Color Dare #327 - Something Fierce Tic-Tac-Toe

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Let's do another Color Dare! This Color Dare is a tic-tac-toe style challenge, so I needed to pick three colors from the palate in either a row, column, or diagonal. Neutrals (white, cream, black, gray, kraft and brown) are free to use as well. I chose to use the Lemon, Mink, and Willow column. If you would like to see the rules and/or join the Color Dare then click on the link below this Color Dare tic-tac-toe image.

As I usually do, I started by gathering some supplies...

I chose my CTMH Lemon, Willow, and Mink inks.

I also pulled out 2 of my CTMH stamp sets to start.

The first thing I did was to stamp the sentiment piece on CTMH White Daisy cardstock in the Willow green. Then I wanted to make a "mottled" texture background for the sentiment so I simply dabbed the Lemon ink onto some White Daisy cardstock and let it dry. Lastly, as part of the prep, I took a piece of White Daisy cardstock cut it to 3.75" x 5" and then (using my spotted background stamp) stamped the spots with the Mink ink.

Then using a circle die and my Cricut Cuttlebug I cut out the two circle pieces (the sentiment and the yellow dabbed piece). I also gathered together some of the CTMH patterned paper in both Lemon and Willow for accent pieces. I cut another piece of the White Daisy to 4.25" x 11" and folded it in half to create a top folding A2 card base. 

Since I was working on the card base, I decided to go ahead and stamp the inside sentiment before assembling the card. I wanted to create a "shadow" effect using the Lemon and Willow inks. It is important to use your lighter shade first, so in this case the Lemon, when doing this technique.

Next I stamped the same sentiment, in Willow, slightly to the left of the light (Lemon) sentiment. Doing this creates that "shadow" effect I am going for!

Wanting to tie in the Mink color I decided to add some random spots using my background stamp. I did not put the stamp on a block because I wanted small areas of spots, so I simply did the spot stamping by holding the stamp in my hand.

Of course, a hazard of not using a block is an uneven stamp... so of course I did have one little smear (Ooops!) created doing it this way.

So... time to cover a mistake! I used the flowers from the same stamp set to add some flowers over the smear, and balanced them with one below the sentiment, too. One of the nice things about working with Mink is it is almost like a water stamp effect, so it came out looking really nice!

Okay, enough of the inside of the card, let's get back to the card front. I am sending this card through the mail, so I didn't want it to turn out too bulky, therefore, I decided on a simple design that will go through the postoffice equipment easily.

I started by cutting the Lemon patterned paper into a piece 4" x 5.25". Then I cut a strip of the Willow patterned paper into a strip to attach to the front of the Mink spotted cardstock. Once all the pieces were cut it was a simple matter of assembly.

I used a flat adhesive on all parts except the round sentiment Lemon piece. I chose to use foam tape on that circle back for a bit of added dimension.

And there it is! A simple, cheerful, card to send to my friend. I hope it brings a bit of sunshine into her day during this cold and gray weather.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions then please do leave them in my comment section below. I really enjoy hearing from you!

Happy Paper Crafting,


  1. Great layout and nice combination of colors, sunny and bright, CAS and very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at ColorMyHeart Color Dare.

  2. What a cute card. I love how you used the dots for the background (great job covering the little oops too) Thank you for joining this week's Color My Heart Dare challenge. <3 Miss. Carrie

  3. Great card! I love how you double stamped the sentiment with the lemon and willow. I also love your oops fix!! Thank you for joining us at Color Dare!


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