i am casing this card and appreciate you sharing.
    Have a great day!

    1. I’m so thrilled to read that you like my card enough to case it, Kathi! Wow – what an honour 🙂 Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me your message. Enjoy your day!

    1. I’m glad to read that you liked my ‘shabby chic’ card, Jackie! I appreciate the vote of confidence 🙂

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