I was anxious to use the new, trendy, Holiday colors of black and olive green, so that was my starting point for this week’s Tic Tac Toe challenge #009. After looking at the squares, I definitely wanted to use a black silhouette, and I chose our Fabulous Flamingo. 

 

I stamped the flamingo in Basic Black ink on Old Olive cardstock, and I chose “thanks” from the At Home With You stamp set, plus a sentiment for the inside from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set. Top left, and middle left squares, check.

But, a stumbling block occurred when my flamingo asked to be fussy cut and popped up on dimensionals. The third square was “one layer,” and this eliminated the left row down, forcing me to change midstream to right row down.

I used the Layering Circles dies for the stacked sentiment, “thanks,” killing two birds with one stone, so to speak. I also added a layer of black and white stripe DSP on the Basic Black card base, since I was free to layer now. For plants I used my favorite die from the Botanical Builder set, cutting the fern shape from a piece of Delightful Daisy DSP.

Before placing my fabulous “finicky” flamingo, I stamped her long legs.

 

 

I really like this sentiment for the inside, especially since the flamingo is a silhouette, and you can’t see her face.

 

As it turned out, I added black sequins, and completed the top row across also. It was making me think about those black rhinestones from the Holiday catalog that everyone is wanting. Sequins will have to do, for now.

Thanks for visiting my blog, and thanks for the inspiration Tic Tac Toe designers!

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