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Paper Craft Crew 233: Tic Tac Toe

Whew! It's good to be blogging again! My schedule has been so hectic lately with long hours and travel for work, two new babies in the family, and stamping!

Today I'm showcasing my entry for this week's Paper Craft Crew Tick-Tac-Toe challenge! I had so much fun playing with the options for today's card. For my project, I went diagonal with Collage, Shabby Chic design, and Torn/Crumbled paper.

I was immediately inspired to use Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, and Early Espresso as my palette for this card. I knew I wanted to incorporate some burlap too. Here's what I came up with:

I am thrilled with how this card turned out! Have you experienced that amazing feeling when your project turns out 1000x better on paper (literally) than the plan in your head??? That's exactly how I feel about this card!

There a few special touches I added to this card to create a Shabby Chic design. The flowers are stamped in Early Espresso onto Crumb Cake, and to fill the blank space in between the rich images, I stamped off twice onto scrap paper and filled in with a very lightly inked image. A couple staples to secure the rolled burlap ribbon add a whimsical touch - just like that small linen thread bow to gather the ribbon near the end of the piece. I used a bone folder to rough up the edges of the punched Happy Birthday Wishes circle and torn Very Vanilla layer. Finally, some light sponging in Early Espresso around all the Crumb Cake edges give that perfect antiqued look, don't you think?

This card was very quick to put together, and it was a great way to use my Avant Garden stamp set from Sale-A-Bration!

I have listed all the products I used to create this card below. Clicking any of the images will take you directly to my online store - don't forget to use my March host code CJ2P2JYPK when placing your order so you can be entered into my monthly prize drawing! I really appreciate your  business - it's what allows me to keep bringing you fun projects like this, and I send a special thank you for every online order I receive.

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  1. Rose, I just love your card! It's so elegant! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Crafts Crew! Christyne - DT.

  2. Thank you so much, Christyne! I just learned about the Paper Crafts Crew challenge, and I had a lot of fun with my first one!

  3. You nailed the shabby chic look, Rose! Your card is so elegant; great details with the burlap and linen thread. Thanks for playing along with our Paper Craft Crew challenge this week. ~Deborah

  4. Thanks Deborah! I loved the challenge and am excited for more!

  5. Wow, Rose, I am SO in love with this card and to be perfectly honest that says A LOT because the whole shabby chic thing really isn't my style! But, I think I'm going to CASE your beautiful card for one of my classes. Thank you for inspiring me and for joining us at the Paper Craft Crew this week! Crystal

  6. Thank you, Crystal! I am flattered and so happy to have provided some inspiration - that really makes my day!

  7. Lovely monochromatic card! Thanks for joining our Paper Craft Crew challenge this week.


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